Mother’s Day is just round the corner (next Sunday 26th for those of you who might have forgotten!) and sometimes it can be a struggle trying to find the perfect gift. Well, look no further, as I’ve put together an ultimate guide to getting your Mum the treat she deserves!
This self-care box from the Blurt Foundation is a great way for Mum to relax, feel pampered, and also help make a difference – proceeds go towards helping increase awareness and understanding of depression. The BuddyBox contains at least 5 high quality products hand-picked for you, to help nourish, inspire, and encourage self-care. Every month, there’s a new theme (April’s is “You’re Out of this World” – exciting!) which is kept secret until it arrives on your doorstep to help make you feel good. Subscriptions are £21.50 a month, and are ageless, gender neutral, and inclusive – the perfect gift!
MOA (Magic Organic Apothecary) – £35
MOA is an independent, eco skincare specialist – all their products are made in England. Their luxurious Aphrodite Facial Oil, named after the Greek goddess of love and beauty, can be bought as part of the MOA Facial Gift Set, which includes Aphrodite Facial Oil with a Daily Cleansing Ritual and comes in a luxurious keep-sake box – the perfect gift for Mum!
HiHo Silver Russian Bangle Bracelet – £75
This gorgeous bangle from Somerset countryside jewellers Hiho Silver is perfect for Mums who love a bit of glamour. 67mm in diameter, each one of the seven silver strands has a silver bead threaded on to it, which move as your wrist moves, adding to the overall effect of a substantial bangle which is still comfortable and not too heavy to wear. Plus, you can add gift wrapping for £2.95 at the checkout when you order!
Subtle and elegant, this sterling silver and crystal necklace from Tresor Paris adds a touch of sparkle without going to OTT. For the Mums who love to keep things simple, this is a perfect match. For real silver and precious gems, this necklace is a steal for under £50!
Phillip Kingsley Elasticizer 75ml – £19
Capturing the fresh and evocative scent of British summer afternoons, the Elderflower & Rhubarb Elasticizer combines fruity notes of rhubarb and apple with the delicate white florals of elderflower, jasmine and gardenia. Elasticizer adds elasticity, manageability, bounce and shine to all hair types, so no matter what type of hair she has, this is a guaranteed perfect gift for Mum!BeeFayre Mummy Bee Gift Sets – from £25
Handmade in rural England, Beefayre make beautifully scented candles and room diffusers, bath and body products such as hand creams, lip balms, and shower and bath products, as well as healthcare products such as raw honey and propolis tincture. They’ve got a fabulous collection of gift sets on their site, all of which are created from natural and wholesome products that are vegan suitable (unless stated otherwise!). As soon as I opened the box, the scent hit me straight away – so gorgeous!
Some of the gift sets also come with free greeting cards and a packet of ‘seeds for bees’ – so it’s definitely a top pick for Mother’s Day, especially if your Mum’s a nature girl!
Does your Mum love a cheeky G&T? Then this might be the gift for her! Pinkster is a pink gin that’s distilled in small batches to an original recipe with five botanicals, then macerated with a further three botanicals and hand-steeped with fresh raspberries grown locally to Pinkster HQ in Cambridgeshire, which give it its distinctive pink colour. The raspberries left over from maceration are bottled up as Boozy Berries. These are perfect served over ice cream or dipped in chocolate – the possibilities are endless! Or add them to your G&T for an extra special punch of pinkness.
And the raspberries that don’t quite make the cut are used for new Pinkster’s Gin Jam, the perfect ingredient for a Gin & Jam cocktail.
Pinkster Gin is available from select retailers including Majestic, Oddbins, Ocado and www.pinkstergin.com, priced around £35/70cl bottle. Boozy Berries and Gin Jam are available from www.pinkstergin.com priced at £6.00 and £6.50 respectively.
Dotcom Gift Shop have got a huge variety of gifts that are perfect for Mother’s Day. A couple of my faves are the Macchinetta Espresso maker for only £4.95 (how cute does it look in pink?) that works on both gas and electric hobs and can make up to 6 cups of coffee(!), and the Rococo candle to match (£5.95) – a quirky way to dress up the dining table!
Chocolate that’s actually good for you and your skin? Sold! Esthechoc is the product of many years of research and lab experiments that contains two key ingredients to help boost your skin: Astaxanthin, a strong anti-inflammatory substance, and Cocoa Polyphenolic Epicatechins, that help increase the flow of oxygen in plasma and microcirculation. Eating Esthechoc regularly can therefore keep your skin functioning efficiently and reduce oxidative damage, which will prevent degradation of skin cells. This keeps collagen levels healthy, resulting in taut, glowing skin!
All very scientific – but being able to enjoy chocolate for less than £2 a day whilst also helping my skin is a win-win situation! If your Mum’s got a sweet tooth, this could be a great guilt-free pressie. It’s also vegan, 100% natural and only 38kcal!
Fillerina is the world’s first at-home, no-needle, dermo-cosmetic filler, clinically proven to boost hydration, increase volume, and reduce the appearance of fine lines. Available in three graded strengths, it’s a quick and easy at-home procedure – the only one that allows large quantities of hyaluronic acid to penetrate deep into the cutaneous tissues, without injections.
The lovely people at Sparkling Jewellery sent me two of their St Christopher Proctect Us coin necklaces from their Icoinic collection – one for me, and one for my daughter Honey, from the Mini Me set. They’re absolutely gorgeous! Sparkling Jewellery have already been papped on a few celebrities like Michelle Keegan, Katie Price, and Zara Larson and now I can see why – they’re so adorable and have a real sentimental feel as well as being top quality. Their entire collection has so many stylish pieces that are bang on trend and would be a great gift for Mum!
If, like me, your Mum loves a good cuppa then this is the perfect gift for her. Oteas is an innovative speciality tea company that experiments with new flavours. With over 400 different blends on offer, they’ve got something for everyone, and have a great selection of gift boxes!
Perfect for those budding gardeners, the Gardman Daffodil Cast Iron Bird Feeder doesn’t just keep your winged visitors happy – a portion of the proceeds also goes to Marie Curie cancer research. Gardman are hoping to raise £200,000 this year after a fantastic £218,359 was raised last year for the Royal British Legion. A fab present and a good cause – what more could you want?
Aerin Lauder (granddaughter of Estee Lauder) has released a new refreshing and luxurious collection of rose inspired scents, each with their own unique infusion. Fresh and feminine, these are perfect for Mother’s Day! Bamboo Rose comes from the elegant beauty and artful simplicity of an Asian garden, with top notes of Sicilian Bergamot and Mandarin Blossom fused with Green Leaves for a delicate scent. Linen Rose is a floral amber rose cologne, that evokes the feeling of being at the beach with top notes of Orange Flower and Lemon Leaves with White Bulgarian Rose, Yiang Yiang, Coconut Water, and Bulgarian Rose Oil. Garden Rose, the third scent, is reminiscent of an English countryside with natural green notes of Geranium, with Rose Bouton Sauvage, Sandalwood, Amber, and Musk.
Skin Yoga are a 100% natural skincare brand that are fragrance free, preservative free, paraben free, cruelty free, and vegan friendly. Their caffeine charged Coffee Scrub helps combat cellulite and stretch marks, and the Orange Scrub helps give your skin more of a glow, by exfoliating and removing dead skin cells. The Oats and Roses Face Wash contains oatmeal, organic rose powder, and real rose petals – perfect for a girly pampering night in!
Using a mixture of Bee Venom and Manuka Honey, Beelift is a unique anti-aging treatment that increases collagen by up to 300%! It helps lift and tighten skin naturally, and don’t worry – none of the bees were hurt in the process! If Mum’s worrying about aging skin then this might be the perfect solution to get her feeling fresh again!
When it comes to Mother’s Day, Lush is the go-to option for all things smelly and scrumptious. The lovely people at Lush sent me an adorable bundle with a selection of some of their Mother’s Day range, which is definitely worth checking out! They’ve got a good range of products, from little spring inspired soaps for under a fiver to bigger gift packages for a proper treat.
Today I received a lovely gift from findmeagift.co.uk that certainly brightened up my day. I received an LED lightbox that you can personalise! It came with a few different acetate slides that you can change depending on the message that you want the box to read. I love all things personalized and I think that this will make a great indoor statement piece for every day and of course on special occasions. I love the fact that it lights up and can be used as a night light too. I also had a look on their website and noticed that each and every one of the boxes is custom made- Which I think add’s an even nicer touch especially if you’re buying one as a gift, – This is definitely one to recommend!