In the pink: top ten rose gifts for Mother’s Day 2016

Whether or not you’re familiar with floriography or the language of flowers, it’s common knowledge that roses mean love.

While deep red roses are the traditional choice for lovers, did you know that roses of other colours have different meanings? White roses stand for innocence, while pink roses convey gentle emotions like admiration, gratitude and joy as well as elegance and grace.  Mother’s Day 2016 is on Sunday 6th March, and we think pink roses are the perfect choice. Here are our gift ideas:

1. Pink rose heart-shaped mirror, Melody Maison

The frame of this heart-shaped, ornate mirror is made from metal and there’s a metal rose detailing finished in pastel greens, yellows and pinks which gives the mirror a very feminine touch. £49.95 from Melody Maison.

2. Loom throw in rose pink, Tine K Home

The soft, muted tones of grey and pink in this handmade throw would complement any decor. Equally useful as a beach wrap, bed or chair throw or even as an inpromtu dressing gown, it costs £59 from At No 67. 

3. Rose quartz pink opaque glass vase, The Contemporary Home

Everything’s prettier in pink and this vase is no exception. Whether brimming with fresh spring flowers or as a decorative touch in its own right, this graceful glass vase, £25, will add a soft feminine touch to any room. Available from The Contemporary Home.

4. Heart-shaped rose pink wreath, live laugh love

This wreath, £3.95, is made from wire covered in fabric and is  decorated by fabric flowers and leaves. This would be ideal as a little extra present for decorating a breakfast tray or table, and is available from live laugh love.

5. Rose & bee half pint mug, Emma Bridgewater

Perfect for tea in bed, this classic Emma Bridgewater pattern features pink roses, little bee detailing and Persian blue border (inside the mug). Dishwasher and microwave safe. £19.95 from Daisy Park.

6. Rose teapot, Sophie Allport

A delicate pink English rose adorns this fine bone china teapot, perfect for anyone who’s fussy about their tea! Available in two sizes, it’s dishwasher and microwave safe for easy care. Other items, including a breakfast set, jug and mug, are available in the same range. Prices start at £25 from Sophie Allport.

7. Sage English rose oilcloth, Tickety Boo

This pretty sage oilcloth with English roses made from 100% cotton oilcloth has a gloss finish and is ideal for tablecloths, being wipe clean and hardwearing. Brighten up the kitchen table for that special lunch, or use it outside on the garden table. Sold in half metre measurements, it costs £7 per half metre from Tickety Boo.

8. Sanderson mid summer rose rug, Kelaty

Based on a classic design from the Sanderson archive, this 100% woolhand tufted loom woven rug with its bright, eyecatching colourscheme and bold design will take pride of place in any home. Available in different sizes, prices start at £409 from Kelaty.

9. Gardeners’ gauntlets, Bradleys

Garden in style with these top quality, lightweight gloves with cuffs crafted in English linen and leather. The long, floral linen cuffs are ideal for protecting your arms and the leather shields your hands from the elements. Perfect for all gardening tasks, whether summer gardening, or cutting the brambles in autumn. Handmade  in Great Britain, each pair of gloves is unique, so there may be some slight colour variations. £27.95, available from Annabel James.

10. Rose pink leather keyring, Festive Glories

As pretty as it is practical, this is one present your mum can use for years and years to be reminded of you. Made from soft Italian nappa leather, this little heart keyring will look better as it ages. £8, available from Festive Glories. 

By Sara Walker

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