mother's day

  1. How to find the perfect Mother’s Day gift for every type of mum

    How to find the perfect Mother’s Day gift for every type of mum

    daughter and mum wedding dress shopping

    Ahh, our mums. They’re the backbone of the family, giving us love, food, support (and pocket money) whenever it’s been most needed.

    While we can tell them how much we love them every day of the year, Mother’s Day is the ideal time to really show your appreciation with a gift that’s perfect for their personality. But how do you find the right gift without breaking the bank?

    From specialised hampers to heartfelt treats, we’ve compiled a list of the best presents to suit every type of mum this Mother’s Day, on Sunday 12 May 2019.

    Read on to see how to give the main lady in your life a ‘mum-umental’ surprise.  

    From specialised hampers to heartfelt treat

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  2. #InspiredByMums – Mother’s Day gifts for the most inspirational lady in your life

    #InspiredByMums – Mother’s Day gifts for the most inspirational lady in your life

    Christine and Matt

    For a very large number of us, our mum is the most influential female role model over the course of our life. She inspires us, challenges us to be our best and loves us unconditionally.

    This Mother’s Day, personalised favours is being #inspiredbymums of all varieties and here we share with you unique and thoughtful Mother’s Day gifts for the most inspirational lady in your life.

     First time mums

     The very first Mother’s Day is a very special one in every woman’s life. If your friend, sister, wife or any other woman in your life is celebrating her first Mother’s Day this May, you need to honour this milestone with a beautiful and bespoke gift fitting of the occasion

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  3. Mother's Day: the afterglow

    Mother's Day: the afterglow

    Brady and Lea Smith image
    Photographer: Leiafae Weddings

    As we all bask in the afterglow of our favourite day honouring and celebrating our favourite people -- our mums -- we speak to our favourite groom, Brady, of Mrs and Mr Smith fame, and his mum, Lea, about their relationship and their special mother-son bond.

    PF: So Lea, what did Brady inherit from you?

    L: All the good bits!

    B: Too many things to count! Whenever Mum and I do something similar we always put it down to us both being a Leo.

    PF: What is the naughtiest thing Brady ever did?

    L: When he was little,

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  4. Mother's Day Special: how to make your mum a part of your wedding

    Mother's Day Special: how to make your mum a part of your wedding

    mum daughter phone

    In continuing our celebration of all things mum in the lead-up to Mother's Day, we thought we'd share some special ways to incorporate your mum into your wedding celebrations. Here's how you can say “Thank you and I love you", by giving mum an important role and making her a VIP guest on your wedding day. Mum's the word As your lifelong supporter and most likely your biggest fan, your mum will play a very special role on your journey down the aisle both beforehand and on the day itself. For many couples, involving mum in special ways in their wedding celebrations is a way of saying thank you for all of the effort, energy and love she showers on you each and every day.

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  5. Mother's Day Last Minute Gift Ideas

    Mother's Day Last Minute Gift Ideas

    When you need something special for mum with no time to spare

    Ok, so Mother's Day is fast approaching and you still haven't got a gift for mum. Don't worry, we've got you covered with these original and thoughtful last-minute gift ideas that show mum how much she means to you, without giving the game away that you grabbed it with little time to spare.

    What does mum really want?

    What is an appropriate gift for the woman who has given you life? Besides quality time with her loved ones and a day off once in a while, mums want to know they are loved and acknowledged by the ones they hold dear. So, instead of muttering a feeble 'thanks' by grabbing a last-minute gadget mum will never use, shout "I love you mum" from the rooftops with

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  6. Mother's Day: A Dad's Guide

    Mother's Day: A Dad's Guide

    Like many dads, you might be scratching your head about what to do to show your wife or mother how much she means to you this Mother's Day. To give you a helping hand, we're sharing our 'Dad's Guide to Mother's Day', which will get you in the good books and give every mum what she really wants this year.

    Dads usually get it wrong

    So many times, guys get it wrong. They think that what mums want is to be showered with lavish gifts and quickly rush out to buy the latest/greatest/biggest/most expensive gadget to cover the fact that they really have no idea how to properly acknowledge and reward the women in their lives on this special day. Then you have the other end of the spectrum - the dads who don't realise Mother's Day is just around the corner. It sneaks up fast and before they know

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  7. Mother's Day DIY Gift Ideas

    There's nothing mum loves more than a heartfelt gift that shows how much she means to you. So, with Mother's Day on the horizon, we thought we'd give you some Do-It-Yourself Mother's Day gift inspiration to say, 'thank you' and 'I love you' with sincerity. Sure beats a bunch of wilted flowers or a box of melted chocolates any day.

    Mum's Survival Kit

    Being a mum is hard. It's an endlessly exhausting and often thankless job. Think about the items your mum uses to get her through the day - her individual treats and indulgences -  and create your own individual Mum's Survival Kit filled with her favourite things. Items might include chocolates, exotic tea brews, her preferred coffee pods, massage

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  8. Celebrity Mums and the History of Mother's Day

    Celebrity Mums and the History of Mother's Day

    As we lick the last of the Easter chocolate from our fingers, marketers begin to assault us with the next annual event on the commercial calendar - Mother's Day. Touted by many as just another Hallmark holiday, we unpick this celebration of maternal love and pay homage to the celebrity mums who have made us laugh, cry, squirm and envy in 2018.

    Who started Mother's Day anyway?

    While most ancient cultures around the world celebrated mothers as the givers of all life, the modern concept of celebrating Mother's Day grew out of calls for peace following the American Civil War in the 1860's. In 1870, American writer and women's rights activist, Julia Ward Howe, appealed to women to unite, proposing a 'Mother's Day for peace' be commemorated

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  9. Mum Knows Best - The best and worst advice shared by you

    Mum Knows Best - The best and worst advice shared by you

    There is an old saying that goes "Mum knows best" and for the most part, she does. Whether you asked for it or not, they know how to dish it out. Their advice can be life-changing, comforting and often practical, but as some of us know, the advice can be down-right nuts or just plain hilarious. In honour of Mother's Day 2017, we had a fantastic giveaway on Facebook and had followers share the best or worst advice their mother's or grandmother's had bestowed upon them over the years.

    that 70's show 

    Feed from both boobs every time you breast feed so you don't

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  10. Oh baby! A Dad's guide to celebrate her first Mother's Day

    Oh baby! A Dad's guide to celebrate her first Mother's Day

    baby Ky

    You only ever get one chance to celebrate your first Mother's Day. So, for all the new Dads out there, you want to make sure it's memorable for the right reasons. While chocolates and flowers are nice, you may need something a little extra to mark this milestone event. We share with you a few ideas to help make her first Mother's Day one to remember:

    Make her breakfast

    Every new Mum (and Dad) knows that between the shock and sleep deprivation of the first year of your baby's life, there is little time for food preparation. The seemingly simple act of making her breakfast on her first Mother's Day is a thoughtful and heartfelt gesture that she will really appreciate.

    Your meal plan can be simple or sophisticated - but we can recommend anything containing caffeine and some fresh-picked flowers on the side, and you are sure to

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  11. Mother's Day 2016 - The Ultimate Gift Guide

    Mother's Day 2016 - The Ultimate Gift Guide

    Mum with grandson and daughter

    Choosing the perfect gift for your Mum this Mother's Day can be stressful at times, especially for the mum who has 'everything' or the fussy mum who replies each year with "Don't get me anything". Whether you're spot on with her taste or you are totally lost going round in circles, our brand new gift guide is here to ease the worry and inspire your inner creativity. Our designers have created some beautiful bespoke products that are practical and will be treasured for years to come. 

    Whether you are looking to spoil mum rotten or after a small keepsake, we have it all! Mother's day is also about celebrating other women in our life that guide us, love and care for us. This could be your Aunt, Mother-in-Law, Grandmother or even a close family friend. So what is her style? Doe

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