I was going to start this post with a few profound thoughts on Mother’s Day, but it would seem that at the moment my ‘sleep-deprived brain’ is stopping all erudite musings so I’ll keep it simple!
I love Mother’s Day. Especially since becoming a mummy myself and I get breakfast in bed and a lie in (who am I kidding?!). It’s also a day for me to say a big thank you to my own lovely mum who is utterly fabulous. She was my rock in the months after J was born when I was clumsily trying to figure out the whole new-mum thing and since joining the motherhood, it has given me a whole new appreciation for her.
So with Mother’s Day fast approaching, time is running out to find the best way of saying a HUGE thank you to that special woman in your life for all she has done. For those struggling to find the perfect gift, I have pulled together my pick of the best gift ideas and whether you are looking to splash the cash or working to a budget, there are ideas for every wallet.
A // Jenny Wren Chocolate Box, From £6.50
Perfect for Mother’s Day, Jenny Wren’s unique chocolate boxes contain 12 delicious hand-finished Belgian chocolates and truffles. They are one of the only chocolate gift boxes that you can buy for under £10 and still look super pretty. I can vouch that the boxes are also loved by little ones once they’re emptied for storing all their keepsakes! They are currently on offer in Sainsbury’s for £6.49 and I’ve also seen them on Amazon, in Booths and Ocado too.
B // SevenSeventeen Candle, From £14
You can never go wrong with a gorgeous scented candle, especially one that is made from natural plant wax, smells divine and looks super pretty too!
C // Chlobo Cute Charm Elephant Bracelet, £66
I adore this hand-made Chlobo bracelet from Browns Family Jewellers with its round beads and pretty elephant charm which symbolises peace & good luck. It can be worn on its own for a fresh and dainty look or add a few others to build a style statement with meaning.
D // The Willoughby Book Club Subscription, from £34.99 for three months
Does your mum love reading? If so, this book subscription service from The Willoughby Book Club is the perfect gift. All you need to do is give them a brief lowdown on your mum and what types of books she likes and each month she’ll receive a new book in the post.
E // Magazine subscription, £ various
Give your mum the gift that keeps on giving with an annual subscription to her favourite magazine. You can choose from hundreds of titles and she’ll love you that little bit more every month when it lands on her doorstep.
F // Aber Falls Orange Marmalade Gin, £23.95
The ideal gift for your gin-loving mum. Inspired by the Tropical Glasshouse at the Treborth Botanic Gardens, this gin is bursting with the pine flavour of juniper, a refined balanced sweet and bitter flavours of oranges, with background flavours of marmalade. With a subtle tartness on the palate, this light, delicate gin offers a citrus hit and warming aftertaste. The perfect gin for a refreshing G&T.
G // Solu Reed Diffuser, £15
I’m a huge sucker for a diffuser or ten dotted around the house and these Solu diffusers are just lovely. Available in the full range of Solu fragrances including Lime, Basil and Mandarin, Pink Champagne and Pomelo and Black Fig and Vetiver, they not only look good on the mantelpiece but smell divine too!
H //Sansevieria house plant, £17.50
You only need to browse instagram to see how ‘indoor plant’ crazy the world has gone at the moment and The Little Botanical is your one-stop shop for all things gorgeous house plants! From pretty succulents to this little beauty that will purify your air, your green-fingered mum will love anything from The Little Botanical.
Another instagram favourite at the moment amongst bloggers and influencer are these super comfy hoodies from Hari And The Gang. Available in pink, nude and grey they make the ideal Mother’s Day gift for your lovely mum.
J // Boden Adela Sandals, £70
It’s never too early to think about Summer sandals which is why I’ve included these pretty little things in the guide. Available in rose gold, sunset (red) and navy, they are the perfect sandal for your mum’s summer outfits.
K // Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer, £299.99
A complete re-think in the way hair dryers are designed, the Dyson Supersonic™ Hair Dryer will change your mum’s beauty routine forever. Friends that have one, rave about them claiming that it drys their hair super fast without frizz; that sounds like a winning formula to me!
I adore this classic fragrance and so will your mum. Not the cheapest perfume on the market, but this is worth every penny as it smells divine.
M // Escape canvas utility bag, £85
This unique, canvas utility bag is perfect for weekend adventures and I LOVE it!
I adore Eleanor Bowmer and her fabulous wares and these 100% premium cotton tea towels are prepared and finished to the highest standard. Made from the best grade cotton they are super absorbent and perfect for every day use and they will brighten your mum’s kitchen up a treat!
O // Flower subscription
Another subscription idea for you, this time beautiful blooms. There are numerous companies that offer ‘letterbox flower subscriptions’, but my two favourites are Bloom and Wild and Beards and Daisies. You can choose between a 3, 6 or 12 month subscription and she’ll love you that little bit more every month when a gorgeous bunch of flowers lands on her doorstep.
P // Monica Vinader Riva Diamond Hoop Ring, £135
I’ve had my eye on this ring for a while so I’m sure your mum will love it too! With its irregular hoop shape the ring is made from sterling silver and features stunning pave set diamonds.
One final gift idea that will go down a storm with your mum this Mother’s Day, is this lovely ‘Mother Organic Collection‘ from Neal’s Yard. A gentle selection of skin-nourishing, organic products, from an elasticity-boosting balm to a relaxing bath oil, this gorgeous collection will definitely put a smile on your mum’s face on Sunday.