Mother’s Day is a special day to celebrate the#1 woman in our lives, whether it’s our biological mother, grandmother, or any motherly figure who has played an important role in shaping who we are. It’s a day to show our appreciation, love, and gratitude for all the sacrifices and hard work they’ve done for us.
This Mother’s Day, instead of the usual flowers or chocolates, why not consider giving the gift of adventure, relaxation, or learning to the most special woman in your life? These gift ideas are truly unique and will make any mum feel loved and appreciated on this special day.
Whether your mum is an experienced adventurer or someone who loves to unwind in nature, Neil has something to offer. So, if you’re struggling to find the perfect gift for your mum, read on to discover three amazing gift ideas that will make this Mother’s Day one to remember.
For Mums Who Have a Knack for Adventure: Book a Safari
If your mum loves adventure, what better way to show your love and appreciation than by giving her the experience of a lifetime? Neil Hermes Safaris offers a variety of birdwatching safaris in the ACT and surrounding areas, including long trips that will encourage you to disconnect from the daily routine and spend more time in nature, surrounded by birds and other wildlife.
These safaris are perfect for mums who love exploring new places and spotting rare bird species. You can book a private safari for the entire family or join one of Neil’s upcoming safaris. Either way, your mum is sure to have a memorable and exciting experience.
For Busy Mums Who Need a Break from Their Daily Routines: Book a Beginners Birdwatching Walk
Mothers are often the backbone of the family, working tirelessly to ensure their loved ones are taken care of. They do so much for us, from working in and out of the house to ensuring all our needs are met. It’s important to recognize that mothers need a break too, to recharge and take some time for themselves.
For mums who need a break from their busy schedules, booking a beginner’s birdwatching walk is a great way to unwind and relax in nature, without committing to a long, strenuous trip. Neil offers a variety of birdwatching walks in the ACT on weekends, in some of the most beautiful locations and wildlife sanctuaries in Canberra such as Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve, Jerrabomberra Wetlands Nature Reserve, Callum Brae Nature Reserve, and Namadgi National Park.
These expert guided walks are suitable for mums of all ages and fitness levels and are a great activity for the whole family to enjoy. Spending a day out in nature with Mum is a great way to bond and create treasured memories that will last longer than a bouquet of flowers or a box of chocolates ever will.
For Mums Who Love Reading, Nature, and Wildlife: Buy a Book
If your mum is an avid reader and loves spending time in the garden observing wildlife, then Neil Hermes’ book “A Photographic Field Guide to the Birds of Canberra and the High Country” is a fantastic gift option for her this Mother’s Day. This comprehensive guide is filled with over 300 high-quality images of various bird species found in the Canberra region and surrounding areas.
Not only is this book visually stunning, but it is also a valuable resource for bird enthusiasts and novice birdwatchers alike. Each species is thoroughly described, providing detailed information about its habitat, behavior, and identifying features. The guide also includes a list of birds that can be found in the Canberra region, making it an excellent tool for planning a birdwatching excursion.
By gifting your mum this book or other books about birds and nature, you are not only giving her the opportunity to learn about the different bird species in her local area, but you are also providing her with a tool to improve her mental well-being as exposure to nature and green environments on human systems, as well as spending time in nature and observing birds has been shown to reduce stress and anxiety, improve mood, and increase overall well-being. It can also significantly reduce symptoms of burnout, anxiety, and depression, several studies have shown.
So, this Mother’s Day, consider giving your mum a gift that she can enjoy in the comfort of her own home while also encouraging her to explore the great outdoors and appreciate the beauty of nature.
No matter what your mum’s interests are, there’s a perfect gift for her this Mother’s Day. Whether it’s a safari, a birdwatching walk, or a book, Neil Hermes has something for every mum who loves nature, wildlife, and birdwatching. So, go ahead and surprise your mum with a unique and unforgettable experience that she will cherish forever. Happy Mother’s Day to all the mums out there!