Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Mother’s Day is just around the corner on Sunday 10th March and each year I like to get my mum something a little out of the ordinary to the usual flowers and pot plants. Here is my alternative Mother’s Day gift guide full of fun and lovely gifts to show her how much she means to you.

Cath Kidston is usually my first port of call. How about one of these pretty bags – you could fill it with some of her favourite chocolates, books by her favourite author or some beauty products.

T-reat a tea loving mum to a monthly tea club subscription from Notonthehighstreet.com. Beautifully packaged monthly boxes of four different, delicious and high quality loose teas – delivered straight to her door every month! Now there’s no excuse not to have that cuppa and a catch up.

I love this sign (also from Notonthehighstreet) – buy it as a promise to spend more time with your mum. Or better yet, Mum’s buy it for yourself and use it to give your kids a daily reminder!

If you like the handmade touch why not bake some yummy cupcakes and present them in a special personalised cake tin or book a Baroque Cupcake Baking And Decorating Class you can enjoy together or with the rest of the family.

Lastly, to really spoil your mum how about some beauty gifts from premium brand L’Occitane.
To Mother’s everywhere, including my own, I hope you all have a wonderful Mother’s Day. And I hope this guide has helped with ideas for gifts and ways to spoil your mum :)
What is your favourite thing about Mother’s Day?

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Arts and Crafts: Gift Ideas

Little Cow sock toy pet collage gifts

Christmas 2012 I decided to do gifts on a budget and turned my hand to making a few presents, mostly for the younger children (toys) and the adults (liquor!) and missed out the teenagers as it was a pretty hard task knitting x-box games o_O
 
Instead of foodie gifts (which I made the year before) I wanted to make some craft and home items so wanted to share them with you and hope they serve as a little inspiration :) (Sorry for the rubbish photos, they were taken in a rush!)
 
Little Cow sock toy pet collage gifts

Collage of our little Pippin :) & Sleepy cow sock toy

 

Brush roll, glasses case and business card holder

Brush roll, Glasses Case & Business Card Holder

 

sock monkey copy

Cheeky Sock Monkey

 

christmas cross stitch chick

Christmas Chick Cross stitch

 
I also made some limoncello, blackberry and raspberry liquor and hot chocolate jars for the adults which consisted of a decorated glass jar filled with a hot chocolate recipe mix and lots of scrummy marshmallows to melt into it :)
 
Do you make any special gifts for your friends and family? What handmade gift would you like someone to make you?