When buying a present for a busy mum the best things you can get her include items that enable her to relax and have some ‘me time’, the opportunity to have some adult conversation instead of teenager, child or baby talk, or something that will help her with organisation.
Whether you are looking for a present for your own mum who spends the majority or her time doing things for you, or for your bestie who has just become a mum herself and is currently drowning in the chores that come with having a baby – here are a few gift ideas that will be perfect.
1. A magazine subscription
gifts are presents that just keep on giving all through the year. So choose her favourite title, whether that is fashion, lifestyle, house and home or hobbies – then every week or month, when it lands on her doorstep, it will give her a reason to sit down and put her feet up for ten minutes while she has a flick through it.
She will also be able to get lost in a world of celebrity gossip, gardening tips, decorating advice or fashion inspiration for a few minutes, rather than nappies, cartoons and school requirements.
2. A bottle of wine and a personalised wine glass
Busy mums need to unwind when they get five minutes to themselves – perhaps after the kids have gone to bed and when they have finished all the chores they didn’t have time to complete during the day! So, get her a bottle of her favourite wine along with a personalised wine glass. This could be funny one, a ‘Mum’ one, or a relevant one to the occasion for the present.
Why not use it as an opportunity to sit down together and have a catch-up and gossip, over a few glasses of wine?
3. A hamper so she can pamper
Make up a hamper for her – filling it with all her favourite things that will enable her to relax and have some ‘me time.’ Think candles, chocolates, bubble bath, facemasks and so on – the perfect way to spend an evening once the kids have gone to bed.
4. An organiser
Does this mum write her ‘to do’ lists on scraps of paper that then get lost among all the other items in her home? Then get her an organiser! This will enable her to write everything down neatly, in one place, and pop it in her handbag so she can take it with her on the go.
An organiser means she can write down important dates, her to-do lists, addresses and phone numbers, as well as filling in what she is doing day-by-day so she doesn’t double book herself.
You could also include organiser sticky notes, sticker inserts, extra pages and stationary to get her started!
5. Your time
This is probably the best gift you can give a busy mum and one that will mean the most because what she really wants is your time. Whether that is offering to help her by babysitting so she can have a night out, cooking her a meal while she does the last of her chores or taking her on a day out for some adult conversation, away from baby talk, over an afternoon tea and a bottle of bubbly.
Do you have anything to add that would make a great gift for a busy Mum?
*This is a collaborative post.