Mothers Day

With Mother’s Day just around the corner, you may find yourself looking for the perfect gift for the special mother figure in your life.

In the UK, Mother's Day or Mothering Sunday is a religious celebration, dedicated to honouring the Virgin Mary. It started in the Middle Ages, a time when children often worked away from home. During this time, children returned home to visit their ‘mother church’ and spend precious time with their mothers.

Children often picked wildflowers on their journey home as a gift for their mothers. Simnel cake, a delicious dessert filled with fruit and spices, was also a popular Mother’s Day gift.

Although it has different origins, Mother’s Day in the UK has become more commercialised. By the 1950s, Mother’s Day had become more of a secular celebration, in line with the US.

1. Mother’s Day is the biggest flower buying day of the year in Britain

Looking for a present for Mum? Flowers are usually one of the first things that spring to mind. It’s little wonder then, that flower sales are up around 70% on Mother’s Day, compared with most other days of the year.

2. Mother’s Day dates back to Ancient Greece

Who knew? The roots of Mother’s Day go as far back as Ancient Greece, when Greeks used to hold an annual spring festival dedicated to the maternal Goddess Rhea, mother of the Gods.

3. In the UK and Ireland, Mothering Sunday is celebrated on the fourth Sunday of Lent

That explains why the date varies every year! This year, that date falls on Sunday 27th March. Run out and grab that card and gift if you haven’t done so already!

4. In the UK, around thirty million cards are sent on Mother’s Day

30 million! An unfathomable amount! That is a lot of work for the good post men and women of the UK!

5. Mother’s Day is celebrated in 46 countries around the world

Mother’s Day is a well-established tradition around the world, but it’s celebrated at different times of the year dependent on what country you’re in, so don’t get confused! Just to reiterate, Mother’s Day in the UK this year falls on 27th March!

Let’s be honest, mothers are superheroes and deserve to be showered with love all year round — but there’s no denying they deserve it a little bit more on Mother’s Day. That's why we have put together this small selection of products that would make the perfect gift for mothers!

Fixtures Artificial Plants
A more personal touch. These luxury artificial planters from Fixtures make the perfect gift for a loved one. These plants will bring life to any room and a splash of colour.

We personal recommendation for a valentine’s gift is the pink peach tree. The delicate look and smooth pink colour petals combine perfectly to create a peaceful vibe. We also offer many other types of trees / plants so there are many more options. Find your perfect tree HERE

Spear & Jackson Gardening Hand tool Set
Part of the Spear and Jackson Colours range, this eye catching starter set contains three essential garden tools - a weed fork, hand trowel and a transplanting trowel.

The set comes in an attractive gift box and makes a great gift for gardening lovers. Find it HERE

Cadbury Roses Gift Box
Cadbury's favourite assortment of individually wrapped milk chocolates available in a 186g carton. Roses chocolates make the perfect gift for Mothers Day or as small tokens of appreciation! Find them HERE

Monin Gift Sets
The Monin Coffee Syrup Gift Set is the flavour packed infusion your hot drinks need. Perfect for pleasing those with a sweet tooth, this syrup set features Caramel, Vanilla, Hazelnut, Gingerbread and Amaretto flavouring.

As the perfect gift for any coffee lover, these flavouring syrups also include a recipe guide book full of delicious ideas. Ideal for creating that true barista coffee experience in your own home, you can add these coffee flavourings to hot chocolate, milkshakes, frappes or desserts. Find them HERE

Pukka Tea Herbal Selection Box
A beautiful tea selection box is the perfect self-care gift to let your loved ones know you care about them. Made from premium recyclable packaging and finished with intricate gold foiling details and pukka flourishes, our selection boxes are the perfect thoughtful gift for all your friends and family, for any occasion. Find it HERE