Saturday, 8 March 2014

My Top Mother's Day Gift Ideas

Mother's Day; It's already that time of year again, so I've been frantically trying to find unique, but affordable presents for my mum, nan and sister.

Every year the shops seem to have the same, tired cards, flowers, chocolates, teddies and mugs, and they BORE me, so I've hunted high and low and found some absolute beauties!

Here are my top Mother's Day gift ideas, and as a special treat for my lovely readers, there are discounts and giveaways too! Enjoy...

The Wisdom of Kids
This book of children's hilarious one-liners will definitely put a smile on any mums face this Mother's Day, including my moody chops!

It is a quick, simple, but funny read, and some of the children's views on things are actually really thought-provoking, whilst others are just plain comedy!

One of my favourites is "If you can't remember your age, just look in the back of your pants. Mine say five to six." The award-winning book is currently on special offer on Amazon, and the usual price is only £6.99, so it's a perfect little pressie from a toddler or young child to mummy (dads take note).

The book's author, Soula Zavacopoulos, has also used some of the quotes as greeting cards, which I definitely need to buy for a few of my mummy friends to stick on their fridges as a stress reliever.

Soula also designs Mother's Day cards, and the one featured in my photo is one that mum can scratch with a coin to reveal a message- something I've not seen on a card before! More of her imaginative card designs can be seen here.





Katie's Kali Jewels

I randomly stumbled across this rather talented mummy when she recently bought some second hand baby clothes from me on Facebook, and I noticed she makes beautiful jewellery.

We got chatting, and I found out Katie makes handmade pieces from recycled and collected jewellery as a hobby. After having her first child, Katie was diagnosed with fibromyalgia, which led to her becoming housebound.

She started to make jewellery as a form of escapism from this, and now her 9-year-old daughter also helps to make some of the pieces, and even product-tests the children's jewellery!

As well as selling these pieces, Katie shares her jewellery-making advice and tips on her blog, as well as competitions and charities that she donates pieces too. Just from looking at some of the photos on Katie's blog of her pieces, you can see the time and effort that is put into each one.

Prices range from £1.50 to £25, and Katie especially loves making personalised charms for people. She is currently teaching herself how to stamp jewellery for a brand new range she's creating.

I got this stunning sterling silver cuff from Katie as a Mother's Day present to myself, and was impressed that even the packaging is carefully thought out; It's wrapped in a soft, lilac drawstring bag, and then put into a handmade, pretty gift bag, which saves you having to wrap anything for your mum!

Katie has kindly given me this special Mother's Day bracelet to give away to one of you lovely readers- click here to enter the competition.




Love Annie

I came across another talented lady, but this time on Twitter (I'm a confessed Twitter-aholic). Annie creates gorgeous personalised paper cut pictures that can announce births, weddings and anniversaries, or can feature quotes/sentiments.

What I love is how Annie cuts every tiny part of the picture into it's shape using a hand scalpel! These must take HOURS, and I'm so impressed with all of the detail she uses.

I chose something for my son to give to his nan, and it says "Home is where Gan Gan is" which sums up perfectly how me and Chunk feel about my amazing mum!


Within 3 days it arrived at my door, and I was stunned at how beautiful it looked in it's light wood frame. Even the tag that comes with it is cut by Annie, which is why I included it in the photo!

For the small sum of £19.99, my mum now has a beautiful, timeless image that can remain in her home for years to come, which I feel is far more special (and probably a darn sight cheaper) than a large bouquet of flowers.

I've already got my eye on another of Annie's pictures, which consists of a family of birds and then your family name underneath, as seen in this pic:

To look at Annie's range, click here or like her page on Facebook here.




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14 comments :

  1. My hubby is getting me a filofax from my boys as a gift this year :-)

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  2. Lovely presents,I would be very happy to receive anything made Katie's Kali Jewels for mothers day, the pieces are gorgeous

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  3. Really lovely gifts that you have found - I have entered to win the bracelet too as it is beautiful.

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  4. Thank you for all the amazing Mother Day Tips - I think mummy will be thrilled with her gifts xxx Ax

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  5. I would love to receive the paper craft one. It so nice.

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  6. I will be happy if the kids remember to make a card! This is where I wish they were still tiny and playgroup took control!

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  7. Lots of lovely gifts there. You're being super organised, I haven't thought about it yet!

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  8. Super selection, well-researched! Thanks for linking to #AllAboutYou

    Mama-andmore.com

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  9. Wow! What lovely ideas *speeds off to enter the comp*

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  10. I really like the love annie piece. You could personalise this for anything not just mothers day. Thank you for sharing.

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  11. Love that last picture especially, really nice.

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  12. Love the book of kids one liners, and the Love Annie picture is gorgeous. Great gift ideas, thanks for linking up with #TriedTested

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  13. I love the papercut, it's beautiful and such an unusual gift. Much cheaper than nice flowers as you say #TriedTested

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  14. I love The Love Annie creations - very unique!

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