Nicky Epstein's Knitted Flowers. The Garden Planner. Sweet and Simple Party Cakes. These are among the items that Amazon.co.uk recommends as Mother's Day gifts. I can't think of a single mother I know who would want one of those tomes--or any of the other suggested cookbooks, crafts manuals, or gardening guides--as a Mother's Day gift. Why not just buy Mum a skillet or a bag of compost instead?
(To my husband and daughter: If you're planning on buying me a Mother's Day gift, opt for this or this over this--unless you want to feast on gruel for the foreseeable future.)--SC