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Mother's Day is around the corner. What will you get for your mom? Here are a list of offbeat Mother's Day gifts that will be received with joy
Mother’s Day is around the corner. What will you get for your mom? Here are a list of offbeat Mother’s Day gifts that will be received with joy
A very popular departmental store is advertising special gifts for Mother’s Day. Mixers and juicers and blenders and bakery items et al. Stereotypical, isn’t it? Their marketing team needs to delve deeper into the ‘mommy psyche’ in the modern age. Jewellery, kitchenware, clothes, makeup, chocolates, flowers…oh my god! The most stereotyped and overrated gifts for Mother’s Day!
My advice to them – think out of the stereotypical box. Think like your mother. What she would like? You will realise that there is a wealth of items out there which are not even being considered as potential gifts.
Here are some items which can make for some excellent gifts for your mums. Feel free to add to this list.
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These are fantastic gadgets which convert your phone into an instant transmitter and whatever you see on your phone is mirrored on your TV. So you could be watching a movie on your screen and with the help of these gadgets, all you need is a wifi connection (which most of us have) and viola…transmit any video from your phone to the TV set.
I recently bought a Chromecast for my mother and grandmother. They have become online content addicts. They watch plays, old movies and what not – all available for free on YouTube – movies and documentaries which are never ever transmitted on TV. These gadgets are easy to use and cost between 3000 to about 10000 and some even more. But they are worth every paisa. And makes for a truly wonderful gift…and I speak with personal experience.
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I know a lot of women who love to read. E-readers are a technological marvel (after air conditioning) and a blessing for all those of us who live to read. And honestly, for all those of you who like to read, it doesn’t matter whether it is an ebook or a normal paperback. Words are the same.
This is a perfect gift for all those mums who love reading. Just also get her an unlimited library subscription of whatever gadget you buy for her.
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I have to admit. The older generation is a lot more health conscious then the younger lot. My mother and grandmother as well as my in-laws – they don’t go a single day without their morning walks, yoga sessions etc.
A good pair of sturdy walking or running shoes can add a spring to their step and motivate them further.
The same goes for fitness bands cum trackers which are quite a rage nowadays and can help keep them a track of their daily activities.
Colouring books are a fantastic stress buster. I’ve tried those myself and I am hooked on to these wonderful colouring pages. Colouring books will make for great gifts for Mother’s Day. Best stress busters ever.
They may have wanted to do it for so long but they won’t do it. Unless you don’t prompt and prod, they will think that paying money for a hobby class, or for an activity they wanted to do, that too for their own selves, is a complete waste of money.
So why don’t you sign them up for something which they truly love doing? Some of them want to learn the keyboard, some want to learn French and yet others want to sample with scuba diving. Find the thing she loves and just set her off on this new exciting hobby. She will discover a whole new side to her.
Do you have any more ideas? Please feel free to add to the list. Let me know what else can make for some excellent presents for your mom! Add in the comments section and I will update this list.
Please note: This article is purely written as a personal choice. I have NOT been paid by any of the brands which have been mentioned in the article and this is NOT a promotional piece. It is purely for information.
Published here earlier.
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'Dr Saloni will take care of everything,' my MIL said. My cowardly husband refused to go against his mother’s wishes. I was left to fend for myself!
Some time ago, I went to a marriage ceremony with my parents. It was a very high-profile marriage – not the ones we usually were invited to – but in this case it was Ramesh uncle’s son’s marriage. Ramesh uncle was my father’s first cousin. He began his career as a humble elevator operator at the TIC business group. With his sheer hard work, grit, and the knack of sensing the right opportunities, within eighteen years he became the president of the company. My father and he were the best of friends during their school time.
Half an hour before the stipulated time, we left our house, hired an auto and reached the venue. All four of us were in our best outfits. Getting out of the auto and looking at each other, we were highly convinced that we were going to fit in just right. As we crossed the dazzling and beautiful portico, we felt very insignificant compared to the big lawn and building lying ahead.
Mother was wearing all the jewellery she had got, including the big old-fashioned necklace, earrings and shiny bangles. Father was wearing a velvet coat, brother had put on a light orange shirt with a black check coat, I myself was wearing a red salwar kurta with a net dupatta. I had put on a necklace with red beads which at the time of wearing looked very pretty to me. Now looking at the other guests, I felt all four of us must be looking like clowns who had come for a fancy-dress competition. I felt my brother and parents were also feeling self-conscious and uneasy now.
Live-in relationships are legal in the eyes of the law. Read on to know more on the rights of women in live-in relationships.
Live-in relationships may sound exciting. But sometimes they become complicated, especially for women and the children born from a live-in relationship. It’s important to be aware of rights of women in live-in relationships.
Live-in relationships are where a woman and man live under one roof with mutual consent, like husband and wife, but without getting married. This has become very common in metropolitan cities these days, where two independent people simply do not want to get married. This relationship can be terminated without the consent of the other party.
Live-in relation may not be recognized completely at the social level, but Indian law does consider this relationship to be legal.
Buying a gift for Mom during lockdown might be impossible, but here are some brilliant Mother's Day ideas that you don't need to buy!
Buying a gift for Mom during lockdown might be impossible, but here are some brilliant Mother’s Day ideas that you don’t need to buy!
Another Mother’s Day is here and it’s especially challenging due to quarantine, lockdown and social distancing – the usual Mother’s Day ideas just won’t work. You can’t buy her cakes and flowers and gifts like before. You can’t plan a trip or visit her like before. That does not mean you cannot celebrate this mother’s day and show your appreciation and love for her.
We are here to provide you with the best lockdown mother’s day ideas and gifts.
Mother's Day is almost over, but if your want to get your mom some long lasting, meaningful financial gifts that help to secure her future, you can still do it in this week.
Mother’s Day is almost over, but if your want to get your mom some long lasting, meaningful financial gifts that help to secure her future, you can still do it in this week.
On Mother’s Day, we all want to show we care and bring meaning to our gifts. A Hallmark Card is a beautiful gesture. But let’s add something truly remarkable which translates into care, security and love. Say Happy Mother’s Day with these financial gifts. They would require investment and your mother would reap the benefits for years. Thus making the gift a beautiful memory in the long run.
So here’s the list of 8 financial gifts for Mother’s Day: