AD – Gifted Items
I’ve always thought that Mother’s Day falls at a strange time of year. Valentine’s Day is only roughly 6 weeks beforehand and then Easter is right around the corner. With that in mind, I wanted to share some gift ideas for Mother’s Day that cover a whole range of budgets. Mother’s Day can cost as much or as little as you want it to and of course, a homemade gift is always a lovely thought!
Maybe you’re looking to buy a gift for the home and Portmeirion have some really beautiful choices. With spring on the horizon this Botanic Garden Jug would look stunning filled with daffodils or a colourful bouquet. This particular jug also has a smaller alternative as well as matching items to go with it. I always like a gift where more items can be bought as a set because it makes gifts easier for other occasions!
Another stunning gift from Portmeirion is the Sara Miller London Chelsea Collection Tea Cup & Saucer. We are a family of tea and coffee drinkers and a nice cup and saucer set makes a wonderful gift. I fell in love with the colour and style of this particular set as soon as I saw it and it also comes in navy and pink. If you like the Sara Miller London Chelsea Collection then there are also other matching items available.
My office and desk can get in a bit of a mess and I am terrible for not putting things away. I hate messy desk drawers so I tend to just keep things out. If you’re looking to buy something to get your Mum/ Grandma organised this year then these Geometric Accessory Drawers from GiftPup could be just the thing. This wooden storage has 6 brightly coloured drawers and it can also be personalised with up to 35 characters.
Sometimes I think it can become a bit of a joke when it comes to giving socks for gifts. However, I love a nice pair of socks and I actually get quite sad if I don’t get a new pair for a celebration. Critically Endangered Socks are a bit different from your average sock company though. Funds from sock sales go towards helping to save some of the most endangered species of animals. Each pair of socks has the animal it’s helping embroidered on the side which I think is really cute! There are plans for children’s socks soon as well and I think it would be great to be able to wear the same as Erin and help a great cause at the same time.
I have to say that I am quite (very) lucky that John does bedtime with Erin most of the time. He also gets up with her in the night if she wakes up and also gets up with her in the morning. I know not all children sleep really well and a broken night’s sleep can make things really difficult for everyone involved. This Mother’s Day why not give the gift of sleep with the Goes to Sleep Book which can be personalised for your child.
I think it’s important to make a fuss over Grandma on Mother’s Day. My Mum does so much for us and for Erin and I would hate for her to be left out. This year I put together a book from The Book of Everyone which is personalised for my Mum from both me and Erin. There is a special ‘Book of Mum’ edition available all year round but Mother’s Day is a great time to give one to someone special.
If your Mum is a foodie then maybe a cook book should be your choice of gift this year. A Kitchen Fairytale is full of healthy, oil-free recipes to help you lead a healthier lifestyle.
Even before becoming a Mum I loved stationery. I think I’ve always had a bit of an addiction and I can never have enough notebooks. Neon Sheep have an extensive stationery collection and I love their Brushed Monochrome range. Both of these notebooks look stylish either on a desk or in a handbag (especially the smaller notebook) and they’re so practical too!
I have to admit that I have neglected my nails a little bit over the past couple of years. However, when I do make time to paint my nails I love using Leighton Denny Expert Nails nail polishes. There are so many colours to choose from and they last longer than other brands! Leighton Denny also have a product called Miracle Drops which helps nails to dry in seconds. I use this myself and trust me, it works!
Now that I no longer go for monthly nail appointments my hands can end up looking a bit worse for wear. Every day tasks such as playing with Erin, cleaning the house and washing up can all take their toll on my skin and a good hand cream would be a good gift for Mother’s Day this year. SEAMS hand cream is so soft and leaves my hands feeling super smooth.
I don’t know about you but as a busy parent sometimes I need a really hot bubble bath and some pampering time. My skin isn’t nearly as nice as it once was and I need to look after it a lot more than I used to. Face masks are a great addition to a pamper session and Procoal Marine Moisture sheet mask can really help to hydrate your skin leaving it looking healthier and fresher.
When it comes to buying beauty products they are not something I generally splash out on. Sometimes as a parent it can be easy to buy cheaper products for yourself so that your children can have something nice instead. Mother’s Day is a great opportunity to be gifted some lovely products such as this body wash and body lotion from Yardley London. The English Rose scent is soft and feminine and the pair are great to use in and after a bath.
We are lucky enough to be able to have a couple of holidays each year whether that be in a caravan at Haven or a night away at a hotel. I think it’s always nice to take nice toiletries away with you even though most place do supply something. The Ayumi body lotion and face cream would be lovely products to take away on a break to help leave your skin in a good condition, especially if you’re spending time in the sun!
As I mentioned earlier, I have pretty dry hands that have taken a bit of a beating over the years. Being a busy parent means that I always have to be prepared for anything but I am so forgetful now. I love to have extra products to keep in my handbag at all times so I don’t leave the house without them. The Honeyed Pear & Amber hand cream from Woods of Windsor is the product I always take out with me and I know it will give my hands some relief no matter what I’m doing.
Mother’s Day being in spring always makes me think of the nicer weather and the sun being out. I’m sure I’m not alone in neglecting my skin, especially my legs, in the winter. For Mother’s Day the Hempz Fresh Coconut and Watermelon Body Scrub would be a lovely gift for someone looking to give their skin a bit of a pamper before summer.
I wish I could say that I didn’t have the aches and pains that I do and this doesn’t just come with being a parent but getting older as well. I absolutely love to have a soak in the bath but sometimes I need products for certain ailments. Sanex’s range of body washes are aimed at different things such as revitalising or soothing the body. These products would be a great addition to a pamper package this Mother’s Day.
Another product that would made a good addition to a pamper pack would be the Palmolive So Luminous Shower Gel. Bath products to help any body issues you might have are helpful but there’s not much better than feeling luxury on your skin. Sometimes, bath products can be used just to feel good and this is one of those.
Candles are a personal favourite of mine and there are certain scents that I always go for. For me, candles help me to relax and they’re especially nice to have on for a while before bed (remember to be safe)! The Silentnight Lavender and Chamomile candle from Wax Lyrical smells amazing and it’s so relaxing.
Have any of these products caught your eye? Let me know which you like the look of!