Gift Guide: Mothers Day 2012

So, on the 18th March it is Mothering Sunday, and I will be hopping on the train and heading home to visit my mother, keep her company and help her out around the house and the office for the weekend.

First up, don’t make the faux pas of giving a gift and forgetting to include a mothers day card! I used to make my own cards for everything, but these days until I actually have a permeant and regular home to set up a good DIY and craft area I tend to buy them. However, I really like to personalise the card to the person, and sometimes when you’re standing in Clintons or Marks & Spencers I can’t find the perfect one for someone even when there are literally hundreds of cards on the shelves in front of me! It came as a surprise to me recently that Hallmark actually have a personalised cards service on their website, which I think is perfect if you are not the crafty type, or you don’t have the time or space to make your own like me!

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Emma Bridgewater ‘Mummy’ Mug: £19.95, Hotel Chocolate Mothers Day Selection: £22, Cath Kidston Cake Tins: £25, Hobbs NW3 ‘With Love’ Scarf: £59, Swarovski Heart Earrings: £67, Yardley London English Lavender Fragrance Gift Set: £13.50 

As well as all of these gifts you can buy in the shops, I think handmade gifts also give a lovely little touch. Why not make her a box of homemade chocolate and cherry buttercream macaroons, make her some sugar plum crepes for breakfast in bed or melt some coloured wax into some vintage tea cups for some cute candles to give her as a stylish gift!

Have you decided what you are going to buy your mother (and don’t forget grandmothers!) this Mothers Day?

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