Tuesday, 10 March 2015

Last Minute Mother's Day Gift Guide

My Mum is one very special person, she's my go to person for most problems, she's funny, kind and the most caring person I know. Sometimes I feel like she's the only person who doesn't have ME that understands how the illness works and effects me. She is my rock and gets me through the good and the awful days. Recently my Mum has been very ill, which has reminded me just how important she is. Luckily she is home recovering and we've got some help with the cooking and cleaning while she needs to take it easy. I'm not really sure what we are doing on Mother's Day but I do know I want to spoil my mum with some of her favourite things and a few surprises too. There's only five days left before Mother's Day but there's still lots of time for last minute presents. Here are some of my favourites and a few of the gifts my Mum will be getting this year. So Mum if your reading, please stop now!!

 I can't tell what I'm more excited about, the gifts or the wrapping paper! I am one of these weirdos who loves wrapping up, I also love picking out a good paper too. This year I know my Mum is going to love the wrapping paper I've wrapped her presents in. She's always wanting to see my latest Instagram post, so what could be better than presents wrapped up in my photos?! Wrap Me allow you to quickly and easily make your Instagram or Facebook photos into wrapping paper. All you have to do if pick the photos and they do the rest. I can't believe how super easy it was to order from them. Prices start at £4.99 and they ship worldwide, to find out more click (here). For a special gift I think it's well worth the price. To have a sneaky look at what's all wrapped up, keep reading!

 Mother's Day wouldn't be the same without some beautiful flowers. Iflorist have some stunning floral arrangements full of the colours of spring especially designed and made for Mother's Day. You can pick and choose from elegant bouquet, colourful baskets to planters of daffodils and other spring beauties. There are nearly always fresh flowers in our house, mainly orange roses, so it's nice to give my Mum spring flowers for Mother's Day. I’m loving the combinations of vibrant pinks mixed with softer pastel pinks, yellows and whites all complimented with fresh green foliage. Iflorist have also added free pretty Mother's Day greetings cards to add a personal touch and even free chocolates with specific orders, as well as free standard delivery, which makes it very good value for money. You can also find other gifts such as food hampers, from baskets of fruit for the health conscious to hampers of chocolates fit for a chocoholic Queen. There's also the option for next day delivery so there's no need to panic at all! The lovely people at iflorist have made some fabulous colour combinations, it’s actually been hard for me to pick out these six as there are so many beautiful ideas on the website but here are a few of my favourite choices from their Mothers Day range.

Citrus basket £34.90 (here), Sophie Bouquet £29.90 (here), Roses & Carnations £24.90 (here), Lemon Sorbet Bouquet (here), Safari Blush £29.90 (here), Hydrangea Gift Bag £17.90 (here)

 Sakura Spring Foaming shower gel £8.50 (here), Magic Touch body cream £17.00 (here), Spring Garden Candle £19.50 (here), Rice Scrub £9 (here)

My Mum is always looking after everyone else before herself, sound familiar? This year I've chosen a few of her favourite items from Rituals, one of her favourite places for lotions and potions. One of mine too! So far I've tried out a few different items from their ranges and I have to say that I've been very impressed with them all. Not only do they smell amazing, you can feel the quality especially in the creams which leave my skin feeling fantastic. My Mum tried a few samples at Christmas and loved them but said they were too pricey for her to buy all the time, so I thought it would be a lovely surprise to have a box full of rituals goodness. The products below smell beautifully fresh, like cherry blossom and spring time. Currently you can get free delievery on all standard orders which take 2-5 days, so get in there quick!  Above are the items I picked out.

Here are a few more gift ideas.

Hotel Chocolat For My Mum Sleekster £22 (here), Chloe Roses de Chloe £30 at John Lewis (here), 'What I love' hanging sign £12 at Debanhams (here) Scotty Dog Cushion £20 at Debanhams (here) Emma Bridgewater Mum Mug £19.95 (here)

I hope you enjoyed my little gift guide. I can't wait to see my Mum's reaction to her very special gifts this year. Although I believe we should show our appreciation all year round, I love having a day just to celebrate the woman who gave life to me and so much more.

Emma Xx


  1. That wrapping paper is incredible! You can't go wrong with flowers and chocolate for Mother's day, my Mum is a chocoholic so she is always more than happy to receive a somewhat cliche gift!

  2. Your blog is beautiful! Those flowers remind me on my Boho Birthday video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M-PbGmt_jIE