I don’t need a gift - really, I don’t! - is like saying I’ll be there in five minutes. While both statements are supposed to put the person receiving the message at ease, it often does the exact opposite. Because you know, on some level, they are lying.
Which is to say that if your mother proclaims this year that just your very company – virtual as is likely the case – is enough, ignore this. Morally superior this sentiment may be, but she wants something. So, where to start when you have very little to go off? Broadly speaking, you cannot go wrong with fresh flowers. Or a luxurious beauty care package you know she’d feel (unnecessarily) guilty buying herself.
For a more niche alternative, guided not by a specific item per se, but will appeal to your ma’s spirited new graft to become a sustainable goddess – something that boasts eco-friendly credentials will be most welcome come March 14th (global search platform Lyst, reported a 37% increase in searches for sustainability-related keywords last year). Vintage (Hermès) scarves? Lab-grown diamonds? Luxurious refillable lipstick? Take your pick: