As we get older, buying great gifts for Mother’s Day gets harder. Gone are the days when we could hand Mother Dearest a piece of pasta artwork which is an insulting ‘portrait’ of her face or a hand crafted bracelet made from luminous plastic beads which, surprisingly, she would genuinely love! Now that we’re older, we need to get real presents. And between birthdays, Christmas and Mother’s Day we’ve already bought her perfume, jewellery, a purse, a scarf, a handbag, afternoon tea – what else is there?! Have no fear ladies. Here are three thoughtful yet simple gift ideas that you might not have thought of.
1. The Book of Everyone. This Mother’s Day, The Book of Everyone have a special edition – ‘The Book of Mum’. The book features a special cover design, beautifully crafted artwork and unique customisable pages – just follow the step by step guide, uploading information and images, and within minutes your bespoke book has been created! It is free to create and preview, and if you’re happy with it you can purchase a digital copy for £7.50, a softcover copy for £19.50, a hardcover copy for £29.50 or a deluxe edition (which comes with a padded cover, 160gsm mohawk paper, silk ribbon marker, silk tops and tails presented in a stunning soft-touch laminated box) for £49.50. A guaranteed tearjerker for under a tenner! Get started here.
2. Treatwell. In case you hadn’t noticed, Wahanda has rebranded to Treatwell. It still offers the same excellent discovery and booking service for treatments across the UK, and what better way to treat your Number 1 Gal than with a spa day? If this sounds like the perfect gift for your mama, you’re in luck! Today only, in celebration of the Leap Year, Treatwell are offering £10 off when you spend £29 or more. Just make a booking before midnight tonight and enter the code 29LEAP16. If you’re on a slightly tighter budget, they also have a number of treatments on offer for under £29 including spa days, massages, facials and manicures.
3. Birchbox. This one really is the gift that keeps on giving. Why not buy your mum a gift subscription to Birchbox, meaning she will receive 5 deluxe beauty products each month. You can gift a 3 month subscription for £30, 6 month subscription for £60 or a year long subscription for £100. Alternatively, if you just want some inspiration for a one off product, Birchbox have helpfully categorised their products according to your mum’s personality – glam mum, home is her castle mum, laid back earth mother, and another baby on the way mum. Check them out here.
Do you have any unique gift ideas? Share them in the comments!