Mother's Day is just around the corner. Which means it's time to think how you could show your mum (or your wife, if she's a mum) how much you love and appreciate her. Of course, hugs, kisses, 'I love you's' and dinners out are ALWAYS appreciated, but it wouldn't hurt to gift mum something nice on this special day.
With the generosity of some amazing brands, I've put together this extensive list of gift items and ideas – from jewellery and beauty (always a winner) to personalised items (for that special touch) to lovely home fragrances and even a personalised cake! There really is something for every mum in here…
PS: And if you're mum reading this, just leave this page open on your computer/ phone and let your children/ other half 'happen' to chance upon it. Happy Mother's Day!
Kaya jewellery – and a £40 voucher in the giveaway!
Show mum she's appreciated and loved with an elegant piece of jewellery. Kaya Jewellery have recently launched their UK web store where you can choose from a range of personalised bracelets, necklaces and pendants. Each piece of jewellery is hand-graved in London, creating a treasured gift.
If you want to go a step further and create an everlasting physical bond with your mum, why not opt for the Mother and Daughter Jewellery range? Engrave a quote, a name or an initial… it's yours to personalise.
You can even choose the packaging – either a pretty box with a bow or a satin drawstring gift pouch.
Tegoder Cosmetics Absolute Vitamin Cream – plus a 15% discount for readers!
The Absolute Vitamin Cream from Spanish-based Tegoder Cosmetics is, simply put, goodness in a bottle. This restructuring moisturising face cream is, as you might have guessed, packed with fruit and vegetable extracts and a cocktail of vegetable proteins that nourish and energise the skin.
The discount code is Mamaville. You can get 15% off all products. The code is valid till the end of February and can't be used with other coupon codes.
Vegan Face Masks – WheeshtMasks
WheeshtMasks has a lovely range of skincare products for the vegan-loving mamma.
The special Mother's Day Gift Box contains a Mango Moisture Balm Cleanser and Mask, a Moroccan Detox Clay Mask and a bamboo and cotton face cloth.
The Mango Moisture balm is ideal as a daily cleanser for oily skin while the powdered Detox Clay Mask is perfect for a weekly pampering session. Both products are hand-made and preservative-free.
Luxury hand cream sets – The Somerset Toiletry Co.
The Aromas Artesanales De Antigua Assorted AAA Floral Hand Creams set from The Somerset Toiletry Co. makes the perfect gift for a mum. Available in Rose Petal, Lavender, Lily Of The Valley, Orange Blossom, Lilac Blossom, Lotus Flower and White Jasmine, these pocket-sized tubes are perfect for purses and handbags too. So you can get soft hands and a lovely floral aroma wherever you are!
(The featured gift set costs £10)
For more gift ideas including hand lotions, body scrubs, perfumes and soaps, visit The Somerset Toiletry Co.
Repair, Moisturise, Nourish: Everyday hand creams (Seams Hand Cream and Suu Balm)
SEAMS Hand Cream
Comprising shea butter, macadamia oil and fragonia oil, the SEAMS Hand Cream cream is the ultimate in soothing and moisturising dry "hard-working" hands. And who works harder than a mother? Despite containing indulgent oils, it leaves no oily residue – just a sweet-smelling lingering scent and soft-to-touch hands.
(£14 for a 75 ml tube)
Suu Balm is a healing, moisturising and beautifying balm that sits on my bedside table through the winter months. If, like me, your hands tend to get very dry during winter, then this is the perfect gift.
This itch relief moisturiser, specially developed for dry, itchy or eczema prone skin, works in less than 5 minutes. The cool menthol relieves itchy skin while the ceramides help moisturise and repair dry and damaged skin. Other plus points: it's steroid and paraben-free and vegan friendly.
(£14.99 for a 75 ml tube)
INFINatura Cura Oil for skin, hair and well-being
I call this the 'wonder oil' because it really does everything! The luxurious INFINatura Cura Oil is 100% natural and contains a blend of eight oils (Camellia, Argan, Red Mandarin, Bergamot, Sunflower, Crambe Abyssinica and Geranium along with Vitamin E). It's a magic potion for pregnant mums-to-be, new mums and mums who just want to get that radiance back.
It has multi-purpose uses and treats stretch-marks, wrinkles, dry skin and even acne-prone skin. The natural oils are great for skin, nails and hair.
(£34.99 for a 100 ml bottle)
Arnicare Bath and Massage Balm
Nelsons Arnicare bath and massage balm is a luxurious dual-purpose balm, perfect for massaging or pouring into a bath to help mums relax and unwind after a hectic day. The natural properties of Arnica Montana extract coupled with the sweet scents of Lavender and Grapefruit essential oils are ideal for calming senses. It’s also enriched with Evening Primrose and Sweet Almond oil making it the perfect pampering treat.
(£8.55 for a 200 ml bottle)
Cherokee Rose Lip Balm
This super nourishing lip balm will not only hydrate and soothe dry and cracked lips, it will also help to stimulate your brain! Because it is enriched with Rosemary Oil (a brain clarifier), Peppermint Oil (helps to boost memory) and Yarrow Oil (helps relieve tension). Now this we tired mums definitely need!!!
(£5.50 for 30 ml)
Phil Smith Hair Care Trio
Glam up this Mother's Day with award-winning haircare brand Phil Smith Be Gorgeous. Created by celebrity hairstylist Phil Smith, the Total Treat range contains Moroccan Argan Oil which nourishes, protects and leaves you with gorgeous scented locks. Ideal for dry/ damaged hair.
For an extra luxurious look, indulge in the Total Treat Argan Oil Cream treatment that miraculously transforms your hair into lustrous silky locks. It helps lock in moisture to heal dry, damaged hair and restore smoothness. Gloss and gorgeousness will be yours!
Then add the final touch with the Glam Shine Glossing Serum that adds intense shine. Just a couple of drops will transform frazzled hair into groomed, glossy perfection – so much better than the unwashed mombun!
The range is exclusive to Sainsbury’s stores nationwide and are also certified Cruelty Free.
Total Treat Shampoo and Conditioner – £3.50 each
Total Treat Argan Oil Cream – £4.00
Glam Shine Glossing Serum – £4.00
Noughty 'To The Rescue' Intense Moisture Hair Treatment
The Noughty 'To The Rescue' Intense Moisture Hair Treatment is a one-stop-hair-treatment for a busy mum. Packed with nature's goodness (and it's vegan!), it will instantly bring damaged/ overstyled/ overtreated hair back to life. With Black Oat extract, plant oils, Meadowfoam oil and Argan oil, mum will never have a bad hair day again!
(£8.99 for 300ml)
Mia by Ted Baker
This is one of a collection of six from Ted Baker Sweet Treats – fragrances that blend classic, soft femininity with a modern streak. Mia exudes a soft romantic blend of lemon, raspberry and blackcurrant atop an opulent base of patchouli and amber. The perfect gift to make mum feel glamourous and indulgent.
Ted Baker Sweet Treats 30ml (£18) and 100ml (£30)
Handbags and purses from River Island
Stuck for a gift idea for mum this year? You can NEVER go wrong with handbags and purses. A woman can't have enough of them. For a fabulous selection of in-season handbags and purses for every occasion, check these out from River Island.
Adding a personal touch…
Intercake presents printed-face-on-cake
Every mum loves her cake (I do!). And how awesome would it be to surprise mum with a cake that has her face printed on it?!
Intercake – the cake printing experts let you do just that!
Touchscreen Intercake photo kiosks can be found in participating Asda and Morrisons supermarkets across the UK (they are called Design A Cake in Asda and Photo Me Cake in Morrisons). All you have to do is upload mum's photo through your phone, a USB stick, flash drive or scan a printed photo. You can choose borders and add your own personalised message on a cake of your choice. Take your receipt and the cake to the bakery where your unique design will be printed onto the cake in 10 minutes – while you finish your shopping!
Now mum can have her cake and eat it too!
Name-on-mug by The Lovely Little Gifts Co
Mums LOVE their cuppa and often have their special mug/ cup to sip on the much-needed tea or coffee through the day. So how about gifting mum this beautiful handmade mug with her name printed on it?
For more designs, visit www.lovelylittlegiftsco.etsy.
(The featured mug is £9)
Personalised cushions/ mugs/ teapots and more
Giftpup.com have a lovely choice of personalised Mother's Day gifts – from personalised printed cushions to teapots to mugs to candle holders and much much more. Take a look at these pictures, and see what mum would like best.
Other pretty things
Orla Kiely candle
'The Home Collection' by Orla Kiely celebrates the brand's distinctive prints and love of nature by using the finest natural essential oils to create a charming range of home fragrances. The candles are made of a natural blend wax with a burn time of up to 50 hours and include a heat protection mat. Choose from Fig Tree, Geranium, Earl Grey and Lavender, each having their distinct fragrances.
The Earl Grey (pictured below) blends the essential oils of bergamot, clary sage and orange peel, entwined with smoky black tea to capture the true essence of classic earl grey to restore, unwind or simply indulge.
(Scented Candle – £25)
Mini Modern reed diffuser
In celebration of their 10th anniversary, the cult British interiors brand Mini Moderns has expanded into the home fragrance sector with three signature styles of luxury scented candles and reed diffusers – Darjeeling, Whitby and Pavilion.
Pavilion (pictured below) has a bright and striking abstract pattern and a sparkling Gin Fizz fragrance that is an uplifting cocktail of lemon, geranium and juniper berry.
(Reed Diffuser – £30)
Leggy Pencil/ Jewellery Box
The Leggy box by iwoodesign is a super useful – not to mention uber stylish – gift for a mum. With four internal dividers, these sleek boxes can be used for stationery (a mum blogger would LOVE this on her work desk) and/ or for make-up and other accessories.
Available in Warm Walnut, Smoked Oak, Dark Ebony and Sterling Grey, these make an elegant and unique gift.
The Leggy box can be used for stationery and for make-up and accessories – multi-purpose and very stylish
Cambridge Retro Daisy Travel Mug
Mums love their tea/coffee, even when on the run. In fact, that's when they need it the most – rushing from school pick-up to piano class to swim class to playdate. That's where this reusable Cambridge Retro Daisy Travel Mug will come handy.
Made from bamboo and silicone, it's 100 per cent biodegradable and eco-friendly. It's also super practical – lightweight (mums almost always have a baby or a baby/ toddler product in their hands), with a heat-resistant silicone lid and safety heat sleeve and bonus, it's dishwasher-safe too!
The bright colours and retro design are sure to liven up any mum's day!
Hallmark has a lovely selection of Mother's day gifts and cards too – head over to their site too see all that's in store. However, if you're looking to gift mum something that's very different and utterly cute, these Itty Bittys are perfect, and are sure to bring a smile to mum's face!
From Disney to Star Wars to The Flintstones and even Peanuts, there are a number of ranges to select from. Or, you could just gift mum a Wonder Woman or Supergirl Itty Bitty to show her what you really think of her! After all, aren't all us mums Wonder Women and Supergirls?!
Disclosure: I was gifted some of the products to review; however, as always, all opinions are entirely my own.
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