WORDS MAISIE JANE DANIELS
However you choose to celebrate Mother's Day, there is no one-size-fits-all approach. F Word has collated a list of gifts to honour all the Mothers out there.
Stitch Sainte Luce
Provide a Mother's Day present with a purpose and support women and families with a gift from Stitch Sainte Luce, which sees beautiful handmade, embroidered gifts made from recycled cotton and created by a women’s sewing cooperative in Madagascar - from handbags and purses to cushion covers and placemats.
"Made by the women of the Stitch Sainte Luce cooperative, the items’ sales bring in valuable income for families in Madagascar; who need our support now more than ever, as 1.15 million people on the island face starvation, due to the world’s first climate change famine. Stitch Sainte Luce, supported by the charity SEED Madagascar, has taught embroidery, as well as business skills in maths, sales and English language, to over 100 women. Alongside value incomes, the cooperative has also helped empower women, giving them a creative and social outlet and building self-confidence."
Find out more, or buy products here www.stitchsainteluce.org
For further details on the current food crisis in Madagascar please visit the SEED Madagascar website www.madagascar.co.uk
Give the gift of some (peppermint) pampering with this minty tri(i)o of scented solid body care bars, expertly designed to simply, effectively and luxuriously cleanse, exfoliate and moisturise. I've tried them myself and a little goes a long way and you come away feeling ready, renewed and smelling oh, so fresh.
Sustainable, vegan and plastic-free, these pocked-sized products come in reusable tins and fit through the letterbox so your Mum won't miss a delivery!
trii Peppermint Hand & Body Wash Bar (£8) - free from SLS or SLES, with aloe vera to moisturise, nourish and soothe
trii Peppermint Hand & Body Exfoliating Wash Bar (£8) – free from SLS or SLES, with aloe vera to moisturise, nourish and soothe, while pumice and apricot seed powder gently and naturally exfoliate and remove dead skin cells
trii Peppermint Hand & Body Moisturiser Bar (£10) - rich in cocoa butter, which softens at body temperature to deeply nourish and hydrate
trii are running a Mothers Day discount of 20% off with the code MUM23, shop here: www.trii.co.uk
It's been a long, cold winter that has had an impact on all of our skin. Why not give the gift of glimmer this Mother's Day with TRUE Skincare. This organic skincare comes bursting with natural, sustainable and quality ingredients alongside being luxurious to both look at and feel. My skin instantly felt hydrated, soft and toned, so there's no mucking about when it comes to results. Gift sets include a clarifying safflower and geranium cleansing oil, hydrating blossom and pine toner, radiance renewal 10% stabilised vitamin C serum, rehydrating rosehip and rosemary facial oil and, in a gift set exclusive, a genuine rose quartz roller to massage and lift the face. All of which are sure to put a glow (quite literally) on your mum's face!
TRUE Love Gift Set: RRP £71.99, shop here www.trueskincare.co.uk
Introducing the Willen wireless speaker for the mums out there that love to travel and dance though life. It's chic, retro aesthetic comes in classic colours of black and cream. Small yet mighty, this powerful portable parcel packs a punch (now there's a mouthful!) with one 2’’ full range driver and two passive radiators. It's also comes with a mighty 15+ hours of portable playtime on a single charge and top-of-class IP67 dust- and water-resistance rating (we wouldn't expect anything less from Marshall). So why not mark Mother's Day in style with with the gift of music that's ready for the road.
Willen portable speaker RRP £99.99, shop here www.marshallheadphones.com
Perfect for preparing and perfecting cocktails, to getting that much needed hit of vitamins in the morning, this Smeg Citrus Juicer might just be the perfect gift this Mother's Day. With its chic, seamless design it's guaranteed to put a bit of zest into life, and a pop of colour to any kitchen counter.
Smeg Citrus Juicer, RRP £149.95, shop here www.shop.smeguk.com
Every mother needs a bit of luxury in their life so look no further than family-owned company Belledorm. Being a mother can be tiring, and at Belledorm they understand the importance of a good night's sleep and what better to provide that than the opulence of silk.
From eye-masks, to headbands, to pillowcases, Belledorm delivers beautiful accessories that are soft, silky and kind to the skin. I also discovered that that silk is fantastic for preventing hair-breakages, getting rid of bed-head and making you more bed-go-ahead!
Shop here https://www.belledorm.co.uk/
For all those mums out there that have a sweet tooth, look no further than NOMO. Standing for "No Missing Out" this delicious delight can be enjoyed by all mums – whether they’re vegan, non-vegan, or allergy sufferers, all products are free-from eggs, dairy, nuts, and gluten. My personal favourite is their chocolate bunny filled with cookie-dough but I must warn you, they're very moorish!
Shop here https://nomochoc.com/
Pamper with Hamper this Mother’s Day. Packed full of tantalising teats, F Word's favourite is the cheese and wine hamper, comes filed with, you guessed it, cheeses! Alongside crackers, pork rillette and Rioja, it's the perfect blend of indulgence and thoughtfulness. If cheese doesn't please, fear not, they have thought of everything from hampers including cream tea, Prosecco, Rosè and chocolate.
RRP ranges from £36- 59, shop here www.hampers.com/mothers-day-hampers
The Copenhagen Company
Watch your mum light up with The Copenhagen Company's scented candles. Comming in Classic, Medium, Large and sets, you can be sure to find the right option. Not to mention their variety of natural wax blend candles are completely vegan and cruelty free, so you can spend (and smell) with a conscience. Candles come in an array of scents, I tried the green tea and bergamot and I can vouch for them, they make your whole room smell delightful and are perfect for relaxing in the tub.
Shop here https://thecopenhagencompany.com/
Speaking of relaxing in the bath, give the gift of some TLC with Montagne Jeunesse face masks. Cruelty-free and coming in a huge range of different types from detoxifying, to exfoliating, to purifying, to brightening (I could go on), they offer a vast variety of vegan, Cosmos Organic certified products that are designed to maximise the health and vitality of your skin, body, and soul. And at an affordable price, why not get a few and have a spa-session with your Mum!
Shop here www.montagnejeunesse.com
For the fashion-forward mothers, look no further than the Eastpak. Spring and summer is only around the corner, so whether your mum craves city breaks, is a committed camper, or more of a a festival frolicker, give the gift of a cross-body bag that ensures all of her essential are safe. Choose from a range of colours from classic, to bold, to prints.
Shop here www.eastpak.com
Speaking of bags, global handbag-brand Kipling would be the perfect gift for those mums out there that want to be both organised and adventurous. Designed to be lightweight and adorned with well-thought out pockets, you can't go wrong with these designs, and not to mention the iconic Kipling monkey.
Shop here www.kipling.com/uk-en/
JUNE: Wild Peach Gin Liqueur
June, Wild Peach Gin Liqueur is Spring in a glass. Made with blossom from vines and infused with only natural fruit, this gin has got such a marvellous taste, not to mention it's unique pink colour. So whether you have a mother that likes to pair down their peachy treats (it tastes fantastic on the rocks), or likes to dress things up with some bubbles (fancy!) this French-made, fruity refresher is the perfect Mother's Day surprise - très beau!
RRP: £29 (70cl), shop here www.junewildpeach.com and in stores.
We've talked about skincare but what about hair care? Well, luxury lifestyle Irish brand Jane Darcy are on a mission to enrich wellbeing. A mum-of-two and brand founder, Gillian Halpin created Jane Darcy as a response to savouring those precious moments with her children.
"Jane Darcy’s silk scrunchies are made of the highest quality 22 momme 100% pure mulberry silk, to ensure your hair is looked after, avoiding any pulling, breaking or creasing throughout the day and whilst you sleep. Regular hair ties made from harsh fibres can tug and pull on your hair, causing damage and split ends".
Gentle on the hair, these scrunchies prevent pulling and breakages. So why not get a gift box and help keep your mum's self-care routine up-to-date.
RRP £50, shop here https://janedarcy.ie/