Mother's day is coming!

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Mums are amazing, aren't they? But choosing the right gift on mother's day is not always easy. Traditionally, flowers have been a way of expressing feelings and letting the recipient know how important a role they play in the sender’s life.

The carnation is the flower most often associated with Mother's Day since Anna Reeves Jarvis used carnations on Mother's Day way back when to symbolise whether your mother was living. However, in Thailand on this day parades in dedication to mother’s are held, and jasmine is the flower most commonly gifted to mums.

You see, Mother’s Day celebrations and customs vary around the world and so do the traditional flowers associated with this special day. To make things easier for you, we collected the most common traditionally used flowers and explain their meaning:


Mother's day classic: Carnations

Carnations are a symbol of the eternal love. In many countries across the world, Mother’s Day celebrations are incomplete without carnations.

While pink carnations symbolise a mother’s endless love, white carnations are often worn by people in memory of their mother. Light red carnations are yet another popular choice for Mother’s Day as they symbolise admiration, while dark red carnations are a good choice if you’re sending flowers to your partner on Mother’s Day.

Pink carnations 

 Motherhood and gratitude

Light red carnations


White carnations

 Purity and remembrance

Dark red carnations

 Love and affection


Aussie Mother's Day: Chrysanthemums

In Australia, chrysanthemums are the most popular Mother’s Day flowers, not only because the flower has the word “mum” in it but also because it is abundantly available in May. Symbolically, chrysanthemums are associated with friendship and support from one’s family.

Pink chrysanthemums

Honest love

Red chrysanthemums

Motherly love and gratitude

White chrysanthemums

Honesty and loyalty

Yellow chrysanthemums

Sorrow and neglected love


Get well soon


Colourful Tulips

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Tulips, with their many enchanting colours and graceful petals became one of the world’s most loved flowers.

When opting for tulips as a Mother’s Day gift, colours such as pink, yellow, or purple go well with the theme. Pink tulips denote happiness making them ideal to celebrate motherhood. If you want to cheer up mum who’s been facing tough times lately yellow tulips are best as they represent cheer and hope. Purple tulips might not be the first choice for Mother’s Day, but did you know they express admiration? If you’re getting tulips for your partner to celebrate Mother’s Day, you could even choose red tulips, which represent deep love.


Pink tulips


Yellow tulips

Cheer and hope

Purple tulips


Red tulips

Deep love



Few flowers come close to the timeless beauty of a lily. It’s a flower that holds a special place in many different cultures around the world. There are hundreds of lily varieties around the world but the Oriental lilies are preferred, because they last longer, come in a wide range of colours, and carry a distinctively regal look.

Pink lily


Yellow lily


White lily


Red lily

Love and passion

Orange lily

Pride and confidence


Classic: Roses

Roses aren’t just for Valentine’s Day! Tell your mum how much you love and appreciate her with a bouquet of pink roses. If you want to add more depth to your message, send her white roses as they stand for purity and dignity. Yellow roses express happiness and joy.

Pink rose

The softer side of love

Yellow rose

Friendship, happiness, celebration

White rose

Dignity, purity, remembrance

Red rose

Passionate love

Orange rose

Pride and desire

Lavender rose

Enchantment, majesty


Aurascent mother's day gift ideas:

We hope our flower guide helps you to make the perfect choice. But did you know that you could make your mums mother's day even more special with our essential oil gift set? Why not pick one of our jewellery in combination with the Relax set? It will be the perfect choice to make your mum happy. You also might want to add some Jasmine or Rose essential oil for a floral touch.

Our special picks for mother's day

Lets make sure your mum can take your love wherever she goes with our heart shaped key chain or car vent diffuser:



Looking for something more flower themed? These pendants will be for sure a good match then:


Add some essential oils for a floral touch:



What are your favourite mother's days gifts? Let us know in the comments!

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