On Sunday we will be celebrating Mother's Day (in the UK) - a day to stop and appreciate all the wonderful and selfless things those special ladies do for us. Whether you live close by or across the waters from your Mum, its a day to give her that extra hug, that extra phone call or that extra surprise to let her know just how much she means to you. Whether you are shopping for your Mum, Step-Mum, Mum-in-Law or a friend, here are some of my picks for that special female in your life who more than deserves a little luxurious treat, whatever your budget may be.
The White Company Little Luxuries Gift Set
This beautiful Little Luxuries Gift Set from The White Company is the perfect choice to pamper that special lady. The Limited Edition gift set features 5 pampering treats including mini perfumes, a lip balm and indulgent body care all in the heavenly scents of Seychelles, Blanc and Noir.
The set includes - Seychelles Mini Hand and Body Creme, Seychelles Lip Balm, Seychelles Shower Gel, Blanc Roll-On Perfume and Noir Roll-On Perfume.
I adore the packaging of this gift set. The products come in their own little individual box inside a larger gift box which reminds me a little of the beauty advent calendars, making it all the more special and unique for your Mum to open on Mothering Sunday.
*OFFER - Receive 10% off with the code PAPERDOLL10 instore or online (offer valid until March 18th 2018).
Molton Brown Hand Wash & Hand Lotion Set
Another brand I adore and for good reason because Molton Brown's products just ooze quality, luxury and they smell pretty amazing too. I love their Hand Wash and Hand Lotion Sets which come in a variety of fragrances - my favourites for Mother's Day would be Orange and Bergamot or Pink Pepperpod, but there are many to choose from. The cult classics bring a duo touch of luxury and sophistication to any bathroom, and make an ideal gift. The hand wash is incredibly hydrating as well as a great hand cleaning product, whilst the hand lotion keeps your hands smooth, soft and smelling divine which lingers on your skin afterwards. The products come in 300ml bottles with a pump for ease of application, and are pretty generous in size, I always find in particular the Hand Lotions last for a really long time too. A lovely Mother's Day treat for any age.
Molton Brown Hand Wash & Lotion Set. (£38.00)
*OFFER - Spend £40 & receive a Complimentary Travel Set (3 x 50ml Bottles) using the code 40MUM or Spend £70 & receive a Complimentary Travel Set (6 x 50ml Bottles using the code 70MUM.
Aromatherapy Associates 10 Miniature Bath and Shower Oil Collection
Aromatherapy Associates products smell so good, in particularly I love their Revive line. This Miniature Bath and Shower Oils Collection is the perfect way to sample so many fragrances with each one rejuvenating your mind, body and senses. Depending on your mood you can choose an oil to pick you up or calm you down, they are so relaxing and bring a touch of the 'spa' to your bathroom with scents that linger long after the bubbles in your bath have gone. A little goes a long way and each one brings a lovely harmonising to the skin. Such a special treat of a gift and one that will certainly pamper the special lady in your life.
Caudalie Eye Skincare Sets
One of my favourite skincare brands are offering some beautiful Mother's Day Gift Sets assisting us ladies with our many types of skin requirements. The Resveratrol (Lift) Set tackles puffiness and wrinkles around the eye area which is a set I welcome with open arms. The gorgeous trio of products aids in reversing the signs of ageing by lifting the eyelids, reducing wrinkles, puffiness and dark circles. The set includes Eye Lifting Balm (15ml), Firming Serum (10ml) and Face Lifting Soft Cream (15ml). If your Mum likes her face creams and serums then Caudalie are a wonderful brand to look at with a vast array of high performing skincare products.
Also worth a mention is their Premier Cru Eye Set featuring 3 beautiful eye firming products - I use their Premier Cru line (which I will be doing a full blog post on soon) and have been really impressed with it. This set includes the Eye Cream (15ml), the Precious Oil (10ml) and the Cream (15ml), all aimed at brightening and firming the skin, reducing dark circles and puffiness and smoothing wrinkles.
Caudalie Eye Skincare Sets. (Ranging from £27.50 t0 £49.00)
*OFFER - When you spend £55 or more online, you will receive a Free Super Skin Kit (worth £35), enter the code: SUPERSKIN18 at Checkout (valid until 02/04/2018) please click here for more details.
Yardley Gift Sets
A brand that to me, is so quintessentially British, Yardley are one of the oldest firms in the world to specialise in cosmetics, fragrance and related toiletry products. Their Fragrances are synonymous with bathrooms and dressing tables throughout my childhood so hold such a dear nostalgia element, flashing back to memories of cheekily playing with the products I wasn't supposed to as a child on my Nanna's dressing table. Yardley have some beautifully fragranced products and some gorgeous gift sets that are perfect for Mother's Day at incredibly affordable prices and here are my picks.
English Rose Eau de Toilette & Body Spray Collection - A purse friendly set in Yardley's English Rose fragrance - the refreshing and light floral scent with top notes of sparkling citrus and rose, the heart of magnolia, violet, rose bud and cassis with warm woody notes, and the base tones of patchouli and musks.
Hand Cream Duo in a Tin - Such a beautifully presented gift set, this gorgeous reusable tin contains two easily absorbed Hand Creams, one in English Rose and one in English Dahlia, both of which contain shea butter, floral extracts and moisturising oils to leave the skin soft and smooth.
Woods of Windsor
Another British Brand rich in Heritage is Woods of Windsor who also have a beautiful collection of Mother's Day Gift Sets that are worth a browse, again at incredibly affordable prices. I'm going to be writing a blog post all about Yardley & Woods of Windsor very soon. Their original Apothecary still sits in the shadows of Windsor Castle and not to mention a certain soon-to-be Royal Wedding.
I love Candles, we always have them in our house (works well if there is a power cut) but more than anything I just love the soft glow they bring and the aromas that fill the room from them. My favourites vary from Season to Season so with Mother's Day kicking off the Spring Season (even if the weather is not quite there yet) here are some that as a Mum myself, I would be over the moon to receive.
I love The White Company's Seasonal Collections, I think they reflect each Season's scents, moods and aromas to perfection. The Spring Candle is a lovely fresh scent with sweet notes of honeysuckle, rose, jasmine and lilac combined with the earthy aromas of freshly mowed grass. Its adds that touch of a fresh Spring day to your home in a light and airy way.
The White Company Spring Candle (£20.00, with other sizes available)
The newest fragrance collection from The White Company, but this is just so beautiful I had to include it because I feel its perfect for Mother's Day. Cashmere has a luxurious, soft and pure scent with a smooth combination of picked tuberose, cashmere woods and jasmine. A delightful and graceful fragrance that adds a soft touch of comfort to any room.
The White Company Cashmere Candle (£20.00, with other sizes available)
This smells amazing and really does help you to unwind and relax. An exquisite mix of West Indian Bay and Myrrh essential oils, this calming fragrance fills the room without overpowering and is one of my all time favourites.
Aromatherapy Associates Relax Candle (£42.00)
Firstly the design of the packaging is so beautiful, its limited edition and makes a gorgeous Spring scent. The sweet and refreshing fragrance of rose petals, a dash of honey and a touch of lemon zest brings a delightful 'pick me up' - for anyone that loves their scents a little more sweet or delicately floral, with that dash of citrus from the lemon. This makes the ideal gift in such an exquisitely packaged way and is a candle you would certainly want on display because its just to beautiful not to be.
Diptyque Rose Delight Limited Edition (£28.00 - £50.00)