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On A Budget This Year?

Wednesday, February 28th, 2007

I wouldn’t usually think of Tesco when deciding where to buy my Mother’s Day pressie but if you’re on a bit of a budget this year they have some pretty nice gifts at very low prices. This Ceramic Candle Set would look great in the front room or up in the bathroom – the ceramic plate and pebbles make the gift look far more expensive than it really is.

At only £7.97 you could wrap this up in expensive paper and pretend you bought it from a specialist candle store – for at least £10 per candle! She’ll never know! Or if you can afford to splash out a little more you could always send some flowers too?

Mother's Day Hamper

Tuesday, February 27th, 2007

If you’ve got a little bit of spare cash saved up then why not treat your Mum to a really lovely Mother’s Day gift this year. I came across this hamper today and I think it would be very well received by most Mums’. The wicker hamper contains a 75cl bottle of Louis Dornier & Fils Champagne, a box of Belgian chocolates, a handmade linen photograph album, a honeysuckle scented candle and a box of bath grains.

All items are beautifully packaged in either a gift box or with a ribbon and the hamper is fastened by a leather strap so will last for a long time. The hamper is available from Gift Inspiration and is currently priced at £69.95 – not the cheapest Mother’s Day present but definitely one she wont forget.

'Thank You For Being My Mum' Ornament

Tuesday, February 27th, 2007

This beautifully designed ornament will be something your mum can keep forever and will be a constant reminder of how appreciated she is. With the words ‘thank you for being my mum’ written on it, I think most mums would love to have this gift from a son or daughter, and what better time to give it than Mother’s Day!

At £22.95 it’s quite reasonably priced too so you could always get some flowers or choccies to go with it. Available from The Inspirations Store, it comes nicely presented in a box so you don’t even have to worry about wrapping it.

Fresh Flowers Bouquets from Next

Tuesday, February 27th, 2007

I’ve just been over to the Next website where they have a brilliant selection of gifts and ideas for Mother’s Day. Among the ideas was this beautiful bunch of pink roses mixed with lilies and astilbe called ‘Pleasure’. The bouquet costs £28 or £33 for a larger version plus a £3.75 delivery charge. This particular bunch was my favourite but there are many others to choose from and the prices vary from £20 to £38. A free card with personalised message is also included.

Other gift ideas include a purple helium Mother’s Day balloon just £2.50, chocolates, cuddly toys, fragrances and a selection of wines and champagnes. Check out the Next Website for more information on how to order these special Mother’s Day gifts.

Your Last Rolo

Friday, February 23rd, 2007

A friend of mine received a 22ct Gold Plated Last Rolo from her boyfriend on Valentine’s Day which I thought was a really nice idea. Not only is the gift totally original, it also shows that special someone how much you love them (you’d be willing to give them your last rolo!). The Rolo’s are made to the exact size of the chocolate versions and are neatly packaged in a small red circular box with black lining and a red ribbon on the lid.

I know my Mum would be thrilled if I gave her this gift on Mother’s Day and I’m sure many other Mums’ would be as well. You have the choice of 22ct Gold Plated, Solid Silver or Platinum. The Solid Silver Rolo will only set you back £39.99 or £34.95 if you buy from Prezziebox, however if you buy on the actual ‘Your Last Rolo’ website you are entitled to free engraving, free next day delivery, free gift wrapping and a free personalised nametag.

The Gold Rolo is slightly more costing £46.99 and the Platinum and Diamond Rolo will set you back £4800. I’m guessing very few of you will go for this option! Check out Your Last Rolo for more information.

Pay Your Mums Magazine Subscription …

Friday, February 23rd, 2007

If you want a Mother’s Day pressie that lasts all year long how about paying your mums yearly subscription to her favourite magazine. There are some great discounts currently available on giftmags with savings up to 52%. Simply choose your mums fav magazine and send the monthly issue to her address.

I think this is a really thoughtful present – subscribing to magazines is probably not something that many mums take the time to do themselves, but the majority of them will more than likely buy a magazine every month to read. Think how impressed she’ll be that you know what her fav magazine is – she’ll realise you do listen to her afterall!

Hot Stone Therapy Pack

Friday, February 23rd, 2007

If you’re on a bit of a budget this Mother’s Day but you still want to treat your Mum to something special then this could be the perfect gift for you. The set is a hot stone therapy massage pack and includes geranium, lavender and patchouli essential massage oils, river pebbles, a fragranced candle, a white head band and some stress release oil.

No need to fork out on an expensive spa massage when your Mum can enjoy an hour or so of relaxation at home. The only thing you need to arrange is the masseuse! The pack is made by Wellbeing Solutions and comes neatly wrapped as a small gift set. You can buy for just £9.95 at Prezziebox.

Relaxation Day For Two

Thursday, February 22nd, 2007

For a special gift on Mother’s Day treat your mum to a Relaxation Day for two. Whether you go along with her or she takes a friend, this day is sure to earn you some brownie points! The package includes two treatments for each person e.g. a back massage and facial (although this is two treatments for one person only at some venues so check carefully before booking) and full access to available fitness and leisure facilities.

The day is available at 50 locations across the UK and lasts for 6 to 8 hours. Your mum will leave feeling fully relaxed and calm – and hopefully thinking about what she could possibly buy you for your birthday that matches this pressie!

Available from John Lewis for £99.

Personal Stylist For Mother's Day …

Thursday, February 22nd, 2007

So Mother’s Day is drawing nearer (18th March for those of you who’re unsure!) and it’s time to start thinking about pressies. Chocolates and flowers are all very well but they start to become boring year after year so maybe it’s time to think about opening your mind to new gifts that will be appreciated much more.

If your mum’s still young and trendy why not treat her to a personal styling day with the stylist from hit TV show ‘What Not To Wear’.

The stylist, Zoe Lem, hosts the event and provides everything your mum needs to know about becoming her own personal stylist. Zoe also tells celebrities such as Cat Deeley and Robbie Williams what to wear, so your mum will really be getting the star treatment!

During the day your mum will learn how to dress for her body shape, which colours suit her best and how to accessorize. The event runs on Saturday 21st April in London and will cost you £176.25. The maximum group size is 80 and only those who have booked will be able to attend the event.

For more information visit LastMinute.com