Mother’s Day is fast approaching and it is time to spoil our Mums’.  Being a Mum myself, I love being spoilt and I know it’s not always easy to find a different sort of gift to the usual flowers and chocolates.  Not that I’m complaining.

Whilst Mum’s love flowers and chocolates I like to try and find alternatives because brothers and sisters will all be buying the same thing and Mum will have flowers and chocolates coming out of her ears!  I think most families, where there is more than one child, have a bit of a race to get to Mum first on her special day.

Still, the chocolates come in handy when having a nice cup of tea.  I don’t even need an excuse to open a box of chocs with my cup of tea!  Well, it would be rude not to open and eat the gifts I had been given, wouldn’t it?

So, with flowers and chocolates in mind I decided I would take my son shopping with me to look for an alternative Mother’s Day gift for his Gran.  This way, hopefully I will instill in him to be more creative when thinking about buying gifts.

Lazy Bear Foldable Tote Bag From Trendhim

I told him to grab his fold-up tote bag as we had shopping to do!  And a very nice bag it is too.  A Danish design, made of lightweight, hard wearing and water-resistant material. With nice sturdy handles. (He’s been reviewing it on his blog) Anyway, out with his sports gear and laptop, I said to him. I have other shopping I want to get in there!

Mother’s Day is late in March this year.  It’s the same weekend we change the clocks! Don’t forget to put your clocks forward an hour before you go to bed on Saturday night.  Remember the saying ‘Spring forward, Fall back’.  I always find it a bit hard losing an hours’ sleep on clock change weekend, how about you?

Now my Mum’s birthday is also just round the corner from Mother’s Day, as it’s early April, around Easter time.  There’s another problem, Easter!  So, no chocolates then, for her birthday!

So, we set off into town to look around the shops.  We chose a good day as there was a biggish market on with of food and craft stalls selling their wares.  We had a good look around and came to the conclusion that we would make Gran a nice Mother’s Day hamper.  One which would be filled with edible goodies that she wouldn’t normally buy for herself.  We bought some special blend teas (she loves a good brew in her fine china cup), ‘posh’ jam and marmalade, some lovely, wrapped cakes and biscuits.  We even found some chocolate flowers!