Well if we weren’t skint enough after Christmas and Valentine’s Day there’s another holiday just around the corner and woe betide you if you forget about this one ! Mothers Day is one of the most important days on the Calendar, this is a time when kids and partners express their appreciate of all things their Mother’s have done for them over the year. New dad’s, you need to note you have to make a special effort and make a fuss, plus you earn yourself major merit marks if you do so.
As always Clothes Make the Man have taken the stress out of this event by furnishing you with an indispensable gift guide and this year we have listened to your comments and brought it forward so it saves you the hassle and prevents you, my good reader, from tearing round your local high Street at the last minute and ending up buying some half dead carnations from a Texaco service station.
Every mum loves toiletries and there are some great gift set for Mothers Day, but who could resist these sets from Elemis. The Time for You Spa & Skincare Collection, contains the hydrating Pro Radiance Hand & Nail Cream, Luxorious Skin Nourishing Body Lotion and soothing Quiet Mind Relaxing Bath Elixir amongst others. Or the Mother’s Day Collection Skin Nourishing Milk Bath and a relaxing Lavender travel candle.
Look after the hands that looked after you. This stylish leather bound Manicure set from Paul Smith, will not only leave her hands in fine fettle but will make you apple of her eye for such a thoughtful gift.
If you’ve had a particular good year and you’re not feeling the pinch of the economic downturn. You can’t show your mum your appreciation in any better fashion then with a luxury timepiece and look no further then Omega.
Rather then going for a box of Black magic or Milk Tray, push the boat out this year ! And go for something a little more indulgent. No woman and I mean NO WOMAN could resist these lil beauties from Charbonnel Et Walker from House of Fraser. Go on be a devil, you might even by offered one.
Lets face it anything with the interlocking C’s of CHANEL is likely to make any woman go weak at the knees, so investing in anything from a bottle of Chanel No5 to a classic lil handbag is secure in the knowledge it will please. But to mark Mothers Day the French Fashion House have gone all floral and transformed their Covent Garden Beauty boutique. So From Friday 8th March to Sunday 10th March, the CHANEL flower stall will be dedicated to the discovery of flowers used in the House’s most celebrated fragrances; May Rose, Jasmine, Iris, Tuberose and Patchouli. Flowers that are an integral part to the composition of CHANEL fragrances. In celebration of Mother’s Day, enjoy a special hand- tied posy using the flowers from CHANEL fragrances. In addition, have your personalised message hand written by a CHANEL calligrapher on a Camellia embossed card, with a choice of quotes from Mademoiselle Chanel.
Let your mum take a break from the old route and treat her like the lady she is. Numerous establishments will be offering Mothering Sunday deals. One of our favourites here at Clothes Make the Man was from the Hotel du Vin, who have 14 hotels from Edinburgh to Poole. They are offering Sunday Brunch for mums and then your mum gets an gift voucher for her next Sunday brunch at Hotel du Vin.
Another personal fave was from the Harrods Terrace, offering a special three course set lunch in association with Beauty brand Jo Malone. On this day, each mother dining in the Harrods Terrace will be presented with a Moyses Stevens (The Prince of Wales’s Florist) posy of flowers and a personal invitation to visit the Jo Malone Boutique in the Harrods Beauty Apothecary, where they will be pampered with a Hand & Arm Massage to discover the new limited edition collection, Sugar & Spice. They will also leave with a Jo Malone keepsake of their experience, Ahhhhhhh.
Pretty much like Chocolates, no lady is going to turn down jewellery, on one condition, IT HAS TO BE TASTEFUL ! Most woman don’t share the same taste in jewellery as Jennifer Lopez, Zsa Zsa Gabor, or even Katie Price. A diamond the size of your fist is not always the right gift. Tasteful, discrete jewellery is always a better option, like the above from Folli Follie from House of Fraser.
We like to bring you unusual gift ideas and when we saw this we knew it was a winner. If you want not a dry eye in the house, this will do the trick. Links of London have produced The Everlasting Postcard, a silver-plated postcard onto which a handwritten message for mothers can be designed by the kids and engraved by Links of London. There is a simple template to download and email back, then engraving is free. OMG !
If your mommy has green fingers, this will suit her down to the ground. Marks & Spencer Floral Collection
mixes gardening and natural beauty products. Everyone’s a winner
Spoil the most important lady in your life ! Treat her to some Derek Rose luxury nightwear, the perfect adornment for a day of being pampered. There is something for every Mum to help her unwind in. Dressing gowns and pyjamas are available in pure silk and cotton, while knitwear comes in ultra-‐soft cashmere.
Ohhh and one last thing fellas, DON’T FORGET MOTHER’S DAY IS SUNDAY 10TH MARCH !!!!!