Mothers Day 2017 is just around the corner, Sunday 26th March to be precise, so we would like to present some of the best gifts to buy for your mother.
This special day, which comes around every year, is celebrated in the UK exactly three weeks before Easter Sunday, hence why the date changes every year. Traditionally called Mothering Sunday, this event was historically the first of it’s kind. Originated in the UK as early as the 1600’s, Mothering Sunday was a day where people, mainly children, visited their ‘Mother Church’ or the church nearest their home.
After visiting church, children would then meet their mothers and present them with gifts such as flowers – which traditionally were collected along the way home from church.
Since these times Mothering Sunday has become much more commercialised and the Modern day event, which has adopted the title Mothers Day, is all about children giving their Mothers flowers and gifts to express their love for them. The US celebrate in much the same way, however their Mothers Day always falls on the second Sunday of May.
Best Gifts for Mother’s Day
So know we’ve learnt a little history behind the event but if you haven’t already bought your beloved mother a gift or even thought about what to get, then never fear because we’ve compiled a list of the best gifts for Mothers Day right here.
Flowers – You can’t go wrong, unless of-course your mum is allergic. A gift that you get pick up almost anywhere and it’s a lovely thought to show how much you love your mum. Some of the best Mothers Day bouquets currently on offer include M&S with prices £20 onward including free delivery, Waitrose £12 and up, and Debenhams £22 upwards with delivery available on the day itself – with a 10% discount for customers whom are placing their first order.
Chocolates – Another popular gift alongside flowers. Many stores bring special boxes or bars out especially for Mothers Day. Hotel Chocolat, a premium chocolate seller, offers collections of different Mothers Day gifts, these include; chocolate trays with Prosecco, Champagne truffles, giant slabs, personalised boxes and also a 12 month tasting club subscription.
Hampers – Various online stores offer Mothers Day hampers which are packed full of various gifts. Hamper.com and M&S are some of the top picks for this idea.
Jewellery – Another top gift idea to show your mum how much she’s loved. Jewellery is a special keepsake that can be personalised or selected to your mums taste. Popular jewellery gifts come in the form of Pandora or Swarovski – ranging from charms, bracelets, earrings and watches.
Spa Day – More of a luxury gift, but great if you have a bigger budget to spend. This is great treat and can give your mum the chance to relax and receive some luxurious beauty treatments. Many hotels and halls offer spa days so why not search in your area?
Vouchers – If you’re still stuck for gift ideas, a voucher is a great alternative and gives the opportunity for your mum to choose something she wants from wherever the voucher is valid. If your mum loves books but you’re clueless as to which she’d like then vouchers for stores such as WHS Smith and Waterstones are a great solution.
Restaurant – Another fool proof idea is to take you mum out for lunch or dinner. Expect many places to be fully booked over the Mothers Day weekend but you can always go before the day or after. Afternoon tea is also another good shout.
Other ideas – Does your mum have a hobby or particular interests? Why not look for gifts related to those interests or hobbies. Not On The High Street is a great place to search for different gifts that beat the usually ideas. Products range from accessories, home-ware, food and drink, to experience days. There’s thousands of gift ideas from things you won’t find anywhere else.
If your mum is elderly, vulnerable or at risk of a fall then you could also give the kind gift of a Careline alarm which can help support your mum and let her retain her independence while giving you peace of mind. Check out our Careline Guide or to read more of our blog posts follow this link.