Since it is almost Mother's Day in Australia I decided to put together a bit of gift guide. These are all things I would buy my Mum, if she was actually interested in candles, body care products, makeup and perfume. She is however not. So I am not actually buying her anything this year, but here are some ideas for your (hopefully less difficult) Mum!
Glasshouse Fragrances - Birds of a Feather Candle $42.95
This is a beautiful candle in a beautiful pink glass jar. The scent is Pink Lemonade and is described as 'a delicious blend of grapefruit, cherry and lemon'. The scent is gorgeous and quite refreshing. The best part of purchasing this candle? It is helping charity! Yep, 5% of the retail price goes to the McGrath Foundation which supports those with breast cancer.
Palm Beach Collection - Violet Candle $39.95
Violet is a really classic scent that can be considered old fashioned. Not in this candle, it just smells really beautiful and feminine. This candle has a really good scent throw too, it can well and truly be smelt throughout the house. The glass jar has a simple elegance to it, it looks very clean and stylish.
Lush - You're the Best Gift Set $18.95
Lush has a great range of affordable gift sets for Mother's Day, starting at $14.95 for a small gift pack. The gift set pictured contains Rockstar soap, Secret Garden bath bomb and Wonder Woohoo bubble bath. I think Lush would be a great place for younger kids to pick up something cute and lovely smelling for Mum.
Jurlique - Delicate Rose Precious Collection $40
To me, Jurlique is a perfect brand to gift to Mum's and Nanna's at Mother's Day time. Jurlique has a really elegant air about it and would be great for the sophisticated Mum. There is a range of gift sets available starting with this one at $40 that contains Rosewater Balancing Mist and Rose Hand Cream.
The Body Shop - Strawberry Heart Tin $39.95
Another perfect brand for Mother's Day gifting, though to me The Body Shop is perfect for the younger (or younger at heart) and a little bit hipper Mum. This heart shaped tin is perfect to show Mum your love and contains Strawberry Body Polish, Strawberry Shower Gel, Strawberry Body Butter and Born Lippy in Strawberry. FYI: They all smell delicious.
Estee Lauder - Mother's Day Makeup Collection $75
This gift set is amazing (and I am really tempted to buy it for myself) and is a bargain at $75. It contains an eyeshadow palette, a lipstick, a lip gloss, nail polish and more. A perfect gift for a make up loving Mum!
Chloe - My Little Chloe's Trio Set $120
Another one I am tempted to buy for myself. How cute is this set of miniature Chloe perfumes? If your Mum is a perfume lover she will love this set! Bottles can also be purchased individually for $40.
That is the end of my quick gift guide for Mother's Day 2014. I think Mother's Day is a great day to show your Mum (and Nanna), how much they mean to you and how thankful you are for everything they have done (and still do). I don't believe you have to spend a lot of money, just buy a card and spend some time with them - it will most likely mean more to them than an expensive gift.
This year I am not actually buying my Mum and Nan a present, they don't 'need' anything and they both have their birthdays in June (so I need to keep my gift ideas for then). On Sunday I am taking them to the Halls Gap Zoo (weather permitting) which is something we have wanted to do for ages. My Nan is really looking forward to going in the enclosure with the Meerkats (one of her favourite animals), I told my Mum I'd pay for her to hold a snake. Needless to say, she was not impressed with the idea. Then I'll take them out for lunch, it will be a nice family day.
What are you buying your Mum this Mother's Day?
Anything special planned?