This year, Mother's Day falls on Sunday, May, 12th. Over the years we've heard too many people stressing about what to get mom, so right up front we want to remind you of two things: Being a Mother is hard. Shopping for Mother's Day is easy
. If you know how.
The secret lies in simply relaxing, thinking about mom's personal style, and letting someone with a bit of experience (say a 100 years or so) help you along the way.As you may suppose, here at FTD,
we've been taking Mother's Day pretty seriously since way back in 1910. In fact, Mother's Day is one of the things we do best, which isn't too surprising when you consider that flowers
have always been the most preferred Mother's Day gift. Nothing makes a mom feel so special, so spoiled, and so well taken care of than a beautiful bouquet
. Plus, flowers go great with just about anything else you want to get her, from a side order of gourmet candy to a lavish gift basket to sparkling gemstone jewelry
But there are so many choices out there...which flowers are the right flowers? Based on our century of talking to customers about their moms, these are who we had in mind as we were designing our offerings for 2013.
Then there's the "On-the-Go Mom
". She's all about casual comfort and pert practicality, but she's never too busy to stop and "smell the roses," or any other beautiful blooms that happen to come her way. For her, we'd recommend our Rush of Color Tulip Bouquet and sweeten the gift with a beautiful presentation of gourmet treats packed in a colorful tower of miniature decorated hat boxes all tied up with a pretty blue bow.
Now, for the "Classic mom
". You know her...the perfect pal, partner, and fun playmate who's able to be everything to everyone and pull it off with sensational taste. She's bound to love the Fabled Beauty Bouquet which is a mix of elegant roses and graceful calla lilies. And, you know she'll flip over the personalized Mommy & Me frame that you can have customized just for her and is destined to find a permanent home on her desk or dresser.
Then there's the "Down To Earth Mom
"... that do-it-yourself darling who's like a force of nature when it comes to hard-work, sharing good, practical wisdom and nurturing anyone and everyone within arm's reach. Can't you see her tending a flourishing Dishgarden by Better Homes and Gardens®? And won't she love saving and displaying her favorite photo memories in the Mother's Day Blooming Keepsake photo box?
And for this Mother's Day, FTD is partnering with Meredith Corporation, publishers of many of America's favorite magazines to support the work of CARE in serving families in some of the poorest communities in the world.
Order any of the arrangements selected especially for this Mother's Day
by the editors of Better Homes and Gardens®, Ladies Home Journal, Family Circle and Parents, and a portion of the proceeds will go to fund a Meredith Corporation $10,000 donation to CARE.* Now we all know, that Mom will already be proud of you for spoiling her with such great gifts, and knowing that your purchase is also doing so much good−that will send her over the moon!
What's more, if you order on May 1st, you'll get FREE SHIPPING on select Better Homes and Gardens bouquets for Mother's Day at FTD.com
. Let's see...that will make you THOUGHTFUL, SHARING and SMART ABOUT MONEY. At last, the perfect kid! She knew you had it in you, so give her the pleasure of turning herself inside out with pride when you present her with one of these bouquets.
One final bit of advice from the FTD flower experts. When you're ordering Mother's Day flowers
, request that they be delivered on the Friday before Mother's Day, May 10th. That way your mom will have all weekend to revel in your thoughtfulness, plus some bouquets are typically shipped in the "bud" stage will have just the right amount of time to open up to greet mom first thing on Mother's Day morning.
* Proceeds from the sale of these select arrangements help fund a $10,000 donation from Meredith Corporation to CARE. CARE focuses on working with mothers and families to create lasting solutions to poverty.