Historically, the tradition for Mother’s Day gifts has long been a bouquet of flowers. The symbol started way back in the 1900s when children would pick wild flowers on their way to church. Over the years, traditions have faded, the traditional fruit cake (simnel cake) has fallen out of favour being replaced with more modern practices of breakfast in bed, or special Mother’s Day meals and recipes.
As with most holidays, it has become commercialised. It is easy to go overboard with personalised prints, photo mugs, cushions, jewellery, or even an expensive bottle of wine for the special day to be shared together.
Mother’s Day gifts don’t need to be extravagant to be meaningful. In fact, some of the most meaningful, heartfelt gifts, can be in print and put on display in a frame to enjoy for much longer than a bouquet of flowers would last.
3 Modern Mother’s Day Gifts
The multi-photo frame is perfect for Grandparents
Grandparents are hard to buy for on Mother’s Day. Especially when they have a lot of grandchildren. How can you get something meaningful that shows how much they are appreciated by all the family?
That’s where the multi-photo frame comes in. Two to 25 photos can easily be inserted into a bespoke stylish frame telling an entire story with all the grandchildren, parents, and grandparents.
These are a staple wall display in any family home.
Frame maternal art
You don’t need to have awe-inspiring family photos filled with sentimental value to make a meaningful gift. Check out some “maternal art” prints online.
The theme is mainly a mother holding a child. The style of art though differs vastly. Some may be a mother and daughter smiling, others, a pencil silhouette of a baby bump depicting pregnancy, which would be fitting for an expectant daughter to gift her Mum on Mother’s Day in anticipation of the joy to come soon.
To add a personal touch, consider a baby bump photo shoot.
Print and frame pink and white carnations
Carnations have become synonymous with Mothering Sunday. The colours of the flowers have significance. White carnations are considered a symbol of a mother’s undying and unconditional love.
The white carnation has historically been used to honour Mothers who have passed away. In more modern times, it has taken on a new meaning. To honour Mothers who live far away. Perhaps overseas, or for whatever reason, visits are less frequent than you would like. The white carnation generally means “I miss you”. The meaning of the pink carnation is “I love you”.
Carnations have a short life once cut. Indoors, they tend to last three to four weeks. For a carnation gift that lasts much longer, there is a wide range of carnation paintings, and drawings available, some prints, others hand-made creations by artists.
Some can be printed online to be framed, others can be shipped framed or unframed. Search online for “pink and white carnation prints” and you will find plenty. Other terms to search for (instead of prints) are watercolour paintings, art, and drawings.
Pink and white carnation art can make beautiful wall displays that last for years and can be enjoyed daily, by everyone, yet with a special significance to the mother receiving the print knowing what it symbolises.