Now that Spring has finally arrived, and warm sunny days are on the horizon, we can start thinking about spending more time outdoors.
Before that, don’t forget that Mother’s Day is on Sunday, 27 March this year!
No one really thinks about the origins of Mother’s Day but did you know that it’s been celebrated in the UK since the 16th century?
Traditionally known as Mothering Sunday, Mother’s Day typically takes place on the fourth Sunday of Lent, and is a time for children to show their mums how much they care and appreciate her.
If you’re tired of getting your mum the same old, boring gift for Mother’s Day, Decorator’s Notebook has you covered!
Here are some sustainable gifts from our wide range of fair trade collections that your mum is sure to love this Mother’s Day:
Here are some great ideas for you to consider:
Picnic in the park.
One of the simplest ways to spend quality time with your mum is to have a picnic in the park (and celebrate spring at the same time!).
After preparing some tasty sandwiches, some tea, and some of your mum’s favourite snacks, pack them in a handmade basket from Decorator’s Notebook that you later gift to your mum. Head to the park, and enjoy quality time on a sustainable quilt or blanket.
Baking or cooking session together.
If your mum is a dab hand at cooking and baking, why not buy the ingredients for a new recipe that she’s been dying to try?
Make some memories with her in the kitchen as you bake or cook a new and exciting dish.
Remember all those delicious Sunday lunches your mum has prepared for you over the years? Mother’s Day is a time to pay her back and return the favour!
Make the lunch extra-special by setting table with some exquisite, fair trade and sustainable items.
Browse Decorator’s Notebook’s collection of ethically-sourced tableware, serving platters and recycled glassware for some inspiration for your Mother’s Day table.
Mother’s Day tea.
If your mum is not the Sunday lunch type, you could always spoil her with a Mother’s Day tea!
Whether you bake a few of her favourite goodies (or you sneakily buy them ready-made from the shops), create a gorgeous spread and spend a relaxing afternoon chatting with your mum, while sipping tea and indulging in sweet treats.
If you’re looking for something a little different for this Mother’s Day, a crafting session may be just the thing!
There are many companies who arrange crafting sessions for groups but if it’s just going to be you, your mum, and a sibling or two, then you may want to arrange it yourself.
After deciding on a suitable crafting project that you can do together, head to a craft shop and gather the items you need.
Remember to download any instructions or information for your project beforehand to avoid confusion.
Some crafting session ideas include canvas painting, pottery, or fabric painting.
Walk in a natural space to admire the spring flowers.
A wonderful way to spend quality time with your mum is to go on a walk in a lovely place.
At this time of year, the spring blossoms and daffodils are gradually emerging and what better way to appreciate them than to enjoy a walk outside?
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