Gift Ideas for Mum

Thoughtful Christmas Gift Ideas For MUm

One of the most important people in anyone's life is their mother. Naturally, when it comes to Christmas gift ideas, there can be a lot of pressure to determine the perfect present for Mum. Some mums still look at you as their little one and a handmade ornament or a poem is the perfect way to show your love; other mothers need cashmere or a name brand purse or you haven't done your job right. Sometimes you even have to add a mother-in-law into the mix and then things get really tricky.


It's all about how you strategize and brainstorm your Christmas gift ideas for Mum. Instead of looking at or for stuff, think about it from different perspectives. Mum won't care nearly as much about how much you've spent if she sees how thoughtful you were.

Mum's Hobbies

Consider what your mum likes to do for fun or fulfilment. Then consider what would help her do that thing better, more easily, or with more joy. Does she travel? Maybe she'd enjoy a travel journal, special luggage tags to make it easier to spot her bags, or even a great pair of travelling shoes. Does she volunteer in another part of the city? Perhaps a metro card, pepper spray, or a multi-compartment purse would show your support.

Mum's Needs

Mothers often forget to take care of themselves in their business of caring for everyone else. Often they will make sure the rest of the family has new clothes and shoes and everything they need while she continues to walk around in 7 year-old underwear. Do a little investigating - or get your Dad in on it - and determine what your Mum needs that she's been neglecting. New bras? A nice coat? Fresh makeup? Seriously, check her underwear.

Your Relationship With Mum

One of the most amazing Christmas gift ideas for your Mum is actually spending good quality time with your Mum (not just at Christmas). That's what a lot of Mums really want. So do a little research into what's coming up in your area: plays, special events, concerts, etc. Maybe take an art class together or go see a comedian, just the two of you. The memories of such a trip can last forever and will mean much more than some random Himalayan salt candle.

Mums are important and should be treated like it. Christmas is a time to honour them, so really put some thought into it and you can't go wrong.