Mother’s Day is just around the corner and the typical gift options like chocolates and flowers are sure to be lining every shop window display. Although firm favourites, mum might be a little all too used to being spoiled by these tried-and-tested – yet perhaps a little tired – gifts. You can never spoil your mum too much, even though 365 days out of the year are already dedicated to her, so why not push the boat out and treat yours to something extra special this year? Here’s our favourite alternative gift ideas.
The Gin Package, £29
From the appropriately named company Don’t Buy Her Flowers comes a gift package perfect for a relaxing evening in. Containing The Times’ bestseller ‘Hurrah for Gin’ and two varieties of Bloom Gin, this package is perfect for the mum who loves a liquid gift.
Liz Earle ‘Your Daily Routine’ Skincare Set, £49
Made for the mum who loves to pamper herself, this set from renowned natural skincare brand Liz Earle is the ultimate gift this Mother’s Day. Spoil them with a whole skincare routine, from cleanser to eye cream, for a guaranteed moment in the day that they can dedicate completely to themselves.
C-Side Spa Retreat @ The Cotswolds
Escape reality and the hustle and bustle of everyday life in the serene backdrop of the Cotswolds. C-Side’s “Spa and Stay” luxury retreat is perfect for those of you wanting to make more than just a day out of Mother’s Day this year. Sit back and enjoy a 3 course-meal and a relaxing spa treatment, and make memories to last a lifetime.
Cocktail Macarons, £13
Whether your mum is a wine lover or likes to celebrate gin ‘o clock, these beautifully packaged macarons are the perfect gift! A special selection of favourite cocktails, including white Russian, mojito, raspberry daiquiri and blue lagoon and old-fashioned, these will be sure to satisfy, and not just aesthetically!
Jo Malone Lime Basil and Mandarin Home Candle, £45
Transform your home with the ultimate luxury scented candle from Jo Malone. The inviting scent of lime, basil and mandarin is perfect for lining a relaxing evening bath or lighting up the mantelpiece as we see off the last few winter nights.
The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F**k – £12.99
With a motto of, “how to stop spending time you don’t have with people you don’t like doing things you don’t want to do”, Sarah Knight’s bestselling self-help book is the most appropriate gift for the mum who is suffering from an overstretched schedule, neglecting their own mental sanity and is a regular user of the F-word.
Written by Megan Horn
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