It should probably go without saying that we owe our mothers a great deal. Without them, after all, we wouldn’t have been born! Add to that all the love, support, discipline and hard work they’ve contributed over the years since then, and it’s hard to argue that they don’t deserve a display of gratitude.
Fortunately, there’s an entire day devoted to just this purpose. It’s called Mother’s Day, and it’s just around the corner! It’s an occasion for mothers across the country to put their feet up and relax, while their doting sons and daughters see to their every need.
Traditionally, you’ll also be expected to present her with a suitable gift. Which is all well and good. But perhaps you’re unsure of what Mother’s Day gift to buy? Fortunately, we’re on hand to offer some advice. With that in mind, let’s take a quick tour through our Mother’s Day recommendations. Each of them is sure to put a smile on her face!
Everyone needs a means of carrying their belongings around – and mothers are no exception. If your mother needs a brand-new bag, then why not gift her one? There are many different varieties of handbag available, and each of them can suit a different occasion. You might go for something dainty and colourful, or hard-wearing and subtle.
Tailor your choice to suit her tastes and personality. This dusky pink handbag with flower studs is sure to serve the purpose admirably. Or, if she needs something a little more robust, why not consider a satchel bag, like this floral print offering?
By the same token, re-usable shopping bags are all the rage, especially since the introduction of the charge on plastic bags. No household should be without a re-usable alternative, and if you’re careful in your selection, that alternative could be more than gift-worthy.
A pewter shopping bag is sure to catch everyone’s attention the next time she needs to indulge in some retail therapy. Or, what about this navy-blue-and-white tote bag from Art Sac? Naturally, you’ll want to bear in mind that the bag will need to be useful as well as gorgeous. How much space will your bag-of-choice offer? Will it be easy for her to hang from the back of a shopping trolley?
If she’s already got plenty of bags available, then you might instead ponder what to put inside. Carrying cash, credit cards, receipts and pictures of adoring offspring is an important job – and so too is finding the right purse to do it!
Purses make a gorgeous accessory as well as serving a purpose. It’s important to bear looks in mind – but at the same time, keeping everything securely contained is paramount. A distressed tan purse offers a classic chic look, as well as being practical and hard-wearing. This one offers a zip-up coin section, and so will perfectly suit those who handle a lot of loose change!
When the weather outside is a little on the chilly side, the right choice of gloves can make the difference between toasty-warm fingers and blue, numb ones. What’s required in this situation is a little insulation!
There’s nothing more comforting in such conditions than knitwear gloves. These blue ones come with a pretty 3D flower on the rear, so they’re stylish as well as super-cosy!
Much like gloves, scarves make an enormous difference during winter. But they’ll also prove fashionable throughout the year, providing a visual flourish that’ll bring the best from every outfit. They’re a terrific way to add a unique twist to just about anything in her wardrobe.
This grey scarf from Lilley makes an excellent Mother’s Day gift to buy for a mum who’s into more reserved colours. It features teeny-tiny little owls that’ll glimmer nicely in the light. On the other hand, you might go for a thin ruffle scarf of this sort, which will provide warmth and glamour throughout the year. Try to match your choice of scarf with her existing wardrobe. Get it right, and she’ll have a go-to neck-warmer ready for every time she steps out the front door.
Finally, we come to our favourite sorts of items: shoes. Specifically, a pair of substantial women’s boots are just the thing for trips out and about. Whether she’s simply going for a wander around your nearest high street, or she’s going for walks through the woods every weekend, there’s a pair of boots to match. Some of the key variables to consider when shopping for boots for Mother’s Day are the height of the boot, the height of the heel, the fastening, and the colour. Generally speaking, taller boots are best for winter, as they’ll cover more of the ankle and calf, while shorter ones will get more mileage throughout the year.
Something heeled and fluffy will strike precisely the right balance between poise and chic on her next shopping trip – and her feet won’t ache when she finally returns home. A riding boot like this one, with its faux-shearling lining, is always a classic, even if she has no intention of ever saddling-up!
Or, with the wet and cold weather we’re having at the moment (or if she’s into gardening!), why not get your mum a stylish pair of patterned wellington boots? They’ll always come in handy, even with the Great British Summertime round the corner!
Women’s Canvas Shoes
Canvas shoes for women provide a treat for the feet during the summer. Air will pass through those tiny gaps between the stitches, making them comfortable even when she’s on holiday in more tropical climes. When it comes to canvas shoes, certain styles and colour schemes are classic and enduring.
A slip-on canvas shoe, like this one in pure white, makes a great companion at a festival or outdoor occasion. With their help, she need never worry about shoelaces before stepping outside. The same virtue also applies to this pair of beige wedge canvas shoes. As well as coming with a slight heel, they also provide space at the front for the air to circulate around her toes. What could be better?
When she’s lounging around the house on a lazy Sunday morning (or rushing around trying to get a hundred things done on a hectic Sunday afternoon), she’ll be in want of a decent pair of slippers. Such a pair should ideally be great to look at and hard-wearing, but above all should be warm and comfortable.
With that in mind, then, this pair of fluffy booties, complete with dangling grey tassels, will surely go down a treat. They’re every bit as cosy as they look, and come with a little satin bow. On the other hand, she might prefer to strap in with the help of a pair of Velcro slippers like these burgundy beauties.
If she’s retired or works from home, then she might need a constant supply of slippers to keep up with wear-and-tear. In this case, a firm-bottomed base will surely prove invaluable – it’ll stand up to the punishment dealt out by pottering about the house.
Even if your mum has never danced in her life, a pair of ballerinas will make a stylish and versatile addition to her wardrobe. They each follow roughly the same minimalist shape, sitting just beneath the ankle and thus allowing for maximum flexibility. There are myriad colours and textures to choose from, ranging from elaborate crocheted patterns to bold, bright colours. If you’d like an additional dollop of glamour, you might even opt for ballerina shoes with little studs and other flourishes.
For example, these black ballerina shoes provide the perfect backdrop for the diamante glitz around the toes. Or, for a sunny look, these blue-and-white polka dot ballerinas are super-comfy and can be paired with just about anything. Finally, if she’s in search of something a little subtler, why not opt for these beige ballerina shoes. They even come complete with a miniature bow on the front!
Mother’s Day can present something of an obstacle course, particularly if you’re unsure of exactly what she needs. Hopefully, however, we’ve provided you with a little bit of inspiration! Bear in mind that with the help of our no-quibble returns policy, you’ll be able to return anything you buy in store – which means that you’ll be able to shop for your mum in confidence, whether you’re buying her a pair of boots, a pair of dainty slippers, or a fetching new handbag.