Posted 3rd Mar 2016
With Mothering Sunday fast approaching (6th March 2016) we've rounded up our favourite gift ideas to make your mum feel extra special
Made with love
This colourful handmade brooch from Yours Sustainably is the ideal keepsake for Mother's Day. Created in Kent using reclaimed offcuts of wood veneer and laminates sourced from local companies, it makes the perfect present for eco-friendly mums. The laser cut, hand-printed brooch is inspired by British wildlife and countryside and is available in various designs, including a hare, fox, chaffinch and blue tit. All brooches are priced at £21 and can be found at www.yourssustainably.com.
Gift for green fingers
Delight keen gardeners with this very handy tote which will help keep all of mum's gardening tools together in one place. Featuring a classic pink rose print, the garden trug bag has a PVC coating, making it easy to clean after messy gardening jobs, and padded handles, making it comfortable to carry. Priced at £40, the bag can be purchased from www.raggedrose.com.
The icing on the cake
Add some charm to the kitchen and help out our feathered friends with these quirky storage tins from the RSPB. Featuring blue tits, goldfinches and a woodpecker, these cake tins are a delightful way to store baked treats. The set of three tins are priced at £9.99 and are available to buy at shopping.rspb.org.uk.
Surprise your mum with a thoughtful personalised gift from Flowercard. This tin can be printed with any special message and when opened will reveal a sweet selection of nine assorted succulents, each one in its own little pot. You can buy the succulent tin at www.flowercard.co.uk, priced at £28.
Message in a bottle
Belvoir Fruit Farms have produced a limited edition of their delicious elderflower pressé with a label that says 'You're Lovely' for Mother's Day. Handmade at Belvoir from freshly picked elderflowers, the aromatic drink is perfect on its own, with a dash of gin or even with some added fizz if your mum really wants to celebrate. The 'You're Lovely' bottles will be available to buy from all major supermarkets or from www.belvoirfruitfarms.co.uk while stocks last, and a 75cl bottle will cost from £2.39.
The bee's knees
Help the declining bee population this Mother's Day with an insect house that will encourage solitary bees into the garden. Attracting bees is also a good way to pollinate garden plants, ensuring that your mum will have a garden full of beautiful flowers and wildlife to admire. The bee house by Wild & Wolf is made from wood and bamboo and is an ideal gift for the thoughtful gardener. Priced at £20, it is available to buy from www.debenhams.com.
Thinking outside the box
Spring is the ideal time of year to get planting, so why not treat your mum to a beautiful floral seed box for Mother's Day, offering somewhere safe to store her garden seeds? The seed box by Navigate Hothouse is priced at £12 and is available to buy from www.very.co.uk.