With limited family contact over the last few months, many of us have more reason than ever to appreciate our mums this year! Daffodils are one of the traditional gifts, but we’ve given this classic a contemporary spin with this selection to help you show your appreciation.
1. Bouquet of origami narcissus, Origami Blooms
This bouquet of five yellow paper narcissus is a gorgeous gift for Mother’s Day and would also be perfect to celebrate St David’s Day (1st March). Each origami bloom is folded from a single square of bright yellow recycled paper and attached to a long flexible wire stem along with a dark green paper leaf for a pretty display all year round. £33 for five, available from The British Craft House.
2. Daffodils botanical art plaque, Rachel Dein
Artist Rachel Dein makes plaster casts of plants and flowers that record all their texture, pattern, and delicacy in exquisite details. To make the tile, Rachel laid flowers and foliage on to a rolled-out slab of clay and pressed them in to transfer all their details and then carefully removed them. A wooden frame was then placed over and the plaster poured in. Once set, the clay was peeled away to reveal the ‘plants’ in relief. With this original piece, she made a silicon rubber mould from which this tile was cast using Crystacal R, a very hard, fine plaster. Available in different designs, this daffodil tile costs £55 from Rachel’s Etsy page.
3. Daffodil ceramic mini jug, Gisela Graham
Perfect for a single serving of milk or cream or for displaying a single flower, this cute little ceramic jug measures just 8cm tall and costs £8.99 from Gisela Graham.
4. Hand painted daffodil jug, Welsh Otter
Bring the Welsh daffodils into your home whatever the season with this bright and beautiful large jug, hand painted with a scattering of pretty daffodils. Hand thrown and painted by a master potter in the heart of the Carmarthenshire countryside, it’s great for serving water or milk, or as an alternative flower vase and is both dishwasher and microwave safe. £75, available from Welsh Otter.
5. Bloom daffodil jug, Dartington Crystal
Bloom is a collection of lovely hand-made vases and accessories, each elegantly finished with an etch-decorated bloom. The jug features nodding daffodil heads and has a tapered profile with a solid glass handle. As a functional jug or to display a bunch of fresh flowers this piece makes an attractive addition to the home and costs £50 from Dartington Crystal.
6. Spring flower tealights, St Eval
Let the outdoors come indoors this spring with our popular spring flower scented tealights. The refreshing fragrance is perfect for uplifting any living space, making your home feel like a peaceful, floral meadow. £9, available from The National Trust.
7. Yellow flower super soft throw, George
Snuggle up with this spring-like throw, made from 30% recycled polyester (reused plastic bottles and textile waste). It measures 120cm by 150cm and costs £6 from George at Asda.
8. Daffodil flower in jar, Gisela Graham
Guaranteed to last longer than its real-life counterpart, this realistic artificial daffodil would grace any mantelpiece or display. Costing £5.99, it’s available from Gisela Graham.
9. Yellow flower outdoor micro fairy lights, Lights4Fun
Add a dash of colour to your indoor or outdoor space instantly with these micro flower lights. With 20 yellow flowers spread along 1.9m of cable, each delicate shape is illuminated by a warm white LED to bring them to life once darkness falls. £8.99, available from Lights4Fun.
10. Calypso braided basket in daffodil, The Braided Rug Company
Calypso is a hand crafted range of products using natural raw jute, highlighted with colour. This basket is braided by hand using raw jute fibres which are then individually sewn together. Available in a range of sizes, prices start at £12 from The Braided Rug Company.
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