Mothering Sunday or Mothers Day?

Probably one of the toughest, most challenging roles in life there is, yet also one of the most rewarding jobs a lot of us are lucky enough to have…yep we are talking about MUMS.

Here in the UK we will be celebrating our Mothers, or mother figures and all that they’ve done for us on March 14th many other countries including our American friends celebrate on May 9th.

The UK’s Mother’s Day always falls on the fourth Sunday during the period of Lent. The original event had nothing to do with mothers at all and it was a day where domestic servants were given the day off to return to their hometown and worship with their families in their “mother” church, and was called Mothering Sunday. On their way home, these youths would pick wild flowers to place in the church – or give to their mothers.

The US event was established separately in 1914 and was not linked to religion but was dedicated entirely to mothers. – thanks to campaigns by the mums’ groups which were established during the Civil War.

So if you want to celebrate the ladies who brought us into the world, rocked us in their arms, taught us right from wrong, picked us up when we were down & sometimes gave us a jolly good rollicking, here is our gift guide...

A beautiful blooms are always a good idea and Florabunda can produce a bouquet to suit all budgets.

If mum is a fabulous fashionista then Bodenhams have your got your - well her! - back. If designer label raises a smile then say hello to Carmel at Expensive Mistakes.

If mum is partial to a pamper the The SIlver Pear have got all the essentials from candles, to sumptuous smellies.

Partial to a bit of bling? Then a trip to Bensons is advised!

If mum is a foodie, then (unsurprinsingly!) Ludlow has got you covered on ALL bases; sweet tooth? Stop by Chocolate Gourmet for a beautifully wrapped box of chocs, fudge or truffles.

Partial to something more savoury Moustrap can whip you up a wonderful cheese board - don't forget the crackers!

How about a hamper? Our fantastic foodie emporiums Harp Lane and Broad Bean have you got you covered.

Fancy a drop of plonk? Speak to the team at Bentley's who will ensure your drop is top notch.

Bit of a book worm, then Stanton at Castle Bookshop will advise of the latest must-read.

Mum more of a homebird, then a piece of local art from The Castle Gallery should be just the ticket or if she's drawn to the contemporary or upcycled then say hello to Holloways Period House.

Mum into music? Then we recomend a word with Paul at Mod Lang who discography is second to none.

How about treating mum to some me time, with a pamper session with the lovely Victoria's manicures & pedicures.

If we've not inspired here, then take a peek at our shopping directory for futher inspiration,  & whilst doors maybe closed this year due to C19, ALL businesses are trading online and operating click & collect.

Our thanks to eclectica for allowing us to adapt this article from one of their blog posts.


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