The main focus of the last few days has, of course, been the snow. We’ve had lots of it here in Kent and the roads have been quite unsafe. As such, we haven’t managed to get out Mother’s Day shopping yet. I’m sure many of you are in the same boat. However, it’s creeping up fast as Mother’s Day is now only next weekend on Sunday 11th March! Here’s some gift ideas – most of which you can buy online to save you going out in the ice and cold weather.
1. Nail Varnish
Nail varnish is always a lovely little gift. It always feels such a treat on the rare occasion I give myself some ‘me time’ and paint my nails. It’s amazing how much that little pop of colour can help to lift your mood on a dull and chilly day. These Leighton Denny shades are gorgeous!
Feel The Burn is a gorgeous burnt red with slight orange undertones. Meanwhile Bon Voyage! (coral) and Get Your Cote (blue) are giving me serious summer vibes, despite the several inches of snow outside my window.
2. Chocolate biscuits
Come on now, who doesn’t love chocolate biscuits? Why not give your mum some delicious luxurious chocolate biscuits, such as these ones from Elizabeth Shaw? They certainly feel a bit more special than a chocolate digestive. The texture and chewy caramel are wonderful and these are very more-ish!
3. Hot tea
Do you know a mum who is outdoorsy or never manages to get a hot cup of tea? A common side effect of motherhood is that we never seem to be able to get a hot drink. Put out of harm’s way, mugs get forgotten until their contents are cold. Likewise, when you’re breastfeeding, it can be hard to get a drink. I remember spending hours sat on the sofa with baby feeding, then falling asleep on my lap. I wouldn’t want to move anywhere because I didn’t want to wake her. By giving a mum a Thermos, you are giving essentially them the gift of hot tea or coffee which is a huge deal! This huge flask, which retails for £24.95, holds 1.2L, is BPA free and can also keep cold liquids cold. It is effective for up to a whole 24 hours, so cold coffee isn’t something you need to worry about!
4. Press on manicure
Since Autumn was born, I’ve been invited to several events that I’ve wanted my nails done for. What with work and Autumn I’ve forgotten to make a nail appointment or haven’t been able to find the time. Of course, it’s sometimes been a lack of funds too – children are expensive! Most of the time these days, my nails just look a mess to be honest.
These imPRESS nails are great to have in the drawer as they look beautiful on and are so fast to apply. I love the accent nail!
They’re waterproof and unlike most ‘stick on’ nails, the adhesive doesn’t damage your nails. However, I wouldn’t suggest wearing these in your day to day life as they probably won’t withstand it. I’ll definitely be breaking these out for the next party or date night though! You can find them at Superdrug for £7.99.
5. Itty Bittys
You may have seen these crop up in my Valentine’s Day gift guide, however, they’re a great gift for Mother’s Day too! Is there a mum in your life who loves Disney or superheroes? These soft, cuddly little toys would be perfect! There are lots of other characters too!
Mmm, cake! Cake is good, but it’s even better when it’s personal. There are all kinds of designs you can pick from at Bakerdays. Some even allow you to have a cherished photo printed on the cake! The finished product is beautiful and delivery is super fast (if you order on a weekday before 2pm, they can often deliver it the very next day!) We had a traditional sponge letterbox cake delivered; these retail for £14.99. It arrived in a box that could fit through the letterbox, although my lovely postman knocked as he could see it was cake from the box and I don’t think he wanted to risk it! The print was fantastic (I’ve decorated my mum’s face as I’m not sure she wants it on my blog haha).
That said, I think the way it was packaged in a tin would have seen it unscathed anyway. It also came with a lot of lovely extras.
I was surprised by the lovely edging detail when I took it out. My mum was very pleased with it!
7. Changing Bag
If there’s a mum in your life with a baby or toddler, I can recommend a Mia Tui bag. They really are changing bags with a difference. There is so much room in them and everything has been thought of – no more stress rummaging for keys or baby wipes! I chose a Sydney Changing Bag, as I find it easier carrying a backpack rather than an on-the-shoulder bag. It feels well made and the padded straps make it very comfortable to wear. In the main part, there is a padded section for your laptop, a clip for your keys, a phone and pen holder and an insulated bottle holder. This also contains a travel changing mat in its own bag with compartments for creams and things. There is also a clear accessory bag included. The second compartment is insulated – perfect for snacks! The bag also has two side compartments, which I find the perfect size for my flask!
This video shows it all off nicely:
This bag retails for £45 and comes in a choice of colours. In comparison to other changing bags I’ve seen on the market for a similar price, it is far superior. I haven’t got on with other changing bags I’ve had but I love this one so much! Look out for a more in depth review very soon.
8. A diffuser
My mum always loves receiving a diffuser, bless her. Wax Lyrical have a lovely range of them, including this Mother’s Day one which smells wonderful.
A nice smelling room can help to provide a little serenity amongst the chaos of mum life.
You need a lovely card to go with your present and Hallmark have a lovely range. Whether it’s a mum, grandparent or stepmother, you’re sure to find the perfect one.
While some designs are pretty, some are funny.
There are some really unusual designs too.
If you’d like more ideas of cheap presents for Mother’s Day, check out my recent post about my haul from B&M Stores! I bet you won’t believe all the lovely things I managed to pick up for £20.
Failing any of these, a nice conversation and a hug is sure to mean the world.
Disclosure: I received samples of the above for the purpose of this gift guide. As always, all views are honest and my own.