Wednesday 2 March 2016

Mother's Day Gift Guide 2016...♥

Mother's, and mother-like figures are not thanked enough for all their qualities and help throughout the year, and that's why I'm thankful we have Mothering Sunday here in the UK. I know mums should be appreciated all year round, but it's not always that easy, and as a mum myself, I know I love to have that one special day where I can relax a little more!

In true Unique Young Mum fashion, I have put a guide together to show off Mother's Day gifts to treat that special lady in your life! Do remember that it's the thought that counts, but if you want to splash out, then I have something here for all mums this Mother's Day!

With prices starting as low as 95p, and the most expensive items being £49.99, no one has to break the bank whilst treating their mum this year!

Jada xx

£2.95 // £3.45 - Creased

Creased sell a range of gift cards, wrapping paper and gifts for all occasions and celebrations. They have a store based in Brighton, but luckily for us, they sell online too! For those unique and thoughtful card buys this Mothering Sunday, Creased are sure to sell the card you're looking for!

1 // Josephine Cox - A Mother's Gift // ASDA // £7

This very special collector's edition of two of Josephine Cox's (the nation's number one best seller) most well-loved books is to mark the 10th anniversary of The Journey and Journey's End. It's a heartbreaking tale of family drama following the fate and fortune of one woman and her family when three strangers are thrown together by chance, it's an encounter which is destined to change all of their lives for ever. 

2 // Joe Wicks - Lean In 15 // ASDA // £8

Joe Wicks, aka The Body Coach, has helped over 70,000 people around the world transform their body with his plans. Now, in his first book - Lean in 15 , Joe teaches people how to fuel their body properly so you can eat more, exercise less and burn fat. Joe is going to change the way you eat forever, and rescue you from low calorie diets once and for all. The perfect gift for any food and health conscious mum.

3 // I Am - You Are // Watkins // £4.99

This beautifully designed miniature book is full of affirmations to give a little left when needed. Affirmations are powerful words or short statements to turn negative thoughts into positive ones. These inspiring and encouraging single words of wisdom will be a great gift for any mum who needs that pick me up.

4 // Letters To My Mom // Chronicle Books // £10.99

This book of letters makes it easy for children of many ages, from tween to adult to give mum a personal and meaningful gift, she'll truly treasure forever. The twelve fold-and-mail style envelopes (ten prompted, two blank) invite children to capture memories, share admirations and express gratitude for Mum. Simply seal up the envelope with one of the included stickers, and postdate, when mum breaks the seals to read the letters in the future, she'l receive a priceless gift, a tangible reflection of her child's love.

5 // Mary Berry - Foolproof Cooking // ASDA // £12

In this brand new, official tie-in to Mary's much anticipated BBC2 series, the nation's best loved home cook will teach your mum to cook with confidence in this book containing 120 delicious recipes. Featuring all the recipes from the show, and her no-nonsense tips and techniques, each chapter ensures perfect results every time, whatever you're cooking! This book is the perfect present for any cooking or Mary Berry fan!

1 // Strawberry Jam & Shortbread Biscuits Bouquet // The Bay Tree // £8.25

This truly traditional gift pack pairs a classic jar of Strawberry Extra Jam with a gorgeous tin of traditionally made, melt in the mouth shortbread. The jam jar is 340g, whilst the biscuits are 200g, making it the perfect surprise for any foodie loving mum!

2 // Biscuit Decorating Set // TESCO // £4

This buttery biscuit is a great canvas for your own special message to your mum. Leave kids in charge with these edible icing pens, and let their imaginations run riot, whilst mum will be blown away by their unique and personalised gift. Available in stores only nationwide.

3 // Ferrero Grand Rocher  // TESCO - Exclusive // £5.24-£8.99

Ferrero Rocher is known for its delicious hazelnut chocolate treats, and if your mum loves them, then why not treat her to the Ferrero Grand Rocher? Available in two different sizes (125g and 240g), Ferrero Grand Rocher is one giant chocolate hazelnut shell, containing either two or four Ferrero Rochers! What's more, they're suitable for vegetarians, so no one has to miss out!

4 // Cadbury Milk Tray 360g // ASDA // £3

From the nation's favourite chocolatier comes this Milk Tray selection box, containing an assortment of delicious individual chocolates, all smothered in Cadbury milk chocolate. The selection includes Caramel Softy Hazelnut Swirl, Surprise Parcel, Strawberry Temptation, Orange Truffle, Salted Caramel Charm, Truffle Heart, Apple Crunch, Fudge Duet and Perfect Praline. They're suitable for vegetarians, making it the perfect gift to treat that special lady close to you.

5 // Curd Gift Pack // The Bay Tree // £8.30

The Bay Tree have won x3 Great Taste Awards for their all-butter curds, so why not treat your mum to this gift pack containing The Bay Tree's Very Ginger Curd (320g jar), and Very Lemon Curd (310g jar) - made with fresh lemon juice and butter, this brightly coloured set is sure to delight any baking or foodie mums! 

6 // Rose Cake With Hidden Centre // TESCO // £4

What mum doesn't like chocolate and/or cake? Thanks to Tesco, you can treat your mum to this light chocolate sponge cake, expertly iced with a delicious chocolate frosting that resembles a rose! When the cake is sliced open, it reveals a secret middle bursting with indulgent Belgian chocolate buttons, a true show stopper for any Sunday lunch on Mother's Day which serves 4. Available online.

1 // Feeney's Gift Box // TESCO Exclusive // £12

Feeney's is the world's most luxurious Irish cream liqueur, with more Irish cream and whiskey than Baileys. From the cows grazing in the rich pastures of Ireland, it only takes 24 hours from dairy to distillery, giving a fresh creamy taste. The Feeney's Gift Box is on the shelves for Mother's Day and Easter, exclusive to Tesco.

2 // Lil Bag Of Treats // Spicers // £21.27

Packed into a red jute bag with matching handles, this bagged hamper containing Sugar N Spice Intensely Chocolatey Flapjack Bites, Bojangles Orange Chocolate Truffles, Atkins & Potts Milk Chocolate Dipping Sauce, Dormen Chocolate Raisins, Cocoabean Chocolate Enrobed Honeycomb bag, Radfords Chocolate and Caramel Fudge bag, Sally Williams Dark Chocolate Coated Nougat and Cocobean Milk Chocolate Stirrer with Marshmallow is the perfect medium sized hamper for mum!

3 // Mother's Day Treats Hamper // Spicers // £27.64

Not sure on what to get your mum? Then this is the perfect gift for Mother's Day, the delightfully smart hamper is packed with gourmet luxuries which comes packed in a willow basket! The following eight items can be enjoyed by the special mother figure in your life; Cocobean Love Heart Plaque with Red Ribbon, Belvoir Blackcurrant & Cox Apple Cordial, Farmhouse Rolled Out Fruit Flapjack, Verduijn's Black Pepper & Seasalt Biscuits, Cocoabean Chocolate Coated Marshmallows Cube, Farmhouse Chocolate Chip and Orange Biscuits, Taste Old Fashioned Milk Chocolate Eclairs and Sally Williams Milk Chocolate Coated Nougat.

4 // Sauvignon Blanc - I Heart Wines // Local Newsagents // £6.49

This white wine is crisp and fruity, with refreshing fresh cut grass aromas & zesty lemon flavours. It's best known for its drinkability, leading to a zesty, mouth watering finish! With its refreshing taste, all you need to do is gift this to your mum, let her find a comfortable spot, open, pour and enjoy! Available from local newsagents such as Nisa, Budgens, Costcutter, Bargain Booze and Londis.

1 // Mummy Peppa Pig Pyjamas // ASDA // £14

Regardless of your age, you can show your love to your mum with everybody's favourite pig - Peppa! Mummy Pig has taken centre stage of this top and bottom pyjama set, and she is surrounding by pretty flowers, and a glitter slogan text saying lovely mummy. This 100% pure cotton creation will keep your mum comfortable all night long! Available in sizes 8-22, with matching slippers available, the pyjamas are sold in store and online.

2 // Heat Holders Ladies Leather Gloves // Heat Holders // £24.99

Who said mum's can't stay warm whilst looking good? The Heat Holders leather gloves are a luxury, timeless accessory that will never go out of style! The real leather exterior is lavish and buttery, in a classic black shade. The interior is where the magic happens, with the plush, fur-like lining using the incredible Heat Holders thermal technology to trap warm air and hug it against the skin! Available in two sizes (small/medium and medium/large), these gloves are the perfect gift for any mum! 

3 // Floral Dachshund Purse // ASDA // £5

Your mum can take her love for mans-best-friend to a stylish new level, by receiving this floral dachshund print canvas purse from George at Asda. This purse is perfect for popping into your bag when you need a secure and reliable accessory that is also fuss-free! It has a zip fastening, along with a press stood fastening, and is available to buy online and instore, along with other great purses.

4 // Jockey® Women Romper // Jockey // £29

The USA Originals collection for women is an invitation to today's fashion and style conscious woman to make the most of relaxation time knowing that each unique piece has been created with passion for detail. Beautiful fabrics with distinctive prints & embroideries evoke a rich sense of Jockey heritage and American culture! This romper with snowflake all over, has been made out of high quality Modal (94%) and Elastane (6%), featuring lace details on the top and bottom, along with drawstrings for an adjustable waistline. 

5 // Fluid Heart Mule Slippers // M and M Direct // £4.99

What mum doesn't enjoy wearing a comfortable pair of slippers around the home? Treat your mum to these soft fleece mule slippers, with a satin bow trim and heart bead for a bargain price! Made with textile, and a rubber sole, available in sizes 3 to 8.

6 // Forever Friends No.1 Mum Socks // SockShop // £5.99

We all like to think our mum is number one, but how often do we tell her? Whether it's for your own mum, or a special mother like figure in your life, these twin pack of Forever Friends socks will be a welcoming surprise gift! THey come in dusky soft shades, both prettily patterned with contrasting heels, toes and cuffs. The polka dotted socks also features a cute Forever Friends bear with the words No. 1 Mum woven beneath. Available in one size for shoe sizes 4-8.

7 // Pieces Thelma Shopping Bag // M and M Direct // £22.99

It's rare to come across a woman who doesn't like bags of any kind, so why not treat your mum or mother figure to this Pieces, medium sized shopper style bag with woven detail to front. It's 100% polyurethane, with carry straps, an internal pocket, twist lock closure and a detachable shoulder strap.

8 // Bree Bangle // Chi Chi London // £5.99

This gold finish bangle, with white bead detailing from Chi Chi London features accent diamantes with a hinge clasp design. It's ideal for day, evening, parties and all other occasions, so why not treat your mum to this accessory, and let her show it off to friends, colleagues, and strangers alike!

9 // Mum Keyring // ASDA // £1

This cute heart keyring is a fab bargain steal for the ones close to your heart, at just £1. It's made of 100% polyester and is just one of the bargain buys available on a budget from Asda this year! Gift this to the special lady in your life, and let her show it off on her keys, bag or even a coat zip!

10 // Jockey® Women's Camisole // Jockey // £25

The USA Originals Collection pays tribute to Jockey's roots and takes inspiration from traditional American colours, textures and icons. It's the perfect combination of timeless design, premium quality and great fit! Made out of high quality Modal (95%) and Elastane (5%), this single jersey with lace decorations and adjustable straps is a great nightwear buy for younger mums! Available in sizes small to XX-Large (8-16) with matching shorts available to purchase.

1 // Boutique Personalised Bath Soak // Grace Cole // £8.

Star Product: This is my favourite Mother's Day feature item this year, and I'm sure it will be a favourite gift of many mums who receive this item! This relaxing Vanilla Blush & Peony bath soak from Grace Cole's Boutique range can be personalised, putting that extra special mark on what is already a beautiful and lovely product! It's a stunning and luxurious formulation, that will leave skin delicately scented, refreshed and perfectly moisturised. Pour this delicious essence into warm water as part of your bathing routine and allow your skin to benefit from the extracts of Almond Oil, Silk and Champagne!

2 // Leafy & Lovely Hand Lotion // Superdrug // £1

Let your mum transport herself into a warm summer meadow with this fabulously feminine fragranced hand lotion from the Leafy and Lovely range available at Superdrug. Other products from the range include a bath fizzer (£1), and Lip Tint Set (£3).

3 // Rose Gold 100ml Perfume // Monsoon // £35

Exude glamour with the Monsoon Rose Gold Eau De Parfum and spoil your mum with a unique and lovely scent. Top notes of sparkling lemon, soft fruit and ozonic scents are layered with velvety rose, tuberose, neroli, cyclamen, and underpinned with base notes of Eastern woods, vanilla, mosses, musk and balsamic amber, presented in a beautiful glass bottle.

4 // Rhubarb & Vanilla Bath Bomb // Wilko // 95p

Every mum needs relaxation time, and what better way to relax than having a nice warm bath, accompanied by a bath bomb? This Fruits Bath Bomb from Wilko, is a little ball of fruity fragrance just waiting to be released! To release the rhubarb and vanilla fragrance, just add water. Other scents for just 95p include coconut, strawberry & pomegranate, orange & pomelo, lime & ginger, passionfruit & watermelon, lemon & black pepper and blueberry & grape.

5 // Champneys Home Spa Products // Boots // £2.50-£16.50

Champneys opened their doors in 1925 as the UK's original health spa, and now, hundreds of us use their luxury products at home for that ultimate home spa pampering session. Sometimes a well earned pampering moment is utter bliss, to recreate the indulgence of a spa break at home, Champney's have made their Cloud Nine Indulgent Collection. Other Champney's ranges include Summer Dream, Citrus Blush, Heavenly Days, Nature's Treat, Harmonious Hands and Barefoot Beauty, so why not treat your mum to a home spa product she's sure to love and enjoy?

6 // Radox Feel Blissful & Relaxed Gift Set // ASDA // £4

We all know being a mum is one of the most stressful jobs in the world, so why not treat your mum to this gift set from the leading Radox brand. The set contains Radox Moisture Soak Bath 500ml, Radox Relax Bath 500ml, and a 100% paraffin wax luxury candle, in a glass holder, giving mum the ultimate calming Radox experience and let her stresses float away? 

1 // Ultimate Eye Palette - Soft Rose // MeMeMe // £15.

MeMeMe's offerings of Ultimate Eye Palette's each feature eight timeless and trend inspired shades to offer the height of sophistication in one portable tool! Each palette features a dual ended applicator and blending brush, a mirror and a range of shimmering and matte complimenting shades, all three of their palettes have been designed to combine a mixture of looks in one essential palette. Perfect for the eyeshadow loving mum!

2 // Loose Powder Brush // MeMeMe // £14

This soft bristled, full & dense brush was designed to lightly dust powder evenly over a large area for a natural and flawless application. It comes with it's own carry case and is just one of many of the brushes MeMeMe have created! Other brushes from the MeMeMe range include Bronzing Brush, Concealer Brush, Foundation Brush and Eyeshadow Brush.

3 // TommyGuns Conditioner // Superdrug // £2.75

For thirsty dry, coloured and undernourished hair, this Jasmine, Wild Nettle and Sweet Almond conditioner is a delightful and luxurious conditioner, that is the perfect solution for dry lack-lustre hair, improving detangling, adding moisture, protecting colour and bringing out your natural shine! It's perfect for any mum who doesn't fancy paying out over the top price's at the hairdressers!

4 // Olay Total Effects Foundation // Superdrug // £9.95

Total Effects touch of Foundation is a daily moisturiser which provides 7 anti-ageing benefits in one essential product, plus a touch of Max Factor foundation to delicately even out skin tone. It visibly reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, helping that ageing and mature mum fight off them aging signs. 

5 // Leafy & Lovely Manicure Set // Superdrug // £4

Mum's use their hands excessively throughout the day, and sometimes it seems pointless to pay out for false nails when you can't enjoy them, so why not treat your mum to this pretty manicure set from Leafy & Lovely at Superdrug? This pretty nail care kit will help your mum to keep her nails in tip-top condition, for manicures at home, or on the go!? The set includes nail scissors, a mini nail clipper, a nail file and cuticle pusher, housed in a cute little case.

6 // Elle Macpherson Wet & Dry Body Brush // HoMedics // £19.99

With this Wet & Dry, Face & Body Exfoliation Brush, your mum could achieve an all over deep body cleansing and exfoliation in the comfort of her own home! The brush is waterproof, for use in or out of the shower, with the handle having a comfortable grip for ease of use. The head rotates and includes four attachments that you can use depending on your personal needs, the attachments are a Cactus Dry Brush, Loofah, Pumice Stone and a Facial Cleansing Brush.

7 // Pamper Treat // Buy a Gift // £29.99

Sometimes mum's just needs to take some time out completely and enjoy some peace, quiet and tranquility - and not at home! Buy a Gift have the answer for that, as they've scoured high and low to compile a truly fantastic list of their most luxurious pamper treat experiences that are sure to make mum look and feel gorgeous. Featuring a selection of over 120 Relaxing Spa Day and Beauty Treatments, they've got you covered. Manicure, pedicure, facial, massage, mud scrub or makeover, the choice will be mums!

8 // Goddess Rocks // MeMeMe // £13.50

These luxury bronzing rocks were sent from above to give a bronzed and sun-kissed glow for the complexions of us mortals - including mums! Each boutique pot holds a generous offering of hand-crafted rocks in three tones; gold, bronze and copper, mixed to ensure a truly sun-kissed complexion. They're a much loved product, so why not treat your mum to some Goddess Rocks this Mother's Day?

9 // Pedicure Heel Smoother //  HoMedics // £19.99

All mums are kept on their feet, no matter their age, so it's only natural that the toll will be taken out on mum's feet. Treat your mum to this heel smoother, which will leave your mum with soft and silky feet, giving her a flawless finish! It works on toes, heels, the sides and balls of your feet, with a two speed rotating blade gently removing the dead skin, while collecting the dead skin in a residue chamber! Six abrasive, microfibre crystal buffing discs are included to buff the skin.

1 // Yankee Candle Mum's Make Everything Brighter // Yankee Candle // £15

This dazzling new collection of tumbler candles from the world's best loved candle creator Yankee Candle, perfectly captures the trend for positive sentiments in home decor and gifting. With Mum's Make Everything Brighter printed on the decorated glass tumbler, your mum can enjoy this 10oz, two wick candle with a burn time of 40 hours! What's more the scent is Lilac Blossoms, an alluring grove of lavender, white, and deep purple lilacs. 

2 // Ferris Wheel Cupcake Stand // Wilko // £10

If your mum loves cake (which mum doesn't!) then why not treat her to this Ferris Wheel Cupcake Stand from Wilko? It will allow your mum to display her beautiful home made (or even shop purchased) cakes in style, all mum will have to do is simply rotate the wheel to choose the cupcake she fancies the most! It holds 8 cupcakes and includes easy to follow instructions. 

3 // Unicorn China Mug // Creased // £7.95

Whale & Bird have created this unique and adorable unicorn mug with artwork by Charly Clements. Sold by Creased Cards, this mug is made from hard wearing china and is 950mm tall with a circumference of 800mm (without the handle), making it a perfect gift for mums who enjoy cups of tea, coffee, or any other hot beverages!

4 // Yankee Candle - My Serenity Tin Gift Set // Love Aroma // £22.99

Another product from the world's favourite candle makers (Yankee Candle) is this trio of Yankee Candle Small Jars, presented in a stylish tin. All three fragrances included in this gift set are perfect for creating a calming and relaxing atmosphere - just what mum#s need! The three fragrances are Peony, My Serenity and Midnight Jasmine, with a maximum burning time of 40 hours each. 

5 // Piped Papillon Azure Cushion // Evans Lichfield // £13.99

Evans Lichfield manufacture, wholesale and distribute scatter cushions, seat pads, draught excluders, throws, canvas wall art and more! If your mum is a fan of any of those mentioned products, then Evans Lichfield is your place to shop! This Piped Papillion Azure Cushion features azure blue butterflies dancing over green foliage on the front, whilst the reverse host a plain complimentary colour.

6 // Yankee Candle Lavender Small Jar // Love Aroma // £6.74

Bunches of lavender, tied with a sprig of heather is what fragrance this silky and luxurious candle boast. Convenient and easy to use, this is the third Yankee Candle to feature in this year's Mother's Day Gift Guide. Evenly scented, this small jar with a single hand straightened wick offers between 25-40 hours burning time, whilst relieving some of the clearest and fabulously refreshing scents that will linger peacefully.

1 // Roku Streaming Kit // Tesco // £49.99

The Roku Streaming Stick transforms any flat screen TV into a Smart TV, giving mums access to the UK's most comprehensive range of streaming channels. Whether mum wants to catch-up on TV programmes from BBC iPlayer, All 4, ITV Hub, Demand 5 or stream movies and TV shows on demand from Amazon Video, Netflix, Google Play, Sky Store or NOW TV. With a Roku Streaming Stick, it's all available on the main TV screen! With more than 1,700 channels available, there is so much content packed into this tiny stick that busy mums will really appreciate!  

2 // Klean Kanteen Vacuum Insulated Flask // Whitby & Co // £22.95-£26.95

Klean Kanteen make reusable bottles and food canisters from high quality food grade stainless steel. Their products are both stylish and environmentally friendly, encouraging people to reduce their reliance on plastic packaging. This classic vacuum insulated bottle is available in three different sizes (355ml, 473ml, 592ml) and is the perfect Mother's Day product for a woman who loves a hot or cool drink when out and about.

3 // Wild & Wolf French Blue Trim Phone // Red Candy // £29.

You may be mistaken for thinking Red Candy only sell red themed products, however, they sell a range of different colours, and one of my favourite ranges from their site is the Wild & Wolf phones they sell for a fraction of the cost of other Wild & Wolf sellers! If your mums in need of a new phone, look no further than Red Candy for a fab range of phone's in all sorts of colours and styles.

4 // Peach Garden Rose Flower Bouquet // Appleyard London // £52-£62.

If your mum likes nothing more than a bouquet of flowers, then look no further than Appleyard London who sell a wide range of beautiful fresh, and high quality flowers. This pictured bouquet is inspired by the British garden rose, heavenly scented sweet vuvuzela roses, with white eustoma and white veronica, bringing the garden inside.

Use discount code BLOG33 for 33% off flower bouquets.

5 // Virago Modern Classics Notebook & Mug Set // Virago // £12.99

This Excellent Women - Virago Modern Classics notebook and mug set features artwork by award-winning textile designer Neisha Crosland. These sets have been created to celebrate 30 years of the Virago Modern Classics. This set, along with two other sets, can be purchased from a number of bookstores nationwide. 

6 // NOD Digital Radio // Goodmans // £49.99

In these days of devices on the nightstand or bedside table, the NOD comes into it's own. Equipped with two USB ports with high power - fast charging, NOD will allow your mum to charge her mobile devices, tablet or e-reader at her bedside without the need for additional charges. NOD is Digital Tick approved, meaning its certified against the very latest Digital Radio requirements for future proof listening, it also features a high performance FM tuner for any stations that are not yet digital. It also holds functions like an alarm clock radio, high contrast display, a dual alarm, a sleep timer, gradual increasing alarm volume, large rocka snooze switch, a 3.5mm aux line in and a headphone socket, making this the perfect accessory for any mum of any age!