Gift Guides are one of my favourite posts to write although they do take a long time. However, they are so enjoyable and you all seem to like reading them. I have a couple of Gift Guides on here including my Christmas Gift Guides and Valentine's Day Gift Guides if you fancy checking them out. Today's post is all about Mother's Day Gift Guide and it's a pretty special one because mothers are all amazing. A mother does not have to be your birth Mum, she could be anyone who has been that mother figure in your life. I love my Mum so much and she really influenced me in many ways including my beauty choices and taste. I have a huge collection of products in this Gift Guide that would suit every budget and many Mums' tastes. There are some high end, mid range and affordable options and many of them can be bought in-store if you are buying last minute. This year, Mother's Day in the UK is on March 6th so there is still time to pop in-store and pick up something for your Mum. Right, let's get into the Gift Guide...
FOREO Beauty Devices* // from £99
FOREO makes one of my favourite beauty devices and I know many mothers would absolutely love it. They have a good variety to choose from including the FOREO Luna* (£149) and Iris Eye Massager* (£99). They have also launched a new Luna Mini 2* (£99) which is amazing and I would be talking about it in a separate post. The Magenta Luna* (£149) is for all skin types which would be suitable for Mums because it has an anti-ageing side. This side is perfect for massaging the skin and prevents premature wrinkles and fine lines. The Iris Eye Massager is absolutely genius and it mimics finger tapping motions which is recommended for the under eye. All the FOREO devices are so gentle and very effective and I absolutely love them. If you are not prepared to invest just yet, you can check out their Day Cleanser* (£25) and Night Cleanser (£30) which are affordable at £25 and £30 respectively.
Grown Alchemist Range*// from £14
I am totally new but absolutely obsessed with the Grown Alchemist Skincare range. If your Mum is into green beauty or skincare, this is a brand that's totally worth checking out. I would have a full review up soon because I have been testing some products out. I can tell your right now that they are effective. There are three products I would recommend as a gift for mothers because I know there are perfect for everyday use. The first is the Detox Serum Antioxidant-3* (£39) which is a liquid -like serum that feels super refreshing on the skin. It feels exactly like water but the way it makes my skin feel refreshed is definitely more effective than water. It is designed to detoxify the skin from free radicals that are found in our environment which also cause premature ageing. The second product is the Hydra Repair Day Cream* (£39) which is oil free and super light on the skin. It goes on very smoothly, gets absorbed easily and still retains moisture over the course of the day. It also works as a light base/primer for makeup which is amazing. The last product is the Watermelon and Vanilla Lip Balm* (£14) which I absolutely love. I have never tasted or seen anything with these two flavours before and it is really nice. It is perfect for dry, cracked and chapped lips and I know mothers would love this lip balm.
Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser// Link // £15.50
Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish is one of the most popular hot cloth cleansers in the UK (and maybe beyond) and it's simply because it does what it says on the tin. I know some mothers don't like removing their makeup with makeup wipes or anything stripping. Hot cloth cleansers, cream cleansers or balm cleansers (and even oil) are the usual default makeup removers because they are gentle and do not strip the skin. The Liz Earle Cleanser and Polish is amazing because it is effective and it requires little effort. I got this set from John Lewis for £15.50 and it came with four free muslin cloths, a travel size Cleanser and Polish and the Liz Earle Eye Bright Eye Makeup Remover (I think this was a free with the purchase). I love this Eye Makeup remover because it feels refreshing and I know many mothers would love how soothing it feels after a long day.
Body Shop Drops of Youth Range*// Link //from £14 //Review
This range is one of the newest launches from Body Shop (well, they have added some products to the existing range and revamped the packaging). I already spoke about it here so I won't waffle on too much but it is worth trying out. They have a wide variety of products to choose from but I have only tried three- The Youth Essence Lotion*, The Youth Cream* and the Youth Concentrate Serum*. Many mothers would love this range because it keeps the skin firm and prevents any premature signs of ageing as a result of the plant stem cells infused in the range. I highly recommend the Youth Concentrate Serum which is super lovely on the skin and has an amazing firming action.
Elemental Herbology Range*
Elemental Herbology is another brand I know many mothers love because their products are effective and made from natural actives. They are know for developing products that promote good health, wellness and wellbeing. There are two products from their range I know mothers would love to receive as Mother's Day gifts. The first is the Vital Glow* (£55) which is one of my favourite night cream because it gives my skin the best possible glow. It contains Plant C-Stem, Granactive Retinoid and natural AHAs (Alpha Hydroxy Acids) which are so effective for stimulating cell turnover, preventing wrinkles and working on hyper pigmentation. This is one of the few products I have tried that have helped with my hyper pigmentation from acne scarring so I know it does a good job. The second product is the Hand Nutrition Intensive Hand & Nail Repair Cream* (£16) which is perfect for winter (and other seasons) to prevent dry hands. One of the first signs of ageing usually appears on the hands and incidentally mothers use their hands for so many tasks.. Investing in a good hand cream is super essential and I use hand creams a lot because my hands get very dry. It smells very natural and I love how it also works well for the nail cuticles which tend to get dry as well.
Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Oil*// Link //£29
Many mothers would tell you they highly rate the Elizabeth Arden Eight hour range which I believe is one of their best sellers. The recently launched the Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Oil* which is multifunctional as it can be used for the face, body and hair. The bottle is really light which makes it travel friendly and the oil in itself is light weight. It does not sit heavy on the skin at all yet you can see and feel its effective. If your Mum has dry skin or she has dry skin this Winter (or any other season), she would absolutely adore this oil. Many mothers prefer multi-tasking products and this is one that ticks all the boxes and provides good value for money.
I am a huge fan of hydrating serums and I know many mothers prefer to invest more in their skincare as opposed to makeup. One good way of ensuring the skin is in tip top shape is to use hydrating serums and there are three options for all budgets. The first one is the Vichy Aqualia Thermal Serum (£22.50) which is one of the best drug store options out there and this is a repurchase because I love it so much. It provides the right amount of hydration to the skin and gets absorbed really well. The second option is the La Roche Posay Hydraphase Intense Serum* (£19.90) and this is one of my favourites as well. The texture is so hydrating and it's just like giving your skin a much needed glass of water to quench its thirst. The last option is more pricey but totally worth it. It's the Lancome Advanced Genifique Youth Activating Serum Concentrate (£59) which is one of Lancome's best seller and has been for many years. It is absolutely amazing at hydrating the skin but it also has anti ageing properties which helps keep the skin supple and youthful.
Amouage Fate Hand Cream* // Link // £55
Now this is one super luxury Mother's Day gift item but it is totally worth every penny. It's none other than the Amouage Fate Hand Cream* which is absolutely gorgeous and smells too beautiful (it has an oriental vibe from its Oman origin). First off, the packaging is so beautiful and there is no need to do any extra wrapping (my favourite kind of gift). The product in itself is so lovely on the hands, relieves any dryness and the moisture it provides is retained for a pretty long time. Although it is a hand cream, I don't think there is any harm in using it on the body (I have done this a few times) and it just feels so lovely. If you want to get something for your Mum that is exquisite, I would suggest checking this hand cream out. They also have some amazing fragrances if you want to go an extra mile.
Molton Brown Dewy Lily of the Valley & Star Anise*// Link // from £10.00
This is the newest launch from Molton Brown and it is beyond gorgeous. I can't even describe how beautiful it smells and I am so happy that I got a chance to try it out. I was kindly invited to its launch and a flower headdress making workshop and I would be talking about it in another post. As the name suggests, it has Lily of the Valley notes and Star Anise among other beautiful notes. It's such a spring perfect feminine scent and I am already obsessed with it. I know many Mothers would love this set and it has a Bath &Shower Gel*, Body Lotion*, Fragrance (EDT)*, Scented Candle, Hand Cream and Aroma Reeds. The Gift Set* pictured above retails for £72 can be found here and of course, it would be impeccably wrapped so you don't have to do anything extra.
Roger & Gallet Fleur de Figuier Range* // from £17
If you are a regular reader of my blog, you would know that I am obsessed with the Roger & Gallet Fleur de Figuier range. I was lucky to try out the Fleur de Figuier EDP* (£40.50) and it's one of the few fragrances I have completely finished. I am so happy I now have a new one to continue my obsession with. It's one of the most long lasting fragrances I have tried and it sits so well on my skin. I think it would be suitable for any mother but particularly if your Mum loves anything with Fig notes or a sweet fragrance. She would absolutely adore this scent!! The best part is they also recently launched the Precious Balms* (£17) and there is a Fleur de Figuier scent. The texture of this balm is so incredible and I don't think I have tried anything as soft and creamy as this balm. The fragrance infused in the balm lingers for a good while on the skin and I just love the packaging as well. These two would make a perfect Mother's day Gift.
Fake Bake Beauty// Link // from £17.50
I am still very impressed with Fake Bake Beauty and I have absolutely enjoyed the products I have. One product I always recommend is the D-Luxe Facial Cleansing Melt* which is essentially a balm-oil cleanser and removes every stitch of makeup. I love how easy it is to use and how effective it is at removing my makeup. I know mothers would also love this because it is fuss free and does a spanking good job even if you are not wearing makeup. The second product is the Dolce Dream Lemon Meringue Body Whip* which is more of a pamper product. The texture is so soft and it smells good enough to eat. It gets absorbed really well and I can't fault it at all. If you have a Mother/Daughter pamper day planned, this would be nice to include in your pamper essentials.
Jo Malone Tuberose Angelica Cologne Intense // Link // £105
This is one of my all time favourite fragrances and it has been featured on here more than a few times. Jo Malone Fragrances are really classy and elegant and I am sure many Mums would love it. The Tuberose Angelica Cologne Intense is such a beautiful fragrance and everything about it down to the packaging is swoon worthy. It is feminine, demure and elegant and I always feel super sophisticated whenever I wear it. It is expensive but this one has lasted me for more than a year and I have a good amount left.
This Works Deep Sleep Range
Let's face it, some mothers (and many other people) struggle with sleep and it can be quite tiring. I also know that many people don't want to go down the route of using medications and that's where the This Works Deep Sleep Range comes in handy. This Works creates a more modern but natural way to help people relax and sleep better. There are two products from the range I love and I know mothers would love them as well. They are both infused with essential oils of Lavender, Camomile and Vetivert which are known for aiding relaxation. The first is the Deep Sleep Pillow Spray (£16) can be sprayed on the beddings and pillows before sleep and they work so well. The Deep Sleep Stress Less Rollerball (£12) is useful for keeping calm on the go. It is really cute and discrete so mothers can pop it in their makeup bags and apply as needed. They are both very useful and thoughtful gifts and any mother being stressed or having less sleep would love them.
Sachajuan Overnight Hair Repair* // Link // £35
This is also very new to my stash but I already love it. It's the Sachajuan Overnight Hair Repair and I feel this would be perfect for busy mothers. First off, the packaging is just too beautiful to be a hair product but I think it makes it stand out so well. It is a gel product based on pure water and it is designed to strengthen the hair and improve its elasticity and shine. It can be used in the evening on clean hair (on the ends only) and it promises amazing hair in the morning. It can be rinsed off in the morning if you wish or just leave it as it and style it. The best part is it does not stain pillow cases, it's fat-free and it smells so lovely.
Nail Varnish//from £15
My Mum is a huge nail polish/varnish lover and I know she would always appreciate nail polishes. She loves strong vibrant colours and I find myself reaching for the same colours that she loves even without thinking. There are two nail polishes that I feel would make amazing gifts for Mother's Day. The first is the Chanel Le Vernis Nail Colour in 599 Provocation (£18) which is the perfect purple shade and I know my Mum would adore this shade. The formula is beautiful and the wear time is impressive. I mean it is Chanel so I would not expect anything less. The second nail polish is from NARS in the shade Dovima (£15) which is a beautiful classic Red Shade. Red Nail Polishes are absolutely timeless and you can't go wrong with them even if you tried hard.
Ultimo Lingerie// Link to all bras // Link to Jasmine Bra
I discovered Ultimo last year and I have been very impressed with their collections. They make the most innovative yet practical lingerie ranging from bras, shorts, bridal lingerie, etc. I particularly love that they have a wide range of sizes (cup sizes and bands) to fit different women. A good number of their styles go up to G and so one. They have very good support and I cannot fault them at all. I can't think of any woman who would not love to receive beautiful lingerie and I always feel special when I am wearing them. I think they would make an amazing gift for Mothers and there are many styles to choose from. They also have a counter in House of Fraser and you can buy online if you know your Mother's size. (They are true to size which is perfect). I particularly love their Jasmine range* (£30) and their Strapless Bra collections* with matching briefs/panties.
Personalised Gift Ideas
I am a huge fan of personalised gifts and I was lucky to try out the I Just Love It website for Valentine's day (review here). I loved their gifting options because they are so unique and there is something for everyone and every budget. They have an amazing selection of Mother's Day Gifts which you can find here. Another website or store to check is the Biscuiteers which make one of the best biscuits I have ever tried. They are delicious and come with the cutest icing designs and packaging. They have a lovely Mother's Day range here which is totally worth checking out.
I know this was a super long post but I hope you found some gift ideas or inspiration for what to get for your Mum or anyone who is a Mother Figure in your life (or sister, friend, auntie, etc). The good thing is this gift guide can also be used for birthdays and even Christmas! Do let me know if you have other gift ideas or recommendations in the comment box. What are your Mother's Day Gift Ideas/Recommendations?
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