Mother’s Day, which this year falls on Sunday March 11th in the UK, is a chance to show your appreciation to mothers and even grandmothers. With the weather still cold and rainy, we’ve put together a list of bright, floral gifts to help infuse the festivities with a feeling of spring – as long as you don’t look out of the window!
1. Mother of Pearl pink dreamer notebook, Papier
Ideal for recipes, notes or keeping track of what the family’s doing, this pretty notebook can be personalised and costs £12.99 from Papier.
2. William Kilburn enamel pot, Annabel James
The pretty pattern on this pot takes details from an 18th century textile design by William Kilburn. It comes resented in an illustrated gift box, and will find a use as a plant pot, pen holder, makeup holder or ‘bits and pieces’ tidy around the house. £17.95, available from Annabel James.
3. Wildflowers embroidered leather makeup bag, PaperCutts
An eye catching make up bag embroidered with fresh and fluorescent colours and handmade in leather for durability. It can be personalised as well for a truly special gift, and costs £55 from PaperCutts.
4. Handpainted gift box, the Pink Pheasant
A beautiful hand painted, wooden gift or jewellery box, decorated and lined with Liberty cotton fabric and finished with a simple white ribbon tie. Ideal as a gift in its own right, or fill it with homemade biscuits or chocolates for a special touch. £27, available from the Pink Pheasant.
5. Poppy outdoor cushion, Wyevale Garden Centre
This cushion, suitable for use with garden furniture, features an attractive poppy print that makes a charming addition to any outdoor scene. Designed for outdoor use, it is made of weather-resistant polyester with a hessian texture, and can be left outside come rain or shine. £12.50, available from Wyevale Garden Centre.
6. Vintage French quilt, Rebecca’s Aix Home
For a unique gift, how about this pretty vintage French hand-stitched quilt? With a floral pattern on one side in pink and brown, the reverse side is a red cotton that shows off the hand stitched quilting. It is in good condition but there are a few little holes on the reverse side. This country style handmade French quilt or ’boutis’ dates from the early 1930s. £145, available from Rebecca’s Aix Home.
7. Vintage rose red floral and check cushion, Pignut
This reversible cushion has an attractive mix of red rose print on one side and yarn dyed woven check on the other with thick stitching on all four sides. Also available in grey, it costs £25 from Pignut.
8. Meadow egg cup, Laura Lee Designs
Lush green grasses and turrets of foxgloves and bushes of lavender all feature in this impressionistic design of a summer meadow. Made using traditional on glaze enamels, these eggcups are perfect for Sunday breakfast in bed. £8.50 each, available from Laura Lee Designs.
9. Canvas tote bag, Clarissa Hulse
This design is inspired by the kaleidoscopic patterns that build up on the calico cloth on the print table after hours and hours of screen-printing different designs and colours. Bright and colourful, it will cheer up any shopping trip. £25, available from Clarissa Hulse.
10. Felicity coasters by Zala Farrah
Square hardboard coasters with cork backs, these will look great under that early morning cup of tea. Customised with original, colourful artwork, they cost £12.50 for a set of four from Art Wow.