Mother's Day took on a whole new meaning to me when I had Little E three years ago. It made me appreciate my Mum and everything she did to bring me into the world and the love she has shown me everyday since. Choosing the right Mother's Day gift for her is very important to me. Here's my roundup of my favourite Mother's Day gifts:
Aside from the god awful world of nursing bras, the most distressing fashion problem when you have a baby is the inability to wear jewellery. I have recently been introduced to the world of baby-proof jewellery and I am addicted. I so wish I had known about this first time round! These nursing necklaces from GUMIGEMS are a great gift idea for new mums and serve a dual purpose as the silicone pendants are dentist endorsed teething safe. My favourite is this purple heart design...
GUMIGEMS traditional heart pendant £12.95 www.gumigem.co.uk
Or if you'd prefer to pamper the new yummy mummy, Cusson's new Mum & Me range includes New Mum Firming Butter and New Mum Boob Firming Serum. 75% of new mums noticed a difference after using them so it is certainly worth a try to reverse some of the baby damage.
Cussons Mum & Me New Mum Firming Butter and New Mum Boob Firming Serum £9.99 each exclusively at Boots www.mumandme.com
Fancy a cuppa? Mums
My Mum loves tea. She is slightly obsessed and can't go to bed without cuppa. If your Mum loves a brew, try treating her to some speciality real leaf teas from Teapigs. Their pick 'n' mix sample box lets you choose 12 different blends from a Everyday brew to Chilli chai to suit your Mum's taste.
Teapigs pick 'n' mix sample box £15.00 www.teapigs.co.uk
If the kiddies want to get involved how about throwing Mum an afternoon tea party at home. Nothing better than a cucumber sandwich and a scone with your brew. Homemade or shop bought you can make it really special for Mum with some tea party decorations. Choose from vintage rose party poppers, floral bunting, birdcage cupcake stands and more from the great selection available online from www.littlecupcakeboxes.co.uk
Looking to give a gift that does more than make your Mum smile? This new, stunning jewellery range from The Royal British Legion features real miniature poppies encased in resin and edged with silver. Not only will your Mum be over the moon but 100% of the profits from the sale go direct to helping members of the British Armed Forces past and present and their families.
Royal British Legion real poppy jewellery starting at £24.99 www.poppyshop.org.uk
Or perhaps your mum prefers a lie in, a week off from the laundry or a chat on the phone each day. I promise is a great website which sends your mum beautiful little promise cards with your bespoke promise printed on. They donate £1 from each sale to Kids Company helping vulnerable inner city children so your promises go even further.
3 personalised promises sent to your mum £9.50 www.ipromise.to
Snap happy mums
Photo obsessed mum? Then look no further than this nifty device. The Olloclip is a 4in1 lens which simply clips onto your iphone turning it into a pro camera with telephoto, fish eye and two macro lenses. Perfect for Instagram and Pinterest sharing.
The Olloclip for iPhone £59.99 www.olloclip.com
Out and about Mums
Does your Mum like to feel the adrenaline pumping? Then why not treat her to some treetop fun at Go Ape. Set in the British countryside visitors can swing through the treetops on Tarzan swings, climb rope bridges and fly along zip wires at one of the 29 centres up and down the country. This could be a great day out for all the family.
Does your Mum like to do her bit for the planet? Being green doesn't mean you can't have some luxury. The Naturalmente range of haircare products use plant based formulations containing certified organic botanicals and are petrochemical free. The packaging is 100% biodegradable and the range is biodynamic which means everything in the production process has been sustainably, ethically and ecologically done to prevent harm to the environment. The range is so gentle it is even suitable for sensitive baby skin. I'm in love with the citrus shampoo, the smell makes me want to eat it...
Naturalmente Shampoos and Conditioners £9 for 250ml www.naturalmenteuk.co.uk
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Some of the products included in this gift guide were sent for review purposes but all opinions are my own