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
And as every new Mum will find there is never anything in the wardrobe to wear because the maternity stuff is now too big but the pre-baby clothes are still too small! So why not treat her to a great breastfeeding top or a maxi dress with sleeves which can be worn all year round.
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
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
Or how about sharing your photos with Mum by creating her a custom photo book. My favourite photobook company is Blurb whose books are stunningly beautiful and, in my opinion, superior to other photobook companies. You can create any kind of book you like, photo books are really popular but perhaps you have a novel in you or a family history. Make something personal, special and beautiful for your Mum. Download the software to create your book online at www.blurb.com
Out and about Mums
If that sounds a bit like hard work then a relaxing spa day might be more up her street. Spabreaks.com is a handy website to help you find a spa in your area. You can book directly through the site and get some great deals on spa day packages. And she can't go on her own so you'll have to book yourself a place too! Book online at www.spabreaks.com
Naturalmente Shampoos and Conditioners £9 for 250ml www.naturalmenteuk.co.uk
Or for Mums who like to upcycle how about a visit to one of Mary Porta's Living and Giving for Save the Children high end charity shops. You can find one off vintage and designer gems at a fraction of the normal price with all proceeds going to the world's poorest children. There are currently 11 stores open with more planned this year. Find out more at www.savethechildren.org.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.
Artist, Baker and Blogger. Mum to my two beautiful, cheeky girls. Muddling my way through parenthood with equally cheeky Husband.