*Please note that these products were gifted to me for the purpose of sharing in my Mothers Day Gift Guide. This post also contains affiliate links which, if clicked on and a purchase made, will provide me with a small commission – which goes towards supporting my family. Thank you*
With the fact that so many of us haven’t seen our mums due to lockdown, I have put together an extra special gift guide for them this year.
If you have lost your mum this past year, then I would like to extend to you my deepest sympathies. Losing someone is bad enough. Losing your mum is devastating and, with the fact that we couldn’t say our goodbyes very easily then I really do feel for you.
Listed below are a few companies who have shared their products with me to help make Mother’s Day extra special this year.
Red Letter Days Food and Drink Hamper for the Ladies
I love a great hamper – and this is DEFINITELY a great hamper. I wouldn’t have wanted one too overloaded with carbs and things I can’t really eat right now (I am trying to get back to my Slimming World target!) but I was really pleased to see what this gorgeous wicker basket of goodies contained.
It comes in a perfect pink design love all things pink, bubbly and delicious! A beautiful bottle of pink Zonin Rosato Vino Brut together with a Linden Lady milk chocolate bar, strawberry jam with amaretto, Joe & Seph’s prosecco gourmet popcorn, a cranberry nougat bar, a small box of deluxe chocolates, Prosecco bon bons, a bag of Mallow and Marsh raspberry bites and some tea dunker biscuits. Perfect!
The Food and Drink Hamper for the Ladies costs £69.99 but you will usually find a discount code online.
Vegan HAppy Satin Robe
I love that Vegan Happy have come up with some beautiful vegan clothing lines.
This gorgeous vegan Women’s Satin Robe comes in 3 colours, including this gorgeous light pink shade, with their stylish embroidered vegan logo. I currently only have a standard winter one so this has a luxurious feel and will be perfect for the summer months.
Not only is it 100% Vegan & Animal Cruelty Free, but the robe has 3/4 length sleeves and comes just below the knee, with handy side pockets and a self-fabric tie belt. Retails for £29.50.
EL CAMINO TRAVEL BRACELET
El Camino is a name which I have come across before and I really love the idea behind their jewellery.
It is basically a charm bracelet for travellers. You start with the handmade bracelet or necklace and then add ocean steps, sea steps, adventure steps and so on – and they even have steps geared towards lockdown. The home step is perfect for any mum. It is definitely where my mum has been for the past year.
An El Camino double bracelet costs £36.99 and the steps start at £6.99 for a spacer and increase in varying amounts depending upon what you choose. Perfect for any adventurous mum.
Bradfords Bakers Hamper
Bradfords Bakers have a superb selection of hampers especially for Mother’s Day.
My favourite is definitely the Afternoon Tea Gift Set. It features the following items:
- China Cup and Saucer (1) 5 inch
- Victoria Sponge (serves 4)
- English Breakfast Pyramid Tea Bags (16)
- Sultana Scones (3)
- Clotted Cream 28g (2)
- Cake Selection (Cupcakes, Brownies and Caramel Shortcake Fingers)
- Strawberry Jam 113g
- Raspberry Jam 113g
- French Macarons
- Luxury Dipped Strawberries (4)
The set also comes with a free gifting card which you can dedicate to your mum. I love the inclusion of the china cup and sauce as it is a lovely memento once the food has been polished off! Retails at £41.90.
1Wall Garden BAR Sign
1Wall sell some fantastic Vintage Signs and make a great gift if you are looking for something a bit different.
I particularly liked the idea of a Garden Bar. Definitely something Ross and I would like to aim for in our garden. What mum wouldn’t want to sit in their own garden bar sipping a G&T?!
These signs can be found over on the 1Wall website and the Garden Bar retails at £28.00
Luxury Legs Cuddle Pad socks
Who isn’t all about comfort at home at the moment? These Falke Cuddle Pads from Luxury Legs are just the job for any mum.
They have a skin-friendly cotton blend and look really feminine. The glitter on the sole just add to the effect to make them a little extra special. They are also plush on the inside to add to the comfort.
The short socks come in three colours; black, grey melange and rosewood and retail at £21.
ROMULO CAFE Breakfast Delivery
The multi-award winning Romulo Café & Restaurant has launched a nationwide delivery service just in time for Mother’s Day – and I love the look of their breakfast box!
The box is filled with authentic Phillipino breakfast essentials – one dozen pandesal, ube mousse
jam, chorizo de Cebu and butter spread with ‘tuyo’ (salted dried fish).
Pandesal are a signature dish which are fluffy baked bread rolls and have been a firm favourite since the restaurant opened in 2016.
The Romulo Breakfast Essentials retails at £25. Please see the website for delivery information.
The Visibility Duchess Affirmation Cards
Natalie Trice has been a blog friend of mine for as long as I can remember and it has been really encouraging to see her go from strength to strength as she has developed her business into the go-to coach for PR professionals.
After reading Untamed by Glennon Doyle, she made a series of life-changing decisions and has now launched a set of positive affirmation cards over on her Visibility store.
The Visibility Duchess set comes with 31 beautifully illustrated, confidence-boosting affirmations that Natalie hopes people will use to help encourage a positive mindset for the day ahead. Something many mums need right now. There are also two blank cards for personal, thoughtful affirmations of your own to be added.
The cards come in a smooth satin finish, with beautiful illustrations, and there are both boxed, and unboxed options available. They retail at £9.99
A treedom Gift Tree
Treedom offers the first platform in the world to enable you to choose a tree as a thoughtful gift so why not present this to any eco-conscious mum this Mother’s Day. Especially as their trees are planted in agroforestry projects that promote sustainable use of resources and land.
There are plenty of different types of trees which have really lovely meanings. For example, Cacao means sweetness, Coffee means energy and Mango means happiness. Each Zodiac has it’s own tree too – so you can choose from there if you prefer.
Each tree has it’s own diary and a photograph so you can plot it as it grows. It is the perfect way of gifting without clutter and staying true to the environment. Prices start at £12.80.
the selfie bag from Cotton Bag Co
- Bluetooth tripod selfie stick: get the perfect angle with a Bluetooth selfie stick to connect to your phone. This selfie stick is perfect for group photos, holiday snaps and for when you want to get your whole outfit in the pic.
- Zip top: the whole bag has a zip across the top for added security and so that you can be rest assured that nothing will come tumbling out.
- Pop up reflector: to get the perfect lighting for your selfies we’ve included a pop-up reflector which comes tucked up in its own mini bag.
- LED ring light: if the reflector doesn’t quite cut it, then give the LED ring light a go. This ring light handily attaches to the top of your phone, plus it comes with a lead to charge and has 3 settings so you’re sure to get just the perfect lighting.
Available from The Cotton Bag Co and retails at £27.95.
Oggs Lemon CAke
Being a vegan, Oggs cakes are a firm favourite with my mum. I love that they have brought out this gorgeous zesty lemon cake just in time for Mothers Day.
The luscious lemon sponge cake has just the right amount of zest in every light slice. You will find it at Waitrose, Ocado, The VeganKind Supermarket
Price: from £5.00
Mermaid Mini TRio
I love all the products that the Mermaid Distillery offer – so this new trio of beautifully sculpted miniatures is a perfect gift.
You can treat your mother to each of Mermaid’s premium spirits – its signature Mermaid Gin, Mermaid Pink Gin and recently launched Mermaid Salt Vodka.
The Mermaid gift set, x3 5cl miniature bottles retails at £16.50
Four Roses Whiskey
Four Roses’ Small Batch bourbon is the perfect gift to make mum feel special. The beautiful bottle features cut glass roses in the centre of the label and the bottle even resembles the shape of a rosebud when held upside down!
Small Batch has been one of British bartenders’ favourite bourbons and, with online sales having tripled in the past year, it’s a ‘go-to’ spirit as people have sought to replicate bourbon-based cocktails.
Retailing at £31.95, you will find FourRoses at The Whiskey Exchange.
Philip Kingsley Elasticizer Therapies Egyptian Jasmine and Mandarin
This year treat your mothers to an extra special gift, the ultimate self-care treat, for this upcoming Mother’s Day.
The annual fragranced version of the award-winning Elasticizer combines the supercharge-boost of elasticity, moisture and strength as offered by Philip Kingsley’s iconic original product, with a scent to stimulate the mind – making it the must have product for your hair pampering needs this lockdown.
Priced at £36 from the Philip Kingsley website.
Escape Room in a Box
This is another gift for Mothers Day which offers something a bit different. Epic Escapes is an escape room in a box that you can set up in your own home.
The Escape Room In A Box (3 in 1) includes three different escape rooms. All our rooms have separate puzzles and are fully interactive and engaging. Because of the variety of puzzles, it is suitable for most people. They are aimed at age 16 and over but younger children can participate with help from an adult.
All the games are suitable for 2-6 players (plus a host). It is also harder with fewer players! Note: This is NOT a board game!
The Epic Escapes Escape Room In A Box (3 in 1) costs £99 (including free UK delivery and returns). The expansion packs (coming soon) will be available for £29. They also offer a fantastic 100 day money back satisfaction guarantee on all orders.
Olaf Hajek Veggie Power Book
Olaf Hajek Veggie Power is an illustrated garden of vegetable delights that will make even the
fussiest of eaters interested in learning about – and tasting – what’s on their plates. Perfect for any mum who wants to know more about being a vegan.
From the first spring onion, to pumpkins harvested just before the frost, it is a journey through the growing season which celebrates the artistic, historical and culinary food that awaits us in the
garden and at the table.
Priced £14.99 from Prestel.
I know plenty of female plane fanatics and I believe that they would love this fascinating encyclopaedic guide to the history and mechanics of flight, from the Wright Brothers to the Concorde.
Planes features beautifully coloured, retro drawings which detail everything from plane design to the physics of flight and provide a perfect companion to the engaging text, which serves both to demystify and celebrate the miracle of flight.
Priced £14.99 from Prestel.
FOr YOU Butterflies and Flowers Bullet Vase
This elegant Butterflies and Flowers Bullet Vase can be personalised for mum with up to 4 lines of 20 characters each.
I love the shape as it is perfect for any type of bouquet and means that the flowers won’t fall too far over the side!
Retails at £19.99 at For You Gifts.
FOR YOU Personalised Botanical Reed Diffuser
I love the idea of this personalised botanical reed diffuser and I know that it is a perfect gift for my mum. Refillable, useful and looks great too. It features 4 lines of text which are all customisable.
The Reed Diffuser retails at £12.99 from For You Gifts.
FOR YOU Personalised Swirls & Heart Pink Rose Bud Ornament
This beautiful rosebud ornament is the perfect reminder for any mum to let them know that their children are thinking of her.
Featuring 3 lines of customisable text, the rose bud ornament is available from For You Gifts priced £16.99.