Results are out! Find what you need...fast. Get quick advice or join the chat
Hey there! Sign in to join this conversationNew here? Join for free

What are you getting your mum for Mothers day?

Announcements Posted on
Applying to Uni? Let Universities come to you. Click here to get your perfect place 20-10-2014
    • 99 followers
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by littleone271)
    How the hell does that make me a spoilt brat?! Obviously I appreciate them and everything they do for me all year round which is why I think it's nice for them to have a day that's just for them and with that comes cards and gifts that don't need to be expensive. It's the thought that counts, if I was completely broke and couldn't even afford a card for my mum then I'd make her one. It's not really about money, it's about the effort.
    I was in this situation last year, made my dad a card that said I loved him and stuff; my family still try to make me feel bad for not buying him a present (with what money!?) last year. I spent 2 hours making that card for him; it's definitely about the money here.
    • 6 followers
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Hype en Ecosse)
    I was in this situation last year, made my dad a card that said I loved him and stuff; my family still try to make me feel bad for not buying him a present (with what money!?) last year. I spent 2 hours making that card for him; it's definitely about the money here.
    I think that's unfair. If I made my mum a card and she could see I'd spend time and effort making it look pretty and everything then I know she'd like it better than a shop bought one because it's so much more personal. If my mum wasn't always on bloody diets then I'd make her a cake or something lol but if I did that at the moment when she's trying to lose weight for the summer I think she'd kill me!
    • 40 followers
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    People expect stuff on Valentine's Day, Mother's Day, Father's Day...

    I find if you surprise them with something on an unexpected day it means a lot more and is much more appreciated.
    • 0 followers
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    my mum has recently started a jewellery making course with her best friend (my aunt) so she wants a bead board for it, so my sister will probably buy her that or some beads and ill give her money towards it. on mothers day my mum, her husband and my nan are going to my sisters and her fiance's for dinner and ill be joining them. as usual, they'll cook for us all and ill provide dessert, which will probably involve baking a cake - i did one for my mums birthday last year and it was a sponge cake with a layer of buttercream in the middle, then covered it with white ready-to-roll icing. i put a happy birthday plaque thing in middle then decorated it with yellow, pink and white wafer daisies and piped some swirly green stems on it and then finished it off by fastening ribbon round the base. it was very pretty so will do something similar for mothers day i think as she really appreciated it and was quite impressed at the effort i put in for her.
    • 7 followers
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    Nothing. I hate all these "Hallmark Holidays".
    • 0 followers
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    I bought my mum some clinique facecream that she wanted but forgot she hinted it to me!
    • 10 followers
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    Various fabrics as she makes handmade owls, and a box of iced shortcake biscuits.
    • 56 followers
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    probably flowers and a CD or book or something
    • 0 followers
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    "Oh **** mothers day is coming up?"

    I'm ****ing stuck here working my balls off 7 days a week so it's not like I can give her anything.
    • 0 followers
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    • 0 followers
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    A big bunch of flowers for her grave miss you mum.
    • Thread Starter
    • 8 followers
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Angeo)
    A big bunch of flowers for her grave miss you mum.
    :console: Hope you're okay x
    • 82 followers
    Online

    ReputationRep:
    *puffs cheeks*

    Haven't thought about this yet... better keep my eyes peeled :hmmmm:
    Something small and useful most likely.
    • 34 followers
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    The biggest bunch of flowers I can get from Sainsbury's (I used to do Interflora but the bunches are tiny for how much you pay and they don't last very long), a card, and I'm taking her out for a meal on Mother's Day (well, I say that, I'm paying for her meal and my Dad's paying for the rest because as an impoverished student, I can't afford a lot!).

    Last year I made a box of mothery things which she loved but I've decided to go more traditional this year.
    • 34 followers
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Wilfred Little)
    People expect stuff on Valentine's Day, Mother's Day, Father's Day...

    I find if you surprise them with something on an unexpected day it means a lot more and is much more appreciated.
    Who says people don't? And besides, what's to stop you buying your Mum/Dad/husband/boyfriend something on X day of the year just because a lot of other people recognise it as a special day as well?
    • 0 followers
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    Since starting uni (and therefore being poor) it has become a tradition where I bake my mum a cake. She loves it so it's all good
    • 0 followers
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    This did not even cross my mind until now. Just looked up the date and luckily I will be home then so I think I'll bake her a cake, make dinner and maybe get her a bottle of wine or two.
    • 6 followers
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    I'll send her a hand made card and some chocs. I know it's over commercialised, but it's nice all the same.
    • 2 followers
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    My mum has to go away quite a lot and, although we talk on the phone, she says she would miss me less if she could see me too. So I've made a little case for her to keep a travel-size photo of me in and I'm embroidering it with her favourite poem to make it extra special. I would do this anyway, though; Mother's Day is just an excuse for me.
    • 3 followers
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Wilfred Little)
    If you actually need annual consumerist holidays to make you appreciate your mother and father then not only are you a spoilt brat you're also easily led.
    You, sir, have hit the nail square on the head :hat2:

Reply

Submit reply

Register

Thanks for posting! You just need to create an account in order to submit the post
  1. this can't be left blank
    that username has been taken, please choose another Forgotten your password?
  2. this can't be left blank
    this email is already registered. Forgotten your password?
  3. this can't be left blank

    6 characters or longer with both numbers and letters is safer

  4. this can't be left empty
    your full birthday is required
  1. By joining you agree to our Ts and Cs, privacy policy and site rules

  2. Slide to join now Processing…

Updated: March 4, 2013
New on TSR

A-level results day

Is it about making your parents proud?

Article updates
Useful resources

Quick link:

Advice on everyday issues unanswered threads

Groups associated with this forum:

View associated groups
Reputation gems:
You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.