Every year we celebrate the person who helps make us who we are.
As a society, we should celebrate the role mothers play, and appreciate how theirs is the most difficult job in the world.
Mother’s Day 2017 falls on Sunday 26th March. Of course, the beauty of a mother’s love is that it is unconditional… but that doesn’t mean we can’t show our gratitude.
Here are are 10 gift ideas, for all budgets.
The beauty of giving flowers is in their versatility.
Giving flowers is a wonderful way of expressing what’s difficult to put into words whilst still being meaningful, and a thoughtful gesture. If you visit a florist, and tell them what you mother’s favourite flower is, they can help you craft something elegant and attentive.
You don’t have to be a Master Perfumer to give the gift of perfume.
Every woman’s perfume is unique to them. Often, people keep to the same perfume for many years. The easy option is to go for what they’re used to. Paired with shower cream, skin balm, or another such product of the same perfume range is an excellent way to add some variety to the gift, all the while keeping it personal.
On the other hand, it can be nice to try something new. You know your mother: what notes are evoked when you smell her perfume? Going on this — or maybe even with the suggestions of a perfumer — you can offer a unique, new direction for your mother’s sillage, that’ll always be associated with you.
3. A Musical Gift
Music plays an integral part in the way we make memories.
Creating a collection of the music that both you and your mum love is a wonderful way of evoking memories that have significance. Evoking nostalgia allows you to reconnect to a particular happy time. Be it a playlist, or a CD, it’s something that’s free and that carries emotional weight. Alternatively, if your mother is tech-savvy, you can grab a Spotify subscription for £9.99/month.
Alternatively, introducing your mum to a new artist, or an album that you like, is the act of sharing something personal that will remind her of you.
Jewellery doesn’t have to be wildly expensive. Nor does it have to be a big one-off purchase.
A Pandora bracelet, bought once, can be something of a gift that keeps on giving. Bought on Mother’s Day, it can be added to, one jewel at a time, for birthdays, Christmases, whatever special occasion you decide merits a new charm!
5. A Spa Retreat
A day, overnight stay, or even weekend at a spa retreat is the ticket guaranteed relaxation.
Let your mother be doted on and pampered, just like she did you. Think tension-breaking facials, renewing treatments, manicures, back, neck and shoulder massages, along with manicures and pedicures. What’s best is that gift packages cater to all price ranges.
(Perhaps you could place the vouchers in a personalised card, as an extra touch.)
6. Bollinger Special Cuvée Rosé Champagne
The perfect accompaniment to any special Mother’s Day meal, as well as an ideal way to celebrate the day itself.
Bollinger’s Special Cuvée Rosé blends the freshness of a rosé and the brand’s renowned champagne balance. Super-fine bubbles and a smooth finish are boosted by intense berry flavours.
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7. Heathcote & Ivory Gardeners All Purpose Essential Set
The Gardeners All Purpose Essential set combines all the dermatological essentials.
The set comes with a cucumber foot scrub, beeswax foot butter, an exfoliating handwash, a Shea butter hand cream and an SOS balm. The set is designed to suit the skincare needs of the keen horticulturalist, both before and after gardening.
Source: Heathcote & Ivory
8. Rococo Pink Marc de Champagne Truffles
Rococo’s offering is one of beautifully-wrapped and expertly-crafted indulgence.
After three decades of perfecting their chocolate-making craft, Rococo have achieved a unique flavour, with the Marc de Champagne centre wrapped in lusciously soft chocolate. Rococo’s Marc de Champagne Truffles come in ready to give as a gift, enclosed in a beautiful box.
9. Morris & Co. Strawberry Thief Scented Candle
The long-lasting, rich scents of Strawberry.
Morris & Co's scented candles breathe the aroma of the English summer into the home. The bespoke, William Morris-style glass refracts the flame, emitting a calming light whilst imbuing the room with homely, rich tones.
A beautiful, long-lasting gift.
10. Vintage & Co. Braids & Blooms Soap Flowers
Heathcote & Ivory bring bursts of colour and fragrance to the bathroom.
Artistically-packaged, the soap flowers dissolve into notes of jasmine, lily, violet, grapes, cedar, sandalwood and frankincense. A simple addition to downtime in the bath.
Source: Heathcote & Ivory