This year, Mother’s Day is on May 13 (USA). Make the most of the occasion with a luxurious gift she’s sure to cherish. Available in our uniquely elegant chestnut wood boxes from Corsica, France, each Mother’s Day gift features stunning artistic details. Filled with our most beloved chocolates, it’s a spectacular combination of gourmet chocolate, heartfelt sentiment, and incomparable French style.
Pamper her with a gift from the heart of France. Our fifteen most requested recipes arrive nestled inside a genuine chestnut wood box topped with an embellished pink insert. Featuring rich single-origin cocoas and innovative ingredients from around the globe, it’s a tasteful way to celebrate the million little ways mothers make the world go round.
Pamper her with a gift from the heart of France. Our fifteen most requested recipes arrive nestled inside a genuine chestnut wood box topped with a "I Love You Mom" message. Featuring rich single-origin cocoas and innovative ingredients from around the globe, it’s a tasteful way to celebrate the million little ways mothers make the world go round.
She held your hand for a time, but will stay in your heart forever. Commemorate this powerful connection with the Mother’s Day zBox 60. This delicious box includes a selection of our classic Z chocolates, the entire Numbered Collection, plus duplicates of our most-popular Numbered pralines. It’s an elegant tribute to love remembered and a...
The incomparable love of a mother-heart deserves the unparalleled indulgence of the world’s finest chocolates. Filled with 45 sumptuous chocolate creations from Master Chocolatier Pascal Caffet, it’s a well-deserved foray into the flavors of French chocolate and a delicious reminder that no one else compares to her.
For Mother's Day 2018, offer luxury chocolates and give something truly original.
Chocolates: the ultimate gift idea for Mother's Day
Difficult to find a present useful for this celebration, if you are looking for something other than flowers, a gift that never disappoints, think of chocolates to wish her a happy mother's dayay. But, as is true of any chocolate dish, it's always best to offer the very the best of its kind!
The delicacies of zChocolat are created from the recipes of the world champion chocolatier and hace earned a reputation for being among the best gourmet gifts avaible anywhere. This alone will give your gift an extraordinary nature.
Presented in a high-end box completely customizable with a message and a photo, it's a gift any mother is sure to appreciate!
Have an original gift delivered for Mother's Day
Sending chocolates for this celebration is not a problem. We are specialized in this discipline and promise to deliver chocolates on time and in pristine condition to anywhere in the world in just a few days. Each gift is protected from shocks and temperature with insulated parcels so that everything arrives ready to be enjoyed.
The smart buy for a last-minute Mother's Day gift
If you have just come across our site looking for a present idea, don't worry, it is possible to have your order delivered in 2-3 days to almost all the countries of the world. With so many greats gifts to choose from, it's impossible to make a mistake, and a bouquet of flavours instead of a bouquet of flowers will make this a Mother's Day to remember.
Flower and chocolate boxes for Mother's Day
The next Mother's Day will see a lot of chocolate boxes specially designed for the occasion decorated with love and flowers making it the perfect gift as a beautiful to look at as it is delicious to eat!
What is the date of Mother's Day 2018? :
Mother's Day 2018 is on:
8 March (Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Laos, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Russia, Serbia, Uzbekistan (co-incident with International Women's Day)
Sunday 11 March (United Kingdom, Ireland, Nigeria, Nigeria, Guernsey, Jersey, Isle of Man, Ireland)
Sunday, May 13 (USA and Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Bahamas, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belgium, Belgium, Belize, Bermuda, Bhutan, Bhutan, Bonaire, Bonaire, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Cambodia, Canada, Chad, Chile, Chile, China, Colombia, Congo, Cote d' Ivoire, Colombia))
The celebrations of mothers and motherhood go back to the ancient Greeks and Romans, who held feasts in honour of the mother goddesses Rhea and Cybele, but the clearest modern precedent for Mother's Day is the feast of the first Christians known as "maternal Sunday".
Formerly a major tradition in the United Kingdom and parts of Europe, this celebration fell on the fourth Sunday of Lent and was originally regarded as a time when the faithful returned to their "mother church" - the main church close to their home - for special service.
Over time, the tradition of Maternal Sunday became a more secular holiday, and the children offered their mothers flowers and other marks of gratitude. This custom eventually lost popularity before merging with Mother's Day in the 1930s and 1940s in the USA.
Did you know that?
More phone calls are made on Mother's Day than any other day of the year. These holiday cats with mom often cause phone traffic to rise 37 percent.
Ann Reeves Jarvis and Julia Ward Howe
Mother's Day, celebrated in the United States, dates back to the 19th century. In the years leading up to the Civil War, Ann Reeves Jarvis of West Virginia helped create Mothers' Day Work Clubs to teach local women how to properly care for their children.
These clubs later became a unifying force in an area of the country still divided by the Civil War. In 1868, Jarvis organized the "Mother Friendship Day", where mothers met with former Union soldiers and Confederates to promote reconciliation.
Abolitionist and suffragist Julia Ward Howe is another precursor to Mother's Day. In 1870 Howe wrote the "Mother's Day Proclamation", a call to action that called for mothers to unite to promote peace in the world. In 1873, Howe campaigned for a "Mother's Day of Peace" to be celebrated every 2nd June.
Juliet Calhoun Blakely, a temperance activist who inspired a local Mother's Day in Albion, Michigan in the 1870s, is another pioneer of Mother's Day. Meanwhile, the duo of Mary Towles Sasseen and Frank Hering worked to organize a Mother's Day in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Some even called Hering "the father of Mother's Day". Anna Jarvis
The official Mother's Day holiday was born in the 1900s thanks to the efforts of Anna Jarvis, daughter of Ann Reeves Jarvis. After her mother's death in 1905, Anna Jarvis sees Mother's Day as a way of honouring the sacrifices mothers made for their children.
After receiving financial support from John Wanamaker, owner of a department store in Philadelphia, she organized the first official Mother's Day celebration in May 1908 at a Methodist church in Grafton, West Virginia. That same day, thousands of people also attended a Mother's Day event at one of Wanamaker's retail stores in Philadelphia.
After the success of her first Mother's Day, Jarvis, who remained single and childless for the rest of her life, decided to have her holidays added to the national calendar. Affirming that the American holiday season was biased in favour of male accomplishments, she launched a mass letter-writing campaign to newspapers and prominent politicians calling for the adoption of a special day honouring motherhood.
By 1912, many states, cities and churches had adopted Mother's Day as their annual holiday, and Jarvis had created the International Mother's Day Association to help promote his cause. His perseverance paid off in 1914 when President Woodrow Wilson signed a measure officially establishing the second Sunday in May as Mother's Day.
Jarvis declares Mother's Day marketed
Anna Jarvis originally conceived Mother's Day as a day of personal celebration between mothers and families. In her version of the day, she wore a white carnation as a badge and visited her mother or attended church services. But once Mother's Day became a national holiday, florists, card companies and other merchants quickly took advantage of its popularity.
While Jarvis first worked with the floral industry to help raise the profile of Mother's Day, in 1920 she became disgusted with the way the holiday was marketed. She denounced the transformation externally and urged people to stop buying flowers, cards and candy for Mother's Day.
Jarvis finally resorted to an open campaign against Mothers' Day profiteers, denouncing bakers, florists and even charities. She also filed countless lawsuits against groups that had used the name "Mother's Day" and ended up spending most of her personal wealth on legal fees. By the time of his death in 1948, Jarvis Jarvis had completely denied the holiday break, and she had even lobbied the government to withdraw it from the American calendar.
In the rest of the world
The origins of Mother's Day in France are believed to date back to Napoleonic times. In 1806, the Emperor of France announced a special day in honour of the mothers of large families. This celebration was revived after the First World War for some time. In 1950, a special law was created to dedicate Mother's Day as an official homage to mothers.
While versions of Mother's Day are celebrated around the world, traditions vary from country to country. In Thailand, for example, Mother's Day is always celebrated in August, the day of the birthday of the present queen, Sirikit.
Another alternative celebration of Mother's Day is in Ethiopia, where families gather every autumn to sing songs and eat a great feast in the framework of Antrosht, a multi-day celebration in honour of motherhood.
In the United States, Mother's Day continues to be celebrated with gifts and flowers for mothers and other women. Families also celebrate by giving mothers a day off for activities such as cooking or other household chores.
Sometimes mother's day is also a launch date for political or feminist causes. In 1968, Coretta Scott King, wife of Martin Luther King Jr. took advantage of Mother's Day to organize a march for underprivileged women and children. In the 1970s, women's groups also took advantage of vacations to highlight the need for equal rights and access to child care.