Monday, April 26, 2021

Celebrate Mother's Day - gifts inspiration

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Mother's Day celebrates motherhood and encompasses all generations of women in  a family. 

Celebrating Mother's day has its roots deep into the 16th century England. In those times, young girls and boys as well were often sent from home to work as maids and servants, and were given the 4th Sunday of Lent to return home to their mothers. So this became known as the "Mothering Sunday", when the family gathered around the mother, the eldest child brought "mothering cake" and children most often assumed household duties and prepared special lunch or dinner to honor their mother. 

Historians like to theorize that it was the return to the “mother” church that led to the tradition of children getting the day off to visit their mother and family. 

Whatever the case might be, it is a lovely day to celebrate your mother.

When it comes to gifts, and I think all mothers will agree, the greatest gift is to have your children around for the day. However, we like to pamper our mothers, so below are some ideas for gifts and activities to do on the day: 

 

1) Bring your mother cake and flowers

2) Do chores around the house or garden

3) Record a video with your kids, make a card or a little painting.

4) Make her a homemade gift (her favourite jam, organic soap, scented candles, lavender sachets, herbal vinegar, fruit juice). 

5) Buy an online class for her (art, pottery, cooking, jewelry making, etc.)

6) Buy an online subscription for a magazine Bella Grace, Art Journaling, Belle Armoire Jewelry.

Do you celebrate Mother's Day? What do you usually gift your (grand)mother?

11 comments:

Alhana said...

Thanks for the tips! In Spain we celebrate Mothers' Day on the first Sunday of May and I am usually out of ideas for gifts. :-)

Maya Kuzman said...

We don't have an actual Mother's day here. We celebrate mothers on 8th of March (on the international Woman's day).

Julie's Creative Lifestyle said...

These are great gift ideas for Mother's Day Maya.

Kim said...

I was interested to read your piece on the beginnings of Mother's Day, Maya. These days, Mother's Day is always celebrated with my dear husband, as both our girls are in different parts of the world, and my darling mum is no longer with us. Though, I have many cherished memories of beautiful times spent with my girls and mum on this special day. There are so many lovely ways to spend Mother's Day. No surprise to you but I rather love the gift of a beautiful bouquet of flowers. Love the ideas you have mentioned, too.

handmade by amalia said...

Really great ideas, Maya! My mom is notoriously difficult to shop for, we usually end up buying something for her garden.
Amalia
xo

Maya Kuzman said...

Thank you for sharing, Kim! I too love a bouquet, but my family usually buys me books :) Cannot complain. They last more than flowers, lol!

Maya Kuzman said...

Thank you Amalia. Buying gifts for the garden is such a great idea! Useful!

Joanne said...

These are all great suggestions for Mother's day. Pinned.

Dee | Grammy's Grid said...

Nice ideas! Thanks so much for linking up with me at the Unlimited Link Party 25. Pinned!

My thrift store addiction said...

Great ideas, Maya! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm!

Kippi O'Hern said...

I love the history of Mother's Day thank you so much for sharing.
Happy Mother's Day,
Kippi