Valentine's Day is over and Mother's Day has crept slowly up in it's place giving you another occasion to buy for in the very near future. I've put together a list of some of my favourite goodies to make sure your Mum feels loved and special this year.
At under £13 including postage, you can give Mum a piece of chocolatey heaven with these champagne truffles from Charbonnel et Walker. She'll be dazzled when you tell her that the makers are one of the few chocolatiers to Her Majesty The Queen!
If your budget stretches a little further, then how about a designer wallet or phone case? Or better still, one that does both! This multifunctional leather case by Michael Kors has slots for your credit cards, space for your coins and a designated slot for your phone. Love it.
We've all given our Mums family pics haven't we? Well why not do something a little different and give her a photo shoot? You can book sessions at a good rate and can usually choose whether to just buy the photos of your choice afterwards, or most photographers will offer a package with a specified number of images they will provide on a disc for you. Search for ones in your area, or if you're in the West Midlands then I can recommend Ben Fones Photography who is based in Wolverhampton and specialises in portrait photography. A session with him starts at £25 for an hour's shoot. That's one of our photos by him above!
Flowers are a Mother's Day classic, aren't they? I've never come across this one before though, the Mum in a Million Rose! Perfectly priced at £20 from M & S, this comes delivered in the floral keepsake bag too.
From £37 by Martha Jackson at Notonthehighstreet, this locket has a gorgeous vintage feel and can be personalised too. Add a photo or perhaps a handwritten note to the inside to make it extra special.
Or finally, create your mum her very own personalised biography containing all the things she means to you. She will love the thought that's gone into this and an unframed print is just £22 from us.
Some classic Mother's Day gifts in this guide, but I've found you the best of the best that's on offer so you can really add the wow factor this year! I'd love to hear your thoughts and ideas too in the comments.
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I always think buying gifts for Mother's Day is harder than for a birthday; there's a little more sentiment behind it. The months and years seem to roll around so quickly these days and each year seems to get a bit harder!
I've actually started a kind of present diary now, I make a note of what I get people (mainly family) so that I can refer back to it; I can also make notes of gift ideas I think of throughout the year. It helps avoid repeating presents too!
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I don't know about you, but I always feel like a Valentine's gift has to hit the right tone. Somewhere there has to be some kind of meaning or romance to make it worthy of being presented on the day of love!
Well, I've spent hours exploring ideas to fit the bill (and the budget) and assembled my ten favourites here.