Struggling for ideas of what to get ‘the best Ma in the world’ come the 26th March 2017? Or maybe you ARE THE BEST ma in the world and you need to leave some hints lying around… Here’s some fab ideas to make the day amazing ❤️
What is Mother’s Day without breakfast in bed? There’s a site called Heartisania that sells handmade goods from all over the world – like silk tapestries from India or pottery from Honduras. People have poured their heart and soul into making these unique, one off pieces and any item would be something special to treasure forever. This ceramic tray from Africa takes reclaimed tiles and makes them into an amazing work of art, which while totally practical, could also be something of an heirloom to be passed down from mother to daughter. So not only will Mother’s Day breakfast in bed have a little more heart and soul than usual, but this gift will help support local tradesmen from all over the world – including some of the poorest countries. And if that doesn’t make you feel all warm and fuzzy, I don’t know what will. Plus it’s totally instagrammable.
Why say it with a card when you can say it with a notebook? At the end of the day, no matter how funny or adorable a card is, it’s going to get lashed in the bin after a few days (or at best put in a memory box, never to be seen again) but Thortful actually let you make your cards into notebooks so yer ma can be reminded what a fab child you are every single day. Boss.
For the stylish mums you can’t go wrong with a) rose gold and b) Vivenne Westwood. You’ll be scoring offspring points all over the show with this absolutely drop dead gorgeous Viv keyring. Just beware, you’re likely to lose hours (and half your wages) on Jules B – it’s full of perfectly curated designer wear and if you’re stuck for style inspo just check one of their ‘edits’. In fact, this is just really an online shopping treat for yourself… the mothers day gift is a bonus.
The greatest gift you can give someone is time and god knows, none of us have got enough of it. The Hello Time Planner is a gorgeous piece of heaven that every stationery lover will go crazy over. It includes monthly and weekly planners, development plans, inspirational quotes and loads more stuff that will leave even the most chaotic, hard -working mother feeling chilled and organised AF. It’s not dated either so it can be given and started at any point suring the year. Plus did I mention it’s really, really gorgeous?
The best way to make your mum feel like a queen is of course a stay in a castle (preferably with servants waiting on her hand and foot). The Mercure Aberdeen Ardoe House Hotel & Spa actually looks like a Disney castle and they have a fab mother & daughter spa day offer on (nationwide) so you and your mum can kick back, enjoy massage, facials, manicures, a full day lying by the pool and of course bubbly… Bliss.
If there’s one thing mums love, it’s taking photos; kids, grandkids, pets, their latest slimming world creation. You name it, they’ll snap it. If there’s one thing that’s guranteed to get extra likes on Facebook and Insta it’s a good photo but SLR cameras are expensive and iphone pictures are… just fine. The PNY smartphone lens kit comes with 4 different lenses (panoramic, dead dead panoramic, fish eye & close up) that just clip on and off her phone so she can take amazing photos of all her most precious, gorgeous things without having to get any expensive kit. Boss.
While we’re on the subject of gorgeous stuff, you could lose hours on Edie & Rona. It’s full of nik naks, gifts and stationery you didn’t know you even needed; until you saw them and fell in love that is. This gorgeous marble effect rose gold pen and weekly time planner would look amazing sat on anyone’s desk (you can even use it as a meal planner if you don’t want to sully it with anything as mundane as work. Food>work) and of course, writing with THAT PEN gives all the happiness. This little trinket tray is perfect for all the little bits and bobs that don’t have a home but definitely cannotgo wandering.
Can you even have a Mothers Day without wine? We mums live for that shit! We all know where to pick up a bottle of prosecco but how about something a bit different? Mr Gladstones do an amazing ‘sweet shop’ flavoured wine ‘Curious Emporium’; tasting just like the old classics ‘Pear Drops’ and ‘Rhubarb & Custard’ (the latter being particularly delicious!). Mums can relive getting a 10p mix when they were kids (you can’t even get a solitary Chomp bar for 10p now) but much much better. Because it’s alcoholic. Plus the bottles are really hipster and aesthtically pleasing.
Manuka honey is the new coconut oil when it comes to a natural super cure for all, thanks to its amazing anti-bac properties. it’s super hard to get hold of and there’s many a place dealing in fake manuka. Make sure your mum gets the real deal with this amazing anti-aging range from the sSkin Doctors. The light, easily absorbed face cream and freckle/age spot reducing hand cream (that claims to take 10 years off your hands in 6 weeks) will make sure your mum gets all the pampering and will make her feel a hell of a lot more special than the good old Nivea ‘thick as tar and oily as a tanker disaster’ gift set would.
Piece Of Mind
Imagine wearing a camera on your head all the time. Every argument you ever had would be settled in seconds with, “It’s not my fault, it’s yours, and I can prove it!” Whether it be asking your partner to pick you up at 5 and they turn up at 6, or who left all the doors open etc. It would make life easier, but more importantly, it would mean you can prove you’re in the right. Unfortunately, this isn’t realistically viable. What is plausible is taking the same concept and applying it to the roads, and there’s no better equipment to do it than the RAC 205 Dash Cam. It records in full HD as soon as you turn your engine on and stores the footage on the memory card. Which means if your mum ever does get in an accident she can prove it wasn’t her driving like a dick. Plus it’s really small and discreet meaning it isn’t going to obstruct any views, take up space on the dashboard or ruin the aesthetics of the car.
This is a bit of a wildcard but what mum wouldn’t want to relive their youth? Skates.co.uk do these amazing retro Rio roller skates (because the traditional 4 wheeled are wayyyyy better than those new fangled inline ones) and I guarantee both you and your mum probably had a pair just like them. They come in every colour under the sun but these black ‘Passion’ ones will a) go with every outfit and b) kind of make you feel a bit like a unicorn – on wheels of course. Staying fit isn’t that fun really but as we get older and we’re tying to keep up with our ever falling metabolism or trying to shift that baby weight, a pair of skates could just be the perfect, dead fun way to shift the lbs. Plus when you fall over 56 times and hurt your arse, it’s the perfect excuse to milk the Mother’s Day ‘being waited on hand and foot’ for at least another week…
Even if your entire life mainly revolves around ‘ballin on a budget’ or the kids are looking for something they can afford with their pocket money then Home & Bargain (or Home Bargains if you’re not Scouse) have got you covered with their range of Mothers Day gifts. The Beautiful Mum rose gold cushion and eyemask we find to be particularly gorgeous ❤️
Happy Mothers Day!