8 Mar 2015

The Weekender: Mother's Day Gift Ideas

Mother's Day Gift Ideas

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. 



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  1. Great ideas, you can't beat chocolate! I love buying little gift sets, think I am going to get my mum something from Lush this year!

    Bethan Likes

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    1. Lush are onto some absolute winners with their current set (my little sister took my mum in there the other day - her first time - and she fell in love with some of their scents!). So vibrant and special - I'm sure your mum will love it :)

      xo

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  2. Great picks! It's a proven fact - ALL moms love chocolate! Moms also love jewelry from Brighton, have you ever checked them out?

    COOCOO FOR COCO

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    1. Ahaha as much as my mum protests, she's ALWAYS secretly happy with chocolate.
      And no, no I haven't! I will do though - thank you!

      xo

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  3. My mum's a strange one - one year she asked us to buy her a garden hose for Mother's Day and a lawn mower for her birthday. No joke. Her reasoning was "well they're things I need so why should I spend my money on it when I get you to spend yours?" which I guess is true! So as long as you don't have a bonkers mother like me, these gifts are great!

    Chantel Dione | fashion, beauty, music & life
    xo

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    1. Ahah oh wow really? My mum just insists that we don't spend money - so we've come up with strange and wonderful recipes and surprised her often enough that sometimes she now goes 'no just get me this'. Last year was the Year of All the Envelopes.

      xo

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    2. Yep! It makes sense I guess, since they're things she needs rather than wants so why not?! The Year of All the Envelopes? Sounds intriguing to say the least haha!
      xo

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    3. Yeah, I mean, treats and presents are good, but my mum worries that we spend too much /anyway/ sooo... yeah.
      Oh it was hilarious, mum wanted envelopes, and she forgot she told all 3 of us that she wanted envelopes... so she got a lot of them (and from my dad, too). Basically we're stocked for the next 3 years if we need to send anything anywhere, really. There was some ridiculous offer on, and since I was shipping mine to home (bc Korea), I took advantage, and my sisters did with the instore offers.. and then so did my dad. Yeah. Envelopes.

      xo

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  4. Ooh my mum would love that No7 set - what a lovely gift idea xx

    Gemma | missmakeupmagpie.com

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    1. It's better than half price at the minute too!

      xo

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  5. I am extremely unsure on what to buy my mum, think she would like the no7 set though! x
    Hannah | Heyitshannaah

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    1. Mine like to chop and change what she wants each year - so it's hard! If you're really struggling, asking her what she'd really like a the moment is also a good idea!!

      xo

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  6. Such a lovely post! <3 Macaroons are always a good idea!! xo

    ♡Kudzai || NEWKIDBLOGS

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    1. I was lost to the power of the macaroon until last year in Seoul, when I received some at literally every available gift giving holiday. Now it's a go-to gift idea for me! They're so cute, hard to rustle up in a flash but the effort behind doing so and the smiles after are just the best :D

      xo

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  7. Those heart shaped rings are so cute!! Forget Mum, I wouldn't mind getting them myself! ;) xx

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    1. Ahha they're adorable, my mum saw the set I had and thought they'd be the cutest thing - so they might appear in other gift guides too because they're so darling!

      xo

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  8. Great choices! I always send my mum flowers and this year I've bought us matching bracelets that are engraved on the inside so that we're always wearing the same thing :)

    Lauren xx
    www.thelifestylediaries.com

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    1. Oh that's an adorable idea! Really special and a constant little reminder.
      xo

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  9. Those are all very cute & neat! I love to do gift baskets! A great grandma one (since they have everything) is "Glad Tidings of Great Joy!"

    wedding gifts

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