LFX Gift Guide: Mother’s Day Edition

Urgent reminder to all traders – it’s Mother’s Day on Sunday. So step away from those charts for a sec and allow us to make choosing the perfect gift for your ma as quick and painless as possible – from the traditional and thoughtful to the unexpected and quirky, they’re all here…

If your mum loves a bit of pampering

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Treat her to a spa day or weekend away at Ragdale Hall – if you spend £175 on gift vouchers, you’ll get a free £25 voucher for your lucky mum to use on a spa treatment, or treat yourself too with their ‘Mum and Me Time’ package and you’ll both get a bit of spa time, as well as a three-course lunch and a free gift. It’ll set you back £239 – and there are plenty more packages available here if that one doesn’t suit. We’ve even tried and tested Ragdale Hall to make sure your mum gets nothing but the best (it’s a tough job, but someone’s got to do it). Read our review here.

Screen Shot 2015-03-04 at 16.32.47If your budget won’t quite stretch to a spa day, this White Lavender Luxury Set from the White Company (including a candle, soap, bath foam and body lotion) will transform her bathroom into a spa and leave her feeling pampered from top to toe (and if your mum’s not a lavender fan, there are plenty more fragrances to choose from here – but we can’t help you when it comes to remembering what her favourite is, sorry).


If your mum is into all things tech

Screen Shot 2015-03-04 at 16.47.06If the maternal figure in your life is more about gadgets and gizmos than flowers and candles, skip the predictable prezzies and make her day with a Pebble Aria. It’s a two-in-one portable masterpiece that will charge up her gadgets and play her music through the built-in speaker – all without taking up too much room in her handbag. It has enough battery capacity to charge a smartphone from 0-100% twice, all while playing music for 70 hours. Pretty impressive.  In fact, we might get one of these for ourselves, too…

Screen Shot 2015-03-04 at 16.52.02If you’d rather she kept her Abba and Ronan Keating fixes to herself, these rose gold FRENDS headphones might fit the bill. Made from white leather with rose gold metal details, they’re much prettier and more mum-friendly than your average headphones (in fact, they could probably pass as jewellery). Plus, the memory-foam ear cushions make them comfy and practical as well as pretty. And buy your mum these you won’t have to be subjected to her questionable music choices. So it’s a win-win situation.


If your mum is a jetsetter

Screen Shot 2015-03-04 at 17.05.48Get her something to remind her of you while she’s off on her travels…

This smart leather Aspinal of London Travel Collection includes a travel wallet to keep her tickets, passport, boarding pass, currency and other travel essentials together, as well as matching luggage tags and a co-ordinating passport holder to add a bit of glam to her airport kit. Choose your mum’s favourite colour and emboss with her name or initials for a personal touch and some extra brownie points (and hopefully a nice present when she gets back from her jollies…). Up to one line of embossing is free.

Screen Shot 2015-03-04 at 19.21.51Or if your mum likes to take all her best jewellery and accessories away with her, opt for this Ted Baker travel jewellery case to help keep all her prized possessions intact wherever her travels might take her. And there’s a matching wash bag, purse, and more  too – so there’s next year’s present and her birthday sorted! You’re welcome…


If your mum’s a sentimental type

Screen Shot 2015-03-04 at 19.30.01If your mum likes nothing better than reminiscing on your childhood and embarrassing you with stories you’d rather forget, she’ll love this ‘favourite memories’ gift box. All you need to do is choose eight memories and four favourite photos of you and your mum. They come nicely printed in individual envelopes so your mum can open and enjoy them while you’re prepping breakfast in bed (or the Sunday roast if you’re feeling brave).

Don’t forget the tissues…

Screen Shot 2015-03-05 at 16.35.00Or make your mum’s day with this personalised family tree print from Cutting Edge Frames. It’s available in six different colours: blue, navy, pink, purple, green, red and grey (make sure you choose her favourite, or at least one that’ll match her sofa). You can choose whether to order the print on its own or a with co-ordinating frame. And there’s room for up to six family members on the “branches”.


If your mum’s a foodie (or a feeder)

Screen Shot 2015-03-04 at 19.49.37She’ll love this a hamper from Spicers of Hythe, a basket packed full of her favourite treats. Choose from goodies including prosecco, coffee, cake, chocolate, jams and chutneys, wine, macaroons and plenty more. From boozy hampers to an afternoon tea theme and one for the chocoholics, there’s a choice of hamper to suit every mum’s taste.

And the best part is, she’s bound to share…

Screen Shot 2015-03-05 at 16.42.39And if your mum makes the best cakes around, update her kitchen with a KitchenAid Artisan Stand Mixer (if you’re feeling brave, you could even offer to give it a go yourself and make her a homemade treat for Mother’s Day).

Failing that, not only will the super mixer make her famous cakes even better, she’s bound to want to try out her new toy right away, which means more baked goodies for you. Everyone’s a winner here…


And last but not least… if your mum has everything

Screen Shot 2015-03-05 at 16.48.10 If you still can’t decide on the perfect gift to show your mum how much she means to you and none of the suggestions above quite fit the bill, you’re going to have to think outside the box. How about this tongue-in-cheek mug congratulating her on a job well done? (Also available is a matching card with the same cheeky message complimenting her parenting skills).

Just don’t forget to stock up on fancy teabags or fresh coffee and make her a nice cuppa with it come Mother’s Day…

Screen Shot 2015-03-05 at 17.06.04Don’t want to buy your mum yet another run-of-the-mill perfume? Then get her this design your own fragrance set and she’ll be able to blend her own perfect signature scent that’s totally unique and one-of-a-kind. It has an glass perfume bottle and atomiser for decanting her new favourite perfume into, plus 18 fragrances to blend and an instruction set to guide her through the process. Much more thoughtful than battling through the slightly panicked crowd on Sunday morning and picking up whatever gift set is on offer at Boots (and don’t pretend you’ve never done that… we’ve all been there. Your secret is safe with us).

Screen Shot 2015-03-05 at 17.08.05And last but not least – even if your mum really does have everything (perfect house, perfect wardrobe, perfect children – well, the last one is obvious) there’s always room for chocolate. And you can’t go wrong with these Charbonnel et Walker Marc de Champagne truffles. Charbonnel et Walker are the Queen’s official chocolatiers – and if they’re fit for a queen, they’re sure to be good enough for your ma.

If you still haven’t found an idea that suits, there’s only one thing for it… you’ll have to revert to childhood and make her something homemade. Pass the Pritt Stick…

Tweet us @LittlefishFX and @LFXKatie and let us know what you’ll be buying for your mum this Mother’s Day.

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