Some gift ideas for Mother’s Day
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Hide the marigolds, ban the oven and make the vacuum out of bounds. Sunday, March 10, is officially the day that mums should take a breather from the chores and be spoilt rotten.
And what better way to say “relax” than with a beauty offering? Bestow the gift of me-time with a well-earned excuse to pamper herself silly.
Celebrate Mothering Sunday with a cuppa, a big kiss and a beautifying treat to suit her lifestyle:
- Glamour puss:
Decorate your mum’s treasured dressing table with beauty products that look almost too pretty to use.
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Reward her angelic behaviour with Thierry Mugler’s limited edition Angel Aqua Chic. The classic is infused with juicy raspberry blossom and green apple for a sparkling twist, £40 (0207 307 6760).
Put a spring in mum’s step with Steamcream’s new Mademoiselle tin. The multi-tasking moisturising cream will look fabulous in her favourite handbag, £12.95 (www.steamcream.co.uk).
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Compensate for the sadness of beauty products running out with Baylis & Harding’s gorgeous vanity case for your mum to keep afterwards. Indulge her with the Moonlight Lavender Ultimate Drawer Set, £35 (baylisandharding.com).
- Spa addict:
Forget professional facials, manis and pedis and make it easy for mum to indulge in some at-home pampering instead.
Add a ‘Do Not Disturb’ sign and allow her to recreate the serene spa environment behind her own bathroom door. Sanctuary Spa’s Deluxe Sanctuary Hamper has enough kit to make even a professional therapist envious, £19 (Boots).
Give mum a valid excuse to take the weight off her feet with Ragdale Hall’s Relax Fabulous Feet Spa Rituals. If you’re feeling extra generous you could throw in a foot massage too, £12 (www.marksandspencer.com).
Give her an even brighter glow on Mother’s Day with a facial in a box. NSPA’s Beauty Box delivers a cleanse, tone, hydration and serum treat as well as handy muslin cloths, £10 (ASDA).
- Green-fingered goddess:
If she’s more at home in the great outdoors than indoors, make her spring a blooming marvellous one.
Nourish her hard-working hands with Marks & Spencer’s Floral Collection Gardeners Watering Can gift set. She can even give thirsty flower beds a sprinkling once she’s emptied out the beauty treats, £12 (www.marksandspencer.com).
If her buds are still looking a little shy, present her with a faux flower that she can use to fragrance her bath instead. Lush’s The Mum (short for Chrysanthemum) should do the trick, £5.25 each (www.lush.co.uk).
Whether it’s a hand fix or muscle soak that’s required after a hard day fending off weeds, Crabtree & Evelyn’s Gardeners Collection comes up smelling of roses. The 13-piece botanical range should complement your mum’s garden tool kit, from £3.50 (www.crabtree-evelyn.co.uk).
- Busy bee:
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Help your mum kick-start her hectic day with Origins zingy kit. The Great Starts box set includes three award-winning anti-ageing products, £48 (House of Fraser).
Stop the clock and help create some me-time for your mum with Elemis’s new Time For You Spa and Skincare Collection. The Quiet Mind Relaxing Bath Elixir should be a good wind-down catalyst, £39 (www.timetospa.co.uk).
Add some calm to your mum’s crazy routine with Dr Hauschka’s Serenity box set. The Lavender Bath and Hand Cream are ideal pre-bedtime treats, £25.95 (www.drhauschka.co.uk).