16 March 2017

My 2017 Mother's Day Gift List

With Mother's Day less than 2 weeks away, on Sunday 26th March, I thought I'd show off what is available at the moment for those mums out there - the perfect gifts for Mother's Day. Some items are perfect if you're on a budget or for if you want to splurge, but most of all, they're all with mum in mind. So here is my gift list for 2017...


I just love a good card and Hallmark have so many that are perfect for Mother's Day. With stunning cards packed full of glitter and shine, from Wonder Woman cards, and even ones that build into a gorgeous country house, there are so many available to pick from and all with the unmistakably beautiful quality that you expect from Hallmark.


If you're looking for sweetie inspired bath treats, the the Patisserie de Bain range from Just My Look is the perfect gift. The Sugared Violet Mini Bath Bombs Sweetie Jar are a sweet treat for bath time! These minis will delight your senses with the wonderfully nostalgic sweet scent of sugared violet. They also have these super cute Hyacinth Handmade Bath Melts Trio Pack which have been formulated with Shea Butter & Cocoa to leave mums skin feeling silky smooth.


For stress busting, the De-Stress and Unwind Well-being Gift Set is a lovely gift idea from Indigo Herbs. This is a wonderful little kit with all your mum will need to sooth, relax and unwind after a busy day. Including 50g of Chamomile Flowers Tea, a strawberry shaped tea infuser, with 100ml De-Stress and Unwind massage oil blend and 10ml pure De-Stress and Unwind oil from the Indigo Botanicals range. Indigo Herbs includes only 100% pure botanical ingredients.


The Yorkshire Soap Company is one of my favourite places to shop and I'm always buying there for my mum too. Having sensitive skin means having to use only the best products and their Mother's Day Hamper has this in spades. In the beautiful wicker hamper sits No4 - Relaxing Bath Foam, a Happy Mother's Day Soap Cupcake, a "Mum" Novelty Soap Slice and 6 "Real Rose Bud" Bath Truffles in a gift box. I even wrote about them here which features their most beautiful Mother's Day bath treats.


Alcohol is always a perfect gift and so show your mum just how much you mean to her with a membership to Craft Gin Club -  the UK’s number one subscription club for lovers of all things gin. With one of these memberships, mums can enjoy incredible gins from small producers that you won’t find anywhere else, along with new mixers, liqueurs and tasty treats - all delivered to their door. Every month, Craft Gin Club hand picks a full-sized bottle of one of the world’s finest small batch gins, including rare and exclusive bottlings, and sends it to their members in a surprise box with complementing tonics and snacks.


As bottles go, if you'r in to rum, spiced rum in fact, then you wont get much better than Cloven Hoof Spiced Rum from 31Dover. A dark, spiced red rum with the kick of a beast from the underworld, this unique tasting drink is a blend of rum made from the famous wooden pot still at the Diamond Distillery in Guyana where it is part aged in bourbon casks and caramelised, and then blended with a lighter column still rum from Trinidad. This guilty libation is imported into the UK and then devilishly infused with a mysterious concoction of natural spices, including cloves, star anise and cassia bark.


If you're a vodka lover then Zubrowka Bison Grass Vodka is a delicious flavoured vodka, the perfect tipple. The Polish vodka has the unique and distinctive essence from bison grass that was added to local small batch golden rye vodka. Delicious neat and over ice, Zubrowka is also sensational with traditional pressed apple juice, know in Poland as Tatanka.


Elegantly packaged, this Gardeners Manicure Collection from Heathcote & Ivory acts as a perfect gift for the mum who just loves gardening. This kit contains luxury hand and nail cream, cuticle cream and a nail file. Harnessing the benefits of plant extracts, panthenol and shea butter these creams and file ensure strong nails.


And for those keen gardeners, the National Trust Gift Set With Hand Trowel And Soft Cotton Gloves from BuyDirect4U is a beautiful gift. Inside the stylish box includes a hand trowel and a pair of soft cotton gardening gloves. The gloves have been produced in a dragonfly pattern which was inspired by the various wildlife that can be found around the lakes in the Lake District.


Candles are definitely a favourite of mine and this RHS Fragrant Garden Boxed Glass Candle comes in four different scents. Wax Lyrical have partnered up with the Royal Horticultural Society to produce this classic fragranced English garden RHS Collection creating a timeless and refined range of scented candles.

Or for a limited edition candle, the Voluspa Japonica Candle in Mokara is simply stunning. From Amara, you can reinvigorate with this scented candle. The coconut wax is infused with orchid, white lily and spring moss fragrance notes, releasing a delightful floral aroma to evoke the senses. Contained in a tin vessel adorned with a Japonica pattern and finished with a lid, the vessel can be reused to keep trinkets safe once the candle has gone.


Flowers are always lovely and so this LSA Flower Colour Bud Vase from Red Candy is perfect. In this beautiful peacock colourway (other colours available), this designer turquoise vase features a tear drop form that has been lovingly mouth blown and finished by hand.


Or, if you're looking for a self-watering pot, then this Rainy Pot in Candy Sky is delightful. This wall-mounted design comprises a cute cloud-shaped container with five small holes in its base, positioned above a pastel blue flower pot. The cloud holds a small amount of water which gradually drips over your plants, thus emulating natural rainfall.


Belgian chocolates always go down well and who better to pick than Guylian Praline Seashells and Seahorses. Guy and Liliane made the world’s first seashell shaped chocolates. Liliane designed the marbled shapes while Guy made the unique recipe for the hazelnut praliné filling. Ever since, Guylian’s Sea Shell chocolates have been making chocolate lovers happy with each indulgent bite.


Gift sets of chocolate always go down well with us mums and so this Mum's Chocolate & Fizz hamper is the perfect treat. Arriving in a stunning wicker hampers this beautiful chocolate hamper delivers Cadbury chocolate love with a celebratory bottle of Prosecco to wash it all down. Inside the hamper, you will find 75cl Senti Prosecco Extra Dry NV, 180g Cadbury Milk Tray Box, 187g Roses carton, 420g Cadbury Chocolate Eclairs Carton, Cadbury organza bag with a Dairy Milk Bar, Marvellous Creations Bar, a Caramel Bar and a Crunchie.


You can even go for Personalised Chocolate, choosing to personalise boxes of Milk Tray or all different sizes of Dairy Milk chocolate. With a choice of text and images, you can even add a cute note on the back too.


If you're looking for Fairtrade treats, then check out the scrumptious chocolate by Chocolate & Love. Chocolate and Love produce and supply award winning fair trade organic chocolate of the highest quality, ethically sourced using the best cacao beans in some of the most amazing flavours.



Millie Marotta’s Animal Kingdom Book of Prints, the ultimate artist edition with 20 prints for colouring in. From the majestic elephant to the dazzling peacock, Millie Marotta’s Animal Kingdom Book of Prints is filled with beautiful mammals, birds and fish all waiting to be brought to life with a splash of colour.


If you have a sporty mum then the Lumie Bodyclock Active is great for sporty mums who like to squeeze in a work out first thing. It comes with extra sleep and wake-up options and a FM radio with digital tuning so you can wake up to a sing song. And after all those years getting up during the night with the little ones, mum deserves to sleep well and wake up happy. The Bodyclock is the refreshing way to wake up. It's effective for healthy sleep, sports training, energy at work, and a useful complement to a lightbox in treating SAD too.


My mum is late to everything and it's quite the running joke amongst us that she should get a watch. So what better gift than a stunning Krug Baümen Ladies Principle Diamond Black Chronograph Watch from Watches2U. The Principle Diamond watch is a luxury leather and steel timepiece by Krug Baümen. The round watch head measures 37mm and sits on a vintage look 23cm leather strap with buckle clasp fastening. A date function aperture is visible on the black and gold display. A truly stunning timepiece.


There are also some amazingly stunning clocks available from Thomas Kent Clocks such as this beautiful Portobello Wild Flowers gift clock. Small but lovely, these 4” gift clocks are decorated in a variety of beautiful designs and sit nicely on any shelf. Decorated with a range of designs from talented artists in our Isle of Wight studio.


Bags are always loved and so this Joules Tourer Bright Cross-Body Bag is the perfect gift from Amara. This charming bag features a polyurethane surface in a bold tone, effortlessly creating a stylishly finish to an everyday appearance. The perfect size to carry essentials whilst out exploring or shopping, this makes a great gift idea on any occasion, especially Mother's Day.


If your mum is in need of a bigger bag, then the LoDo Satchel makes the perfect present. The LoDo Satchel boasts enough storage for your essentials, plus a unique wide-mouth opening to allow easy visibility and access. There are also handy secure compartments for a laptop and tablet which is great for us who have our laptops on us at all times! The leather wrapped handles and padded shoulder strap allow a comfortable carry.
I love to champion anything from Yorkshire and so amazing quality handmade cushions from the Yorkshire Fabric Shop make an ideal gift for those mums who like to relax on a luxuriously made cushion, just for them. They are one of the UK’s largest online range of exclusive upholstery fabrics, curtains and premium cushions (all cushions handmade in their Yorkshire mill).


My mum has a lovely collection of jewellery and so what better way to store it than in a Little Book Of... from Little Shop Of Ltd. Their clever design means accessories never get tangled or tarnished and you can safely store even your most expensive items discreetly whilst always having them close to hand- the ideal time saver for busy Mums who don't have time to go rummaging around in jewellery boxes for matching earrings! The range includes The Little Book of Earrings, The Little Book of Rings and The Little Book of Necklaces as well as more compact travel sizes. Each book is made using bespoke fabrics with soft padded pages to ensure jewellery is well protected.


As someone who likes to be aware of their movements in a bid to keep fit, the Terraillon Activi-T band would make a great gift. During the day it records all your activities and helps you to keep on doing better. At night, it monitors your sleep cycles and wakes you gently by vibration. View the results of your hard work instantly on the screen and you can synchronise your data on the Wellness Coach app to keep a track of your activities.


The popular staple is back, as more and more people begin to let their clothes do the talking. Adorning phrases that fit your personality down to a tee has always been a big part of fashion and culture. Teespring have a beautiful collection, my favourite being this Hustle Like A Girl t-shirt which was created to celebrate and salute all the women going after their dreams.


The ultimate luxury would be a nice pamper day, just mother and daughter, and that's exactly what Mercure Hotels have available for mother's Day. Mercure Hotels is offering a special Mother and Daughter Day from £69 per person, which includes two 25 minute treatments each, a delicious lunch and glass of wine, available from 24th February – 31st March 2017. More information can be found here. Spend the afternoon pampering yourselves with a choice of two gorgeous 25 minute treatments each, full day’s use of the relaxation lounge and pool, before cosying up in a fluffy robe and slippers. Catch up over a delicious lunch and indulge with a glass of wine to truly celebrate!
If you're mum is adventurous then how about a pair of retro skates from Skates.co.uk. The Rio Roller Passion Quad Skates are the ultimate style. A semi-soft quad skate made from PVC leather construction, these skates have a high quality heel support and anatomically correct insoles with additional cushioning. The PU cast 82A wheels are an exclusive design to the Rio Rollers to prevent axles protruding and damaging flooring.

What's more, I have a pair of these to give away to one lucky blog reader. For you chance to win a pair of Rio Roller Passion Quad Skates in your choice of size (subject to stock) enter via the Rafflecopter form below...

Ends midnight 31st March 2017


69 comments:

  1. The watch is really nice, i wouls quite like this for myself, though it would make a great gift too

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  2. The Thomas Kent clock, its so cute and would make a lovely feature of anyones home :)

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  3. The Joules Tourer Bright Cross-Body Bag is beautiful, I love the colour :)

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  4. has to be the roller skates i was ace at it when i was younger

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  5. the Terraillon Activi-T band would be perfect for motivating me to move more and get more steps and challenge others to get fit

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  6. I love the Yorkshire soap company hampers because they are such a luxuary and look really good

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  7. I love the Thomas Kent clock,the decoration is lovely and my mum could read the numbers on it from a distance as they are clear and big.

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  8. The Joules Tourer Bright Cross-Body Bag, my wife would love it! She loves Joules.

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  9. I love the hand made cushions the colour and pattern on them look fabulous

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  10. The bright cross body bag I love it would be great for a short weekend away and out shopping

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  11. Krug Baümen Watch, do love quality watches

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  12. I would love the Activi-T band for myself but I know my own mam would love the Rainy Pot in Candy Sky!

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  13. It is the skates because it brings back all the memories of roller discos. We were just getting into boys, exams seemed to be decades in the future and we were getting more freedom without realising the responsibilities that come with it. Strange thing is the bruised coccyx, broken fingers and black eye don't feature in these rose-tinted memories

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  14. Great T-shirt makes sure you have to keep hustling.

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  15. the Bison Grass Vodka; as one of my favourite drinks it`s got instant appeal!

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  16. Lumia body clock -heard so many great reports -love to regulate my sleep pattern

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  17. My favourite thing would be the colouring books, so relaxing.

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  18. mine would be the colouring books as i find it calming and relaxing to have a colour in x

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  19. LSA Flower Colour Bud Vase because its so pretty and i love the colour x

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  20. The Lumia bodyclock as they sound amazing and I need all the help I can get with my sleep!

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  21. The Terraillon Activi-T band - a fab gadget to inspire me to get fit

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  22. the lsa flower colour bud vase is really pretty

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  23. Ann Marie Gould18 March 2017 at 22:11

    the Lumie Clock, i really want to try this with my teenage daughter who has a lot of problems sleeping when shes stressed

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  24. The Lumie bodyclock because I would love to have some help with waking up in the morning.

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  25. Love the the Terraillon Activi-T band As would love to keep track of my activity

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  26. The skates do it for me - I had some of these when I was young!

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  27. my favourite is the Terraillon Activi-T band. I love those kind of wrist wear that monitors your activity :) it's great for helping keep active and healthy

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  28. Spencer Broadley19 March 2017 at 08:11

    The Thomas Kent looks good as it would go well my decor

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  29. Gardeners Manicure Collection

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  30. Roller skates they were my pride and joy when I was young

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  31. Lumie Bodyclock Active is my favourite I am always on the go and my brain never shuts off and my sleep pattern is really poor so this would be perfect for me, I would love to wake up happy and not be grumpy with everyone.

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  32. Roller Skates would be amazing as I had so much fun as a kid with them; I can see my great niece having just as much

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  33. Lumia body clock - my daughter has just got one and she says they are great.

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  34. I like the Joules Tourer Bright Cross-Body Bag, love the colour

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  35. The roller boots & the purple cushions!

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  36. i have always wanted a Lumie bodyclock!

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  37. The watch - it's beautiful.

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  38. mums choc and fizz hamper who doesnt love fizz and chocolate!

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  39. I love the chocolate hamper, im so bad when it comes to chocolate.

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  40. Krug Baümen Ladies Principle Diamond Black Chronograph Watch as I would really love this stylish watch

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  41. The Lumie Bodyclock Active is my favourite item. I both need and want one of those.

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  42. Krug Baümen Watch it's such a lovely watch :D xxx

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  43. Lumie Bodyclock Active - Working nights for over 20yrs is a killer for your health

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  44. Yorkshire soap company hampers would make a lovely gift for my mum

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  45. Krug Baümen Watch - It's a beautiful watch - I am going to put it on my hint/wish list :) Happy Mummies day to all the Mummies xox

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  46. I love the Lumie Bodyclock Active x

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  47. I love the cushions they would look perfect on my bed

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  48. Lumia - would love one of these!

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  49. I love the Thomas Kent clocks for the colors and style.

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  50. The quad skates, although the chocolate hamper is tempting too :-)

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  51. Terraillon Activi-T band help me keep fit

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  52. I like the look of the candle. EJ Dunn

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  53. The Mum's Chocolate & Fizz hamper has to be my favourite :) you can't go wrong with chocolate!

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  54. The Lumie Bodyclock as i always feel rubbish when waking up in the morning and the alarm goes off

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  55. I love toiletries so my favourite is The Yorkshire Soap Company bundle

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  56. The Mum's Chocolate & Fizz hamper, i love chocolate, and fizz lol

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  57. The Yorkshire soap company bundle, have tried their products before and love them

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  58. love the Portobello Wild Flowers gift clock from Thomas Kent Clocks, just beautiful

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  59. The skates takes me back to my roller disco days! (@PeanutHog)

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  60. The roller skates because at 43 I STILL love to skate and hold roller skate get togethers regularly!

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  61. The Mum's Chocolate and Fizz Hamper because she loves both of those things!

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  62. Mum's Chocolate & Fizz hamper - because she adores chocolate aand fizz

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  63. I love the animal kingdom colouring book. I find them really relaxing :)

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  64. RHS Fragrant Garden Boxed Glass Candle :)

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