Five More Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

We’re just a week away from Mother’s Day now, so today I am bringing you my penultimate gift guide. This one contains the best cards on the market, a tipple that your mom will totally love you for, and a cute and affordable personlised gift that should help your mom lay claim to her favourite (and best) chair in the house. There are also candles for mom to use as she has a relaxing bath, and the perfect relaxing tonic to keep in your handbag for those moments when you need a pick me up.

Carthy & Black’s Yorkshire Cream Liqueur From 31Dover
31Dover is one of the UK’s leading online drinks retailers and is definitely a destination if you want to treat mom to a special tipple this Mother’s Day. They have a superb collection of artisan spirits and liqueurs, with my key pick being Carthy & Black’s Yorkshire Cream Liqueur, a must try for anyone who loves Baileys or Sheridans.
So what is so special about this Yorkshire Cream  Liqueur? 31Dover explains:-

Created by two proud Yorkshiremen who wanted to give the rest of the UK a taste of what their glorious heartland has to offer. Carthy & Black’s Yorkshire Cream Liqueur is made from fresh, silky smooth cream from Payne’s Dairies’ happiest cows and the best Irish whiskey they could get their hands on for a refreshinly moreish sipping experience.

The liqueur is deliciously creamy, with a slight licorice aftertaste that gives it a uniquely gorgeous flavour. The bottle is very stylish, and you can also have this git boxed by 31Dover which makes it a perfect gift idea.

Choose A Card From Scribbler

Scribbler is the home of cards, from cute to quirky, and now, online, you can also get personlised options that can include anything from a childhood photograph to a special, personal message.  Scribbler cards can be rude, they can be sweary, they can be touching, they can be funny, and this makes them perfect, because there is something to suit every mom.

There is a great Scribbler store in the Bullring, which also sells a range of gift ideas, but if you can’t get to a store, you can find a range of cards on their online store.

Here a few of my faves.

Personalised Wreath Cushion Cover from BornGifted

A personlised gift is always wonderful because it shows the thought that went into it, and it can only be for you. It can also be perfect if you have an unusual name that is not usually seen on personalised products, or, if like me, you insist on being called ‘mom’ rather than ‘mum’.

The personalised wreath cushion cover from baby and children’s brand Borngifted is a beautiful idea. Made from polyester cotton, the idea is that this is ‘moms cushion’ to sit on mom’s chair, totally reserved for her. You can personalise the cushion with your choice of role/name up to 12 characters and a short message up to 30 characters.

Angela Langford Freshen Up Hydrating and Refreshing Tonic

A perfect sized bottle to keep in your handbag, and the most gorgeous and reviving fragrance of rose, orange blossom and aloe vera, the Freshen Up spray by Angela Langford can act as a facial sprtz, a tonic and a toner. Angela Langford was a finalist in the 2014 Masterchef finals and now creates organic, vegan, cruelty free, mood-boosting skincare products by hand in Somerset.

The Angela Langford skincare range is based around feeding your skin from both the inside and the outside. The products use a range of nourishing natural ingredients that will help to hydrate, refresh, cleanse and moisturise the skin, with the tagline being ‘a recipe for great skin’. I love that each product also comes with a recipe card so that as well as putting goodness into your skin through your skincare, you can also feed your skin through the food you eat.

The Freshen Up spray is a hero product, this is something you will use every day as pick me up when your skin is feeling tired. It is fantastic now with the colder days, and will be a savour come summer as a cool refreshing spray when the heat is on.

freshen up
hydrating & refreshing tonic £14 Click to visit Angela Langford

Parks Candles London

A warm soapy bath, peace and quiet, and the scent of aromatherapy candles as they flicker gently, this sounds like a pretty perfect recipe for the perfect Valentine’s day. That is why I think this stunning 3 piece natural wax candle set from Parks Candles London is just the most amazing gift idea for mom this Sunday.

The candles look beautiful, stylishly presented in a monochrome gift box that calls to mind the packaging of Links of London and Chanel No 5. The box contains three small candles, stylishly mounted in glass candle holders and with an eye catching Parks pink label on the front. So far, so lovely, and then comes the scent.

The scent is just incredible. A heady mix of Wild Fig, Cassis & Orange Blossom, which combine to make a perfect, sensuous mix that is strong and vibrant. I love the scent, it has become a firm favourite with the intoxicating aroma. Each candle has 20 hours burn time, which is a good return for a small, elegant candle.

Wild Fig, Cassis & Orange Blossom Candle 3 Tots Gift Set £36 Click to visit Parkes London

A personalised Teapot from Giftpup.com

If your mom’s day starts with tea, ends with tea, and has a lot of tea in between, then a personalised teapot may be the gift you have been looking for. Giftpup, which has a huge range of gorgeous, personalised gifts has the perfect teapot that would be a pretty special gift for many occassions, not just Mother’s Day, and would appeal to fans of the Beatles as well as tea drinkers.

The ‘All you need is tea’ teapot can be personalised with a name and a message and is a real stylish piece that would grace any kitchen or table. It is also a decent size, well big enough for making a family brew. Let’s be honest, tea tastes so much better when it is allowed time to sit and stew, making this my perfect gift this year.

Mother’s Day Gifts For Stylish Moms

There are two  kinds of Mother. The first is the sort of mom who almost breaks into tears when their baby presents them with a gift they have specially chosen themselves from the pound shop, and then places the gift in pride of place for all to see. There is also the mother who, when presented with the same gift (think a plastic swan with plastic roses sprouting from the head…you get the picture.), smiles sweetly at their child, whilst racking their brains for where they can hide it.

This gift guide is for those moms.

Ines De La Fressange Stationery

Legendary French model, designer and author of the New York Times bestseller Parisian Chic Ines De La Fressange has designed the perfect range of stationery that would make the perfect gift for stylish moms.

Whether you are looking for a notebook for jotting down shopping lists and appointments, or a larger tome that could be used for notes, or as a journal, the range has something that will suit. The Parisian Chic Notebook is a chic companion for work and everyday life, a place to record all important notes, ideas and inspirations. Business cards, receipts and other important slips of paper stay organized in an accordion airmail envelope. The Parisian Chic Journal is an ideal personal diary, travel journal or keepsake, a space to record life’s precious moments and store favourite mementos. Sleek and slim, the Parisian Chic Passport slips into a purse, bag or pocket like an authentic passport; it is perfect for writing and drawing on the go.

Ines is a fashion legend, the face of 1980s Chanel, and, like everything else she has ever done, the range is stylish and chic, a perfect gift for a mom who loves to jot and scribble.

Rosa Faia Underwear

There is every chance that your mom is wearing the wrong sized bra, so this Mother’s Day treat her to a bra fitting and some beautiful underwear that actually fits. Most lingerie stockists offer a free bra fitting service, and the latest range from Rosa Faia has beautiful underwear that comes in a large range of sizes, colours and styles.

The Josephine range is a stunning collection of bras and briefs that comes in four colourways, light, navy, pearl and chocolate. The bras include a moulded post surgical option,  a seamless underwire, a traditional underwire and a underwire contour style. The mixture of floral lace and houndstooth style print works so well, and this, in the pearl option could be the perfect wear under anything bra.

SOIGNÉ Nails

SOIGNÉ | Pronounced ‘swahn – yey’ 

EMBRACE THE ARRIVAL OF LUXURY , COLOUR AND CARE-FOCUSED BRAND
CREATED IN FRANCE AND INSPIRED BY THE PARISIAN FASHION FRONT LINE.
Beautiful nail varnish that also conditions the nails and are free from chemicals and are vegan friendly, Soigne is the new name in Nails. The stylish black and white packaging has a nod to an iconic French brand that starts with a ‘C’ and ends with a ‘L’, and makes the Soigne nail products a lovely gift idea, especially for a mom who is also a beauty lover.
The current nail range currently has 65 colours that range from the deepest iconic red to neutral shades and bright primary colours. Soigne also offers nail treatments and strengthening products that provide the healthy nail base to all their wonderful products.

Botanically rich products from The Chapel

The Chapel Hairdressing brand has now created a range of beautifully designed, botanical-rich candles, hand creams and pulse point EDTs that would be a perfect and luxurious gift for Mother’s Day.

The philosophy behind the brand shows why these products would be such a good choice for a stylish mom who deserves a treat.

For hard-worked mums who have to contend with more stress points in life than most, finding a little time for themselves can be difficult, but it’s essential for keeping mind and body balanced.  This ‘pause’ philosophy at the heart of The Chapel hairdressing has become founder Amanda Dicker’s motivation to create a calming fragrance collection aimed at encouraging small moments of pause in a busy day. 

The range comes in three fragrances, with my personal favourite being the Noctula, a relaxing mixture of deep and rich oudh, juicy red fruits, floral lily and zesty mandarin, creating a fragrance that is designed to be enjoyed as you turn off the day and relax in the warmth of the night.

The Chapel products are beautifully packaged and seriously high end, with the candles having 80 hours burning time and come in a porcelain vase that has a stylish minimalist feel combined with a stunning illustration.

Luxury Scented Candle – The Chapel Noctula
£55.00 Click to visit The Chapel

Luxury Moisturising Hand Cream – The Chapel Noctula
£12.00 Click to visit The Chapel

Lorena Oberg’s ‘miracle oil

Celebrity skincare expert Lorena Oberg may have created the perfect gift idea in the form of her miracle oil that can rejuvenate both hair and skin.

The Miracle Oil is made up of natural oils including Olive Oil, avocado and almond, and it 100% natural and organic. It can be used on skin, lips and hair, and works against the likes of flakiness, chapped skin and lips, bruises, dry skin and sunburn.

The oil is easy to use as it can just be applied directly using either your fingertips or a cotton bud. It is best used at night and can be used sparingly, so it will last for ages.

 

 

 

 

 

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas For Foodies

Mother’s Day comes a little early this year, Sunday 11th of March to be precise, so now is definitely the time to be thinking about what to get for that very special lady in your life.

The best Mother’s Day gifts are also the most thoughtful, something that your mom will love and appreciate, and shows that you have really took your moms likes and passions into account. With this in mind I am starting a series of posts looking at some lovely gift ideas for Mother’s Day. Today’s first guide is all about the foodie mom.

A Mom Movie Night

In my experience, getting control of the remote control is sometimes a bit of a nightmare. So an affordable, but thoughtful gift for mom could be a movie night, where mom not only has exclusive access to the remote control, but could also be treated to a favourite bottle of wine, and movie treats.

A chick flick like The Notebook, a bottle of Prosecco, and some of the gorgeous Corkers Sweet and Salty Popcorn, which have crystals of Demerara Sugar mixed with sea salt and have been hand popped. This could be a lovely way for mom to relax and wind down.

Elizabeth Shaw Chocolates

Unless she has given them up for Lent, chocolates are a great gift idea for Mother’s Day. Elizabeth Shaw are one of Britain’s best known and best loved chocolate brands, well known for their chocolate after dinner mints.

They have recently extended their brand to include other products and flavours, including biscuits and chocolate flutes, and their famous ‘crisps’ range now also includes salted caramel and orange flavours. These come beautifully boxed and taste delicious, and would be a lovely gift, perhaps accompanied by a bottle of wine, or some of mom’s favourite spring blooms.

You can find Elizabeth Shaw chocolates in most supermarkets including Asda, Tesco and Sainsbury’s.

A Treatbox Subscription

If your mom has a real sweet tooth (and I am totally holding my hands up to this, the blog should be sponsored by Haribo), then a new subscription box could totally be the answer to what to get for Mother’s Day.

Treatbox discovers and sources the best treats, around the world, then sends them to you once a month (every month). You can send a Treatbox as a gift with a message, and could set up the subscription so your mom gets a lovely sweet treat every month, something she will totally look forward to dropping on the doormat. Treatboxes start from £15, and you can choose from chocolate treats, candy sweets and retro sweets, as well as Liqourice treats, meaning you should be able to find something for every taste.

I love that you can swap between treat boxes, so you could have chocolate one month, and then a candy treat the next. You can also send your own subscription box to a friend if you want to give them a little treat.

Kashiwa Blue Japanese Teacup Set From Sous Chef

A cup of tea is often said to be the answer to all problems, and mom’s are very often on hand with tea and sympathy, so a tea based gift for mom is a match made in heaven.

But this is not just any tea set. The Kashiwa Blue Japanese Teacup Set from Sous Chef is a set of traditional Japanese teacups of the sort that was once used in the Japanese Imperial Court. These cups are in a delicate, elegant white porcelain, with a beautiful pattern of blue oak leaves. They come in a gorgeous gift box and are a truly elegant gift, made to be used, and also treasured.

If your mother is a lover of tea, then this is a beautiful and thoughtful gift that she will love and cherish for years.

A Casino Night

If mom loves all the glamour of casinos, then a special Casino styled party could be a really popular idea for Mother’s Day. You could opt for something like Starburst no deposit free spins for a chance to win a few pounds, whilst enjoying some Casino inspired party food. I mean, how amazing is this inspired cake?

This is a great idea for a mom who loves glamour, but may be struggling for a babysitter – have fun at home and maybe let dad join in too.

Is your mom a foodie – would she love a food based Mother’s Day gift?