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Preparing Gifts For Mothers Day 2014

Despite the busy holiday season, many people are thinking ahead, and have plans in mind set for future holidays. For Mothers Day 2014, which will take occur on Sunday, the 11th of May, there are numerous gifting options to stay ahead of, each of which is sure to bring a smile to her face.

Preparing Gifts For Mothers Day 2014

HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY (Photo credit: G.OZCAN)

Numerous decorative items can be considered as a delightful Mother’s Day gift. Scented soaps and candles, herbal and otherwise, make excellent gifts, especially when paired with your mother’s favorite colors or scents. In terms of more practical applications, numerous household items can be selected that fit with your mother’s interests. If she enjoys gardening, consider purchasing garden markers or equipment for her to use, or if she enjoys baking or cooking, then numerous appliances can be taken into consideration to find a practical and thoughtful gift for her to enjoy every time she engages in her hobby.

Flowers are among the most popular gifts, with various options available that can each send a memorable message to your mother. Roses are some of the most attractive flowers that can be gifted, with various aesthetically pleasing arrangements that can be chosen to represent your sentiments. Tulips and lilies are also popular choices, with large blooming features better chosen in certain bouquets, so as to immediately dazzle.

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Forget the Flowers – Find the Special Mother of the Bride Gifts

Find the Special Mother of the Bride Gifts

Mother of the Bride Tinket Box

On a wedding day, the eyes of everyone are not only on the bride but also on the mothers of the bride and groom. For the mums, this day is every bit as special and emotional for them as it is for their offspring and they are usually given a special thank you gifts. After all, without mothers, none of the wedding party would be where they are on the big day!

And even though all eyes will be on the bride and her dress, everyone’s attention is also fixed on what the mothers of the bride and groom are wearing too because both mothers will have taken as much care with their outfit as the bride has. Both also play a pivotal role, both in the run-up to the big day – helping with organizing and planning – and on the day itself, particularly during the reception when they often play the role of hostess, chatting to guests, socializing and doing their best to put everyone at ease.

Traditionally, the happy couple say thank you to both mothers by presenting them with a bouquet of flowers, usually during the speeches. But it is now becoming more common for mothers of the bride and groom to receive something a little more personal. The wide variety of gifts available today makes it easier for the couple to be more thoughtful and adventurous in saying thank you and mother of the bride gifts are as equally suitable for mother of the groom.

Mother of the bride gifts can range from the very simple to the more adventurous.

  • Fill a box with her favorite scented soaps and bath pampering products for a gift that has the very personal touch.
  • Choose from an incredible variety of trinket or jewellery boxes, engraved perhaps with her name and your own thank you to her.
  • Splash out and send both mothers on a spa day or a weekend away where they can be pampered within an inch of their lives.
  • Delight her with a gift to treasure always such as a pearl necklace or a locket in gold or silver.
  • Choose gorgeous handkerchiefs engraved with her initials and presented in a beautiful presentation box.
  • Pick a delicious champagne or wine set with glasses or goblets engraved with the happy couple’s names and the date of the wedding. This is a mother of the bride gift that she will treasure.
  • Or why not make the present even more personal by selecting a series of photographs of the couple – either from childhood or from the wedding itself – and placing them in a solid silver or wooden frame?

In short, there’s no limit to how you can say thank you to your mother, whether you are the bride or groom. After all, your mother is likely to have spent as much time and energy as you have on organizing this day – she deserves to be spoiled, deserves to be center of attention for part of the day and deserves to take the plaudits from other guests.

Be original – forget the flowers and present well considered mother of the bride gifts.

Guest post for Personalized Wedding Gifts Shop where you will find a wide range of wedding thank you gifts.

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Flower Deliveries by Mail

There is nothing more exciting and special than receiving an unexpected delivery of flowers in the mail! When trying to come up with a unique surprise that is out of the ordinary, flowers sent by post can be one of the best ideas. It has also never been easier to accomplish this surprise for someone special. There are so many websites that now offer flowers sent by post. The exact flower arrangement can be selected online, and customers have hundreds of arrangements to browse through and pick from to really make the gift personalized.

Most of these flower delivery companies also send a note along with the delivery at no extra charge. Customers can write their own notes, or select from hundreds of pre-written notes for any occasion. These reliable websites accept all major credit cards, so that the payment can easily be made online.

Many of the websites not only offer beautiful flower arrangements, but also chocolates, stuffed animals, and gorgeous flower vases that can be kept and reused for a lifetime. In the past, people could only give flowers to one another in person. This made it difficult for friends, family, and lovers who live far away from one another. Now, no matter the distance between two people, they can still exchange a gift of flowers with one another, with the help of reliable online companies.

It can be hard to be far away from those closest to our heart and receiving a surprise flower delivery can really help cheer things up! This is a great gift not only for romantic couples that are far away, but also for family. Mother’s Day, Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas and birthdays can all be made more special with flowers sent by post. The feeling a grandmother or mother gets when she gets a surprise delivery of flowers at her door from her grandchildren or children is one of a kind.

Many couples that live with their spouse still enjoy exchanging flowers by mail. It is fun and exciting for a woman to receive a delivery of flowers on her desk at work from her husband, whether it be for an anniversary, Valentine’s Day, birthday, “just because”, or even “I‘m sorry“.  It reminds the wife or girlfriend that her partner really cares for her, and that he took the time to think of something out of the ordinary to surprise her with.

One of the best things about arranging flower deliveries by post is that they do not have to be arranged too far ahead of time. Many online flower delivery companies are able to take orders up to the day of delivery! So if someone accidentally forgot the birthday or anniversary of a loved one, they can easily arrange a delivery the same day. Also, if there is an unexpected event, a bouquet can be picked out and sent same day. Flower deliveries by mail are a fantastic way to delight friends and family!

 

Claire Jarrett runs Marketing By Web and is writting on behalf of Easy Flower, who offer flowers by post next day delivery and bouquets by post for those special moments.

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Great Gift Ideas – Charm Bracelets

A charm bracelet is perhaps the most thoughtful gift that you could ever give to someone. A sterling silver charm bracelet has got so much meaning to it, because each and every one of the charms that are on it have got a different meaning. There may be a huge selection of charms on the market these days, but in fact there are only two styles of charm bracelet to choose from. On the surface both of these styles may appear to be the same. They have both got the ability to hold many different charms to them, but the way in which the charms are attached to the bracelets are completely different on each one.

With Italian charms all of the individual charms attach to the charm next to it, but with a European charm bracelet the charms are strung in a fashion similar to pearls, this lets the charms hang down off of the wrist. The European style is the most popular choice, mainly because of them being simple to use and also easy to keep clean. The European styles also tend to cost quite a bit less than the Italian charm bracelets.

If you plan on assembling your own bracelet and adding new charms to them all the time then the European bracelet is the one you want to go for. You will have to get a good strong chain with a strong clasp, and that fits the wearer perfectly. The choices of charms are many, from silver charms to match the bracelet, or more interesting pieces like Murano glass or Swarovski crystals. You could even give precious stones some thought if they are not too expensive.

You have got to make sure the chain is the right length, this is very important. The best way to ensure this is to use a clothing tape measure, or perhaps even a piece of string. After taking the measurement, you should add roughly 2cm to the length, so that that chain will be loose on the wrist but wont fall off. Children’s bracelets should be a little bit bigger to accommodate for their growth.

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Gift Ideas Mom will Surely Love

Being a mom is one of the hardest roles a woman can fulfill.  She is in charge of running the household and raising the kids.  When special occasions come around, moms certainly deserve a thoughtful gift to show how much she is appreciated.  If you want your mom to feel special, browse through the following gift suggestions.

  • A relaxing day at the spa would do wonders towards rejuvenating her. Schedule a massage, and a facial to give her spirits a much-needed lift.  Of course, she won’t be able to relax unless everything is all taken care of, so be sure to cover everything such as the kids and the chores for the day.  Field all calls and demands, so that nothing else will be on the agenda except her.
  • Take her to that museum she had always been dying to visit, or to the theatre. When mothers have children, it is all too easily to set aside one’s personal interests.  Let her get reacquainted with all the things she used to love before motherhood took over.
  • Arrange a total makeover.  Help mom rediscover the glamorous self she most probably buried in track suits and jeans.  There used to be a time when mom could devote all the time towards keeping herself beautiful.  Make her feel pretty by arranging a date at her favourite salon and have an accomplice pick out an outfit that would be flattering and chic enough for a dinner at a classy restaurant for later, so she can take her new look out on town.
  • Make her feel like a queen with a luxurious sleeping kit.  Pick out a silk nightgown with matching robe, some fuzzy bedroom slippers, and a bedazzled sleeping mask.  Throw in some satin pillowcases and you are all set.
  • Indulge her with the expensive item she has always coveted but would never buy for herself. It could be that designer makeup kit, or that expensive purse; moms are notorious for putting the needs of other family members ahead of her own especially when it comes to frills that she thinks are non-essential.  This gift suggestion will need some spying and sensitivity, so start scouting a few months ahead to get the perfect gift idea.
  • Get her a gift that will keep on giving. If you can afford it, get a maid that can come in at least once a week to give her some breathing room.  Or at the very least, take over household responsibilities yourself so that she can have time to unwind or decompress.  Set aside one night a week where you and other family members become responsible for shopping and preparing for dinner while mom snuggles with a new book or soaks in a warm bath.  Don’t forget to handle the cleaning up afterwards as well.

This post was written by Joana Chrystal Ventura-Moises, resident expert on plumbing and shower screen.  She is also a mom and would absolutely love to receive any one of the gifts suggested in this post.

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Which Flowers to Deliver

Knowing the right kind of flowers to deliver for different occasions is important — you’d hate to offend someone by sending the wrong flower to a funeral or a wedding. Since most of us aren’t certified florists or floral arrangers, we depend on flower shop employees to help us pick flowers to deliver. Want a handy guide that shows which flowers to deliver to which occasion?

Wedding

Seasonal flowers are best for weddings. Select light colored and more delicate flowers at spring time, and darker, richly colored flowers in the fall or winter.

Anniversary

Picking anniversary flowers is tough — it is best to know the kind of flowers the receiver wants. Pick seasonal flowers combined with a fruit basket. Matching a flower to the receiver’s personality, and adding your own special touch, are key to pulling off anniversary flowers.

Friendship

Yellow roses always mean “friendship.”

Valentine´s Day

Roses are traditional, but you don’t have to buy red. Consider sending a group of roses of different shades, like red, bright white, or yellow.

Father´s Day

Think Dad doesn’t want flowers on his special day? Think again. A big bouquet of strong and beautiful tropical flowers is perfect.

Mother´s Day

We know Mom wants flowers on Mother’s Day — send carnations, scented narcissi, or lily of the valley.

New Baby

Brightly colored flowers are the best way to greet a new baby.

Thanksgiving

The best Turkey Day flowers are Chrysanthemums, but any of the following will work: gerbera daisies, roses, carnations, alstroemeria, lilies, wheat, solidago, monte casino, marigolds.

Halloween

It can be difficult to find good Halloween flowers, so consider combining a small Jack o Lantern with a simple flower bouquet.

Birthday

Bright and colorful flowers are best on birthdays. If you know the receiver’s favorite flower, send a bouquet of those.

Christmas

There are some traditional Christmas flowers, including holly with green leaves and red berries, poinsettia plants with red or white flowers, and even Christmas cacti with green leaves and pink flowers.

Easter

Traditionally, White Zantedeschia aethiopica (also known as Calla Lily), a bouquet of white Roses, a trio of standard white Carnations, or lime green Euphorbia robbiae are the flower for Easter.

Sympathy

Funerals or other occasions for sympathy call for gladiolas, white Carnations, or white Daisies.

Just Because

When you want to put a smile on someone’s face, send them a surprise bouquet. Send an assortment of traditional flowers such as chrysanthemum, mini carnations, and greenery.

Hospital

Check with the hospital beforehand to make sure they don’t have restrictions on flowers. Otherwise, send bright flowers, red or yellow, in a pretty vase.

Housewarming

To beautify someone’s home, send them something simple and elegant. A large bunch of fresh seasonal flowers in a pretty vase makes an elegant housewarming gift.

Graduation

There are two traditional flower gifts at graduation time — lilies of different colors combined in a bouquet, or a combo of red, yellow, and blue flowers of any type.

Will Roby contributes articles about flowers to deliver and other topics at the AskDeb.com questions and answers blog.

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