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Mother’s Day 2020 is on March 22nd, in case you hadn’t circled it on your calendar.
That gives you ample time to invest in a thoughtful gift and not buy garage flowers the night before.
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. Does she enjoy quality time with you more than gifts? Does she prefer handmade gifts over something from the high street? From hugs to unlimited cups of tea, she will have the perfect Sunday.
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.
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, we got you covered.
From boxes of chocolates and beauty essentials to scented candles and the odd designer handbag, there is something for everyone. Get her something special for Mothering Sunday 2020 by choosing from our tried and tested gifts for mum.
For the mother to be.
Whether she’s becoming a mum for their first time or her fifth, having a baby is life changing, and a cause for celebration! It’s a special day for her and the bump. Help expectant parents prepare with this adorable and practical git from Enesco’s baby collection. Personally, I find rucksacks have more to offer than your standard baby change bag. They have larger capacity and are better for your posture. Featuring Beatrix Potter’s Peter Rabbit in his iconic blue coat on a cool grey background, the design is gender neutral and you can’t help but fall in love with it. Retailing for £59.95 the 37cm x 28cm rucksack has plenty of space and multiple pockets for easy storage. What I like is the easily wipe-down PU fabric! Also included in the range are muslin squares, face cloths, a hooded towel, bibs and a changing bag, changing mat and baby blanket.
For the mother with hardworking hands.
Washing up 100 times a day and looking after young children means I have persistently dry hands. SEAMS Couturiers Hand Cream was originally created for seamstresses to help mend and moisturise their rough, pinpricked hands without leaving an oily residue on fabrics. It absorbs instantly and does not feel greasy. Now it also looks after hands backstage at ITV, the X Factor and Dancing On Ice so that is star power. Made in the UK and selling for £14.00 hands are left soft, supple and smooth. With a Biomimetic Lipid Complex, the cream is packed full of natural ingredients like Shea butter, Rosehip oil and is not tested on animals. I love the simple, stylish packaging and thimble logo. A perfect handbag size, massage it into hands before bed and enjoy the signature scent.
For the mother who loves affordable luxury.
Now, I am a lover of beautiful floral prints so I am head over heels for the Baylis & Harding’s new Royale Garden collection. The English Garden styled inspired products boast gentle floral scents with a classic style that is beautifully presented. Household favourites Baylis & Harding’s wrapped soaps (£6) offer the perfect touch of indulgence with my favourite mix of rose, geranium and vanilla fragrance. Alongside a real bouquet of roses why not scatter the limited edition soap petals in the candlelit bath? The attention to detail of the floral packaging is just lovely especially when you buy a few different coordinating products from the range. The washbag gift set (£25) contains the perfect travel essentials including 100ml Shampoo, 100ml shower Crème and 50ml body lotion, Not tested on animals I love that the washbag unlike many sold is a fair size and can fit all you need in there!
For the mother that enjoys a candlelit bath.
Can you never figure out what to get her? The versatility of candles is the reason why they are a timeless gift option. Liked by mums of every age. Mia Rose Gifts offer perfect letterbox size presents for those with smaller budgets. Beautifully packaged their ‘mum’ tealight set contains three luxury glass candles for £9.00 that are made in Britain from ethically sourced plant-based wax and recycled glass. As a bonus they are paraffin free and vegan friendly. What I love is the calming scent of geranium, sweet orange, lavender and ylang ylang that is perfectly balanced and not overpowering. Some candles just smell to sweet for my liking. Partnered with one of Mia Rose Cards or keepsakes you have the perfect thoughtful gift. I would have an extra sneak peak at their beautiful, hand wrapped gift sets – especially Gin Night In.
For the mother whose skin is feeling tired.
Seeking gift inspiration? One thing is for sure that the Beautifully Nourished skin care collection will put a smile on her face! Gentle and effective nutritional blends aim to brighten, tighten, uplift and clarify complexions. One of my ‘must have’ bathroom products is an exfoliating scrub and for £26.00 Beautifully Nourished’s Acai and Goji Berry offers the perfect option for microdermabrasion. Only using the best organic ingredients, the natural formula is gentle and rich in antioxidants. A little goes a long way and the scent is just gorgeous – it reminds me of a light Mocha. I would eat it if I could. I love the unfussy design and packaging. The company promotes simple beauty, through a couple of perfectly picked high quality products for your skincare routine.
For the mother who loves the scent of Rose.
If you are planning on running her the perfect candlelit bath, then why not splash out on a few items from the Fiona Cairns luxury bathing range. Perfect for any mums that enjoy unwinding with a home pampering session the products are inspired by her love of English gardens. The Fiona Cairns team create the most delicious hand-crafted bakery products, so it is unsurprising that the bath products indulge the senses with floral aromas and spice extracts! Sold exclusively through Waitrose the collection includes a bubble bath, shower gel, sugar scrub, and hand cream among other items. The smart but simple packaging is designed to avoid visual clutter. From a brand favoured by Royals prices are reasonable with my favourite item being the bath oil (£12 for 100ml) enriched with a blend of sweet almond oil and vitamin E, it will leave skin feeling soothed.
For the mother that always asks for a cup of tea.
Nothing says you care more than a gift of tea. Delicious hot or cold it is the perfect beverage, and everyone has their favourite blend. Whittard has launched a brand-new tea gift set that’s perfect for Mother’s Day. Retailing for £25 The Tea Discoveries Treasured Blends package offers you the opportunity to try six new flavours and enjoy old favourites. From traditional malty English Breakfast to lusciously sweet Mango & Bergamot, there’s a tea to suit every taste. What I like is that each tea contains 30g which is enough for plenty of cups rather than just one sample. The gift box is beautifully decorated, with each tea type colourfully decorated. Why not purchase an infuser or strainer as a perfect pairing to the tea? A pack of Digestive biscuits just won’t cut the mustard.
For the mother that is a gin lover.
If anything can help with coping with all the things mums juggle, it’s a tipple with tonic at the end of a long day. Now, I have a partiality to specialist beverages, but found the concept of Prezzybox’s Collagin novel in a ‘laugh-but-I-need-it-now’ way. I am never disappointed by any of their products – if you are stuck for ideas check out the website! The twist is that this Gin also includes a good dose of Collagen, so who needs the fountain of youth? Decoratively bottled the 50cl pale drink is fragranced with distilled, steamed Rose petals for a delicate flavour that includes hints of grapefruit. Selling for £36.95 it is the perfect gift…for Mother’s day, Christmas, Thursdays…better buy a couple bottles of tonic too.
For the mother who loves the perfect lip product.
What makes people hesitate in buying make up is wondering which brands or what colours would suit the receiver. Neutral lip colours have increased in popularity with the favouring of the ‘natural’ look and the shades suit all skin tones. The award-winning CODE Beautiful products are no nonsense and cruelty free. Their dusky pink SSL lip liner has a blendable formula, the crayon is soft so doesn’t scratch and glides across your skin. Offering an enhanced natural look for £18 it also has a unique no sharpen feature. You just close and twist the lid clockwise until it clicks for the perfect tip every time. It is so easy to use. Hydrating, paraben free and vegan CODE’s Lip Intense Plumper is the perfect partner to the SSL liner. The hyaluronic acid-infused treatment can be worn on its own or under lipstick and works overtime to fill in fine lines. For £20 the nude rose shade leaves your lips dewy and tingly, with a hint of peppermint. Together they enable a low maintenance cosmetics routine that creates a beautiful, healthy radiance with minimal effort.
For the mother who enjoys a surprise!
Many mums spend their time taking care of everyone else, and they tend to neglect themselves. If this sounds like your mother, why not invest in a Red-Letter Days ‘Especially For Her’ Gift Box? This multi choice voucher is the perfect gift at £49.99 as it offers the choice of over 2810 experiences available in the UK. Fancy a spa, afternoon tea, or even a helicopter ride? The voucher is valid for 2 years and experiences are often for two, or even families. The website has an interactive country map to show what experiences are local. I love that the gift voucher comes boxed with a guidebook so although mum may not be able to use an experience immediately, she has a gift to open. You simply go online, register your voucher and book. Days out locally that caught my eye are: Three course Dining with Fizz at Cafe Rouge. Tour and Tasting in Devon with Lunch for Two at Old Walls Vineyard. Or One Night Glamping Break at Whitehill Country Park. Often buying a voucher is cheaper than booking these individually! Which would you pick, keep on eye on the blog as we will be featuring our experience!
For the mother who enjoys a trip to the hairdresser.
When your hair looks great, you feel full of confidence. A treat to go get a wash and blow dry, not every mum has the time or money to visit a hairdresser. Nanogen is a modern, unisex and sophisticated styling brand that offers a luxury hair thickening range. Turn up the volume with their cruelty, paraben and silicone free soothing shampoo. A 7-in-1 product that lathers well and contains green tea extract, my hair looks super shiny after washing. The very reasonably priced conditioner contains hyaluronic acid for intense hydration. Nanogen also sells the World famous 100% natural Keratin Hair Fibres for £18.95 that create instant volume by electrostatically attaching themselves to the existing hair shaft. This is such a clever styling product and available in 10 shades. Perhaps you could give yourself the pleasure of self-gifting this lovely bundle!
For the busy mother (that is all of us!)
Now I never seem to manage to drink a hot cup of tea. It is impossible. So much more than a coffee cup Ohelo has created reusable (and recyclable) double walled stainless steel, vacuum insulated tumbler. Holding 400ml this coffee shop compliant creation keeps contents hot for up to 6 hours! Retailing for £30 the delicate cherry blossom design is inspired by spring blooms and is the perfect handbag size and weight. It also fits in my buggy cup holder! Leak proof, what makes it a great all-rounder is that the mesh attachment can be used as a tea strainer, protein shaker or fruit infuser, so it can go with you on the train, or to the gym for milkshakes and more! The mouth is even wide enough for ice cubes. BPA, BPS and BPF free it really impresses as a high quality sustainable made product.
GIVEAWAY Terms and conditions.
Alongside the AMAZING brands featured we have set up 3 weeks of fantastic prizes to be won in the run up to Mother’s Day 2020.
Starting from 4/3/2020 there will five gorgeous prizes to be won, with a new prize being released on this page every 3 days so come on over on the release dates to enter each new comp (each comp will be running for 3 days only so lots more chances to win)!
TODAY (14/3/2020) comp is LIVE to win a Code Beautiful Lip plumping treatment RRP £20.
- Our 4/3/2020 comp for a pack of Mia Rose tealights, a plant a heart & Mother’s Day card from Letterboxgifts.co.uk has ended, the winners have been contacted!
- On the 8/3/2020 the comp will go live to win a Nanogen hair thickening set worth £47.80, the winners have been contacted!
- On the 11/3/2020 the comp will go live to win a gorgeous Fiona Cairns luxury bathing bundle. All the products that we included in the guide will be sent out to one lucky winner! Total prize value is £34.50.
- On the 14/3/2020 the comp will go live to win a Code Beautiful lip plumping treatment as featured!
- On the 17/3/2020 the comp will go live to win a £25 Amazon Gift voucher to treat a lucky mum to anything you choose!
This post is written in collaboration with the above brands. Distribution of prizes is the responsibility of TPJ, Letterboxgifts.co.uk and Nanogen.
What would be your perfect gift this Mothering Sunday?
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