Our Mums are among the most important people in our lives – they gave us life and have love us unconditionally ever since, so it’s only fitting that we try and spoil them as much as we can each Mother’s Day.
Gifting Mum a Good Food Gift Card to Australia’s most loved restaurants is the perfect way to say “thanks Mum” and create a lasting Mother’s Day experience she’ll never forget. But have you thought about the ways you can deliver her gift that will be equally memorable? Read on to discover these creative ideas, which can replace old-fashioned gift wrapping this Mother’s Day. Mum will love it and it’s a great excuse to get a little crafty!
Rather than handing over your gift to Mum on Mother’s Day, hide it somewhere in her house and have her go on a scavenger hunt to find it. To create the scavenger hunt, start by hiding a few pieces of paper around the house or garden. Each piece will contain a clue leading her to the next one, until finally she reaches the gift. The clues can be riddles for her to solve or inside jokes only you two would know. When you hand her the envelope with the first clue she will be pleasantly surprised that it’s not just another simple card. It’s also an activity that she can share with her children and grandchildren – a fun way to spend her special day.
Some gifts have an obvious shape – when you hand Mum a wine-bottle shaped gift, she’s going to know what it is before she even unwraps it, so try making it look like something else. The best way to pull off trick wrapping is to make the gift look like something less appealing than it actually is. For example, if you bought Mum a beautiful piece of jewelry for Mother’s Day, present it inside a box made for a cleaning product or hardware tools. The surprise will be so much more if she’s expecting something not quite as exciting.
If you really want to spoil Mum this Mother’s Day, give a gift within a gift. Once she opens the first present, she won’t be expecting to find an additional gift inside. This might be that you present her with a new cook book, with a Good Food Gift Card hidden inside. Another idea might be a new handbag with some jewelry inside.
For the ultimate surprise, hide the gift somewhere in the house that Mum frequently goes. On Mother’s Day morning your Mum will probably visit her wardrobe or bathroom to get dressed for the day, so consider hiding the gift in a draw or cupboard in one of these areas. She won’t be expecting to stumble across a present while getting ready. Just make sure it’s not in a spot where it could be overlooked, or where it could fall and be damaged.
This idea is perfect for gifts that can’t be wrapped – think furniture, or an experience gift. Draw or print a picture of, or use words describing, the actual gift, cut it up and present it as pieces of a puzzle. Mum will have to put the pieces together to find out what the actual gift is, and the more complex the puzzle, the more suspense. You could even go one step further by placing the puzzle pieces inside different balloons. Blow up the balloons then present them to Mum as a bouquet. She will need to pop the balloons to find the puzzle pieces, then put them together to discover what her gift is.
Often we use Mother’s Day to buy Mum much-needed everyday items. Instead, think about how you can wrap it up with other items to make it into a kit. A cookbook can be wrapped up in some new tea towels or oven mitts and presented on a glass or ceramic platter alongside a Good Food Gift Card for a night when she wants to go out and treat herself. A new baking tray could be wrapped up with a cupcake-making kit, chocolate, lollies, and colourful cupcake cases.
Mother’s Day is the perfect opportunity to show your Mum how much she means to you. A good gift can be made even better if the experience of unwrapping it is memorable. With just a little bit of creativity and thought you can really give your Mum a memorable surprise this Mother’s Day. And if you’re looking for gift ideas that you can wrap up creatively for Mum this year, a Good Food Gift Card is the perfect gift that Mum will never forget.