It’s Mother’s Day at the end of this month (it’s the 31st of March if you are wondering!). The clocks go forward that day too so we lose an hour of sleep, which I think it a bit of a cruel irony for those with small children! Anyway, if you are looking for present ideas for your mum or wife or to suggest to your partner for yourself, have a look below. It’s an eclectic mix of items that have been sent to me for inclusion. I always think these lists are fascinating to see what is new and available out there!
Don’t miss our giveaway!
We are giving away a Noble Isle Body Cream worth £38 at the bottom of this post – normally only found in the likes of Liberty’s, Harrod’s and Fortnum & Mason!
The newest range from Marc Jacobs will have you dreaming of summer – Daisy Sunshine. Launched just a few weeks ago the iconic scents Daisy, Daisy Love, Daisy Dream and Daisy Eau So Fresh have been given a summer makeover with prices starting from £57 at The Perfume Shop.
Calling all gin and cake lovers… Mrs Cuthbert’s is a new range of British Gin Liqueurs, inspired by one of the founder’s late Auntie Dorothy ~ a.k.a. Mrs Cuthbert. Born and bred in Yorkshire, Dorothy Cuthbert was a frugal home-baker, typical of the 1940’s and 1950’s era. Mrs Cuthbert was also a big fan of gin and would often garnish her G&T’s with a cake or pudding ingredient, creating her very own bespoke cocktails. The first flavours in the range include: Mrs Cuthbert’s Parma Violet, Mrs Cuthbert’s Rhubarb & Custard Crumble, Mrs Cuthbert’s Lemon Drizzle and Mrs Cuthbert’s Cherry Bakewell.
Part of the Polar Nights collection, this handmade penguin necklace is the perfect accessory for these winter months and beyond. He’s also very cute and will brighten up any outfit. Prices start at £89. “The penguin is a symbol of renewal and adapting to any situation. Our Penguin Necklace might serve as a reminder to stay flexible and remain centred within yourself so that you can keep moving forward.”
Tancream is an unique daily moisturiser for face and body with high sun protection offering SPF50, 5 star UVA and an instant bronzer with a natural, gradual self tan. Tancream prevents sunburn, helps slow down skin ageing and gives a natural golden looking tan. The product was devised by the North Yorkshire mums, after Gillian was diagnosed with aggressive skin cancer. Following her recovery, they became committed to developing a sun lotion for safe body coverage with the added bonus of a rapid bronzer and beautiful tan.
There’s nothing in the world like the beauty of healthy hair. Its vitality, color and shine have a radiance that can’t be ignored, the way it lights up a room, lifts the spirit, and the spirit of others. We have a name for this remarkable energy, we call it “joi”. Our salon innovations are designed to return hair to its strongest, shiniest, healthiest state with each and every use. Our joi extends beyond product to the global salon community, which we have supported for over 40 years and will for many more years to come. “The joi of healthy hair” is our promise and our commitment.
Room to Sleep Marin Baskets
For a unique gift, their Marin Baskets (£49) come as a duo in a stylish striped pattern. They’re perfect for adding texture and a wonderful storage solution, what’s more, you could even use them to home a lovely indoor plant. I think these are also perfect for log storage as they are super sturdy!
Yumbles are a curated marketplace connecting food lovers with the UK’s best small batch independent food and drink producers. Have a look at these gin gifts from Yumbles including this fabulous Elderflower Gin from the Tiny Tipple Company. Buy unique indie food and drink directly from the makers.
I am currently working with an inspiring alcohol-free brand called Botonique – a unique British-made natural, dry, sparkling non-alcoholic drink alternative for lovers of wine and other sophisticated forms of alcohol. In addition, it contains the beneficial elements of Prelixir®, a unique blend of vitamins, minerals and amino acids which alcohol is known to deplete. This unique element means that Botonique is able to provide anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, alkalising, detoxifying and hydrating benefits. The drink is available in both original and blush.
Three Mills – British Wine
Mums are always the hero in our lives and there’s a fantastic way to make her feel special this Mother’s Day. If your mum loves wine, but not always the alcohol, look no further than the Three
Mills Reserve range of wines with a 10.5% ABV, making it the perfect treat for her to savour on her own, or to serve with the Mothering Day Sunday lunch. You can buy Three Mills in Asda or B&M.
Taking its inspiration from the quintessentially English tradition of taking afternoon tea, the Tea Rose range from Noble Isle is comprised of a Hand Wash (£18.00), Hand Lotion (£20.00), Bubble Bath & Shower Gel (£20.00) and sumptuous Body Cream (£38.00). All products within the range are infused with a delicate blend of black tea and the most majestic of flowers: the rose. With a scent that has all the grace and finesse of a high-tea in London, the collection is the perfect gift to give this Mother’s Day. Also available at Liberty’s, Harrod’s and Fortnum & Mason.
There are some lovely gift sets at Victoria Plum, including this Baylis and Harding Gift set. The set contains 100ml body wash, 100ml hand & body lotion, 75g bath soak crystals and a white ladies polar fleece dressing gown. With sweet mandarin and grapefruit fragrance.
Baabuk is a Swiss footwear brand that produces wool sneakers, slippers, and boots. Our selections include styles and sizes for every mum in search of comfy feet! A high top wool design to elevate your style with a merino lining to regulate your temperature, it’s the perfect footwear for unpredictable spring and fall weather.
This year, show your Mum that you care with an indulgent box of Guylian Belgian chocolates. With a variety of options to spoil every mum, Guylian uses only the ﬁnest ingredients, including an exceptional blend of West African cocoa beans and 100% pure cocoa butter.
Rose gold is all the rage and the rose gold photo frame with silver edging is a present filled with class. Personalised with any Message along the top and bottom of the frame, you will create a gift to immortalise the most precious memories, with an added personalised touch.
Love Leggings are a new premium leggingswear brand that supplies a range of products including everyday cotton, sports, maternity and kids leggings and tights. Their leggings are non-see-through, come in inclusive sizing from a UK size 4-28, have a wide range of colours and a range of fits and lengths to suit everyone.
We have tried them and I think they are fabulous – really thick and excellent quality.
This is a great activitiy for Mother’s Day! Dr. Oetker Mermaid and Llama decorating kits contain all the decorating ingredients you need to create fun and eye catching bakes.
Mermaid kit contains the following elements:
- White fondant icing
- 2 x Food colour gels
- Gold writing icing
- 2 x Sprinkles sachets
Along with these amazing products inside you will also find a simple step by step instructional recipe card to help you decorate 12 cupcakes or biscuits and a template inside to help you create your six mermaid tails.
Nanu pillow is the world’s first personalised pillow. Design your perfect pillow by simply answering selected questions. Your sleep preferences and sleeping habits are used in an algorithm, making the right adjustments to create your personalised pillow. Try the website – it asks all sorts of questions to get your pillow just right!
Why not make your own unique fizzy Bath Bomb with the So Bomb DIY – 3 Pack. Mix up the ingredients, add your coloured powder and confetti, pour into the mould and wait. Run a lovely bath for your mum, pop your home-made bath bomb in and watch it fizz. 3 Pack – SRP £9.99
- 3 x Moulds
- 3 x Bicarbonate sodium bags
- 3 x Citric Acid bags
- 1 x Decoration bag
- 3 x Mini characters
- 1 x Mini pipette
- 1 Instruction sheet
Available as bite-size chunks to share (or not) and a snack bar, this light and delicate treat is not only made from the most natural ingredients but also vegetarian and gluten-free. The light & crisp honeycomb is made with British honey and covered in a variety of the finest ingredients from luxurious dark chocolate to salted caramel, so there’s bound to be a favourite for everyone.
- Belgium Milk Chocolate 30g bars £1 & 90g dips £2.50
- Belgium Dark Chocolate 30g bars £1 & 90g dips £2.50
- Salted Caramel 30g bars £1 & 90g dips £2.50
Does your mum have everything already? Consider buying her an experience rather than a physical item, like a wine and food pairing experience, like this one from Pairings in York. They offer bespoke tasting experiences like their Fine Wine Experience where you can taste six different wines, or their ‘Premium Pairing’ which starts with a glass of Champagne before indulging in six of their premium food and drink pairings.
Dog walkers must prioritise supportive footwear when taking their pooch out, especially as they will be exploring the outdoors on mixed terrain.
These women’s walking shoes are the perfect choice, not only are they light and comfortable due to the cushioning sole technology, but they are effective on all surfaces so that walkers can enjoy all of the great outdoors that the country has to offer.
Competition to win a Noble Isle Tea Rose Body Cream
All of the products featured were sent for inclusion into our guide. As always, any opinions expressed are my own.