THE ULTIMATE MOTHER’S DAY GIFT GUIDE 2018

With Mother’s Day fast approaching (March 11th for those of you that didn’t know) it’s time to start thinking about the perfect gift to give one of the most important lady in your life.

Mother’s Day is the perfect time to celebrate your mum and treat her to something special.   Something that shows your mum just how much she means to you, that she’s appreciated and, most importantly, how much she is loved.   I have put together a guide to help you to find the perfect present.  Trust me I know,  I’m a mother myself!

Luxury Nightwear

Every mum deserves something extra special to lounge/sleep in after a long day of looking after others.  A perfect silk pyjamas set will help her to recuperate well and feel beautiful.

I’m loving this pale pink set from John Lewis Silk Magnolia Embroidered Camisole And Shorts Pyjama Set (£89) that I was given as an early Mother’s Day present.

Scented Candles

Choosing the right scent will help mum to relax, destress or re-energised.  I’m so in love with the charming limited edition candle from Diptyque, the Rose Delight.  The candle is inspired by Turkish delights, crafted with rose petals, a dash of honey, and a sliver of lemon zest.  The scent is incredibly refreshing, its floral notes gradually blossom into a gentle enveloping scent.  This beautiful candle will make a fabulous centre piece on any bedside table.  You can find it at Space NK (£50)

Fragrance

If your mum loves a beautiful scent, you could treat to her a new fragrance for Mother’s Day.  The La Vie est Belle* by Lancôme is loved by many wonderful women in my life.  Spread a little happiness and celebrate life with this delightfully feminine yet sophisticated fragrance!  A cocktail of jasmine, patchouli, orange blossom combines for a floral fragrance that leaves skin smelling warm, sweet and sophisticated.  The bottle is so chic and classy too!

Makeup

Makeup definitely is such a major obsession of mine!  New makeup always make me feel happy:)  This Mother’s Day, why not gift your mum some exquisite makeup offerings?  Wearable, natural everyday shades will definitely do the trick!

I love these new releases from SUQQU Spring Summer 2018 collection (full details here)

  • SUQQU Deep Nuance Eyes in Glitter Brown (£22)
  • SUQQU Designing Color Eyes Palette (£46)

SUQQU is a premium Japanese brand with a concept of “minimalism beauty”.  Their eyeshadow formula is one of the best out there; creamy, easy to blend and create beautiful depth.  SUQQU is well known for their elegant and sophisticated shimmers.

Skincare

If your mum loves to indulge in her skincare routine and enjoys every steps in her regime, she will love these cult favourites below.

Fresh Rose Deep Hydration Facial Toner 250ml* (£31)

Fresh Rose Deep Hydration Facial Toner reminds me a lot of the Natural Pacific Calendula Energy Toner that I love (reviewed here).  The toner is infused with REAL rose petals, needless to say it is very pretty!  It has a gentle formula that softens the skin and refines the appearance of pores for a healthy-looking complexion.  It helps to remove impurities and surface debris while refreshing your skin at the same time.

Key ingredients:

  • Rose fruit extract is known for its toning properties
  • Rosewater helps to soothe and rose flower oil helps to nourish
  • Angelica leaf extract is known to help retain moisture
  • Hyaluronic acid helps attract and maintain moisture to enhance suppleness
  • Alcohol free

I incorporate it twice a day in my skincare routine after cleansing, using the Korean 7 Skin Method, to restore moisture and balance.  I love how smooth and supple my skin is after use.  The toner has an intoxicating rose scent that’s rather addictive but beware if you are sensitive (the scent dissipates soon after application).  It isn’t oily nor will it leave behind a greasy film but it does have a certain slick feel that gives the skin a nice moist feel.  If you have dry skin, this is an ideal toner.

Charlotte Tilbury Magic Cream 50ml* (£70)

This is Charlotte’s most coveted secret formula in a tub.  The Magic Cream features ingredients to lift your complexion and intensively moisturise your skin.

WHAT MAKES CHARLOTTE’S MAGIC CREAM MAGIC
Unique ‘multi-tasking’ anti-age BioNymph Peptide Complex stimulates collagen production while fighting free radicals
• This multi-tasking treat & transform moisturiser features a secret blend of patented ingredients to give you plump gorgeous skin every day!
• SPF15 and an anti-UVA filter protects your skin from the sun’s ageing effects
• Hyaluronic acid and wild pansy extracts seal-in moisture so your skin feels renewed and rejuvenated
• Rosehip and camellia oils and antioxidant vitamin E transforms dull complexions so you can get hydrated, youthful skin
• Perfect if you want to cheat the appearance of 8 hours sleep for glowing skin in a flash!
• Paraben-free
• Plus a little bit of top secret magic!

This cream is quite rich and nourishing.  A little goes a long way!  If you have dry skin, you would totally love this.  I appreciate it even more now that I have stepped up my retinoid regime.  Magic Creams creates such a smooth canvas for a perfect makeup application.

Face mask

For the mums that are too busy looking after others and never seem to stop for some quality me-time.   Give her the perfect reason to take some time out to relax and to rejuvenate her skin.  Let her unwrap a mask and she would appreciate your thoughtfulness.

I adore this Peter Thomas Roth Stem Cell Bio-Repair Gel Mask*.  It’s easy to use, extremely soothing and has an incredible scent.

Peter Thomas Roth Rose Stem Cell mask (£42) is an anti-inflammatory mask that harnesses state-of-the-art stem cell technology to help repair ageing skin. Five rose stem cell extracts are blended in a cooling, rejuvenating gel to help stimulate cell turnover for younger behaving skin no matter what your skin type.  I would always reach for this mask when my skin is slightly irritated and angry.  I look forward to that splash of cold water to rinse the mask off, revealing a much calmer and soothed skin.  For an intensive treatment, you can refrigerate prior to applying as a mask or apply a thin layer as the last layer of skincare and leave on overnight.

Chocolates

Chocolate truffles that won’t break the bank, but any mum will love that.  Beautifully packaged and thoroughly decadent, this  Charbonnel et Walker gift box is an affordable offering without losing a gram of luxury.  Well, I know my mother will appreciate this together with a bunch of nice flowers.

Charbonnel et Walker Pink Marc de Champagne Truffles, 200g | £18

And of course your mum would just be happy simply with a bunch of flowers and a card.  Whatever it is that you decided to get for her, the best gift of all is for you to spend some quality time with her on the day!

Let me know what gifts you have prepared for your mum.  Please feel free to share some suggestions in the comment section for others to read.

Thank you for being here today!

Much love always,

Sandyxo

This post featured some products (*) that were generously provided for review consideration. As always, opinions are my own and unbiased.

1 Comment

  1. 10th March 2018 / 9:26 pm

    Hi Sandy !

    Love so much your choices ! And I need to show this post to my hubby hé hé 😉 Fresh and CT are my fave maybe ! But a Diptyque candle is very great too !
    Enjoy your weekend !
    xx
    Kédidja

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