Mother's Day is a special day where we have the opportunity to honour our mothers and is celebrated in the UK on Sunday 27th March this year. Whilst we often refer to Mother’s Day as Mothering Sunday, they both have different origins.
The celebration of Mother’s Day dates as far back as the ancient Greeks where they honoured the Mother of the Gods and Goddesses, Rhea. with springtime worship festivals. We know that the Romans also celebrated Cybele, a mother Goddess, every March as far back as 250 BC.
Mothering Sunday dates back to the 16th century and has been celebrated in the UK on the fourth Sunday in Lent ever since. Both Mother’s Day and Mothering Sunday represent the same thing and it's still a day to show our appreciation to our Mums.
As already mentioned, Mothering Sunday falls on the fourth Sunday of Lent, 3 weeks before Easter and began as a religious celebration. People would give thanks to Mother Mary also known as the Virgin Mary. These celebrations encouraged people to visit their local area's main church or cathedral known as their ‘mother’ church. Christianity became widely acknowledged across Europe in the 16th century and the celebrations ensured that Mothering Sunday was observed as a yearly event. This became a tradition in the Christian calendar whereby people would return to their mother church as part of a family occasion. This celebration reunited families and allowed children who worked away from home to spend the day with their family and visit their mother.
Mother's Day is characterised by the exchange of gifts and cards to show Mum how much she is valued and appreciated. Flowers and a Simnel cake were traditional Mother's Day gifts. Mothering Sunday was and still is all about spoiling mum and making her feel happy and appreciated. What better way to do this than with one of our fantastic Mother’s Day Devon Hampers.
Treat your mum to something special this year with one of our delicious hampers, filled with some of the best food and drink Devon has to offer. We have hampers for all tastes and budgets and if you can't find a pre-made hamper which fits your needs, you can always make your own!
The perfect gift for mums who appreciate good food, this Luxury Cream Tea Hamper has been specially designed to please every palette. It includes a selection of delicious treats including scones, jam and cream for the perfect cream tea, Organic Devon Blush Cider and handmade Devon Prosecco and Strawberry Fudge.
Offering a little sophistication this Mother’s Day, the Devon Cheese & Wine hamper is sure to satisfy the late night nibbles with a good range of tastes and textures to delight even the most discerning of taste-buds. Perfect if your mum prefers a savoury treat and a good glass of red.
Make sure your Mum starts the day the right way with this fantastic Continental Breakfast hamper. Perfect for a relaxing morning at home, this one contains delicious baked treats and both tea and coffee to satisfy those morning caffeine cravings.
If you haven't found what you are looking for or purely can’t decide why not make your own Mother’ Day hamper. You could include a selection of different items such as a Mother’s Day Mug, a home fragrance diffuser from the Dartmoor Soap Company, Aromatherapy Bath Truffles or how about a Garden Tool Set from Sophie Allport.
Whatever you choose as a gift this Mother’s Day, we hope that you are able to really show your appreciation and that one of our hampers helps you to do this.