With so much confusion on the web regarding Mother's Day, let me allow you to stop panicking as rest assured you haven't missed it! It falls on 15 March this year. Having said that, it's also not too far away. So instead of opting for an overpriced card, the usual chocolates and unnecessary jewellery that mum just won't be wearing any time soon, indulge her with something thoughtful.
Do you recall the Ambient Lighting Palette by Hourglass that bloggers have unanimously been raving about? Get that. A trio of stunningly formulated powders, each geared for different face perfecting needs such as radiance, setting and warmth - it's unlikely to disappoint. Perfect for mums who like their fair bit of 'base' make-up and not too much colour.
The Bloody Gorgeous Set By Kevyn Aucoin is a beaut. For £100, you get 6 full sized make-up products in a sultry theme, spot-on for nailing that evening look. With an oxblood-berry-esque palette going on, it would make lovely present for mums who love their rich, deep makeup shades and like to experiment with colour, be it with a bold eye or a feature lip.
As a starter kit for a mum who hasn't upgraded her make-up since you were in high school, Charlotte Tilbury's Dolce Vita Gift Box would be foolproof. Consisting of a neutral, wearable theme and easy to apply products, the radiance boosting, pout perfecting and eyelid lifting range by Tibury is actually pretty fabulous at 'anti-ageing' than most gimmicky skincare. Having said that, if you want to spoil mum with some skincare bits that actually work and deliver results, I'd highly suggest the Crystal Clear Anti-Ageing Kit.
For Spa loving mums who are always on their feet and hardly get some me-time, gift them a pampering package this Mothers Day that will help them unwind and relax. With a Full Body Massage, Age Smart Facial, Manicure and Pedicure all retailing at an unbelievable £75, it's an all-inclusive offer by Shumaila's that cannot be missed out on. Pssttt... this is what I'll be getting my mum!
If you mum is more of a fragrance connoisseur, a bottle of Jo Malone's English Peear & Freesia Cologne is bound to impress. With the delicious scent being all things fresh, warm, feminine, sweet and crisp - you'll be introducing it to her at the perfect time as Spring rolls on soon.
For the mum who is usually found glued to home design magazines is this Complete Bliss Collection by Neom Organics. Containing all the scent essentials to make your home smell inviting, it contains their Scent Candle, Reed Diffuser and Room Spray which are all equally heavenly.