Gift Ideas For Mother's Day
Motherhood is the greatest thing, and the hardest thing
This quote seems particularly poignant at the moment with everything that is going on. As a mother myself, juggling home-schooling and working, and dealing with the daily 'mum-guilt' I can fully relate to this quote! I love my daughter with every inch of my being, but that doesn't mean that some days I just want to run and hide (possibly in a hot bath with a glass of gin!).
The mothers in our lives need some recognition for all that they do, relentlessly, for the good of their families. Whether it's your wife who is doing an amazing job of looking after your children, a friend who has a new-born and can't experience all the things that I took for granted when I had my daughter, your own mother who is unable to see their children and experience the joy of their grandchildren at the moment, or someone who is at home with young children without the support of other mums at baby groups and their extended families.
It seems like Mother's Day is even more important this year. We're either being kept apart from our mothers, or the mothers in our households are juggling home-schooling and working alongside all the usual stresses that come along with parenthood! (I am by no means belittling all those hard-working Dads out there, and we are grateful for all that you do - you'll get your chance to be told how awesome you are on Father's Day!)
To help you to send a gift to someone who you think may just need a little 'pick-me-up', I've come up with a list of some of our most popular gifts. Ones that I think would be particularly suitable to show that Mum in your life that they are thought of. That they are appreciated, and that they are loved.
The Crafty Mum
Everyone seems to have turned to some form of crafting to get them through whatever number lockdown we've been on. A gift that gives them something to create, and also fills an hour or so of their day might just be the things you're after. This is why we developed our DIY kits, to help you through those long lockdown days!
Our beeswax wrap kit includes everything you need to make three 25cmx25cm reusable fabric food wraps. (We're big fans of beeswax wraps here - we even have a separate blog post dedicated to them!) They are an amazing plastic-free alternative to cling film, and they're pretty cute to boot!
If that's not for her, then how about a candle making kit? With the option of making 1x or 2x 3oz beeswax candles, they can fill their home with the sweet smell of beeswax, and the satisfaction that comes with something homemade.
The Eco Mum
Whether your Mum is an eco warrior, or is keen to explore some more earth-friendly options, you're sure to find something on our website for her. We are all about being plastic-free and have a wide range of sustainably sourced and handmade items. So much so that you might end up with 'plastic-free blindness'! Which is why we came up with the idea of our Eco Starter Kit! It contains a few simple swaps you can make to get started on your eco-friendly journey.
The kit includes: A beeswax wrap, 2x metal straws, 2x reusable face wipes, 1x soap bag, 1x bamboo soap dish, and one of our large bars of beautifully moisturising beeswax soap.
(Items when sold separately - £17.50)
Me Time Mum
Everyone needs a bit of 'me time' now and again - if you can't do it on Mother's Day then when can you?! Maybe it's a hot bath with a candle and a bath bomb, or maybe it's the relaxing scent of one of our beeswax melts filling your home, give them the gift of relaxation this year.
The Picky Mum
If she is impossible to buy for, or really indecisive and can never make up her mind, our smaller sized gifts are perfect. Treat them as samples, or buy a few to make up a selection box of goodies! From 20g soaps, to small bath bombs and candles, all handmade using beautiful natural ingredients.
The Pampered Mum
For the Mum who likes to look her best, and keep her skin beautifully moisturised. With all this hand-washing, sanitising and mask-wearing, our products are just the treat for that hard-working Mum. The soaps and moisturising bars will keep your hands soft and nourished, and the lip balm is a great defence against the rubbing of a face mask. All handmade here on Mersea Island, using natural ingredients.
We're always happy to personalise your order where we can, and love making up custom gift boxes. (You may have seen on social media that we have a new stamp - it's a struggle not to stamp everything it sight!). All packaged with care and attention, without a single drop of plastic in sight! Just add the items you'd like to your basket, add a gift box to one of them, and then pop a note on your order telling us to put them all in a box for you!
Ordering For Someone Outside Of Your Household
I know we're not seeing as much of each other as we'd like at the moment. And if you can't do a doorstep delivery for your loved one this Mother's Day, don't panic. Just pop their address in for the shipping address and we'll post it straight to them. You can even add a message for them, which we will pop in the box for you, so they know where their gift has come from!
Stay Strong Mums - We've Got This! xx