We’ve taken the guesswork out so you know how and what to shop to pamper mum iso-style this year.
It goes without saying that Mother’s Day provides an opportunity to really treat the mothers or mother figures in our life, and while it’s a unique celebration for everyone, this year, we may require a little more creativity than years gone by.
This year, we step up to maintain a loving tradition and provide that ‘sense of normality’ that we could all use, now more than ever.
Here are Apotecari’s top picks to help you ensure mum feels the love this year ✨
Organisation is key – last minute gift buying might be your usual MO but this year it’s going to be important to plan out a little further to ensure your gift and plans for the day go off without a hitch.
Interweb strikes again – Thank you online ordering! 🙌 While this may seem an obvious choice, online shopping options extend much further than her favourite perfume or candle (although both excellent options).
- Online short courses are expected to be a hit. MasterClass offers the gift of choice with over 80 courses from some of the most talented individuals in their field. From cooking with Gordon Ramsey to photography and writing, there is bound to be something to peak mum’s interest.
- Purchase a gift voucher for her favourite restaurant, café or day spa. While their doors may be temporarily closed, mum will be able to look forward to a treat on you when the time is right.
- Support local. Businesses this year are facing unprecedented challenges but there’s little doubt that many are finding creative ways to stay afloat in uncharted waters. Buy From The Bush is a recent initiative that connects shoppers with small businesses from across Australia visit them on Facebook to see how you can spoil mum and support small businesses at the same time.
- Flowers delivered to her door. You may not be able to be there, but a beautiful arrangement of flowers will be sure to brighten her day and remind her you care. Checkout local florists near her to book a home delivery.
- #QuarantineAndChill Does mum have the internet? Check. Does she have a screen or TV? Check. Then a Netflix or streaming service gift card can open the door to a world of global movies, doco’s or hours of binge-worthy content. To gift mum with hours of entertainment, head here.
- Donate to her favourite charity organisation. Now more than ever is a chance to give back, and a donation on her behalf is a beautiful and thoughtful option mum is sure to love.
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- Visits to the salon for her usual cut and colour may be less frequent for mum so helping support healthy hair from home may offer her some lock support during lockdown. Apotecari premium hair care supplements are perfect for daily use and offer mum the gift of healthy, beautiful hair from the inside. For her very-own curated hair care regimen, take 2-3 minutes to complete this at-home hair analysis.
- Bring the spa to her with a pampering face masque or set of sheet masques. With intense hydration and glow at her fingertips, this is one ritual she may keep up long after self isolation is over. We love Pixi GLOW’s Glycolic Brightening Sheet Mask for an intensive radiance boost.
- Pamper pack. Create a collection of mum’s favourite items and products to treat her. Think her favourite wine, bath bombs, a candle and new book. Take it to the next level with a set of instructions to guide her through a relaxing evening she’ll adore.
- Me time. If you’re lucky enough to be living under the same roof as mum, perhaps the small gesture of taking some jobs off her plate would mean more than you know.
- The Five Minute Journal. The power of journaling is real! In just five minutes a day, this simple approach to gratitude and happiness may be the gift mum never knew she needed. Intelligent Change has a pretty special Five Minute Journal. To see more, head here.
Most importantly, reach out and show the mums in your life you are thinking of them even if you can’t be together. A simple phone call or Facetime to check-in, say ‘thanks’ and make plans for when you can spend time together will make her day. While missing out on a loving hug or quality time this year may be hard, respecting social distancing, if you don’t live under the same roof, is one of the best ways to care and respect for loved ones this Mother’s Day.
Thank you to all the women who help us, teach us and encourage us. Here’s to you… xx