The Ultimate Mothers Day Gift Guide
Surprise your mum this Mother's Day, Sunday 22nd March, with a thoughtful gift she'll love.
Whether she's into interiors, a lover of pampering beauty gifts or deserves some time-out with a lovely wellness gift, these are the gifts that she's bound to really love, and make a refreshing change from the usual suspects.
1. CLASSIC ARAN BLANKET
Aran knit never goes out of style. That's a fact. But rather than wearable Aran, give her a blanket for snuggling under for nights in on the sofa, or for draping over the bed. Aside from being classic, cosy, and an item she'll keep forever, it smells super lovely too – we can't get enough of that sheep-y Lanolin smell. The chunky Aran throw from Glencroft is entirely in the UK using 100% wool and hasn't been excessively treated or dyed, so the wool smells like wool should. Think of a sheep that's had a good wash and comb. If we could bottle that smell, we would.
British Wool Chunky Aran Throw,£64.95 from Glencroft.
2. SMART TECH
The Google Home Mini packsa lot into its doughnut frame.All wrapped up in a smoothfabric, the home assistance device offers surround sound and can even hear you over loud music, thanks to its powerful microphone. Finally a DJ that'll happily play her all of her songrequests…
3. SPRING BULB PLANTERS
These contemporary vases are perfect for planting spring bulbs like daffodils, tulips, crocus or hyacinths, bringing a fresh look to the table.
A collaboration between LSA International and Cornwall's Eden Project, the set of three glasses can also be used as vases – suitable for a posy of grasses or flowers.
Eden Canopy Set Of 3 Glass Vases 13cm,£30.00, ReChic.
4. TEMPERATURE CONTROLLED MUGS
Never again will your mum have to settle for sipping a cold cup of forgotten tea. Whether she's the busy type that keeps putting her mug down and then forgetting about it or whether she just likes her drinks extra hot, the revolutionary ember mugs not only keep your drink hot, but even let you set an exact drinking temperature – right down to the exact degree, so your coffee is never too hot, or too cold. The mug then maintains your chosen temperature for 1.5 hours. Available as travel mugs too – that you can control from your smartphone.
5. MEMORY BOOK
Photo books aren't just for weddings you know. If you're looking to give something really thoughtful, and are able to dedicate a little bit of extra time, then a photo book is a lovely way of putting together family photos or even photos from a memorable holiday all in one place – perfect for on the coffee table. You could even go the extra mile and have a rummage in the attic or the grandparents', and dig up some old photos of her parents, her childhood and ancestors, finding photos that she might not have even seen before.
Large customised coffee table book, £29 from Cewe Photoworld
6. SCALLOPED BEDDING
We're in love with Sarah K's linens and we can't get enough of the pretty scalloped edges that give a bed a gorgeous, summery boutique hotel vibe. And chances are, your mum will love them just as much as we do. This is seriously pretty stuff. There's scalloped edge napkins too – perfect for spring and summer entertaining.
£26 for an Oxford pillowcase, from SarahK.co.uk
7. WATER JUG
Speaking of spring entertaining, the Inka jug from OYOY looks striking both as a water jug on the table or as a vase, or even as a display piece on a shelf.It's available in three colours; Caramel, Clay and Rose, and it's dishwasher safe too.
1. BOOK CLUB
Does your mum love getting swept up in a book? Wait, silly question. What mum doesn't? Well, she'll love Rare Birds Book Club; a monthly book subscription service that champions women’s literature with books written for women, by women.
Each box contains pacey, interesting fiction with gripping plot lines and amazing heroines, as well as a surprise read at the start of each month with a personal intro from founder Rachel as to why she thinks it’s worth your time. There's also a digital book club where they can chat about the story with likeminded others.
Prices start from £12 per month, rarebirdsbookclub.com
2. OLVERUM BATH OIL
Voted the best bath oil and winner of several awards, the Olverum Bath Oil has got to be the best one out there. A highly concentrated and therapeutic bath oil, Olverum bath oil contains 10 pure essential oils and is a supereffective way to naturally relieve stress and help you achieve a great nights' sleep. It'salso a great way to ease aching or sore muscles after a workout, and works as a soothing antidote to a cold or flu.
£35.00 for 125m, available fromSpace NK, Liberty, Olverum.com and Fenwick.
3. PAMPER BOX
Treat your mum to a pampering box of aromatherapy gifts and a limited edition silk eye mask from Jessica Russell Flint. Blended with essential oils of lavender, bergamot, chamomile and cedarwood, the aromatherapy balm promises to help slow down a busy mind to give a more restful and peaceful sleep.
Kiss the Moon Deep Sleep Gift Set, £40, kissthemoon.com
4. WELLNESS BOX
Treat your mum to a And Relax quarterly subscription box, that promises to help her relax and unwind. The first box will be the Dream box which includes pampering products designed to relax and help prepare you for a good night’s sleep, including a lavender eye pillow, scented candles and bedtime tea. She can cancel the subscription at any time, not that she'll want to.
Wellness subscription box, £33 (plus p&p) per quarter, from AndRelaxBox.co.uk
5. DETOX PROSECCO
Is the mum in your life on a detox or health cleanse? Or maybe she's just choosing not to drink at the moment, whether that's due to pregnancy, breastfeeding, calorie control or personal choices? Treat her to some "no-secco", or rather, a pretty bottle of ultra-low alcohol English bubbly from Wild Life Botanicals. That way she can still raise a glass and join in on celebrations (like Mothers Day), even if she's off the booze.
This ‘guilt-free’ bubbly is a grown- up drink without the slowdown of alcohol or the heavy calorie intake; at 0.5% ABV and just 30 calories per glass (that's over 60% fewer calories than Champagne or Prosecco).
Low-alcohol English bubbly, £25 per bottle from wildlifebotanicals.co.uk
1. SPA DATE
Notting Hill based Young Ldn is offeringa Mother and Daughter Package;the ultimate pamper experience for two so you can both enjoy some down-time this Mothers Day. Start with the signature ‘20 Facial’ to hydrate, detox and refresh your skin, then move over to the Nail Lounge for a ‘Classic Mani. Sit back, unwind and catch up.
Offer valid from 16th – 22nd March, RPR £120 (normal price is £142), Young Ldn
2.FACIAL IN A BOX
Evolve Beauty's Facial In A Box includes 60ml Gentle Cleansing Melt, 30ml Miracle Mask, 10ml Hyaluronic Serum, 10ml Hyaluronic Eye Complex and a 30ml Daily Renew Facial Cream, creatinga rather luxurious spa ritual. And, the products are all natural and organic, vegan and cruelty free.
Facial in a Box (Giftset) for £50.00 from evolvebeauty.co.uk
3. FRESH NEW SCENT
Chances are, your mum won't have treated herself to a new scent in a while. Give her a fresh bottle of her favourite perfume and she'll be absolutely thrilled. Promise.
Prada, Infusion, £49.99 (RRP £75.00), save £25.00 at perfumedirect.com
PETA Certified and paraben-free, delilah’s make-up is richly pigmented and effortlessly flawless. Plus, most of the products are vegan (including the make-up brushes), they’ll make you feel as good as you look!
Delilah Colour Intense Cream Lipstick, £24, delilahcosmetics.com
5. COMING UP ROSES
Vegan skincare brand, Arbonne has launched a limited edition gift set that'll make her feel like she's lying on a bed of roses, with a silky rose-scented body butter and a refreshing and hydrating face spritz.
Lotte is the Digital Editor for Livingetc, and has been with the website since its launch. She has a background in online journalism and writing for SEO, with previous editor roles at Good Living, Good Housekeeping, Country & Townhouse, and BBC Good Food among others, as well as her own successful interiors blog. When she's not busy writing or tracking analytics, she's doing up houses, two of which have features in interior design magazines. She's just finished doing up her house in Wimbledon, and is eyeing up Bath for her next project.
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