Just in case it has escaped your notice two weeks today it will be Mother’s Day. Just in case you are looking for gift inspiration I’ve pulled together a list of gorgeous gifts suitable for any mum, even the ones like me that say they don’t want anything.
Let us start with the basics, the card. Anything hand-made will be well received but I also love some of the options from Hallmark this year. Classic cards with lovely sentiment, cards that turn into crowns (I will so be wearing a crown on Mother’s Day!!) or even pop up cards that turn into little country cottages, there is something for everyone and they are reasonably priced as well.
If cute and quirky is your thing then how about a personalised jar of Marmite? I would be particularly pleased with this as I am firmly in the love camp and the rest of the household are with hate. This means it truly is a present for me, one that took some thought and is personalised. Even better would be the breakfast in bed for it to go with. £4.99 is a great price for a fun gift.
A truly classic gift are the vintage wrapped soaps from The English Soap Company. beautifully wrapped in vintage style paper, with a Mother’s Day Message and wonderful scents it’s hard to go wrong. These look stunning and would make a wonderful addition to a gift hamper or be easily posted if you aren’t going to get to see your mum. £4.95 each and a large 200g bar, I would love one.
For a Gin loving mum like me it’s hard to beat the Demijohn Mini Yummy Mummy Rack. The rack is handmade from poplar and contains three unique drinks in beautiful apotheker 40ml bottles. Combine the marmalady Seville Orange Gin, fruity Damson Gin and the smooth in-house Demijohnnie Gin to make your Yummy Mummy Cocktail. It’s subtle, strong and a stunning drink plus it’s only £23.35. You can even have a personalised message added for free on the bottles!
If one cocktail isn’t enough for your mum, how about a subscription? Either the Craft Gin Club or the Bubble Club are sure to be well received. Mums can enjoy gins and fizz from small producers that you won’t find anywhere else, along with new mixers, liqueurs, chocolates, snacks and other treats in a lovely surprise box which can be delivered either monthly, bi-monthly or quarterly. In celebration of Mother’s Day and International Womens’ Day, March’s Bubble Box has a ‘Women of the World’ theme, and features wines and treats from all-female producers.
Dollz Confetti is a great and really different gift, they hand mix dried flowers and real petals to make the prettiest of blends. Producing limited editions weekly and custom making orders to suit your colour schemes or home decor. The mixes are mostly in the £5.99 range with some luxury at £8.99. I would a beautiful vase with them for my mum to make a lovely feature for her dining room. There are so many thing you could do, I just really like the idea.
Smellies may seem like a bit of a boring gift, but they don’t have to be. Button & Wilde is a new range of luxurious & bespoke gifts. The range includes high quality bath soaks, body washes, lotions, scrubs, hand washes and creams, in a variety of delicious scents that allow you to escape into nature and feel truly pampered. Only available online, as each product is totally customisable – you can choose your preferred scent, bottle-style and design the front label with personal messages & pictures.
Speciality tea company, English Tea Shop, is launching its Premium Tea Collection, presented in a luxurious gift tin with a selection of six specially selected varieties of tea, making the perfect cuppa much easier. So, put the kettle on and spend some quality time catching up with mum. The range includes White Tea Blueberry & Elderflower, Lemongrass, Ginger & Citrus, Harrington Premium Single Origin Black Tea, Super Berries, Chocolate, Rooibos & Vanilla and Oolong Tea. Available from Amazon for £17.00.
A nice little treat for any mum is a selection of products from Urtekrams Nordic Birch Range. I’m a big fan of Urtekram which means ‘herbalism’ in Danish has created a range of effective organic body care preparations in a variety of scents which enable you to naturally care for your body, from the outside in. There are eight products in the UK Nordic Birch range, each infused with the delicate scent of cornflowers in combination with the benefits of calming organic birch extract. What better way to pamper your mum than with a product designed to pamper and soothe?
For something truly luxurious why not get your mum the latest Bodyclock from Lumie? The Bodyclock Luxe 700 has high-quality speakers for streaming via Bluetooth and a USB port for audio files or for charging your phone. At night the Bodyclock Luxe has a fading sunset to help you relax and a new low-blue light feature especially for bedtime lighting. If your mum is anything like me they will never buy it for themselves but will love being so truly spoilt.
I adore the De-Stress and Unwind gift box from Indigo Herbs. This kit is packed with all things relaxing and herbal to help you unwind, naturally. It includes Chamomile Tea (which I have recently discovered I love) and a cute little strawberry shaped infuser, there is also an aromatherapy blended massage oil and essential oil designed to help you de-stress. All this is lovingly boxed up into the ideal little gift for £19.99.
My final pick is a bit of a renewed passion. Puzzles! I only recently got back into jigsaw puzzles, but I can have one om the go at the kitchen table and dip in and out of it whilst I’m cooking, cleaning or just trying to hide out for 5 minutes. I find them really relaxing and very satisfying. Jumbo have an amazing range of puzzles including well known names like Wasgig, Falcon de luxe and Santoro Gorjuss so you will be sure to find one suit any person. A great gift that lasts.
I hope you’ve enjoyed my picks and maybe found a bit of inspiration.
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Disclosure – I was sent my products to see if I liked them enough to include in my guide. I have only included things I genuinely liked and would want to receive myself.