Mother’s Way

Whether your mum was your BFF growing up or someone you wouldn’t be seen dead with, the chances are, now that you’re older and maybe even a mum yourself, you’ve realised that she actually taught you a thing or two.

It turns out that, not only did she have a point about your beloved blue eyeshadow and crop top with low rise jeans combo, she also handed down some serious pearls of wisdom on everything from love and money to self-care and sustainability. Who knew?!

In honour of Mother’s Day, here at Heathcote & Ivory, we asked some of the UK’s top influencers to share the most important advice their mums gave them. Check out what they said below.

Top five Mother’s Day treats

Ok, so there’s probably no gift that will make up for all the sleepless nights, toddler tantrums, deafening birthday parties and bad boyfriends you put her through but we’re sure you’ll agree that your mum deserves a treat every now and again - especially on Mother’s Day. With this in mind, we’ve come up with five gift ideas that are sure to make her beam.

Luxury bath and body wash sets

It may be a bit of a Mother’s Day cliché, but it’s a cliché for a reason - who doesn’t love an aromatherapy session in a steaming hot bath? Treat your grande dame to a gift set of luxurious body washes, bath oils, bath bombs and/or bubble bath so she can enjoy a hard-earned, relaxing soak this Mother’s Day. With spa days sadly off the cards at the moment due to COVID-19 restrictions, you could spoil your mum by helping her turn her bathroom into a makeshift relaxation room, complete with stunning Pinks and Pear Blossom Bathing Flowers and the exfoliating skin saviour By The Sea Body Polish.

A flower or plant subscription

Nothing says ‘Happy Mother’s Day’ like the perfectly chosen bouquet of flowers. But this year, why not step up your game and surprise your number one lady with a regular floral delivery? Keep her smiling all year round with a rotation of beautiful blooms that are sure to move you to the coveted favourite child position.

If your mum is more the green-fingered type, why not make her day (over and over again) with a plant subscription? Give her the gift of zen with beautiful ceramic pots and mood-boosting greenery delivered right to her door.

Indulgent pamper sets

Even if you can’t actually be with your mum for a mother-daughter pamper session this year, it doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a bit of a girly bonding time. Simply get on Zoom and put the world to rights while trying out a selection of luxurious pampering products together. From opulent hand care sets and beautiful pamper boxes from bespoke brands to lavish hand washes and divine body fragrances, the options are endless. Not a totally selfless gift but happy daughter, happy mum, right?

Something chocolatey

Melt your mum’s heart with some ‘happy hormone’-releasing chocolate. If you’re looking for something a bit different than the standard choccy boxes, no problem. From handmade artisan champagne truffles to organic, vegan and gluten-free chocolate hampers, there’s something for every mum these days. Does your mum prefer her cocoa in liquid form? We get it. Hot chocolate bombs are the latest foodie craze and, as you can make them yourself, they make a sweet, homemade present. Or how about investing in a fancy hot chocolate machine for barista-level hot chocolate every time? Alternatively, what mother could resist a cacao-infused bottle of delectable gin? The only problem is you might have to get yourself a bottle too.

Personalised items

There’s no one quite like your mum so it’s fitting to getting her a one-of-a-kind token of your appreciation on Mother’s Day. From keyrings and cushions to journals and Prossecco glasses, you can personalise practically anything. Create an aww moment with a photo based keepsake or a piece of jewellery engraved with loved ones’ names or special dates. Or make her laugh with a customised funny mug or a pair of novelty socks. Whether the queen of your family is très chic or terrifically quirky, you’ll be able to find a personalised gift that reflects exactly who she is.

How do you plan on treating your mum this Mother’s Day? Tell us on social media, along with the best piece of advice she’s ever given you, using the hashtag #MothersWay.