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8 Ways to Spoil Mum this Mother’s Day

This month, people around the world will be taking a moment to make Mum feel a bit special, and thank her for everything she’s done to make their lives a little lighter and brighter. That’s right, it’s Mother’s Day!

Just because her favourite restaurant may be closed or that little spa treatment you were planning for her can’t happen, doesn’t mean you can’t treat her to something special. In case you’re a little stuck for ideas, the Wine Selectors family have put our lateral-thinking caps on to come up with a list of 8 ways you can spoil your mum this Mother’s Day – simple, sweet and sure to please!

Obviously, in the current age of spatial distancing, you’ll need to mindful about what restrictions may be in place in your state or territory, so make sure to check first about your ability to visit Mum in person, and always remember to practice sensible hand-washing and hygiene. We’ve also included some iso-alternatives so you can be doubly sure you’re celebrating Mum safely.

1. Bring her favourite wine and offer a heartfelt toast

Sometimes, it’s as simple as speaking from the heart. Whether your mum loves the spritzy sweetness of a refreshing Moscato or the fulsome flavours of a big red, organise a bottle of her favourite, sit her down and raise a glass to her with some words of gratitude for helping make you the person you are today.

Iso-alternative: Drop her favourite bottle by the door and toast from the front gate, or have it delivered and do it via FaceTime, Skype or Zoom.

2. Help her complete her to-do list

Maybe your mum has been meaning to paint the downstairs guest room, or has been putting off cleaning out her pantry. Make it a case of ‘ask and ye shall receive’ for your mum this year, and help her tick a box or two off her to-do list – after all, this way you’ll be sure you’re giving her something she really wants!

Iso-alternative: Draft up a list of IOU tasks that you can pitch in and help your mum with when the opportunity allows.

3. Cook dinner

Stop a moment and think of all the meals your mum has ever cooked for you. It’s likely to be a pretty high number, right? We all know that food always tastes better when it’s made by someone else, so it’s time to repay the favour back in some small way with a delicious meal made just for mum. The Selector section of our website is a great place to look for inspiration, with countless recipes from simple to stunning, to fill her belly and warm her heart.

Iso-alternative: Have all the ingredients required delivered to your mum’s place, then fire up FaceTime, Skype or Zoom and cook up the meal together via distance – it will be like sharing a cooking class!

4. Create your own day spa

You don’t have to make a trip to Endota to dote on your mum. Making a home day spa experience is easier than you might think. A quick google search will provide a host of options to turn everyday objects from around the home into an indulgent spoiling session. Light some candles or drop some eucalyptus in your diffuser, pop some calming music on, get your mum’s fluffiest towels out and let the spoiling begin with a steam treatment and a yoghurt and honey face mask!

Iso-alternative: Create a care package for your mum that is a day spa-in-a-box, with everything she needs to unwind in style.

5. Breakfast in bed – with Mother’s Day mimosas!

Break out the dry Sparkling, orange juice and perhaps a dash of Grand Marnier and make it a Mother’s Day breakfast to remember with a morning mimosa, served in bed with a freshly picked flower from the garden, some gasthaus eggs (you may know them as egg-in-a-nest or a one-eyed jack) and a home-made card. She’ll be touched, unless she’s like a lot of mothers and gets up at the crack of dawn… in which case, set your alarm extra early and surprise her in style.

Iso-alternative: Plenty of top cafes are still delivering, so if you can’t share a kitchen together you can still spoil your mum with a delicious breakfast and card delivered to her door.

6. Go through some old photo albums

Every mother’s home has at least a few old photo albums full of slightly colour-faded images gathering dust somewhere on the upper reaches of a wardrobe or dresser. And there’s no better time to break them out and go over some memories than Mother’s Day. Or, better still, set up the Smart TV and treat your mum to a screencast slideshow of the countless phone images of your own family she likely hasn’t had the opportunity to see yet!

Iso-alternative: Make your own special album of photos your mum may not have seen from your phone camera roll – there are a number of services including Apple’s own Photos app that will enable you to get your images printed in book form.

7. Create your own high tea experience

A high tea at home is an easy and fun way to make your mum’s big day a little special. Make a little card invitation instructing her to get dressed up, and get your apron on for making some home-baked scones, sweets, sandwiches to accompany her favourite blend for a traditional three-tier high tea in the home.

Iso-alternative: Have your local patisserie deliver a bumper box of sweets!

8. Make it a movie marathon

Fire up the popcorn maker and cue up the downloads, it’s time for a Mother’s Day Movie Marathon! Make sure to have some wine, blankets and cushions, and get yourself sorted on the good chairs in preparation for some cinematic celebration. Our suggestion? Work your way through our Top 10 Wine Movie Picks – there’s something in there for every taste!

Iso-alternative: Online viewing parties are all the rage at the moment – keep a line or FaceTime open and cue up the movies to watch together in the comfort of your own homes.

See? With a little forethought, it’s super-easy to spoil mum this Mother’s Day. When you do, take some snaps of your home-made high tea or dinner with and share them with us on Facebook or Instagram – we’d love to see them!

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