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Monday, 5 March 2018

Mother's Day Gift Guide

Mother's Day Gift Guide

Mother's Day is next Sunday, March 11th, in the UK & Ireland and even if you think it's just another Hallmark Day, any occasion to make your mother feel special is worth celebrating, in my opinion! Today I want to share some gift ideas for your mother or if you are a mother yourself, you might want to leave this post open to drop hints to your other half or children! I have a mixture of skincare, makeup and a few non-beauty items as I know not everyone is a beauty lover.

I got my love of skincare from my mother so naturally, I love to treat her to some products on every occasion possible! Regular readers will know that I rave about Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Serum and I think it would be an ideal gift for any mother because it really helps to banish the signs of a bad night's sleep - it heals, hydrates, plumps and brightens the skin and with consistent use, skin is firm and strengthened. Another beautiful serum is NeoStrata Tri-Therapy Lifting Serum, which adds radiance to the skin, whilst firming it due to the three active ingredients: AminoFil, Gluconolactone and Hyaluronic Acid. This is a brilliant serum for those who are starting to see the signs of aging because it stimulates collagen production, which strengthens the skin and improves the tone and texture over time.

A gift set is something I am always keen to give as a gift because it's a great way to try a number of products from a brand and they are also good value. Two that would be perfect for Mother's Day are Caudalie Premier Cru The Eye Cream Gift Set and Lancome Absolue Precious Cells Power Of 3 Set. If you read my recent Caudalie post, you will know how much I love the eye cream because it helps to smooth, plump and brighten the under eye area. The result is skin that looks fresh and concealer applies much more evenly. The set contains a full size of the eye cream, a 15ml tube of the Premier Cru Cream and a 15ml bottle of The Precious Oil. The Lancome set is a World Duty Free exclusive, and it contains 3 full size products: Absolue Precious Cells, Absolue Night Precious Cells and Absolue Eye Precious Cells. This range of products is for those with dry skin that is showing signs of aging - the products are very rich, indulgent and intensely nourishing. A very small amount goes a long way, so although expensive, the products will last a long time. Skin looks plump and firm and feels nourished with fine lines diminished - a beautiful gift set if the budget allows.

Omorovicza Midnight Radiance Mask transforms the skin overnight so it would make an excellent gift! I have raved about this on numerous occasions but if you're new to my blog, I'll fill you in - this mask contains Salicylic Acid, Red Alga, Sodium Hyaluronate and Sand Lily, all of which combine to improve the texture of the skin, reduce pore size, hydrate and brighten - it answers every issue you could have, as it also fights spots and blemishes. There is nobody who wouldn't appreciate this mask and the fact that you apply it at night means that there is no down time - perfect for mothers as time is precious!

Rejuvenated produce supplements to address a variety of skin needs and for Mother's Day they have launched two exclusive sets, both duo packs: Essential Skin Repair and Hydration Boost. These products contain high standard natural ingredients that treat the skin from within and they are also vegan friendly. This is an easy way to get lots of vitamins, minerals and skin-friendly ingredients into your system without having to remember to take lots of individual supplements.

Is there any mother who doesn't need a little pamper? The Do Not Disturb Set from Temple Spa is the perfect gift because it contains everything a person needs to unwind and have a good night's sleep: a bath oil, pillow spray, an aromatherapy night cream, a soothing face mask, body cream and a mini pillow. This range of products basically feels like a big, comforting hug!


I don't know anybody who could resist a Jo Malone perfume - they are a real treat and something that most people wouldn't buy for themselves. I know my mother loves to see the distinctive cream bag with black trim, being handed to her and if you really want to go all out, a matching body lotion will extend the wear time of the fragrance. My personal favourite is Lime, Basil and Mandarin as it's so zesty and invigorating!

One of my favourite releases of 2017 was Tiffany Eau De Parfum - everything from the bottle to the fragrance itself is stunning. It is best described as a sparkling scent - both musky and floral, not too heavy and pretty long-lasting on the skin. The bottle is also a beautiful addition to any dressing table.


The art deco styled packaging of Charlotte Tilbury products means that they are sure to be a hit with most beauty lovers and two products that really stand out from the line are Filmstar Bronze & Glow and the lipsticks. The texture of the contour/highlight duo is beautiful - so easy to apply and blend and flattering on mature ladies as the highlight doesn't settle into fine lines. The lipsticks are some of the most comfortable that I own - moisturising, pigmented and plumping.

For the mother with an edgier style, there are the new Kat Von D Studded Kiss lipsticks. These lipsticks are creamy, lightweight, pigmented and long-lasting. I have the shade Lolita OG, which is  pretty universally-flattering. The satin-matte finish is also very flattering as it doesn't highlight any lip lines or dryness.


I don't know anybody who doesn't appreciate new pyjamas! There is something about putting on a new pair after a bath that instantly relaxes me. This Nine By Savannah Miller set is so soft and feels really luxurious - combined with any of the pampering products mentioned above, means a relaxing night is bound to be had! More gift ideas from Debenhams can be found here.

A candle makes a great gift for those who don't have time to pamper themselves but still need help to relax. This Temple Spa Siesta Forever candle instantly transports me to a spa. The combination of lavender, petitgrain, geranium, frankincense, patchouli and other essential oils is soothing and relaxing and helps the mind to unwind and the body follows suit. This particular candle has a 45 hour burn time so it will last a long time if lit for just an hour or so every evening.

I hope you have found these gift ideas useful? Which product is your favourite? I'd love to hear how you plan to treat your mother this Sunday?

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All products are bought by me, unless otherwise stated. This post is not sponsored, however some of these products were kindly sent to me. Opinion is always my own.

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