It’s that time of year again. Mother’s Day (or Mothering Sunday to anyone over 100), the day when you show your mum how much she means to you.
Whilst a last minute box of chocs and a handmade card is pretty damn cute, we’re going to help you do a little better this year.
If you’re all cashed up and feeling flush, no one’s going to stop you booking a fancy three- course meal followed by a spa afternoon of gold-infused body scrubs and facials made from cloud water.
If, like the rest of us, you don’t have that kind of cash straight off the bat, here are a few gift ideas that’ll still convince your mum that you’re her favourite.
Best thing is, they cater to all kinds of budgets and can be found all in one place: intu Trafford Centre.
For the mum who loves a good soak
Famed for their inventive and super fun approach to skincare, there isn’t a woman out there who hasn’t coveted the fizzing bath bombs, gloriously gloopy face masks and beautifully scented bubble bars that LUSH has to offer. If you want something really special, we’d recommend the ‘Yummy Mummy’ shower crème which is infused with Fair Trade organic cocoa butter, Brazilian orange and geranium oils – guaranteed to make your mums morning shower a little more, well, yummy.
For the bag-it-all mum
Most ladies have a strong relationship with their purse(s). Is your mum the type to pack absolutely everything into her bag? We’re talking mints, plasters, pens, old ticket receipts, a scarf and an extra jumper (just in case). We’ve found just the thing for your bag loving mum- the Radley Pocket Essentials Large Ziptop Tote Bag. Head down to the new Radley store on Regent Crescent for plenty more baggalicious ideas.
For the mum who’s forever young
Every beauty-obsessed individual knows that the key to a good look is a good canvas. Luckily, Selfridges has a lot to offer in the skincare department but the new ‘botox in a bottle’ from La Prairie definitely tops the list. They’ve launched Line Interception Power Duo just in time for Mother’s Day and it’s a lean, mean, wrinkle-bashing machine that promises to fight all types of lines (both new and old) in just two weeks. If your mum’s been worried about that furrowed brow or crow’s feet then there is absolutely nothing better on the market and, while it may not be cheap, it gets the job done right. If you’re looking for something a little special that’ll make yer mama feel 10 years younger, this is your new go to.
For the mum who loves the bling
Pandora have brought in a collection especially for Mother’s Day. From limited edition charms like the ‘I Love My Mum’ or the ‘Mother and Daughter Hearts’ pendant, to covetable locket necklaces that can be specially engraved, Pandora is a fail-safe option that beats raiding the over picked racks of H&M. Nothing says I love you like a pendant that, well, quite literally says I love you.
For the foodie mum
At Carluccio’s you’ll find a beautiful collection of gifts perfect for Mother’s Day. From a vibrant posy of chocolate flowers to the finest olives from Liguria, there are exciting and scrumptious options aplenty. If you really want to push the boat out, treat your mum to Gianduiotti made with local Piemonte hazelnuts and a bottle of prosecco. Let’s face it, prosecco on Mother’s Day is always a failsafe bet.
For the fit mum
From Fitbits to foam rollers, intu Trafford Centre has something for every yoga yearning, trainer taste and fitness fancy. Whether your mum is gung ho about improving her health regime or just a fitness junkie in general, there’s plenty of good stuff to gift her with this Mother’s Day. Choose from items like the Fitbit Alta which will track your mum’s fitness level or the limited edition sports collection from Savannah Miller that’ll keep her looking every bit the part. For gymspiration galore, there’s no better place to shop.
For the show home mum
Whether you want to pick up a decorative gold pineapple (they’re all the rave at the moment) or a bunch of candles that’ll keep the house smelling like fresh baked apple pie, there are plenty of stylish shops to choose from like Homesense, Laura Ashley Home, and Next Home. If you really want to pick up something swanky, we’d definitely recommend the orange and bergamot aroma reeds from Molton Brown. Smell now and thank us later.
Did we miss anything? Add your Mother’s Day gift suggestions below.