Mother’s Day Gift Guide

In the UK Mother’s Day has its roots in the religious Mothering Sunday celebrations, where Christians historically would have visited their mother church. Celebrated on the fourth Sunday in Lent, the day may have taken on more commercial routes in recent years. However, it’s still an opportunity to give thanks and show much love to our mums. This year Mother’s Day will be celebrated on Sunday 27th March.

It’s a perfect opportunity to spoil our mums and let them know that we are grateful for all that they have done and continue to do for us. It’s a chance to treat them and make them feel special. Perhaps you might buy your mum a beautiful bouquet of flowers? Or a special box of chocolates? Maybe a trip to the beautician for a relaxing treat? However you choose to show your love, you’ll know what your mum would like best.

But how about something different? Something longer lasting. Something to keep and treasure forever. Handmade with love, unique and just for her?

The Wise Old Owl has a lovely selection of hot water bottle covers – like a hug in the post. They are handmade with such care in my Edinburgh workroom. Each one is cut out and stitched together by me. I choose pretty floral fabrics that are lovely to look at as well as hold. The covers are filled with just the right amount of wadding to allow the heat to come through but still to have some squashyness for huggable comfort. Each cover is fastened with two pretty bows to add a little feminine touch to them. And they are gift wrapped in cream tissue paper and posted in a mailing cardboard box to ensure that they arrive in perfect condition.

Perhaps your mum would like a new tote bag? Something to show off when she heads out to the shops? Or to carry her books to book group? The bags all come in vibrant colours and quality cotton, made be me at home. Each bag is fully lined in a cream cotton. Why not put a pep in mum’s step and wiggle in her walk as she shows off her new bag.

How about a new tea cosy? One that mum could have on display all year round and use whenever the family are over for tea. It’s large enough to cover a family-sized tea pot and comes with a double layer of wadding to keep the brew nice and hot! Just imagine cups of tea and cake around the table with all the family gathered together.

Or what about a new peg bag? Yes, I hear you, perhaps not the most obvious of Mother’s Day gifts, but have you seen The Wise Old Owl peg bags? Fun, vibrant and sure to shock the neighbours, your mum will absolutely love showing it off on the washing line. They come in two different sizes: small for little washes, and large for family-sized laundry day. The bags are lined and the seams in finished in French seam to keep them nice and strong and prevent any pegs catching on the inside. And they look so much better than a tattered old plastic bag!

Every purchase from The Wise Old Owl comes gift wrapped in cream tissue paper. A wee thank you note is added along with a cup of tea to enjoy at home. Suscribers to the mailing list are in for an extra treat too, in the March editon. Hopefully you’ll be able to visit your mum on Mother’s Day but if not I would love to be able to send your gift directly to her, to arrive in time for her to open on the day.

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