An Alternative to the typical Mother's Day Gift
Why not make mother's day this year stand out for your mother by giving her a unique charity gift from our mother's day category. We have selected a suitable range of charity gift ideas to match a range of different pockets and commitments. A charity gift marks a great alternative to the more traditional mother's day presents because the gift is long-term and will remain long after the flowers have wilted away. Imagine the look on your mother's face when you present her with a Panda and tell her it is hers! We've also drawn together more traditional mother's day cards and other charity gifts that can be given with all proceeds going to charity.
A New Kind of Mothers Day: Give Charity, Not Flowers
She cooked your food, cleaned your home and raised you to become the person you are today. With such an impressive resume, it's no wonder that finding the perfect Mothers Day gift is a daunting task. How can you possibly repay everything she's done for you? How can you show your appreciation for her love, her lessons, her very life?
Many people are turning to charity gifts as alternative Mothers Day gifts. A unique substitute for flowers and cards, they're the perfect way to show your mother you care while also making the world a better place.
Here a few ideas for charity gifts :
- Animal adoption (supporting the care of wild animals such as adopting a panda - they're so cuddly)
- Charity donations (money given to good causes in her name through a mother's day card)
- National Trust (a thank you with 100s of free days and places to visit in the UK)
While the modern Mothers Day was officially created by Americans in the 1920s, UK researchers have traced the concept of "Mothering Sunday" all the way back to 16th century Christianity. It was originally celebrated as a day when young workers and apprentices were relieved of their duties to attend their home (or "mother") church. Their families were often in attendance as well, reuniting them with their real mothers and giving the name its dual meaning.
Commercialisation has changed the holiday somewhat, shifting the focus from religion to gift-giving. The modern Mothers Day is memorialized with food, togetherness and plenty of presents.
It's the last one that keeps florists and chocolate-makers in business, but you don't have to be a part of the cycle. Why stick with the same tired cliches you've been presenting since childhood? Why not put a little effort into alternative Mothers Day gifts?
Flowers wilt. Candy boxes are thrown away. Charity gifts are the ones that will last, the gifts that will give your mother something to remember long after the day has passed. They're kind and unselfish gestures that will make a difference far beyond the original money spent, and they're tangible proof that she was a good mother who raised a kind, caring child.
If you're looking for alternative Mothers Day gifts that are both timeless and unique, consider a charity gift. They'll make your mum happy, and that's what the entire day is about.