How to put together a Mothers Day self-care package
Looking for an extra special gift to give this Mother’s Day? In this article, Hayley Baddiley from Denby shares her tips for putting together a hamper that encourages relaxation.
Whether you’ll be spending the day with your mum or celebrating from a distance, this year you might be looking for ways you can make Mothering Sunday extra special. So, why not put together a personalised handpicked relaxation hamper?
Not only will she love receiving such a thoughtful gift, but a hamper full of calm and mindful items can encourage your mum to put aside a little time for herself. The pressures and strains of life, particularly during a pandemic, can build up without us realising it and our mental health can suffer as a result. A self-care package could be just what your mum needs to take some time out and focus on her wellbeing.
To help you create this wonderful Mother’s Day surprise, I’ll be sharing my tips for putting it together.
Choose your presentation
Presentation is what turns your collection of curated items into a memorable gift, so consider how you would like to package yours. There are a few interesting options to consider, including wrapping each individual present in paper for a series of exciting surprises. Pop your presents in a gift box or lidded basket and fill it with colourful, recyclable bunched up or shredded filler to bulk it out Then, seal your container and gift wrap it with wrapping paper, ribbon, and a bow.
Alternatively, you could try arranging your gifts into one stunning visual display with an open box or handled basket. If you want to go down this route, organise your gifts in the most aesthetically pleasing way with the tallest presents at the back and smallest at the front, then gift wrap the whole container so that your mum still gets the excitement of opening the paper.
What to include
Items in your happiness hamper could include gifts that can boost her mood. Think bath products, skin care, and luxurious make-up products that encourage pampering, as well as her favourite edible treats and goodies. A variety of herbal teas makes for an inexpensive treat and can be great for wellbeing, particularly soothing chamomile or mint blends that can aid anxiety. Then, team with a handcrafted ceramic mug for her to use and cherish for a long time after the tea is gone.
You could also include mindful craft activities that can stimulate and inspire. Plant pots and seeds are perfect for creating indoor crops, especially as growing and nurturing a living thing can be a huge mood-booster, or beautiful tealight dishes and candle-making supplies for DIY décor. You could also include a wellbeing journal that encourages her to practice mindfulness every day.
Adding a personal touch
The bond between a mother and child is very special, so make your care package reflect that with lots of personalised touches. From her favourite brand of chocolates to inside jokes, there are lots of little things you can include to show her just how much thought you’ve put into this hamper. Instead of a card, a handwritten letter is another nice touch and can make for a beautiful keepsake for her to treasure.
Pretty Gifted’s bespoke wrapping paper can help to make your present extra personal, particularly if you were to customize it by adding their name, a sentimental message, or ‘Happy Mother’s Day’ to the design. You can choose your mother’s favourite colours, plus the different foil options all add a touch of luxury to your gift.
The tips in this guide can help you create a self-care hamper for your mum this Mother’s Day. Bear them in mind and you’re sure to put together a parcel that can boost her wellbeing and make her feel special.