Since Mother's Day is just around the corner, I thought it's the perfect time to do a little round up of my favourite Mother's day gifts. We don't really do big presents on Mother's day, but it's always nice to get some beautiful flowers and a card (and I'm not going to complain if I get a pretty scented candle too!)
I know many people struggle to find something new to give every year but I don't actually mind getting the same things year after year. I'm pretty sure that most mums would be thrilled with a card and flowers. Anyway, Mother's day should be all about spending some nice quality time together as a family, am I right? However, if you really want to impress someone this year, take a look at my favourite Mother's day gift ideas below!
|Leonie Bouquet from Bloom & Wild|
Don't forget that supermarkets have a fabulous selection of flowers to choose from as well. M&S and Sainsbury's flowers seem to last ages and I prefer to buy Fair Trade flowers which never seem to disappoint. Honestly, in my experience supermarket flowers last just as long as the ones from the florist. The key is to change the water daily and cut the stems once or twice a week (depending on the type of flowers you've got). Apparently sugar and (oddly) sprite seem to make them last longer too but I've never tried either. If you want to save money, but still buy an impressive bouquet, just buy two smaller bouquets and combine them into one with some extra foliage. It's so easy and I swear no one will ever know!
2. MACARONS VS. CHOCOLATES
|Macarons by Laduree|
I also love pink champagne truffles from Charbonnel et Walker. They come in a cute pink box and the luxurious white chocolate with a hint of strawberry tastes absolutely divine. Perfect for Mother's day and with a glass of bubbly!
3. SCENTED CANDLES
I'm a total candle addict so scented candles are always a nice surprise. At the moment I'm loving the Figuier candle by Diptyque which I think is perfect for spring. I just adore the subtle, fresh scent of fig leaves. I would love to get the room spray too!
I do sometimes feel guilty for splashing out on luxury candles. I usually upcycle the jars and use them as mini vases so I can 'kind of' justify the purchase for myself. The truth is, luxury candles are an indulgence and I cannot say they are good value for money. We all know they are not. But I still buy them. It's so nice to light up a scented candle after the kids have gone to bed and unwind. It's almost like therapy! I buy lots of different brands though - White Company, Rituals and British Parks Candles are all very good and much better value. I've seen many luxury candles also discounted in TK Maxx so do shop around.
|Figuier Candle by Diptyque|
4. MOMS ONE LINE A DAY - A FIVE-YEAR MEMORY BOOK
|Moms One Line a Day by Amazon|
5. SWAROVSKI TEA LIGTH VOLTIVE
|Swarovski Crystal Tea Light Holder|
What's the most meaningful Mother's day present you have ever given or received?