Mother’s Day is just around the corner. It’s time to honour your mum for everything she’s done for you, her sacrifices, her sharing of wisdom, and unconditional love.

There are other mothers in your life who might deserve the same show of honour and appreciation, such as your mother-in-law. Deciding on a gift can be difficult to get right, so we’ve outlined some helpful tips to follow so you can provide both mum’s with the perfect bouquet they will love this Mother’s Day.

Have an original assortment for each mum on Mother’s Day

Giving the exact same bouquet to your mum and your mother-in-law? That’s definitely a big no-no! Each mum is unique, show them that by giving them each an original assortment. 

There is such a huge variety of flowers to choose from, buying the exact same bouquet seems a little bit careless. So when you do buy your bouquets, we recommend having flowers that are similar in size, arrangement and cost, but are different. Keep in mind, you don’t want any comparisons where one mum is left feeling significantly less important than the other.

Another good idea is thinking about how you want them to receive their flowers. It’s nice being given flowers in person, especially if you’ve organised something extra (such as a dinner or picnic). If you need another option, then consider having the bouquets delivered. Nothing is better than being at work and receiving a stunning bouquet of flowers you can gloat about in the office, or coming home to find flowers on your doorstep.

What exactly are the best flowers for Mother’s Day?

Personalising your mum’s or mother-in-law’s bouquet is the perfect way to show how much you care this Mother’s Day. Remember to keep the bouquets roughly the same in terms of size, style and price — but differentiate them in the flowers you choose. Remember that each flower conveys a different meaning.

  • Carnations

Carnations signify purity, love, beauty, faith, and charity; all the beautiful qualities that you find in a mother. Additionally, carnations play a big role in way Mother’s Day was born.

Anna Jarvis – the woman whose gesture turned into a globally recognised tradition – began the concept of Mother’s Day by sending 500 white carnations to her local church to honor her mother and all the other mothers present.  

  • Lilies

Lilies are heavily used in Asian culture to celebrate motherhood and are famous for their gorgeous appearance. They come in a variety of vivid colours, such as yellow and orange.

  • Roses

Roses are traditionally the most sought-after and popular flower from time immemorial. While red roses have been traditionally linked to romance, that doesn’t mean you can’t gift different-coloured roses to your mum or mother-in-law. For example, pink roses mean gratitude and appreciation, while yellow roses represent caring and preoccupation, and white roses denote brightness and purity.

Add something special to go with your flowers

While you’re not expected to spend big when it comes to mother’s day, it’s important to plan something a little extra to compliment your two flower bouquets. It’s nice to show you your mum and mother-in-law that you enjoy their presence and appreciate their conversations. So if your timetable and budget allow it, you can also celebrate with a dinner, picnic in the park, or make a home-cooked meal for the two special mums in your life.

Everybody’s budget and relationship with their mother and mother-in-law are different, so personalise your Mother’s Day according to your circumstance. For example, you may want to honour both mums together, separately, or with the whole family.

The perfect Mother’s Day bouquet

It’s May, and Mother’s Day is just around the corner. Flowers are a beautiful way to remind your mum and mother-in-law how special they are and to show just how much you appreciate everything they do. 

Find the perfect bouquet this Mother’s Day at Gift Flowers. With a huge collection of flowers and the choice to customise your own bouquet, plus special Mother’s Day selections and delivery options, we are sure you’ll find the perfect gift.