I absolutely love this quote by the poet Nayyirah Waheed: “My mother was my first country, the first place I ever lived.”
Mother’s Day is just a few weeks away, and it’s time to treat the special lady in your life. Whether it’s your own mum, grandma or your partner’s mum – I’ve got you covered. I’ve done all the heavy lifting for you and searched the web for your ultimate gift guide – all under £100 or less.
1.EMU Australia – Jolie Metallic £59
I’ve been a huge fan of EMU Australia footwear for a while now and cannot stop talking about their super comfortable cosy slippers and footwear on my Instagram account. Designed in Australia and created from natural sheepskin with a shimmering, metallic finish – these slippers will be on her feet all season long. I also have a couple of pair of EMU Australia footwear waterproof boots which I basically live in during the winter. I promise she will make you the favourite after receiving this gift. Enter code EMUMUMS25 at checkout and get 25% off – discount code is valid until May 26th.
Made out of 100% natural essential oils of Rose and Jasmine, with hints of citrus, herbs and sacred sandalwood. This Sundaram & Silence Candle from Mauli Rituals is a must-have in every home with a burn time up to 55 hours. This candle was gifted to me during Christmas and I love the packaging, brown glass vessel and of course the smell. I love the fact Mauli Rituals has a sustainable glass vessel that can be reused for other bits and bobs when the candle burns out.
3.Aquavit £18 – £45
Aquavit is a contemporary Michelin star rated Nordic restaurant located in the heart of central London. This Scandi tapas inspired restaurant has a luxurious yet relaxed, bistro-like atmosphere and is perfect for a cosy dinner. Make sure to try the meatballs – it’s utterly delicious. Click here to make a reservation.
4. GOLD SPECIAL DATE CALENDAR NECKLACE. £89.00
Lily & Roo’s gorgeous gold-plated Special Date Calendar Necklace is the perfect gift for forgetful people like myself. Make any day, like an anniversary or birthday- extra special with this unique necklace. It also comes with a ‘find your meaning’ gemstone card and luxury gift box! Not a gold fan? Also comes in silver.
5.Code8’s Colour ID Lab. £75
Pop over to the iconic Burlington Arcade and treat her to an experience she will brag about for a long time – a bespoke lipstick creation with Code8. The Colour Maestro will find the perfect lipstick colour in no time by mixing pigments until it’s just right – then name it and store it. If you keep the vessel then you and get the refills for just £35. Get a full complimentary makeover and enjoy a glass of champagne while making your own bespoke lipstick. Click here to book a reservation.
6.Vagabond Wines – from £7.00
The ultimate spot for a wine lover is Vagabond wines – the food, ambience and of course wine is just on point. I was a bit sceptical about the self-catering concept but ended up loving it. Walk through winemakers from all over the world, try some sample along the way and why not try some of the delicious nibbles- it’s a really lovely experience.