On International Women’s Day 2022, it seems only fitting to launch my first gift guide for Mother’s Day, which this year is coming up on Sunday 27th March. This post covers a wide range of gift ideas that incorporate fashion, books, beauty, art and stationary. There is not a flower or chocolate in sight, but hopefully still something for Mother’s everywhere.
Beauty Complex gift set by Revive Active
As we start to release that our skin, hair and nails are now as much about what we put into our bodies as what we put on the outside, supplements we can take each day are becoming ever more popular.
The Beauty Complex gift set by Revive Active is an easy to take beauty supplement that can be added to your daily routine. It is made using a combination of ingredients chosen to support skin, hair and nails. The supplement is taken once a day as a drink, you add a sachet into a glass of water, its light orange and pineapple flavour gives it a unique and refreshing taste! Developed as a powdered sachet for effective nutrient delivery and absorption, it’s enriched with marine collagen, hyaluronic acid, phytoceramides and biotin.
For Mother’s Day the gift set contains two boxes of Beauty Complex, totaling 60 sachets plus a FREE Biodegradable Detangling Hairbrush. The Biodegradable Detangling Hairbrush has thin flexible bristles that safely untangle wet or dry hair, minimising split ends and breakage.
The Hair Boss By Lisa Shepherd
The Double hair mask from iconic hair stylist Lisa Shepherd is a brilliant Mother’s Day treat, particularly if you hair is in need of care and revival. The two mask treatment is a brilliant treat for hair and a much needed treat for mom this Mother’s Day.
Available from Superdrug RRP £19.99.
St. Moriz Miracle Glow Face Tan Serum
A healthy looking glow that is also far healthier than an actual sun tan is the basis behind the brilliant St.Moriz Miracle Glow Face Tan Serum, an easy to apply formula which combines Hyaluronic Acid and Q10. Not only will this give you a lovely, healthy glow, but it also contains anti-ageing properties too.
Socksmad Ladies Bows, Hearts & Dots Luxury Fashion Socks
Looking for a stylish and fun gift for your mother this Mother’s Day? Look no further than these gorgeous Ladies Bows, Hearts & Dots Luxury Fashion Socks from Socks Mad!
These black patterned socks have beautiful bows, hearts, and dots, and are made with soft natural cotton for all-day comfort. Plus, they’re available in packs of 5, 10, or 15 pairs and with sizes 4-6 UK, these socks will fit most women’s feet comfortably.
The black patterned design is perfect for adding a touch of fun and personality to an otherwise plain outfit. They are lightweight but strong and durable and safely machine washable. If your mom is mad about socks then these socks are perfect for treating her to something practical yet luxurious this Mother’s Day!
New Nail Trends From Naio Nails
Pretty painted nails are a treat for mom, and can be an affordable gift idea for a child to give mom. Naio Nails are a UK brand that specialise in nail gels and nail design tools and have some fabulous new colours just in time for Mother’s Day.
These colours range from nudes and naturals, to bold and bright shades, and also take in this years Pantone colour of the year, Very Peri, which is a periwinkle shade, aka pastel purple. The nail colours are very affordable, ranging from £6.50 from a single shade, to a brilliant £19.50 for all four colours in the bold and bright collection (pictured below).
You can see the full range from Naio Nails by visiting the site here.
Whether you mom likes to write copious notes about everything, or likes to keep a daily diary/journal, the beautiful Palmi Leather Journal from Pen Heaven is the perfect gift idea. This beautiful leather bound tome comes in a range of colours emboss with a short phrase, the year it was given or simply a name of initials to make it a beautifully personalised gift.
Pen Heaven products are always a sign of quality, using lovely quality leather and paper in each product, and a personalised gift always shows real thought. The Palmi is no exception, it can be tailored to include plain or lined paper, and comes in the most beautiful gift box, making it a wonderful present idea.
An Art Print From Abstract House
Abstract House is a wonderful, UK based company who produce a wide range of art prints and picture frames in the UK using FSC certified, sustainable materials. Their products are beautiful, with high quality prints, frames and finishes, and could be a thoughtful, lovely gift for Mother’s Day.
The prints vary from black and white, to full colour, and also vary in style, with photographs, watercolours and florals that could work well as a Mother’s Day gift. My pick, as an Art Deco aficionado, is the wonderful print of Miami Deco featured below. I love the way you can choose the size of the print, and then whether you want to leave it unframed, or framed, with the framing coming in a range of colours. You can also choose whether to add a mount to the image.
MaMa Glow From Transformulas
One of my fave beauty brands for fast and effective, noticeable results is Transformulas. They are an award winning beauty and skincare brand who specialise in beauty without surgery offering products which provide safe, effective and visible results. I love their products, their packaging and their ethos, all of which make them a great brand for Mother’s Day.
This year their Mama Glow set is my key pick. This has been described as their ‘powerhouse duo’ and comprises of the Flawless PhotoGlow and Flawless EyeWake up. Containing SPF 30 and providing 100% increase in skin luminosity after 14 days use this must have set gives all mama’s the natural glow they deserve. This offer comes with complimentary stylish Eva & dust bag too. Worth over £106 this is available exclusively for Mothers Day priced at just £65 and is available from https://www.transformulas.com
Engravers Guild of London, the personalised gifts company, has launched a new jewellery brand built exclusively around personalisation.
The brand, MYRI London, offers a range of personalised necklaces and bracelets which can all be customised with a complimentary bespoke engraving. For Mother’s Day, my key pick is the Initial necklace in gold, which is a simple, stylish piece that can be worn every day to compliment a range of looks.
This necklace, which can be engraved with your chosen initial, is 18K gold plated on solid 925 sterling silver. The initial is diamond cut engraved in italic which gives it a lovely, classy feel, and the style of a simple disk means this would look great layered with a range of longer and shorter chains.
The necklace is presented in a lovely gift box, so no need to adding extra wrapping to this.
A Couple of Book Ideas…
Sea State By J.M. Simpson
If your mother is anything like mine, then her choice of book will always be a thriller. Sea State by J.M. Simpson is full of mystery and suspense and is part of a new book series – The Castlebury Series. It’s heroine is Jess Stevens, newly arrived in Castlebury, new to her job on the lifeboat crew, but leaving behind a past, and secrets, that may not be prepared to let her go quite that easily…
I’m currently half way through this book and I am hooked, it is written with a lot of warmth, but also has enough intrigue and mystery to make you want to keep reading on. Sea State has also been receiving some fantastic reviews and has a five star rating on Amazon, so if you are looking for a new author to try this Mother’s Day, this may be the one for you.
Shoes By Raissa Bretana at ACC Art Books
My perfect book would definitely be one about shoes, so this little tome from ACC Art Books, is just the ticket. A beautiful Tiny Folio edition, this book grips from the moment you set eyes on the Roger Vivier beauty on the cover. The book is (obviously) a tribute to shoes, and features all the key designers, from Louboutin, Manolo Blahnik, Ferragamo, Charles Jourdan and Gucci amongst many more. The shoes are illustrated with full colour photographs, and there are designs that show the history of the shoe as well as more up to date couture styles.
This is a beautiful book that will delight fans of shoes and of Sex in the City, maybe those who can’t afford the real thing, but can at least look and admire them.
And now some real shoes…Ballerina Pumps From Bloch
Bloch are a premium brand when it comes to dancewear and fitness wear, but their fabulous pieces are not confined to the gym or the studio. They create the most beautiful ballerina pumps that are simply iconic, but more importantly, are designed to be worn every day, for every occasion, with every single look in your wardrobe.
The Arpina Ballet Pumps are a design classic. They feature a microfiber upper and a matte leather-look finish that is super soft and durable. Crafted for all day comfort, these ballet pumps are the perfect shoe for on the go with its cushioned teardrop heel and elastic drawstring allowing for a customisable fit. They come in practical black, and the most beautiful soft pink, bringing all your childhood ballet shoes to life.
The BLOCH Ballet pumps come specially packaged in a drawer box; individually wrapped in tissue paper and kept in a breathable mesh ribbon bag that has the feel of a tutu, complete with silk ribbons, certainly giving an overall ballerina feel, even if your love of ballet is confined to watching it!