Friday 10 March 2023

Mother's Day Gift Guide

Mother's Day is a little over a week away, so to save you time in planning what the hell to gift, I've put together a selection of great suggestions at a variety of different price points...

Charlotte Tilbury | Charlotte’s 4 Magic Steps to Hydrated, Glowing Skin Set

For beauty-loving mums, my first recommendation is the Charlotte Tilbury 4 Magic Steps to Hydrated, Glowing Skin Set (£120 Included in the set is the brand's bestselling Magic Cream (15ml), Mini Glow Toner (30ml), Magic Serum Crystal Elixir (30ml), and Mini Collagen Superfusion Facial Oil (8ml).

The Magic Cream is a fast-acting moisturiser formulated with hyaluronic acid, vitamins C and E, and bionymph peptide complex to hydrate, brighten, nourish, firm, and protect the skin. The Glow Toner is a gentle exfoliator that delivers soft, refined, and glowing skin. The Magic Serum Crystal Elixir features vitamin C, niacinamide, polyglutamic acid, and a replexium complex for immediate and long-lasting hydration and visibly healthy and youthful-looking skin. Finally, the Collagen Superfusion Facial Oil uses powerhouse oils and plant extracts to instantly hydrate, plump, and illuminate skin.

Versace | Dylan Purple

Next up is Dylan Purple (from £55 Boots), a floral fruity fragrance that is guaranteed to be loved by just about any mum. The eau de parfum features top notes of bitter orange, pear juice accord, and bergamot, heart notes of purple freesia, pomarose, and mohanial, and base notes of iso e super, ambrofix, belambre, sylkolide, and Virginia cedarwood. Dylan Purple has good projection and great lasting power. It is available in two sizes, 30ml for £55, 50ml for £75 and 100ml for £99.

Hibernicis | Sonas Shower Oil

For mums that love to pamper both their skin and mind, I recommend the Hibernicis Sonas Shower Oil (£69 Designed to be used in the shower or bath, Sonas is formulated with essential oils of geranium, rosemary, lemon, and mandarin. Geranium promotes circulation and cell renewal and offers tightening and firming properties, while rosemary stimulates the brain aiding in clarity of thought and memory. Lemon promotes happiness and reduces the feeling of lethargy in the mind and body and also kills harmful bacteria that can grow on skin, while mandarin purifies the blood, improves circulation, and minimises scars and dull skin.

Malkia | Rose & Oud Candle

A candle is always guaranteed to go down well on Mother's Day and I have two gorgeous recommendations this year. The first is Malkia's Rose & Oud Candle (£45 Hand-made in England with the finest materials and fragrances, the Rose & Oud Candle features top notes of clove, cinnamon, and orange, middle notes of rose and tuberose, and base notes of woods, musk, amber, incense, patchouli, and vanilla. The wax used is a natural paraffin-free blend of soy, bee, and rapeseed and the wicks are made from cotton.

NEOM | You’re The Best Candle

My second candle recommendation comes from the much-loved British wellbeing brand, NEOM. The perfectly named 'You’re the BEST' candle (£37 features a limited edition blend of ylang ylang, frankincense, and patchouli essential oils, expertly chosen to help calm and relax. This one wick candle is formulated with 100% natural fragrance, is hand poured using 100% natural wax, and boasts a 35 hour burn time.

Nails.INC | French Mani Hack

For mums that won't leave the house without a perfect manicure, I recommend the Nails.INC French Mani Hack (£16 This affordable gift set will enable any mum to create her very own French mani in a matter of minutes. Included in the set are two essential 45 second speedy gloss shades, alongside a silicone tip tool to create the easiest French tips (all you have to do is dip each nail!). Shades include Find Me In Fulham, a bright white, and Knightsbridge Nights Out, a light pink. Both shades feature the Nails.INC longwear formula and patented wide hugging brush for flawless application.

CleanCo | Clean G Rhubarb

For mums that love a G&T but hate the handover, I recommend the award-winning Clean G Rhubarb (£17 Ocado), a non-alcoholic gin bursting with fruity aromas of London dry gin, rhubarb, and red berries.

This pink hangover-free hero has been prepared by CleanCo's master distiller in small copper pot gin stills and infused with fruit and botanical flavour. It features notes of fruity rhubarb, juniper, and citrus, alongside a subtle hint of coriander, mint, and cinnamon. To serve, the brand recommend pouring 50ml of Clean G Rhubarb over ice, topping it with 150ml of tonic, and garnishing it with a lime wedge and fresh raspberries.

Swizzels | Milk Chocolate Love Heart

If your budget is limited this year or you just want to add a little something sweet to the present pile, I recommend the Love Hearts Chocolate Coin (£2.49 Created by the nation’s favourite sweet manufacturer, Swizzels, this adorable chocolate coin features a ‘FOR YOU’ message, making it perfect for Mother’s Day. If your mum is more about candy than chocolate, there is also the Swizzels Sweet Shop Favourites Gift Box, which includes everything from Love Hearts, Refreshers and Parma Violets, to Drumsticks and Double Lollies.

Intuisse | Active NAD+ Pure Collagen Eye Masks

For skincare-obsessed mums, you can't go wrong with the Intuisse Active NAD+ Pure Collagen Eye Masks (£60 These innovative eye pads deliver efficacious ingredients directly to the under-eye area. Intuisse's pharma-grade Active NAD+ liposomal formulation penetrates the deeper layers of the skin to improve skin tone, elasticity, and skin firmness. Native collagen activates the skin’s own ability to repair, regenerate, and provide lasting moisture retention. Radish root ferment filtrate is a potent peptide that intensely hydrates the delicate skin around the eyes. In just 15 minutes, fine lines and wrinkles are visibly reduced, skin tone and texture is improved, and skin is smoother and brighter.

Netatmo | Indoor Air Quality Monitor

For health-conscious mums, I recommend the Indoor Air Quality Monitor by Netatmo (£105 Robert Dyas). This smart device ensures a personalised and improved home environment by monitoring humidity, air quality, noise, and temperature in real-time, via a handy app. By monitoring the air quality, this device can help alleviate allergies, asthma, and other respiratory illnesses, alerting you when it’s time to air the room. This easy-to-use device is not only functional but also stylish, with a sleek and modern design that complements any living space.

Flying Flowers | Mother's Day Bouquet

You can never go wrong with gifting your mum a beautiful floral bouquet and Flying Flowers is the perfect place to purchase. The brand offer fast and free delivery, planet-friendly packaging, sustainably sourced blooms, great customer service, and a seven day freshness guarantee.

Flying Flowers offer a wide range of products, from seasonal and occasion bouquets, to subscription gifts, plants, and hampers. There are a number of Mother's Day bouquets and plants on offer this year, ranging from £24 to £60, and everything can be ordered at

NuFACE | Trinity+® Starter Kit 

If you have a big budget to play with, I recommend the NuFACE Trinity+® Starter Kit (£385 This innovative facial device delivers a pro-level facelift that targets everywhere on and around the face – from around the neck, jowls, lips, and cheeks to around the eyes, brows, and forehead. And the brand new Boost-Button enables users to deliver 25% more microcurrent to areas that may be in need of some extra oomph. This device also partners with the Effective Lip & Eye Attachment head (sold separately) to deliver targeted microcurrent treatment for hard-to-reach areas.

NuFACE technology has often been referred to as the 5-minute facelift, because the results are just that dramatic. Exclusive NuFACE 3-Depth Technology targets the signs of ageing by instantly blurring fine lines and wrinkles while contouring the facial muscles over time.

Elizabeth Arden | Eight Hour Nourishing Skin Essentials Set

Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Nourishing Skin Essentials Set (£35 John Lewis) is the perfect gift for any mums. It contains three skin-saving products which come packaged in a beautiful floral box. The hero product in the set is the original Eight Hour Cream, a legendary cult classic that moisturises and protects the skin. The famous multi-tasker does everything from shaping brows and soothing dry hands, to treating cracked lips and chapped skin caused by minor skin damage. Also included in the set is the Eight Hour Cream Lip Protectant Stick Sunscreen SPF15, which protects and nourishes the lips, as well as the Eight Hour Cream Intensive Moisturizing Hand Treatment, which keeps hands moisturised for up to eight hours. 

Philip Kingsley | Elasticizer Therapies

For the mums who love their locks, I recommend the Philip Kingsley Elasticizer Therapies (£37 This multi-award winning pre-shampoo treatment mask adds elasticity, manageability, bounce, and shine to the hair - so it's no surprise it is loved by many women. The iconic conditioner is now available in three new limited edition versions, aptly titled Elasticizer Therapies. Each limited edition version boasts a gorgeous scent combo - there is Egyptian Jasmine & Mandarin, Mayan Vanilla & Orange Blossom, and Carabao Mango & Hibiscus.

The Cocktail Co. | At-Home Cocktails

Finally, for the mums that love a good cocktail, you can't go wrong with gifting pre-mixed cocktails from The Cocktail Co.. Choose from mouth-watering flavours such as Apple Of My Eye, Bramble, Cosmopolitan, Espresso Martini, Mojito, Passionfruit Martini, Solero Colada or The Zombie. Made with the finest ingredients, all The Cocktail Co. cocktails are vegan, gluten free, with no additives or preservatives. You can buy cocktails in sets of 3 (£15), 6 (£27), and 12 (£54) from, or you can buy gift sets that feature the cocktails alongside other indulgent treats. 

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