Wednesday 14 November 2018

The Ultimate Christmas Gift Guide For Mum's

**The products included in this guide were sent to me for free for the purpose of inclusion within the gift guide. However all words, opinions and images are my own.**

One of my favourite parts of Christmas is being able to give people gifts and see them smile. Its amazing being able to gift someone something they love or a little bit of luxury they wouldn't usually treat themselves too.

I have lots of women to buy for this year both family and friends and there are so many products out there to choose from it can get all a bit confusing deciding what to get! So this year I have compiled a list of some of my favourite products I have spotted in the shops or online this year for the mums (or women) in your life this year.

Space Masks - RRP £15.00 for a box of 5 masks. 

Spacemasks are a brand new way to relax and lets face it, us mums are always in need of some relaxation! Spacemasks give you the opportunity to encounter Interstellar Relaxation through their warming masks. To get started you simply remove one mask from its packet and hook the two small elasticated loops around your ears and pull over your eyes. 

Within minutes of putting on your Spacemask you will feel it warm up and start to mellow your tired eyes and face. The soft jasmine smell will help to transport you away. Somewhere between Jupiter and Andromeda. Then just allow yourself to float freely. Letting go of the day’s frustrations and annoyances. For the next 15 minutes enjoy the space and freedom of leaving the Earth’s gravitational field. Your eyes and your head will thank you for the time to recover and reenergise and the Spacemasks look pretty fun too. 

Holly's Lollies - RRP Prices Vary

When it comes to sweet treats these lollies from Holly's Lollies are definitely for the grown ups! Using high quality ingredients and traditional methods Holly makes a range of unique and original alcoholic confectionery including these lollies. 

There are lots of flavours to choose from including Raspberry Prosecco, Gin and Elderflower and even Mulled wine to name just a few. You can buy the lollies in two sizes, small or giant (the two sizes are shown above), but Holly also makes other sweet treats if lollies aren't your thing. These include rock cocktail stirrers, chocolate slabs and rock sweets. There is also a small selection of items which do not contain alcohol if you don't drink. 

Buff Headwear - RRP £29.26

Us mums always seem to be on the go, whether its the school run, work or even walking the dog. So when winter comes around we really value gifts that are going to keep us warm and cosy whilst we carry on our daily activities. I don't know about you but I love gifts that are useful.

Buff have a fantastic range of headwear to keep you warm and cosy throughout Autumn/Winter including the hat above. The Airon Grey Malange knitted hat above is 100% acrylic and has a super soft fleece band inside making it both comfortable and warm. I have been wearing this hat on the school run for a few weeks now and it is so warm! The large pom pom on the top is a super cute finishing touch too.

Skin Doctors Skincare - RRP Prices Vary

Whenever I ask my mum what she wants for Christmas she always jokes and says something along the lines of " a face lift"! So every year I put her together a bundle of amazing pamper items and skincare products. I know she loves these kind of things but its not something she would go out and treat herself too in day to day life. 

When I spotted the Instant Facelift and Instant Eyelift products over on the Skin Doctors website I knew these would be perfect for my mums hamper. They offer instant results but without the pain or expense o surgery.  Instant Facelift contains a matrix of ingredients that once dried holds the skin taut, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles whilst taking years off tired, sagging skin. The temporary eye lifting serum painlessly smoothes away the signs of ageing in just a couple of minutes and lasts up to 8 hours. Not only are these products great for an instant lift but they act as a great make-up primer too. 

Forget Me Know Teardrop Pendant Necklace - RRP £24.99

Jewellery always make a great Christmas gift and this beautiful forget me know necklace containing real flowers would make a beautiful gift. The dainty pendant measures just 2cm in length and is made from 925 silver. The dainty, simple elegance of this necklace makes it perfect for every day wear or for a special occasion. A delicate adjustable 18 inch silver chain is included.

 The flowers in this necklace are specifically grown and picked for this necklace to ensure the full beauty is captured in every necklace. Forget me knots have been known to symbolise many different things and it still amazes me every time I look at this necklace that the flowers inside are really real, its even more beautiful in real life. This really would make a beautiful and meaningful gift for someone special in your life this Christmas.

Popaball - RRP £3.49 per single pack.

Popaball bursting juicy bubbles will make a fantastic fun gift this Christmas. The fruity bursting bubbles are made to be put into your drinks and will slowly rise to the top of your fizzy drink, alternatively you can use the jumbo telescopic straw (included in each pack) to suck them up from your drink and feel them burst in your mouth!

Popaball have a great range of flavours so you can choose your flavours dependant on the drinks you want to have them with. The flavours include green apple, mango, blueberry, cherry, peach raspeberry, strawberry, passion fruit, lychee, lemon, kiwi and two limited edition flavours, pineapple (shown above) and strawberries and cream. Every flavour is bursting with real fruit juice.

Lets Flamingle Gift Box - RRP £14.99

I don't know many mums who don't love a long soak in a relaxing bath so when I spotted the "lets flamingle" bath set I knew it was the perfect way to make that relaxing bath even more special. The set contains the following - 

Flock Star Bath Blaster 160g, 
Flamingoals Bath Mallow 50g, 
Raspberry Riptide Mallow 50g, 
Passionista Shower Gel 300ml, 
Let’s Go Disco Soap 140g.

The set can be purchased from the World Animal Protection Shop and so not only are you getting a great gift but with every purchase you will help World Animal Protection to protect animals in need around the world from cruelty and suffering.

Bioglan Beauty Collagen range - RRP Prices Vary

We all want great skin and love using great skincare but it isn't always something we want to buy for ourselves, especially when there always seems to be something else to pay for. So as I mentioned above I always love putting together a range of amazing skincare for my mum each Christmas.

The Beauty Collagen range is a great addition and has a full range which includes four modes of delivery to suit different lifestyles and budgets. Harnessing the power of Type 1 marine sourced collagen, Bioglan Beauty Collagen is scientifically proven to have a superior absorption rate (up to 1.5 times more efficient) than bovine or porcine collagen - the types most commonly available in supplement form. Clinical studies have shown that Marine collagen helps to reduce wrinkle depth and increase moisture levels for all skin types.

The Beauty Collagen range is available as a tablet, powder, strawberry flavoured gummy and a delicious berry flavoured effervescent. Each dose also contains: Vitamin C which contributes to natural collagen formation and healthy skin function, Biotin and Selenium for healthy hair and selenium for healthy nails.

Buyagift, Glamping Experience for 2 - RRP £99.00

If you are still stuck on what to get the mum or women if your life and would like an experience rather than an physical gift then you need to head on over to Buyagift. They have a gift voucher for pretty much any experience you could wish for from flying to driving, glamping to hotel stays and food experiences to spa days there is sure to be something for everyone. 

One of the experiences that caught my eye was a 2 night glamping experience for two. Since this is for two it could act as a joint gift for your mum & dad or perhaps you and a partner. There are over 20 locations to choose from for this particular experience and it can be a great way to escape the stress of day to day chores and work. You can choose to stay in a camping pod, quirky wigwam or sturdy timber tent with locations in Devon, Cumbria, Herefordshire and rural Scotland, the only thing they will need to decide is where to escape to!

Wax Lyrical Luxury Candles and Diffusers - RRP Prices Vary

As the darker evenings have crept up on us and winter just around the corner I love being able to have a candle burning. It not only makes the house instantly feel more cosy but it leaves everywhere smelling amazing too! If you aren't too keen on having a flame lit though how about a reed diffuser?

Wax Lyrical have a huge range of luxury candles and diffuser that make the perfect gift. The large Christmas Rose candle jar is a fantastic Christmas gift option with its rich Christmas Rose scent, inspired by the botanical patterns of the RHS and expertly fragranced with festive twist. This rich and sensual fragrance opens with bright notes of bergamot and tangerine, warmed by festive rose pepper and red tea on a supporting heart of jasmine, lily and mimosa resting on a base of musky precious woods and sweet vanilla. The beautiful glass jar with lid make it look great even when not in use too. 

If you would rather steer away from candles then Wax Lyrical also have a beautiful range of diffusers too. I recently stumbled across their Gift Scents cards which are inspired by traditional greetings cards, they enable you to choose any occasion, personalise the ‘To’ and ‘From’ message and gift an expertly blended Wax Lyrical reed diffuser. The Fa La La La La La La Llama diffuser card is super cute and contains a 50ml fragranced diffuser with notes of green apple and grapefruit on a base of flowers and musk.

Bear Essentials Socks - RRP £6.50

You can never have too many pairs of socks, especially when they are this cute. My mum and I always but each other cute socks every Christmas and I have chosen these bear socks for my mum this year. 

These cotton rich socks feature black bears in various poses and with every purchase you will help World Animal Protection to protect animals in need around the world from cruelty and suffering.

Diamond Earring Studs - RRP £190.00

Diamond stud earrings are perfect gifts to pamper someone you love and they are always great additions to a woman’s fashion accessories. 

Depending on your style and preferences, Blue Nile has plenty of earring designs for you to choose from at affordable prices.

As a mum myself I absolutely love receiving personalised gifts, especially ones that feature pictures of my children that I can treasure forever. If you or someone you love enjoys personalised gifts or treasures their photos then PhotoBox will have a gift for you!

From mugs to calendars and cards to canvases PhotoBox have a huge range of products that you can personalise with your own images, text and layouts. I chose a Collage Mounted Poster which is available is 5 different sizes and UV printed on 5 mm PVC panel giving a clear and stylish look to your finished product. 

The collage mounted posters come ready to hand with two sturdy hooks set on the back. The print itself is scratch and water resistant making it sturdy and perfect for hanging in your home. 

When it comes to make it your own you have complete control, first choose between square or rectangle and then portrait or landscape. The choose your size, layout and add your images. You also have the option to add text if you wish making it completely personal to the person you are gifting it too. 

So there you have it, our ultimate gift guide for mum's (and other women in your life) this Christmas. Whether its comfort, skincare or a fantastic new experience you are lloking for there are plenty of choices above. 

Are there any gifts above that you think your mum (or you!) would love to receive this Christmas? 


**The products within this post were sent to me for free for inclusion in this gift guide. However all images, words and opinions are my own. I retain full control of this post.**


  1. The space masks look so nice, I love a good sheet mask. The flamingo bath bomb selection also looks good, I love a good pamper x

  2. What some lovely gift ideas for Mum this Christmas, some real ways to relax and pamper themselves or just have something special to unwrap. I am all about candles and diffusers myself so I think I might have to look into that!

  3. Such a nice selection of gift ideas here! I'd particularly like the glamping experience!

  4. I have a Buff hat, lovely and cosy. Some lovely gifts, I love the glamping gift experience idea x

  5. I wouldn’t mind any of these gifts!! Although I am slightly obsessed with Bombs cosmetics so I’m hoping something like that set is under the tree this year :)

  6. What lovely ideas, I love those bear socks and a glamping trip would be amazing!

  7. I was coveting the hat until I saw the bath bomb set - would love to find that in my stocking

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  9. I'm actually just looking for a very similar hat like the Buff one on your list - will check it out now!

  10. So many fab gift ideas! I love the look of the hat especially now the winter chill has come in xx

  11. Love the hat and the space masks! I get so excited reading gift guides :D -kris

  12. Ooh, that last candle is absolutely gorgeous! I may have to treat myself to that one this Christmas :) Great gift ideas. I love them all <3

    Louise x

  13. The glamping experience sounds awesome. I would love to get something like that.

  14. I love the idea of having the gift of an experience for Christmas and glamping would be perfect for us