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Saturday, 27 February 2016

Mothering Sunday - Gift Guide

This is my first Mothering Sunday as a Mother and it has made me more appreciative of my own. I’m not going to wax lyrically about how amazing mothers are, either you are one, and you know it’s as tough a it is rewarding, or you’re not, and not interested in reading about it how you never drink a warm cup of tea…

So, this year, I wanted to treat my mum and I thought I’d share some of the ideas I’ve had…

Mum’s love a picture of their kiddies, so why not frame your favourite photo of the two of you as a really personal gift. I love this picture of my mum and me on an early holiday together so much that I think it may remain on my shelf! The Fine Silver Easel Frame (£50 The White Company) makes it extra special.

The classic bunch of flowers is a gorgeous gift of course, but how about giving a bunch that lasts forever? I am a huge fan of faux flowers (minimal effort - maximum impact) and just adore these lilies. This is double success in my household as mr BMB really doesn’t like the fragrance of fresh lollies - any how annoying is it when the pollen gets everywhere?! I picked this gorgeous bunch up at Neptune Weybridge which includes a combination of double (£22) and single (£14) stems, which are available online too.

Another favourite for mum’s is fragrance, so a new bottle of her favourite will put a smile on her face. I love eau de Cartier (from £46 House of Fraser) - a fresh and classic fragrance with deep woody undertones. The bottle is so simple and elegant it will look just as beautiful on her dressing table as it smells.

Other body treats are also gorgeous, get as luxurious as your budget can stretch to treat her. Jo Malone is such a gorgeous gift, whatever is in the beautiful box! If your mum loves a bath, how about this Orange Blossom Bath Oil (£40 John Lewis) - then offer to run if for her too.

Molton Brown have just launched their latest fragrance Dewy Lily of the Valley and Star Anise which is gorgeously fresh and the bottles have been decorated by the Floral Appreciation Society. The fragrance is available in Molton Brown's full range of products (I'll be writing about it again soon...) so different budgets are catered for. This beautiful Bath & Shower Gel with pretty ribbon finish is my pick (£18 John Lewis)

My final beauty suggestion is Evelyn Rose Body Cream from Crabtree & Evelyn (£30 Crabtree & Evelyn). The elegant rose fragrance is timelessly beautiful and the cream thick and hydrating. The packing is stunning too, making it a joy to apply with the feel good factor of £1 from the sale being donated to Breast Cancer Care.

If your mum likes a tipple, I am loving this Rhubarb and Ginger Liqueurs (£18 Amazon) - then you can set aside and evening and enjoy some together.

Not a drinker? I am obsessed with this Gin & Tonic candle (£19.99 Steamer Trading Cookshop) from Vineyards Candles - almost as good as sipping one!

Finally, if your mum is a great organiser - whose isn’t?! Then this beautiful note book from Cath Kinston (£8 Cath Kidston) will help her do it in style I just love this Blossom Bird print - so fresh and spring-ready.

A few ideas to help make your mother's day special this year. My mum has been away for a month so I'm super excited about having her back in time for Mothering Sunday and getting to spoil her rotten!

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