A lot of people struggle when it comes to Mother’s Day, but let’s clear up one thing. Mums want something that can’t be taken by someone else. Mums share ALL the time, and we don’t particularly like sharing; particularly when it comes to snacks, treats and a bath/shower. For mother’s day we want to be a bit selfish and have a lie in, lots of cuddles and a gift that isn’t for anyone else. I’ve compiled a list of items that are JUST that! You’re welcome.
Mums want to be healthy but when you’re running around after children all day it’s so hard to not just reach for that fizzy drink or that extra cup of coffee. Get mum something that she can use daily, is reusable, looks so damn grown up and isn’t for anyone else. Wakecup are an amazing brand who have reusable and sustainable principles at the forefront.
The bottle comes with a strainer and an infuser so you can put tea leaves, fruit, herbs etc. Whatever your liking for flavoured water is. When I use fruit I just take the infuser and strainer out so I can have more fruit in there.
The lid is made from beautiful bamboo and the glass is double walled, heat resistant toughened glass. The glass can also go in the dishwasher which is a win! 10% of Wakecups profits also go directly to their eco-charity partners.
This bottle is £24 over on Global Wakecup and I must say that it is an amazing bottle that fits with my needs perfectly.
We have quite a few Vonshef items in our house, one of them is this beautiful bamboo cheese board with knives included. A cheese board is what I have always been missing in the house and it’s lovely to have one as compact as this.
The board folds right up into itself, also hiding those knives out of sight from prying children. The knives that are included are; a cheddar knife, hard cheese knife and a cheese fork. All of them are made from stainless steel with easy grip wooden handles.
The board is beautifully made and has been well thought through. The knives are a perfect size and the board would accompany a nice bottle of wine for that special mum on mother’s day.
You can grab this cheese board from Vonshef for an impressive £17.99.
I have to say that as a mum I have only just gotten into the lipstick game now I’m in the later side of my 20’s. I think that I avoided it for so long because I just couldn’t find shades that suited my skin tone. As a pale woman and a blonde it gets hard to find that perfect shade.
The shade that I am wearing is the Playa liquid lipstick. It doesn’t seem to dry out my lips, and it dries matte. I think that’s where I was going wrong for so long because I always picked a shinier lipstick.
Spela cosmetics are vegan, non toxic and cruelty free which I love. I get all of my cosmetics, toiletries, moisturisers, face masks, bubble bath, shower gel etc from the body shop so it’s lovely to find another brand where I can purchase cosmetics and beauty supplies that hold the same principles.
The formulas are ultra pigmented so you can either use them for full coverage or blog them on for a light lip stain. Because the formula is a liquid lipstick you can also mix colours together and blend them to get the exact colour for you.
These Spela liquid lipsticks are $18 and they come in 8 available shades.
I absolutely love love love coffee. 8 times out of 10 I will make myself a really nice coffee in the morning. Making a nice coffee means that I have to use my French press (which I enjoy!).
So far I have 3 French presses, this one, a wooden lidded one and one that does literally 1 cup. This French press is an 8 cup (they must measure in espresso size because this will give you 3 standard cups of coffee).
You can pick this up from Vonshef for just £12.99.
Firstly, let me say that this bag is so deceiving. You will be amazed at how much it can hold. The bag itself is super versatile, lots of little pockets and perfect for travelling with.
There are enough brush compartments to hold 10 brushes, a zip pocket, 2 netted side pockets, 1 netted pocket in the lid and a big compartment in the middle. I use mine for my nail bag in my drawers. Nail varnish, acrylic powders, nail files, you name it it’s in there.
The bag is available from Ellis James Designs for $29.95.
This key ring is just beautiful! When it came through the post I instantly loved it and it went straight onto my keys. When ordering with Dolls and Dudes you can request whatever colours you like and personalise it to how you would like.
The key ring suits me perfectly and I’m absolutely made up with it. There are so many designs to choose from; everything down to the key ring clasp itself can be personalised.
This key ring would cost £8; without the charms and Pom would be £6.50. Postage is £1.50. There’s also options to add multiple named key rings.
Mention me when you order at Dolls and Dudes and you will bag a 10% discount!
Wooden photo mount
Next up we have a lovely wooden photo mount by Hartys. Isn’t it just beautiful! You can tell that love goes into each one that’s made, and they are also branded on the underneath. You can see how they brand their photo mounts on their Instagram profile.
The mounts are made from solid wood and can have whatever wording you require. They also make them in various sizes. I’ve found that this mount can hold 2 pictures or 1 big photo.
Isn’t it just beautiful though! I feel like I need more now to dot around the house!
Find more over at Hartys Instagram!
Mother’s Day cards
Aren’t these cards just absolutely stunning! They are laser cut from 300gsm card and hand finished with a coloured card insert. Cards are left blank inside for you to add your very own personal message. The cards can come in A6 or A5.
There are lots of different designs available so make sure that you head over to their website to have a look.
These cards start from £3.50 over at Pogofandango.
Health and beauty
Are you even a mum if you don’t get excited by new products for your skin? As a mum I absolutely love new products, it’s essential that I have a good regime when it comes to my skin otherwise I break out due to lack of sleep.
The heavenly healing balm is a multi action balm that contains natural oils in a beeswax base. It smooths, purifies, tightens pores, hydrates and repairs.
The beauty sleep miracle balm contains anti aging properties promoting cellular regeneration and rehydration. The balm includes a blend of rose hip seed oil, vitamin E and evening primrose.
The pots pictured are 5ml and they go up to 60ml over on the website. Prices start from £5 at Noubalm.
So what are you getting your mums for mother’s day?