Mother’s Day Gift Guide 2012
- Published on Thursday, 01 March 2012 13:47
- Last Updated on 05 September 2013
- Monica Costa
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Here are some of London Mums’ favourite gifts. Have a happy Mother’s Day and do not forget Grannies are mums too!
The handbag filled with chocolate truffles, not only has a delicious sweet treat, but doubles up as an adorable change purse or make up case too.
If you think your mother is the sweetest thing this pretty pink box is packed full of mouth-watering fudge and is bound to make her day. This is most definitely our favourite Mother’s day gift! You can nominate your Mum in Thorntons’ Mum of the Year competition for a chance for you and your Mum to win a hotel break and a year’s supply of delicious Thorntons chocs. Just go online and tell why your Mum is so great www.thorntons.co.uk/mumoftheyear
City Changing Bag
How many times have we found ourselves asking our hubbies to hold on to the changing bag while we shop only to be told ‘I am not wearing a woman’s bag!’?. Here’s a bag that husbands will like too: the Tippitoes City Changing Bag, a very practical unisex bag complete with a striped handle to give the bag a more modern edge. The chic design combined with the leather look creates a stylish, yet practical changing bag option for both Mums and Dads. Tippitoes is a guarantee and still is one of my favourite brands. RRP £25.99 http://www.tippitoes.com/city-changing-bag.html
BLURB PERSONALISED BOOKS You can now become an author and create your very own personalised book. Blub offers gift vouchers to mums who have a book idea and does not know how to get published. The Blurb concept is brilliant and makes you a self published author who can become quite successful based on the sharing idea. Blurb®’s platform makes it easy to design, publish, market and sell professional-quality books. I have used it to make my own ‘Easy Art & craft for mums with young children’ book which is great as a keepsake as all this art can’t be stored forever 🙂 www.blurb.com
An apron is a simple and practical invention to keep you clean while you work…right? So what’s happened? Since it was first worn by humble cooks in the middle ages and white ruffled Victorian maids the apron has gone on to be often seen as a frivolous notion, associated with tea room waitresses and picture-perfect American housewives. The apron has now come back into its own and widely used by all TV chefs. Cooking Gorgeous has come up with a smart, sexy, grown-up, and gorgeous twist. And so smart and comfortable your guests will think you wear a sexy dress particularly this purple apron is stunning and super comfy.
Check Cooking Gorgeous founder, Henny Flynn, testimonial and how she came up with this business idea at https://londonmumsmagazine.com/2012/mumpreneur-henny-flynn
CEWE Photobook it’s very easy these days to put together a photo album. So no need for spending hours sticking all your photos into an album! The CEWE service and software is very easy to use and the delivery service very fast. What a great gift for mum: a collection of the best pictures of the year, of all her grandchildren and children. They are really bespoke, personal presents, particularly ideal for Mother’s Day as they allow people to capture their special memories into one place. Go to www.cewe-photobook.co.uk to download the software and create your album. They come in a variety of sizes and prices starting from just £5.99 up to £100!
These two products are part of an Australian Bush Flower Essences’ unique range of organic essence moisturisers. The simplicity and sensuality of the ranges help manage an individual’s emotional landscape.
Australia is home to the world’s oldest and wildest range of healing flowers which, along with its relatively low pollution levels, makes it a rich source of natural healing products. Australian Bush Flower Essences was founded by Ian White, who grew up in the Australian bush where he discovered the healing qualities of plants and flowers – a traditional remedy which dates back to the Aboriginies. All of Australian Bush Flower Essences’ products are organic. We love the smell of these products and the fact they they are very delicate on sensitive skin. For more information visit:
Sranrom Mini Trio Hand Cream set, £10.00 and is stocked in Fenwicks and online at www.sranrom.co.ukSranrom are a luxury home-spa products range, that are produced in Thailand. Products are derived from the ancient Thai philosophies of well-being, with the aim being to create high-quality, natural products that release feelings of pleasure, serenity and contentment. Sranrom have a brilliant selection of products from four different collections, “Calm Down” “Feel Good” “Get Lively” and “Sleep Tight”. Sranrom are stocked online, at Fenwicks and Urban Retreat… Sranrom do some really lovely gift packs that would be great for Mother’s Day, check their website: http://www.sranrom.co.uk
The room and body mist RRP £18.00 is available from www.sranrom.co.uk and Fenwicks.
The alluring shades of Yes To Carrots C Me Blush Lip Tint work with every skin tone, imparting sheen and shine with a hint of subtle tint, like your natural lip colour – only better. Available from Victoriahealth.com and Feelunique.com.
LUXURY DIAMOND – Day cream with Diamagen by JUDITH WILLIAMS
A premium anti-ageing skin care range that harnesses the powerful collagen and radiance boosting properties of real diamond particles has just arrived in the UK from Germany. Forming part of the Judith Williams skin care collection, this dazzling line-up had a European waiting list of over 1,000,000 prior to launch and the Judith Williams Luxury Diamond Day Cream with Diamagen sold out in under 4 hours when it recently went on sale in the UK. Each pot is crammed with Trylagen™ and Diamagen – real diamond powder and a host of natural skin health giving ingredients. Wrinkle depth will be reduced by up to 30% in 30 days.
Available from QVC www.QVCUK.com.
HUGS & KISSES PERFUME BY JUDITH WILLIAMS
This Mother’s Day, don’t just leave hugs and kisses to mistletoe encounters, now you can wear them on the dip of your collar bone and the nape of your neck with Hugs & Kisses the best selling, romance-inspired fragrance from well loved opera singer, accomplished actress, TV presenter and cosmetician Judith Williams. Created especially for Judith by Pierre Bourdon (considered one of the most famous and innovative perfumers of his generation), this enchantingly light fragrance is inspired by Judith’s glamorous sense of style and is both wearable and irresistible; day or night. RRP £26 for 100ml – Available from QVC www.QVCUK.com.
Boasting six chutney jars and gingham jar covers, a recipe book jam-packed with hints, tips and ideas and a Fudges Biscuits for Cheese Selection Tin, it would make the ideal gift for mum this year. The kit launched exclusively on the Fudges online shop in December 2011 www.fudges.co.uk and is available at RRP £36. Fudges was founded by Great, Great Granddad, Percy Fudge in 1926 and three generations down the line, Steve, Sue and Graham Fudge have worked hard to preserve his legacy, adapting his award winning savoury and sweet biscuits, delicious luxury cakes and indulgent treats to suit today’s discerning tastes. Each ingredient is handpicked for its quality and flavour and butter, eggs and cheese are sourced from local farmers that share our values.
IDEAL GIFT TO A NEW MUM
Organic Babies New Born Hamper by Green People: This gift set is perfect for ‘mums to be’ or those with new arrivals. Green People’s products are very natural and ideal for delicate skin. It’s one of London Mums’ favourite brands for mum & baby. www.greenpeople.co.uk RRP £34.99
ORGANIC HAIR CARE PRODUCTS: London Mums love the Aqua Boost products range formulated from certified organic ingredients, organic oils, vitamin B5 and wheat protein to nourish dry hair, leaving it naturally moisturised, smooth, shiny and protected from UV damage. The range comprises a shampoo, conditioner and reconstructor. Why not get something natural and gentle to mums this Mother’s Day! www.organiccoloursystems.com
Forget flowers and other predictable gifts this Mother’s Day, show you really care with a personalised book for mum. Each book costs £17.50 and is available exclusively from Itsyourstory.co.uk.
Monica Costa founded London Mums in September 2006 after her son Diego’s birth together with a group of mothers who felt the need of meeting up regularly to share the challenges and joys of motherhood in metropolitan and multicultural London. London Mums is the FREE and independent peer support group for mums and mumpreneurs based in London https://londonmumsmagazine.com and you can connect on Twitter @londonmums