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Mother’s Day is a celebration for all mothers around the world, where we celebrate motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society.
So this blog is mainly for the children, partners, husbands of the world who are looking to give the perfect gift this mothers day, and incase you forgot it is on Sunday 18th March (2012).
What makes my mother’s day! It isn’t the chocolates or the presents, it is the home-made cards I receive from my boys (including my husband who gives it ago too). A home-made card is such a pleasure to receive because of all the love, thought and time that goes into them. If you would rather buy a card have it personalised using www.moonpig.com and www.funkypigeon.com.
Now you have bought the card it is now time to think about the present or presents if you can afford it, remember mothers day isn’t all about the amount of money you spend on them but the little things you do for them that can cost nothing, a big hug and a kiss from my boys is good enough for me.
If the mother you are giving a gift to is on a diet or at least trying to diet, chocolates are NOT the way to go! they will not forgive you for the extra pounds they put on that weekend, and you can buy cheap presents that will last a life time.
For my mother and grandmothers presents I went to www.vistaprint.co.uk were you can buy many personalised gifts, I found this perfect for grandmothers, as all grandmothers want to have pictures of their grandchildren to show off to their friends and family. Vista print do a wide range of gifts, for example, mugs, calendars, desk calendars, photo books, cotton bags, magnets, photo cards, mouse pads and T-shirts. All prices are reasonable and if you look around you are able to find vouchers, for example FREE photo books and 40% of mugs.
Other websites to find gifts for mothers:
Now the most common gift of all…….. FLOWERS, before you begin your search for the perfect flowers there are two things to bear in mind. Number one, does the mother you are buying flowers for have a vase??? and number two, what flowers DOESNT she like!
Once you have the answers to those two questions you are on your way, we have all heard of www.interflora.co.uk at some point, interflora can provide a mother’s day gift bag for £22.99, this is a bag with a small bouquet of flowers. They also sell a small bouquet of flowers that come with a vase for £29.99, both don’t include delivery which can be around £5.99. If you are feeling flush you can also add finishing touches like, Champaign, chocolates, teddy bears and balloons. Now there are other ways to find flowers and maybe at a cheaper price, this way is also easier if you have a mother who is picky about the flowers she likes. Using www.yell.com you can search for your local florist, and either ring or visit the florist to decide on the flowers and bouquet you desire for the mother you love.
I would advise ringing the florist before hand to make sure they deliver to your mothers address, and if you do live in a different area to your mother when searching www.yell.com be sure to search in your mothers post code not yours, other wise it could cost you a lot more in delivery.
Other international florist websites:
If you live in Torquay http://www.facebook.com/FunkyFlowers.HZ
So now you have the card, the present and the flowers, your mother will be a very spoilt and happy mother on mother’s day. Oh and don’t forget the finishing touches like breakfast in bed with heart-shaped toast and doing all the cleaning and washing up on the day so she doesn’t have to lift a finger! 🙂