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Amazing Last-Minute Mother’s Day Gift Ideas (That Show You Really Care)

Last-Minute Mother’s Day Gift Ideas (That Show You Really Care)

Hey Lovelies!

If you are anything like me, you will have had many good intentions of buying that perfect Mother’s Day gift – but somehow, the day is almost here and you have nothing (scream). Fellow disorganised people – here are some amazing last-minute Mother’s Day gifts that will show her you really care.

1.For New Mums Try: First Mother’s Day Personalised Book by LETTERFEST, £22, www.notonthehighstreet.com

first mothers day book
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Should you be the partner of a new mum, listen up: the first Mother’s Day needs to be memorable – and nothing says thoughtful and precious like this gorgeous book.

The story, written on behalf of baby, thanks mum for everything she does. Simply include the details of the baby’s age, name and your personalised message and LETTERFEST will do the rest. This keepsake can be treasured for many years to come.

2.For Young Children Opt For: Why I Love You Mummy Poem Print, £14, www.notonthehighstreet.com

why i love you poem print
Credit: notonthehighstreet

How sweet is this? For Mother’s Day a few years ago, I received a loving poem from my child and it made my day. This poem is a definite tear-jerker and winning formula for a magical Mother’s Day. The poem, written by Joanna Miller is available in 2 colourways and for an additional fee, a short message may be added at the bottom. So adorable.

3.For Teenagers Try: Sound Asleep iMusic Pillow, £14.99, www.prezzybox.com

music pillow
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Teenagers will undoubtedly veer towards the cooler gifts – and nothing seems better than this iMusic pillow (particularly for the sleep deprived adults out there). The speakers are contained within the pillow, so mum can chill out to meditation sounds or drift off to sleep with some relaxing music. If the TV is more her thing, this pillow can even be set up to listen to her favourite shows instead. Job done – just don’t forget a hug!

4.For Grown-Ups Try: Chill Out Day With The Escape At Hilton for Two, £99, www.prezzybox.com

hilton chill out day
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Why not treat your mum to the perfect escape from life’s stress with this must-have pampering present? Included in the price is a delicious afternoon tea for two as well as a 50-minute treatment of their choice. So, if a swim, sauna, followed by a facial or back massage sounds like something your mum would truly appreciate, go ahead and spoil her. She deserves it.

5.For Your Nan Try: Personalised Key Ring – Silver Plate Rose, £14.99, www.gettingpersonal.co.uk

personalised key ring
Credit: getting-personal

This wonderful gift will remind nan each day just how much she is loved. The stem and leaf are silver plated. Simply add the message you wish to be engraved (up to 36 characters). Your nan will adore this!

Have you bought something different for Mother’s Day? Leave me a message in the comments below and have a great day xx

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The Cruelty Of Dementia

A thief, lurking in the shadows of time, waiting for its moment of victory. Carefully creeping further and further into the brain. Whilst you are sleeping it is silently eating away your reality. Each time I look, chunks of you are gone, eroded, consumed by this sick cancer they call dementia, until one day there will be nothing but your shell.

Sat facing you, I am forced to watch your death in slow motion. “Don’t let your tea get cold,” but my throat constricts as I try to smile reassuringly. I watch your Confusion – you pick up the same letter over and over, trying to piece together some logic, some sense – as If your life depended on the answer to a letter from some random posted charity request. For a brief moment I notice a flicker of realisation – the way the sunlight breaks past permanent cloud to shine in through the window onto metal – a stark glimmer of unwanted light, blinding, painful – from which we both recoil.

How ironic that this knowledge and reality I crave for you to cling to is worse, because we somehow both know it is slipping from your hands. Then I have to join in, pretend I don’t notice you noticing that you are no longer you. Don’t see the confusion, instead I turn it into my confusion to make you feel better and hope you aren’t aware that is my aim. Because that would be worse still. It doesn’t matter now; ten minutes has passed and I get another chance to better deal with it as the conversation has begun again. Who sent the letter?

vascular dementia brain
Credit: Alzheimers Association

“It has come a long way – from Halifax” you say.

Who sent the letter?

“This if from a charity, nan.”

“But what about this one?”

“That is a card from your son.”

“No, I don’t know who that is from, I think it’s from one of the neighbours.”

“It was your son saying he loves you nan.” I try

“No, because he doesn’t live near Halifax, it must be for someone else.”

“it’s written from your son, look how nice the words are inside.”

“it’s very strange.”

“Nan let’s have a cup of tea.”

Who sent the letter?

You feel like a burden because today you seem to know how much is lost. But you could never be a burden on me. And as your memories of sunny days fade, and you don’t recall loving me at all, I will paint them brighter. As the thief moves about taking everything you were and are, I will move faster still, replacing and reminding you how much you mean to us all. In this deepening darkness the light of your love and kindness will illuminate forever more.

We will always love you.

alzheimers brain
Credit: wikipedia.org

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