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When is Mother’s Day 2021?


Make sure you put the date in your diary. (Picture: Getty)

As Lent has now begun, Mother’s Day is fast approaching.

Whether you normally celebrate in person or over Zoom, it’s a day for letting our mothers (or mother figures) know how much we appreciate them.

So make sure the date is in your diary, and start preparing your presents – and Instagram collages – now.

Here’s everything you need to know about Mother’s Day 2021.

When is Mother’s Day 2021?

Mother’s Day falls on Sunday 14 March this year, so remember to mark your calendar.

If you’re not going to be with your family this year, online flower shops and chocolate companies are offering delivery in time for the celebration.

Thinking of buying flowers this Mother’s Day? (Picture: Getty)

Last year, card company Moonpig encouraged charity alongside gifting in their Mother’s Day campaign.

Featuring designs from children whose lives had been saved by blood transfusions, the online seller teamed up with NHS Blood and Transfusion to encourage people to give blood.

With around 4,000 women a year suffering severe bleeds at childbirth, and the majority needing blood transfusions, the campaign is a unique way to show parents how important they are.

Moonpig’s card options this year include a range for LGBT+ parents, and notes on crafting a thoughtful message. Stationary company Papier also have a range of designs that include the option to add a photo of your loved one.

Find a card that represents your family. (Picture: Getty)

Where to buy the best Mother’s Day presents in 2021

As shopping will mainly take place online this year, many outlets are offering Mother’s Day packages to send to your parent.

Interflora, the nationwide flower service, has a selection of hand-crafted bouquets and bundles available at a range of prices. They are delivering from Monday March 8 to Friday March 12, so you can decide exactly when to spoil your mum.

Independent chocolate company Chococo has created a delicious-looking gift set for the day, complete with a truffle selection box, treat bag, a heart shaped bar and flower lolly.

Personalised presents make any celebration extra special, and Not On The High Street have a range of options. This personalised story book is great for new mums, and will make story time a lot more interactive.

Keep it simple with a surprise delivery. (Picture: Interflora)

Looking for something a bit different? Why not gift some luxury pyjamas or an art print your mum can look at every day? Homeware is always appreciated, and eco-friendly options like these lotus leaf placemats add a whole new spin on gifting flowers.

What are the origins of Mother’s Day?

Mothering Sunday is the fourth Sunday of Lent, and was traditionally a date when people in Britain returned to their home or ‘mother’ church.

This usually meant Mothering Sunday became a family reunion – with children (who may have left home for work) and parents reuniting at church.

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It’s now a day for celebration, with children giving cards and presents to their mum.

In America, Mother’s Day is an unrelated festival that takes place later in the year, which only began in around 1908. It also celebrates maternal figures though – just make sure you get the date right!


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