Mother's Day celebrations can be dated all the way back to the ancient cultures of Greece and Rome. In both cultures, mother goddesses were worshipped during the springtime with various religious festivals. Evidence of a Roman festival celebrated in mid-March has been found, in order to honour the Roman goddess Magna Mater, or Great Mother. In later years, as Christianity spread throughout Europe, the celebration of the "Mother Church" replaced the pagan tradition of honouring mythological goddesses, and the fourth Sunday in Lent became known as Mothering Sunday, and was originally a celebration of the mother church, gradually moving towards showing appreciation for our 'earthly' mothers with gifts and flowers as time moved on. [Source Werdsmith.com]
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This Mother's Day marks a year of the UK being in the grip of Covid19, and although children will be back in school, the majority of the UK will still be in lockdown, and it may be difficult to meet up with our mothers again this year.
Fashions Finest has come up with a few online gift ideas, if you are unable to pop round with flowers or a bottle of wine, or invite your Mother, Aunt or Grandmother out for a meal.
Something To Bling
Blair & Co. Irish Jewellery Company has launched a limited edition Ó Necklace, a beautifully unique gift for families and friends to send a token of love and care to Irish family home or abroad.
This unique gift, perfect for any Irish lady, is a gold plated sterling silver pendant necklace in the shape of Ireland with a heart in the centre. Alongside the pendant is a moleskin pocket, elegant branded jewellery box and even free gift wrapping too.
Also included is a gift card with a very apt quote by famous Irish poet Michael Hartnett: “We moved along the scale, living our own lives, separate but never split.” For the right woman, this beautiful piece of Jewellery will strike just the right tone this Mother’s Day.
A Little Button
The Handmade.co.uk offer these beautiful and cute necklaces she will love to receive this Mothers Day.
This little solid pure silver handmade button with an 18 inch sterling silver fine curb chain is pretty and dainty. These minimalist necklaces are boxed and presented with a quote saying; "Mums are like buttons, they hold everything together"
The necklace arrives beautifully packaged and ready for gifting, and are available to buy online for £44.00
Something To Accessorize
If the superwoman you are gifting this year enjoys dressing for the occasion, 1 People have confidently handled slow fashion fit for every occasion. All their clothing and accessories are made from materials that are mindful of people and the planet.
For something both special and also on-trend, 1 People have launched a limited edition range of stylish and chic scarves that pay homage to the empowering efforts of various women who have done so much for society over the years, including Jane Goodall, RA Kartini, Amelia Earhart, Maya Angelou, Rachel Carson and Wangari Maathai.
Paying close attention to detail each unique pattern boasts an array of flattering and feminine illustrations and tones. Perfect for adding flair to your bag handle, tying around ponytails and wrists, knotting lightly around your neck or covering your shoulders.
All collections are made with love, and super durable - 1 People offers a three-year warranty as well! What's more is for every product sold, 40% is donated to the charity Business for Planet.
Red Bubble is an Australian company specialising in unique ways to give independent artists the ability to sell their creations. Here you can buy beautiful, quirky and uncommon art on different products.
The tote bags are beautifully designed with all kinds of images, paintings and quotes, printed on both sides of the bag. They would be a fab present for a lady of any age this Mother's Day.
Red Bubble make the bags available to order in three sizes, and are made with various materials, from polyester to cotton. They are also machine washable for ease of use.
Find your favourite design online with prices starting at £10.00 and shipping available all over the world.
Something To Eat
A Taste Of Heaven
Lewis and Baker, Family bakery since 1890 offers this Large Mother's Day G&T Blondie
Gin and Tonic blondie, a delicious white chocolate blondie with a delicate lemon flavour and topped with a gin and tonic frosting, finished with white chocolate drops and rose petals. All wrapped up in a convenient traybake so that she can divide how she chooses. A real crowd pleaser, perfect for Mother's Day. Comes beautifully boxed and with and a personalised gift message.
Other flavours and sizes are available also. Available to order online for £19.99
A Hug In A Hamper
If you are wanting to give your loved one a big hug but can’t be with them this Mother's Day, this gift could be perfect for you. Send a delicious selection of indulgent sweet treats from Cartwright and Butler. The ‘Send a Hug Gift Set’ contains an array of wonderful indulgencies including Butter Oat Crumbles, Chocolate Wafer Crispies, Fudge, Fruity & sweet Honey with Strawberries, and a bottle of Bottega Rosé to complete the hug.
Presented in a stylish grey box complete with black ribbon and a pink sleeve featuring the words “with love”, the gift is the perfect gesture to show her that you care, even though you can't be with her this Mother's Day.
Available online for £35.00
However you decide to tell her you love her or miss her this Mother's Day, remember that the day is about honouringthe important role that women play in our lives. Even if you only have one or two people you may send a gift to, think about all of the women who have had a positive impact on your life so far and send a card or text to let them know why you appreciate them. It will be happily received, and help you to reflect on the positivity in your life as we begin to move out of lockdown, and back into more normality.
Enjoy your day.