Flowers and chocolates are the standard Mother’s Day presents, but if you ask me, we should be showered in these things all year round (and actually, we should treat ourselves to them, regularly too). So if you’re a bloke, what the heck should you buy your mum/wife/girlfriend on Mother’s Day then? And more importantly, what should you be hinting for?
Obviously I can’t speak for them all but here’s what I’d like on Mother’s Day…
You can’t go wrong with simple jewellery and this sterling silver necklace, £70 from The White Company is gorgeous. In fact it would look great with…
This Mother sweatshirt, £45, is sold over on ace site Selfish Mother. All profits from sales of Mother designs go to Women for Women International – an amazing charity that helps women in eight war-torn regions rebuild their lives through training programmes. Order before midday on Fri 13th March for delivery in time for Mother’s Day.
I’m a huge fan of a practical jacket. One that’s waterproof and has a hood, so that you can pull it on and get outside for walks in the woods or even just on the nursery/school run on a drizzly day. The Blighty jacket, £99, from Joules is completely awesome because it ticks those boxes and it’s bright yellow too, adding a splash of colour to my outfit. Joules made my spring complete when they sent me this jacket and Mother’s Day goodies like the floral top I’m wearing above, an amazing green coin purse, and this fab Rose Tomato scented candle.
The Pampering Session
A few hours at the hairdresser – or nail salon – is just utterly blissful for a mum. There’s something about taking that time just for yourself, with no family members around, and just focusing on drinking tea, reading glossy magazines and making chit chat with the hairdresser, that’s SO GOOD FOR YOU. I went to Muse of London last week to have my hair coloured (ssshhh I know, my hair looks so natural too….) and to have my nails done too. It was a fab few hours in the vibrant, buzzy salon near Oxford Circus in London.
The wall print
This has been a favourite of mine for a while now and the message is apt for pretty much most people, but oh so important for us mums. Who cares if that person we follow on Twitter has a perfect life, with a baby who sleeps through and can speak French by the age of three? Who. Cares. Live your life, don’t compare (it’s probably only 60% true anyway….). Buy over on Emily McDowell’s Etsy shop for £15.18.
Happy Mother’s Day, when it comes!