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Mother’s Day is the perfect chance to send your mum a heartfelt gift to show how much you appreciate her, and a beautiful bouquet is a perennial favourite - a splash of colour delivered straight to her door. Delightful.
This year, Mother’s Day in the UK falls on Sunday 27 March.
Why do we send flowers on Mother’s Day?
Flowers for Mother’s Day are a traditional gift, and a perfect gesture to show your love and gratitude for your mum, step-mum, mum-in-law or mother figure.
Flowers of all kinds are often associated with love, beauty and the vibrancy of spring so they’re a lovely choice to show mum just how grateful you are for her and all that she does for you.
What other gifts can I buy for mum this year?
Here’s our round up some of the best personalised, cheap and unique presents for even more gift inspiration.
If you have a beauty-loving mum, take a look at the LookFantastic limited edition Mother’s Day box.
You could also give mum ar delicious meal from the comfort of her own home, or yours, with the M&S family dine-in deal 2022 which will feed mum and three other people, or one of the best Mother’s Day afternoon teas from UK supermarkets.
If you’re struggling to pick just one present for mum then a special Mother’s Day gift hamper is a great choice.
Know a new mum? We’ve rounded up 20 gift ideas especially for mums who are celebrating their first Mother’s Day.
Bloom and Wild are our go-to for floral deliviries, for a simple reason - their flowers are gorgeous. They’re fancier than a supermarket bouquet, which is ideal for making a mother feel pampered, and they arrive in bud, which means if you give them a mere second’s care they’ll last for up to four weeks (I have never encountered a supermarket bouquet that lasts more than two or three days).
Mother’s Day always falls three weeks before Easter in the UK, meaning it hints at spring - and this bold, declarative bunch will bring it into her house early. With 29 stems including cheering sunflowers and colourful roses, The Sunniva is ideal if you’re after a show-stopping bouquet to transform her living room into a floral haven.
Lilies are an elegant, sophisiticated choice - they look spectacular. Better yet, they symbolise love, admiration, compassion and femininity - ideal for a beloved mum. These lilies come replete with that gorgeous scent, a bright, beautiful bouquet of raspberry blooms to cheer any room.
Pollen free - ideal for a mum with allergies, or if you have pets in the house, with next-day delivery if you order before 9pm.
Vase comes separately.
Moyses always offers reliable flowers, and this so-called ‘purple paradise’ is no exception - deeply coloured purple hydrangeas and hot pink roses make a fabulous statement. But we love these in particular for how customisable they are - you can plump for regular, large or deluxe, and pop in thoughtful extras such as chocolate, a vase - even a lush bottle of champagne. With same day deliveries within London or next day delivery across the rest of the UK.
‘Purity’ is a curious name for a bunch of flowers, but if we park that concern, these are really gorgeous. If your mother likes elegance and understatement, this pale bouquet will bring her joy. In creams and whites, it has roses, baby’s breath, dainty pom pom chrysanthemums, germini, and fragrant freesia.
You can choose from a variety of delivery options - from standard delivery to guaranteed by 1PM. But please note - this isn’t a safe bouquet if you have cats or dogs padding around, thanks to the chrysanthemums.
British flowers are at their finest with this bunch of beautiful tulips, in a mix of bright colours.
This gorgeous bunch will put a big spring grin on her face. Delivered in bud, in a bright box, to give maximum amount of time to enjoy their full freshness at home.
They’re also fantastic value for money - you can add some free Lindor mini milk chocolates to your order using the code ‘FREECHOCS’.
This pretty bunch of flowers is a lovely choice for mums who prefer a minimalist approach to their decor choices.
Symbolizing riches and long-lasting love, the waxflower is also a very sweet choice.
Prices start at £29.99, depending on the size of the bouquet chosen with three size choices available.
Delivered straight through her letterbox, this bouquet contains beautifully colourful blooms like carnations, lisianthus, blue eryngium and a striking hot pink rose.
No fretting about whether or not she’s in, either - they’ll just be dropped through the letterbox.
Orchids are gorgeous and unique, as you well know, but they’re also pleasingly long-lasting - tend to them carefully and you’ll have a spectacular bloom for up to 45 days. These stems arrive in recycled materials with a bag of nutrients to keep them thriving, in a gorgeous glass bowl. Pricey, yes, but a proper stand-out choice.
Good ol’ M&S hit the mark again if you want to offer something sustainable for your mother - this is a potted rose, so there’s no moment where your mum has to throw out desultory, wilted flowers down the line. Instead, she can tend this little bushel to full bloom.
Not for all mums - if she doesn’t have green thumbs, stick to something already flowering - but this is a great option if you want to gift her something that will last.