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Mothers Day Inspiration

My mum is notoriously hard to buy for and so is Matts mum. I bet most mums are and they always say ‘don’t worry about me, treat yourself!’ Nightmare!! So let me help you with a little inspiration.

White Company Waffle Gown

Now as a mum I know when you need a rest and want to snuggle down in a lovely dressing gown! Well this White Company dressing gown and Sudocrem is perfect. In a handy tube and tub the Sudocrem is perfect to drop into your handbag or changing bag. Sudocrem can be used on all sorts of things from bites, burns, stings and babies bums, it really is so diverse its great. You can buy Sudocrem from most chemists or supermarkets but today you have the chance to win this amazing bundle below.

Wine for non drinkers! I myself don’t like the worry about having too many drinks and not hearing the baby but like the taste of wine, so Botonique, is perfect for me. Not only does it taste like wine, it looks like wine and is best served chilled. You can achieve the feeling of having a drink but being ok to drive and coherent enough to parent so its perfect. Not only does it taste amazing but it is also only 12 calories a glass! Botonique comes in white and blush and is perfect to take to parties when you are the nominated driver. You can buy yours here.

Now if you fancy the ‘real stuff’ instead but don’t want the heaviness of all the alcohol content of standard wine, try Three Mills wine in red, white and Rose. The wines are all available at local supermarkets and have the convience of a screw cap. All of the wines have their own distinctive taste which is perfect to accompany several different meal types. At only 10.5% ABV it’s ideal for those nights when you just need a glass of something stronger than coffee! The wines are also a bargain too. To buy head to Asda or B&M. The wines have won awards and taste great too.

Kleen Kanteen Insulated Drinks bottle. As mums are always on the go- tea gets cold, drinks go warm and they are always out and about, the perfect solution is a leak proof insulated drinks bottle. The leak proof cafe cap is perfect for bags and on the go drinking. The 20oz (592ml) bottle holds drinks for 14 hours hot and 48 hours iced so great for hot days or taking the coffee you didn’t drink before the school run with you. What’s even better is the bottle is 4 times more durable and chip resistant Klean Coat than other bottles. You can buy yours from Klean Kanteen.

Now with this next gift you can ensure that not only your mum is comfy and warm but is also looking after the planet. These amazing socks from Critically endangered socks are made from Bamboo and Cotton come in 5 designs and 2 sizes. At £12 a pair the company is able to aid the protection of critically endangered animals as 20% of each sale goes to charity. Even better I have heard they are also now delving into the world of baby socks which will help the baby animals that are endangered… awww! Head to their website to find out more https://www.criticallyendangeredsocks.com/

Now most of the time I am hiding in a cupboard from the kids stuffing my face with anything sweet, so if the kids bought me sweeties for Mother’s Day I would be in my element! That’s why I have found the perfect gift! Retro Sweets have the best retro sweet hamper with a personalised message. The hamper comes in a beautiful wicker basket and is filled with a selection of retro sweets, an “I Love You” teddy bear and personalised message all wrapped in beautiful tissue paper. It’s the perfect gift for all mummies who love a bit of naughty!

As a mum of two I remember the days of being able to go and have a spray tan or fake tan myself before a night out or even just being able to put some make up on? Yes those days are now a thing of the past. This amazing Tan cream is here to help. Not only is it a SPF50 moisturiser with 5 star UVA its also an instant bronzer and can be used on face and body. Even better it also scientifically prevents premature ageing and skin damage. The cream itself is paraben and cruelty free and has a slow self tan that develops in 23 hours. Great for overnight beauty treatments in less than 2 minutes. The amazing Tan cream is a multi award winner and is available in department stores, spa’s or online at www.tancream.co.uk

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Now what mum doesn’t love a childless relax in the bath?! I don’t know one! So give mums a helping hand this Mother’s Day with this gorgeous “mum” box which you can also personalise! from Pretty Little Treat Company. It includes a cupcake bath bomb, strawberry jam lip balm and a gorgeous hand cream. Perfect to spoil mum to a relax this year.

Last but not least where would us mums be without a good cookbook. I am always after good cookbooks that show me new ways of the world and foods to make you drool and these two fantastic books are no change to that. Chris Bavin’s Good Food Sorted is full of easy classic recipes with a healthy twist. The book also includes a great array of pictures and tips to ensure your kitchen runs smoothly. After that if you want a tantalising desert that isn’t going to stick to your hips in seconds Natural Baking is the one for you- all of the desserts are perfect for budding bakers that love to make dessert but want them to be more healthy. This book is by Carolin Strothe and Sebastian Keitel. The books are available in most good book shops or online at Amazon.