Falling on 10th March in the UK this year, Mother’s Day gives us all the chance to take time out and say a very big thank you to our mums for everything that they do. Celebrated around the world on a variety of different dates, Mother’s Day merriment has occurred for thousands of years under many different guises. From the Roman festival of Hilaria to the mid-Lent Christian celebration of ‘Mothering Sunday’, there is no doubt that Mother’s Day is now here to stay as a worldwide day of matriarchal thanksgiving.
However, just as all families are different, so are the ways in which we make our mums aware that we’re grateful for them. One US website conducted a poll of the weirdest gifts received on Mother’s Day, so perhaps take note of these bizarre gifts that you probably shouldn’t buy your mum:
- A month’s supply of loo roll.
- A half-melted candle
- A mouse pad (when she didn’t own a computer)
- A ‘super dooper reindeer pooper’ – a recycled Christmas present from her husband’s work to the family.
- A loaf of bread.
Gin-and-tonic flavoured chocolates
Foodie Anne Shooter suggests that these little bites of pure indulgence are not only the perfect Mother’s Day gift, but also her “idea of the perfect chocolate”. Treat your mum and see if she agrees.
Surprise weekend away
There are so many websites today that have fantastic offers on surprise gifts with super discounts. You could bag a great-value spa weekend away or a wine tasting session, meaning that you can cater to your mother’s interests without too much damage to your pocket.
Why not order an online food shop to arrive at your mum’s house on Mother’s Day morning with a selection of treats for her to enjoy? This is an even greater option if you can’t be there to whip up something tasty yourself!
Disclosure: Written in association with K&Co