With Mother’s Day fast approaching it’s time to show some love to all the amazing mums out there. Even though it’s more of a ‘novelty’ day, it is still a great excuse to show your matriarch how much you appreciate the years of care, wisdom and expenditure she gave you.
My mum carried me for 9 months, throughout a blistering summer, endured a 32 hour labour, put up with my teenage tantrums and gave me countless ‘pre-payday’ loans – the least she deserves is a little gift and a cheesy card.
So, here’s my guide to getting your mum something that lets her know how amazing she is this Mother’s Day………..
Whatever mood you want to set— romantic, relaxing or playful, a candle is a simple pleasure. They instantly set the mood in a home and are a much more affordable way to brighten up your space than other home furnishings. These candles from Wax Lyrical scream ‘luxury’, but at £21.99 each they don’t come with a hefty price tag. The Assam and White Cedar candle has a delightful rich scent, combining grapefruit, green violet, assam and lily. The Darjeeling & Damask Rose candle has a more floral scent, blending notes of oud, rose, geranium, jasmin, clove and praline, with a refreshing hint of raspberry. With a burn time of approx 55 hours, this is a gift that will keep on giving, and one your mum will adore.
What better way to say thank you than with a bouquet of fresh cut flowers. Most women love the moment when a gorgeous bouquet of flowers unexpectedly turn up on their doorstep from a local florist, complete with a cute handwritten message. The gesture is enough to make anyone smile and a sure fire way to brighten up the home.
For a hair treat your mum will love, these products from award winning haircare brand Phil Smith BE GORGEOUS, created by celebrity hairstylist Phil Smith, are perfect. The Total Treat Argan Oil Cream helps lock in moisture to heal dry, damaged hair and restore smoothness. Also in the range are the Total Treat Shampoo and Conditioner, both great for dry/damaged hair, with the Moroccan Argan Oil helping to nourish and protect it. Not only do these products smell amazing but they also have some of the best packaging I’ve seen – just look how bright and girlie it is!
This Mummy Sanity Tote is a must have for mums who know how it feels to have everything in order……..besides their sanity! It’s perfect for taking out and about in place of the more traditional bulky changing bag, and at just £14 it’s definitely a more affordable option too. The tote is made from cotton, meaning it’s nice and lightweight, and comes in a range of five different colours. It makes the perfect quirky gift for Mother’s Day, especially for all the new mums out there who are winging their way through those early baby years!
For all the new mum’s, or mum’s that are into the current ‘twinning’ craze, these matching onesies from MORI are the ideal gift. Made from the softest organic cotton and bamboo fabric, complete with nickel-free poppers and scratch mitts for babies under six months, and easy zip access for babies six months plus. The ladies onesie comes with a drawstring waist and poppers, making easy access for breastfeeding mum’s. The MORI onesie collection is available in a choice of stardust print for baby and gentle blush for mum, or grey marl for both, keeping the overall look simple yet stylish. Available in S/M and M/L for the mum’s, and up to 18/24 months for the little ones, these onesies will see you right the way through those baby years and beyond.
If your mum loves nothing more than unwinding in a hot bath after a long day, then this Olverum Bath Oil travel set is the perfect gift for her. Olverum is a highly concentrated and therapeutic bath oil, containing no less than 10 pure essential oils, all carefully blended to work together in perfect harmony. Half a cap of Olverum in the bath helps to naturally relieve stress and helps towards a great nights’ sleep. It is also a great way to ease aching muscles and is the perfect soothing antidote to a cold or flu. It’s a non-greasy, heavenly scented oil that your mum will definitely thank you for.
For the mum who loves jewellery, this Personalised Rose Gold Glass Trinket Box is an ideal present. It comes with an on trend rose gold frame, with glass sides and a mirrored bottom, meaning you can see all your sparkly jewellery inside. The trinket box can be personalised with up to 30 characters, so you can put a sweet message, or your mum’s favourite quote right there on the top. This gift oozes glamour and your mum will love storing her treasured belongings inside.
Lastly is a little treat from Max to me – this adorable I Heart My Mummy mug. The mug can be personalised with a message of your choice, both front and back, and makes a cute little gift to show your mum just how much you love her this Mother’s Day. Mine will be taking pride of place on my desk at work, and every time I get to sip on a lovely hot cup of tea I’ll be sure to think of Max.
So there you have it, my top Mother’s Day gifts for this year with something that every mum will love and cherish.
*this post contains PR samples. All photos and words are my own