We have a tradition in our family of NO BOUGHT GIFTS. Actually we generally don’t do made gifts either, not past the age of six anyway. One year though, we begged mum for some money to buy her something. Brother and I shopped separately, wrapped our gifts secretly, handed them over with pride. We both managed to buy exactly the same thing: a box of jelly jubes that looked like slices of fruit.
They looked really good in their shiny black box.
About 20 years later I mentioned it to mum and she said “You know what? I hate those things”. She did a lovely job of hiding the fact as we never guessed yet she was not so “over the top enthusiastic” that we bought her a box every year. We didn’t. Because we don’t do gifts.
Cook a breakfast or dinner, give a card if you must (actually lots of cards, LOTS)… but generally we just hang out and have a nice time.
We just happen to have some lovely cards in the online shop. Here, see?
If you are in Canberra, drop in to Shop Handmade in town, they’ll have a one stashed away for you. (City Walk, just south of Akuna Street, Casino end, opposite Myer back door, Canberra City ACT)
They don’t even say “Mother’s Day” so you can happily surprise mum with one any day of the year. We’re clever like that.