Mothers Day presents – gifts from the heart that have true meaning

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Throughout the world, Mother’s Day is seen as an occasion to give a present to someone special in our lives – someone we truly (and instinctively) care about. It can be the event to gift something a bit more inspirational and meaningful than usual.

It is believed that the Sunday of mid-Lent (towards the end of March) was a day on which, in the past, offerings were made at the high altar of the ‘Mother-church’. Derived from this, began the tradition whereby sons and daughters made visits to their parents – and especially to see their mother, so it became known as “Mothering Sunday.” Indeed, for many years, this special Sunday was reserved so that children and young people living away from their parents could go home for the occasion, taking presents such a cake for their mother, and sharing a meal with their family. This day was particularly meaningful for apprentices, live-in farm-workers, and girls in service, and it was generally accepted that they had the right to have the day off.  

Mother charm crystal heart
‘Mother’ in various languages is inscribed on this silver charm which is combined with a Birthstone crystal heart for the chosen month of birth (shown here is Amethyst for February) and a tiny silver heart
Eternal love necklace
Eternal love necklace
Mojacar hibiscus for Mother
Flowers, like this hibiscus in Mojácar make a lovely gift for Mother’s Day too
Jade love hearts jewellery set
Jade jewellery set with love hearts
Love and flower
Simple gift expressing love in this leather charm bracelet with flower

For people who are looking to gift something a bit special and inspirational on this Mother’s Day, we have the solution . . a present with meaning.

So, why not make your Mother feel a bit more loved and appreciated this Mothering Sunday, with one of our unique and inspirational gifts with meaning.

In the UK, Mothering Sunday is on the second or third Sunday in March. But at least half of the world celebrates the event of Mother’s Day in May (usually the second Sunday). In France, the event is celebrated on the last Sunday in May. The entire extended family gathers around the dining table for dinner, and at the end of the meal a beautiful cake is presented to Maman.     

Camino jewellery scallop shell earrings ~ gold filled

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Scallop shell earrings to wish safekeeping, especially for travellers

These really pretty and delicate scallop shells (concha de vieira) represent the symbol of the Camino de Santiago. The 1,000-year-old route to the great Cathedral city of Santiago de Compostela is known as the Way of St. James (El Camino de Santiago - in Spanish), and it is a renowned journey and adventure, as well as being a pilgrimage for some people of the Christian faith.

:)- Gift-Wrapped

:)- Optional information card (see photo) about El Camino / Santiago (FREE)

:)- Personal message can be added

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If you want to wish your friends or colleagues well and show them how much you care (especially for someone travelling), let us send this meaningful present on your behalf. It is the ideal gift for any special event / occasion, particularly for someone starting out on a new adventure in life - like a new job, travelling afar or even beginning retirement.

Dimensions: These beautiful little 14ct Gold-Filled Camino earrings feature a dainty double scallop shell which measures 12mm across. They hang on 14ct Gold-Filled 14mm ear-wires.

Is Gold-Filled the same as Gold-Plated / Vermeil?
No, it is much better: Gold-Filled is a layer of solid gold, pressure-bonded into another metal. Whereas Gold-Plating is a very thin layer of gold that is 'plated' onto the surface of a metal. (Vermeil just means that the plated item is made of silver: Nothing more; it is still just Gold-Plated.) So, Gold-Filled has a much higher value than simple Gold-Plating or Vermeil because it contains a much greater quantity of gold; and is of higher quality because of the way that gold is included: Once termed “Rolled-Gold” it has a long history - although the modern process wasn't patented until Victorian times in England. It is much more precious and tarnish-resistant than Gold-Plated / Vermeil: It does not rub off or flake or change colour.

The 1,000-year-old Way of St. James (El Camino de Santiago - in Spanish), criss-crosses Western Europe, arriving at Santiago de Compostela in Northern Spain on the Atlantic coast. At least 200,000 people travel to the city each year from all over the world: Some people walk, others travel by bike. Many travellers choose to do the Camino for personal, rather than any spiritual or religious reasons - taking time out from their busy, modern lives and perhaps finding inspiration along the way, whilst reflecting on their lives in a supportive environment. Many carry with them a Scallop shell symbol like this. Everyone experiences the journey in a different way.

But, whatever somebody’s journey - whether on El Camino itself, on holiday, a business trip, a gap year, trekking, etc, many friends and loved-ones like to pass on a special gift to wish the recipient well on their travels - and safekeeping along the way. These earrings are perfect for that purpose. In addition to any value that the Camino charm symbol has in itself, or the religious faith that it might represent, these earrings can also act as a reminder to be careful when travelling. And this can be a powerful aid to staying safe whilst away from home. Would make a perfect farewell gift.

Gift these pretty little scallop shell earrings to tell your friends and loved-ones that you are thinking of them or that you'll miss them, and to take care . . it's a really meaningful gift. Comes gift-wrapped, like all our presents - and we can print a personal message on your behalf.

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More information about Spain's Camino and the Concha scallop shell of St James - La vieira concha de Santiago

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