5 Creative Ways to Treat Your Mum This Mother's Day

5 Creative Ways to Treat Your Mum This Mother's Day, Lavender Backyard Garden

Photo by Priscilla Du Preez

Mother's Day is fast approaching, and it's time to start thinking about how to show the special woman in your life just how much she means to you. While traditional gifts like chocolates and cards are always appreciated, why not think outside the box this year and treat your mum to something truly unique and memorable? In this blog post, we'll explore five creative ways to spoil your mum this Mother's Day, from adding new blooms to her garden to designing a DIY flower bouquet activity together. Whether she's a green-thumbed gardener or simply appreciates the beauty of nature indoors, these thoughtful gestures are sure to make her day extra special. So, let's dive in and discover how to make this Mother's Day one to remember!

1. Add new flowers to her garden

Surrounding oneself with flowers and plants has been shown to boost wellbeing. This Mother's Day, instead of a fresh bouquet, give your mom a living bouquet that will last a long time. Add some flowers to her garden to boost her mood and calm her mind every day.

As a lavender farm, we recommend bringing a pot of lavender plants to your mom's garden this Mother's Day. Lavender is not only beautiful but also renowned for its aromatic fragrance and therapeutic properties. It's an excellent choice if your mom loves the soothing scent and stunning purple blooms.

Why Lavender? Lavender is not just a pretty addition to the garden; it also offers numerous benefits. Here are a few reasons why lavender makes a perfect gift for Mother's Day:

  • Ease of Growth: Lavender is relatively easy to grow and maintain, making it ideal for both novice and experienced gardeners. It thrives in well-drained soil and requires minimal watering once established.
  • Aromatic Bliss: The calming scent of lavender is known to promote relaxation and reduce stress. By adding lavender to her garden, your mom can enjoy the soothing aroma every time she steps outside.
  • Beautiful Blooms: Lavender's vibrant purple blooms add a pop of color to any garden. Whether planted in pots or directly in the ground, lavender plants will enhance the visual appeal of her outdoor space.
  • Versatility: Lavender is a versatile herb that can be used for various purposes. From crafting homemade potpourri to brewing fragrant teas, your mom can explore different ways to incorporate lavender into her daily life.

How to Choose Lavender Plants for Your Garden: When selecting lavender plants for your mom's garden, consider the following factors:

  • Variety: Lavender comes in a delightful array of options, each boasting its own distinct characteristics. From varying colours and features to diverse scents, there's a lavender variety to suit every preference and climate. When selecting the perfect lavender for your mum's garden, consider not only her aesthetic preferences but also the specific environmental conditions of her outdoor space. This thoughtful approach ensures that the chosen variety will thrive and bring joy to her garden for seasons to come.
  • Size: Lavender plants come in various sizes, from compact varieties suitable for containers to larger bushes ideal for borders or hedging. Determine the available space in your mom's garden and select plants accordingly.
  • Growing Conditions: Lavender thrives in sunny, well-drained locations. Ensure that your mum's garden receives plenty of sunlight and has soil with good drainage to promote healthy growth.
  • Maintenance: Consider your mum's gardening experience and the amount of time she can dedicate to maintenance tasks. Some lavender varieties may require more care than others, so choose accordingly.

By carefully selecting and planting lavender in your mum's garden this Mother's Day, you're not only giving her a beautiful gift but also a source of joy and tranquility that will continue to bloom year after year.

Here are more information about How to Choose Lavender Plant for Your Garden

2. Decorate her house with indoor plants.

Indoor plants not only enhance the aesthetic of any space but also purify the air and boost mood. It's the perfect gift for mum, as it provides a calming and soothing effect while distracting her from worries. With a wide range of indoor plants to choose from, it's something special even if she doesn't realise she loves indoor plants yet!

Here are some indoor plants that can thrive in almost any home.

  • Sansevieria

More commonly known as snake plant or mother-in-law's tongue.  They are some of the toughest plants you can find. You can put it in a dark corner of mum's house. It will be just fine. They also look stylish in all kinds of pots. 

Snake Plant, Lavender Backyard Garden NZ

  • Philodendron Brasil

The Philodendron Brasil gives a colourful twist on a classic houseplant with heart-shaped leaves in different shades of green and yellow. It is easy to take care of and will tolerate all kinds of neglect including poor soil, low light and inconsistent watering. 

Philodendron Brasil, Lavender Backyard Garden

  • Monstera Andansonii

Monstera Andansonii, also known as the Swiss Cheese Vine. It has a show-stopper foliage with irregular holes. It is beautiful and unique. If your mum is a plant lover, it will make her day with this living gift. 

Monstera Andansonii, Lavender Backyard Garden

3. Choose a dried flower bouquet for her space

Fresh flowers are gorgeous but only last for a short time. Opt for a dried flower bouquet for mum that will look stunning on her dining or coffee table and last for a long time. It's a unique way to add texture and beauty to mum's home, and she'll appreciate the thoughtful gesture.

Lavender dried flowers offer a myriad of benefits beyond their captivating appearance. While they may not possess the intense fragrance of fresh blooms, their delicate scent still exudes a sense of tranquility and relaxation, making them perfect for creating a serene ambiance in any setting. Ideal for those seeking a more understated fragrance, dried lavender is a natural choice for promoting calmness and reducing stress.

As Mother's Day approaches, consider the gift of dried lavender bundles for the special women in your life. Unlike traditional fresh bouquets that fade quickly, dried lavender offers enduring beauty and relaxation, embodying the essence of tranquility. It's a thoughtful present that allows mothers to unwind and indulge in moments of self-care.

4. Treat Mum to a Luxurious Spa Day 

Indulge your mum in the ultimate relaxation experience by booking her a day at a local spa. Let her unwind and rejuvenate with a variety of pampering services, from soothing massages to rejuvenating pedicures. Imagine her sinking into a plush robe, surrounded by serene ambiance, as skilled therapists melt away her stress and tension. It's the perfect opportunity for her to escape the hustle and bustle of daily life and focus solely on her well-being.

But why stop there? Extend her pampering experience beyond the spa by surprising her with an aromatherapy gift box to enjoy at home. Our carefully curated gift sets feature luxurious bath and body products, all infused with the calming scent of lavender, designed to transport her to a state of blissful relaxation. Lavender, renowned for its soothing properties, will help ease tension, promote better sleep, and alleviate stress, providing your mum with the ultimate self-care experience. From fragrant bath bombs to silky body lotions, each product is meticulously crafted to nourish her skin and soothe her senses, leaving her feeling pampered and refreshed.

This Mother's Day, show your mum just how much you appreciate all that she does by giving her the gift of self-care. Whether she chooses to indulge in a spa day or create her own sanctuary at home with our lavender bath and body gift sets, she'll be sure to feel loved and cherished.

5. Design a DIY flower bouquet activity with her

Get creative with your mum and try something new by joining an online flower arranging class or watching a YouTube video together. Head to a local flower market to select your favorite blooms and spend quality time creating your own unique bouquet. This fun activity will create lasting memories that your mum will treasure forever.

For those in a rush, we have a variety of gift options to choose from, including cute and thoughtful gift boxes, as well as luxurious pampering gift boxes. Click to view our full range of gift boxes




Make Your Mother's Heart Flutter with Joy with Our Five Creative Gift Ideas!

To recap, here are 5 creative ways to treat your mum this Mother's Day

  1. Add new flowers to her garden: Give your mom a living bouquet that will last a long time by adding some flowers to her garden.
  2. Decorate her house with indoor plants: Enhance your mom's home aesthetic and purify the air with Sansevieria, Philodendron Brasil, or Monstera Andansonii.
  3. Choose a dried flower bouquet for her space: Opt for a dried flower bouquet that will add texture and beauty to your mom's home.
  4. Book a relaxing spa day: Give your mom the ultimate relaxation experience with a variety of services at a local day spa, and an aromatherapy gift box to extend her pampering at home.
  5. Design a DIY flower bouquet activity with her: Spend quality time with your mom creating a unique bouquet with your favorite blooms from a local flower market.
Back to blog