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#1 spludgey

Posted 10 May 2018 - 06:04 PM

I want to get my wife a present for her first mother's day and I don't really know what to get. It should be something personalised, but I know that I've left it quite late.
Any recommendations will be appreciated.
She's getting her mum a key ring with our son on it, so I don't want it to be too similar...

I thought of a photo shoot, but she hates having her photo taken.

As I said, any ideas would be great.

A spa treatment "I love you mummy, but I think we need some space"?
Good old flowers, but how would that be from our son?

#2 Soho

Posted 10 May 2018 - 06:09 PM

Buy an art canvas, get some paint and put his hand prints on it.

#3 Mollyksy

Posted 10 May 2018 - 06:11 PM

Awww, very sweet. How old is bub? You say first mothers day so I'm guessing less than one. Which is a bit young to be let lose in Kmart (or Bunnings as happened for me last year) to pick a delightful treasure.

I personally love mummy photo frames with pics inside. A spa visit is lovely too. A heartfelt card and/or letter about how much she means to you both and how wonderful a mother she is?

Focus on her. Breakfast in bed. A sleep in or nap. Make her feel special.

All the best!

#4 Lunafreya

Posted 10 May 2018 - 06:12 PM

Have you thought of something very personal? Like a hand prints kit with his hands and feet prints in plaster?

These you can find in gift shops for new babies usually.

#5 my*xmas*kiddies

Posted 10 May 2018 - 06:13 PM

Id go with scribble on a card and a "mummies time out" voucher. Movies. Spa voucher. A day where you take bubs and leave her at home to do as she pleases...

#6 trillian42

Posted 10 May 2018 - 06:17 PM

Some nice, cosy but pretty winter pyjamas, if she likes that kind of thing? And I think for a first mother’s day, flowers are always going to be a win.

If your son is old enough to wield a texta, any marks he can make on a card will be cute.

#7 Lady Gray

Posted 10 May 2018 - 06:20 PM

I second a spa treatment or what about a solo trip to the movies (gold class)?  Make sure to spoil her if you can.  A sleep in and breakfast ready when she wakes up is standard in our house.  Plus a card from both of you telling her what a great mum she is!!



#8 No girls here

Posted 10 May 2018 - 06:24 PM

A spa treatment or gold class movie are great ideas.

#9 red_squirrel

Posted 10 May 2018 - 06:40 PM

I think flowers are great.

For some (but not all) kids there are quite a few years when a vase of flowers isn’t something you can have around. Especially toddlers that love climbing and knocking everything off the table as soon as you turn your back.

So get her a great big bunch of flowers. Just don’t tell her the reasoning.

Edited by red_squirrel, 10 May 2018 - 06:43 PM.


#10 Purple Polka Dots

Posted 10 May 2018 - 06:47 PM

I can't find the link where this was explained well... but I will give explaining it a go myself...

For my first mothers day my husband bought me a bracelet with the monogram initial of my child. I love it. I wear it all the time. Claire Aristides does some. They have a website and instagram page.

The best part of my present though was my 'card book'. So my husband bought an art portfolio book and created a 'double page spread'. This included paint hand prints of our child, photos and 'firsts' from the year. A bit of a highlight reel.

The idea is, that each year he and our child will create a 'spread' in the book instead of buying a card. It will evolve over time as our child gets older - but basically we will get to 20 years and have a memory book for mothers day, rather than individual cards each year. I love it. It's such a special thing to keep.

I hope I explained it well enough.

#11 c4a79

Posted 10 May 2018 - 06:54 PM

Google Mother's Day art ideas or look on Pinterest.  There are heaps of different art ideas where you can use hand or foot prints of the child into a cute picture.  I like those because it shows you've taken some initiative and it's a keepsake of their little feet and hands .

#12 my*xmas*kiddies

Posted 10 May 2018 - 06:58 PM

View PostPurple Polka Dots, on 10 May 2018 - 06:47 PM, said:

I can't find the link where this was explained well... but I will give explaining it a go myself...

For my first mothers day my husband bought me a bracelet with the monogram initial of my child. I love it. I wear it all the time. Claire Aristides does some. They have a website and instagram page.

The best part of my present though was my 'card book'. So my husband bought an art portfolio book and created a 'double page spread'. This included paint hand prints of our child, photos and 'firsts' from the year. A bit of a highlight reel.

The idea is, that each year he and our child will create a 'spread' in the book instead of buying a card. It will evolve over time as our child gets older - but basically we will get to 20 years and have a memory book for mothers day, rather than individual cards each year. I love it. It's such a special thing to keep.

I hope I explained it well enough.

I think I love your husband!!

#13 Let-it-go

Posted 10 May 2018 - 06:59 PM

See all I want is an Endota voucher, coffee in bed and an hour to read.  I always love the cute homemade stuff but I don’t have any requirement for complicated, clever, emotional ideas.

But I do live up to my user name.

#14 BBC

Posted 10 May 2018 - 07:00 PM

Make breakfast, send her out shopping or to a movie, clean up and cook a casserole or something to heat up for dinner while she is out.

Add a nice card telling her you think she is a great Mum.

#15 Lucrezia Borgia

Posted 10 May 2018 - 07:08 PM

Massage, facials are always well received. And leave pass from the general shared parenting duties for the day - soooo, coffee in bed...time alone (to enjoy aforementioned facial etc) while he takes kids to the park or other activity - take away or restaurant then him on bedtime duty.


#16 Mands09

Posted 10 May 2018 - 07:11 PM

View PostSoho, on 10 May 2018 - 06:09 PM, said:

Buy an art canvas, get some paint and put his hand prints on it.

This! That's all I wanted for Mother's Day and I told my DH but I didn't get it and it broke my heart a little. It's pretty cheap and just a little effort :(

#17 PrincessPeach

Posted 10 May 2018 - 07:13 PM

A chance for a sleep-in & some time out to feel human is always welcome.

although the suggestion upthread of a book which gets added to each year is brilliant!

#18 Goldenash

Posted 10 May 2018 - 07:22 PM

Given it is too late for something too personalised how about a card with your sons handprint (from finger paint) and a massage voucher. Covers all bases. My husband gave me a card with my daughters handprint for my first mother’s day and I have kept it.

#19 just2ofus

Posted 10 May 2018 - 07:25 PM

I would have loved to receive a framed photo taken of me and DS when we are unaware and unposed - something that really shows how much love there is between Mum and child. I’m a single mum so it’ll never happen but something like that to treasure would be priceless to me.

#20 Holly298

Posted 10 May 2018 - 07:32 PM

Jewellery! DH bought me a heart locket with DS baby photo in it - DS often tells people I’m wearing his very first present to me when I wear it

#21 Beanette

Posted 10 May 2018 - 07:32 PM

What about something like this?
http://www.kmart.com...int-kit/1243835

And a voucher for a pedicure or massage

#22 Islander

Posted 10 May 2018 - 07:45 PM

So many lovely ideas.

My husband did a message from our daughter saying “I love you so much Mummy, but I want time with Daddy too” on my first mother’s day. In hindsight I can see how he was trying to give me some much needed time doing something for myself, but at the time I felt really hurt, as if he was implying I didn’t let him have time with our baby. If your wife is as ridiculously sensitive as I was during that first year, the “I need some space” message could be badly interpreted!

I hope the three of you have a gorgeous day!

#23 MissMilla

Posted 10 May 2018 - 07:52 PM

My first mothers day my sister got me something really nice from my son (her god child).
She bought me a charm bracelets and put meaningful charms on it. One was a little boy of course, then there was a heart because he loves me so much, a little house because we just bought one that same year and moved in right before the birth, things like that. There were a whole bunch and she has added a little girl to it when DD was born which was really cute. I wear it quite a lot, its very pretty and makes me happy every time i look at it.

#24 babybug15

Posted 10 May 2018 - 08:07 PM

If she's into spa stuff (not all women are), then definately get a voucher for that.

I always appreciate a card and love the footprint/handprint idea that others have suggested.

I think it's lovely that you're thinking about how to make it a special day for your wife.

#25 nom_de_plume

Posted 10 May 2018 - 08:12 PM

I'd love a sleep in and then the chance to drink my coffee and eat my breakfast in peace while I read the Sunday paper uninterrupted. Bliss.

The first year I got a bunch of flowers. The second year DP did make me a special dinner and buy a really nice bottle of wine. Last year I got a gift from the Mother's Day stall at kinder from DD. This year I know DD has made a card at kinder (no stall this year). DP is working and i'm going to my family for dinner.




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