Mums work hard all year and often especially hard in the run-up to Christmas. Most of us know that mums undertake much of the hidden work of Christmas, the shopping, the wrapping, the writing of cards and then cooking lunch. My mums Christmas guide this year has focussed on the little luxuries that mums will adore to find under the tree this year. These gifts have been picked as they don’t break the bank, they are affordable and will ensure mum feels appreciated this year. We have included beauty treats, chocolates, candles and gin inspired gifts.
Natural Spa Factory – Fig Massage Candle
The Natural Spa Factory Massage Candle is a Christmas Stocking Filler must have. Beautifully presented in a triangular white and gold gift box, it is perfect for popping into a stocking or alternatively you can leave it hanging on the tree. It comes in a choice of either traditional Fig, or the best-selling Cacao Flower. This perfect present is available direct from The Natural Spa Factory, at a bargain price of £16.00.
Natural Spa Factory – Re:fresh Bath and Shower Oil with Gotu Kola 50ml
A natural tonic to boost the mind, body and circulation, this bath and shower oil is designed to relieve anxiety, lift spirits and restore your skins natural glow. With a vibrant burst of freshness, it is ideal for the morning shower to help get you ready for the day ahead. This perfectly designed bottle will make an ideal stocking filler and is available direct from The Natural Spa Factory, www.naturalspafactory.com at a price of £16.45.
Oh K! Mix Your Own Gold Dust Peel Off Mask
This luxury face mask kit is an innovative way of creating the perfect spa experience from the comfort of your own home. With everything you need for a luxurious facial, it is a fun and effective way of transforming your complexion. For the ultimate pamper session, the Oh K! Mix Your Own Mask, Gold is available from Amazon, and other leading stockists, at a price of £12.50. Chloe and I tried this over the weekend and it is fab. It set really well and peeled off easily afterwards. My skin was left feeling soft refreshed, one sachet did the two of us therefore making it great value too.
Guylian Belgian Chocolates – Original Praline
A must have treat for all chocolate-lovers this Christmas, these Belgian Chocolate Sea Shells are Guylian’s star product. Founded in 1960, Guylian is the market leader in boxed chocolates in . Guylian’s iconic marbled Sea Horses are filled with smooth hazelnut praline, which is still produced according to the unique recipe in the age-old traditional manner. Guylian Seahorses will make a fabulous gift this Christmas and are available in a large 336g box at a price of £10.00.
The Lakes Distillery – The Lakes Gin Bauble Gift Set
Gin is a gift that many mums would love to find under the tree or in fact hanging from it!! Come and get into the Spirit of Christmas this year with this beautifully packaged The Lakes Gin Bauble Gift Set. This unique gift set contains X2 5cl The Lakes Damson Gin Liqueur, X2 5cl The Lakes Gin and X2 5cl The Lakes Sloe Gin Liqueur. This delicious craft spirit is perfect to enjoy in a glass or simply to admire hanging from your Christmas Tree. A festive treat to celebrate the spirit of Christmas, this elegant gift set is available direct from The Lakes Distillery, at a price of £29.95.
Yankee Candle Sheer Linen 2 Wick Square Candle
This Luxurious Candle is perfect for showcasing style to any room. Carved in a beautiful square shape and with a quality impressive thick-cut glass to add another dimension, this candle will make the perfect gift for someone special. The fragrance is infused with natural extracts and is fitted with a safe and sturdy metal lid, which fits perfectly under the candle. The Sheer Linen 2 Wick Square Candle is available from Yankee Candle direct and is priced at £23.99.
Personalised Round Pink Hip Flask – Gin Love
Sticking with a gin theme I also rate this beautifully crafted flask which is sure to appeal to any fun-loving friend or loved one this Christmas. Composed of stainless steel for durability and a useful screw-top, each hip flask boasts an eye-catching look thanks to its vibrant metallic pink finish. Elegantly designed in a circular shape, the word ‘GIN’ sits proudly in the center and can then be personalised by any header name and finished by any chosen unique text. Available at a bargain price of £14.00, you can purchase this online from www.personalisedgiftsshop.co.uk. Now just fill and pop in your handbag for those mum nights out!
Malki Dead Sea Aromatherapy Bath Salts with Frankincense
All mums deserve a little bit of me time. A time to run a bath, shut the door and ignore everything for half an hour. The Malki Dead Sea Aromatherapy Bath Salts are designed with therapeutic minerals and aromatherapy oils and rose petals to help stress simply float away. They both calm your breathing whilst soothing tense aching muscles making this the perfect little luxury this Christmas. Available from Boots stores and online at Boots.com at a price of £6.85.
Wild Olive Stocking Fillers
I met the lovely ladies behind this brand early in the season at the Prezzybox Christmas Event. Handmade in the Peak District and made from Natural Ingredients, each product is fabulously fragranced and everything you need for the ultimate relaxation and indulgent experience. Based in the heart of the Peak District and employing local people for their team, it is managed and run by family members who share the same vision to create beautiful, affordable, natural products and gifts. Take a moment to visit their website, www.wild-olive.co.uk, this Christmas and find the perfect gift for a friend or loved one. They can also be found on Facebook @wildoliveuk and Instagram @wildoliveltd. I had a go at making a bath melt and it was divine in my bath.
I am a huge lover of anything personalised to me it shows real thought and I value it even more! Therefore another great little luxury for mum is a personalised phone case and we love this one from Tiritacase. There are cases for all types of smart phones and I am sure there is something for every taste. I opted for a Marble Rose Gold Geometric case and had it personalised with my initials. It was only £9.99 with free delivery and I bet many mums would be happy to receive this on Christmas Day.
One of the big films still to come out this year is Mary Poppins and there are not many of us that won’t have watched the original film. The next film is the sequel with Mary Poppins returning to help a grown up Michael out with his own children. One of Mary Poppins key looks was her signature umbrella and there is a new Disney’s Mary Poppins Umbrella that mums will love for on the rainy school run! As you can see from my photo the umbrella has the words ‘practically perfect in every way’ written on the cover. The handle also has the parrot head many of us will recall from the film.
Let me know what other little luxuries you would like to find under the tree this year.