Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Vintage Mother's Day Gifts

(Source: Kevin Stith)

The earliest celebrations of Mothers Day date back to Ancient Greece where there were celebrations in honor of the Mother of the Gods - Rhea. The 1600s saw the practice of observing Mothering Sunday on the fourth Sunday during Lent. The credit for the current date of second Sunday of May goes to suggestions made by Julia Ward Howe in 1872 and Anna Jarvis in 1907. Anna Jarvis began an intense campaign in 1908 to establish a national Mother's Day. Yielding to her suggestions President Woodrow Wilson announced that the second Sunday of May would be celebrated every year as Mother's Day.

It is an occasion for gift giving. Choosing the right gift is an art in itself. Everybody likes receiving unique gifts. Vintage gifts make wonderful unique Mothers Day gifts. A little time spent in exploring the market would be time well spent.

Gifts should be bought keeping tastes and personality in mind. If you are looking at clothes, vintage garments are a lovely idea. Find out her favorite era and get her a unique vintage garment. Suppose you are getting her a hamper of skin care products, a vintage basket would be a nice receptacle for them to nestle in. A similar vintage basket could hold her favorite cookies, chocolates and the like.

If you are keen on a vintage Mother's Day gift but are unable to decide on an item, buy a bottle of vintage wine. Along with a vintage Mother's Day poem written out by you, this will make a truly wonderful gift.

Mothers the world over, love displaying photographs of their loved ones where they can be easily seen. A vintage photo frame would be a fantastic gift that she can use. Women love jewelry and mothers are no different. Vintage jewelry will give your gift that special touch. Several jewelry stores offer a wide range of vintage jewelry, look around and find something that suits your mother. Brooches, rings, necklaces, and bracelets- the choice is endless. Depending on your budget you can find a suitable vintage jewelry piece.

A vintage Mothers Day gift would be a unique gift that any mother would be happy to receive.

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