Mothers Day gift guide

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If like me, Christmas seems like it was only two weeks ago, then you may feel a little overwhelmed to come up with more gift ideas.

by Wendy Turner

Hopefully I can take the pressure off and help you with some Mother’s Day inspiration and help you on your way to buying the perfect gift. There are also some mother and daughter day out ideas if you’re in need of some quality time together. They’re focused on the areas close to where I live but I’m sure you will be able to find something similar near to you.


Under £50.00

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1. Jade Face Roller £14.00
Massaging the face with a jade roller helps to improve blood circulation and promotes lymphatic drainage. This has benefits that include improved skin tone and elasticity of the skin, and the reduction of puffiness and hopefully wrinkles. It’s a great tool to use with a face mask.

2. Bramley Uplifting Bath, Body & Shower Oil £20.00
Bramley use the finest essential and 100% natural oils. There are no nasty chemicals or artificial colours and nothing is tested on animals. The oil can be used in the shower – apply directly to skin, rub over body and rinse, in the bath – pour under warm running water and soak or use as a body or massage oil – apply directly to skin and massage until absorbed. 

3. Sanoflore organic anti-ageing regenerating night oil £45.00
Essence Merveilleuse is a Certified Organic, 100% natural fine oil that is clinically proven to help regenerate skin overnight. With a non-greasy texture, it penetrates quickly into the skin, and after the first night, skin feels regenerated, smoothed and complexion invigorated.

4. Letter to my daughter £8.99
Dedicated to the daughter she never had but sees all around her, Letter to my Daughter reveals Maya Angelou's path to living well and living a life with meaning. Told in her own inimitable style, this book transcends genres and categories: it's part guidebook, part memoir and part poetry. Maya Angelou writes from the heart to millions of women.Like the rest of her remarkable work, Letter to My Daughter entertains and teaches. It is a book to cherish, savour, reread and share.

5. Black Smooth Moon Cosmetic Bag £25.00
This cute Moon Cosmetic is the perfect pop in a handbag for everything from beauty bits, jewellery to all your gym kit essentials. It’s a structured half Moon shape with a gold top zip and inner elasticated pocket. You can put a personalised monogram on it for no extra cost. i’ve ,loved having mine.

£50 to £100

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1. Slippers/boots from the Celtic Sheepskin & Co from £56.00

If you enjoy comfort, high-quality fabrics and style, you’re going to fall in love collection their 100% sheepskin house boots and slippers. While at home, treat your mums feet to the soft-touch and cushioning properties of 100% sheepskin slippers for women and take relaxation to the next level. These are an investment but my mother has loved the boots I bought her a few years ago as you can use them inside and outside the house.

2. Audible 12 month membership £69.99
An Audible gift membership is the perfect gift for both Audible enthusiasts as well as those who have not yet discovered the joy of audiobooks. I was one of those until recently and now it’s the perfect commuting companion. Each membership includes 1 credit every month to redeem against any audiobook, regardless of price exchange any audiobooks you don't love, can be exchanged any time.

3. Cashmere round neck jumper £75.00
When it comes to sophisticated warmth, you can’t beat the soft touch of a pure cashmere jumper. This luxurious round neck jumper is a flattering fit and great basic for any mum. It’s also easy to care for with its machine washable fibres, so she won’t have to spend a fortune on dry cleaning bills.

4. Cire Trudon Madeleine Scented Candle £70.00
Established in 1643 by Claude Trudon, Cire Trudon is the oldest candle maker in the world with a famous wax producing factory in France. Its candle aim to enlighten with a glorious perfumed history. Audacious and slightly picaresque, just like its striking namesake, this candle features fragrant top notes of clove and lavender. These meld into iris, jasmine and rose tones, tempered with earthy base notes of tobacco and leathers. A rebellious fragrance that can't be tamed, it is ideal for adding drama and intrigue to your home. Honestly you won’t be disappointed with any scent you choose. 

5. White linen robe £70.00
Made from 100% natural stonewashed flax this robe has a drawstring, hanging loop and two large pockets. Ironing is optional as its crumpled texture looks great straight off the line or out of the dryer. Linen is warm and cosy in the winter and fresh and cool in the warmer months. I’ve loved having mine. Our robe comes in one size and is designed to have a relaxed oversized look.

Over £100

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1. Nappa leather cross body bag £119.00
Nappa leather crossbody bag made of cowhide leather. Features two main compartments, one compartment with zip fastening, a metal clasp, an adjustable shoulder strap and lining. a great staple for any mum. 

2. Fitbit Charge 3, Health and Fitness Tracker 129.00

This is a great present for someone who likes to keep fit or just wants to start a fitness regime. It can get quite addictive seeing how you improve. Designed to be stylish, practical and a device that you will continually want to use, the Fitbit Charge 3 has a OLED touch screen, a battery life of up to 7 days, connected GPS, enables you to see texts or calls and can automatically detect your workouts, as well as monitor your heart rate and sleep. 

3. Le Labo Fragrance – Rose or Santal £127.00

Le Labo was born in Grasse, the capital of perfumery located in the south of France. It was raised in New York, the city where it opened its first lab in February 2006 on Elizabeth Street in Nolita. They have core collection of 16 unisex fragrances. The perfume's can be worn by men and women. I have enjoyed both of the above.

4. Ziggy Round Pendant Charm £120.00
Personalising your jewellery is effortless thanks to our complimentary engraving service. Add messages, motifs or a hand drawn doodle to make your pieces truly unique. Monica Vinader pieces are timeless and the perfect gift for anyone.

5. Charlotte Tilbury The Ingénue Makeup Set £145.00

This is everything you need to recreate The Ingénue makeup look. This gift set is perfect for refined, effortlessly chic makeup and will make any mother look stunning and feel special. It includes a cute makeup bag and this gift set comes packaged in a luxury gift box.

Day out

Brunch at the Wolseley around £20.00 a head
In his book, ‘Breakfast at The Wolseley’, the much-missed restaurant critic, A.A. Gill observed, “Wherever, whenever breakfast comes, it is a mouthful of stoic optimism”.The Wolseley’s breakfast comprises our home-made Viennoiserie, classic egg dishes, kedgeree, full English breakfast as well as fruit, yoghurts, cereals and more.

Afternoon tea at Claridges £90.00 pp

Savour a variety of finger sandwiches, patisserie and warm scones accompanied by Marco Polo gelée and Cornish clotted cream. Choose from 24 loose leaf teas, including regional English, rare blends and herbal infusions, served on fine, jade-and-white striped china.

Day Spa The Grand Brighton £48.00 pp
Mothers day package
Enjoy a day of relaxation and rejuvenation, priced at £48 per person
1 x 25 Minute Treatment, choose from: Back Massage/Salt Scrub/Shoulder, Face & Scalp Massage/Express Facial
Full use of the Spa Facilities
Brunch in the Spa Cafe (served 10am-1pm)
Complimentary Face Mask to take away

Petersham Nuseries Dining and theatre ticket packages from £65.00 pp
Nestled in the heart of Covent Garden, Petersham Nurseries now offers pre-theatre dining and ticket packages in the West End.


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