So with Mother’s Day less than two weeks away have you thought about what to get your Mum?
Or what you would like to treat yourself to?
I have been putting together a Mother’s Day gift guide of lots of lovely suggestions, some of them are very unusual but still would be lovely to receive.
If your Mum loves beauty products and looking after herself then how about these suggestions?
The Anti-Ageing Compact (rrp £99.99) is packed with 32 LED lights and still fits snugly into the palm of your hand. Great for larger skin areas on the face, neck and décolletage you’ll see visible results in just four weeks when used for one minute twice a day. Both products are discreet and portable for top-up treatments on-the-go. Red light therapy is scientifically proven to stimulate and repair skin and is kind and safe to use on even the most sensitive of skin.
The Love My Skin Cleansing System (rrp £29.99) is designed for speed and convenience. When used for just 60 seconds a day with your favourite face-wash it gives skin a much deeper clean than simple hand-washing. Two unique brushes include a bristle bush for a quick daily cleanse, removing daily dirt and make-up. The second, a softer, tapered brush cleans deeper to shift dead skin cells and embedded impurities. A latex sponge tackles make-up, giving skin a smoother and more polished look. All are suitable for sensitive skin.
Nelsons Calendula Cream 50ml (rrp. £7.06) is a soothing multi-purpose skin cream. Specially prepared from the Calendula (Marigold) plant – well known for its healing properties. A topical herbal remedy, traditionally used in the symptomatic treatment of sore and rough ski. This is a really lovely, smooth cream that absorbs well and leaves your skin really smooth.
Relax and unwind with Arnicare arnica bath and massage balm (rrp. £8.49) enriched with arnica extract. Massage Arnicare bath and massage balm into aching, stiff muscles or add to your bath, soaking away tension and strains. Evening Primrose and rich Sweet Almond Oil naturally hydrate the skin, whilst Lavender and Grapefruit essential oils help calm senses and relax the mind. Either pour 2 full caps under running water for a luxurious milky bath or massage into required area.
Creamy coconut face mask (rrp. £1.00) with hydrating goodness of fresh Coconut Water and added lots of lovely ingredients to moisturise and hydrate, including super smoothing Shea Butter.
Does your Mum love flowers or food? How about these suggestions.
Billingsgates Seafood School (rrp. £4 hours and costs £130 for two people) Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea. Based in the heart of this world famous market this Mother’s day weekend we are inviting Mothers and Daughters, or sons, to come down and learn from the experts. As well as enjoying a delicious fish themed afternoon tea and a glass of bubbly guests will be shown how to prepare a host of delicious meal options with a focus on larger events.
Serenata Flowers (£34.99 but currently £29.99) An inspirational mix of magical mauve’s, pretty pinks, perky purples and luscious lilacs make up this beautiful bouquet that is Mrs Tracy Klein.
I Love Mum Thorntons Chocolate truffles (£3.50) What better way to tell your mum you love her than with these fabulous chocolate truffles? Make her smile with a Mother’s Day gift that’s so sweet it’s good enough to eat! We’ve carefully iced these yummy milk chocolate casings, brimming with creamy truffle, and added a scrumptiously sweet pink chocolate heart for her to savour. It’ll spell out exactly how special you think she is.
The Leading Lady (small £65 – medium £85) Make Mother’s Day truly memorable with the ultimate gift comprising of ‘The Leading Lady’ bouquet and Lindt Swiss Luxury Selection. A sophisticated combination of exquisite flowers accompanied by the finest selection of Lindt traditional Swiss praline chocolate masterpieces, forming a luxurious treat for the leading lady in your life.
Edinburgh New Town Cookery School (ENTCS) (The courses cost between £45 and £155) Set in a Georgian town house in Edinburgh, the school trains professional chefs and also offers short courses for keen amateurs, teenagers and children. ENTCS regularly holds fantastic one-day cookery courses in Artisan Bread Making, Baking, Patisserie, Chocolate Heaven, French Cuisine, Japanese Cooking, Thai Cuisine, Mediterranean Kitchen, and during autumn the school runs special “Cooking with Game” Edinburgh New Town Cookery School is – especially for Mother’s Day – offering gift vouchers that can be used towards the cost of a course.
Does your Mum love receiving things for the home?
Gallery Thea is a studio and ceramics shop in the Suffolk coastal town of Southwold. Gallery Thea creates hand-painted ceramics to celebrate a range of special occasions for customers all over the world. Lots of lovely items including bunting, mugs, plates and egg cups.
Husky HN5 Reflections countertop mini wine cooler (rrp. £139.99) is perfect for wine lovers who want to drink their favourite tipple, at the correct temperature, in the comfort of their own homes. With an 8 – 18ºC temperature range, it’s suitable for red, white and rosé collections. The sleek, black, reflective surface cries out ‘style’ and its touch screen operation will put you in touch with your inner technophile. The HN5 Wine Cooler has a 16 bottle capacity, ideal for week-end garden parties or for long summer nights.
Albumcards (£9.99) is a unique, online service that offers the perfect way to send a personalised greetings card and music gift to Mum, all in one. The card comes complete with our message, the front cover of her favourite album, full track listings and her own unique code to input online to start listening
Proporta (£24.95) stock the fabulous new Ted Baker’s Spring / Summer 15 collection features a fanciful selection of iPhone 6 cases with flashes of bold print and colours so vivid they may just be a pigment of your imagination. Ted Baker iPhone cases offer elegant protection against knocks, bumps and scrapes. For a fresh, feminine take on iPhone protection, these Ted Baker iPhone cases will give you full use of your phone, while protecting it wherever you may wander.
Brighton Beach Brighton Beach Multiway Bag (£225) This versatile day bag has a selection of pockets to organise your necessities, including a padded slip pocket for an iPad. An optional across-body strap and detachable mywalit elephant charm add the finishing touches for a perfect everyday look!
Discover the Designer in You (£11.99) – Award winning interior designer Kiran Singh provides you with the tools and inspiration to decorate your home with confidence, whatever your budget. must-have book is packed with inspiration, helping you find your own style regardless of budget. Award-winning designer Kiran Singh turn all those Pinterest pins, magazine cut outs and ideas flying around in your head into a home that not only cater for your needs, but also reflects your personality and the most important, gives you the knowledge and confidence to do it all yourself!
JUNE (RRP £79) is the first jewellery that measures sun exposure and advises women on how to better protect their skin on a daily basis from the effect of the sun. JUNE comes with an App for iOS and Android which allows users to track, monitor and understand their UV exposure.
I hope you like some of my suggestions, they are not all your usual Mothers’ Day gifts but some different ones which caught my eye. Maybe you have seen something you love and want to treat yourself!!
* Some of these items I have been sent to try out myself