A Mother's Day Gift Guide

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In today’s post, I’m sharing some gift ideas on what to pick up for your mum or the mother figure in your life this Mother's Day. It feels like only yesterday I was sitting down writing my Christmas gift guide and now I’m here writing my Mother’s Day gift guide for 2024. To be fair, Mother’s Day is slightly earlier than usual this year in the UK as it has landed on the 10th of March. With my blog being mostly beauty and lifestyle-focused focused my gift guide is heavily focused on gifts in the same categories. 

First up is the Heathcote & Ivory In The Garden Wellness Gift and Care Hamper RRP £16 which I actually picked up on offer on Amazon for around £6 which is an absolute steal. It contains an Intensive Body Cream, Invigorating Body Wash and Muscle Soak Bath Salts. The hamper looks even nicer than it does online and it's bigger than I thought it was going to be as well. The label is also made from seed paper so you can plant it in the garden which I thought was a nice added touch.

If your mum is a fan of quick and easy-to-use makeup then she might like Douvall’s Moisturising Argan Stick Balm RRP £26* as they can be used on your lips, cheeks and eyes and are made with Organic First Cold Pressed 100% Argan Oil which can help heal, hydrate and protect the skin. There are 7 shades to choose from in total. Douvall’s are also founded by mother and daughter team Alicia and Georgia who source their Argan oil from a women’s cooperative in Morocco where the workers are paid a fair wage and good working conditions and they have also set up a school for the children of the working mother’s at the cooperative. 

I have the shades French Nude and Wild Honey which are both gorgeous buildable shades that give you a lovely radiant glow. They’re creamy in texture and you can apply them either with your fingers or with a brush, I personally find makeup stick products easier to apply using my fingers. They’re available on their website, Sephora, Superdrug and more. 

If your mum is a fan of Elemis then I actually have a code that will get you 20% off full-size products which I thought I would include in my Mother’s Day Gift Guide to help save you some money. If you use the code: ELEMISVXL2 at checkout then you will get 20% off. You can also use this link as well. (Discount is not valid on travel size, supersize, ultra smart range or digital vouchers). 

Perfume is always a nice gift idea. However, if you’re not sure of your recipient’s favourite or want to buy something different then you could try and find a perfume that has fragrance notes that you think that she’ll like. Also if you’re looking for a more affordable perfume then I would highly recommend Avon as they have so many perfumes to choose from and you can also sometimes get good deals on gift sets and bundles. My mum is a big fan of Avon perfumes and her favourites are Passion Dance, Rare Pearls and Eve Truth. 

Literally, anything from Elizabeth Scarlett would make a lovely gift this Mother’s Day. I recently became an Elizabeth Scarlett Insider and I’ve been so impressed by the quality of their pieces and I love the fact that they donate a percentage of their annual sales to charity and projects that support the preservation of wild animals. They have already awarded over £420,000 to charities and projects which is amazing! They sell a range of products from Coin Purses, Pyjamas, Everyday Pouches, Eye Masks, Laptop Cases and more. I also have an exclusive 10% off to share with you which will automatically be added at checkout when you use this link

If you’re putting together a little hamper or gift bag of goodies here are a couple of gifts that you could add to the hamper or bag… 

The Neat Hand Wash Starter Pack RRP £9* which are available in Waitrose, Tesco, Sainsbury’s and on their website are all about making being sustainable simpler as well as stylish. The Starter Pack includes a refillable, reusable aluminium bottle with pump and one concentrated refill. There are three different scents to choose from: Mango & Fig, Green Tea & Bergamot and Sweet Rose Water. Their refills RRP £3 each are made from biodegradable, plant-based ingredients, eliminate unnecessary water and reduce packaging waste. They’re also free from SLS, vegan and cruelty-free and you can sometimes get the starter packs even cheaper at Sainsbury’s and Tesco’s if you have a store card. The scents are all lovely, we currently have the Mango & Fig Hand Wash in our bathroom and it smells so good! I also find that foaming hand washes seem to last longer than regular ones. 

The Beauty Favours Tropical Fruit Mango Butter & Jojoba Oil Shampoo Bar RRP £9.95* would make a great gift bag/hamper filler. It contains moisturising Mango Butter, Soothing Organic Jojoba Oil, Provitamin B5 and is suitable for all hair types. Each shampoo bar is the equivalent of 2-3 bottles of shampoo, so it is not only better for the environment but depending on what shampoo you usually buy, it’ll probably work out cheaper to buy a shampoo bar. The Tropical Fruit Mango Butter & Jojoba Oil Shampoo Bar smells so nice! It’s one of those products that you can smell before you actually open the box and the scent also lingers in your hair after using it. It smells quite similar to the Fenty Skin Butta Drop Whipped Oil Body Cream. They have other shampoo bars available on their website too. 

You could also pop a candle or a reed diffuser in the gift hamper/bag, I tend to buy candles or diffusers from either B&M, Home Bargains or George at Asda and you can usually find a good array of fragrances to choose from as well at all of the stores mentioned.

Chocolate is another good choice for a gift bag or hamper, obviously, it depends on dietary requirements but you can buy so many different types of chocolates these days. I always think that Ferraro Rocher, Lindt Lindor chocolate balls, a box of Roses or a bar of Tony’s Chocoloney are good picks. 

Another gift that I think always works well for Mother’s Day is new pyjamas and/or slippers. You don’t have to spend a fortune either as you can pick up some lovely pyjamas and slippers from George at Asda, TU at Sainsbury’s, Primark and B&M. 


Lastly is a bunch of flowers which I always buy my mum for Mother’s Day. I’ll be honest, I just buy a nice bunch of flowers from either a supermarket or local garden centre because I’ve actually had some bad experiences with online florists when the flowers or plants have turned up damaged, dead or they just look nothing like they look online. Whereas supermarket or garden centre flowers, you can pick and choose which ones look the best and could also buy a couple of different bouquets of flowers and then make one big bouquet of flowers.

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  1. Lots of lovely ideas for Mother's Day here! I normally go with a pot of flowers so that they reflower the next year. Tony's Chocolonely is my absolute favourite, but this year I gave my mum a Lily O'Brien's dessert collection box of chocolate as it contained her favourite desserts x