Mother’s Day 2017 is on March 26th, so it’s time to start thinking about what you’ll be gifting your mum! If you want to think outside of the box, why not give your mum an experience rather than a physical gift? We’ve collected some of the best Mother’s Day gifts that you can treat your mum to this year so you don’t have to worry.
Let’s get into the best alternative Mother’s Day gifts for 2017!
What Are the Best Mother’s Day Gifts in 2017?
1. Massage Therapy
Your mum deserves to relax and unwind, so why not treat her to a massage? Whether you gift her a Swedish massage session or hot stone massage or something in between, we’re sure she’ll appreciate this gift.
Getting a massage is a perfect way to de-stress after a long week of work or taking care of kids. Your mum will be able to let her troubles go for an hour or two while loosening up any built-up tension in her muscles. Best yet, many massage therapists offer home visit services as well as massages at their studio or spa. When you’re submitting your request on Bidvine, specify where you’d like the massage to take place.
Bidvine tip: If you’re not sure what type of massage is best for your mother, why not drop it into a conversation and subtly ask her? Otherwise, you can check out our guide to the types of massage therapy to find something perfect for her.
You can use Bidvine to find your mum a local, trusted massage therapist who can help her find her zen. All you have to do is submit a free request for massage therapy and make arrangements with your chosen therapist for your gifted massage. Click the button below to get free bids from local massage therapists:
2. Yoga Lessons
Has your mum always expressed an interest in learning yoga? Maybe she’d like to exercise in a relaxing way, or perhaps she’s interested in the meditative aspect of yoga. Either way, the gift of a few yoga lessons is sure to make her Mother’s Day.
When you’re requesting yoga lessons on Bidvine, you can choose between private and group lessons. For Mother’s Day, private lessons might be a good choice. That way, your mum will be able to learn one-on-one from a professional yoga teacher. Group lessons would be great if you know that some of her friends will also be receiving yoga lessons as their Mother’s Day gifts.
Bidvine tip: Like massage therapy, there are many types of yoga to choose from. She may already have a preference if she’s had a bit of experience with yoga, so you could subtly ask her. If not, you can read our guide to 9 different types of yoga lessons.
If you’d like to find your mum a yoga teacher for Mother’s Day, submit a free request on Bidvine. You’ll be able to tell your potential pros that you’re gifting yoga lessons in advance. Click the button below to get custom, detailed bids from yoga teachers near you.
3. Cooking Lessons
As long as you frame this gift the right way, we’re sure your mum will love it! By that, we mean that you shouldn’t imply that your mum needs cooking lessons or that her cooking needs improving. No one wants to hear that, especially from their child!
We suggest gifting your mum cooking lessons as a bonding experience. You can take the lessons together, or even include the whole family. On Bidvine, you can request cooking lessons for certain cuisines, so try to theme the lessons around a film or holiday destination she loves.
On Bidvine, you can request cooking lessons for certain cuisines, so try to theme the lessons around a film or holiday destination she loves. For instance, if one of her fondest family memories is going on holiday to Italy, treat her to an Italian cooking class! Or if she’s a big fan of Amélie, French cooking lessons would be perfect.
Hit the button below to submit a free request for cooking lessons on Bidvine. You’ll be able to schedule cooking lessons directly with a cooking instructor, just in time for Mother’s Day!
4. Astrology Reading
For a bit of fun, why not treat your mum and a few of her closest friends to an astrology reading session? They’ll enjoy spending time together while learning about what the stars have in store for them.
An astrologist can provide guidance on your life’s path, your life cycle, self-discovery, and more. Even if your mum isn’t looking for a change of pace, an astrology reading session can be an escape from everyday life.
If you’d like to hire an astrologist for your mum, submit a free request on Bidvine. You’ll get custom, detailed bids from astrologists who are ready to help. Then you can set up an astrology reading session for your mum and her friends. Click the button below to get started.
5. Family Portrait Photography
If you’re looking for a truly sentimental Mother’s Day gift, we have you covered! You can hire a professional family portrait photographer to capture images of your entire family. Then you can have them framed and gift them to your mum. She’ll love the thought you put into this gift, and you’ll also come away with some beautiful photos for your home and scrapbook.
There are a few ways you can go about gifting photos to your mum. If you have siblings, you can plan ahead and have photos of your siblings taken prior to Mother’s Day. Then you can gift your mum with professional photos of you and your siblings.
Or you can schedule the session for after Mother’s Day and include your mum (or both parents) in the photos. If you already have a family of your own, you can have photos of you and your children taken. Then, you can have them framed and give them to your mum at any time of the year, not just Mother’s Day. Those photos would also make perfect cards or invitations!
Click the button below to get custom, detailed bids from portrait photographers in your area. Submitting a request is free, and all you have to do is answer a few questions about your photography session!
6. Hair Styling and Makeup Artistry
To make your family photos a bit more special, why not schedule a hair and makeup session for before the shoot? That way, everyone in the photos will be looking and feeling their best. That attention to detail will make your photos look great for years to come.
If you know your mum has a big event coming up (or even if she doesn’t), you could also help her get ready by hiring her a hair stylist or makeup artist. We know she’ll love being pampered before a big night out! Take a peek at your mum’s calendar to see if she has a date or night out planned in the coming weeks and go from there.
To find a local hair stylist or makeup artist, use Bidvine to submit a free request. You’ll get custom, detailed bids from local professionals by answering a few quick questions. Click the button below to get started.
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