In the UK Mothering Sunday was originally a day where Christians would visit the mother church at which they were baptised. Over the years it has become more of a celebration of mothers and mother figures to say thanks for all of their hard work in bringing up children.
The day always falls on the fourth Sunday of Lent, three weeks before Easter. This year, in the UK, Mothering Sunday falls on 11th March. It is estimated that Britons spend on average around £40 - £50 on their mums on this special day.
In the United States and many other global destinations Mother’s Day this year is Sunday 13th May. The reason they celebrate on a different day is because in other countries it has never had the religious background like it has in the UK.
Flowers, chocolates, and a special meal out are often purchased as presents for Mother’s Day; but If you are looking for something which is individual and personalised here are a few ideas for the perfect gift for your mum:
Family Welly Boot Print – perfect for outdoorsy types this lovely print can be personalised in a number of ways. You can pick the size, colour, and pattern on each pair of boots, the style and colour of your bunting and you can even add pets to your print.
Mums Pamper Crate – This lovely wooden crate can be personalised with a name if required. Fill it with your mum’s favourite bath and shower products, a fluffy bathrobe, scented candles, and a small box of chocolates; you can even add a small bottle of wine because every mum likes to pamper themselves sometimes.
Personalised Cushion – This small independent company handmakes custom cushions to your own specification. If your mum has a favourite character, animal, film, or TV programme they can create an embroidered cushion featuring it; they can also make personalised name cushions too. Every time your mum sits on her favourite chair and see’s her cushion she’ll think of you.
Personalised Perfume – If your mum loves her fragrances then the Perfume Shop now offer a service where you can have a favourite bottle of perfume engraved with a message of your choice. Perfect if your mum has a signature scent that she’s never without on her dressing table.
Who Am I? – Always wanted to find out more about your family background? this simple test which is conducted at home then sent away for analysis gives you a breakdown of your exact ethnic mix revealing your families history. One you’ve received your results you also get access to the Ancestry members so you can identify other people around the world who share your DNA.
Personalised Colouring Book – adult colouring has grown steadily in popularity over the past few years. All you need to enjoy this great stress reliever is some pens or pencils, a colouring book, and your own creativity. This book is personalised with a name of your choice on the cover and throughout the book each page features your chosen name too.
Personalised Bracelet – our new hand stamped bangle style bracelet can be personalised with any text you would like on the inside or outside. Add a personalised message for your mum, a short quote, or an affirmation to create a piece of jewellery that is as individual as the person receiving it.
Butler & Grace Gift Card – If you would like to treat your Mum to a piece of personalised jewellery but aren’t sure what style she would prefer then why not consider a Butler & Grace electronic Gift Card? When you purchase we will send them a personal email to let them know about your gift and send instructions on how they can design their custom bracelet or necklace.
Hopefully this has given you a few ideas for personalised gifts that you can give to say thanks to your mum on this special day.
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Sterling silver is one of the most popular types of metal used for jewellery because it is affordable, suits all skin tones, is durable and is very lightweight.
One of the downsides to silver though is that it can tarnish over time through no fault of the owner; however, with a bit of care it is possible to keep your silver jewellery looking bright and shiny for a lot longer.
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