Mother’s Day , the day we devote to showing our mums and maternal figures how special they are, is just around the corner.
This year’s celebrations might look a little different than usual due to the pandemic – with many still unable to travel too far to visit their mum – but we will still do our very best to make it a memorable one.
So, here’s everything you need to know about when Mother’s Day is happening this year and where to find some of the best presents and cards online.
When is Mother’s Day 2021?
Mother’s Day 2021 is tomorrow (March 14), so you’re running out of time to send a last-minute gift with next-day delivery.
If you’re not going to be with your family this year, gifts, cards and other tokens of your appreciation are more important than ever – a way of sending your love and showing them they’re not alone.
Where to buy the best Mother’s Day presents
If you’re trying to get a spot of last-minute shopping in, or you can just buy now and tell her to expect it a couple of days late, many outlets are offering perfect Mother’s Day packages.
Independent chocolate company Chococo has created a delicious-looking gift set for the day, complete with a truffle selection box, treat bag, a heart-shaped bar and flower lolly.
Personalised presents make any celebration extra special, and Not On The High Street have a range of options. This personalised storybook is great for new mums and will make story time a lot more interactive.
You could also send your mum a pamper hamper full of health, skincare and haircare goodies. Alongside a thoughtful handwritten note, it could have things like Bea Skincare’s anti-ageing photodynamic facial mask , The Body Shop’s Vitamin E Hydration Kit , and more.
Looking for something a bit different? Why not gift some luxury pyjamas or an art print your mum can look at every day?
As we’re all stuck indoors on the day, getting your mum some homeware bits might be a great idea, too. Fortnum & Mason has come out with a delicious Mother’s Day Tea blend , and Emma Bridgewater is offering a colourful new plate design for Mother’s Day .
Where to buy the best Mother’s Day cards
In normal times, you’d probably buy your card from Clintons or the Card Factory – however, due to lockdown rules, these shops are currently not open.
So, why not buy your card online? There are many companies that allow you to personalise your cards with pictures and messages.
Moonpig is offering a range of cards for LGBTQ+ parents, for those of you with two mums to spoil this Mother’s Day.
Stationery company Papier also has a wide range of designs that include the option to add a photo of your loved one.
What are the origins of Mother’s Day?
Mothering Sunday is the fourth Sunday of Lent, and was traditionally a date when people in Britain returned to their home or ‘mother’ church.
This usually meant Mothering Sunday became a family reunion – with children (who may have left home for work) and parents reuniting at church.
It’s now a day for celebration, with children giving cards and presents to their mum or maternal figure.
In America, Mother’s Day is an unrelated festival that takes place later in the year, which only began in around 1908.
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