I was having lunch with a group of friends this week and felt a bit sad when they were all feeling stressed about what to buy their mums for mother’s day. I wish I still had a mum to buy for. Then I arrived home and Mr MC was scratching his head looking for ideas for his mum so I thought I’d put together a quick post on mother’s day gifts for older mums. This will be my fourth mother’s day without a mum and I wouldn’t have been able to do this a year ago but I do feel that the grief is starting to lift and it’s actually quite nice to think about what I would buy for her if she was here. So, bearing in mind that it can be hard to find mother’s day gifts for older mums because they seem to have everything they could possibly need, here’s my top 10.
1.Olivia Burton Big Dial Watch
I’ve chosen this because it’s chic but it’s also great for eyes that don’t see as clearly as they once did.
Sexy Sienna is the colour that was created for Sienna Miller and according to the beauty bloggers it gives women of all ages a natural looking lift for Spring
3. Aromatherapy Associates Inner Strength Bath and Shower Oil
Every woman needs inner strength and 10% of every purchase goes to a UK cancer charity.
4. Style Forever by Alyson Walsh
I haven’t read this book by blogger Alyson Walsh as it was just released this week but she’s a brilliant columnist who also writes fashion columns for the Guardian and this is targeted at Generation 50 and beyond.
5. White Company Relaxing Candle
There’s something so indulgent about lighting a candle for yourself and the packaging on these is both pretty and practical – it won’t lose its scent if your mum saves it for best (as most mums do).
This is a lovely present if you’re a family that doesn’t do big gifts. The 5p charge on plastic bags comes in this October so we will all need a supply of reusable bags.
7. Luxury hooded dressing gown
I know Spring is supposedly on its way but a dressing gown will still be an evening luxury for quite a while yet. This has to be one of the most stylish yet cosy dressing gowns on the market and at a great price point too.
I hesitate to buy handbags for people because I think they’re such a personal choice but you can’t go wrong with a shopper. This one has 20% off for mother’s day using code BAG1 and comes in neutral or a chic navy and cream.
9. Low heeled coral court shoes
These are low heeled and have dual density cushioning inside so should be comfortable even if your mum has troubled feet. The colour is bang on trend for Spring/Summer 2014 and looks lovely with neutrals, black or navy.
If in doubt my fallback is always Meg Rivers, I use them for all kinds of gifts throughout the year. The packaging is beautiful and the cakes are delicious. My choice would be this lemon heaven selection:
My mother-in-law loves this Clementine and Almond cake and then always gives us the tin to take home which is an extra bonus
But my mum, who was a stickler for tradition and insisted on us calling it Mothering Sunday not Mother’s Day (which made finding nice cards a nightmare), would always have opted for this classic simnel cake:
So, I hope this has given you a few ideas that are slightly different to the usual flowers and chocolates. If you have a mum, take the opportunity to treasure her, she won’t always be there.
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