Published on March 22nd, 2017 | by Michelle Roper-Shaw
Unique Mother’s Day Gift Ideas
Looking for some Mother’s Day gift ideas? The Post Office Shop has a unique selection for the mums and grandmas in your family. Here are a few suggestions.
This Sunday, 26th March is Mother’s Day, or Mothering Sunday, as it is known as in the UK.
Whilst Mother’s Day is celebrated all over the world, the date varies. In the United States, Canada, Australia and many European countries, it is celebrated in May. However, in the UK it always falls on the 4th Sunday of Lent. Unfortunately, this year, it also falls on the day when the clocks go forward. So, as a result, mum won’t get that extra hour in bed. Yet, it’s not all bad news as it is also the start of British Summer Time!
It is a day for the most special ladies in your family to be pampered and treated. Rather than buying flowers or chocolates, why not put a little more thought into your Mother’s Day gift this year.
For the Fashionista
Britain’s top fashion designers are celebrated in this very stylish Great British Fashion Framed Stamp Set. Vivienne Westwood, Paul Smith, Norman Hartnell and Alexander McQueen are just some of the designers featured celebrating 70 years of British fashion.
The pictures within the stamps’ designs have been taken by critically acclaimed photographer Solve Sundsbo. Mounted on a white background with a minimalist black frame, this set will grace any trend setter’s wall.
For the Armchair Detective
If your mother or grandmother enjoys the murder mysteries of Hercule Poirot or Miss Marple, she will love the Agatha Christie collectibles. Produced to commemorate the 40th anniversary of her death and centenary of her first novel The Mysterious Affair at Styles, is the Agatha Christie Presentation Pack.
Six special stamps contain hidden secrets in the form of microtext, UV ink and thermocromic ink. Each stamp depicts a key scene and principal characters from six of her best loved books.
For the Monarchist
The British Royal Family and in particular, The Queen, remain as popular as ever. Over the past few years, Her Majesty has surpassed many records as she has celebrated a series of significant birthdays and anniversaries.
For the TV Box Set Addict or Film Buff
If your mum loves relaxing in front of the TV or watching her favourite film, the Post Office Shop has some great collectible items and memorabilia.
For fans of the golden age of cinema, the Great British Film Stamp Cover depicts some of the greatest films in British film history, including Lawrence of Arabia, Chariots of Fire and the David Niven classic, A Matter of Life and Death.
For the Girl Who Never Grew Up
The books we love as children continue to be part of our lives during adulthood. Mothers pass on their love of particular books and authors to their children. Alice in Wonderland, really is the “girl who never grew up”. Lewis Carroll’s celebrated book is remembered in The Mad Hatter Stamp Cover. It depicts the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party and all the strange characters Alice encounters.
For fans of the “books for small hands” the Beatrix Potter range of collectible coins and special stamps is something to treasure. Produced to mark the 150th anniversary of Beatrix Potter’s birth, all her most loveable characters are featured in this selection, including: Peter Rabbit, Jemima Puddle-Duck, Mrs. Tiggy Winkle and Squirrel Nutkin.
Many of us remember fondly coming home from school to watch Paddington Bear on TV. That little bear from darkest Peru holds a special place in our hearts. Therefore, why not treat your mum to her own Classic Paddington Teddy Bear Toy this Mother’s Day?
For the Lady Who Has Everything
If you struggle to find a unique gift for that difficult-to-buy-for special lady, the Penny Post collection is for you. Combining elegance with style, the Penny Post range features the original design of the world’s first adhesive postage stamp, the Penny Black.
Products in the range include; notebooks, aprons, tote bags and this stunning silk scarf. The perfect accessory to finish off any Spring/Summer outfit.
The Finishing Touch to Your Mother’s Day Gift Ideas
Finally, to give that extra special finishing touch to your Mother’s Day gift, here is a great range of Fashion Packaging for you to choose from.
Gift Mailing Boxes – A great option for gifts up to 2kg in weight. These mailing boxes are available in an array of eye catching designs. Each box is easy to assemble and features a secure peel and seal closure. A useful pre labelled area means there is no need to print a separate label, saving you time and money.
Coloured Tissue Paper – Not only does the addition of tissue paper add an extra special touch to your parcels, it also gives added protection to delicate items. Coloured tissue paper gives an extra impact particularly in bright rainbow colours of red, yellow, pink, green and blue.
Metallic Padded Bubble Envelopes in Silver and Gold – Bubble envelopes are a lightweight option whilst giving you the assurance that bulky or fragile items will be protected in the post. These metallic gold and silver envelopes definitely will make a statement when they land through the letterbox.