Cherry Pie : Mother's Day Gift Guide

30 March 2011

Mother's Day Gift Guide

Does anyone else browse those Gift Guides that are all over the internet and find themselves thinking that their Mum would not appreciate one single product that has been suggested? And don't even get me started on the prices...what average girl has over £100 to spare? Yes Mum, I love you dearly but £100 means a LOT to me.

My mum would be just as happy with a present costing £10, as long as it's something she likes and is definitely going to use.

You can't go wrong with flowers, seriously. When all else fails, Mums LOVE flowers. It makes them feel loved and they can show off the lovely bunch to visitors when they come round to the house.

Marks & Spencers have a great range of boquets, but I really love the flower gift bags. Although not on the website, if you take a trip to your nearest store, you'll find flower gift bags for under £10, which is just wonderful for my creaking purse.

Most of the time my Mum claims to love Gardening, but in reality, she likes to stand and watch as Dad does all the hard work. However, she does grow some mean strawberryies and tomatoes. John Lewis do a whole range of Gardening materials such as tools, seeds, plants, trees and cool starter packs.

They do a mean 'Grow Your Own Vegetables' starter kit for Mums that aren't too confident in the Garden. I would even buy this for myself if I had a cute little garden!

My mum also LOVES to read, much like other mums, but I'm not sure she'd like to read the books suggested in various gift guides. They all seem to be very 'young' books, full of chick lit and romance that quite frankly, my Mum would laugh at. My Mum loves Stephen King books and other horror/mystery type books. Have a peek at her book shelf and see what Authors occur more than once and this will give you a good idea of what to buy her.

Alternatively, give her a Waterstones (other book shops are just as good!) giftcard so she can buy whatever she likes! Giving a giftcard does NOT mean you've not put any thought into your gift, it simply shows you know that your Mum would much prefer choosing the gift herself!

Internet Gift Guides always suggest beauty products. It's another 'if all else fails' present, but instead of buying Mum a sweet smelling but absolutely non-effective beauty product, have a look at what she already uses or what she's low on and top it up! My Mum adores Elemis products which are a tad expensive, which is why I've turned to good old QVC. You can pay in installments, or do your research and you can find products for cheap. I found the Elemis 3 Piece Revitalising Radiance Collection, for £24, which includes the exact products my Mum is always droning on about! Perfect!

I was quite tempted to get my mum the Cowshed Knackered Cow products from Cowshed Online for a bit of a laugh, but it'd probably just sit in the bathroom cabinet for years and I'd get a slap for being so cheeky!

Mum likes to think she's a bit of a whizz in the kitchen so humour her with a jam making kit from Dot Com Gift Shop. In a way it's a little gift for you as you'll definitely benefit from lots of Toast and Jam! Yum!

When you're browsing websites for Gifts, don't be guided by the huge 'Mothers Day Gifts' banners that cleverly lure you in. Browse the site's separate Gift section or simply just browse the site as you normally would. You could even check out the Sales for some real bargains!

Put down the cheap smellies and tacky chocolates, do your research properly with time to spare for deliveries and get Mum a pressie that she really wants or needs!



  1. What a fab guide! My Mum would love any of these so much! x

  2. lovely ideas, i want that gardening kit for myself haha x

  3. cool guide! the gardening kit is so cute! :)

    hope you'll enter my giveaway

  4. I love the little gardening kit so cute!

  5. great picks :)
    loving the cowshed & the gardening kit is adorable!! x

  6. Great post! I do often think that my mum wouldn't appreciate anything that the websites suggest for mothers day gift guides , but you've hit the nail on the head with your own guide!
    Taking my mum shopping on Friday, she can choose what she wants xo


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