With Mother’s Day quickly approaching, I know for many the idea of buying the right gift for mum can be quite a difficult task. I mean how can any present convey just how much our mum really means to us. I guess today’s post is mainly for the guys whether you are looking at buying for your mum or the mother of your children I hope this post can make it a lot less confusing choosing the right gift.
The art of choosing the right present is to keep it simple and generic. This means that a good gift will be suitable for any age group. I also tend to stick to presents that people will get good use out of (ever the practical person I am). So if you are in a jam or you have left your present shopping to the last minute which I know guys usually do, instead of the usual flowers and chocolates for mum here are some other ideas you can get her:
I must admit these Diptyque Candles are quite luxurious and expensive but when it’s for your mum the price is justifiable. Seriously once you have purchased a Diptyque candle and lit it up no other candles compare. The aroma you get from these candles are AMAZING!! I just love the Gardenia Candles!!!
(A bouquet of opulent white flowers in a twilit room in the evening). The smell takes me back to an old English garden and with the choice of over 50 different scented candles how can you resist.
I first came across L’occitane products a few years ago in a hotel room in Japan and since then have fallen in love with their products!! All L’occitane products come with a unique smell and I am a sucker for anything that smells good and is good for you. The hand moisturizer is to die for!! Not only will it leave your hands feeling soft but also smelling good too. Since my chance encounter with a bathroom filled with mini L’occitane products, I have since been buying L’occitane gifts for my girlfriends, nieces and even my adopted grandmother!! Their products are so versatile and suitable for any age. I am currently loving their Cherry Blossom range as it brings me back to Japan. If you are looking to get mum a perfume that is slightly different from the pop star and movie star fragrances I suggest you try L’occtaine Cherry Blossom perfume.
Every woman needs a decent lipstick and getting mum a good quality lipstick she can use everyday is a great gift!! When it comes to a great lipstick you can’t go past Chanel with its iconic button popup lipstick and it’s brand indented on the lipstick how can you consider any other brands? Seriously you can’t go wrong with anything that has Chanel attached to it!!! But then a new kid has arrived on the block and taken the world by storm in the name of Tom Ford who ironically rose to fame designing mens wear specifically suits. However, it has now ventured into beauty products for women and I must say their lipstick range is great and looks good too!! For the more adventurous mum loving the corals in both the Chanel and the Tom Ford range. However, when unsure go for the neutral beige or pale pink colours as these you can wear everyday with any outfit and for any occasions.
Jewellery is always fail safe and I can’t see any woman ever being disappointed when receiving Jewellery as a gift! And if you are looking for the perfect Jewellery piece you really can’t go past the edgy jewellery range from Thomas Sabo! He combines elegant pieces with a bit of rock and edge something I absolutely love!!!
Books are great for mums!! The choices available are endless, from cook books to romance and travel or just plain fiction. I am loving my Masterchef and Luke Nguyen Cook books at the moment so many different recipes to try, food has never been so interesting!!!
To conclude if all else fails hey you always have your LOVE to give mum!! Anyways here’s hoping all mums everywhere have a really Great MOTHER’S DAY!!!!