“Why should we celebrate International Women’s Day?” I hear you ask. Well, it’s a day for you to recognise all those wonderful women in your life, what they achieve and all that they do for you. Your girlfriend of course, but also your mother, grandparents and any other lady who puts a smile on your face. They are those rocks on who you can rely when everything else around you seems to be falling apart. They also have to put up with you and for that, they deserve a medal (or maybe just some flowers)!
This is a day where you can celebrate the close bond that you share and how you will be there for each other, come what may. The following gifts are a selection that we feel most adequately represent that spirit of Women’s Day. You will notice they all carry a hint of purple as this is the official colour of the event, chosen to symbolise dignity and justice, which Women’s Day looks to secure for all women across the globe.
The first officially celebrated International Women’s Day was in 1911 in 17 countries, as women protested for improved rights, pay and working conditions. It also gave impetuous to movements such as the suffragettes in the United Kingdom, which eventually secured the vote for women in 1918. Sylvia Pankhurst, a prominent member of the campaign, was in fact arrested in London whilst trying to give a speech on Women’s Day in 1913. Whilst women still don’t have complete equality, campaigns such as International Women’s Day have really played a part in levelling the playing field in our society.
Considering its history, we feel that the spirit of Women’s Day is to celebrate what women have achieved together and spend the day enjoying the best of what life has to offer.
The best gifts for Women’s Day
An Orchid and Champagne
What better way to celebrate Women’s Day than by adding some beauty to the lucky recipient’s home or office with this lovely orchid? Then when the right moment comes, open the bottle of Moët and Chandon and savour every sip of the luxurious champagne.
an Orchid, truffles and champagne
Sending this selection gives Women’s Day the respect it deserves. It combines 3 of a ladies favourite things, chocolate, champagne and beautiful flowers. The delicate, strawberry flavoured, white chocolate truffles combined with a bottle of the sumptuous Moët and Chandon will make for the perfect night in. Then they will be able to enjoy the beauty of the pink orchid and think of you every time they see it.
2 african violets in a basket
This is an original and fun basket which will truly surprise that extraordinary woman in your life. It includes 2 African violets with colours that commemorate Women’s Day, which are enhanced by a vintage basket. The basket could make its home in any spot of their house. Remind her of your affection every time she sees this thoughtful gift.
12 plush roses with crystal earrings
Women’s Day is a day to celebrate all that is wonderful about the women in your life. This gift including 6 red and 6 pink roses in addition to a pair of earrings with Swarovski crystals represent their beauty and sparkle. Whilst this beautiful bouquet will light up her home, these gleaming earrings will allow her to shine every time she heads out.
an orchid and perfume
2 of the most pleasant things on this earth are lovely smells and attractive objects to look at. This gift combines them both. A beautiful, fragrant orchid and a classic perfume, the Petite Robe Noire by Guerlain. On Women’s Day, they will feel truly special receiving such a magnificent gift combination delivered to their home.
earrings and chocolates
This gift has something for both of you, after all she doesn’t deserve all the fun! Whilst she is looking amazing wearing these “Single Rivoli” pink earrings from MyCollection, you can share the box of delicious Godiva chocolates whenever you’re both in the mood for a bit of indulgence. Only if she’s feeling generous of course, if not you may have to rustle around for something in the cupboard!
To find out more about the origins of International Women’s Day, took a look at the event’s website here.
Having seen what we believe are the perfect gifts for Women’s Day, which do you think is the best for that special lady in your life? Let us know your plans for Women’s Day in the comments, we’d love to hear from you!