Skip to main content

mother's day gift guide (a bit last minute)

Mother's Day is on March 11th in the UK, which is in 9 days. Realistically, that is not that long away, however, don't fear, there is still time to get your mother a class gift which she will love! Here is my round up of the best gifts for this year's Mother's Day (even if it is a bit last minute).

Miss Patisserie Bath Set- Sometimes mum's really need some me-time, so giving them a relaxing bath set is perfect for that all-important break. This bath set contains a bath melt, a bath crumble and a bath ball, all vegan and natural, as well as currently on offer for just £7.50 (there are other bath sets/items on there if you wish to have a browse). How perfect!

High-End Makeup- If your mother wears makeup every day, or even just for those special occasions, getting her one or a few items of high-end makeup is a brilliant gift. Debenhams have a range of high-end makeup, some of which is currently on offer, perfect to make her look and feel even more beautiful than she already is.

A Subscription Box- As mentioned in previous gift guides, I love subsrciption boxes! This one from Boxie gives you mutilple beauty, stationery and lifestyle products which you can purchase as a one off (if you're on a budget) or as an ongoing subscription for mother love all year round.

A Few of Her Favourite Things- Would this even be an ELSSTHINKS gift guide if it didn't include a hamper or two? A basket full of her most-loved items is probably the best gift because it is specifically suited to her. Here is a list of things you can include, and my favourite places to get them/brands: a bath bomb (Lush), some skincare (Anatomicals, check out my review), a little bottle of wine (B&M Stores), some makeup (Makeup Revolution), a book (Amazon* or Book Depository*), a film (Amazon*), some chocolates (Lindor), earrings (Depop). Of course, there are a ton of other items you could include, but if I was to make a hamper, these are the things I would put in!

Perfume- Smelling fabulous is always a winner, so picking your mother up a refill of the perfume she loves, one she has always wanted to try or one you simply like the look of is a great idea. Fragrance Direct is the perfect website for this as they always have offers on great brands!

A Colorland Personalised Gift- Personalised gifts are always great, they really give you the chance to give your mother something extra special! Colorland has a wide range of personalised gifts, from photo books to canvases and mugs. You can include any text, and any pictures you wish, making it brilliant to give to the most special lady in your life. I am especially in love with their personalised mugs, my mother drinks hot drinks all the time, so having a mug which is made just for her (that no one else can use) is something she would love!
If you used the code MDELSSTHINKS you can get a coloured mug for £8.99 plus free shipping, saving you a massive 50%! Colorland currently ship to the UK, Ireland, Spain, Czech Republic, Lithuania, Germany, France, Italy and Belguim so if you live in any of those countries be sure to check them out!

A Millie's Cookie- If your mother has a sweet tooth you could buy her chocolate or a plain desert or whatever, or you could buy her a massive personalised cookie. I know which one I would prefer. Millie's cookies are really yummy, so building your mum a tasty cookie from scratch is basically perfect!

A Cluse Watch*- Watches are a great idea for mothers, especially because they have so little time and are always on a schedule! I have a Cluse watch myself and I absolutely love it. Not only is it sleek as hell, it works perfectly time and has no damages even though I have chucked it around so much.

Teapot- Tea is one of my mother's favourite thing, so buying her a patterned, fancy teapot is something I think she would really appreciate. You could place this alongside some matching cups, a tea/coffee/sugar pot or some of her favourite tea/biscuits!

A Gift Card- Once again, would it even be an ELSSTHINKS gift guide if I didn't include a gift card as one as the ideas. What can I say, it's a simple idea perfect for everyone. Just purchase your mother a card for her favourite store and voila, an automatic winner.

A Print- I adore this cat print from Emma Powell Design! It is so minimalistic but the perfect gift this mother's day, it will look brilliant on any wall in the house. Emma does a range of beautiful prints which are high quality, of a good price and allow you to support a small business.

Sleep Kit- Busy mothers may find it difficult to sleep, especially if they have young children to look after. So this Feather Down Sleep Essentials kit is perfect to help them get that ever important good night sleep. Buying it in a travel set is a good idea, not only does it allow them to transport it around easily if they ever have anywhere else to go, it also allows them to try the products instead of spending a ton of money on full sized things which they may not be a fan of.

Pick 'n' Melt Candle-  This website allows you to pick wax melts in your favourite scents! They have 350 scents in total, all for a very decent price. This is perfect to include alongside other gifts, giving your mother some melts to burn whilst she relaxes in her bath or whilst drinking a cup of tea!

A Day Trip- Sometimes we don't spend enough quality times with our mother's, so putting a day aside to do activities together or even just chat is very important. You could go on a day trip together, perhaps to a spa or somewhere like London, or you could simply go out for lunch/dinner together and have a long catch up! Groupon has some great deals on day trips if you are looking to save a little money.

Fruiteatox- Detoxing your body is important at times, and we have all heard of mothers not feeling themselves/not caring for themselves enough. Giving them a 14 day or 28 day tea detox could really help them feel happy, healthier and return them to an all round better being. Fruiteatox has great reviews and is of a really decent price!

I hope your mother has a brilliant mother's day whatever she may be doing, and if you are a mum remember you are 100% fabulous!

(All the links with stars are affiliate links, I make a little comission through each purchase and Colorland sent me a mug in colloboration however this post is not sponsored and all opinions are my own, lying is so 2015)


  1. So many amazing ideas! Lovely blog post! 😊✨

    Shirley |

  2. These are some fab ideas! I love the hamper and day out - there's nothing better than an experience xx

  3. So many super good ideas, and so helpful for me whose left it way to late, thank you!!xxxx

  4. Aw I love the cat photo too, reminds me of my kitty Luna!


Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

missing: madeline mccaan (theory)

Typically, the true crime posts I write such as The Beaumont Children or Who Put Bella In The Wych Elm? are factually based posts with (what I hope) is a high level of objectivity.  However, I was requested to discuss my theory on the Madeline McCann case so this Missing/Unsolved will be opinionated.

I have decided not to go into extensive detail about her disappearance, although I will give you the basic facts and discuss the reasons behind my theory whilst talking about it. Her case is one of the most publicised in the world, so I believe most people will have knowledge of her disappearance that does not require me to write about it. If you are not familiarised with it, you can read about Madeleine McCann here.

Quick disclaimer: I am in no way stating that this is definitely what happened to Madeline, nor am I claiming to have any personal factual evidence regarding what happened to her. Regardless of what happened to her, a little girl is still gone and family members deserve to k…

dewy summer-glam

Right, so my makeup is not the best the whole year round as it is, so summer for me is a dreaded period. Matte products make my skin look too dry, the sweat emphasises the texture and makes my makeup run and the heat just makes me melt. By the end of the day, I look like a wax figure out of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory in the scene where they set on fire, I don't remember being in the film but I am sure you can see me in one or two parts. However, I think I have nearly cracked the code. I am not quite there yet, I think I have to sort out my base and my setting portion of the makeup, however, I have some products that make me look like a semi-glamorous goddess regardless of the heat. Positively, I am not a full coverage type of gal at any point and I barely wear glam makeup which is why I am hardly bothered, but I do have a glam combination for those events where I have to look more done up. I've been watching some tutorials and reading some blogs all about makeup, so I …

*is online dating for you?

(*This post has kindly been sponsored by Digital Dudes LTD, however, all opinions/views are completely my own!)
The world is a big place, and the online world is even bigger. In my last post, I discussed online dating as a way to look for love as well as other platforms you could use to find that special someone, or even someone that is not that special (depending on which you wish to find). Today, I want to talk about if online dating could work for you or whether or not an alternative way of looking for connections would be better for you.

As I have mentioned beforehand, online dating is a fabulous way to connect with a range of new people for a range of different reasons. It allows you to gain more confidence, to get a feel for the person before you meet and to find people with similar interests to yourself. However, you do have to consider whether or not you think it is for you. Especially as there is a range of positives and negatives to talking to people online. It is important …