There’s a lot of fine print that comes with the job of being Mum. Like the fact that you can be expected to scare away bed monsters with nothing but your bare hands, or feed a crowd of hungry teenagers at a minute’s notice, or spend entire Saturday mornings playing taxi… Sure, we’ve all given Mum some recognition in the form of macaroni necklaces and lukewarm breakfasts-in-bed along the way. But this year, why not take it up a notch and show Mum how much you appreciate the sacrifices she’s made (and the monsters she’s slayed) with something to make her life a bit easier? 

Here at Click Frenzy, we’ve racked our collective brains to come up with this list of ideas to give mum a well-deserved break this Mother’s Day.

Home delivered recipes and ingredients
If your mum had a dollar for every hour she’s spent shopping and meal planning, she’d probably be off sunning herself on a beach in Miami right now. Put her one step closer to Miami with a Hello Fresh subscription. Hello Fresh will deliver recipes and fresh ingredients direct to her door. If you can’t afford to sign her up for a weekly subscription, you can buy a one-off box and give her a week’s break. Hello Fresh delivers to most suburbs in Brisbane, Sydney, Canberra and Melbourne.

A chef at home
While Hello Fresh delivers “everything but the chef”, At Your Table brings the chef and wait staff to boot – and they even do the washing up! Catering for anything from a romantic dinner for two, right up to a full-scale party, At Your Table can tailor the occasion to put a smile on any mum’s dial.

A cleaner
Cleaning the house with kids in tow is like raking leaves in a cyclone. Show Mum your appreciation for all those years she battled the cyclones by getting her a cleaner. Jim’s Cleaning Group (yep, that’s Jim of Jim’s Mowing fame) offers a range of services from one-off spring cleans to regular house cleaning.

A personal stylist
Who gently persuaded you that your undies belong on the inside when you first started to dress yourself? Your mum, that’s who. Now we’re not suggesting your mum is given to wearing her undies on the outside, but we could all do with some style advice every now and then. Treat Mum to a personal style makeover and shopping session with The Style Agency. You can even make a day of it together with a Mum and Daughter package.

A chauffeur 
After all those years of playing taxi, let Mum be the passenger. Australia Wide Chauffeur Cars offers specialised tours, including winery tours and Girls’ Days Out, for small groups. The company offers prestige sedans and mini buses. Alternatively, give Mum the ultimate luxury experience and hire a limousine!

A day spa treatment
Nothing says ‘I’m sorry for all the times I refused to clean my room’ like a day spa voucher. And really, is there a mum on the planet who doesn’t love to be pampered? The best part is day spa vouchers can be customised to suit just about any budget. Check out Redballoon Days to find a package that suits.

Image: Shutterstock / Poznyakov

Image: Shutterstock / Poznyakov

And for the mum who really does have everything, there’s always the Zombie Machete â€“ perfect for slaying monsters and zombies of all shapes and sizes.

From all of us here at Click Frenzy to all the mums out there – Happy Mother’s Day. To all the sons and daughters – go spoil Mum rotten, she deserves it!