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 11th many other countries including our American friends (& I know we have a few eclecticats over the pond…howdy!) celebrate on May 13th.
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 eclectica gift guide…
Cards: Add some thoughtful words or a witty ditty to one of our fab new Angela Chick cards. Not the poetic type? Then simply remind them of one of the best times you’ve shared together or what it is you love most about them.
Sumptuous Smellies: Nothing beats a good pamper session, and these Heyland & Whittle goodies are sure to hit the sweet spot. Made by hand here in the UK, they contain the finest organic ingredients are also suitable for vegans.*
(*All except the hand cream which contains beeswax)
Heavenly Homewares: For the house proud mums treat them to a little luxury to pep up their palace! For the kooky eclecticat we have fun & fabulous cushions, for lady luxe how about one of our new oil burners with a beautiful scent.
Beautiful Bling: We ladies love a bit of sparkle, and if your mum is a bit of a bling queen we have loads of beautiful pieces that are sure to bring a glint to your mum’s eye, whatever her taste.
Active & Outdoors: For those that love to get-up and go, we’ve got an amazing selection of waterproof bags & pouches from ace British brand Aquapac so the weather won’t hamper their fun, and for those that like to hit the gym how about a funky screen printed t’shirt from Ludlow natives Salty’s Studio.
Fabulous Fashion: We’re all partial to a fabulous frock, and love to shimmy in a skirt and we’ve got a styles from Desigual to suit everybody…all at super duper prices in our awesome eclectica Spring sale, so you can score a bargain and treat mum at the same time. WIN!