It's Certainly Been A Year Like No Other
The first lockdown in the UK was almost exactly a year ago, and many of us haven't seen our mums in all that time. Others of us may have lost our mothers - either very recently, or perhaps longer ago.
In many ways, this year it seems more important than ever to reach out - to come together with the mum you've been apart from for so long, to recognise someone who's been special to you, or even to treat yourself - something nice for the start of a better year. Whoever you're treating this year, we've got some unique spins on traditional gifts for you - because it's not a year for run-of-the mill gifts, is it?
Valentine's Day is different this year.
For many of us, separated from friends and family for nearly a year, it's become increasingly important to show those people how much they mean to us and how much we miss them. Rather than direct all of our tokens of affection to one person this year, we are searching for ways to share the love with everyone who is special to us - and with social distancing and travel restrictions in place, the challenge is to find a way to do this from afar.
We've come up with some ideas for you here.