- Delivery day. Mother's Day usually falls on a Sunday and in the UK, as with most western countries, Sunday is the day when your local courier will not get out there delivering your post, no matter what you offer him. You therefore need to ensure that the gift company or florist can arrange delivery on the Friday or Saturday. You may need to pay a small premium for Saturday delivery where this service is available.
- Think it out. Nothing is as disappointing as being presented with a set of limp wilting flowers that were obviously picked up on your way home. If you're getting someone else to arrange this for you, ensure that they will also deliver a well-presented gift and not the equivalent of the lame afterthought described above. Think about the things she's always talking about or is interested in and see if you can find something to match this. There are some great ideas available online - spend 10 minutes looking around. She'll really appreciate it...
- Budget. Showing your mum how important she is to you doesn't need to dent your wallet. The average amount people spend on gifts for Mothers Day is £15 to £20 (or $25-$35). Flowers can be a little more expensive than this depending on the size of bouquet. I usually prefer to give something non-floral (simply because it lasts longer!!)
Tuesday, 23 February 2010
3 Things You Should Know For Mothers Day
A gift, or flowers received through the post will, regardless of how much they say otherwise, make your mum feel very very loved. Nothing beats actually taking it over yourself and spending some quiality time with her. Unfortunately, this isn't always possible for everyone. So if you do need to send something to her, here are a few things you should bear in mind before arranging for a company to make this delivery for you: