March 1, 2016

Mother’s Day in the UK

It’s Mother’s Day in the UK on Sunday and we’re sure many of you are very well prepared and are planning to treat your Mum to something nice. However, if you’re a little less organised and you’re still thinking of what to do to show your Mum you love her on Mother’s Day, we’re here to help!

We should be showing our Mother’s that we love them all year round, but Mother’s Day is a nice way of making everything about her for one whole day. We know that your Mum isn’t an area of your life you want to be scrimping on but if you are trying to save money at the moment or stick to a tight budget, don’t worry, there are still some great things you can do for her…

Cook her a meal – instead of taking your Mum out to a fancy restaurant and spending lots of money, why not cook a meal at home instead? You know her favorite foods and it’s easy to find recipes online, and the ingredients won’t cost half as much as eating out would. Plus, she’ll love the amount of thought, time and effort you’ve put in.

Create a photo album – what’s the most important thing to your Mother? You! And the rest of your family of course. So why not print off some photos of your family that you know she’ll love and create a personalised photo album for her. We’re sure she’d choose this as a Mother’s Day gift over a bottle of expensive perfume any day.

Have a day out – it doesn’t have to cost a fortune to take your Mum out for the day and you don’t have to go anywhere extravagant. Just going for a walk together around your local public gardens is a lovely way to enjoy each other’s company, you could even have a picnic if the sun is out. Giving your Mum your time is more important than anything you could buy her.

Bake a cake – it’s a great way to say ‘thank you’ and won’t cost you much at all. If she has grand-kids, why not get them involved with decorating the cake as well for some extra fun and to make it even more special. Baking takes time and we’re sure your Mum will appreciate the effort you’ve gone to in order to do something nice for her.

Start a memory jar – all you need is an empty glass jar, any size you like, and a pad of sticky notes – then write down as many happy memories you have of your Mum, or fun times you’ve had together (get her grandkids and other family members involved too) and put them in to the jar. On Mother’s Day she can open the jar and read all of the memories you and the family and written down for her! It’s a really thoughtful gift that any Mother is sure to love.

If you are planning to buy your Mum a gift for Mother’s Day don’t forget to use your Qmee rewards, or you could even use your rewards to cash out to a gift card and give that to her.

We’d love to know what you’re planning to do for your Mum for Mother’s Day or if you have any money saving tips, so leave us a comment below…


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