It's only just gone Valentine's Day and now Mother's Day is slowly creeping up on us! For those not yet aware Mother's Day is on Sunday 18th March this year and it's only polite to show your mother a little bit of appreciation on the special day that is dedicated to her. Your gift doesn't have to be expensive or maybe you would prefer to lavish your mum with luxury goodies whatever you plan to do here is a selection of lovely gifts to give you some ideas:
Romantic Classic - Jane Eyre
Released on 12th March 2012 (RRP £9.99) this romantic classic is sure to be a great gift for your mum on Mother's Day. Universal Pictures have a whole collection of brilliant DVD's especially for Mother's Day so if Jane Eyre doesn't take your fancy you could always have Birdsong, Love Never Dies or even the much loved TV drama Downton Abbey. There's loads more to choose from. You can purchase these DVD's and Blu-Rays from most supermarkets, I've noticed Sainsbury's have Jane Eyre on pre-order so get in quick.
With the better weather pushing it's way through now, this gorgeous picnic basket from GLTC (Great Little Trading Co.) would make an excellent Mother's Day present and at RRP £30.00 it doesn't break the bank and will last forever! This picnic basket is light weight and also cools your goodies at the same time, perfect for warm summer days out in the park or even to the Zoo. You're mum will love it.
Cath Kidston Revival Dab Radio
If your dear mother is a fan of the radio then this gift is just what she'll be looking for. Beautifully decorated with the brilliant Cath Kidston style this cute little DAB radio is perfect for use in the kitchen whilst she bakes you some nice cupcakes (to say thank you for the awesome gift ofcourse) or she could even take it out in the garden to listen to whilst trimming up the shrubs! RRP £200 and can be purchased from www.robertsradio.co.uk.
Kenwood Metallics Kettle & Toaster
Now this might be something you wouldn't have thought of but some mums (me included) prefer more practical gifts and if your mums kettle and toaster has seen better days then what better way than to treat her to this fab Metallics Kettle and Toaster Range from Kenwood. RRP £49.99 each these stylish appliances would look great in any home. They come in a selection of colours as well from Charcoal Brown and Latte Steel to Antique Bronze. Most colours can be purchased from www.amazon.co.uk.
Now this is definitely something a bit different for Mother's Day but also quite unique. The Yantra Mat is a foam mat covered in spiked “flowers” with 8,820 contact points designed to stimulate special ‘acupoints’ on the body through acupressure. The user is advised to lay down on the mat for around twenty minutes a day and in a response to the pressure the body’s natural ‘painkilling’ hormones ‘endorphins’ and ‘oxytocin’ are released, which both promote relaxation and reduce stress levels. Applying pressure to various points on the body increases blood circulation to enable the body to achieve a deeper state of relaxation! My mum would love this sort of thing, she's got bad circulation so this would be perfect. Please note pregnant women cannot use this item. RRP £39.90 and can be purchased from Holland & Barrett or www.yantramat.co.uk.
Everyone loves a bit of jewellery and so will your mum, especially these lovely little build your own bracelet from QVC. There lovely Prerogatives Bracelet range allows you to pick the chain you want along with the charms so your bracelet will be unique to your mum. RRP £30.50 for the sterling silver bracelet and RRP £16.75 for the bead shown. Available from www.qvcuk.com.
As well as jewellery I'm quite partial to the odd watch and so is my mother and with the vast selection of watches available at the watchshop.com there's no need to go anywhere else. They have brands from Radley, Lorus and Rotary to Tissot and Michael Kors. Plenty to choose from and prices to vary but check them out. Your mum will be pleased if she's presented with one of these. www.watchshop.com.
Personalised iPhone Cover
A beautiful yet inexpensive gift and perfect if your mother has an iPhone. These iPhone covers can be personalised with any photo you wish and for only £16.99 it makes and excellent inexpensive gift but one which will be appreciated for years. Available from www.bonusprint.co.uk.
Choc on Choc
We all love a choccie but retro sweets are great too so why not treat your mum to this fab chocolate girly box from Choc on Choc. A large box of chocolates made using blends of dark and white belgian chocolate with some retro sweeties added in for that something different. RRP £15.00 and can be purchased from www.chocolateonchocolate.co.uk.
Boo Boo Luxury Mummy Spa
The ultimate pampering gift set - whether her bump's just beginning to show or her little one is already toddling. This luxurious, at-home spa kit will leave her skin glowing, firmed and stretch-mark free thanks to these three best-selling products, all wrapped up in a gorgeous, glossy box. RRP £39.99 and available from www.mummyandlittleme.co.uk.
Guylian Sea Shells
The Guylian signature Sea Shells are the perfect gift for Mother’s Day. These delectable praline filled chocolates are the perfect way to allow your mum to indulge and treat herself on this special day. What is more a percentage of the sales of the Sea Shell goes towards Project Sea Horse, which helps to preserve our fantastic marine life. Available from www.guylian.be.
Your Mum is a really special person so how do you say thanks to her, for all that she has done throughout the year, this Mother’s Day? Why not treat her to a personal gift from Chamilia that she can wear and treasure all year round. This stunning range of sterling silver beads with pink CZ crystals and Swarovski elements look equally stylish when worn alone on a silver bracelet or as part of a collection of beads. Prices vary starting from around £20 and these are available direct from www.chamilia.com.
Father's often struggle to get a good present for Mother's Day especially when their child is so young. It's hard to find a gift that is personal but also one that can be enjoyed by both mother and child. Look no further, the very smart people from www.itsyourstory.co.uk have created a fantastic Zoo Adventure book which mummy and child can star in. It's on sale at the moment for £10.00 so head on over and grab a bargain.
All you need is love and that's exactly what this gorgeous canvas has to say, loving shaped into a sort of heart outline your mum will be thrilled to receive such a beautiful gift. Hand-crafted and hand-finished to the highest standard this 3D lettering (5cm x 4mm) is mounted onto 60cm x 60cm x 3.5cm canvas and hand-stamped 1cm x 1cm brass signature tag mounted on front right hand corner to finish it all off. RRP £195.00 and available from www.gorgeousgraffiti.co.uk.