Grandmothers are true treasures. They can be a listening ear, a window into our parents’ childhoods, a myriad of stories, and a lifetime of lessons. It’s important we show these lovely ladies how much we care for them and appreciate them this Mother’s Day, as well as the special Mums and mother figures in our lives. If you are stuck for ideas, we have put together a list of the perfect gift ideas for your grandmother this Mother’s Day.
A Bird Feeder.
There are plenty of local artists and craftsmen who create bird feeders in Aotearoa New Zealand. You could visit your local farmer’s market to see if there are any sellers or see if you can purchase from an online store. Pair the bird house with some bird feed mix for a lovely gift to add to your grandmother’s garden. The perfect gift for the nature lover, or gardener.
Nail Salon Gift Voucher.
You could make a handwritten voucher and go to the nail salon together. Or you could simply give her a gift card from the salon itself, and gift her the luxury of self-care.
Many supermarkets sell garden herbs in little pots. You could grab her a couple of her favourites such as fresh basil, parsley, mint, or coriander, and replant them with fresh soil in terracotta pots. This could be a great way to involve the family as terracotta potters can be painted to create a personalised gift for your grandmother that will add colour and delicious smells to her kitchen window ledge.
A Cosy Blanket.
Mother’s Day often marks the beginning of the winter season. Why not gift her a new, fluffy blanket that she can snuggle up in on cold nights and mornings? Choose her favourite colour and fabric to really show her that you see her and care for her.
New Pair of Sneakers.
There is nothing like a new pair of sneakers to wear when in the garden, going to the grocery store, or going on a walk. New sneakers can help support your grandma’s ankles and keep her feet warm and dry.
An Angel Delivery.
Perhaps you cannot see your grandmother in person this Mother’s Day? Or you’d simply like to provide a practical alternative to flowers? Angel Delivery packages are the perfect gift as they are filled with ready-to-eat meals and treats. These are a great way to ease the labour in your grandma’s day and remind her that she deserves to relax as well. With customisable options for dietary requirements and preferences, your grandmother will truly appreciate one of these hampers.
We have plenty of Mother’s Day packages to choose from with bountiful delicious treats such as the decadent Passion and Coconut Cake in the Mother's Day Cake Box.
Another reason to venture to a local farmer’s market. Many of them will have soap craftsmen. Or hop online and see if there are any small businesses in your area who craft soap. See if you can find your grandmother’s favourite scent, or a scent she would like. Handcrafted soap, from local businesses can be some of the most nourishing for your skin and make your shower and bath smell wonderful.
As we age, our skin tends to become drier and dehydrated easier. Choose your grandma a nourishing, hydrating body butter or lotion that smells amazing and feels great on the skin. She can use it after the shower or bath, during the winter months, or whenever her skin needs that little extra care.
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La Sala, C., & Pierce, T. (2020). 55 heartwarming gifts to make Grandma feel special on Mother's Day. Retrieved from: https://www.today.com/shop/mothers-day-gifts-grandma-t180369