It's time (for us in the UK, at least) to spoil our mothers absolutely rotten. Mother's Day is fast approaching - March 15th, don't forget - and I, for one, am not just settling for a card. However cute that card may be. But it is (and I am very, very aware of this), sometimes really hard to find a gift that will do the job. Slightly fitting that this post falls on International Womens Day too, really.
Chocolate is still a winner in my mums house, so I think at least one, out of my sisters and I, will end up buying chocolates. With Easter also being relatively close, there's quite a festive selection to choose from, but I think these Pink Hearts and Flowers by Natalie Chocolate are adorable, fit for the occasion, and at £7, not too heavy on the purse!
Gift sets are also a lovely idea - who doesn't like a range of products to try if one isn't ~exactly~ right? Ted Baker never fails to deliver beautifully packaged items, and this Luxury Bathing Collection is perfect for any mums who love a good bath. The No7 Pamper Collection is also a brilliant set - not as fancy as Ted Baker, or as vibrant as Lush, but practical and thoughtful - something that I know my mum prefers.
Simple jewellery is another winner, I've found. Nothing majorly expensive (unless your budget allows) but sometimes a nice bracelet or pair of earrings, or even a ring set can be a beautiful gesture - and something that your mum can wear every day if she wishes. I've talked about how beautiful Souksy jewellery is before, but this dainty, heart shaped ring set (Talia Ring) would be a brilliant gift I feel. They're slightly unusual, but completely heartfelt - literally!
If your mum is anything like mine, and she'd prefer something a little more 'home made' so that you 'don't waste your money on her' (direct quotes, my parents are not always the best at receiving gifts) - then you could try some pretty special recipes. Macarons, Chiffon cakes, cookies, truffles... maybe even breakfast in bed? Just make sure you do the washing up yourself, yeah?
Failing that, get yourself down to a florist and have them rustle up a bouquet (alternatively, most supermarkets sell them too), find a card, and just treat your mum like she's more valuable than gold - because she is.
What are you getting your mum this year? Any plans for the day itself? I'm thinking treating mum and possibly the younger sister to high tea at a cafe in our town - since I'm going back home for the Sunday. I'd love to hear what you've got planned!
Also, happy International Women's Day, you strong, beautiful, confident people you.