I wanted to a do a mini Mother’s Day gift guide with a bit of a twist this year. In previous years I’ve gone for bog standard ideas that aren’t really focused on a specific passion or interest. I’ve been getting into interiors a whole lot more since moving and while my house is nowhere near as finished and as decorated as I’d like it to be, I’ve really been enjoying poring over all the little bits and bobs I think I’d like!
A Good Night’s Sleep
I’m not talking a full 8 hours kip but about the luxury of some seriously decent bedding. Mums, and parents in general, do a lot of things on a daily basis and there is nothing better than falling into bed at the end of a really long day. I adore bedding that is soft, easy on the eye during the day but captivatingly inviting in the evening beside the soft glow of the bedside lamp.
After a hot shower there is nothing better than falling, or crawling, into fresh sheets and Silentnight have really excelled themselves with their bedding range. This stunning pintuck, percale, grey set looks even better than in the pictures and I’m already eyeing up their bigger jersey, grey striped set.
This is one of those keepsake type gifts but without being too ‘keepsake-y’ if that makes sense. I love that Willowtree figurines tend to represent a specific time or event in your life and they are just all utterly gorgeous and timeless. There are some seriously beautiful new sculptures that have been recently released. Which one would you choose?
Prints & Posters
Prints and posters around the home are one of those trends that don’t seem to be dying off any time soon, which is just as well. I have an insane amount of ideas running around in my head and I think a good mix of quotes, pictures and colour will look so good when I eventually get them on the wall.
I recently came across The John Dyer Gallery who are based in Cornwall and I was immediately drawn to their Padstow print. It’s perfectly vintage in style and captures the harbour through an open window in all it’s glory. My parents in law often visit Padstow and I think my mum in law would really love this!
The rest of the vintage style art travel posters are equally as captivating as the Padstow one. They’re wonderfully colourful and are available in two sizes. If you’re looking for more than just a souvenir and want to have a piece of Cornwall at home with you, then you’ll do well to pick up one of these for your mum.
My husband will tell you that I would probably live and die in my dressing gown if I could get away with it. Feeling chilly and the heating just isn’t doing it for you? Pop a dressing gown on – over your clothes if necessary. Want to carry on feeling cosy after a hot shower? Get your dressing gown on. There is no way you can go wrong with getting your mum a decent dressing gown.
I currently have the pick of two but I’d never say no to another. The White Company do some of the most insanely gorgeous, comfiest, fluffiest dressing gowns ever and there’s just no way you can go wrong with getting one for your mum. She’ll appreciate being able to walk around the house, living her best life in a fluffy robe with a cuppa in hand.
And obviously you can’t get a dressing gown without getting slippers, right? Whether your mum prefers slip ons, granny style slippers or big slipper boots treat her this Mother’s Day – she’ll thank you for it after being on her feet all day.
I’m not talking specs, I’m talking actual cool glasses for drinking out of. Forget plain old tumblers, this gorgeous pair by Root 7 available at John Lewis, stand out much more! Whether mum likes a gin and tonic or a vodka and lemonade, she’ll love a weekend tipple out of these.
Cushions & Throws
The run up to Mother’s Day usually signifies the beginning of Spring and I think it’s always nice to start injecting a bit of that into your home. A change of cushions or a nice, bright throw can make all the difference.
This long ‘Mummy’ cushion by East of India would look great stacked with a bright colour or two on the sofa. You never know, you might even surprise your mum by showing her that a new splash of colour can pay off!
For throws I’d definitely recommend checking out Tesco, Next and Marks and Spencer – their home ranges are superb right now!
Mother’s Day Flowers
Last, but not least, is it even Mother’s Day if you don’t get her some flowers? Whether it’s a £1 bunch of daffodils from Asda, a full on bespoke bouquet or a subscription service for the year you absolutely can’t go wrong. Not only will they brighten her day but they’ll brighten her home up too.
I’d love to know what you buy your mum – whether it’s the same thing every year, you go all out or just get her a little something!