Whether it is in the traditional form or digital, creating a personalised scrapbook is a great way to add memories and spend some time together.
You could use some of the old photos through your life together or just the photos of your mum. There is also the option of adding videos of your time together.
Treat your mum to a weekend break and allow her to take anyone that she wants to go with her. This could be a city break to see the sights or a spa break to relax and be pampered.
You will have to think about your mum’s personality and the things that she likes to do to make this more personalised.
There are many options for weekend breaks and you don’t need to go to the capital city for it!
Book a makeover and photoshoot – you could even opt for a mother and daughter one to really mark a special occasion. This is great fun and will give you some keepsakes for afterwards.
Some sessions will come with a specific photo for free but you will usually have to pay for others to take home or you could look at getting them all onto a disk.
If your mum loves to spend time out in the garden, why not look for gardening gifts.
You could opt for those that add style to the whole area or something that is useable to help with the growth of the plants and flowers.
Even if your mum doesn’t have a green finger, garden ornaments are great for those who simply just like to spend time outside.
If you want to get the chocolates or flowers, go one step further with a hamper.
This could be full of delicious foreign delicacies or just a mixture of your mum’s favourite food and drinks. There are many places that sell hampers and some will allow you to custom make them as a way to say thank you.
Show that you care with a keepsake that is personalised. There are ornaments, wine bottles or you could opt for chocolates that she can enjoy.
Some just have names but, depending on the size, you could add other bits of information to make it especially for your mum.
If you are getting a piece of jewellery, or have done in the past, make it special by adding an engraving to it.
This could be a special message to your mum to really show your thanks and appreciation or a simple quote or religious reading that she loves.