Mothering Sunday vs. Mother’s Day

If you haven’t gotten something yet for mom, don’t panic, you’ve still got a few weeks – that is unless it’s mum you’re shopping for…

While May is traditionally the month for mothers in the US, in the UK and some other parts of Europe, Mother’s Day, or Mothering Sunday as it’s best known, is celebrated on the fourth Sunday of Lent – exactly three weeks before Easter.

Originally observed as a day for people to attend church in their hometown (i.e. return to their “mother” church), it has become more of a general occasion for honoring the mothers of children and giving them presents much like the Mothers Day that’s celebrated elsewhere in May.

For those of you shopping for mum, don’t worry, there’s still some time (Mothering Sunday this year lands on March 26th) and luckily for you, we’ve got something for every type of mum/mom out there.

For the Working Mom

If your mom’s got hustle, here are a few things to help her work it in style. A new laptop skin is the perfect tech accessory to help brighten up her workspace like this ‘Butterflies and Hibiscus Flowers’ Laptop Case; you can even find a coordinated to match.

'Butterflies and Hibiscus Flowers - a painted pattern' by Micklyn

Does her desk need a little sprucing up? Our new acrylic blocks can help add that touch of personality to her workspace. We love ‘Wild at heart’.

'Wild at Heart' by LordWharts

Our studio pouches are the perfect travel accessory for stashing snacks, chargers, pens, cosmetics, and (for extra brownie points) you can give it to her stuffed with treats to make her smile; we think she’ll like ‘Give Me A Hug’.

'Give Me A Hug' by AndyWestface

And of course, how about a shiny new travel mug to keep her sipping in style. Check out this brightly colored floral design!

'Bright Colored Flowers Floral Design Pattern Background' by kennasato

For Active Moms

If your mom is always on the go—running errands or managing young ones—help her find time for some of her own favorite activities like yoga, spin class, or running; these gifts will help her get started.

'Coffee & Concealer – Juicy Palette' by Cat Coquillette

Give her the perfect tank top, like ‘Coffee & Concealer’, then pair it with stretchy leggings to keep her comfortable but creatively fueled — she’ll love ‘Leah’ by MeganLara.

'Leah' by MeganLara

Package the tank top and the leggings in a tote bag like ‘The Huntress’ that she can take on the go, and reuse on the daily for toting gym gear, emergency snacks, or groceries.

'The Huntress' by LordofMasks

For the Homebody Mom

If mom enjoys nothing more than spending time at home, why not help her shake things up a bit? Start with a new duvet cover like…

Duvet Covers: ‘Matriochka’ by Kakel, ‘Cats’ by narais, and ‘Blue and Gold Mandala Pattern’ by julieerindesign


tasteful throw pillows like these…

Throw pillows: ‘Efusive Floral’ by Barbarian, ‘Baking Advice’ by Sophie Corrigan, and ‘Night’ by tomashevskaya


…and a cute mug to warm her hands on cold mornings like this adorable little ‘Panda Love’.

'Panda Love' by AndyWestface

What do you suggest for this Mother’s Day? Share your picks in the comments below.

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