As the daffodils bloom and the sun breaks free from its wintery prison, the world awakens to motherhood, as we celebrate both biological and non-biological ‘mother figures’ who mean the world to us. We shower them in fragrant bouquets and lavish gifts, watching as their faces light up with a tangibly rich smile. We make them breakfast in bed, poached eggs and avocado on toast, just the way they like it, and pour freshly squeezed orange juice into a waiting cup. We decorate their place with balloons and streamers, while the radio softly croons in the background.But most of all we give our special hugs laced with love and affection, as for one day only we make them feel like they are the only girl in the world. For some of us, we don’t celebrate our biological mothers but rather worship the maternal figures who were always there for us. And in my case those two people are my Aunty and Foster Mum, who have always stood by me no matter what. Their endless love and support has sustained me through tough times, and while friends are my chosen family, there is nothing like a maternal mother figure to lean on, and share laughs with. Which is why celebrating Mothers Day shouldn’t be just about celebrating your mum, but rather about celebrating those who you see as a ‘mum’ or is a maternal figure in your life that you care about. So whether you want to treat that special someone in your life to unicorn dust bath crumble or want to surround their home with vegan candles here are ‘quick and easy’ Mothers Day Gift options that will have them grinning from ear to ear.
Prezzybox: Frida Kahlo Cocktail Set
No one does nostalgic whimsical gifts better than Prezzybox, whose idea of Mothers Day Fun alternates between gifted spa experiences luxuriating in steamy Jacuzzi bubbles, to Frida Kahlo inspired ‘cocktail sets’ ranging from ‘margaritas’ to mojitos with that artistic Kahlo flair. Beautifully encased in a gorgeous teal box, the Frida Kahlo Margarita Margarita Cocktail Set comes with everything you need to get an arty party started – excepting of course the drinks themselves!With colourful Frida inspired Mexican style drink umbrellas for each glass and perfectly shaped cocktail glasses the Frida Kahlo Margarita Cocktail Set is a real statement of intent – an artist’s manifesto even – to get your ‘mother figure’ tipsy in style! Complete with a set of two coasters inspired by Frida’s style The Frida Kahlo Margarita Cocktail Set is a real Mothers Day treat.So if you are after a mothers day gift with a difference, then why not treat your loved one to something that is both aesthetically pleasing and fun inducing, creating many happy cocktail inspired memories.
What I love about the Frida Kahlo inspired ‘cocktail set’ is not only how ridiculously stunning the cocktail set is, but also how it differs from your traditional mothers day gift, being suitable even for non-drinkers, who might like to try serving up super fashionable cocktails with that iconic Frida Twist. Plus Frida Kahlo is icon goals, so what’s not to love?
Art Deco Vase
Speaking of Prezzybox, if you want a more traditional, timeless gift to bestow upon your loved one, then why not invest in this gorgeous art deco vase available in sage green and aquamarine blue? A nod to art deco glamour, the lady in your life will adore showcasing her beautiful bouquet of mothers day flowers in this vase, with its elegant charm and sophisticated appeal. A masterclass of ceramic simplicity and elegance, the Large Art Deco Vase wouldn’t be seen out of place in the roaring twenties, as it’s Great Gatsby esque aesthetic is shown through a golden trim and turquoise feather effect. The decadent grandeur of the early twentieth century clearly comes roaring to mind, but despite its art deco influence, the vase is stylishly modern too, creating modern, timeless and elegant ambiance that is both playful and chic. And even if your ‘loved one’ is not into flowers, the vase can be a centreweight pinnacle of decor in their living room or bedroom, for that extra finishing touch.
So if the twenties are your loved one’s ‘thang’ or they are renowned for being tastemakers, then this art deco vase is a quick and easy gift that is guaranteed to make this Mothers Day one to to remember.
Moonpig Gifts: Unicorn Dust
While you might think of Moonpig as being ‘card central’ did you know that they are also home to exquisite Mothers Day gifts such as flowers, chocolates, gift hampers, and even a sprinkling of unicorn dust? Because this year your loved one deserves to be treated like the magical unicorn mermaid that she is with an extra helping of Unicorn dust realness. Entering the gorgeous unicorn dust bath crumble courtesy of Miss Patisserie; available at Moonpig, this vegan skincare brand is the epitome of colourful bathtimes, turning your bath into a magic wonderland. Or if unicorn dust is not your thing and you would rather gift your loved ones with some colourful bath bombs instead, then the beautiful bath fizzer collection will ensure that your special mumma will be treated to a beautiful day of much needed pampering and rest.
If however unicorn dust is very much your loved ones idea of a treat, then prepare to be amazed and dazzled by a pink, white and silver bath crumble that will fizz and foam creating swirls of vanilla and cherry scented bath art. This bag of crushed fizzy bomb powder is also vegan and cruelty free
Free The Tipple: Cocktail Recipes
Running on from the Frida Kahlo theme of earlier, this gorgeous cocktail recipe book has been created by Jennifer Croll to celebrate iconic women in history both past and present. Embracing sixty of the world’s coolest and most influential women, Free the Tipple pays tribute to a brilliant range of diverse women from the 20th century to today who have made waves in entertainment, the arts, politics, fashion, literature, sports, and science.Each double-page spread features a recipe crafted to reflect its namesake’s personality, style, legacy, or what she liked to drink herself. accompanied by beautifully curated illustrations. So whether your mumma is a fan of novelists like Virginia Woolf, or wants to pay homage to the incredibly creative Frida Kahlo, sixty stunning gorgeous cocktail recipes are waiting to be made this mothers day. While the ‘Beyonce’ is associated with ‘lemonade’ referencing her cult classic album of the same name (2016), Frida Kahlo’s drink of choice is a hibiscus flowered Margarita, with a garnish of edible flowers,all marvelously presented by multidisciplinary artist Kelly Shami, whose artistic prowess knows no bounds.
Not only is Free The Tipple visually stunning, but the cocktails are also wonderfully easy to make , with easy to follow instructions, enabling you to create the mothers day tipple that your loved one has always dreamed of having.So why not say cheers to a kickass feminist toast this Mothers Day?!
What better way to celebrate your mumma this others day than with a beautiful mug celebrating individuality? Inscribed with the quote urging us to ‘Be a Flamingo In A Flock Of Pigeons’ the fluorescent pink mug is inspiring us to leave behind mediocrity and shoot for the stars, encouraging us to find our truer, more authentic selves to stand out from the crowd and live our best lives. And while they say that Mum’s go to Iceland, isn’t it about time that we re-label them as being ‘flamingos in a flock of pigeons’ as mum’s are far from mediocre. Whether they are revolutionizing art or empowering change, the females in our life are nothing short of extraordinary. So why not give your loved one something simple but meaningful this mothers day for a gift that just keeps on giving?
Whether they want to serve up hot chocolate with fluffy vegan mallows or can’t wait to sip on a steaming cappuccino, let your mumma drink in style.
Newshome Vegan Candles
Could there be anything more quintessentially British than treating your loved one to beautiful scented candles this Mothers Day? Methinks not, after all candles are a beautiful and timeless gift that loved ones from all ages can enjoy. Not only are candles wonderful stress relievers, but they also smell divine when scented and can add ambiance and light to a room that is in serious need of a boost in character. Which is why Newshome’s vegan scented candles are the perfect addition to this quick and easy Mothers Day gift guide, as they are cruelty free, available in delicious scents such as cinnamon and nutmeg, and they are also natural and organic candles too. Produced using soy wax, each organic candle is made from simple and natural ingredients using 100% soy wax and a blend of pure essential oils, which are lovingly created in their West Yorkshire Studio. With themes such as Mothers Day, spring, floral and gifts for her, who said that candles are just for Mothers Day?
Established in 2018 by founder Chris Taylor, Newhome Candles opened its eCommerce store in January 2019 and has been going from strength to strength since. Don’t believe me? Try out their vegan candles today for an unmissable Mothers Day treat.
Granted toys might not be the first gift you would think to gift your loved one this mothers day but why the hell not? After all regardless of age or who we are, we can all enjoy satisfaction and sex toys are a great way of treating your mumma to some much needed #metime. Of course it all depends on what kind of mum or mum like figure you are buying gifts for as to whether sex toys are appropriate or not, but if you see them as being open minded, outspoken on sex and social issues, and view them as being progressive, then head over to Sex Toys for their range of vibrators, dildos, butt plugs, couples toys and fetish and lingerie wear for a Mothers Day that they wont forget. It does not matter whether they are single, married or anything in between because these mummas deserve to be treated to a night that they won’t forget. Or alternatively you might decide to purchase the sex toys as a novelty gift, providing they have a crude sense of humor of course and that’s ok too. After all a family that buys sex toys together slays together or so the saying goes.
So whether you treat your loved one to a heart shaped butt plug that can double up as a cute looking ring, or would rather gift them a vibrator, the possibilities are endless this Mothers Day.
Steenbergs- Spices, Teas and Tisanes
From toys to spices, a quick and easy Mothers Day gift guide wouldn’t be complete without a selection of beautiful spices, teas and tisanes to get your mumma’s happy vibes going. Whether they love making delicious and delectable curries or enjoy sipping organic loose leaf teas, Steenberg’s range of ethical and vegan products are not only cruelty free but their natural baking extracts are also registered with the Vegan Society. Based in North Yorkshire, you can delight in gifting your loved one spices such as turmeric and cayenne pepper, shipping over their favourite loose leaf tea and even indulge in a cute novelty inspired tea set, for a tea experience that will get their mothers day off to a good start. Committed to Fairtrade, this family run organic business is passionate about using ‘green’ suppliers wherever possible, with many of their products carrying the Fairtrade Mark as well as being proud to call themselves carbon neutral.
With free shipping for orders over £30 why not treat your loved one to some delicious spices that will turn their dishes into powerhouses?
If you are looking for something truly different to gift your mother this year, then why not treat them to an online coaching course that can help identify their ideal career in the context of their ideal life and develop a plan to achieve it? Forget flowers, chocolates and hampers, sometimes the best gifts in life are the ones that can helped our loved ones follow their dreams. Whether they want to change their career, are interested in pursuing something new or aren’t sure which career direction to pursue, Work Wonderland is a great web application and coaching course that can help someone you care about find what they are passionate about. With 14 simple exercises to complete, at the end of the course your mumma will have a clearer idea of what concrete steps they need to take to make their career choice happen as well as enabling them to move forward in the right direction. A great gift for mums of any age who are seeking a fulfilling career and lifestyle change, or for return-to-work mums who want to determine the right path after a period of maternity, Work in Wonderland is the ideal addition to any mothers day gift guide.
Beautifully presented in a branded gift box, each course comes with a signed welcome card, a beautiful gift card encased in velvet foam and retails at £197 including postage and packaging.
What Will You be Gifting Your Loved One This Mothers Day?