Advertisement feature – Mother’s Day with Moonpig
I count myself incredibly lucky that I have my Mum. She’s not perfect, nobody is, but the older I get and the more I come across people* who’ve not had good relationships with their mothers, or not had them around, the more I see how positive an impact she has had on me.
The key thing is that with both my Mum and Dad I’ve always felt loved, and I’ve always felt good enough.
That sounds like such a simple thing, and I think I’ve taken it for granted over the years, but I was talking to my sister a while ago about it and we realised that a lot of people don’t have it. Lots of people feel like they’re constantly living up to some set of expectations or ideals, that they’ve disappointed their parents, or they feel obliged to follow a certain career or family path.
So I’m a very lucky woman. I’m lucky too that my Mum has been my support bubble during the virus and so I’ve been able to spend time with her. I do feel like I’ve run out of things to say a little bit, with nothing much else going on in life, but I know she doesn’t really mind if I just kind of sit there. It’s just nice to see different faces isn’t it?
Not everyone has their mum in their life but, even if you don’t, chances are there is someone who takes on that maternal role – an aunt, an older sister, a good friend – anyone who knows you well, who you love and trust, can be that mother figure for you, and wouldn’t it be nice to acknowledge that and show that person some love on Mother’s Day this year? We could all do with a bit of cheering up right now.
This is where Moonpig comes in.
While we might not be able to visit our loved ones in person, thanks to Moonpig you can still show someone you are thinking of them, whether that’s sending them a personalised Mother’s Day card, chocolates, or something a little fancier.
I have to confess that I’ve never used Moonpig before, I’ve just not thought to, and so I was very pleasantly surprised when I had a browse. Just have a look at some of these Moonpig Mother’s Day gifts – fancy aren’t they?
I was especially excited to see the Sibling gin gift set as I’ve had these before and I’m not kidding, I think they are the tastiest gins I’ve ever had. I know, I know, that’s a grand statement, but honestly – the flavours are so interesting and you properly taste them, not like some flavoured gins where they promise all sorts and then just taste of GIN. Boring.
And what about some cocktail candies as a change from the traditional box of chocolates? These grown-up gummies comes in different cocktail flavours but they are alcohol free, so they’re perfect if you’re on a break from drinking but still want to pretend.
(Please note: I am never on a break from drinking and so I plan to eat these at the same time as drinking an actual amaretto.)
If you’re looking for something a bit more traditional for Mother’s Day then of course Moonpig do the classic chocolates and flowers too. Tulips, roses, scented rainbow lilies – they’ve got it all going on. (Rainbow lilies! Actual lilies that have been dyed rainbow colours! They’re really pretty.)
However you choose to treat your Mum or that special person in your life, Moonpig is definitely worth that browse.
Check out the full Mother’s Day range at Moonpig and show someone you’re thinking of them this Mother’s Day.
*Let’s be honest, I mean men. Most men I meet have a lot of issues.