Struggling for gift inspiration this Mothers Day?

Monday, 29 February 2016

With Mothers Day fast approaching - Sunday the 6th March - don't miss this opportunity to show your Mum how loved an appreciated she is.

If, like me, you sometimes struggle for ideas, I have put together a gift guide to inspire you. Happy shopping!


Lets start with some traditional ideas.



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Flowers from Appleyard London.




This is personally my favourite florist, the bouquets are absolutely beautiful and expertly arranged.


As my Mum is away next Weekend, I have already had her Mothers Day Flowers delivered. This year I chose this exquisite Violet Orchid bouquet - isn't is stunning?


If you are ordering your Mum some flowers for Sunday, Appleyard London have kindly given me a generous discount code to share with my lovely readers. Simply use BLOG33 for 33% off Appleyards range of luxury bouquets, (EXCLUDING the flowers by post range)


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A quality bottle of wine.


This Ned Pinot Noir, is described as dense fruit based bouquet and a palate of ripe berry fruit flavour wrapped up in a supple, silky tannin texture.

Made from Southern Valleys, NZ imported berries and especially wonderful served with lamb racks and seasonal green vegetables, although just a enjoyable 

 Priced £14.49 this is my own Mums favourite!


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Milk Tray Chocolates.


Why not present her with a box of the one and only Cadbury Milk Tray? With it's iconic colours and flavours, the Milk Tray box has been the perfect way to show your love for over 100 years.

In our house, my Husband is a Praline lover, toffees are my favourite, while Liv makes a grab for the Strawberries, which flavour is your favourite?

Available at all good retailers. RRP: £1.00 for a 78g box, £4.25 for a 180g box, £8.49 for a 260g box and £12.99 for a 530g box.


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Yankee Candle.


Mothers Day candle Mums Make Everything Brighter Yankee Candle called Lilac Blossoms, will fill her house with the beautiful scent of Lavender and White & deep purple lilacs.

This 2 Wick 10oz tumbler is priced at £14.49 burns for up to 95 hours.


I have my fingers crossed for one of these!




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Beauty.


White hot hair treatments.



White Hot  is a collection of six hair products especially for white and grey hair. The shampoos, conditioners and styling products are designed to brighten, cleanse, condition and add shine and definition.



For White Hot Mums, the limited edition Treat Gift Set contains the full collection of White Hot products. I can't wait to gift this set to my Mother in Law as she has spent years looking for quality products like this.

Available until 5th March, the Treat Gift Set contains: 

1 x Glorious Shampoo (200ml)
1 x Luminous Conditioner (200ml)
1 x Brilliant Shampoo (200ml)
1 x Intense Lustre Mask (100ml)
1 x Lifeshine Oil (50ml)
1 x Shooshing Crème (60ml)
1 x White Hot towelling headband
Presented in an organza bag

Priced at £65.00


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HoMedics NEWA.


In a nutshell the HoMedics NEWA is a device, you can use in your own home to treat the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, providing long-term results.

NEWA is a clinically proven device and treatment that is capable of reactivating your skin’s natural ability to produce collagen, increased natural collagen means lifted and plumped skin, which naturally reduces the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines around the eyes, face and neck. It is a simple fact that as we age our skin begins to lose collagen causing fine lines, deep wrinkles and sagging skin.


 What results can you expect?

After the first treatment -
Skin looks and feels tighter, plumper and has a glow that people notice.

After 4 weeks -
A reduction of fine lines and wrinkles; skin is firmer and smoother.

After 12 weeks -
Up to a one third reduction in wrinkles and tighter skin, with continued improvements over time.

NEWA is easy to use, comfortable, pain-free, as relaxing as a warm facial massage, and can be used on all skin colours and skin types.

Newa delivers energy 3 layers deep into the skin, reactivating the natural collagen producing process. Nothing else can do this - no cream can reach these cells and fillers and chemicals can’t achieve this either.

Priced at £199.99.

Check out the video below for more information.




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Nivea skin care.

After all of the treatments above, of course it is important to also have a good skin care routine. My Mum is often told she doesn't look her age and she has always used Nivea products. The range is far larger now, so I am going to give her some new products to try from the Nivea Q10 plus range.




Q10 and Creatine are powerful active ingredients found naturally in the skin. With age their levels decrease, this means that skin is more prone to damage by external influences - one of the main causes of premature skin-ageing.




The products I have decided to gift my Mum are:

Nivea Q10 plus anti wrinkle age spot day cream - £10.99
Containing Q10 and Creatine in a powerful formula, this cream works effectively to reduce the appearance of wrinkles.
Nivea Q10 plus, anti wrinkle colour correction tinted day cream - £9.99
NIVEA® Q10 plus range contains the skin's own actives Q10 and Creatine which work in harmony with your skin.
Nivea Q10 plus anti wrinkle eye cream - £9.99
This cream is very light, fast absorbing and perfume free. It promises to minimise dark under-eye circles and visibly reduces the appearance of wrinkles around the eyes

Nivea Q10 plus anti wrinkle night cream - £9.99
Replenishes skin at night while supporting its ability to regenerate. It also supports your natural Q10 and Creatine, helping fight the appearance of wrinkles.

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Braun Silk-épil 9 - Wet&Dry Cordless epilator & Exfoliation system.





Braun Silk-épil 9 has a 40% wider head removing a lot more hair per stroke for faster epilation, microgrip tweezer technology featuring wider, longer and deeper tweezers removing even the shortest hairs that wax cannot catch (down to 0.5mm).




This system is ideal for beginners as it uses pulsating active vibrations for an extra gentle epilation, has a pivoting head for comfort and is also safe to use in the shower or bath.

what makes this system extra special is the sonic exfoliation brush attachment which visibly refines skin with 3000 micro-vibrations per minute and 10.000 fine bristles gently removing dead skin cells. 

This system also comes with a protection cap, shaver head, trimmer cap, skin contact cap, facial cap and cleaning brush for all of your hair removal needs.

Priced at £179.99.



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Electrical gifts.



Goodmans NOD DAB digital alarm clock radio with USB charging.


This DAB+ Digital Clock Radio not only has a fantastic sleek and modern look, but is also incredibly functional.


Featuring a large dimmable display, this mains powered alarm clock comes preset with 20 radio stations, FM tuner, & sleep / snooze features. 





Sounds pretty standard so far right?



Except the Goodmans NOD also has the ability to set daily, weekly or weekend alarms - so no more fumbling around trying to set the Weekend alarms after a bottle of wine on a Saturday. It also has two USB charging ports in the back to allow you to simultaneously charge phones or tablets (using your own cables) There is also a headphone socket fitted so you can listen to music without disturbing your Partner or Children.


Overall size:
W - 116mm, H - 113mm, D - 130mm

Priced at £49



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Something to make her reminisce!


If your Mum has a record collection that she hasn't been able to listen to for years, why not surprise her with this Stylo Vinyl Player, priced at £54.99 from Wayfair.



This compact record player plays 33 / 45 / 78 RPM, the turntable has a high shine piano finish, featuring two inbuilt high quality speakers, and a play/ pause lift arm. There is also an AUX out option, should she want to use headphones or attach an external speaker.



Expertly finished with a blue LED pilot lamp to illuminate the volume and rotating power controls, your Mum will instantly be transported back to the good old days with this gift!


Overall size: H - 11.5cm W - 33cm D - 28cm
Overall Product Weight: 1.8 kg



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Aldi Mothers Day special buys.



Ladies Luxury Scarf - £5.99
Who doesn't love a cosy scarf? These beautiful 100% acrylic Jacquard designs are sure to keep your lovely Mum cosy.

Mini DAB & FM Radio - £29.99
Featuring an LCD display and built in alarm clock and snooze function, this portable radio is fitted with a carry handle and mains or AA battery power options. Available in duck egg blue, orange, black or cream.



Super Cleanser - £14.99
A professional facial gadget that gently massages and exfoliates skin, reducing the appearance of fine lines. With its accompanying range of accessories, this excellent product would make an ideal Mother’s Day gift.

Decorative Wall Clocks - £3.99
These attractive clocks come in several designs and colours and include batteries.

Be sure to get to your nearest Aldi as soon as possible as Special Buys often sell out quickly!



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Home Bargains treats.



Have you considered popping into your local Home Bargains for Mothers Day? They have a huge selection of lovely gift to suit every budget - especially if you have little that would like to use their own money like Liv does.

Here are the lovely goodies I was lucky to be sent. Liv is thrilled with them and can't wait to present them on Sunday morning.



Cosmetic bag - £1.69
Coordinating handbag mirror - 49p
Storage case gift box - 99p
Jar of sweets - £2.49

Gift bag - 79p
Picture holder magnet - 49p
Paperweight photo frame - 99p
Teddy in a bag - £1.99

"The lovliest Mum" mug - 99p
Chocolate tulips - £1.79

All of this for just £12.70! What a bargain!

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I hope I have given you some inspiration. Which idea is your favourite?

Disclaimer - some of the above items were sent to me for consideration in this gift guide. All opinion is my own.