The most deserved of people in our life is to be celebrated and honoured as Mother's Day, approaches us. A day to heap the world of praise and prayers, on mothers and other mother figures, such as grandmothers, stepmothers and mothers-in-law, this Sunday, March 6, will see gifts bought in abundance, cakes, flowers, chocolates, jewelry, and luxurious clothing flying off the racks – some on Sunday morning first thing.

Some people may choose to not give a physical gift, but instead treat their mother or grandmother to a special meal, beauty treatment or fun outing.

Many will make a special effort to visit their mother and treat her to brunch, lunch or high tea in a cafe, restaurant or hotel. People who cannot visit their mother will send gifts or cards to her.

Usually falling on the fourth Sunday of Lent - exactly three weeks before Easter Sunday - specially decorated Mother's Day cakes will be available in many stores and in the days before Mothering Sunday, many schools, Sunday schools and children's organizations have prepared a handmade card or gift for their mother.