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Mother’s Day Gift Guide + GIVEAWAY!

1st March 2018

Mothering Sunday is upon us and I’m really excited to share with you some of the amazing gifts I’ve found this year that would be the perfect present for any Mum or Mum to be!

What’s more, I’ve got an amazing giveaway running for you to win your very own Wax Lyrical Hillside boxed candle glass! (More on this absolutely gorgeous product later…)

Since becoming a Mum, Mother’s Day has become one of my favourite days of the year. For a start it always falls on a Sunday so there’s never any chance I’ll be stuck in work and secondly it’s a day just for me to celebrate doing the best job in the whole world!

I have my own Mum and Mother-in-law to celebrate too, so as well as being on the look out for gorgeous gifts my son husband can get me, it’s important I find gorgeous gifts that they will love too. Here is a pick of my favourite gifts this year.

Hempz Skincare Range

Hempz have got a huge range of skin, hair, sun and sunless products which are enriched with 100% hemp seed oil which is rich in vitamins and proteins. The result is a luxurious range of products which leave your skin and hair feeling nourished and revitalised. I love the body wash and moisturiser which both smell divine and leave my skin feeling brand new: the perfect gift for a new Mum who is feeling a bit run down due to lack of sleep. The body wash is priced at £16.99, lip balm is £7.99 and the body scrub is £17.99.

Dartington Crystal Vases

Dartington have just become my favourite brand of quality crystal glassware. I adore having flowers around the house as soon as there is the smallest hint that spring is on its way but trying to find a quality vase can be tough. They have a huge range of products which are perfect to give to any Mum this Mother’s Day but my favourite is this Cushion Vase in Heather which just looks gorgeous filled with my favourite flowers. For the budget conscious there’s even a section on their website dedicated to gifts £25 and under as well as the opportunity to personalise any gift you choose.

Olverum Bath Oil

Olverum bath oil is made up of ten essential oils and is the perfect addition to your bath to help relieve tension, ease aching muscles and create a relaxing environment for any hard working Mum. Available from Harvey Nicks, Fenwick and House of Fraser, Olverum will make the perfect gift for any Mum who wants to improve their wellbeing and feel renewed this Mothering Sunday. The travel set with three small sample sizes is priced at £19.

Naissance Bath Bomb Kits

I am always on the look out for a gift that is a little bit different so this year I was happy to stumble upon Naissance’s bath bomb kits. There isn’t a Mum on this earth who doesn’t love a good bath bomb and this kit lets those craftier type Mums create their own before relaxing in a hot bath with it fizzing away. Priced at only £16.99, this bath bomb kit is a great present for those on a budget.

NeoStrata Tri-Therapy Lifting Serum

NeoStrata have released this amazing serum which is used by celebrities such as Jess Glynne, Louise Redknapp and Elle MacPherson. It’s triple acting formula volumises and sculpts the skin reducing the appearance of wrinkles and firming the skin. My Mum always told me that using an anti-aging cream was a good idea from the age of twenty and I am totally in love with this one! Priced at £79.00 it’s at the other end of the spectrum budget wise, but seriously who can put a price on fewer wrinkles and firmer looking skin? God knows my skin has seen a battering since becoming a Mum and I know need to decide whether to keep this product for myself or gift it as a Mother’s Day present!

Wax Lyrical Candles

Wax Lyrical are my new favourite candle company and what’s more they’re northern! They are based in the Lake District and have a fantastic range of candles, fragrances and diffusers. I love to burn candles all year around, but especially in the winter to warm up the room and create a floral scent when there’s about as much chance of me opening a window as there is me giving up my obsession with coffee. This beautiful hillside candle not only looks gorgeous but leaves a scent of rolling countryside hills making you feel like you are up in the Lakes on a warm Spring evening. This particular candle is priced at £21.99 but there are candles to suit every budget on the Wax Lyrical website.

I am offering one lucky reader the chance to win their own freshly fragrant Hillside candle from Wax Lyrical. All you have to do is enter below. Winner will be drawn on 17th March 2018 at 10am and will be informed by email. T&Cs apply.

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Disclaimer: I was gifted the products in this gift guide in return for a mention. All opinions are my own. I only accepted gifts I would purchase myself.


  • OddHogg

    1st March 2018 at 9:17 am

    We don’t tend to buy things for Mother’s day, but I’ll likely get her a bunch of flowers on the day. Instead my siblings and I get together and cook her lunch and all spend the day together

  • Pauline Hill

    1st March 2018 at 9:22 am


  • alexandra stone

    1st March 2018 at 9:32 am

    My mum loves my cupcakes, so I’ll make her a cupcake bouquet rather than buy flowers as she always says they are a waste.

  • Tracy K Nixon

    1st March 2018 at 9:35 am

    My mam says she always just likes a bunch of flowers so I will get her a pretty bouquet nearer the time x

  • Tracey Peach

    1st March 2018 at 9:39 am

    I’ve brought Mum some new night dresses because she loves them & needs new ones I managed to get a gorgeous Mothers day card with flowers & butterfly’s on with glitter & some gorgeous words that sum up what she means to me 🙂 x

  • kris mc

    1st March 2018 at 9:45 am

    I’ll be sending flowers

  • lozzle77

    1st March 2018 at 9:57 am

    we’re taking the mother in law out for lunch

  • Jo Carroll

    1st March 2018 at 10:06 am

    I bought her a lovely ‘Mother/Daughter’ figurine from Willow Tree…they are very simple but so beautiful…I hope she loves it. x

  • Sarah Ann

    1st March 2018 at 11:32 am

    I’ll get my mum some flowers and bought her a gift voucher.

  • Ren Taylor

    1st March 2018 at 12:05 pm

    My mum is no longer around but I am hoping to get something nice like flowers or chocs from my kids x

  • Karen Barrett

    1st March 2018 at 12:12 pm

    Making a family meal and flowers

  • Alica

    1st March 2018 at 12:34 pm

    Sadly I lost my Mum 3 years ago but I have ordered some beautiful flowers for my lovely mother in law 🙂

  • Char W

    1st March 2018 at 12:46 pm

    My mum loves wine and balloons for Mother’s Day (yes, balloons!!!)

  • Emma

    1st March 2018 at 1:39 pm

    I haven’t bought anything yet!

  • Louise Reeks

    1st March 2018 at 3:34 pm

    im going to buy some nice plant pots

  • Katy Malkin

    1st March 2018 at 3:55 pm

    Nothing yet! But it’s usually something personal, maybe a nice meal


    1st March 2018 at 5:22 pm

    I bought my mum a new hoover as her one has broken and she is borrowing a friends – cant wait to see her face <3

  • Sidrah Ahmed

    1st March 2018 at 6:21 pm

    I have got my mum a handbag

  • Jade Pawley

    1st March 2018 at 7:28 pm

    I’m not sure yet! I’m thinking of doing her a pamper hamper along with chocolates, DVD’s & flowers!

  • Ellen Stafford

    1st March 2018 at 8:06 pm

    I will probably buy my mum some flowers!

  • helen tovell

    1st March 2018 at 9:31 pm

    I haven’t decided yet

  • Ashleigh Allan

    1st March 2018 at 10:35 pm

    Some really nice bath stuff

  • Solange

    2nd March 2018 at 2:13 am

    Flowers, chocolates and smellies.

  • Laura Chapman

    2nd March 2018 at 9:39 am

    So far this year, I bought her one of the Jo Malone dupe perfumes at Aldi. I cannot believe how genuine and similar they smell!

  • ciara bradley

    2nd March 2018 at 10:50 am

    I will make her lunch

  • DAisy neil

    2nd March 2018 at 11:19 am

    Nothing yet she’s hard to buy for!

  • lesley renshaw

    2nd March 2018 at 12:29 pm

    We’re going away for a few days which is lovely cos I rarely get to see her as she lives away x

  • Elizabeth Smith

    2nd March 2018 at 2:04 pm

    Mum has big plans for her garden so I’m giving her garden vouchers

  • June Lord

    2nd March 2018 at 2:54 pm

    A weekend break away.

  • Annabel Greaves

    2nd March 2018 at 4:54 pm

    I have a card at the moment

  • lokasey

    2nd March 2018 at 9:44 pm


  • iain maciver

    2nd March 2018 at 10:38 pm

    a lightweight hoover

  • lindsay chadburn

    3rd March 2018 at 2:37 am

    im taking her to her favourite restaurant

  • Helen B

    3rd March 2018 at 8:18 am

    I lost my Mum nearly 20 years ago, I am the mum now.

  • Emma Ferguson

    3rd March 2018 at 12:45 pm

    I have brought my Mum a new handbag ?

  • Jo

    3rd March 2018 at 1:05 pm

    A pandora bead.

  • isis1981uk

    3rd March 2018 at 6:45 pm

    I’ve bought her a Letterbox cake!

  • john prendergast

    3rd March 2018 at 8:05 pm

    flowers and wine

  • pete c

    3rd March 2018 at 9:00 pm

    a couple of large print books

  • Angie McDonald

    3rd March 2018 at 10:33 pm

    I’ve bought her tickets to see Macbeth at the local theatre!

  • fiveinthehive2018

    3rd March 2018 at 10:41 pm

    Some fab suggestions there, I love Hempz hand creams. We like to all go out for a meal on Mothers day and celebrate all of the mums in the family #KCACOLS

  • Lydia C. Lee

    3rd March 2018 at 11:11 pm

    What lovely prizes. We still have a few months to go…#KCACOLS

  • ERF Mama

    3rd March 2018 at 11:13 pm

    Some really wonderful ideas here. 😀
    This year I didn’t actually buy my mother anything at all (Motherday was in Feb in Norway) as I live in the UK – however I did get her a card. 🙂


  • Solange

    4th March 2018 at 1:43 am

    Flowers, chocolates and smellies

  • Veronica Lee

    4th March 2018 at 5:30 am

    My mom loves flowers especially roses. Her name is Rosa(rose in Latin) and we have been giving her roses every Mother’s Day.

  • Veronica Lee

    4th March 2018 at 5:31 am

    Oops! I forgot to the #KCACOLS tag!

  • oldhouseintheshires

    4th March 2018 at 8:59 am

    What a lovely gift selection; especially love that serum! I need this in my life! I think my mum would like the flowers. #KCACOLS

  • claire woods

    4th March 2018 at 11:04 am

    Chocolates, cat tea towel.

  • Sheena Batey

    4th March 2018 at 11:18 am

    A sparkly snow globe with a rabbit in it

  • Tracey Bowden

    4th March 2018 at 11:39 am

    This is a lovely gift guide. I always struggle to find gifts for my mum for valentines day #kcacols

  • Madeline (This Glorious Life)

    4th March 2018 at 12:01 pm

    Some really lovely ideas here for Mother’s day. I think most mums would appreciate anything that means they can pamper themselves a little bit! x #KCACOLS

  • Helen Needham

    4th March 2018 at 12:07 pm

    I am liking the look of the Olverum Bath Oil. Think I will be added that to my mother’s day wishlist.


  • Educating Roversi

    4th March 2018 at 2:08 pm

    I’m buying my Mum afternoon tea at a cute little cafe near where we live. I’m away for Mother’s day because its my husbands birthday the friday before and we’ve booked to be in Whitby Friday to Monday so I’m doing something with her the weekend after. #KCACOLS I’ve entered the giveaway, love a good candle!

  • adeinne Tonner

    4th March 2018 at 3:48 pm

    So far this year i have got her a canvas with a picture painted of the family on it and i will get her flowers too.

  • Topsy Turvy Tribe

    4th March 2018 at 4:26 pm

    Lovely products. I haven’t bought my mum anything this year as we don’t exchange gifts. I will be Skype calling her though, thanks for the reminder! #KCACOLS

  • mummysetra

    4th March 2018 at 5:40 pm

    I’m a sucker for a candle! Great gift guide – I love receiving things I can make use of rather than spending lots of money on flowers. I have asked for tulips! #KCACOLS

  • sensationallearning

    4th March 2018 at 6:45 pm

    Those bath products look lovely, and I wouldn’t mind the Hempz skincare products either! x

  • Sleepingthroughyet

    4th March 2018 at 7:36 pm

    Great list of ideas. Candle sounds lovely. We’re all going out for lunch on Mothers Day but I will probably buy my mum some chocolates and smellies. #KCACOLS

  • Emma Walton

    4th March 2018 at 8:11 pm

    A selection of Ponds face creams, a gift voucher and I’ll get her some flowers.

  • thesingleswan

    4th March 2018 at 8:15 pm

    I am a single mum and I always make a point of buying myself a little treat for Mother’s Day each year. I like the idea of some bath oil. Pen x #KCACOLS

  • Ordinary Hopes

    4th March 2018 at 8:47 pm

    The bath bomb kit looks like it will be a very popular gift! My son and I both love our bath bombs and making our own would be fab! #KCACOLS

  • viewfromthebeachchair

    4th March 2018 at 10:17 pm

    I bought her a new stove! She needed it. Ha ha ha. #kcacols

  • Carol Cameleon

    5th March 2018 at 4:33 pm

    What a lovely bunch of goodies! I love the sound of the bath oil and as for the candle… I’m in heaven! Thanks for hosting #kcacols

  • Tubbs

    5th March 2018 at 8:43 pm

    Our budget for Mother’s Day is about a tenner so some of these are out of our price range, but there are some lovely picks here #KCACOLS

  • Digital Motherhood

    5th March 2018 at 9:19 pm

    Fab list, love the look of the bath bomb kit! #KCACOLS

  • Michelle Smith

    6th March 2018 at 11:44 am

    Sadly I no longer have a mum but bought my daughter flowers for being a great mum to my Beautiful grandaughter

  • Georgina Prince was davies

    6th March 2018 at 12:23 pm

    flowers and a card x

  • Janet Birkin

    6th March 2018 at 12:32 pm

    Flowers in her memory

  • Kim M

    6th March 2018 at 5:34 pm

    Her favourite mint chocolates and a hand lotion set x

  • Danielle Dudley

    6th March 2018 at 5:37 pm

    A bracelet

  • Jade Hewlett

    6th March 2018 at 8:02 pm

    I have bought my mum some perfume this year

  • Sadiyya Maryam

    6th March 2018 at 11:02 pm

    I have promised her dinner out when we go to visit .

  • Rich Tyler

    6th March 2018 at 11:51 pm

    I’m sending her flowers / gifts 🙂

  • Christy

    7th March 2018 at 2:35 pm

    I love a bit of pampering. What a great list of beauty products that would be a real treat for any mum (or anyone, really). I really love those Naissance Bath bomb kits – making my own sounds like so much fun, and something I could actually do with my mum too. This year I’ve bought her flowers and a personalised cake! #KCACOLS

  • Frankie

    7th March 2018 at 4:27 pm

    My mum likes flowers but I love candles and these look lovely #KCACOLS

  • Carole Nott

    7th March 2018 at 11:21 pm

    a lovely card and some chocolates are always welcome

  • Mrs Sarah Roberts

    7th March 2018 at 11:22 pm

    Flowers, chocolates and were taking her out for a meal 🙂

  • Bread

    8th March 2018 at 12:34 pm

    Love the candles, but the rest is wasted on these two mummies. #kcacols

  • thefrenchiemummy

    10th March 2018 at 8:20 am

    this candle looks so good! I would like to bath oil as it looks so relaxing. #kcacols

  • Mygirlsandme

    10th March 2018 at 1:48 pm

    Candles have to my weakness!

  • ohprettycity

    10th March 2018 at 7:16 pm

    Can never have too many candles 🙂 Hope you have a lovely mothers day tomorrow! #KCACOLS

  • Katherine Lucas

    10th March 2018 at 10:20 pm

    FLowers and theatre tickets

  • Leila Benhamida

    11th March 2018 at 3:34 pm

    I bought my mum a dress this year

  • Emma Me and B Make Tea

    11th March 2018 at 5:28 pm

    the bath bomb kits sound awesome! #KCACOLS

  • Mel Turner

    11th March 2018 at 6:32 pm

    A voucher to get her nails done, wine, mum glass, chocolates and flowers

  • kim neville (@kimneville2)

    11th March 2018 at 7:46 pm

    I got my mum a pamper day and some flowers

  • Susan B

    12th March 2018 at 11:37 am

    Flowers and a card are the order of the day.

  • Ruth Harwood

    12th March 2018 at 11:49 am


  • madeline connolly

    12th March 2018 at 12:17 pm

    sadly my mum not with us any more but as a mum my self i love flowers

  • jo liddement

    13th March 2018 at 5:22 pm

    My mum passed away when i was young but i myself received flowers and chocolates and my youngest son made me a lovely card at primary school.

  • Emma Davison

    13th March 2018 at 8:54 pm

    Cherry tree, lilac and magnolia for the garden

  • Diana

    13th March 2018 at 9:07 pm

    Flowers and a gift card 🙂

  • Melissa Crowe

    13th March 2018 at 9:27 pm

    Flowers and we went for a mealx

  • Sarah Wilson

    13th March 2018 at 9:28 pm

    Flowers and chocolates, and I took her out for lunch.

  • Lisa Wilkinson

    13th March 2018 at 9:44 pm

    I bought her a Yankee Candle

  • paula cheadle

    14th March 2018 at 12:33 am

    I had a bouquet of flowers made for her

  • Jane H Shaw

    14th March 2018 at 6:15 am

    flowers and a lovely bottle of wine thanks

  • Maria Jane Knight

    14th March 2018 at 7:56 am

    I bought my mum two beautiful photo frames, one with a photos of all of us lot in, the other of just me and my son.

  • Frances Sunshine Hopkins

    14th March 2018 at 9:00 am

    I brought her some flowers

  • Laura Corrall

    14th March 2018 at 11:54 am

    I lost my mother last year. Me and my girls went to her favourite Chinese restaurant for dinner on mother day

  • Laura Avery

    14th March 2018 at 12:44 pm

    A tree of life pendan in rose gold.

  • Beth Owen

    14th March 2018 at 1:34 pm

    What a great list of mother’s day gifts! #KCACOLS

  • Tara

    14th March 2018 at 4:10 pm

    My mum requested a new nightdress. Easily pleased 🙂

  • Alison Johnson

    14th March 2018 at 5:00 pm

    A Candle & a flowery mug with ‘mum’ on it.

  • aliduke79hotmailcom

    14th March 2018 at 7:44 pm

    The candle looks lovely, I have loads of them but always want more lol.

  • Mummy and the Mexicans (Ruth)

    14th March 2018 at 8:33 pm

    These are all lovely gifts, very luxurious. Mothers Day in Mexico isn’t until May 10th, and I don’t usually get a present. For my own mum in the UK I usually make a card. #KCACOLS

  • Sheri Darby

    14th March 2018 at 9:16 pm

    Flowers and chocolates

  • pinkspideruk

    14th March 2018 at 10:26 pm

    I got my mum some expensive hand cream, some smellies for the bath and a dvd of the young victoria


    15th March 2018 at 8:30 am


  • Lucy

    15th March 2018 at 10:36 am

    I bought her a nice bunch of flowers and some make up 🙂

  • Adrian Clarke

    15th March 2018 at 1:43 pm

    Vouchers for MnCo

  • Kristin Burdsall

    15th March 2018 at 1:44 pm

    Iv bought my mum (and dad) a lovely upcoming 40th wedding anniversary present.

  • Amie Richards

    15th March 2018 at 2:08 pm

    Great giveaway, it’s alwAys s struggle for me and my partner to know what to actually get for our mothers #KCACOLS

  • Ruth Wollerton

    15th March 2018 at 2:20 pm

    My mum is with the angels so I haven’t brought her anything this year xxx

  • Jessica Barber

    15th March 2018 at 4:24 pm

    Lunch out, a nice candle and her favourite Liz Earle goodies!

  • Karen Painter

    15th March 2018 at 6:25 pm

    A bouquet of Spring Flowers, her favourites Freesia, Tulips, Daffodils and Anemones

  • janine atkin

    15th March 2018 at 7:11 pm

    i got my mum some candls and chocolate

  • Jen oconnell

    15th March 2018 at 7:15 pm

    Flowers and perfume

  • Mummy Lauretta

    15th March 2018 at 7:16 pm

    I love candles so much and the bath oil looks great. I bought my mum some chocolates and hand cream from Hotel Chocolat. #KCACOLS

  • Tracy Hanson

    15th March 2018 at 7:30 pm

    She wanted some plants for the garden and we also had a Chinese for tea. She’s off to America later in the year so gave her some dollars to put away.

  • Cheryl @ Tea or Wine

    15th March 2018 at 8:01 pm

    I love the look of the Hempz stuff and all of it really! #KCACOLS

  • Kerry Webber

    15th March 2018 at 8:46 pm

    We don’t buy presents for Mother’s Day. The whole buy each other lots of little things during the year, so Mother’s Day isn’t really a big deal. I did take my mum out for afternoon tea on the Monday after. They place we went to said it was so busy on the Sunday, they had to turn people away, which is why we waited until the next day. My son tells me that every day is Mother’s Day in our house!!

  • Sam Parkes

    15th March 2018 at 8:59 pm

    Flowers, gin and a voucher so far

  • Natalie Crossan

    15th March 2018 at 9:05 pm

    Vouchers for next and a facial cleansing brush x

  • Laura Dove

    16th March 2018 at 5:15 pm

    I LOVE Olverum, I never tried it before but it’s gorgeous and my skin felt amazing after! #KCACOLS

  • crummymummy1

    16th March 2018 at 11:14 pm

    Some lovely products here! I hope you had a great Mother’s Day! #KCACOLS

  • Suburban Mum

    17th March 2018 at 3:57 pm

    I hope you had a lovely Mother’s Day – I don’t think you can go wrong with a nice candle! #KCACOLS

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