It can’t just be me who thinks that Mothers Day has completely crept up on us?! January felt like it went on forever, but since then time has flown by! If you’re anything like me and seem to leave gift purchases a little late then don’t worry, I have some gorgeous gifts here that you can simply click through to for happy Mums and Nans next Sunday! I’ve tried to include a range of gifts to suit as many Mothers, Nans and budgets as possible, so I hope you’re able to find some inspiration!
There’s something wonderfully personal and incredibly special about being gifted with a luxury fragrance at Christmastime. You may already know that I’m a high end perfume girl. It’s often at the very top of my gift wish list. For a long while after receiving it, I associate the fragrance with very fond memories. Clive Christian is perfect, as it’s one of the most luxury fragrance brands I can think of and is quite literally fit for royals.
Who else uses Christmas as an excuse to indulge? More food, more wine, and a little more money invested in luxury items. I love buying high end gifts and am someone who would much prefer to both give or receive a few well bought gifts that will be cherished, than many gifts that will have all been forgotten about by the next Christmas. Of course, thats not to say that well bought gifts have to all be luxury items, but they’re a pretty safe bet. My one tip when purchasing luxury for someone else (or yourself for that matter) is to opt for classic and timeless styles.
Accessories are always a great choice when opting for high end. Designer shoes or clothing may be adored, but if you’re going to have to play guess the size then you’re taking a huge risk. Either be sure to grab a gift receipt, or just play it safe and buy something that only comes in one size.
How do you make a luxury gift even more special? Have it personalised. Burberry scarves come in a classic style, they’re well made for years of use, and Burberry will monogram the recipients initials free of charge.
Mulberry purses are classic. Play it safe by opting for neutral colours like black, brown, cream or the Clay colour I’ve linked. This gives you a better chance of the purse matching with any bag your recipient may have. Neutral colours also tend to be more timeless, so it will be cherished for a little longer and can be used all year round.
A Little Blue Box
Make sure not to hand her this on one knee! Tiffany jewellery is iconic, and will always be very gratefully received. I love the double heart pendants, they’re a pretty simple style so will suit the taste of most women.
A classic Christmas gift. At this time of year slippers are a must! So why not upgrade hers to a classic pair of Ugg Scuffettes’. I know I said opt for things that don’t have a size, but slipper sizes have a lot more wiggle room than tight fitting heels or ordinary shoes, so if you know her usual size then theres a good chance they’ll fit.
Fragrance and Beauty
High end fragrance is such a great Christmas gift. My personal favourite is Jo Malone’s Blackberry and Bay which is just such a lovely, fresh scent. If you can extend your budget to an additional £15 then Jo Malone offer an engraving service. You can choose to have either the lid or the bottle engraved. If opting for this then I’d opt for an engraved lid. Bear in mind that this can be transferred to new Jo Malone perfumes forever. An engraved bottle on the other hand is only going to be relevant for as long as the product lasts.
Luxury beauty products are something which some people wouldn’t ordinarily buy for themselves. A luxury beauty set will give your gift the wow factor. The Lip Masterclass set from Charlotte Tilbury is perfect for a beauty lover, but any luxury gift set (tailored to the recipients favourite high end brands or favourite products) will do the job well.
Have you got any high end products on your Christmas wish list? Tell me what they are in the comments!
I think its safe to say that Christmas is the most
expensive wonderful time of the year. I absolutely love making Christmas shopping a whole event, spending the day strolling around Norwich, London or Bicester Village, and getting into the spirit by grabbing a festive drink and admiring the lights and decorations.
As a self professed ‘foodie’, I use Christmas as an excuse to indulge in even more food and drink than I usually would and I know I’m not the only one! For me, Christmas isn’t made until I unwrap a Terry’s Chocolate Orange and a box of Lint Orange Chocolate Truffles, yum!
From traditional food gifts to festive new concepts, heres a round up of the best gifts for the foodie in your life.
You can’t go wrong with a traditional Christmas Hamper. Grocery doorstep delivery company milk&more bring the food side of Christmas to you, their website hosts a whole section for gifts and you can get your weekly shop while you’re there! How easy is that?! The gift tab features a a great selection of hampers, as well as smaller, individual Christmas gifts. They were kind enough to send me some samples from their Cartwright & Butler hampers; Rhubarb and Custard Sweeties, Butter Fudge, and Milk Chocolate Chunk Biscuits, not only were they presented in the most gorgeous traditional packaging, but I can assure you they all tasted great too!
Speculaas biscuits contain lots of sweet tasting spices like cinnamon, ginger and cloves- how Christmassy does that sound! I’ve always wanted to visit the traditional German Christmas markets, and this baking kit definitely gives me those vibes. Steven, the Speculaas Spice Master Chef, was kind enough to send me a Spice and Small Windmill Mold pack and I had so much fun making the biscuits with the wooden mold, it was such a Christmassy thing to do and really got me in the festive spirit. This would definitely be the perfect gift for anyone into baking or experiencing different cultures. Plus, bonus points for not gifting someone with their 20th box of chocolates, this is definitely much more original!
The perfect surprise gift! Baker Days offer a huge range of Christmas cake designs and also offer personalised options! I’ve been to Disney World twice over Christmas and tend to miss it during this season (weird I know). So I sent them a photo I took while there a few years ago, of Rabbit from Winnie the Pooh in a Christmas hat! They were able to put it on a cake for me and I was so happy with the results!
I haven’t even got to the best bit! Baker Days offer something called a ‘letterbox cake’ which is a cake small enough to fit through the letterbox. Imagine how happy you could make a loved one who lives quite far away when they get home to a surprise Christmas cake! If I’m honest I was worried about the cake breaking or being affected by dropping to the floor once posted though the letterbox, but I was presently surprised. It arrived in immaculate condition and it tasted amazing (I chose vanilla).
Everyone loves indulging in chocolate at Christmas, and these luxury truffles from Beech’s are the perfect gift! With a variety of flavours; Prosecco, Pink Champagne, Marc de Champagne, and Salted Caramel, there’s something for just about anyone. These would be perfect for
eating yourself stocking fillers, Secret Santa style gifts (a safe bet), or even to pop into a hamper if you’re looking at putting one together yourself! The packaging is absolutely gorgeous and lets be honest it looks much more thoughtful than yet another tin of Roses. You really can tell they’re luxury and they’re really really yummy.
I hope that this has given you some good gift ideas! Please let me know in the comments if you have any other recommendations for foodie themed gifts!
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