The days are getting longer and warmer and the blue skies are putting a smile on everyone’s faces – it can only mean one thing: spring has sprung and Mother’s Day is just around the corner.
Celebrations of mothers can be traced back to the ancient Greeks and Romans, who held festivals in honour of the mother goddesses Rhea and Cybele, but the clearest modern precedent for Mother’s Day is the early Christian festival known as Mothering Sunday. With Mother’s Day falling in late March this year on the 31st March, there is still time to purchase the perfect present for your mum, step mum, nan or grandma.
Say thank you to all the mums in your life...
Whether you’re saying thank you to your own mum, or you want your nan or grandma to know how special they are, we’ve got it covered. Our Matalan Mother’s Day range includes three mugs with fun slogans including: ‘Nan, you’re one in a million’, ‘#Mumlife’ and ‘Just call me glam-ma.’
Paired with English Breakfast tea and delicious fruit and lemon biscuits – because what mum doesn’t love a cuppa? – these mugs will make a perfect gift this Mother’s Day. What better way to say thank you to your mum this Mother’s Day? We’re sure no one deserves the chance to put their feet up more than mum!
Available to purchase in-store and online at Matalan.
A special Me to You treat
Our Me to You mug will make your mum feel truly special this Mother’s Day with its sweet, signature Tatty Teddy design. Me to You has boasted a loyal following since its establishment in 1995, with fans of all ages devoted to this cute grey bear. This Me to You gift set is complete with traditional tea and biscuits, perfect for an afternoon treat for mum. This adorable gift set can be found in Tesco stores across the UK. Happy shopping!
Afternoon tea treats
These sweet stacking boxes in a beautiful floral design will make a great alternative to the usual bunch of flowers for mum. Including three beautiful floral watercolour style presentation card boxes, this gift will make a lovely keepsake for your mum’s jewellery on her dressing table. The boxes are filled with delicious treats of fruit and lemon biscuits, dreamy vanilla fudge and English Breakfast tea – ideal for a lovely afternoon tea in the comfort of your own home!
Available to purchase in-store and online at Morrisons.
Tea brewing tips
As our gifts this Mother’s Day are centred around giving our mums a well-deserved break with a relaxing cuppa, here are some tips for the perfect cup of tea. As true tea fanatics here in the office, we’re well-placed to give our top tips!
Firstly, it all depends on your taste and how you like your tea. However, as a general rule, more robust teas reach the best strength between 3-5 minutes' infusing, while delicate teas like Darjeelings, white and green teas should only be infused for around 2-3 minutes. Flavoured and green teas can take between 3-5 minutes depending on the strength of flavour preferred. And relax…
Wishing all mums out there a restful Mothering Sunday from the K&M team…