Remember away Moms

For expats, living in the Cayman Islands can have many benefits, but it also has its down sides too – for many it means being able to spend far less time with family back home. Mother’s Day is no exception, with many expats having to find a way to celebrate this special day from afar. Despite being away from home, there’s still plenty of ways in which you still show how much you are thinking of her. Here’s some easy and inexpensive ways in which you can say Happy Mother’s Day to your far away Mum.

Flowers

Nothing quite delights like a beautiful bouquet of fresh cut flowers. They’re also easy to send to someone directly, with a wide array of online flower shops that allow you to choose a beautiful boutique to suit your budget. Have it delivered with a thoughtful card or note, which will allow you to convey the sentiment you want and send mum a nice message to show your appreciation. This is the ultimate time saver of a gift and flowers are always appreciated.

Gift baskets

This is a great alternative to traditional flowers, and is always a joy to receive. Many websites have a wide selection of gift baskets, while others allow you to make your own bespoke one. The choice of gift baskets are limitless too – from spa baskets filled with soaps, lotions and bubble bath, to gourmet food baskets filled with delicious treats.

Gift experience

If you know your mum would rather something a little more unique, opt for a gift experience. These are pre-paid experience vouchers, which can be redeemed at any time and are posted inside a gift card. Gift experiences run the gamut from a day at the spa or a wine tasting tour, to more hair-raising experiences such as a day at race car track, a hot air balloon adventure or white water rafting. There’s an experience to suit all at just about every price point. Buy the experience for two and so as you can enjoy it together when you are next home.

A photo album

She may have a million photos of you growing up, but, living far away, she probably doesn’t get to enjoy the day-to-day snapshots of you and your family. Why not put together a keepsake photo album or scrapbook featuring recent shots of you, your kids or your travels? If you’re on a tight budget send them over by email with notes on each one.

Phone call

Sounds simple right? Don’t under estimate just how much this simple gesture can mean. She’ll be delighted to hear your voice and catch up on all the latest news. Ask her ahead when she’ll be around for a chat so you don’t risk missing her. Even better, try Skype for a face-to-face call.

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