The perfect gift: is it what you buy, what you say or what you do?

The perfect gift: is it what you buy, what you say or what you do?

Posted by Joline Stevens on

Mother's Day is a special occasion dedicated to honouring the incredible women in our lives who have shaped us into who we are today. What’s the saying - may we know them, may we be them, may we raise them?

It’s important to remember this day can look different for everyone. Perhaps it’s a treat for your sister as you both miss the mum you lost, perhaps it's ensuring your mother-in-law feels special, or maybe it’s a close friends first year as a new mum and you want to help her celebrate.

As we prepare to celebrate this day, remember that the best gifts are those that speak directly to the heart. Each mother has her unique way of expressing and receiving love, often tied to one of the five love languages identified by Dr. Gary Chapman. Understanding a mum's love language can help you choose the perfect gift that truly shows her how much she is loved, listened to, and appreciated.

Spotting A Mum's Love Language:

  1. Words of Affirmation:
    • This mum's face lights up when you offer heartfelt compliments or express gratitude.
    • She enjoys writing notes or sending texts filled with encouraging words.
    • She values verbal expressions of love and affirmation more than material gifts.

Mother's Day Gift Idea: Write her a heartfelt letter expressing your love and appreciation. Include specific stories of how she has impacted your life positively.


2. Acts of Service:

    • This mum feels most loved when you help her with tasks or chores without being asked.
    • She appreciates when you take the initiative to ease her workload.
    • She values thoughtful gestures that make her life easier or more enjoyable.

Mother's Day Gift Idea: Offer to take care of her chores for the day, whether it's cooking a meal, cleaning the house, or running errands. Show her that you're there to support her in practical ways.


3. Receiving Gifts:

    • This mum enjoys receiving thoughtful gifts that reflect her interests and preferences.
    • She cherishes the sentimental value behind each gift, regardless of its monetary worth.
    • She feels loved when you put effort into selecting a meaningful present for her.

Mother's Day Gift Idea: Choose a gift that aligns with her hobbies, passions, or something she has mentioned needing. What does she spend her time doing? Is there a special pampering gift she's unlikely to buy for her self?


4. Quality Time:

    • This mum values spending quality time together, whether it's engaging in meaningful conversations or enjoying shared activities.
    • She feels loved when you prioritise spending undivided attention on her.
    • She treasures experiences and memories created through shared moments.

Mother’s Day Gift Idea: Plan a day filled with activities that she enjoys, whether it's a spa day together, a dog walk, or a cooking class. The key is to focus on uninterrupted quality time spent bonding and creating memories together.


5. Physical Touch:

    • This mum expresses love through physical touch, such as hugs, kisses, or holding hands.
    • She feels most connected and cherished through physical affection.
    • She appreciates small gestures of physical closeness and affection.

Mother’s Day Gift Idea: Give her a gift that incorporates physical touch, such as a massage treatment or a spa day, create a snuggle voucher book or a cozy blanket for cuddling up together. Focus on creating opportunities for warm, affectionate moments that make her feel loved and cherished.


This Mother's Day, let's celebrate by speaking their specific love language and showing her just how much she means to us. Whether it's through words of affirmation, acts of service, receiving gifts, quality time, or physical touch, the most important thing is to express our love in a way that resonates most.

And of course - if her language is gifts, we've got you covered! Click here for gift sets.


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