Stuck for original ideas to spoil your mum this Mother’s Day? You are not alone. If you want to make the day really special, and forgo the usual chocolates and flowers this year, head to John Lewis, where they have gift ideas that will inspire your creativity. From nostalgic photograph albums, old fashioned recipes, luxury gift items, presents inspired by children, or planning the ultimate tea party, they have everything you’ll need to spoil that special mother in your life.
Our favourites start off with the ultimate tea party, which of course you can incorporate some traditional family recipes into this, if you have any. Check out the range of Portmeiron Secret Garden crockery, which come in gorgeous candy colours, featuring brightly coloured birds and pretty spots. The collection includes teapots, creamers, cake stands, plates, cups and saucers and prices start from £9 for a mug, to £33 for the cake stand.
Next up, if you don’t fancy your hand as Britain’s Next Baker, then how about splashing out on some truly scrumptious cupcakes and biscuits to start off the tea party? These delicious mini cupcakes come already packaged on their very own cake stand, and cost a most reasonable £15. Or how about these macaroons in a bag?
At only £3.50, you can afford a few and pile the plate right up. We also love the look of these ice cream cone set. An assortment of different flavoured chocolates to round off the party nicely.
If a tea party is not your mothers idea of fun, and she is more into her luxury goods, then John Lewis will see you, and her proud.
Yes this red shopper tote is £252, but it is made of real leather and by DKNY, and think of the brownie points you’ll get! If your mum is more of a yummy mummy, you’ll never go far wrong with a Mulberry handbag. Rest assured they will never go out of fashion and will remain a classic for years to come. It will also show your mum that you are a bit of a style pundit. This Mulberry Messenger bag is not only bang on trend, but actually useful too. And at £550, a lot cheaper than most designer handbags.
If your mum is not into luxury, and prefers something a little more personal from the kids, then guess what, John Lewis have even sorted this out too. Buy your children one of these crafting tins, and let them make your mother a home made card, especially for her on the day. Watch the tears well up as they present her with their sticky offerings, and you’ll know that the results will stay attached to the family fridge for the next decade.
Finally, if you are still stuck for an idea, and you want to buy your mother, or partner a fragrance, but do not know what scent she normally wears (shame on you!), then anything from the Heathcote & Ivory Vintage range is sure to impress her. With fragrances such as rose, pomegranate and mimosa, and items such as hand cream, bath oils, drawer liners, scented sachets, bath melts and indulge me sets, there is certainly here something to tickle her fancy.
You can find all these products at JohnLewis.com, in store and online.