This coming Sunday, it is Mother’s day here in the UK.


While the media would like you to believe that flowers, chocolates, and sparkly jewellery are on the top of mum’s wish list, the reality is a bit different.

Parenting Magazine asked some of their readers what they REALLY wanted for mother’s day, and you may be surprised to see the responses. Top of the list were things like:

  • Sleep
  • A clean house
  • A day free from “Mum Routine”
  • Dinner made for them
  • Handmade cards, handprints, or other wonderful kiddie creations

Do you notice a pattern here?? These things can’t be bought in a shop, they aren’t expensive, and they show mum that she’s cared for.

Being a mother to two wonderful “little beans” myself, I can definitely agree with every item on that list! For me, mother’s day is a great opportunity to slow down, take a step back from the busy pace of everyday life, and just really revel in everything that I love about being a mother… cuddles with my boys, happy moments, and time together to enjoy one another’s company and savour the moments that matter.

If you’re still trying to figure out how to show your mum that you really care, why not think about providing her with a moment that would make a difference to her…. whether that is a moment to herself to sleep, a moment to savour the beauty of a beautiful bouquet of flowers, or a moment to enjoy a meal prepared for her (you get the idea!).


If my mum lived nearer, I would make her a lovely cup of tea in bed, followed by a leisurely brunch of croissant with homemade jam, fruit salad, freshly squeezed orange juice, and some freshly brewed coffee. Naturally, the cafetiere would be wearing a Couva so that we could linger over brunch for as long as we wanted, knowing the coffee would stay just as hot for the second cup.

And if you’re still thinking of gifting your mum a little something, and she’s a coffee lover, how about a wonderful Couva cover for her cafetiere or her cup, so that she feels the warmth of those Mother’s day moments for longer? We’ve got lots of beautiful fabrics to choose from in our Shop!

And if all else fails, just make sure you call her!