Gifts for mama in all shapes and price categories. With a period theme of course. Because without your mother, her uterus and her menstrual cycle, you wouldn’t be there. Happy Mother’s Day*, mum!
FOR ARTISTIC MUMS Uterus watercolour print. This colourful poster of the female reproductive system is part of the American label Mimi Prints‘ medical abstract art collection. In different sizes, from €11.54. Also available as a framed version or on canvas.
FOR SUPER SWEET MUMS Necklace with silver uterus pendant including pearl ovaries. This necklace is made by the Australian medical artist Beth Croce for her Bioperspective label, which features anatomically correct jewellery and illustrations. Price: €337.69, via AnatomyArt.
FOR FASHONISTA MUMS Comfortable pale pink high waisted pants with artistic uterus print. These knickers are made of cotton with elastane. Designed by the British label Black Currant Pop, €17.87.
FOR MOOD SWING MUMS Handmade, plush cuddly toy by the British label Plusheez. This uterus plushie is 45cm wide and available in 12 colours, €29.79.
FOR SHOPAHOLIC MUMS Handy and hip, this tote bag. It’s black with a neon pink uterus print and made of 100% cotton canvas. By the British label Black Currant Pop, €13.11.
FOR ROMANTIC MUMS Print from an oil painting made by Trisha Thompson Adams via the British Tiny Art Shop, on smooth paper. This floral interpretation of the female reproductive system comes with the artist’s signature. In three sizes, from €14.53.
FOR FEMINIST MUMS Enamel pin with a very clear message. By Jess Tales from Costa Rica, about 2.5cm wide, €8.55.
FOR FARAWAY MUMS Can’t visit your mother in person? Send her a card. Happy Uterus Day is available in the Etsy shop of the British label LostMarblesCo, €3.28.
All shopping tips in this Mother’s Day selection were found on Etsy. Prices can fluctuate with exchange rate and do not include shipping costs.
Mother’s Day around the world
*Yes, we know; in the UK and Ireland, Mother’s Day (officially called ‘Mothering Sunday’) has already been this year, on March 11. But in case you’ve forgotten to honour your mother that day, just do like the Dutch, Belgians, Canadians, Americans and dozens of other people from around the world and celebrate it on the second Sunday of May. Which, in 2018, is May 13.
Other dates to honour your mother this year include May 6 (Portugal), May 27, which is celebrated in Sweden (Mors Dag) and France (La fête des Mères), and June 10 (only in Luxembourg). In Argentina, mums have to wait a bit longer; there, the Día de la Madre is celebrated on the third Sunday of October,
In Zambia, Mother’s Day has a totally different meaning: the Zambian law stipulates that working women are entitled to one day off each month: menstrual leave.