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Treat mum to digital gifts this Sunday


In this modern world, everyone is increasingly reliant on technology and the internet for entertainment, information and everything in-between. Why not apply this to holidays and celebrations, too?

We’ve rounded up five ways to make Mother’s Day fabulous by embracing the power of digital.


Picture perfect

Everyone loves reminiscing over old photographs. It’s that nostalgic feeling you get when you look back at that fantastic holiday, or the moments when your little brother took his first steps.

Dust off your old photo albums and scan in your favourite family snaps from over the years. You can then retouch them or put them into a slideshow or mini movie, that way Mum can enjoy them over and over again everywhere she goes.

Alternatively, organise all of the photos on your smartphone and get them printed out as a scrapbook to preserve more recent memories. This makes a heart-warming and affordable gift idea that will mean the world to your mam.

Check out sites such as Snapfish and Photobox for inspiration.


Send flowers online

With plenty of online flower delivery services out there, it’s extremely easy to surprise her on Mother’s Day.

All you need to do is choose a bunch of blooms, enter the prefered delivery address, and the company will gift them to your mum on the day. Some companies even allow you to add a special note, a box of chocolates or a cuddly bear to an order.

The most popular flower delivery shops are Interflora and eFlorist, but Bloom and Wild  offer something a bit more unique and your mum doesn’t even have to be home when they get delivered.


Movie day

If you’re lucky enough to be spending time with your mum on Mother’s Day, why not organise a cosy day in?

There’s so much choice when it comes to digital streaming services like Now TV, Netflix and Amazon Prime that you can binge watch your favourite shows, films and TV series.

Beforehand, make sure to order some tasty snacks to keep you going. Many local takeaways and restaurants are available to choose from on Deliveroo, Just Eat and Hungry House.


Make your own eCard

Add an environmentally friendly touch to Mother’s Day by going paperless and creating a digital card online.

If you’re feeling extra creative, head to sites like PicMonkey or Canva to design your own greetings card, or order a pre-designed customisable one from Moonpig or Funky Pigeon.


Give her a call

If you’re not going to get to visit your mum this Sunday, you can still see her face via video call on Facebook, WhatsApp or FaceTime. Through a strong internet connection, you can chatter away to each other and wish her a lovely day as if you were in the same room.

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