Advertisement feature : this post is in conjunction with Boots UK but all thoughts are my own.
What do you think of when you think of a family nowadays? It’s definitely not the traditional mum, dad, two kids and a dog of the 1950s.
For many of us, Mother’s Day raises some interesting questions about what it means to be a mother and, whether or not we have our own biological mothers in our lives, who the people are that represent that safe place. Who are the women in your life that are like mothers to you, the unsung heroes who show you that same unconditional love and support? It could be a friend, an aunt, an older sister – anyone who you know that you can always turn to for words of wisdom and encouragement.
If you’re lucky enough to have people like this in your life, the next question is are you planning to do anything to celebrate them this Mother’s Day? Boots believes that all of the ‘mums’ out there deserve thanks on Mother’s Day. Whoever the mum is in your life, Boots has Mother’s Day presents to suit.
Luxury Mother’s Day gifts
Personally, as much as I’ve enjoyed the homemade cards and ‘breakfasts’ in bed over the years, now I appreciate gifts that are things that I wouldn’t buy for myself, homemade gifts, treats that are maybe a little more than I’d usually spend, or presents that make me feel like I’m being spoilt.
Boots has lots of gifts for mum like this.
Chanel as a brand always feels luxurious to me, and makes me think of my Gran, who wore Chanel No5 for as long as I can remember. It would waft out of her black leather handbag every time she went in for a tissue or an Anadin. For a while my sister bought me Chanel nail varnishes for Christmas every year and that always felt special, like something I would never buy for myself.
This Chanel La Mousse cleanser is beautiful, and smells amazing. Belle is always telling me off for not looking after my skin properly, (shower gel apparently does not count as a face wash), and so this is exactly the sort of thing she would buy me for Mother’s Day. As well as the luxurious smell, it works up into a wonderful creamy foam and your skin really does feel like it’s had a treat afterwards. It would make a lovely gift for the mum in your life who likes something useful but indulgent.
What better choice then for the mum in your life, whoever they may be?
Mother’s Day gifts for new parents
If you’re buying for a new mum, I think a good first Mother’s Day gift is anything that either combines the gift of time, like an expensive bubble bath, or something that brings back that feeling of you being a person in your own right.
Motherhood is a shock to the system in so many ways, it can feel like you’ve lost track of who you are in those early months and years. Something as simple as a coat of mascara can sometimes be all you need to feel normal again.
We tried out this MACStack mascara and were really impressed with the lengthening effect. Cheaper mascara can often leave your lashes really clumpy or prone to smudging, but this one was easy to apply with no lumps or flakes at all. I don’t often wear makeup, but there is something about a coat of mascara that has the power to give you that little extra lift.
If you’re buying a Mother’s Day gift for a new mum, or someone who you feel deserves a little pick-me-up, the MACStack mascara would be a brilliant gift.
Whoever you’re buying a gift for this Mother’s Day, just take a little time to think about what that gift might represent to them. Whether it’s a feeling, a memory, or a reconnection, a present can be about so much more than the gift itself.
Have a look at the full range of Mother’s Day gift ideas at Boots now and make sure the special women in your life know how valued they are.