Wednesday, 7 March 2018

What mum wants ... "Ma"-vellous gifts for mother's day !


In case it's escaped your notice, this Sunday (11th March) is Mother's Day in the UK. If you're still sadly lacking in the inspiration department, here's a little roundup of some of the lovely goodies available at amazon, guaranteed to put a smile on your mum's face, whatever her interests. They even have one-day delivery options if you're completely unorganised and end up waiting until the last minute !


For the hi-tech modern mum, how about the Amazon Echo Dot ? (RRP £49.99, currently £39.99 with free delivery.) Mum can put her feet up and let Alexa take the strain with hands-free voice control to do everything from playing music, controlling smart home devices (including lights, switches, TVs and thermostats), providing information, reading the news, setting alarms and more. Even better, buy one for yourself too and stay in touch simply - you can call or message anyone hands-free who also has an Echo device or the Alexa App. Be prepared to explain repeatedly how it all works though !


For Cooking Mama, the Handmade at Amazon English Dinner Apron by Victoria Eggs (RRP £22) is the perfect accessory for the kitchen. As well as keeping her clothes clean and giving her something to wipe her hands on, it could also come in handy for choosing what to cook for dinner - roast beef? bangers and mash? fish & chips? or how about the retro classic Spotted Dick?! It's not just the food choices that are the best of British - the apron itself is screen printed and hand sewn in Lincolnshire, England.


For Green-fingered earth mothers, even those without a garden, this Indoor Herb Garden Kit (RRP £20.45, currently £12.97) is perfect for the kitchen window sill. There's something very satisfying about having homegrown fresh herbs (basil, parsley, chives) to add the final finishing touch and gourmet garnish to your meal, even if it's just spaghetti sauce out of a jar ! This kit has everything you need to start an indoor herb garden - a planter box, 3 rustic pots, growing medium & seeds. You even get some chalk to write the names of the herbs on the blackboard strip while you wait for them to grow ! Mummy Mummy, whose food is yummy, how does your garden grow ?!


For sweet-toothed mums, who love a little taste of luxury, Prestat chocolates go the extra mile in terms of taste and packaging. The 210g Large Jewel Box (currently £14.99) is Prestat's best-selling gift box and is packed with 16 of their favourite chocolates and truffles. Designed by artist Kitty Arden, the box and its layers of tissue paper conjure up the great stages of London, on which Prestat-lovers such as Sir John Gielgud and Dame Peggy Ashcroft plied their trade. They're not the only famous fans though.  Prestat say : “Our chocolates and truffles have been enjoyed by kings and queens, sultans and maharajas, princesses and presidents, stars of stage and screen, indeed by anyone who delights in the pleasure that only the finest chocolate brings”. Time to add your mum to that list !


Finally, for the Perfectly Pampered Parent, you can't go wrong with some luxury bath and body care products, and The Ritual of Sakura Relaxing Gift Set from Rituals (RRP £16.92) ticks all the right boxes. Celebrate each day as a new beginning with these lovely products based on the fabulous aromas of Cherry Blossom and Rice Milk. The gorgeous box contains Shower Foam, Shower Oil, Body Scrub, and Body Cream. Perfect for a pampering spa day in the comfort of your own home.

All of these gifts (and more) can be found online at www.amazon.co.uk/HandmadeMothersDay and www.amazon.co.uk.




Disclosure : I was gifted a selection of products.

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