Mother’s Day

4 Mar

Mothering Sunday, it sounds so quaint, old fashioned and some might say even dated. Well that may be because it is – but wonderfully so. I’m all for a tradition where I get to celebrate the most important woman that there will ever be in my life.

When I think of Mother‘s Day I think of my own Mam, how amazing, funny and strong she is and what a brilliant childhood she gave us. I also think of my Nana and my Grandma, and how well they raised their children despite all of the challenges that they faced. We should appreciate these women all year round but if there’s a day to remind us to celebrate, then I am in!
I’ve put together some early gift ideas – spoil them rotten!
Sally Lees Contemporary Jewellery
If you want jewellery that will stand out get a gift for your mam from www.sallylees.com. I Particularly love the Birthflower jewellery range, all of the jewellery, cufflinks and guitar picks are made in Sally’s London studio at Cockpit Arts. Inspiration comes from nature with her original drawings of flowers, birds and butterflies decorating each item.
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Verdict: 10 / 10
Sainsburys
Sainsbury’s have a fab range of gifts for Mother‘s Day this year – and they are reasonably priced too. I’ve included a few of my favourites below:
 1 2 3Verdict: 8 / 10
Design My World
Treat your mam to a gorgeous heart shaped bowl from www.designmyworld.net. At only £19.95 (and with a very cute heart shaped bamboo spoon included) it’s a great bargain, and beautifully designed. The White on the outside in contrast to the inner red colour will spice up any salad you serve, or look great filled with snacks for guests.

Founded in 2006, Design My World was born out of the idea that great design can be all around us. Products are handpicked to keep the designs fresh, fun and functional, and are all sourced  from  well known and up and coming design houses from around the world.

heart bowl1
Verdict: 10 / 10
Kitchen gadgets!
Crisp is a collection of creative tools which have been engineered to save time, and make perfect gifts. I love the garlic presser, so much tidier than an old school garlic crusher!
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Verdict: 7 / 10
Rhubarb gin
It’s pink and it’s delicious, Warner Edward’s Victoria’s Rhubarb Gin would make a great Mother‘s Day gift. The bottle itself is also very pretty and it tastes great the subtle fruitiness brings back memories of summer – perfect chilled on the warmer days to come.
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Verdict: 8 / 10
Champagne Beer
For something a bit different (and certainly for my beer and shandy loving mam!) champagne beer makes a more unusual gift. The bottle is rather majestic (curvy and tall like a prosecco bottle) and the flavour is spot on, lighter and bubblier than your typical beer.
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Verdict: 9 / 10
Make up lover Mam
It can be hard when buying make up for another lady – each have their own preferences! A concealer pen (I have tested the amazing pen from Paul & Joe) is perfect as it is an essential for any make up bag. The Paul & Joe Beaute pen is priced at £18 and available from Selfridges, Beauty bay and ASOS.
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Verdict: 8 / 10
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