The earliest known celebration of Mothering Sunday was in England, where it was first mentioned in 17th century sermons. The custom spread to other parts of Britain and Ireland through 19th century publications such as John Wesley's Explanatory Notes Upon the New Testament (1755).
We all know how difficult it can be to find that perfect gift - especially if she's a bit of a tough nut to crack. But don't worry, we've got your back. We've come up with some great ideas for Mother's Day gifts straight from your heart that will make her heart melt.
Creating something handmade is the way to go. Despite what you may be thinking it doesn’t take a great deal of time or talent to make some thoughtful gifts. Here are three ideas you can gift for Mother's Day.
- A scrapbook filled with pictures of special memories made over the years is one of the easiest you can make and one which is most likely to be greatly appreciated by your Mum. Firstly, pick a pretty notebook to use in a colour she will love. Then select the pictures you want to use - you may have so many this is difficult. Maybe group them so you have photos of each of you individually, the two of you together and with other family members at events where great memories have been made. More memories of places & experiences the two of you have visited together or even things you still want to do together. Go to town with lovely accessories for the scrapbook such as stickers, ribbons or other graphics. Finally, assembling the scrapbook is as easy as gluing the pictures and accessories to the page and putting everything together in an order which makes sense.
- Homemade cards are another great gift that is simple to make. You can find kits in craft supply stores and online which will not only include everything you need to make a great card or if you are good at drawing you can go wild and design your own two.
- A craft kit that you can make together such as dry clay to make a jewellery holder.
- One final idea for a homemade gift is to get in the kitchen and bake. You can’t go wrong with chocolate cupcakes, cookies or brownies but whatever you choose will be a delicious gift that will go down a treat. If you’re not a confident baker, head to the supermarket and get a ready-made mix - you’ll only need to add eggs/milk and the result will be amazing and appreciated.