Here’s to the marvellous mother figures in our lives. Stepmoms, adoptive mums, nans, aunties, new mums and those that act like a mum. Candles, coffee, chocolate, cleansers with so many ideas how you pick? Combine cocoa with skincare and check out or Rabot 1745 review.
For me, I prefer presents that pamper, that are personalised or that you will practically use as let’s face it, the older we get the more we appreciate being given socks. Do something creative, what about taking her breakfast in bed or simply cook a meal together, create a list of the things you have learnt from her over the years, get the grandkids to make cards. She’ll love the fact that you thought about her and did something to make her day extra special. We all need it after the past year.
Make the day all about mum and surprise her with one of the gifts we love if you are struggling for ideas. No matter your budget get her something special for Mothering Sunday (March 14th 2021) by choosing from our tried and tested gifts for mum.
Founded in lockdown by Simrin Singh, a mum and nutritionist Simsanté sells 100% organic chocolate made with superfood ingredients. The collection of handcrafted chocolate has more nutritional value than any other dark chocolate brand in the market. The unique flavour combinations come from Simrin’s Indian heritage – her knowledge of spices, using plant-based ingredients with sweetness only from natural ingredients and no refined sugars. The launch collection comprises 4 vegan choices and 2 vegetarian options. A Taster box (£8.95) of Milky Magic includes four thick bars (with a hint of Matcha) that are best kept refrigerated and last up to 3 months. The packaging is beautifully illustrated, and letterbox sized. It is also recyclable. Standard shipping is £3.20.
Little Shelford’ Radio.
Named as one of Britain’s fastest-growing companies 3 years in a row Cambridge based company Majority began in 2012 and is exclusively online. Retailing at £35.95 in a range of colours with a stylish gold face the Little Shelford is a versatile digital radio with a classic vintage design. Designed with portability in mind, the wide range of features make it perfect for every setting (the garden, caravanning, in the home office etc) and a great gift for Mum this Mother’s Day. The lightweight 13 x 10 x 17 cm sized Little Shelford includes a mains adaptor, battery compartment (4 x AA batteries) and leather-look carry handle. Not only can you choose from DAB+ and FM Radio, but you can also listen to your own music with the Little Shelford’s Bluetooth Connectivity. The radio is offers good sound through mono speakers, clear reception where you can set up to 20 present stations and a dimmable LED screen that is small but easily readable. I like the addition of a clock and alarm. As a bonus for every Little Shelford sold, Majority will plant a tree in your Mum’s name. They also offer full technical support for every item, as well as including a comprehensive 36-month warranty (registration required). Buy from AMAZON with Free delivery.
The Pamper Hamper from Red Letter Days.
Set up in 1989, Red Letter Days pioneered the concept of giving unforgettable experiences as gifts. The go-to online retailer for experiences, with restrictions lifting why not make up for lost time by providing gifts that let you enjoy some quality time together. Times are uncertain so you can shop with confidence as experience vouchers are now valid for 20 months and gift experience boxes are valid for 2 years. We all need something to look forward to! Red Letter Days have just launched afternoon teas and hampers. Know someone who is overdue an evening of pampering? The Deluxe Pamper Hamer retails for £45.50 and is presented in a lovely silver and white metallic weave tray. Contents include a mini Robert & Reeves Prosecco, Linden Lady Handmade Luxury Florentines that are beautifully decorated, Naturally European Verbena Luxury Body Lotion 500ml and Luxury Shower Gel 500ml. I love that the skincare items are full size. The treat is finished off with a beautiful scented tin candle. Royal Mail 2nd Class delivery from £4.20.
FOGA was created by Phoebe & Ollie – a husband & wife team who found it hard to eat the right amount of fruit & veg, so started making smoothie blends in their kitchen! They wanted to nourish people with real foods, not supplements. A great buy for new Mums who have no time to prepare healthy food for themselves – the instant plant-based shakes are made from organic freeze-dried fruits and vegetables portioned into 30g pouches. Each one is two of your five a day. Perfect for in the morning FOGA powders are the cleanest on the market – with half the sugar, half the calories, double the fibre and 3 times the vitamin C. I was so impressed with the flavourful tastes. The oat shakes are thick, colourful and completely fill you up. There are different bundles available, shakes for different dietary requirements i.e., Keto or Intermittent fasting. Plantshakes can be stored without refrigeration for up to 12 months. Packs also have 30x less plastic than a regular smoothie served in a plastic bottle. FOGA have a circular recycling programme and provide a pre-paid envelope to return your empties.
Lansinoh Organic Balm & Washable Nursing Pads Pack.
Lansinoh is a popular brand synonymous with supporting breastfeeding mothers everywhere. This combination pack retailing for RRP £29.99 is perfect for any mum to be in the later stages of her pregnancy, and also makes a great gift for any eco-friendly new mums. It contains Lansinoh’s 60ml Organic Nipple Balm, which is designed to care for stretching skin during pregnancy and whilst breastfeeding too. This unique blend of organic ingredients has no smell, taste or colour. The pack also includes 8 of Lansinoh’s super soft, absorbent and leak-proof Washable Nursing Pads. Don’t wash them with softener to maintain absorbency. Delivery is free.
Marine Miracle Crème and Marine Miracle Eyezone.
UK based skincare brand Transformulas®, created by beauty entrepreneur, Rosi Chapman, specialise in beauty without surgery. With over 30 years’ experience in the beauty industry and as one of the top cosmeceutical experts in the UK Rosi creates products that provide safe, quick, visible and effective results. The Marine Miracle Creme is their signature product, this cult classic has glowing reviews and is labelled a ‘Face Lift In A Jar’. A fantastic gift for Mother’s Day Transformulas® are offering a Free Marine Miracle Eyezone with any Marine Miracle Creme purchase. Marine Miracle creme retails at £69.00 – Eyezone is usually priced at £34. This hero range has an intensive skin rejuvenating formula with marine algae, sea kelp, sea salt that is ultra-hydrating and anti-aging. Marine Miracle day and night Crème is intensely nourishing, rich in vitamins C & E which boosts collagen production. The 10ml lightweight Eyezone contains Aldavine, pat it on gently to boost lymphatic drainage & circulation. Treat her skin. The pair come in a clear, branded skincare bag as a nice touch. Free Next Day delivery.
Hawksbill Caribbean Spiced Rum.
Intercontinental Brands has recently launched Hawksbill Caribbean Spiced Rum which brings together the very best Caribbean rums from Trinidad and Guyana, along with its own distinctive blend of spices. Each 70cl bottle is packed full of sweet Vanilla, toasted nutmeg, cinnamon, cardamom, and it is bottled at 38.8% vol. Spiced rum is really versatile and has become a favourite spirit of mine. Why not pick a cocktail and gift a bottle with all the ingredients – or go simple with a glug rum, cola and dash of lime in a long glass. Every bottle funds turtle conservation projects in the Caribbean helping protect the environment of the Hawksbill turtle and preserve its future. Hawksbill is £23 and available from Amazon, Master of Malt, Drink Supermarket, Drinks & Co and Spirit of Harrogate. Free delivery with Amazon Prime.
TOG24 is a clothing brand founded by Donald Ward in West Yorkshire in 1958 and has a reputation for supplying quality, value for money goods. The family-run business prides itself on outdoor gear for everyone. This year’s spring-summer collection features bright colours and fun patterns, and any mum will be sure to look stylish whenever she steps out. They even have matching jackets and umbrellas! The Kilnsey women’s waterproof jacket sells in a range of colours, my favourite – the pink spot pattern is available in size 8-24. The lightweight jacket is on sale from £90 to £45. The material is 100% Polyester, windproof with a DWR water repellent coating. Designed well, features include elasticated cuffs and waist with internal adjustment toggles, so it is fitted, with two-way front zip, fixed adjustable hood and useful pockets. TOG24 offers free standard delivery on orders over £50.
Delicario Sweet Wishes Gift Box.
Online delicatessen and ‘international farmers market’ Delicario sell gourmet items, gift boxes and hampers filled with handpicked luxury products from small-scale sustainable producers of authentic regional European delicacies. Avoiding mass production, Delicario believes in the unique spirit of natural ingredients, harvested, and processed with love by small family businesses and vineyards, always with sustainability in mind. Tailored specifically to Mother’s Day the gorgeous artisan ‘Sweet Wishes Gift Box’ (£46) arrives beautifully packaged with a selection including lavender biscuits, Piedmont hazelnuts smothered in milk chocolate, fragrant apricot tart from northern Italy and the zestiest orange marmalade accompanied by full-bodied English Breakfast tea. It is a gift that screams luxury and I love that none of the items arrived squashed, even the very delicate tart pastry. A greeting card and personal message is included as a nice touch. Free Next Day delivery within the UK for orders over £79.00 or £5.95 – Monday to Friday – Next day tracked delivery by Parcelforce 24-hour service for orders placed by 2.00pm.
Copper Clothing Pyjamas.
Since 2012, UK-based company Copper Clothing has been researching and harnessing the benefits of copper’s antimicrobial properties to create a range of products that can keep people healthy, safe and clean. Additionally, copper is one of the most recyclable metals and has beauty benefits such as promoting skin rejuvenation and collagen production. According to the Huffington post, a study of over 2,500 people found that the majority of people wear the same pyjamas for more than two weeks at a time. Hands up, I am wearing mine more frequently since lockdown! Selling for £49.99 the Ladies Copper Pyjamas (in small/medium/large) are super-soft, breathable copper and bamboo, that will stay fresher for longer. The colour and shiny feel help them feel luxurious and I am loving my pair. Delivery costs £4.99.
Burt’s Bees Botanical Blend Gifts.
Burt Shavitz and Roxanne Quimby created Burt’s Bees in the early 1980s and it grew into a popular beauty brand. They avoid over-packaging, limit mixed materials and use innovative recycled materials. Burt’s Bees formulations support your skin with the nutrients it needs – and none of the chemicals it does not. Que Burt’s Bees Botanical Blend Nourishing Hand and Lip Kit. This botanical Lavender and Honey blend sells for £11.99 with free delivery on Amazon. The perfect handbag size the set is dermatologist-tested and hypoallergenic, formulated without Parabens, phthalates, SLS, petrolatum or synthetic fragrances. Moisturizing ingredients such as shea butter, baobab oil and pumpkin seed oil leave softer, smoother hands and lips. Since hands are needing more TLC after all the sanitizer Burt’s Bees Botanical Blend Nourishing 2 Piece Hand Kit makes a lovely present for £13.99. Cruelty free the travel size orange blossom cream smells like summer and is a favourite of mine.
ALTERNA Caviar Replenishing Moisture collection.
Haircare is selfcare. Luxury transformative hair brand ALTERNA began their journey in 1997 creating innovative haircare and styling products inspired by skincare science; formulated with pure ingredients without parabens, sulphates, and other harsh chemicals. The ALTERNA Caviar hair products are rejuvenating and address a range of hair concerns for restructuring bond repair, replenishing moisture, smoothing anti-frizz and multiplying volume to name a few. ALTERNA’s commitment to clean beauty and sustainable products show in their minimalist development philosophy and avoidance of unnecessary additives. The Replenishing Moisture collection contains Seasilk, Caviar rich in fatty acids (from the roe of non-endangered sturgeon fish) which restores and hydrates. Using the shampoo and conditioner together my hair was softer and less frizzy after one wash. It smells gorgeous, lathers well and comes in a decent sized bottle with useful squeezy top to stop waste. Available from Feel Unique Replenishing Conditioner costs £34.95 and delivery is free.
Mermaid Gin Miniatures.
The best things come in small packages. Hand crafted in the Isle of Wight’s only distillery Mermaid Gin comes in beautiful plastic-free, recyclable bottles with biodegradable paint, which is created to give a mermaid scales effect. The bottles alone are something very special, celebrating the commitment to sustainability. The distillery has also eliminated plastic and bubble wrap, plus plastic sealing tape from its production processes. The gin utilises 10 botanicals including: local samphire, (foraged from the Isle of Wight’s cliffs – and known locally as “Mermaid’s Kiss”, hence the gin’s name,) Boadicea hops and citrus zest. It is also both vegan and gluten-free. The Mermaid miniature giftpack retails at £16.50 and includes 3 5cl bottles including the original, Pink gin and Salt vodka in a beautiful sea and stars box. Shipping is £4.95.
Mama Baby Bliss.
From prenatal and postnatal massage and yoga to vegan and natural products for stretchmarks, nappy rash, sore nipples and much more, Mama Baby Bliss created an award winning, vegan and cruelty free skincare range. They are Paediatrician and midwife approved. Manufactured in the UK with Eco-friendly packaging the scents are beautiful. Uplifting pulse point oil formulated with lime, bergamot & geranium this roller retails for £10 and is the perfect size for a handbag. The Tummy Love Stretchmark Oil sells for £18 and is the perfect gift for new mums, rich in Vitamin E with a blend of starflower, calendula, jojoba oils and Vitamins A, C & E. This unique formulation also contains rosehip oil which has been clinically proven to help heal scarring and stretch marks after birth. *The products may contain traces of nuts. I love that it is an all-natural oil that absorbs into the skin easily with a non-greasy feel (also the spray bottle it great for application). MamaBabyBliss Tummy Love Oil has a subtle scent, which is great considering strong perfumes can be overpowering in pregnancy.
Amazfit GTS 2.
Established in 2015 and growing fast, Amazfit offers several series of award-winning smart watches from daily to outdoor sport use, as well as other smart hardware related to sports and health, including TWS sports earbuds, smart body composition scales and sports gear. There are so many wearable devices on the market, where do you start? A review would fill a page, but I have highlighted the key features why we love the Amazfit GTS 2 with its sophisticated all-day, all-round health and fitness tracking technology! The watch is a comfortable fit, with a large (1.65 inches) clear 3D curved face, AMOLED scratch-resistant screen and easy navigable display. The display has vivid colours ensuring smooth readability. You can download different CUSTOMISABLE display faces from the free (easy to use) Zepp App where wearers can track their progress. It has a long 7 day battery life. The Amazfit GTS 2 is equipped with the latest BioTracker™ 2 PPG high-precision biological tracking optical sensor developed by Huami Technology. Key selling points are: 24/7 heart rate monitoring (with abnormality warnings) and blood-oxygen saturation measurement tool, comprehensive step counter and activity tracker, the ability to make Bluetooth phone calls, Music storage & playback, SomnusCareTM sleep monitoring and stress detection, PAI Health Assessment System which provides a customized health evaluation for each user based on their specific health data, offering everyone a unique experience and LOTS MORE. The watch offers protection up to a depth of 50 meters and comes in 3 colours. It retails at £159 and totally worth it.
MooGoo Mother’s Day Minis.
Made in Australia, MooGoo was created in 2005 with a specific focus on creating products for people with skin and scalp problems. They believe in ethical product testing, natural non irritating ingredients used in effective amounts. If you are not sure what she likes or are creating a big hamper full of treats, then MooGoo have put together a few mini sizes (£10.90) to treat Mum and her skin to a taste of natural skincare made with effective ingredients. Inside is a 25ml bottle of oil cleanser – a natural, non-foaming, non-clogging, face cleanser. Ideal for dry skin. I love the Milk carton style packaging of the Tingling Honey Lip Balm 5g made with edible ingredients – because what you put on your lips eventually gets eaten. The Full Cream Moisturiser is made with Sweet Almond, Coconut and Olive Oil designed to hydrate and revitalise dry skin. The reusable Silicone Cleansing Pad is a lovely addition for exfoliation. It all comes in a handy tie bag and I cant wait to take it on holidays with me when the day comes!
Proper Goose personalised wooden photo cards.
For something a little different, and more personal this year, why not try Proper Goose with gifts that fit through the letterbox. The family-run business makes all their gorgeous gifts to order from its Surrey workshop and offer a selection of fun Mother’s Day gift ideas available for those who can’t visit their mum this year. The Proper Goose personalised wooden photo cards (6) and tin costs £22 (you can also get 10 or 12). The tin alone is a lovely keepsake, and I am so impressed with the size (108mm x 153mm) and quality of the photo. The difference in font for the text is really effective. The fact you can personalise each Maple veneer card is a nice touch. The perfect way to relive all your favourite memories, why not wall mount them? The lovely personalised tin doubles as the perfect place to keep any other sentimental items such as the cinema ticket from your first date. Free UK delivery: Royal Mail 24.
Echor ‘End of Day’ aromatherapy duo.
Echor launched during the first lockdown in 2020 with a line of science-backed products designed to help people wind down and create a relaxing evening routine. We all need some calm after the past year. They offer the perfect wellness gift sets for anybody who you feel truly deserves a restful sleep every night. Selling for £36.99 the Echor ‘End of Day’ aromatherapy duo – pillow spray & candle is a perfect gift for her. The aromatherapy End of Day candle and 50ml pillow mist are 100% vegan and cruelty free and I love that the mist has a reusable glass bottle to reduce impact on the environment. With 3-4 sprays per night, a full bottle can last up to 3-4 months. The smell is gentle and fresh. The Soy wax candle is a decent size, with 60+burn hour and had an attractive wood lid (light 1 – 4 hours before you go to bed). The oil blend includes Lavender so you will wake feeling soothed and refreshed. Echor offer free shipping on orders over £40.
Bird & Blend Tea Co tea bouquet gift box.
Looking for a gift for a tea lover? Bird & Blend Tea Co. is an eco-conscious, independent, people-focused, award winning Tea Mixology Company on a mission to spread happiness & reimagine tea! Set up by Tea blend experts Krisi and Mike, Bird & Blend Tea Co. is an independent company, run by a small team with a family ethos. From leaf to cup, every part of your tea’s journey is carefully designed to minimise the impact on our planet. Rather than creating pure blends like green tea or chamomile tea, they create exciting flavours of versatile, award-winning loose-leaf tea with eco-friendly tea bags. The Bloomin Marvellous Tea Bouquet Gift box is embossed, beautifully packaged, and filled with a choice of two handmade bouquets of dry flowers, both created to match the dried ingredients of two of our bestselling tea blends: Lilac / Lady Lavender and Pink Rose / All Things Nice ethical & earth friendly loose-leaf tea in a resealable bag. For £28 you get beautiful and lasting flowers and a lovely tea gift that is vegan friendly & hand blended in the UK. The box is wrapped in brown paper and string with succulent decorative stickers and decorated with dry flowers. I am literally in love with everything about this gift box. Shipping is £2.95 or free with order over £35.
Little Butterfly antioxidant serum.
Discover a new brand. Little Butterfly London bring the purest, kindest skincare for mothers and babies. This company ticks so many amazing boxes, is cruelty free, vegan, pregnancy safe, natural and organic cosmetic certified. The petals and blooms brightening antioxidant serum (30ml) sells for £46 and comes in a dropper bottle. The highly concentrated serum absorbs quickly and works to counteract hyperpigmentation, fatigued or dull looking skin. Its glow-boosting blend of fruit and marine actives gently exfoliates, resurfaces and helps to reduce patches of discolouration. Specifically formulated and dermatologist-approved for sensitive, reactive, dry or acne-prone skin. It is great for tired mum skin! Tap into your face with your fingertips and enjoy the powerful gentle product that is lightweight and non-greasy as it is oil free. As an added plus, the gift packaging is just beautiful. For delivery Royal Mail is 2nd class priced at £3 or free on orders over £30.
What would be your perfect gift this Mothering Sunday?
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