This post contains some items that were sent for inclusion in a gift guide
With lighter mornings our thoughts start turning to spring, dont they? Of there being brighter days ahead, generally, and of there being more sunshine and happier times. I dont know about you but I do find winter a bit of a struggle so this time of year is one of my favourites. And of course with spring on the horizon we find ourselves thinking about Mother’s Day 2022, or Mothering Sunday, as well.
I am mindful that this is a difficult day for many, that some may be estranged from their mum, or that they may have lost their mum, and so Mother’s Day is hard. If you can relate to those feelings then I am thinking of you and hope you have a peaceful weekend later in March and get to spoil yourself a little bit.
If you do have a mum figure in your life and are looking for some gift ideas, here are a few that I think might help.
The Haven by Amanda Jennings
I got a sneak peek of this book because I bid to have a character named after me in an auction that Amanda did on behalf of Clic Sargeant. I asked for the character to be named after Bruce and it wont give the game away if I tell you that Bruce is a chef in this book, a chef who guards his flapjack with his life! I have loved every book that Amanda has ever written and this is no exception. It tells the story of a hippie commune set up on Bodmin Moor, from the perspective of each of the main characters. The plot slowly builds, brilliantly, and then a few chapters from the end you will find yourself cancelling plans so you can keep turning the pages. This book is out in March and would make a wonderful Mother’s Day present, along with a flask of hot water, a new mug and a box of tea bags with an instruction to sit on the sofa and not move all day.
I was thrilled when Daisy London got in touch and asked if I would like to review their collection of stacking rings. I have always had a love hate relationship with rings because I always think I have really big fingers and therefore rings wont fit. I followed the really easy to use sizing guide on the Daisy website and saw that actually they do inclusive sizing and they would, therefore, fit me. I chose a selection of rings from a huge collection (in different metals too) and adore them.
All their jewellery is made from 100% recycled materials, including vintage-inspired styles containing black enamel to bring out some 1920’s glam. They arrive beautifully packaged up in FSC approved recyclable paper. Each ring is tucked inside its own protective pouch, and encased in a sturdy box. You can wear them on their own, stack a few on one finger, or wear a group on one finger, they are so versatile and look great either way.
Prices start from £29 and would make a gorgeous gift.
If your mum is attached to her phone as much as me then this might be the greatest idea ever. I bought this as a gift for myself last year because I was terrified of dropping my phone when I was out and about in London. I was always carrying my phone in one hand whilst also juggling my keys / bag / face mask or cup of tea and I just knew it was a disaster waiting to happen. Plus when I wasn’t holding it I was shoving it in my bra because none of my clothes have pockets. I saw Bandolier advertised on instagram and decided to buy one. There are a variety of styles and colours and once you have secured your phone in the case it is then attached to a cross body strap. There is even a pouch in the back to slide in a fiver and a bank card if you dont want to carry a handbag too. They aren’t cheap, but I have had it for a good six months now and it showing no signs of wear and has saved me dropping my phone on more than two occasions.
I was the lucky recipient of this last year on my birthday, and I thought it would make an amazing Mother’s Day present. Personalised so you can add any names you like, and you could change this to Nanny or Nana, Grandma etc. Or indeed any other recipient. Mine sits on my desk and makes me smile every time I see it. From £16.99 for a small or £23.99 for a larger one.
If your mum is a foodie then this would make a beautiful gift. It’s from Sous Chef and costs £29.99. The striped terracotta bottle is filled with an intensely fruity olive oil made from cold-pressed Coratina olives – a variety native to the Apulia region of Italy, where the Frantoio Muraglia olive groves are located. Not only is the olive oil fabulous but the bottle looks gorgeous in the kitchen.
Hopefully these have given you a few ideas for Mother’s Day 2022. Do let me know if you have any either ideas!