Mothers Day gift guide 2012

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To all of us our Mum’s are the most special people on earth. At times, like teenagers, they drive us insane and with some the constant lack-less knowledge of internet and social media tools (I experience this regularly) is a trying stage.

However, there is one day every year when we can celebrate our Mum’s and say thanks: Mother’s Day – Sunday 18th March 2012.

So, if you are looking for the perfect present to show your Mum just how much you care read on for inspiration..,

For the mum who has green fingers

Why not purchase a pot of lavender for her to plant or keep on a window sill. Not only can she use this in a fab Sunday roast but a few sprigs also taste great in champagne.

Aside from this http://www.handpicked.co.uk sell a fabulous seed packet organiser (£19.95) for Mum’s who love to grow their own produce at home.

For beauty lovers

All mums loved to be pampered so when it comes to treating mum this Mother’s Day opt for Nails Inc. neon & nude collection (£22) which offers six fabulous shades in a mix of neutral and summer shades (great also if Mum prefers classic colours, as you know you ll be getting on-trend cast off shades too!).

L’Occitane also have a gorgeous new Cherry Princess gift set (£39) which offers an eau de toilette, shower cream, hand cream and body lotion all wrapped up perfectly, whilst Champneys have brought out four different scented Spa Indulgence Bubble Heaven bubble bath (£12; available at http://www.champneys.com and Boots stores nationwide)

If Mum loves fragrance however you can’t go wrong with Estée Lauder’s new fragrance sets priced reasonably from £34-£58. The sets include the new Sumptuous Nude fragrance alongside beauty and make-up options; all available nationwide.

For the fashionable Mum

Forget boring old cardigans, these days Mum’s are borrowing our clothes and shopping at an assortment of online and high street stores. For young mums check out Lipsy and Apricot Clothing stores online for their funky and colourful options, whilst for the perfect day dress, top or outfit head to Monsoon, Coast, Reiss, Jaeger, Joseph and Selfridges for a selection of designers, separates and on-trend pieces.

Access all options

Thinking outside the box if Mum has mentioned the perfect accessory she is after then take note. Shoe designer Sam Edelman has created the perfect clutch bags for spring including a fabulous leopard print option (her designs can be found nationwide or online via http://www.my-wardrobe.com / http://www.asos.com). Alongside this Mum’s on the run would definitely appreciate a pair of gorgeous French Sole flats which are perfect for everyday use (www.frenchsole.com) whilst designers such as Mulberry and Alexander McQueen both have brought out great versions of printed cotton and silk scarves in summer hues from £165. Jewellery wise Tiffany & Co. s cute silver initial pendants complete with chain come in at just £100.

Traditional Champagne, flowers and chocolates

Lastly if you want to stick down the traditional route then treat mum to a selection of chocolates from Thornton’s from £7.99 or head to Fortnum & Mason’s prestigious confectionary hall which offers a vast selection of delights under one roof. However, Sainsbury’s Taste The Difference Rose is currently on special offer at £4.49, whilst Marks & Spencer’s Louis Chaurey champagne is half price (£15); you can also purchase beautiful bunches of flowers from the aforementioned all at reasonable price ranges. Alternatively if you want to do it all under one roof why not try http://www.moonpig.com or Interflora.

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