It’s Mother’s Day this weekend, and I always think the best gift you can give is spending time with your mum, or mum figure in your life. I know my mum would much prefer to have some time with me, than an expensive gift, and if I was a mum, I’d feel the same, I am sure.
That’s not to say you turn up empty handed! A bunch of daffodils put a smile on anyone’s face. If you want to take mum out for lunch , there are loads of deals on 5pm. And there are, of course, lots of Mother’s Day Spa deals too, where you could perhaps spend some time with your mum getting pampered as well.
I have had countless press releases in the last month or so for Mother’s Day, from the sublime to the ridiculous, suggesting we gift our mums diamonds, or a while new wardrobe, or a massively expensive face cream If you can afford it, and you want to, fine, but remember and spend some time with her too!
I’ve whittled my huge Mother’s Day round-up own to four really simple, small gifts that I am sure mum would be delighted with, as long as they are delivered with a smile and the promise of some time.
First up is this fab Next Cactus Flower & Cedarwood Fragranced Diffuser (£12). I love that this has a Monstera (cheeseplant) leaf in it. This plant is a huge trend this year, mark my words. And cactus flower couldn’t be more hip if it tried!
I love a bar of soap, and this beautiful Neroli and Lime Leaves Soap from Heathcote & Ivory (£5, John Lewis) is deliciously sunny – and we need that after the winter we’ve had. Neroli, Lime leaves, white blossoms, precious woods, sweet amber and rich musk create a gorgeous scent. The soap contins essential oils of mandarin, petit grain and clary sage.
This lovely L’Occitane Hand Cream Trio (£21) features three of their best-selling hand creams in a keepsake tin. Lovely gift. The 30ml hand creams are Shea Butter, Cherry Blossom, and Almond Delicious.
Woods of Windsor is one of those old brands you find in quirky chemist shops, and it’s worth seeking out! The Moisturising Bath & Shower Collection is beautifully illustrated. It contains 50ml products in three classic Woods of Windsor fragrances – True Rose, Blue Orchid & Water Lily and Pomegranate & Hibiscus. And it’s just £10.