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.
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 | Pronounced ‘swahn – yey’
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.
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 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?