Did you know that the origin of Mothers Day goes back hundreds of years and started out as a day for domestic servants to go to their hometown and back to their ‘Mother’ church, three weeks before Easter Sunday? They would pick wild flowers to place in the church or give to their mothers who they wouldn’t have seen for some time.
It’s since evolved in to an occasion for us to honour and give gifts to our hardworking mothers and any religious meaning has been forgotten. So, we can all celebrate and spoil our mums, step mums, grandmothers or special women rotten on Mother’s Day, which falls on 26th March this year.
The traditional go-to gifts have been flowers and chocolates and many still appreciate those treats now and again. Most of us are getting a bit more selective and specific with gifts now, though. We may as well spend our hard earned money these days on presents we know that our loved ones really need and that will last longer than flowers or sweet treats.
Here are a few ideas, for gifts under £30 from the team at 3wisemonkeys, that may suit that special woman in your life.
Our Denver SPR-10 pink portable speaker bar with FM radio, at £15.99 +P&P, is amazingly loud for a little gadget and in the very popular interiors colour of the moment. It not only produces powerful sound but it has the functionality to back it up too, with SD memory card reader, auxiliary-in jack, USB port, FM radio and a rechargeable battery pack.
The Denver CRL-310 sunrise alarm clock at £29.99 +P&P is the ideal gadget to ease mum into her days with it’s built-in mood light and variety of nature sounds. She can choose to wake up in a calmly lit room with the mood light coming on at the right level for her, with 10 levels to choose from, 30 minutes before the alarm goes off. Mum can choose from soothing natural sounds of a waterfall cave, forest bird calls or bubbling hot springs, set the radio on a soothing station to ease her into the day, or if she needs a sharp kick to get her up, she can set the buzzer. Similarly, the go-to-sleep function will enable mother to peacefully drift off to sleep with a soothing light and the sound of her favourite radio station, switching off after 90 minutes.
Our range of senior mobile phones may just be the answer for the more mature mums or for Grandma. The Denver GSP-110 big button, bluetooth, senior mobile phone is on offer at £22.99 +P&P, is easy to use and gives all the basic functionality needed from a mobile phone for a senior citizen, including standard voice calls, SMS texts and speed dial numbers for easy dialling.
It comes with numbers read out as they are dialled via a built-in speaker, big buttons, unlocked for any network except Three, built-in torch, bluetooth to connect to the car’s handsfree or headset, FM radio, alarm clock, calculator, micro SD for photos and with rubberised grip. It’s not all just fun and features, the GSP-110 also has a serious side too; with a discreet SOS emergency button, your loved one will always be one press away from help.
The Denver GSP-120 big button senior mobile phone below, comes with the same great features as the GSP-110, except for bluetooth connectivity and comes in at a cheaper price of £18.99 +P&P. So, it just depends if your mum or grandma will need to use a handsfree or headset or not.
The Denver GSP-130 big button, bluetooth, senior mobile flip phone might be the choice for the more style conscious mother, as it’s sleek, stylish and comes in black or red colour options. At £29.99 +P&P, the key benefits over the other models is that it also has a 0.3 megapixel camera and a larger display screen, at 2.4 inches over 1.77 inches in the other models.
The Denver DAB-56C digital radio at £29.99 +P&P is a compact little gift idea that is in stylish matt black and comes with options of black, blue, green, orange or white edging, so could be matched to your loved ones’ favourite colour. At £29.99 +P&P, it’s compact and totally portable so you can pick it up, place it anywhere and it will fit right in. It features an LCD screen with a choice of display options, a dual alarm with snooze and sleep functions, aux-in for MP3 connection, headphone jack and battery back-up.
We hope these gift ideas for under £30 +P&P, which is around the same price as a decent bunch of flowers, help you to put a big smile on that special person’s face this Mothers Day.
For any more information please do get in touch at 3wisemonkeys