Mother’s Day (15 March) is fast approaching so we have saved you the trouble of trawling the internet for the perfect gift for your farming mum.
Along with a little help from our Twitter followers, we have picked out five potential presents for your nearest and dearest.
See also: Farmers mark Women’s Institute centenary
1. Give flowers, but British ones
Postal flowers from Cornwall are sent from a family nursery in the Tamar Valley and are “expertly presented with ribbon, flowers food and personal message in a smart presentation box”.
The Great British Florist is an award-winning floristry on a farm, part of The Duchy Estate in Herefordshire. They grow their own flowers on the farm and use a network of specialist British Producers throughout the UK.
2. What about a tweedy gift for the home?
Pink Hannah hand crafts some beautiful fabric silhouettes of farm-themed animals and items, which come in lots of printed fabrics including tweed.
There are pheasants, owls, sheep, cows, dogs, deer and wellies to name a few. There are plenty of girly gifts on her website, so it’s worth a look if you’re looking for an everlasting present.
Price: Fabric silhouette pictures – £15.00 unframed, frames available
3. Treat her to some bubbles with an English sparkling wine
The Ridgeview Estate produce some top-quality sparkling wines. It’s a family-run business in the South Downs of England.
Price: 75cl bottle of Ridgeview Bloomsbury wine – £24.95
4. Pampering products
Smelly treats never go amiss and this hand cream, by Welsh Lavender, is made with lavender oil distilled high in the hills of mid-Wales and it was “inspired by the labours of Welsh hill farmers”. There is also a matching lip balm.
Prices: Hand cream – £15, lip balm – £5
5. Make her laugh
This book, Would you marry a farmer?, is sure to raise a smile. It has been written by Irish dairy farmer Lorna Sixsmith who promises: “Whether you are looking for a farmer, considering marrying a farmer or come from a farming background, you will laugh out loud when reading this book.”
Prices: Ireland/Northern Ireland €12.95 (paperback copy – free postage and packing), UK £12.69 (£16.93 for a hardback copy including p&p).