The one day a year that you cannot afford to get wrong. The day that celebrates the most important people on the planet and the one we all know is worth a shopping trip. But its not what you spend, it’s the thought that counts. For the best Lazy Shoppers Mother’s Day is a breeze. Sit back and relax – we got this!
Shopping Online for Your Mother's Day Flowers for Less
Flowers – Mother’s Day is not Mother’s Day unless it is filled with flowers. Whether you opt for the cute small bunch of Daffodils that will bloom over the coming week or you go all out with a spring display; flowers are the ultimate lazy shoppers winning present. To ensure minimal effort with maximum effect we suggest looking to use merchants such as Appleyard Flowers or Serenata Flowers.
Both merchants offer 10% off flower deliveries, but more importantly you can search through the website by your mum’s favourite colour or flower and they arrange an entire bouquet. Once a beautiful array of flowers has been purchased you can simply enter delivery address and they will get them to your mum. For an extra special touch, why not have them delivered to work on the Friday? Let your mum show off as to how wonderful her child is in front of all the girls. You also get a head start on your siblings and lay down the gauntlet for an extra roastie on a Sunday!
Choosing the Perfect Card & Present for Mum
Even the laziest of shoppers understand the importance of a well worded and designed card. If you are older than 10 you are also going to have to leave the crayons in the draw. As we see it you have a couple of options:
With Children: If you have given your Mum the ultimate gift and turned her into a granny, you could outsource the card. Pop a couple of sheets in front of the kids on a wipeable surface and let them spend half term drawing to their hearts content. Even better still, my fellow Lazy Shoppers, give them some paint and have them make Mummy’s card as well.
Without Children: If, however you still enjoy a night out on Saturdays and a lie in on Sunday, you will need to source your own card. Moonpig is the most well known online card provider and with 4G smart phones, the perfect card is just a swipe away. Now allowing you to connect your photos and your social media you can create a bespoke card full of love and laziness. Our top tip is to Google or Pinterest a few thoughtful quotes and include them in the card. Let someone else’s words tell your mum how special she is. We particularly like:
Bookworm Mum: “To describe my mother would be to write about a hurricane in its perfect power. Or the climbing, falling colours of a rainbow.” – Maya Angelou
History Mum: “All that I am or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.” – Abraham Lincoln
Film Mad Mum: “My Identity rests solely and firmly on this: I am my mother’s daughter”
Better still for the ultimate lazy shopper you can have Moonpig type your name in and send it directly to your mum. This means leaving it till the last minute and not even needing to look for a pen, a stamp or lick the envelope.
Gifts: When your mum isn’t a flowers kind of girl or maybe she suffers with hayfever – you need to think outside the box. How about a gift where someone else does all the work? Book your mum in for a gift experience, a weekend away with your dad or maybe a spa day for two. What is lazier than having a Mother’s Day gift that you can enjoy, too? I mean of course your mum wants to spend Mother’s Day with her child being pampered – it’s just someone else doing the work. Our top 5 gifts for maximum effect and minimum work courtesy of Virgin Experiences
- Afternoon Tea for 2 (mmmm cakes)
- Spa Day (4 hours of steam, sauna and swimming)
- Cinema Tickets (you don’t even need to talk)
- Theatre Experience with Dinner (cultured, no talking)
- Wine Tasting (enough said)
Including All the Family in Mothers Day Plans
Mother’s Day is about getting all the family together to celebrate your mum together. Whether you are a family of 4 or 40, feeding you all is going to be a challenge. I mean it takes your mum all day every week to do it and she has had practice. The Lazy Shoppers Guide has all options covered whether you stay in or go out:
Takeaway: Mother’s Day is about providing your mum with her favourite meal without her having to cook it, so why not order a pizza or Chinese? No one said that you had to go to a restaurant and maybe your mum would really love to put her feet up and catch up on Corrie. It’s a lazy shoppers trick to be lazy but cleverly. It could be a real treat for your mum to actually choose what goes on the TV, what she eats and she doesn’t even need to leave the house!
Eating Out: If you have a mum that looks for an excuse to wear her best frock then its out you go. My Favourite Voucher Codes and Lazy Shopper has a whole list of restaurants with vouchers and offers for Mother’s Day that you can take from our Restaurants page. When it comes to out, the only lazy advice we can give is book now! Seriously book your restaurant now and ensure you have a reservation. The Lazy Shopper knows that a guaranteed restaurant and table is going to save a lot of effort and problems later. We would aim for Brewers Fayres restaurants; comes with parking, stuff for the kids and plenty of money saving choices.
All good advice must come to an end so let us leave the Lazy Shoppers with a parting piece of advice. Use your siblings!
They bugged you for years, they stole your clothes, they popped your football. Now let them do the work. Offer to pick Mum up and bring her over (they cook) and transfer them some cash for the “joint” present. Send those flowers on Friday (florist could even write a card for you) and you can have a relaxing weekend where older sister Jo has cooked a roast and you can send in your husband to wash up (boys always wash up).
From One Lazy Shopper to another: Enjoy Mother’s Day the Lazy Way with My Favourite Voucher Codes
Posted By: Tegan Groombridge - 15th February 2018