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Mother’s Day is all about honouring the women who raised us, and it’s undeniable that they deserve to be showered with love and appreciation not just on March 27, but every day.
When I worked at Boots there was always a flood of customers the morning of Mothering Sunday rushing to pick up perfume, a Soap and Glory set or the easy easy out – a gift card. We all know you can do better than to pick something up on the way to her Sunday lunch, so that’s why I’ve handpicked some gorgeous gifts to truly spoil your mum with, because god knows she’s worth it.
From luxury hot cloth cleansers and relaxing candles for that hygge home feeling, to thoughtful mugs for that morning cuppa, or something stronger to end the evening with. If you’re in need of some inspiration of what to buy your mama this March, then these are sure to make certain you can keep your ‘favourite child’ crown until the next special occasion.
Shay and Blue perfume
Shay and Blue are one of my favourite perfume brands because I’m yet to find a fragrance of theirs I don’t absolutely love. Blacks Club Leather is my signature scent, but Salted Caramel and Black Tulip are also pretty high up on my list too.
The cruelty free brand are PETA certified, and create ‘scents for all genders’ – something I’m 100% here for. I’ve always preferred more ‘masculine’ scents, so it’s really nice to see a brand not putting a gender-based label on things.
Made with real fruit, flowers and spices, these high quality perfumes last all day and I’ve never not received a compliment on my aroma when sporting one of the many Shay and Blue scents in my collection.
This Mother’s Day, I recommend Blackberry Wood for a sustainable and ethical scent that smells woody with a sharp citrus hit. A mini 10ml bottle comes in at £25, with 30ml at £30 – so worth the extra 20mls for just £5. Or, if you’re looking to spend a little more, a 100ml bottle is £55.
Bloom and Wild flowers
For me there’s nothing more exciting than seeing a box of Bloom and Wild flowers slide through my letterbox. In fact, throughout the first lockdown, I sent out, and received so many and each bouquet significantly brightened my day.
The postal florist have some beautiful seasonal bouquets for Mother’s Day – and you can get £10 off when you sign up with my referral link.
The blooms arrive in bud, wrapped in petal protectors, and when cut and arranged, bloom in 48 hours. This means they last longer than regular supermarket bunches, and I find the flower arranging to be part of the gift itself, too.
Read more: Arranging my Bloom and Wild flowers
Daisy London jewellery
Jewellery is another classic gift, and Daisy London have the most beautiful pieces to choose from. The London-born brand offer effortless everyday jewellery that just goes with everything – it’s why you’ll spot their daisy ring or sunburst necklace in most of my Instagram shots.
The made-to-last accessories are described as ‘modern heirlooms’ and some of them – like the sunburst signet – to have a bit of a vintage quality to them
Sustainably crafted in 100% recycled sterling silver and 18ct gold plate, the designs can be really quite storytelling and end up feeling like an extension of yourself and your identity.
Prices start at £29, and go upwards of £200 for sets. For Mother’s Day, I recommend the Isla Mother of Pearl necklace for £109.
There’s no better gin brand to treat your mum to than Liverpool-based M0THER gin. Founded by 35-year-old businesswoman and mum-of-two, Alicia Thomas, freelance agency M0THER – which connects working mums with flexible creative job opportunities – launched their own gin line in 2019.
The tipple offers a chance to toast to motherhood with ‘world’s first bespoke gin devoted to the most important women in our lives’.
This M0THER Winter Gin uses the original M0THER blend of juniper berries, bitter orange and orange root with notes of lemongrass, rose petals and cherry blossom flower, and adds mix of winterberries, blackberries and sloe berries – ideal for any pink gin fans.
It’s been so thoughtfully curated, with cherry blossoms being associated with beauty and the birth of new life. The Winter Gin (40% ABV) is distilled in Liverpool and available in a 70cl bottle for £36, 50cl for £30 and mini’s for £5.
Read more: Six craft gin brands to discover in 2021
Teppi Hygge candle
Stafford-based Scandi inspired sustainable brand Teppi have got the perfect candle for Mother’s Day.
Hygge is the Danish concept of creating cosiness and happiness, through the simple things in life, and Teppi’s hygge candle embodies that concept completely.
Made with 100% natural pure essential oils and vegan soy wax, the candle smells of orange, cinnamon and clove. The candles are hand poured into glass jars and topped with a gold lid, fitting in seamlessly in any room.
The candles come beautifully wrapped in recycled paper, and finished with a green, Teppi wax seal, and the rich fragrance fills the space effortlessly before even lighting it.
Priced at £22, it’s a gorgeous gift for someone who needs to add some hygge cosiness into their life, but you can get £5 off with my referral link here.
Emma Bridgewater mug
This was actually one of the Mother’s Day gifts I bought my own mum last year – I’ve converted my whole family into Emma Bridgewater addicts.
Luckily, I live near to the factory, and I love going up to look at all the factory seconds, and can usually get a real bargain there, too.
There are lots of ‘Mum’ mugs to choose from, which made a great Mother’s Day gift if, like my mum, they’re rarely seen without holding a brew. The mugs hold half a pint and it’s the perfect amount of tea, as well as the mugs being generally quite tactile.
But, if you have a nickname for your mum, or they’re a ‘mam’ or ‘mom’, then you could even order a personalised mug with your own spelling on the front.
Willow and Hive bookmark
If your mum is a bit of a bookworm, then a personalised bookmark is one of those gifts that will be used time and time again.
Willow and Hive‘s luxurious leather bookmarks come in seven different colourways with patterns like leopard and zebra print, and can be embossed with a name, initials, message or emoji.
The £16 bookmarks are made with sustainably sourced vegetable tanned full grain, and cowhide pattern leather with brass closure fastening, handmade in founder Anda’s Warwickshire studio. The leathers are a by-product of the food industry, so eco-conscious mums will be even more impressed.
I had my bookmark personalised with my name, but quotes also work really well for the embossing and foiled text. I particularly liked one that read: “Just one more page”, because that is a reading motto I live by.
Glossier Balm Dotcom
Glossier’s cult-favourite, do-everything lip balm is a product you can never go wrong with. I love it so much I have it in three flavours – Cookie Butter, Cherry and Birthday.
The hydrating lip balm is packed with antioxidants and natural emollients like castor oil, beeswax, and lanolin to nourish dry, chafed skin. The original balm doubles up as a skin salve, with mint and coconut also applying clear, but the other flavours have a sheer tint that can be used as a lip and cheek tint, too.
The balm costs £10 each, or you can get a bundle of three for £25 – however you can get 10% off with my referral link. Balm Dotcom’s dense, waxy texture stays in place to seal in moisture, leaving lips looking smooth and hydrated, not shiny.
This is bound to be your mum’s next beauty must-have.
Stackers jewellery box
I guarantee that if your mum is obsessed with Mrs Hinch and Stacey Solomon that they will love the Stackers jewellery boxes.
The stylish storage solution means shoppers can build their own box to suit their needs, from watch layers to charm trays, necklace layers or ring and bracelet spaces.
Alternatively you can pick up a pre-made classic Stackers’ jewellery box for £60, which comes with three layers in 12 different colours. Each layer is around £20, and you can add layers to it later, too.
My Stackers has six layers, and mum’s currently has three. I love them so much, I even bought my nan one a few years back. They’re amazing for storing jewellery, watches, hair accessories and sunglasses.
Liz Earle skincare
With more than 25 years of results and over 130 UK awards, its really no wonder that Liz Earle sells a Cleanse and Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser every 15 seconds.
The global cult-beauty must-have is adored the world over, and with an iconic and recognisable chamomile and eucalyptus scent, it’s like an at-home spa treatment that pairs well with a hot bubble bath and a hair mask.
The cleanser uses cocoa butter to soften the skin with rosemary and eucalyptus helps clarify, decongest and tone. Chamomile offers soothing properties to calm inflammation, leaving your skin feeling like you’ve just had a professional facial.
You can bag the cruelty-free cleanser for £28 using my referral link. What’s more is that it now comes in an easy-to-recycle plastic tubes, made using 55% post-consumer recycled plastic.
And Hope designs painted candlesticks
Their letterbox gifts are a little postal parcel of love and encouragement for £16, and include two hand painted candlesticks, a bar of chocolate and a card.
Candles don’t often fit through the letterbox, but this package is ideal for both letterboxes and wall boxes. These ones are hand painted with a rose design, and use a non-toxic paint if you do want to light them.
a 50g bar of Tony’s Chocoloney ethical and slavery-free chocolate in one of their six flavour, and a beautiful luxury card of your choice. There are Mother’s Day specific cards, cards that are very popular around Mother’s Day and cards that are perfect to send to someone who finds Mother’s Day tricky and could do with a pick me up.
All letterbox gifts are packaged plastic free and are gift ready so you can post them directly, confident your mum will love it. Just enter the message you would like hand written in the card in the notes section.
This is one of those items I bought for myself and now couldn’t be without, so I’ll be buying it as a gift for friends and family for the next 12 months. I didn’t think my whole makeup collection would fit in it – but it does, aside from eyeshadow palettes.
The multifunctional case is £39.99 and can be used for makeup, skincare or jewellery, coming in white and emerald green. It’s got a large top compartment and two drawers, and looks gorgeous on top of a chest of drawers.
You can fit quite tall bottles in the top section, and it keeps all the dust off your cosmetics, too. It’s very stylish and pretty sturdy, and you could even gift your mum some makeup or skincare with it too.
Guylian chocolates are such an iconic chocolate brand and a real treat for gifting. Costing £7 in Tesco for a box of 33 original Belgian chocolate sea shells, they’re a testament to fine chocolatiering and craftsmanship.
The flagship choc is made with a blend of white, milk or dark Belgian chocolate, made from West African cocoa beans, before being filled with their in house roasted hazelnut praliné. They offer such a distinctive look with their beautifully sculpted marbled shapes, with the well-known taste that follows the artisan recipe of the company’s founding father, Guy Foubert.
The seashell shapes are true pieces of art, finished in great detail, each one complete with a G signature. Originally created in 1967, I found it so interesting that the brand name was a blend of the founding couple’s first names: Guy and Liliane – a relationship built on love and chocolate.
Deliciously smooth and creamy, you might want to suggest sharing these with mum this Mother’s Day.