Mother’s Day has a long history behind it — all the way back to the 1600s! For instance, England celebrated a day called “Mothering Sunday.” Traditionally, it was a day when children who worked as servants were given a day off to visit home. They would bring special cakes to their mothers, who then would give blessings to their children. The custom was called “going a-mothering.”
Today, many countries around the world — including Mexico, China, Turkey, Finland and Russia, to name a few — have special celebrations to honor mothers. In America, Mother’s Day was established as a national holiday in 1914 as a way to increase respect for parents and strengthen family bonds.
Mother’s Day Celebration Ideas
Now that we’ve covered the history, let’s think about gifts. Mother’s Day is approaching quickly so here are a few ideas for you:
Spa in a Basket. Give the gift of pampering with a personalized touch. Feeling Smitten has wonderfully creative spa products she’s sure to love. Add bath bombs, lotions, bath salts, massage oils, and candles to help your mom relax and soak in your love and appreciation.
Personalized Gifts. Taking the time to put together a personalized gift shows that you really appreciate all that your Mom has done. Gather your siblings to create a memory book for her. You can include anecdotes, photos and adventures. Photo candles, mugs or other daily use items is another way to remind Mom that you’re always with her. A win-win gift for the entire family.
Mini Spa Kit. This kit works well with bath salts, bubble bath, lotions and loofahs. Think about creating personalized labels for the bottles to bring a smile to her face.
Wine Enthusiast. Create a basket of her favorite wines, chocolates and whatever else you know she loves. Add a twist to the basket by including scented wine candles in her favorite colors.
Mother’s Day is a time to reflect and celebrate all the things that you and your mother share together. Enjoy it!