Mother’s Day Gift Guide 2018

March 5, 2018

Mother’s Day is just around the corner now, landing on Sunday 11th March. This year, I have decided to put together a list of great gift ideas with the hope of inspiring anyone looking to buy their other half, mum or grandmother a gift – just to say ‘thank you for everything’.

Mother’s Day Gift Guide 2018

Mother's Day 2018 Gift Guide, featuring Gifts Online 4 U personalised watches, prosecco flavoured jelly beans, the Dorco Eve razor and loads more at

This post contains affiliate links, items marked with an asterisk* have been gifted to me, however all thoughts and opinions are my own.

The Gift Of Me Time

First thing’s first: me time! Any mum will tell how rare it is to get a decent amount of time to themselves. My personal favourite form of ‘me time’ is to run a warm nice bath and enjoy a glass of something cold. I have really enjoyed used Nelson’s Arnicare Bath and Massage balm*, especially while being pregnant, as it really helps to ease the aches and pains that tend to come after a day of chasing the kiddies around.

Nelson's Arnicare bath and massage balm has been a life saver during my pregnancy and would make an excellent Mother's Day gift for busy mums! See what I think about it and the full Mother's Day gift guide here

Dorco Eve razors are the razors of dreams - perfect when you're enjoying some Mother's Day me time in the tub! See what I thought about the Dorco Eve, and the full Mother's Day gift guide at

Whilst in the bath, why not revolutionise the most boring chore of all – shaving? Two minutes on the legs with the Dorco Eve* razor is all it takes. The razor has six blades in total and, the closer the blades, the closer the shave. This bad boy is available as a one off razor, or you can buy the box as a subscription service. Perfect for the upcoming spring and summer months.

Wilko are currently stocking the world’s most amazing scented Yankee Candle I have ever had the pleasure to sniff. If you’ve got a store local to you, pop in and pick up the Yankee Candle Sweet Blueberry Muffin scent – you can’t go wrong with a candle lit bath after all. Don’t blame me if it makes you hungry though!

Time For A Touch Of Glamour

Joan Collins is a glamorous woman. She also has a beauty line to die for. I have absolutely fallen in love with her Timeless Beauty I AM WOMAN* perfume. The packaging is classy and elegant and the eau de perfum itself has a deep wood base with wonderful romantic floral scents. The feminine citrus top notes and the sensual musk tone make this perfume ideal for both day and evening wear. I’ve even worn it on the school run a few times. The scent lasts well into the day and I know I’d be made up if someone got me another bottle for Mother’s Day.

Joan Collins' Timeless Beauty range just oozes glamour - perfect for mums this Mother's Day. See what I think of her range and see other great Mother's Day gift ideas at

Mum’s everywhere deserve a bit of bling. Sometimes I am a fan of big, bold, statement items, but I firmly believe there’s a place for subtly…and I think a lot of other mum’s think this too. When you get stuck in your ‘mum’ uniform, sometimes even the littlest of gifts can make the world of difference. I have fallen in love with these simple, Sapphire Blue crystal earrings by SWAROVSKI. At only Β£.9.50, these little gems come in a gorgeous jewellery box and wouldΒ  guaranteed to put a smile on a mum’s face.

Joan Collins' Timeless Beauty range just oozes glamour - perfect for mums this Mother's Day. See what I think of her range and see other great Mother's Day gift ideas at

I’ve been getting into the swing of spring lately and trying to jazz my make up up a little bit. During spring I tend to go a bit crazy for lip sticks and lip glosses. This brings me to the Joan Collins Timeless Beauty Glorious Gloss*. This little beauty is super hydrating, dermatologically tested and suitable for sensitive skin. Joan has created some gorgeous colours to choose from; I have been using Pearl, but I also love the look of the Ava and Marina shades.


Diamonds are a girl’s best friend and what better way to surprise your mother than with a beautiful diamond necklace? At a retail price of Β£418 from James Allen, this exquisite necklace has a diamond encrusted showpiece that is set in 14k white gold. Designed with a trendy and classic look, it can be easily matched with different types of outfits.

Mum With A Sweet Tooth?

Chocolates! Can you really go that far wrong with chocolates? Thornton’s (the kings of posh chocolate boxes, yum!) have put together a Personalised Continental Parcel Box of chocolates at the reduced price of Β£12.40 (RRP Β£17.50) especially for mother’s day. Whether you want to personalise the chocolates with a name or a short message, Thornton’s are able to add it to the box sleeve, free of charge.

I have a bit of a sweet tooth and I know I’m not the only mum out there with one. For the pregnant mum (or the prosecco loving mum!), these Sparkling Wine Jelly Belly Jelly Beans* are not only delicious, but also certified OU kosher, vegetarian, and free from gelatine, gluten, fat and dairy. These non-alcoholic sweets make the perfect treat for Mother’s Day, tasting just like the real thing, and even coming in a traditional style plastic prosecco bottle. Perfect for pregnant or breastfeeding mums, these Jelly Beans will take you back to those summery day of sipping prosecco in the garden.

Know a mum with a sweet tooth? Check out these sparkling wine flavoured jelly beans, they even come in a prosecco bottle! Find out more and see our full gift guide at

Following on with the foodie theme, I know many a mum who is mad about mugs! If you don’t believe me, you should check out Brummy Mummy Of 2‘s Instagram stories…#MugGoals! I don’t have many nice, ‘grown up’ mugs of my own and I would feel a lot more productive and like I am achieving great things in life if I had this Floral Mum In A Million ceramic mug from Paperchase. Isn’t it gorgeous? Just whatever you do, don’t put it in the microwave!

Get The Creative Juices Flowing

Mums and grandma’s have the best craft skills, don’t they? Luke’s grandma could knit or sew anything he could dream of and it would take her no time at all. I know another mum who has a masters in costume design! Personally, I can crochet some squares and make a mean granny blanket; I’m also getting better and better and sewing by hand.

Know a crafty mummy who would love try try her hands at embroidary? Check out this set, with everything included, from Crafter's Companion. Read more and see our full gift guide here

The Makery at Crafter’s Companion make some gorgeous craft kits that are suitable for crafter’s of all abilities. The kits are presented in a stunning fashion and the packaging is also robust, making them the perfect gift for creative mum’s this Mother’s Day. I have been trying my hand at The Makery Craft Kit – Embroidery Hoop* and The Makery Craft Kit – Purse*. As a ‘newbie’ crafter, I’ve found that the kits come with great step by step instructions, pattern sheets and all the other materials and tools needed to complete the craft project.

Sewing crafts kits make great Mother's Day gifts, check out these from Crafter's Companion. See more Mother's Day gift ideas at Sewing crafts kits make great Mother's Day gifts, check out these from Crafter's Companion. See more Mother's Day gift ideas at

Book Worm

I did a bit of research before putting this guide together and it turns out that most of us mums just want an hour of relaxing me time where they can chill out peacefully and read. The problem with being a bit of a book worm when you’re a mum is that you don’t always have to time to get through an entire book in just a few days or weeks. I know this is true for me, as I started reading the book I have just finished (This Shattered World) all the back in 2017. That is why novellas are the way forward!

Novellas make the perfect gift for time starved book worms this Mother's Day. See the whole Mother's Day gift guide here

Author Tony Drury has written a series of short stories based on classic cinema called Novella Nostalgia. The first two books in the series “Lunch with Harry”, which pays tribute to β€œBreakfast at Tiffany’s” and β€œTwelve Troubled Jurors” which hints at β€œTwelve Angry Men” have both received some outstanding reviews. The third book in the series β€œForever on Thursdays” is based on the unforgettable British film β€œBrief Encounter”. Finally, β€œThe Man Who Hated” is the latest edition added to the series and was released last month, and costing a mere Β£1.99 on Kindle.

Pretty and Personalised

For me, the best gifts always have that little personal touch. I love those presents that you can keep forever. Every time you look at them, or wear them, you’re reminded of your family and of unwavering love. If your mum, partner or grandma is anything like me, I recommend you to check out the amazing range of engraved gifts for her that Gifts Online 4 U offer.

I especially love their range of engraved watches*! They certainly tick (ha!) all my boxes when it comes to the perfect Mother’s Day gift. They’re elegant and stylish, beautiful to look at, fully personalisable, and will remain a meaningful keepsake for many years to come.

Personalised engraved women's watches and other great Mother's Day gifts from Gifts Online 4 U - see full Mother's Day gift guide at

Gifts Online 4 U have a huge selection of styles to choose from, and the personalised watches for mums section does not disappoint. My favourite is the white marble personlised watch. This absolute beauty features Novanu London branding within the watch face, a genuine black leather wrist strap, the option to add your own text to the face and up to four lines of engraved message on the back.

When my watch arrived in the post, I fell in love with it instantly and couldn’t recommend this gift enough. Gift wrap options are available should you wish to add that little extra glamour to your Mother’s Day order. The box my watch arrived in was sturdy and elegantly patterned – the face itself was protected within in box with bubble wrap, and of course, the watch was wrapped around a plump black cushion, helping keep everything in place and safe throughout the delivery process.

Personalised engraved women's watches and other great Mother's Day gifts from Gifts Online 4 U - see full Mother's Day gift guide at

Hopefully, after reading this, you will have been inspired by some gorgeous gifts that are guaranteed to put a huge smile on someone’s face this Mother’s Day. Don’t forget to also pick up a card – Paperchase has some brilliant cards on sale at the moment to suit any type of mum’s personality.

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  • Helen

    March 5, 2018 at 2:26 pm

    I really like the look of the craft kits – something fun to do in a rare moment of peace πŸ™‚

  • Sandeep Beep

    March 5, 2018 at 4:14 pm

    Oooo I really like the look of the clasp purse kit. I think I’d get one each for me and mum so that we could do them together πŸ™‚

  • Jess

    March 5, 2018 at 4:35 pm

    Sparkling win jelly beans? How did I not know these were a thing!?

  • Bryanna skye

    March 5, 2018 at 7:06 pm

    Oh wow these are really unique gift ideas! I like the idea of a craft set

  • Charli Bruce

    March 5, 2018 at 8:08 pm

    I adore the Joan Collins beauty range so I wouldn’t mind getting some of that for Mother’s Day, I also have that watch from Gifts Online 4 U… It’s beautiful x

  • laura dove

    March 5, 2018 at 8:50 pm

    What a fab gift guide, I want all of these gifts! I love the look of the watch, Im a sucker for personalised gift ideas!

  • P

    March 5, 2018 at 10:51 pm

    Nice gift guide,our mum’s day isn’t til May so I have plenty of time shop!

  • Sarah Bailey

    March 5, 2018 at 11:16 pm

    What some absolutely wonderful ideas for Mother’s Day I have to admit I think that watch is such a lovely idea, I adore you can have it engraved as well as having the wording on the front. So different.
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  • Siobhan | The Baby Boat Diaries

    March 6, 2018 at 7:00 am

    Great gift guide! I love the look of the Bubbly jelly beans! X #bloggerclubuk

    1. Lukeosaurus And Me

      March 6, 2018 at 11:04 am

      Oh, they taste amazing! πŸ˜€

  • Lilinha

    March 6, 2018 at 8:47 am

    So many wonderful Mother’s Day gift ideas. I love the engraved watch as it is personalised, making it a memorable gift!
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    1. Lukeosaurus And Me

      March 6, 2018 at 11:04 am

      It’s lovely, isn’t it? πŸ˜€

  • Rhian Westbury

    March 6, 2018 at 9:42 am

    The Joan Collins perfume looks stunning but I do agree with the present of some me time is nice, like a pamper package and the promise of an afternoon/ evening uninterupted x

    1. Lukeosaurus And Me

      March 6, 2018 at 11:04 am

      The Joan Collins perfume is gorgeous, I really love it and the bottle/box are gorgeous.

  • George Foster

    March 6, 2018 at 12:09 pm

    I love the bookworm gifts, my mum loves reading!

  • Bella at Dear mummy blog

    March 6, 2018 at 1:05 pm

    My mummy loves Jelly Belly so the sweets would be right up her alley! However I might eat them all first!

  • Kaz | Ickle Pickles Life and Travels

    March 6, 2018 at 1:23 pm

    You have some lovely ideas here. I need a new watch, this one looks lovely. Kaz

  • The London Mum

    March 6, 2018 at 3:03 pm

    Prosecco jelly beans?? Oh wow, they’d be such a treat! I love the Joan Collins make up range too, I have a couple of bits and they’re great.

  • AArroyer

    March 6, 2018 at 5:37 pm

    Love and Lemons really looks like something a crafter could love. I mean no matter how much you have in your statch, you never have enough of the really good stuff like pictured here.

  • Mellissa Williams

    March 6, 2018 at 6:28 pm

    Such a lovely selection of Mother’s Day gifts here – I especially love the idea of an engraved watch, that’s something I would appreciate

  • Fritha Quinn

    March 6, 2018 at 8:40 pm

    ah that watch is so lovely! I love the love the Arnicare bath stuff too x

  • Lisa

    March 6, 2018 at 10:13 pm

    Some great ideas. I love a handmade card and breakfast in bed

    1. Lukeosaurus And Me

      March 8, 2018 at 10:20 am

      You just can’t knock it!

  • Jessi

    March 6, 2018 at 10:38 pm

    I absolutely love this! Great ideas! I’m definitely getting Mum some of those bubbles Jelly Bellys, will just have to resist eating them myself before Sunday!

  • Anosa

    March 6, 2018 at 10:58 pm

    Often when I choosing gifts I always go for personalised gifts more than anything, I got my mum a personalised watch for Galentines but looking for something different this time but you’ve given me some awesome ideas
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  • Yeah Lifestyle

    March 7, 2018 at 10:32 am

    These are such great ideas as gifts for Mother’s Day. Love Joan Collins so the gloss is on top of my list and the watch is so cool! Definitely want one of that!

    1. Lukeosaurus And Me

      March 8, 2018 at 10:19 am

      It is lovely and doesn’t dry your lips out…an essential factor in given our current weather.

  • Lynne Harper

    March 7, 2018 at 11:24 am

    What a great list of ideas for mothers day and I love the fact there is such a variety. The engraved watch would be my absolute fav and I would adore receiving that as a gift πŸ™‚

  • Nichola – Globalmouse

    March 7, 2018 at 5:24 pm

    Ooh yum, I love the sound of that scented candle and those jelly beans look fab!

    1. Lukeosaurus And Me

      March 8, 2018 at 10:18 am

      That scented candle is the best thing I have ever had the pleasure to sniff!

  • Harriet from Toby & Roo

    March 8, 2018 at 12:04 pm

    I do love discovering new perfumes so I must check these out! H πŸ™‚
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  • Tracy Albiero

    March 8, 2018 at 1:31 pm

    All lovely ideas. That and a nap!!! Always a nap. #coolmumclub

  • Kirsty

    March 8, 2018 at 1:38 pm

    I really love the time piece from gifts 4 u, it’s lovelt it has engraving in the back. The book series sounds interesting and different to my usual genre so I would look ng those a go.

  • MMT

    March 8, 2018 at 8:46 pm

    Some really lovely gift ideas – I usually go with a supermarket plant arrangement and every year think ‘MUST TRY HARDER!’

    Thanks for linking to #coolmumclub


    March 8, 2018 at 9:21 pm

    Some lovely picks here. I particularly liked the watch

  • Laura – Dear bear and beany

    March 13, 2018 at 10:46 am

    Gorgeous selection. I love that watch, it’s beautiful. Thank you for joining us at #SharingtheBlogLove

  • Katy – Hot Pink Wellingtons

    March 13, 2018 at 7:46 pm

    Lovely ideas – you can’t go wrong with anything that lets you feel a little bit pampered in my view, so candles, beauty products and chocolates are always a winner! I hope you had a wonderful Mothers Day. Thanks for joining us at #SharingtheBlogLove

  • The Pramshed

    March 13, 2018 at 8:49 pm

    Wow what a great list of presents that you have here. I hope that you were also treated on Mother’s Day. Thanks so much for linking up at #fortheloveofBLOG. Claire x

  • Daniel

    March 19, 2018 at 6:49 pm

    Lovely Lovely post really. Thanks for all ideas.

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