The ageless celebration of Mother’s Day on Sunday, March 26, is almost here and it’s time to start choosing a gift that will make it that extra bit special. This year, say thanks to your first lady with something memorable. Whether it’s for your mum or for another maternal figure in your life, there are plenty of presents from fragrances and cosmetics to gadgets and jewellery that will help you show the love.
Traditionally gifts such as flowers and chocolates are given but whether you’re a traditionalist or you like to think a little bit out of the box, here are some of our favourite gifts available in the shops, and on offer, right now.
There are very few women who wouldn’t appreciate the gift of a sensational scent. From classic fragrances to modern scents, you can either play it safe or be bold and spoil her with a fragrance she may not necessarily buy for herself. As long as you know the type of fragrance she prefers, be it floral, oriental, woody or citrus, then you won’t go wrong. You’ll also get extra points for gift sets with complementary body and bath products, so shop wisely.
Look out for some amazing offers, exclusive deals and free gifts with purchase in specialist shops, departments stores and drugstores – such as Boots, Savers,
Give her the tools of the trade for a makeover. This is the perfect chance to treat her to a new make-up brand she always wanted to buy or inspire her to try new state-of-the-art cosmetics and make-up techniques. Choosing her some luxurious makeup is an amazing gift if she is a bit of beauty buff. When in doubt, you can’t go wrong with a classic red lipstick, some new nail polish or a handy palette. Look out in stores for fantastic free gifts with purchase especially on premium brands as you’ll get a lot more for your money, and gift sets packed full of fabulous products.
Superdrug, Boots, Savers and Semichem all have fantastic deals on branded products but if you’re feeling like you want to treat her something she wouldn’t buy herself then check out the cosmetics collections in New Look, Primark and other fashion retailers, and Argos has a great range of cosmetic accessories.
Beauty bargains from Boots:
Benefit Besties Gift Set now £15.00 – was £30.00
NYX Professional Makeup Love Contours All £20.00
Real Techniques Make-Up Brushes from £7.99 – Buy one get 2nd half price
GIVE THE GIFT OF GADGETS
If skincare, fragrance or makeup is not what you’re looking for, gadgets are always a good idea. Whether it’s a beauty gadget like a sonic facial brush, pedicure set or hair straighteners, a fitness gadget like a FitBit, a travel gadget or something for her pleasure such as a Kindle, DAB radio, a tablet or some stunning headphones, shop around for current offers. Check out stores like Argos as well as O2, EE, Vodafone and Three shops, Carphone Warehouse, Maplin, Clas Ohlsen, Supercuts and CeX.
Amazing ideas from Argos:
Braun Face Spa Electric Facial Cleansing Brush and Epilator £49.99 – was £99.99
Sensio Spa Complete Manicure and Pedicure £49.99
Roberts Radio Revival Mini Digital Radio Orange £139.99 – was £149.99
LET HER BE-DAZZLED
If you’re still stumped for a gift, then the tried and trusted gift of jewellery will always be received with thanks. Choose something with hearts and sparkles, which will make your gift extra special and more memorable. You don’t have to spend a lot to find some beautiful pieces with maximum impact. Shop in jewellery emporiums such as Warren James and F. Hinds to find fabulous bargains on jewellery, trinket boxes and ornaments.