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Mother's Day or Mothering Sunday, call it whichever you like, but if it's at all applicable to anybody in your extended family – don't miss it! There are many ways to celebrate the day without spending cash (breakfast in bed is one of my personal favourites – hint, hint), but, as you all know by now, I can't resist the excuse for a bit of book-themed shopping. I've scoured the internet, and here are five of the best ways to celebrate mother's day with literary style. And there's just enough time for you to order these items in before the big day.
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1. I know it's playing to tired gender stereotypes to suggest an apron for Mother's Day, but I actually love nice aprons and would be delighted to receive this. Not only is it a good length (practical!) and very pretty, but it quotes Mary Poppins, too. £15 from BerryRed.
2. A striking typographic card for James Joyce fans. The quote is from A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man and reads: 'Whatever else is unsure in this stinking dunghill of a world a mother's love is not.' The card is A5 and costs £2.95 from Bookish.
3. Not a fan of overly soppy or sentimental cards? How about this 'mothers are all slightly insane' card from Literary Emporium? The quote is J.D. Salinger and the inside is blank for your own message. The card costs £2.50.
4. This card features the words 'world's most fabulous mum' written on book spines. The card is A6 and costs £2.25 from Not On The High Street.
5. For something more substantial than a card and more original than chocolate or flowers, why not choose a desk accessory this Mother's Day? This ceramic pencil pot is perfect for writing or book-mad mothers. It's made from stoneware and is a compact size (11.4cm tall and 7.6cm wide). There is a matching letter rack and note holder available, too. The pot costs £14 from Anthropologie.
Have you come across any literary gems for Mother's Day?