11 March 2020
Looking for gift inspiration this Mother's Day? We have you covered.
How can you possibly show how much you love and appreciate your mum in just one day? The simple answer, which every commercial will be advertising, is with extravagant gifts. Maybe a TV which has £100 off, or that jet ski she doesn’t need but is a great deal! We assume your mum isn’t asking for a TV or jet ski, not today at least.
Mother’s Day gifts are really difficult to choose, especially when Christmas has only just happened. To help you along the way, we have compiled a list of 10 Mother’s Day gift ideas for mums who love writing.
Not in the sense of buying your mum a new vacuum, but instead helping her tidy up her writing space. The saying states ‘tidy room, tidy mind’ but writers don’t necessarily stick to this. In fact, it’s very rare for a writer to have a clear desk with only their pen and pad on it. That being said, all the items cluttering up your mum’s desk are probably necessities! So, why not choose a Mother’s Day gift that will help your mum’s wellbeing. We suggest a desk tidy, but not a boring one, pick one that she will love. Choose a desk tidy and you can add any design to make it personal and a present she will really appreciate.
You’ve most likely heard your mum say she wishes she had taken that course when she was 16, but she was young and just wanted to party. Luckily, with writing you are never too old to try it out, improve and finally publish a book. This Mother’s Day could be the start of the road. Your mum holding her very own book thanks to our great range of courses. We offer courses to suit every writer, whatever their lifestyle. Full time or part-time writer, whether writing is a hobby or her job, our courses are completed in the student’s own time and tutored by professionals.
Very under-rated, but writers go through hundreds of pens. And when you find that 'special one' it's a keeper for those special writing moments. Treat mum to a luxury pen (that she might not even use but it looks nice) and she will love you forever.
Mother’s look after their children 24/7, not just for one day a year. So, why not treat her with a gift she will receive every month! With Writing Magazine mum will receive the latest writing news, competitions to win cash prizes, top tips from real writers and even more. Oh, and because it’s Mother’s Day, we have a special offer for the special lady in your life- 6 issues for just £20. Order now!
In order to fall in love with writing, you must first of all read the most beautiful versions of it. Your mother may have even read to you when you were little. If she did, can you remember what book it was? If she didn’t, do you know what her favourite book is?
Why not buy her a special edition of that book? Maybe she was a Potterhead and loved her Harry Potter, or a Twi-Mom with a Twilight obsession, or maybe you shared the Enid Blyton and Beatrix Potter books she in turn read with her mother.
Either way, and without any fan wars, a special edition can become a keepsake for years to come with a sense of nostalgia and cherished memories.
The best story is the one you live. If your mum has a partner, why not get them involved in her passion. We already know mum is a great writer, but how will she cope when writing about her love life, with her partner also filling in the pages. ‘I Love You’ is an activity book in which your mum can write about something she knows everything about, whilst learning a little bit about her love too.
Nowadays, there is so much to think and worry about. So, when mum has a great idea it can sometimes get lost before it hits the paper. Why not get her a voice recorder, and then she can record her thoughts no matter when they come to her? We suggest buying a small one which she can fit in her handbag, and isn’t too heavy to take everywhere.
Has your mum finished, or very nearly finished, her book? As writers we tend to go back to the first page and want to rewrite it. So, how can we receive unbiased advice on improving our work?
There is a simple and effective answer – Writing critique services. Your mum’s work will be sent to a professional, published writer and she will receive valuable feedback on the writing, and practical advice on how to present it.
Everyone, no matter what their age, loves a game. It not only stimulates the mind, but also gets the family together. As a mother, your mum will naturally love to spend time with you, but how often does the game also help her with her favourite hobby, or job? The Writer’s Toolbox is a creative game, which includes exercises and inspiration for writing, and does not allow for the dreaded writer’s block. Choose a card and create your very own story, take it in turns to add to it in the allotted time, and see what you can come up with!
As a writer, mum is naturally a reader too. So, why not buy her a book that she can feel content putting down for a couple of hours, or days and come back to without having to re-read the last 3 chapters.
Unfortunately, something else which is common in writers is mental health problems. Recently mental health has become less of a taboo subject; however, it is still a subject some people prefer not to talk about. Which makes Natasha Devon’s book ‘A Beginner’s Guide to Being Mental : An A-Z’ a great mix of the two. Not only does this book show how mental health is something which doesn’t need to stop your mum from writing, but also, it’s a book you don’t need to study intensely.
Turns out, the sky really is the limit when it comes to Mother’s Day gifts, and she really will appreciate the thought no matter what. That’s the great thing about mums, they love you no matter what, just remember these last three crucial points...
- Don’t forget the card
- Even if you live a million miles away, give her a call, visit her and tell her you love her as much as possible
- Remember a ‘mum’ isn’t necessarily your biological mother, maybe you were brought up by someone else, like a friend or a grandparent. Treat them too!
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