Friday 3 March 2017

Mothers Day Gift Guide

Mothers Day is the one day of the year to show your appreciation for all the things Mums do, as a mum it is hard to juggle everything and try to keep everyone happy so its nice to be appreciated and spoilt. I have put together some gift ideas to suit all budgets and tastes

Chocolate and Wine  - you just can't go wrong with chocolates and wine.

Posh chocs
Introducing Posh! The best selling ‘Original Choc Nibbles’ have been all poshed up. A new classy combination of chocolate, caramel, biscuit and nuts covered in smooth milk chocolate and now available in 185g bags, exclusively at B&M Stores across the UK. A truly noble nibble!

Guylian Belgian chocolates 
Apart from Birthdays and Christmas, Mother’s Day is that special time of the year to show the most important woman in your life the love and appreciation you have for her. Do so by offering her Guylian’s Belgian chocolates because she deserves a treat and something sweet!
Guylian Praline Sea Shells
Guylian’s iconic Sea Shell chocolates never disappoint. Made using only the finest, hand selected Mediterranean hazelnuts, which are roasted and caramelised to perfection before being blended with premium Belgian chocolate, this delicious assortment will keep Mum smiling all day long! Guylian Praline Sea Shells are available in a 250g box (RSP £5.00) or a 375g box (RSP £7.00)
Guylian’s Belgian chocolates are available at all major supermarkets, selected independent stores nationwide and online via

Guylian’s commitment to conservation
Project Seahorse is dedicated to preserving seahorses and other marine life throughout the world. Guylian provides vital long term support for this crucial work and has been a major partner since 1999.
 Seahorses function as flagship species for a wide range of marine conservation projects. These magical but fragile creatures are a good indicator of healthy coastal ecosystems, meaning that saving the seahorses = saving the seas!
Project Seahorse and Guylian agree on the importance of seahorses as a sign of quality – whether it's for fine Belgian Chocolates or for healthy oceans, and each time you buy a box of Guylian Belgian Chocolate Sea Shells, you are helping to save seahorses and the seas, a double gift this Mothers Day
See more at  

Black Tower Wine
Black Tower is the best-selling German wine which offers a variety of products including the low calorie B by Black Tower range which is ideal for any celebratory occasions. It can be an affordable addition to any gift at under £20 a bottle. I received a bottle from the B fruity range by black tower it is reduced alcohol 5.5% and packed full of fruity flavours, Are you taking care of your alcohol intake? But at the same time you want to experience a vibrant and refreshing wine? Then this is the wine for you, This is perfect to accompany a light lunch and to enjoy a glass of something whilst watching your calorie intake at just 55 calories per 125ml glass,that's 30% less than a standard glass of wine, perfect.So go treat your mum, make her a nice meal and add a bottle of Black tower.

Pamper Products -  Any mum will love some products to relieve the signs of stress and fatigue, so give something to help her unwind and turn back the clock a little

Skin Doctors Anti Ageing Range
Mother Day’s is a day for celebrating and pampering the inspirational women in your life. Whether she is a glamourous lady or tired and in need of some relaxation and pampering, Skin Doctors is the perfect helping hand for the Queen Bee in your life!
After years of looking after you, why not give your mum a helping hand when it comes to anti-ageing with Skin Doctors Younger Hands (RRP. £30.60). This hand treatment is designed to hydrate and soften dry hands to take 10 years off hands in just 6 weeks!

Skin Doctors Beelift (RRP. £38.99) is the perfect gift for the Queen Bee in your life. The luxurious facial hydrating treatment containing bee venom and natural Manuka Honey to combat fine lines, wrinkles and loss of elasticity in the skin.

Products are available from, Look Fantastic, Boots, Amazon, Feel Unique, Ocado, Chemist Direct and more

Collagen Extra Marine
With ingestible skincare set to be an ever-growing beauty trend, support your skin from the inside out and combat the signs of ageing with Collagen Extra Marine; an award winning collagen supplement, containing up to 20 times more collagen than any capsule or tablet on the market.

Also included in the Collagen Extra® range is the Collagen Extra® Day Cream, a unique anti-ageing formula with clinically proven collagen peptides and hyaluronic acid, recommended to use alongside the Collagen Extra® Marine liquid supplement for optimum results. available at

English soap company soaps
These soaps are just adorable in their vintage wrapper especially for Mothers Day and they smell amazing, such a perfect gift for any Mother.

They are made from pure Shea butter and are Italian vintage wrapped and cost only  £4.95 They are Honey and Camomille scented and Bluebell scented, a great simple gift that will not break the bank, something the kids could give, that will be truly loved.

Something to wear - a gift of a scarf, head band, wristband, scrunchie or bandana? Then this products covers it all!

Buff headwear
Brave the elements in style with the new Julie Dodsworth collection, a collaboration between original multifunctional headwear brand BUFF® and British artisan designer Julie Dodsworth. Inspired by her days spent living close to the elements on her narrowboat ‘Calamity Jane’, Dodsworth has created four unique Original BUFF® designs.

The patterns which are based on Dodsworth’s love of the British countryside and views from the towpath in every weather, were developed using her signature heritage-vintage style. These designs have been made using the original BUFF®, lightweight and breathable microfiber fabric, designed to keep you warm in the cold and cool in hot weather. These beautiful additions to the range can be worn as a neckerchief, headband, wristband, hair-band, balaclava, scarf, scrunchie and bandana.
I love the designs and versatility of these, a welcome gift at any time but especially Mothers Day.

For further information on BUFF®, visit

Technology - For the tech savvy mums we have a couple of items that will be sure to impress

Jabra Sports Pace earphones
The easy way to enhance your workout, the Jabra Sport Pace earphones have been developed for anyone who uses music to get more out of their fitness endeavours. The earphones provide helpful training management when used with the Jabra Sport Life app – allowing them to become the perfect training partner, no matter your fitness or motivation level. Whether you haven’t ventured out in a while or bravely battle the winter snow for a daily jog, Jabra Sport Pace plus app will help you enhance your workout by providing training statistics and tests while listening to music – without the distraction of wires.

Free your workout from cables while being energised with rich, inspirational sound. With Jabra Sport Pace, you can enjoy up to 5 hours of music or talk time with an easy transition from listening to music to making and receiving calls. Easy connectivity to your Android or Apple iOS smartphone will give you the wireless freedom that you are looking for. With a rapid charge of just 15 mins for a 60 min run you need never be without your Jabra sport pace. 
Jabra Sport Pace is more than just musical motivation, it’s a training guide. With the integrated training app, Jabra Sport Life gives you motivational training tips and allows you to plan, monitor and evaluate your training. With fitness being such a big part of all our lives now these are going to make a great gift for Mum as it is definitely something she would love to use to start her fitness programme or use to develop her already established programme. 

Picture keeper 
With Picture Keeper Connect you can backup all your devices from mobile phones to tablets and computers. Simply connect it to your device and click start backup. The app will do the rest! simply install the app and connect device and away you go, a brilliant device for transferring and storage, we all take so many photos and live life on the go so having a device that we can easily transfer documents, pictures and contact information makes life so much easier. 
Sick of that “out of storage” message? Backup your old smart phone and easily restore all your photos onto your shiny new device. There is a variety of different capacities available.

Any mum would be glad of the extra space on her phone to be able to take more pictures of the kids, or for working mums that rely on data transfer to enable flexible working between office and home it would be a god send. 
16 GB version RRP £99.99 Available from Amazon and

A piece of Jewellery 
Who doesn't love receiving a piece of jewellery, especially as a gift from your children. How about one of these gorgeous bracelets from Hoochie Mama's Mama range, RRP £60 from more information and full range available visit

Hoochie Mama MAMA Rhodium Bracelet
Rhodium plated belcher chain bracelet with our signature symmetrical mama design. Features a 4cm extender chain with a delicate HM tag.

Designed and carved in the UK.
Also available in Rose Gold and Gold. Necklace (£80) also available in collection, why not add one of these Hoochie Mama candles to go with your piece of jewellery?

Events and experiences -  Treat Mum to a trip out or experience she will love.

London Cabaret club - London Never Dies
Tickets to the London Cabaret Club's dazzling, Bond-themed cabaret special London Never Dies, featuring fine dining, a stunning cabaret show including groundbreaking 4D special effects, performing waiters somersaulting to serve smoking martinis and all set in the dazzling surroundings of iconic Art Deco building, Bloomsbury Ballroom.

Whistle Pinks Urban Axe throwing
The PERFECT alternative Mother's Day outing - Whistle Punks. It's the ultimate destination for thrill-seekers wanting to fling axes at targets in one of the most unusual - and addictive - new pastimes.
The sport, which already boasts a huge following in Canada and the US, was brought to the UK by Jools Whitehorn and John Nimmons who noticed a huge, axe-shaped hole in our social scene. 
The activity has been so popular with men and women, that over 7000 people have launched axes with Whistle Punks, including groups as diverse as Google’s employees and the Women’s Institute. 
They have venues in London and Manchester.

Art Work - something exravagant?

ZEBRA ONE GALLERY ( is selling 50 A3 prints each of legendary artists Raul and Hayden Kays' Valentine's prints  - see below -  hand signed by the artists, for a special price of £295 each!

Hayden Kays celebrated work is in the private collections of such luminaries as Harry Styles, Jude Law and Jennifer Lawrence, enjoying international exposure from platinum-selling band The Kooks, who used Kays’ work ‘Sending My Heart’ as the cover artwork for their latest album. 

His practice encompasses painting, sculpture and printmaking. And he is widely described as one of the most provocative artists of his generation for his celebration and critique of the culture industry which demonstrates classically trained sensibilities mediated by thoroughly contemporary concerns. 

Last but not Least my favourite.....Tea!!
I am sure most Mums would agree, a lie in with a nice cup of tea would be our top gift from the kids this Mothers day, 

Oteas is an innovative speciality tea company that is disrupting the world of tea with their unique and unusual variety of flavours. They promote a healthy and balanced lifestyle with their beverages that are all expertly blended with the highest quality ingredients that are sourced from around the globe. Oteas has an unrivalled 400 different blends so there is plenty of fantastic teas to choose from.

The bespoke packaging and huge variety of flavours makes them the ideal quirky gift for mother’s day and Oteas has a great selection of gift boxes and gift sets to choose from.

The gift boxes come in sets of 12 and 24 and can include a selection of teas to fit your mums taste. They also look great! Their brilliant range of double walled glass teaware also makes the brewing experience all that more exciting and is the ideal gift for those mums that love a brew.

 I am sure there is something here for everyone, to fit all tastes and budgets, Happy Mothers Day to all the amazing Mums out there.