Ahh that time of year again...Mother's Day! I find Mother's Day one of the easier occasions to shop for mainly because Mum's are very appreciative of whatever you buy them, even when you're five years old and buy some dodgy looking plant. Speaking of Mother's Day has reminded me that I need to get my own mum a present. Usually I can't go wrong with a book, although I think I may have bought her one last year - eek! If you're struggling for gift ideas then hopefully this little guide will help!
As I mentioned, smellies and beauty products are my first port of call and being a beauty blogger, this should be pretty easy! L'Occitane have such a cute range of gifts that are perfect for Mother's Day. You can go big with a nice gift set collection such as the Cherry Blossom one I've chosen here or you can go a bit more purse friendly with a little hand cream/hand care Shea Butter tin. The illustrations on this one are really cute.
Another item that pretty much all mum's love is perfume. The YSL Black Opium perfume is really popular at the moment. I actually had a quick spritz of it while I was in Boots at the weekend and it is delicious. I'm contemplating spending my Boots points on a bottle as I've almost reached enough! The Dolce & Gabanna Dolce Rosa perfume is also another really nice, feminine scent and the bottle is gorgeous too, pretty ideal for Mother's Day.
I don't know about your mum but mine is a big fan of Yankee Candles. I am too, a bit of an addict actually...my lounge currently has 11 candles in it, which is just ridiculous I know. Anyway, these little tealights always make great gifts and there's so many scents to choose from too. You could always splash out on a bigger candle too if you know there's a scent your mum particularly likes.
Lastly I thought I'd throw a bag into the mix as I know my own mum has a huge handbag collection. I'm not sure she'd necessarily like this particular one but the idea of getting your mum a special handbag is really sweet I think. You can get some really affordable bags that look much more expensive than they are. If you wanted to spend a bit more you could even fill the bag with other little bits and pieces for mum too.
Has this gift guide inspired your Mother's Day gift buying? Let me know in the comments what you're buying your mum this Mother's Day.
*This post is written in collaboration with L'Occitane.