\ Mothers Day // Gift Guide - Sweet Elyse

Mothers Day // Gift Guide

To celebrate the awesomeness that is motherhood I wanted to feature some gift guides just as I did for Valentine's Day. For me Mother's Day is slightly different as I was adopted by my grandparents, my mum (adopted) is now elderly and disabled so she doesn't like anything fancy, foodie gifts, beauty or even skincare - in all honesty it's a struggle trying to find gifts for my mum. 

I am however mummy to three amazing little dudes; Cole, Cooper and Rome are my everything and we do celebrate mothers day on their behalf. They love making cards and buying a little gift for me because I'm their favouritest girl and the only lady in the house (all guys in my household). This first gift guide was based around springtime gifts that are suitable for all ages - for the happy, outgoing and loving mummy rather than a brand or luxe loving mummy. 

There's a few candles in here because after flowers, candles tend to be one of the most widely purchased gifts in the UK, there's patchouli, premium Diptyque and the Erborian candle that doubles as a massage oil once it's been lit for a while. 
For the mummy who loves the simple things in life there's the bunny slippers - cutesy I know but they're too damn cute not to want a pair. The cat PJ's are also not normally something I'd opt for but I love the cut of these and with Spring they seemed apt. 

Cashmere socks are always going to be loved, cashmere anything is always going to be loved due to the sheer luxury of the material. The fact that these are baby pink makes them extra special and secretly I want these, badly. Stationery may seem like a unique option but if your mum's someone who loves to write, journal or organise then a cute notebook or two is going to be appreciated greatly. I love the two of these, that unicorn one is hee-lair-ious! 

The Drink Me wine is a new find and it's apparently the worlds smallest bottle of sparkling wine, the bottle is awesome, wine is awesome and it's a really unique and fantastical gift idea don't you think? The cookies are precious, I'd be scared to eat these because they look so good and the box can be re-used after your mum (or yourself) have munched them. 

Duvet sets, purses and beauty products again can be great depending on your mum' s personality and what type of lifestyle she leads. I do feel that luxury bedding is a great gift especially if it's in tune with their lifestyle - floral, vintage, monochrome, textural; you name it. Who doesn't think that going to bed at night after putting on fresh crisp sheets and duvet covers isn't the most amazing thing in the world? I always get the best nights sleep so why not offer your mum the same? 

Remember gifts and celebrations aren't always about how much you spend or who gets the best gift. The idea is to show someone you love and care about that they are special to you - show and tell them how you feel because in this day and age, we don't do it enough. Busy lifestyles, our own stresses and overlapping schedules mean me spend less time with those who are close to us and more time (work etc) with those who we don't have strong connections with. 

The next part of this gift guide series will offer up some low cost or free gifting options, cards and luxury gifts also. I hope you pop back to check them out. 

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