Struggling for a gift this Mother’s Day?
Struggling about what to get your mum for Mother’s Day isn’t anything new. In fact new research carried out by My Voucher Codes shows that almost half of us struggle with what to get our Mum at this time of year.
The tradition of giving flowers can be traced back to the 1600s when children would pick flowers from the side of the road on their journey back to see their months on Mothering Sunday. Carnations are the most popular flower to be given as, according to religion, carnations began to grow from the ground marked by the tears of Mary, Mother of Jesus, during his crucifixion and have been associated with motherhood ever since. Traditionally pink and red are the colours given to represent love and adoration, whereas white carnations are used by those whose mothers have died.
Giving a box of chocolates has become a go-to gift for many children struggling for a mother’s day present. Treating your mum to an expensive box of chocolates sends a message that you want her to be pampered as no matter how much you spend on the chocolate, chocolate is still seen as a luxurious, indulgent treat and often brings out a childlike joy in adults.
If you think your mum would love to have a symbolic gift, you can get her the popular souvenir from Russia (the Matryoshka dolls). Also known as the ‘Russian nestling dolls’, these dolls are more than kid’s toys; they have been part of the culture of Eastern Europe for many years and they symbolize a powerful matriarch, the primary figure in the family. This could be the unique gift that makes her day more special.
Giving your mum a nice bottle of wine or some of her favourite tipple is often seen as the perfect gift-giving solution, especially with the recent boom in non-alcoholic wines. When choosing to give the gift of alcohol it is important that you define your budget before you start shopping, that way when you go to the store you are less likely to get carried away and spend more than you can afford. The other nice thing about this is that it is easy to take this idea one step further, either by choosing to purchase a wine club subscription for her or creating a gift basket that pairs the bottle of wine with other goodies as part of the hamper.
Those looking for a more long lasting present will often settle on jewellery as the perfect mother’s day gift. There are so many different types of jewellery that finding something to suit your mum is relatively easy, and as well as your mum being surprised when she opens her gift on Mother’s Day, she will also be reminded of you every time she wears it. Also, a nice piece of jewellery she can show off to her friends will allow your mum bragging rights, and which mum can resist that?!
Giving the gift of a Spa day seems to have become extremely popular in the last few years. Which, isn’t completely surprising when you consider how hectic our lives seem to have become. Booking your mum in for a day of pampering and relaxation is the perfect way to make sure your mum can get some time out and, of courses, as mum can’t go alone you might have to treat yourself to a day of pampering too.
Of course, there are always the old faithful gift ideas to stick with, but for anyone looking for something a bit different there is also this handy mother day gift finger: