Fresh flowers are a traditional gift for Mothering Sunday, which this year falls on 31 March. Spring flowers such as daffodils and primroses are popular floral gifts and always appreciated, they don’t always last more than a few days – so we thought we’d search out some more permanent floral gift ideas that will carry on giving pleasure for years to come.
1. Peony jug, Sophie Allport
Made from fine bone china, this pretty jug is perfect in the kitchen and would also look lovely filled with flowers. It’s available in four different sizes, and features fat, overblown pink peonies – a lovely floral gift that can be used again and again. Prices start from £13, available from Sophie Allport.
2. Large yellow floral mug, Pip Studio Royal
This colourful mug features a floral design and gold detailing. Inspired by elements from historical porcelain sets, this mug is perfect for enjoying your favourite hot drink. £11, available from Hurn & Hurn.
3. Set of two Tracy tea towels in pink and white, Ragged Rose
This pack of two bright and cheerful tea towels is almost too pretty to use. They come presented in a gift pack and are made from quality thick cotton for durability. £12 for the set of two, available from Ragged Rose.
4. Painterly floral outdoor cushion, Garden Green
Featuring a watercolour style image of colourful wild flowers, with plain green on the reverse, this cushion is made from water resistant fabric making it easy to wipe clean and suitable for outdoor use. Was £14.99 now £12.99, available from Bean Bag Bazaar.
5. Quinsai garden oval bowl, Villeroy & Boch
Effortlessly delicate in both design and structure, this pretty serving bowl is decorated in soft hues of pink and green for a fresh, summery feel. Part of a range of tableware, it costs £63 and is available from Bridgmans.
6. Linen lampshade with blue floral lining, The Pink Pheasant
This design uses plain chevron linen from Peony & Sage paired with a Liberty soft pale blue floral print as the lining. When the lamp is lit the floral lining shows through. This lined shade would be suitable either for a bedside or table lamp or for a ceiling pendant, and is available in a range of sizes. Prices start at £43.50, available from The Pink Pheasant.
7. Ary botanical wooden tray, Nordic Mood
This simple, stylish tray was designed by Sofie Bursting and inspired by the beauty of nature. The muted colour scheme means it’ll fit into any decor while the sturdy wood and melamine construction means a durable finish. £39, available from Nordic Mood.
8. Pink flower wood picture frame, Gisela Graham
This very pretty, fresh wooden photo frame is decorated with summer blooms and delicate stencilled feathers. The photo window itself measures 3.5″ by 3.5″, and would look equally nice filled with dried press flowers or a photo. £9.99, available from The Contemporary Home.
9. Spring flowers candle tin, St Eval Candle Company
The smells of the English garden are all blended into this floral candle, lovingly hand poured. £10, available from Sir Gordon Bennett.
10. Hollyhocks embroidered lavender bag, Fine Cell Work
This linen lavender bag is hand embroidered with pretty hollyhocks and filled with organic lavender. £10, available from Fine Cell Work, a charity who work teaching needlework skills to prisoners in British prisons.