Mother's Day Gift Guide

Monday, 13 March 2017

Mums. They work so hard. It is a job that is full of joy and laughter, but it is also a 24 hour job. There is no 9-5, no chance of a day or week off and even sometimes, very little chance for a tea break, let alone a lunch break!

So when Mother's Day comes around, you want to find the right gift that you can say "thank you" and shows how much they mean to you.

I've decided to showcase three people/businesses that have that something special for your mum, or something to hint (or in my case, gently nudge) your other half to get you from the kids!

I have used all three in the past and present and would happily recommend them to you :)

In no particular order:

Hobson's Choice Crafts

I found Sarah on Instagram last year. To begin with, I was attracted to the name, (I loved Hobson's Choice when I was at school!) but then I saw what lovely creations Sarah made. I couldn't not buy them! Sarah made me some lovely personalised Christmas bunting and Christmas cushions, so I know how great her work is :)

Sarah has been working hard on her Mother's Day range, but she can also make a custom order! Here is just a few of things she can offer:

Items start at only £12 :) Sarah does have a website,, but you can view a lot of her work (which she updates daily) and also contact her on both Facebook and Instagram. She replies pretty quickly!

Athena's Box

I remember Lindsey from when she first started Athena's Box. I reviewed her first subscription box, and continued getting them until Lindsey moved the business in a different, but great direction!

All of the products are designed to inspire and empower girls, women & entrepreneurs.  Athena’s Box also believe that girls should embrace and love who they are. They believe that girls can rise to any challenge and they want to inspire them to reach whatever goals and dreams they’re aiming for! You can't argue with that!

Here are just a few of the items that you can find on the website:

Personalised Glasses and Mugs, only £10

Notebooks, only £2

Handmade Cabochon Necklaces, only £10

Now, I have a little treat for you all, courtesy of Athena's Box. Enter the discount code at the checkout below to get 10% off  your order!

Discount code: DOTMAKES4

 You can find these items and more on the website, You can also follow them on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.


Lastly, but not by no means least, is SoapNSkin. You may have read my review about them. It is fair to say that I am a fan!

I first discovered SoapNSkin in a recent Pink Parcel delivery and instantly loved their Himalayan Crystal Bath Salts :)

SoapNSkin is a company created by lifelong friends, Samar & Rabia.

They didn't want to mass produce their products. They just want to share what they love, and what has made a positive change in their lives with others. To that end, they create all of their natural products by hand in micro batches in their very own kitchens and are crafted and bottled by hand with love and an attention to detail.

SoapNSkin have quite a few lovely products, including bath salts, body butter and body wash, but a perfect gift for Mother's Day is their gorgeous Gift Sets, which are on offer at only £26.95 each.

They are available in 4 different scents and all of them come in their own wash bag:

Neroli & Patchouli with Jojoba Oil
Honey & Oat with Manuka Essential Oil
Rose & Sandalwood with Neem Oil
Lavender & Lime with Calendula Oil

You can find these and more of their products on their website, SoapNSkin can also be found on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

I hope this guide has helped and giving you some inspiration on finding that special present for your mum this Mother's Day, or as my mum likes me to call it, (and I know she'll read this!) Mothering Sunday!

Keep Calm and Carry On Linking Sunday


  1. These all look like wonderful gift ideas. I love the Athena's Box idea the most. It's more up my alley.

    Thank you for sharing these wonderful ideas with us.

  2. I love the cups!! I want the flamingo in a flock of pigeons one! Great suggestions! #kcacols

  3. These are all such lovely gifts, but I have to say I love the cushions, so pretty.

  4. I particularly love the flamingo mug. I have a friend who loves them so thanks for the tip!

    Thanks for linking with #KCACOLS and I hope you join us again next Sunday.