Can you imagine having a job where you’re working 365 days a year, 24/7, without a pay check!? No public holidays, no breaks, no appraisals, just a lot of hard work and dedication. Wondering who would be crazy enough to put up with this? Our moms! That’s right, it’s the toughest job in the world, and they rock it out, day after day, decade after decade…
Now, we might not be able to appreciate our dearest moms every day (guilty as charged!), but here’s the perfect chance to go the extra mile! Mother’s Day is upon us, and we’re sharing our top 5 not-so-conventional gift ideas. These might take a little time and effort, but it’ll be a gesture your mom will always treasure
The world moved fairly quickly from record players, to cassettes and CDs, then on to Napster and Torrents, now ending up with iTunes! It would be hard for most to keep track and keep up, moms especially – to be able to just press play, and hear all her favorite songs seems almost impossible. So make it happen! Create an epic playlist of all her favorite songs (old and new), and save it on her phone. Be it a long walk or a friendly card session, she’d always have the perfect soundtrack to keep her company. Music to her ears!
Can you imagine going even a day without wifi! No Snapchat, no Instagram, no emails, no net banking, our lives would come to a screeching halt. Well that’s a normal day for most moms! They are yet to discover the many powers of the internet. From being able to (video) chat with family and friends, far and wide (free of cost!), to managing bank accounts and bill payments, to getting groceries home delivered, or even doing some window shopping on the side – it’s all possible with just a few clicks. The internet will be her new best friend, she just doesn’t know it yet! So why not introduce them this Mother’s Day. That’s right, gift your mom the internet! Start with a masterclass, which includes a startup tool kit (her own email address and social media profile set up) and an hour long tutorial with you.
We LOVE our digital cameras (never leave home without it, literally), but once in a blue moon, don’t you miss those printed photos? Moms do, especially seeing all those family albums going unfilled for years. Let’s change that this year. Pick your favorite photos. Have them printed and framed, and pick a nice spot together to place it.
For those living away from home, it might not be possible to spend Sunday with your mom, but you can still show her some love. If she’s got a sweet tooth, get in touch with a local bakery and have a set of customized cupcakes home delivered. Sweet surprise! Here are few friendly bakers who’ve done this for us: Addicted-Freshly Baked and Wake & Bake (in Delhi), La Bouchee D’or (in Pune) and Deliciae Patisserie (in Mumbai).
The greetings in greeting cards can be sweet, but nothing’s better than your own words. Take a plain white mug and a marker, and write on it. Your own words, your own handwriting, her favorite mug – she’ll love it!
Can’t wait to start working on your Mother’s Day present? Go for it! Make her day, and tell us how you did it!?! The more sweet stories the better