Mother's Day is April 3 this year.
So if you want to give your children a gentle nudge, here are some suggestions - although of course nothing quite beats a home-made card and a lot of hugs. They are all available on the high street and all within your children's pocket-money (or Saturday job) budgets.
Gifts for mum1. Burt's Bees Radiant Glow Kit, £14.99
A treat for skin in need of a spring pick-me-up, including a facial cleanser, day lotion, night cream, eye cream and lip shimmer. The US company started with honey - Burt sold it from the back of his pick-up truck in Dexter, Maine - but now specialises in beauty products made from natural ingredients. Available from department stores and pharmacies nationwide.Gifts for mum 2. Bejewelled emery boards, £1.95 each
Totally decadent and completely addictive - why should any of us settle for plain brown from now on? From Mad Beauty, and stocked by selected department stores and pharmacies nationwide.Gifts for mum 3. Revlon scented nail enamel, £6.49
Revlon brings out a brand new range of nail varnish this March, which is scented even when dry. Summertime smells include Mad About Mango, Peach Smoothie, Coconut Crush, Pretty in Papaya (pictured) and Passion Fruit. Imagine - scented fingertips...From branches of Boots and Superdrug nationwide.Gifts for mum 4. Feather earrings – set of three, £12
New in to Accessorize - flirty, floaty and very pretty. (And if a feather flies from your Mum's fingers in a fierce wind, she's got replacements to hand...)Gifts for mum 5. Tulip gift bag, £10
Yellow or pink tulips, grown in Britain, in a pretty gift bag. From Marks & Spencer nationwide.Gifts for mum 6. Moroccan Argan & Orange Body Soufflé, £9
The Body Shop's luxurious pampering body treatment that moisturises skin and leaves it beautifully soft. Contains Italian olive oil, Moroccan Argan oil, and sweet orange blossom extract.Gifts for mum 7. Blusher brush, £7
A lovely brush made from soft natural hair to add a bit of colour to your cheeks. From branches of Top Shop nationwide.Gifts for mum 8. The Very Thought of You by Rosie Alison, £7.99
Shortlisted for the Orange Prize for Fiction last year, this debut novel is set in 1939 when thousands of children were evacuated from London to escape the Blitz. The Mail on Sunday called it 'irresistibly romantic'. Published by Alma Books and available from all good bookshops.Gifts for mum 9. MUMS Bath Ballistic, £3.60
Another amazing treat from Lush. 'MUMS' is short for chrysanthemums - bath fragrances pressed into the shape of flowers (and you can plant the seeds afterwards). Pictured is 'Avobath', made from lemongrass and avocado, or you could try 'Space Girl' with grapefruit and bergamot, or 'Vanilla Fountain' with vanilla and sandalwood.Gifts for mum
The Welsh soul singer's classic first album, including the hit song Mercy, from HMV nationwide.Gifts for mum