With a few weeks to go until Mother’s Day (26th March if you don’t already know!) it’s time to start thinking about what to get the Mums and Grandmas in your life – as well as dropping hints to the other half about what you’d like them to get you (from the kids, of course). It’s a time to show appreciation for all the things that mums do, and treat the people that spend most of their time caring for others. Here are some gift ideas to spoil your loved ones this Mother’s Day.
1. Scented Candles
I was sent a White Jasmine Imperial Candle to try out for this gift guide. Each candle includes a piece of jewellery worth between £10 and £2000 and you can choose from either earrings, a necklace or a ring – but the style and value is a complete surprise. I really enjoyed lighting this candle of an evening and constantly checking to see if the foil package containing my necklace was showing yet. It takes a few hours – generally a few evenings worth of burning time – before you can remove the jewellery from the wax, so its a nice build up; first you get to enjoy the candle filling your home with a subtle scent, and then you get to uncover a second gift in the form of the jewellery. My necklace has a RRP value of £20.00 and is a small, sparkly pendant that would be suitable for every day wear or for a dressier occasion. You can order yours on the Imperial Candles website, where you can also check out their range of Bath Bombs.
2. Photo Puzzles
For my birthday last year, my husband gave me a 1000 piece jigsaw from myphotopuzzle.co.uk featuring a picture of the 4 of us. I love jigsaws and photo gifts so I was really pleased to be sent another jigsaw to include in this gift guide. Myphotopuzzle.co.uk lets you turn any image into a jigsaw from 100 to 2000 pieces, from £19.99. You can also choose from a wide range of box designs and colours, and add your own personalised message. They will even gift wrap it for you! This would make a lovely gift for Mums or Grandmothers – just upload your favourite family photo. I love this 100 piece one with a photo of Izzy, Clara and I when we went walking around Buttermere a few weeks ago.
3. A Spa Day
As Mums we don’t get a lot of time to ourselves. Even attempts to have a soak in the bath are usually interrupted by little people needing the toilet, and it’s hard to relax when you are staring at a mountain of brightly coloured bath toys. So taking an entire day off to relax and recharge uninterrupted is absolute bliss. You could try local hotels in your area or visit a website like spaseekers.com to see what’s on offer.
As gift giving goes, my family can’t go wrong with a nice pair of silver stud earrings (hint hint) – I love these heart shaped ones from Blue Shed Jewellery, which is run by a fellow Cumbrian (from a blue shed!) You can buy these and view more of her beautiful designs here.
Just looking at the Hotel Chocolat website is enough to make me drool. On Mother’s Day not just any chocolate will do, its got to be something luxurious with strict instructions not to share it with the kids!
6. A Fruit Tree
Flowers are a popular gift for Mother’s Day, but why not give something that will last a lot longer and keep giving the gift of fruit every year. We have an apple tree in our garden which we bought when our eldest was a baby. She loves that its her tree, and enjoys collecting apples from it to make into crumbles.
7. Personalised leather notebook
For Christmas my husband bought me a lovely dark blue, leather bound journal with my name embossed on the front, to use for blogging and all those endless lists I’m always making. There are loads of different colours and styles to choose from at Pen Heaven, with lined paper or plain paper for sketches, and some of the journals are refillable.
8. Afternoon Tea
A gift doesn’t have to be something you can wrap up – a day out, a meal or an experience are all nice ideas and also give you chance to spend some quality time together. Afternoon tea is a popular choice – who doesn’t love cake and scones!
*We were kindly sent an Imperial Candle and a Photo Jigsaw from My Photo Puzzle to include in this gift guide. All words and opinions are my own.
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