This year, Mothering Sunday falls on 19th March. The original ‘Mothering Sunday’ was aimed at girls who’d gone out to be in service (working as housemaids and cooks) to give the opportunity to return to their home town and attend their ‘mother church’. As days off were not plentiful, this became a rare opportunity for the family to spend time together, and evolved into the idea of visiting your own mother.
It’s become the perfect opportunity to show your mum how much you appreciate her, particularly if you can’t see her as often as you would like. Although flowers are a traditional present, you might want to think about a more permanent present. We’ve put together a guide to Mother’s Day gifts that are sure to find favour.
1. Mother’s Day dried flower bouquet, Gone to Seed
This Mother’s Day dried flower bouquet is packed full of wonderful flowers and grasses, and is designed to last. Either display them as they come or rearrange them to suit your vase. These pollen free flowers will last many months or years. Keep dry and out of direct sunlight. £35, available from Gone to Seed.
2. Needlefelt hedgehog, Hedgerosie Handmade
For a cute little token that’s easy to post, how about this realistic and lovingly handcrafted hedgehog holding a flower? It’s handcrafted and made from needle felt, perfect for hanging on a door knob or hook. £13.50, available from The British Craft House.
3. Mother’s Day lemon and elderflower cake, Simply Delicious Cake Company
This delicious cake is drizzled with lemon and elderflower cordial after baking and filled with lemon and elderflower butter cream. The cake is finished in pretty marbled yellow icing, an iced plaque and a pretty yellow ribbon. Delivered straight to your recipient, it costs £32 from the Simply Delicious Cake Company.
4. Honey spiced bath collection, Sophie Allport
This luxury bath collection combines the relaxing scent of freshly picked lavender flowers, bursting with floral aroma, with the subtle sweetness of honey and undertones of spicy turmeric. Perfect for pampering. Prices range from £5.50 to £29, available from Sophie Allport.
5. Motherhood art print, Ezra W Smith
For a gift that’s a little different, how about this bold, colourful art print capturing the idea of motherhood? It’s available in different sizes, with prices start at £22, from Fy!
6. Afternoon tea hamper, Pique
Take afternoon tea to new heights with this hamper packed full of sweet and savoury treats, delivered directly to your door. Hand-made with free-range meat, Clarence Court eggs and carefully sourced ingredients, it costs £50 for two people. Available from Pique.
7. Brew, Bath and Me gift box, Little Local Box
A consciously curated regional gift box, showcasing earth-friendly British independent businesses in the North region of the UK. Similar boxes are available for Midlands, South West and South East. Prices start at £30, available from Little Local Box.
8. Sea wool throw, J J Textile
This throw is a celebration of the British seaside and days spent by the water. In summery blue, it features bunting, paper boats and the iconic seaside seagull. Take it on a picnic, to the beach, or use it by the fire while you dream of warmer days. The throw is also reversible and features the inverted colours on the back, offering two separate looks in one item. Made from 100% wool, it will keep you warm in winter and cool in summer. £117, available from J J Textile.
9. Cucumber leaf and green melon soap, Lola Designs
Shea enriched moisturising delicately fragranced cucumber leaf and fresh green melon soap bar. Vegan friendly. £6.99, available from Lola Designs.
10. Cornflower vintage art print, Beach House Art
This finely detailed print features a cornflower in flower. Originally taken from a vintage botanical art print, the painting has been restored to its original perfection and will brighten up any wall. Prices start at £18, available from Beach House Art.