Always stuck for gifts for Mothering Sunday? I know I am, normally I take my mum shopping for clothes or give her vouchers or money to choose something nice.
Here are a few of gift ideas for all kinds of mums this year, from the traditional to unusual!
Something gold and sparkly?
Maybe your budget can’t stretch to a Gold necklace but how about this Blue Nun sparkling Gold Edition white wine, complete with distinctive fine flecks of delicate 22 carat gold leaf?
Designed with all the glitz and glamour of special occasions in mind, the iconic brand, owned by Langguth Wines in Germany, has used their passion, heritage and expertise to create a delicate, subtle quality sparkling white wine with a lovely light fruitiness (alc 11.00%). Retails for approx.£9.00
Aldi have a great selection this year from slippers, to pretty cosmetic bags and beauty products such as hair dryers.
I love the Remington hairdryer ( £15.99) which was badly needed here after my old one burned out at the grand old age of 15year old.
As well as the set of 3 cosmetic bags:
Maybe you have a mum who loves to cook like me? In that case how about a Brilliant Reading Rest?
This product which is available from around £19.95 can be found in a variety of BRILLIANT colours such as hot pink and duck egg blue. Perfect for use in a kitchen and workshop.
Another product ideal for kitchen gadget fans is this Cookie press from OXO Good Grips
This press is perfect for making batches of cookies and comes with 12 stainless steel cutter attachments for hearts, flowers, snowflakes and more. It can be purchased online for £26.00.
Looking for gifts for children to make or give:
Sugru Have some great ideas on their site, like this mug:
Out of the pack, Sugru feels like play-dough, and it’s that easy to use too. It bonds to almost any other material and cures just by exposing it to air. Its durable cured properties mean it’ll stay strong and securely bonded anywhere from the freezer to a steamy hot shower, from the home to the great outdoors.
Or perhaps they would like to give a teddy with some ever lasting flowers?:
This 12″Tatty Teddy Tatty Teddy holding a flower pot with ribbon and ‘beautiful Mum’ wording makes a lovely Mother’s Day gift or birthday gift!
Here are a few products which I think are ideal for the mum who needs to relax, and who doesn’t?
This product is available from a variety of supermarkets and retails for approximately £8.15 – I love it and used it far too quickly! It smells divine too.
This Elle Macpherson Aromatherapy Foot Spa from Homedics is the perfect relaxation at home device for your tired, aching feet.
Mood boosting LED lighting and aromatherapy mist and oil make this the ultimate luxury when it comes to foot therapy. The innovative design allows for both integrated hydro and vibration massagers and acu-pressure nodes that stimulate reflexology points. Functional inter-changeable pedicure attachments are included to meet indispensable beauty needs for picture perfect feet. It retails for £74.99 and is available from Amazon.
With the feet taken care of let’s move onto the hands with some gorgeous nail polishes from Nella Milano:
Nella Milano offers stunning colour rich nail lacquers that are effortlessly stylish, elegant and long lasting. Nella is steeped in sophistication and takes inspiration from the Italian fashion capital of Milan. I tried out of one of the pink shades recently and loved it.
Or you could even go a bit further with a Rokit Gel Polish Kit which retails from £99.99:
Rokit launches a brand new gel manicure kit that promises a rok-hard, high shine and salon quality finish from the comfort of your own home, with a simple one step application.
The brand new and unique Rokit Gel Polish Professional Kit makes gel nails even easier by reducing a typically five stage process to an easy one step application. Just polish and cure for shiny, salon quality nails that last up to 14 days.
A more unusual gift would be the Easy Lock:
Mums will be in good company with celebrity Mums such as Fearne Cotton, Mel B, Abbey Clancey & Davina McCall owning one too!
The lock, priced at just £24.95, is as light as plastic, as strong as stainless steel, and can be fitted in seconds. It is small enough to fit in a pocket, and also the only lock of its kind in the world to allow individuals to open the door slightly, to check a caller’s identity, or to take a letter, whilst maintaining total security. I’ve purchased one for my sister who travels often for work and often feels a little wary of opening her hotel door.
And a special treat for a Downton Abbey fan?
How about this board game from Destination Board Games:
Become your favourite character from the extremely popular show and become immersed in the world of Downton Abbey. This game retails at £24.95.
And finally a gift for the fit mum or the want to be fit mum like me. A TomTom Runner GPS Watch:
The TomTom Runner GPS Sport Watch is the ultimate motivational tool to get into running – as opposed to running after the kids! All you need to do is set a distance, time or calorie goal, then check progress on the extra large screen. You can then receive alerts when you are halfway there, almost there and on hitting the target. With different watch strap colours including black and turquoise, you can pick a watch to match mum’s taste. Priced £99.99 from Sweatshop, Runners Need and John Lewis.
For me, right now as a mum. A busy mum, a loved mum. All I really need is a hug and a card. Anything else is a bonus!
What do you like to receive for Mothering Sunday?
*Some of these products were gifted for the purpose of this feature.