Hello My Lovelies,
I hope you are all doing well and had a fabulous weekend! I spent my Sunday having a complete Spring Clean and decluter and have size gigantic boxes ready to be collected and donated to charity. All in all a good days work with the added benefits of knowing that my donations are going to a better place that will help all my chosen charities.
I had been planning a few Mothers Day related posts and today's post is going to be the first instalment which will be followed shortly by a post which has been extremely fun and also exciting to get involved in…there may even be a little something one of my followers could win. Mothers Day is just around the corner (a week away) so i thought i would do a small post to show you some gift ideas. I had a little rummage around at home of some of the items i would recommend or purchase again for gifts…i wanted to incorporate a good variance of product so hopefully everyone might find something they like! I have incorporated a lot of pampering and relaxation products because i know for a fact my Mum does so much for us and some little de-stressing treats wouldn't go a miss. The majority of the items are in the pictures, however, i decided to add a few more at the end. I did go a little picture happy but i hope you enjoy haha!
Balance Me was a brand i was introduced to when i started blogging which has progressed to be a staple in my makeup and beauty collection. They offer a wide range of products which i know for a fact my Mum adores so i though i would included two of mine and Mamma Meola's favourites in the mix. I previously reviewed the Super Moisturising Hand Cream a few months ago and it is still going strong. For Valentines day the lovely Balance Me team scent me one of their Rose Otto variations which has been awarded a' Best Beauty Buy' with InStyle.com and it smells and feels amazing…it is such a luxurious product. It is the perfect pampering product which can easily be thrown in your bag on the go. My Mum cannot live without her hand creams so i know this would make a lovely little gift on its own or in a little goodies box. You can buy them separately at £14.50 each or a set of both with 50ml variations at £14.
The Origins Ginger Burst body wash was actually a deluxe sample i received in an Origins order a few months ago. I was considering purchasing a full sized bottle of this for my Mum as i gave t to her and she has really loved it but i couldn't find it on the website. However, there is a gorgeous Ginger Burst gifts set on the website which contains three full sized body treatments which i think she would love even more. The set itself is £30 on the website, however, Origins are always giving away deluxe samples with every order so you would be receiving some other goodies also. For the price i think it would make a lovely pampering gift set.
Soap & Glory is a favoured brand in the Meola household and every year just before Christmas myself and my Mum make sure to purchase the big deluxe bags full of goodies. You can never have enough body lotion and i know for a fact the Soap & Glory versions are incredible! Butter Yourself is a ludicrously fruity blend of super smoothing Shea butter, orange water juice, fig pulp extract, almond, mango and mooring oils. It is specially formulated to soother and soften even the driest skin, it works wonders at boosting hydration and richly nourishing the skin with melt-while-you-massage cocoa and moringa butters.
Chanel is a well loved brand in the Meola household also, but considering i am in fact a Chanel employee i couldn't resist not adding some Chanel into the mix haha. I think you can never have enough perfume and the Chanel collection are just divine. Offering a wide range of different scents and sizes at different prices there would be something for everyone to enjoy. Currently Chanel offer three sizes in the majority of their scents, 35ml at £48.00, 50ml at £67.00 and 100ml at £95.00.
Jo Malone was a brand i had always had my eye on but finally took the plunge on when i was in London earlier this year. It was such a lovely experience walking around the counter and finding a scent i could associate with myself. I finally decided upon the English Pear & Freesia scent and i am seriously in love with it…I would love to collect them all some day haha! Just like Chanel Jo Malone offer a wide variety of different scents and sizes at different prices. Currently Jo Malone offers two sizes in their Colognes, 30ml at £39.00 and 100ml at £79.00. However, also they offer gift sets which can be customised with your desired scent. All Jo Malone purchases are gift wrapped gorgeously and alone would make a really luxurious gift.
Just like the Colognes Jo Malone offer the most luxurious scented home candles. When i was in London earlier this year i was lucky enough to be treated to some Jo Malone goodies, I know from being at the receiving end how incredible it was to receive them and i know they would make a lovely gift. The English Pear & Freesia home candle offers subtle hints of sweet pears wrapped in a bouquet of white freesias, it will infuse rooms with tantalising fragrance and set a tranquil mood within any home. It has a burn time of 45 hours and includes a lid and luxury Jo Malone matches…which i literally go all excited over when i saw them in the gift box (how sad am I?!)
Chanel Rouge Coco Shines are one of my favourite lip products and are the perfect staple lip product for someone on the go or someone wanting to enhance a makeup look for a special occasion. Rouge Coco Shines make an irresistible desire for lightness flit over your lips. It literally glides over your lips seamlessly and for £24.00 will last you a very long time. As melt away as a balm, its lip-embracing texture becomes fluid on contact with the lips and provides a stunning gloss effect with natural shine and moisture. Chanel offers their Rouge Coco Shines in a array of different shades, Romance which can be seen in the picture is one of my favourite and go-to shades that i love to wear.
The Elemis Frangipani Monoi Salt Glow is like a spa holiday in a jar! While you rub in the mineral-rich salt, the Monoi and Coconut oils combined with the Frangipani and Hibiscus whisk your mind off to an exotic holiday mindset. The mineral-rich salts and Hibiscus cleanse and exfoliate your dead skin cells to help brighten the skin, where as the super rich infusion of exotic Tahitian Monoi Oil and Frangipani flowers leaves the skin delicately fragranced which lingers on the skin for hours. The nourishing Coconut Oil base melts on contact with the skin to ensure all moisture in sealed in. This is the perfect pampering treat without going to the Spa! You get a good sized amount of product which actually works wonders on the skin. When i first received this from Elemis a few months ago my Mum literally went crazy for it, commenting on how luxurious it felt and how scrumptious it smelt…a total obvious hint that she would love her own one haha.
MAC is my little guilty pleasure so i couldn't resist adding a MAC lipstick into the gift guide. A girl can never have too many lipsticks and in comparison to the Chanel Rouge Coco shines are slightly more affordable and offer a more intense colour pay off depending on the shade you go for. Vegas Volt is a very seasonally appropriate shade, it is a brightened orange-coral with a creamy, opaque finish. It is a very rich, intense colour that definitely brightens the complexion. The shade will depend entirely on what your Mum's favourite shades to wear are…I really love how MAC offer a wide range of choices.
Lush is also another brand which is extremely loved in the Meola household and works amazingly as a pampering and relaxation product. Lush offer a wide range of different products but also some fabulous Mother Day collections which is what this Mum Tulip resides from. Fill your bath with essential oils and yummy fragrances, with a blend of ylang ylang, jasmine and Clary sage oils to help relax, unwined and allow all your troubles to float waya on the fragrant steam. For £5.25 i think this would make a lovely gift on it's own or paired in a gift box. How cute is the Mum Tulip though?!
The Body Shop Beautifying Oil range are pure beauty and magic in a bottle. Made with a lightweight blend of but oils including community fair trade marula oil, it gives instant hydration and a shimmering finish. I have previously done a review of the Mango Beautifying Oil which can be seen in a Winter favourites post and it is still i product i enjoy using as it is very versatile and can be used on the skin and hair. Even though it featured in a winter favourites it is a product that could be used all year round as it offers so much. The Body Shop offer this is a variety of yummy scent but also offer some fabulous gift sets which range from £6.00 - £25.00.
A Bottle Of Bubbly - Champagne
Champagne is an easy option in the Meola household as my Mum personally loves loves the stuff and is always looking for the next best thing. Christmas 2013 my Dad got my Mum a gorgeous bottle of Cristal, however, there are literally so many different variations on the market to choose from…from Cava, Moet, Krug, Dom Perignon and so on all coming in a different prices which you can usually find great deals on online.
Spa Day / Weekend
A Spa Day or weekend would be a gift i would love to receive myself! There are so many different relaxing and pampering treatments to choose from and a variety of different spas across the UK to take a peek at. Myself and Mamma Meola are actually in the process of looking for a little cheeky Spa Break away, probably when i finish University this year so we have loved searching the inter web for some fabulous finds.
Sentimental Goodies - Bespoke Card, Pictures Frames, Mugs, Diaries etc
There is nothing i love more that sentimental gifts which have a hidden message behind them. A simple card, picture frame, mug, diaries and so on would make lovely little gifts and you can never have too many of those. One website i have really been loving for cute girly home decor pieces has been giftsandpieces.co.uk - they offer so many cute and quirky pieces and i cannot wait to make an order for myself!
I hope you all enjoyed the first instalment to my Mothers Day inspired posts. I really hoped you liked some of the items mentioned in the post or maybe got a little inspiration for something to buy. These are only a handful of products i think would make lovely gifts but the possibilities are endless and no Mum is the same! I Would love to know your thoughts and what you are thinking of getting your Mother for Mothers Day! Like always lovelies, if you have any questions, requests or if you just want a chat you can contact me on my social media or leave me a comment below. I love hearing from you all and i make sure to read every single comment…they really make my day!
Lots of Love