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HindustanTimes Thu,30 Oct 2014

Here's how to plan Mother's Day

Arpita Kala, Hindustan Times  New Delhi, May 10, 2013
First Published: 17:36 IST(10/5/2013) | Last Updated: 01:04 IST(11/5/2013)

Be it waking up early to painstakingly prepare your favourite meal, giving in to your tantrums with a smile on her face, or helping you deal with homework and heartbreaks, it’s difficult to imagine a world without mothers.

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We know, you don’t need one day to express your love and thank mommy, but how about going that extra mile to pamper her on Mother’s Day tomorrow? Little gestures go a long way, so, alongwith helping you pick out the perfect token of love for your mother, we also tell you simple DIY ideas to remind her how much you love her!

Whatever happens, don’t gift this!
Working late, college assignments or simply forgetting to buy a present. Whatever may be your excuse, a smile and sincere mother’s day wishes top random gifts any day. We list down some things that are probably not a good idea to gift your mother!

http://www.hindustantimes.com/Images/popup/2013/3/Spa-Brunch.jpgCuddly, soft toys: This may be a good gift for your lover but your mother may not appreciate a huge stuff toy as a present.
Kitchen items: Pots, pans or aprons are a no-no too.
Self-help books
Vacuum cleaners: Steer clear from floor cleaners and the likes too


Gift your Mother

A flowy white shirt with Aztec print and help her beat the heat in style.
Price: Rs. 1,999
Available at: AND
outlet in Ambience Mall, Nelson Mandela Road.

These comfy camel print palazzo pants will make your mum look stylish!
Price: Rs. 1,799
Available at: Global Desi outlet in Ambience Mall,  Vasant Kunj II

Bring back the Bobby  polka dot days for your mum with a peach twist!
Price: Rs. 1,699
Available at: DLF Promenade, Nelson Mandela road, Vasant Kunj II

A dainty blue bow top will make a cute present for your mother.
Price: Rs. 1,600
Available at: Elle fashionwear outlets in the city

You can gift your mother
a pair of comfy and stylish crocheted loafers
Price: Rs. 1,490
Available at: All leading Mochi outlets in the city

Let your mother relax and soak up the happiness with fragrant beauty products. Go ahead, make her feel beautiful!
Price: Rs. 1,687 (for a beauty kit)
Available at:
Marks & Spencer,
Moments Mall, Kirti Nagar

Bond with your mum by giving her room a floral makeover! Head to SOMA for a 10% discount.
Price: Rs. 1,400 (for the bedsheet)
Available at: SOMA outlet, 40-41, Meharchand Market, Lodhi Colony

A pair of chic Lord Krishna drop earrings are a classy gift option too!
Price: Rs. 14,000
Available at: Kiwi by Musskan, A-1, Cariappa Marg, Sainik Farms

Appeal to your mum’s spiritual side with stylish religious pendants.
Price: Rs. 1,499
Available at: Available through Avon representatives at
011-3377 2866.

Get your mother a dash of pink power with a pop lipstick!
Price: Rs. 1,650
Available at: Lancome store in DLF Promenade, Vasant Kunj II

Pamper your mother with massages, hair cuts, facial and more. You can head to Cleopatra Spa at M-16,
GK-II for a special package at Rs. 1,500 (plus taxes)

Add a touch of vintage to the day by gifting your mom a pretty brooch
Price: Rs. 425
Available at: indiebazaar.com

You can help her sort her precious jewels in a chic vanity case. 
Price: Rs. 399
Available at: Kudos,
E-26, South Ex-2

Help your mother manage her change with a cute coin purse in neon pink.
Price: Rs. 399
Available at: Shoppers Stop outlets in the city.

Easy Mothers's Day Ideas

Scented Bookmarks
If your mother loves to read, you can make a scented bookmark for her. Cut felt fabric in a cute pattern and add a few drops drops of essential oil on it. Glue it to a paper clip and your easy bookmark is ready!

Love Jar
Make sure your mum never has a bad day by gifting her a love jar. Jazz a glass jar with glitter and slip tiny notes in it about how special she is or funny incidents. Ask her to read a note whenever she is in a bad mood.

Breakfast in Bed
A perennial mother’s day favourite, no mother can resist a relaxing day in bed. Start her day on a happy note by preparing a healthy and yummy breakfast. Bond over steaming coffee and gossip with your mother.

Phone Cover
If your mom and her cell phone are inseparable, make a cute phone cover. Take a soft fabric with an interesting print. Cut it according the phone’s measurements and sew the open ends of the pouch.

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