Mothering Sunday, which falls on the fourth Sunday ofÂ Lent, has its roots in the Christian church and is thought to derive from theÂ practice of visiting oneâ€™s mother church annually onÂ Laetare Sunday.Â When young women were in service, it was a rare opportunity for families to be reunited.Â The American Motherâ€™sÂ DayÂ became more about showing appreciation to oneâ€™s mother and has become a time (you might say of commercialisation) to give gifts of flowers or chocolates.
MostÂ mothersÂ Iâ€™m sure, would prefer time spent with their children, and homemade cards and gifts, but for those who live further away and canâ€™t be there to bring their Mums a cup of tea in bed, here are a few suggestions.
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Â Eden4Flowers have a fantastic selection of seasonal bouquets with next day delivery on Mother’s Day, for example, this sweet Scented Jasmine & Chocolates are justÂ Â£19.99 including delivery. But they also have hampers of fruit and cheese, and a selection of pretty gifts for a thoughtful, healthy option.
Treat your mum to a great Mother’s Day gift this week and save at the same time with Tesco. Until Monday 31st March you can get Â£10 off when you spend Â£50 in your first shop at Tesco direct. If Mum is an active gardener, check out the great selections on offer in the Tesco ‘Love your Garden’ range.Â Or, for a real treat, get 20% off all Tesco finest* wine & Champagne when you buy 2 or more cases this week at Tesco Wines this week.
For a special treat, how about all the family clubbing together to send Mum on a well-deserved holiday? You can book flights, hotels and even car hire with eBookers or eDreams. Through The Trainline you can book train travel, hotels and theatres.