Mother’s Day Gift Guide – My Family Ties

With Mother’s Day fast approaching it’s time to get out thinking cap’s on and come up with some well deserved gifts for all the mother’s out there. I think a home made card is always a special touch, and I always look forward to getting mine on the morning with a cup of coffee. I don’t ever expect any gifts as I am such a lucky mum, my girls are very thoughtful and are always making me little things and presenting me with artwork for me to proudly display. If you are stuck this year for some inspiration on some easy crafts to make for Mother’s Day, take a look at my previous post on Simple Crafts For Mother’s Day for some gorgeous home made gifts.

If you are shopping for Mother’s Day why not have a look at some of these ideas to treat your mum, or if you are a mum yourself you could leave a few hints for your other half to buy for you from your kids! 

Mother's Day Gift Guide

Nelsons Arnicare Bath & Massage Balm

Why  not try this indulgent and relaxing bath and massage balm from Nelsons Arnicare. It contains the natural properties of Arnica Montana which can help to soothe and relax you both after a tiring day, while Calendula, Evening Primrose and Sweet Almond Oils naturally hydrate and nourish the skin. It is a unique dual purpose relaxing massage balm which also can create a luxurious fragranced bath to help ease aches.  
What I like about this product is the fact it is dermatologically tested, free from parabens, lanolin, mineral oil, SLS’s and PEGs. As a beauty therapist I do look for good mediums for massage and after trying this balm out I have to say it has great glide and leaves the skin silky smooth afterward. 
Priced at £8.49 and available from Boots

Nelsons Arnicare

Time Bomb Hand To Hand Combat Cream

I just love using hand-cream and I keep them all over the place, in my handbag, gym-bag, by the sinks, and next to my work desk, and this hand-cream from Time Bomb is a real treat and perfect for Mother’s Day. It’s non-greasy and leaves your hands so moisturised and smooth, it’s key is the hyaluronic acid working with peptides, olive oil and white tea extract keeping your hands in tip top condition.  You may want to get two of these,  one for you and one for your mum! 

 Priced at £14.50 and available from the Time Bomb website
Time Bomb Hand Cream

Time Bomb Powerball 

Time Bomb have a huge range of gift ideas to choose from and one other that would be great for Mother’s Day is this ultra moisturising Time Bomb Powerball

Using breakthrough technology to combat dehydrated skin, containing hyaluronic acid, and 21 naturally hydrating extracts to keep the skin looking soft and smooth, this helps with the loss of elastin and also with the tone of the skin. This product is great if you do suffer from dry skin as it is targeted at chronically dry dehydrated skin, and will help to restore and protect the skin back to a more smooth and supple texture.  After using the Time Bomb Powerball over the last few weeks, it really is a dry skin saviour, and if that is a major skin concern for your mum this would be a wonderful treat for her skin. 

Priced at £36.00 and available from the Time Bomb website

Time Bomb powerball

Lee Stafford Argan Oil Anti Frizz Serum Spray 

The Lee Stafford Argan Oil Anti Frizz Serum Spray from Morocco is a fantastic pick-me-up for dry damaged hair and just the job for this cold windy weather too. As well as taming the frizz, this serum spray will also protect your hair against harsh conditions and give a gorgeous lasting shine, a perfect gift for a Mother’s Day treat.

Priced at £9.99 and available from Boots 

Lee Stafford Arganoil anti frizz serum

Thornton’s Chocolate Truffles

A lovely purse friendly idea for Mother’s Day is to add this little treat from Thorntons to give to your mum. The little truffle cups spell out how you feel about your mum, and the sweet pink heart is a lovely sentimental touch.
Priced at £3.50 and available from the Thorntons website
Thorntons chocolates for mother's day

Monin Gift Set’s

Monin have some lovely gift set’s of their syrups that would make a great gift idea for a coffee drinking or cocktail loving mum. With these set’s she can create her own speciality coffee’s by adding a ‘shot’ of Monin syrup or re-create her favourite cocktail’s. 

The coffee set contains 5 x 50ml bottles of Monin Gingerbread, Caramel, Chocolate Cookie, Hazelnut and Vanilla syrups and is available at Tesco, Costa Coffee outlets, Lakeland and a number of online stores 
The cocktail set contains 5 x 50ml bottles of Monin Passionfruit, Blue Curacao, Coconut, Grenadine and Mojito Mint syrups.

Priced at £6.95 for the Coffee Set and £6.99 for the Cocktail Set and available from the Lakeland website.

Monin syrups
Monin syrups


What a lovely idea from That Company Called If , a very personal Alphabook, in your mum’s initial or to spell out ‘Mum’. Each Alphabook is bound with such great quality and the finish is really quite special, the front and back covers are decorated with embellished gold foil and the buckram spine just finishes off a truly unique and thoughtful gift. The pages are all blank ready for your mum to write in although she may just want to put it up on show as it is such a special book. 

Priced at £12.99 each and available from Find Me A Gift website

Alphabooks gift ideas


A lovely treat from PediSox to give your mum’s feet a pampering with minimum effort. They are a one-of-a-kind pedicure sock to help repair and hydrate cracked heels. The benefit of the PediSox is that they are designed with painting your nails during the treatment in mind, as your toes are left out for you to paint while you treat your feet. All you need to do is apply the SoftSpa cream and pop on the socks while you paint your nails and you will have softer, smoother feet in no time. The super stretchy socks are a great fit and you could even wear overnight for an intensive treatment. What better way to treat your mum this Mother’s Day than to give her an indulgent pedicure!

If you would like to buy the PediSox they have kindly provided 20% off for my readers, just pop in the code BLOGGER20 in the checkout to redeem. 

Priced from £8.00 for the PediSox and from £10.00 for the SoftSpa Cream and available from the PediSox website

Pedisox pedicure spa socks

Merumaya Hand Cream

The hydrate and protect hand cream from Merumaya is a moisturising, non-greasy and beautifully scented must have for super smooth hands. I love the fact that Merumaya have added an SPF in this rejuvenating hand cream, as it becomes such a priority as we age to focus on protecting our skin and guarding against harmful UVA/UVB damage. The hand cream itself absorbs so easily into the skin, and another huge benefit is that it doesn’t have any stickiness after applying, so no more waiting around for your hand cream to sink in. This makes a lovely gift for your mum and you may find you will end up using it too! 

Priced at £12.50 and available from the Merumaya website

MeruMaya Hand Cream

Craghoppers Rosely Jacket

With Spring just around the corner, this pretty and practical jacket from Craghoppers would make a great gift for any mum who loves the outdoor lifestyle. A lightweight hooded jacket in lipstick (you can also get it in Ashen Mist) with two zipped pockets. 

The Rosely Jacket is an ideal layer to cover up, and offers a unique SolarShield sun protection that is unique to Craghoppers, it is woven into the 100% cotton jacket to protect with 15+UPF.  

It is only 265g in weight, so it’s a perfect to wear and pack away when you need to, a great gift if your mum is out and about frequently, or a keen gardener as it will protect from the sun while keeping the chill off too.

Priced at £35.00 and available from the Craghoppers website

Craghoppers Rosely Jacket

Bogs Alexandria Tall Boots

These stylish and practical Bogs Alexandria Tall Boots are a lovely treat for your mum this Mother’s Day.  Stylish enough to wear while out walking or into town, they are so comfortable and easy to put on with the dual pull on handles, a signature feature of the Bogs range of boots.  

The Bogs Alexandria Boots are available in Chocolate (see photo) Tobacco, Black and Wine and are all made with a combination of waterproof 4-way stretch Neo-Tech LITE neoprene and  leather. Such a practical, stylish gift that will last and last as the quality of the Bogs range is really superior and will stand the test of time. 

As well as having a classic style, the Bogs Alexandria Boots offer “Max-Wick” to wick away any sweat from your feet to ensure dryness, a huge benefit when out walking paired with the Ortho-Lite for optimum comfort.  If you are searching for something extra special for you mum, these Bogs Boots offer a practical style with a very technical design which you won’t find in a run-of-the-mill fashion boot. 

Priced at £140.00 and available from the Bogs Footwear website 

Bogs Alexandria Tall Boots

Briers Tote Bag

To keep all your gifts together why not add them to this stylish and practical Baroque style tote bag, inspired by the architecture, gardens and collections of the estate of Hampton Court Palace.  Briers known as a leading garden specialist, launched these bespoke tote bags to support the charity Historic Royal Palaces. The bag itself is a cotton bag with three useful inner pockets and strong fabric straps, perfect to take on a day out. 
“With this collection, Briers offers retailers a unique sales opportunity while helping to support some of the world’s most treasured buildings.”
Priced at £12.00 and available from the Briers website 
Briers Tote Bag
1st Class Mummy – Tatty Teddy Bear

What a cute range Tatty Teddy have for Mother’s Day, and this 1st Class Mummy bear is no exception. Show how much your mum means to you by giving this soft teddy and she can have this sweet little bear to proudly display all year long.
Priced at £10.00 and available from Clintons 
Tatty Teddy 1st Class Mummy Bear
Dexam Coffee Pot
For a Vintage styled Mother’s Day gift for your mum treat her to this quality Vintage Home Coffee Pot  by Dexam. It comes in buttermilk, aubergine, sage (pictured below) lilac grey, dove, and claret red and made of high quality steel, twice-coated by hand by glass enamel which gives the lovely glossy finish which is very hard wearing and chip resistant. If your mum loves to brew fresh coffee and is inspired by the vintage look, this would be a lovely addition to her kitchen.
Priced at £17.95 and available from Amazon
Dexam Vintage Home Coffee Pot
I hope this has given you some ideas for gifts for Mother’s day, whatever you do on the day I hope you have a great one!

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  1. March 11, 2015 / 11:59 am

    So many lovely things. I'm not sure what's my favourite, but I do like the Alphabooks.

  2. March 11, 2015 / 12:50 pm

    Oh I have a alphabook and they are lovely! Love the look of that vintage coffee pot.

  3. March 11, 2015 / 6:49 pm

    I would love the tote bag and the tatty teddy. Don't mind the chocolates either.

  4. March 11, 2015 / 6:54 pm

    Love the coffee set had this a few times and does make such a good gift. x

  5. March 11, 2015 / 7:31 pm

    I like the alphabooks and the tote bag – My husband needs to spend more time looking at gift guides like this! 🙂

  6. March 11, 2015 / 7:50 pm

    Some interesting and different ideas. I am always happy with some nice chocolates!

  7. March 11, 2015 / 9:31 pm

    What some fantastic ideas, my Mum has something Tatty Teddy for Mother's Day 🙂

  8. March 11, 2015 / 10:23 pm

    I love the look of the alphabooks,. I would be really peeved if they spent that sort of money on boots for me!

  9. March 12, 2015 / 5:46 am

    I love the sound of that powerball – just what I need

  10. March 12, 2015 / 11:27 am

    What an interesting list of gift ideas. I love the look of the vintage coffee pot and the coffee syrups.

  11. March 12, 2015 / 12:04 pm

    Some super ideas here .. i love that hoody .. i might "hint' to hubs!

  12. March 12, 2015 / 1:20 pm

    Love those boots! I wish someone gifted me a pair 🙂

  13. March 12, 2015 / 1:52 pm

    I really really love those boots x

  14. March 12, 2015 / 8:26 pm

    Ooh yes to the chocolate truffles!! xx

  15. March 12, 2015 / 9:58 pm

    What lovely things – the boots look great as does that cocktail set!!

  16. March 13, 2015 / 12:05 am

    I love the boots but would be most happy with the coffee syrups

  17. March 14, 2015 / 2:40 pm

    Lovely ideas – I love coffee with flavoured syrups – and will be getting that anti-frizz spray for my daughter- she is always moaning about going frizzy!

  18. March 15, 2015 / 11:38 am

    Some great ideas of products I've not heard of before. The Alphabooks are really lovely especially