Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day

Mothers Day falls on 15th March here in the UK, and soon the shops will be full of things to buy. I thought I’d share some of my ideas for this mother’s day.

I’ve written before how I am a fan of handmade and the more unique items, many of these are items that I have spotted on facebook groups, etsy etc.

First up… Bath stuff. I used to have a bath every Sunday evening pre children. Sunday night was bath night and the time I would catch up on my books. Sadly I don’t get as many baths and time for R&R as I would like, but when I do I like to have good products. I have had some bathbombs and hand cream from Emma Grace Skincare when they were at a local market a few months back. The bath bombs are lovely and the cream is always in my bag. Perfect.


mothers day gift ideasThese little figures from Ruby Loves are gorgeous – and I think these would look lovely on the chest of drawers in our bedroom or on the new shelving we hope to be putting in our living room soon. Ruby Loves have some lovely little items including family frames and as they are handmade they can be made to suit your family.

word cloud


I also like these word clouds from Marple Word Clouds – perhaps spelling out the word ‘Mum’ with all the things the children think of when they think of mum? I dread to think what Daniel and Emma would say if they were able to verbalise it, but it would be very cute. Emma has one in her room that has her initial and commemorates her Baptism. It’s lovely to look back on and remember.


Chroma StationeryAnother fab idea is a personalised notebook from Chroma Stationery.Β  I was lucky enough to be sent a notebook to consider for inclusion in a gift guide and I love it. I reckon most mums have a list or two on the go, and these notebooks are perfect for popping into a bag. I always have a couple of notebooks on the go, blog ideas, to do lists, shopping lists etc and I love this personalised one. There are so many different colours to choose from that I am sure I need a few more to co-ordinate with my ipad, my handbag etc…. There are a fair few different options to choose from and if you take a look at their instagram feed you will spot some of the fab personalised covers that have been created. What would you have printed on yours? I love each of the colours has a name, and a meaning behind that name – the colour of the notebook I have is Doris.

Shartisan DesignsDon’t forget the card! Handmade cards are fab and the artist Becky Field has gorgeous ones, as does another of my faves, Smart Creative.

I spotted this cushion in my feed a week or so ago – this is lovely and has the recipients favourite things on. A lovely idea and I am sure would have pride of place in any home. This one is from Shartisan Designs.

Finally, I love the idea of this Colour With Mum book from the team at Buster & O’Mara Books. Most children like colouring in, and I think this is such a brilliant way of having some 1-1 time with your child this mothers day. Daniel and I have used this book and he stays engaged with it because I am sat with him, colouring in in the same book. It’s a lovely idea and the big spiral bound pages make it easy to lay across the table and colour in.


Colour with Mum

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  1. 16th February 2015 / 20:31

    I’m buying my mum slippers and flowers and cross-stitching a card for her! I am hoping for homemade cards from my little ones! I love it when they make cards for me!

  2. Asta
    16th February 2015 / 20:42

    I’m hoping for a hand made card. I will probably get a box of chocolates too, maybe my husband will steer them towards the milk tray πŸ™‚

  3. ashleigh allan
    16th February 2015 / 21:00

    Something handmade from the kids!

  4. 16th February 2015 / 21:17

    I don’t really mind what the kiddies give me, they are 5 and 9 months so it will probably be a little something hand made at school which will be lovely!

  5. compy99
    16th February 2015 / 23:16

    my Wife is hoping for something chocolatey

    Anthony Harrington

  6. 17th February 2015 / 04:07

    i dont mind because anything from my boys is special

  7. debbie smith
    17th February 2015 / 09:09

    i dont mind getting anything its the thought that counts afterall xx

  8. Liam Bishop
    17th February 2015 / 09:18

    I haven’t decided yet! Will have to think about something quite soon!

  9. elaine dale
    17th February 2015 / 09:35

    just a card from each of my 3 kids would do me

  10. Rhi
    17th February 2015 / 11:04

    I know it sounds totally cheesy, but big smiles from my little one really are the best things to get (on any day!) πŸ™‚
    Not sure what I’m going to give my own mum yet… I had planted some bulb bowls before xmas in the hope that there would be a perfect floral display by mothers day… but I fear this may not be the case… back to the drawing board!

  11. 17th February 2015 / 11:16

    I’d love something thoughtful, apart from that I don’t mind what! x

  12. lindsay chadburn
    17th February 2015 / 11:30

    my girls always make me something last year they had knitted me a scarf was a bit sparce but was lovely and i use it all the time

  13. Susan sargent
    17th February 2015 / 12:49

    Flowers are always gratefully received

  14. Paula Barker
    17th February 2015 / 13:04

    a bunch of daffodils, always makes me smile!

  15. Keith Hunt
    17th February 2015 / 13:18

    A pet rescue dog sponsorship

  16. Lynsey Buchanan
    17th February 2015 / 14:06

    Something handmade by my daughter or some flowers

  17. Clare Martin
    17th February 2015 / 21:40

    I would love some chocolate!

  18. Becca Staples
    18th February 2015 / 09:54

    I’m taking my mum out for a lovely afternoon tea, and hope to get some lovely flowers from my boys x

  19. laura stewart
    18th February 2015 / 18:27

    some flowers would be nice πŸ™‚

  20. Maxine Owen
    20th February 2015 / 17:15

    A pair of trainers for my mum

  21. 21st February 2015 / 08:52

    A nice hand made card from the kids

  22. Michelle Ferguson
    22nd February 2015 / 10:55

    I’ll get my Mum some wine, chocolates and flowers

  23. charlotte qualter
    24th February 2015 / 10:40

    i have no idea but a day with all my littlies and my hubby is just perfect

  24. MichelleD
    26th February 2015 / 18:46

    I’d love a new special necklace!

  25. Jennifer Toal
    27th February 2015 / 17:04

    Lots of cuddles and breakfast in bed

  26. katie skeoch
    28th February 2015 / 08:26

    I love to get flowers, I’m buying mum a new dishwasher!

  27. Laura Anne Farnworth
    28th February 2015 / 10:26

    Im giving my mum some pyjamas and a boots gift set – I hadnt thought about what id want!

  28. aaron broad
    28th February 2015 / 14:22

    I will be giving her some bacon pieces

  29. Karen Barrett
    28th February 2015 / 17:44

    A bunch of Daffs

  30. Sue McCarthy
    1st March 2015 / 14:26

    I don’t have any children. As I split up with my boyfriend last summer I won’t even be getting anything from the cat this year (he used to sort that & I sorted the Father’s Day pressie & card from the cat)

  31. Stacey Tripconey
    1st March 2015 / 18:54

    A nice box of chocolate’s

  32. tracey huber
    3rd March 2015 / 18:59

    Getting spoilt

  33. Angela Turley
    4th March 2015 / 16:26

    My surrogate mum (my mum in law) will get spoilt by me and hubby, for me – I would like a long hot hot bath with lots of bubbles listening to my toddler playing on the landing, my newborn gurgling in his Moses basket with my hubby sat on the loo (with the lid down – not actually going lol) making plans for renovating our house!

  34. Julie Ward
    4th March 2015 / 21:43

    A card would do, may have to get last years out if they forget. lol

  35. Celia West
    5th March 2015 / 08:46

    Anything, really only want to see my children & grandchildren, they are all gifts in themselves

  36. leanne weir
    5th March 2015 / 13:34

    Something handmade from the kids

  37. Sarah Palmer
    5th March 2015 / 19:43

    flowers probably πŸ™‚

  38. Sarah Ruse
    5th March 2015 / 19:44

    Both my children with me, they are so busy and one now lives elsewhere so that’ll be my treat x

  39. kate kathurima
    5th March 2015 / 21:01

    i’ve got my mum some slippers and and a clock for her new kitchen

  40. Christine Lockley
    6th March 2015 / 17:01

    We’ll be taking my mum out for the day, buying her lunch and something lovely to wear

  41. Barbara Handley
    6th March 2015 / 20:52

    I usually get what I want which is a pot plant as they last longer than cut flowers.

  42. Sarah Parker
    7th March 2015 / 07:09

    flowers πŸ™‚

  43. Kirsten Barthy
    7th March 2015 / 08:41

    A lie-in would be awesome

  44. Paul Walsh
    7th March 2015 / 09:56

    I will be taking her out for a nice meal and buying some daffodils

  45. Claire D
    7th March 2015 / 13:50

    I would love breakfast in bed

  46. Helen Garner
    7th March 2015 / 17:28

    I like surprises

  47. tina edwards
    7th March 2015 / 17:50

    id just like all my family together

    7th March 2015 / 19:10

    I will be giving chocolates

  49. Hazel Rush
    7th March 2015 / 19:12

    Id love a lie in past 6am!!

  50. Patricia Avery
    7th March 2015 / 21:46

    I’m hoping for some nice cards featuring my gorgeous grandchildren πŸ™‚

  51. Kirsty Woods
    7th March 2015 / 21:49

    A home made card, its the little things that mean the most

  52. Laura Corrall
    7th March 2015 / 22:03

    My oldest who is 3.5yrs has seen adverts of the ‘Home’ movie. I keep saying I’d love to see it so she has said ‘I’ll take you mummy, you can come with me’. So that’s our plans as previews are 14th/15th.

  53. Deborah Bird
    7th March 2015 / 22:24

    Hoping for some earrings πŸ˜‰

  54. 7th March 2015 / 23:10

    I’m giving my mum – she has slippers, a hand made little heart with top mum printed on it, a personalised coaster and fudge.

    For my sister (she’s a single mum to an 18 month old) she’s getting a hand made card (which me and Harmony made a few weeks ago – hand printed flower) and I got a nice picture of Harmony and a plain white frame which we decorated with multicoloured finger prints

  55. Kate Cass
    7th March 2015 / 23:30

    I hoping to get a day off with hubby coordinating all activities, performances and other associated frivolities!

  56. Emma Beckett
    8th March 2015 / 01:00

    I’m just gonna have a nice day out with my little boy πŸ™‚

  57. Jill Fairbank
    8th March 2015 / 08:51

    I just want some time with my children and I am sure the older two will treat me

  58. 8th March 2015 / 10:08

    I would love tickets to see take that (ive no chance) will be happy with a homemade card from the kids πŸ™‚

  59. Sarah Archibald
    8th March 2015 / 10:43

    I love handmade cards from my daughter, she’ll be giving one to grandma too.

  60. 8th March 2015 / 10:49

    A foot stool so I can put my feet up πŸ™‚

  61. Alison Barker
    8th March 2015 / 10:55


  62. Amanda Norwood
    8th March 2015 / 13:53

    I’m giving my mum some of her favourite chocolates and beauty products

    8th March 2015 / 20:07

    I will be giving my mum a yankee candle set, all i want is a cuddle from my babies with no ipads around x

  64. CC
    8th March 2015 / 20:12

    A decent night’s sleep would be fab.

  65. 8th March 2015 / 23:33

    I’m hoping for plants for the garden.

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