The Alternative Mothers Day Gift Guide

So, mothers day is a great excuse to spoil or be spoilt. Lets face it, we all love a treat and with so much out there on offer I thought I would do an alternative gift guide for Mothers day. Things you probably wouldn’t think of in the long run, but would make a really fab gift, so here we go!

First up we have Bonds confectionary. I don’t know about you but I love sweets!

bonds confec

Its the one thing you really can’t go wrong with no matter what you choose. Bonds confectionary do these really lovely jars, perfect for that little something, or even for adding to something bigger? These jars start at around £2.99, and there are so many different sweets to choose from, you really can’t go wrong.

The jars themselves are great for using afterwards to, so it kind of keeps on giving. Sweets don’t last too long in this house, and before you start pointing the finger, it’s Hubby not me! Nut these fit perfectly under my side of the bed and I am the only person that goes under there!

Bonds confectionary do a big variety of sweets and retro sweets, so maybe you could put together a sweet blast from the past? Now thats an idea.


Next is something both myself and my Mum like, Pukka Green teas.


These are fairtrade, carefully sourced teas, giving the best flavour you could ask for. Used for cleansing and as an alternative to normal tea, these would make the perfect gift.

Filled with antioxidants and all the good stuff we need, Pukka have created and really fantastic product. Both ethical and delicious!

Pukka green teas retail for around £1.99 an would make the perfect addition to a Mothers day hamper. They also come in mint, lemon and spiced, so something for everyone’s tastes.


phone case


Next is a phone case from Wrappz.

I decided to pop my blog logo on mine, but you could use a favorite photo or a funny phrase. Wrappz really do have something for everyone and have cases for a wide variety of phones. They also do these really great skins for phones, ipads, tablets and gaming consoles, you could even get a free skin using the code FREESKIN.

The case I ordered came in around 2-3 days and it fits my phone perfectly, its lasted some real wear and tear. Wrappz also do a host of other personalised products, from mugs to pillow cases, there is something for everyone.

Speaking or personalised, next we have Photobox and their personalised cookbook! 

This is such and amazing idea, especially if you have a mother like mine. She has her own cookbook which she has put together over many, many years. Its battered and covered in food, some is even illegible. So this would be the perfect keepsake.

Of course you would have to figure out some way to prize that book out of her hands, but thats nothing a good bottle of something nice couldn’t fix! This way it will also mean its easy to read AND can be kept for man, many more years to come! Fabulous.

My Blue Nose Friends Jan launch 2014

Something for cuteness up next, Tatty Teddies Blue Nose friends.

These are the latest addition to the infamous Tatty Teddy collection and they really are beautiful. I think Pops may have been more excited than myself, but these truly are the perfect teddy, as always they are beautifully made and the characters themselves are really fun.

If you’re looking for that perfect Mothers day gift, then Tatties Blue Nose friends really are a must have. Retailing at around £5 each they are great for that something extra special and a really beautiful keepsake (or toy if you have my children) A real classic and a perfect gift for any occasion really.

Next is some lovely Banoffee Coffee from Cherizena.

Banoffee Pie

I am a huge Cherizena fan, their coffee is second to none and the flavours are amazing. This new banoffee flavour did not disappoint. Its a filter coffee, but as they give such an amazing flavour, I don’t mind.  A packet this size is around £3.00, but it will make well over 6 cups of coffee.

When I heard about the new flavour I was a little unsure about how they would work together, but they really do come together really well. A little milk and sugar and it really is like a banoffee pie. Its perfect for that something different.

Cherizena do lots of different flavoured coffees, so something to suit every palate. They are affordable and the delivery is super fast. They are a really trusted brand in this house.

virtual bathrooms


Next we have something a little different, extreme maybe, but a fantastic idea nonetheless.

What Mother doesn’t want a new bathroom, or even something lovely to go in it? Well the lovely people over at Virtual Bathrooms have this great feature which lets you virtually design your new bathroom. You can put together a lovely new bathroom suite, complete with furniture. Personally something like that would make my day. What us Mothers wouldn’t give to have a lovely hot bath ALONE, child and ducky free!

Well, thats your lot. I hope you find something a little bit different for this mothers day.






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