Whether you are one, care for one, or are missing one very much at the moment, Mothering Sunday is a time when all mums are foremost in our thoughts.
Any mum will tell you that just a phone call or a message to say you are thinking of her is more than enough, but if you need inspiration for special treats, look no further than our own fabulous range of regional independent suppliers for great gift ideas.
Words: Amander Meade
Let’s begin with the obvious but none the less valid option of flowers. Mothering Sunday takes place on 14 March, just when the most glorious spring flowers are at their beautiful best. Local florists will all create stunning posies, bouquets and arrangements to suit every budgets and with the option of home delivery. Pollen Floristry (www.pollenfloristry.co.uk ) in Oakham will create a stunning bespoke bouquet or arrangement from £24 but are equally happy to wrap a simple bunch of daffodils for you – it’s the thought that counts.
For something longer lasting or for green fingered garden lovers, try a filled planter or perhaps a pretty shrub from the great range at Gates Garden Centre (gatesgardencentre.co.uk) where you’ll also find a huge array of cards and giftware.