Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Mother’s Day is literally just around the corner (don’t worry there’s still time!),  but finding the perfect gift isn’t always that easy. I’ve picked some of my favourite gifts which I think any mother would appreciate and can all be picked up from most high-street department stores.

Mothers day blog1. Ugg Scuffette II Slippers
2. Fornasetti Scented Candle, Ortensia
3. Liberty Salted Caramel Biscuits, 100g
4. Edinburgh Gin, Rhubarb & Ginger Liqueur
5. Le Crueset Signature Cast Iron Round Casserole, in coastal blue
6. View Quest Retro Mini DAB/FM Bluetooth Digital Radio, Exclusive Emma Bridgewater Pattern, Pink Hearts
7. Selfish Mother Mother Slub 3/4 Length Sleeve T-Shirt, Charcoal

 

With so many shops stocking gorgeous items perfect for this special occasion you’re bound to find something that your mum will love. I usually have quite an easy task when it comes to choosing my mum a mothers day present. She’s normally more than happy with a simple gifts like a bouquet of flowers and time spent with her favourite daughter!

What are you all planning on doing for mothers day this year?

Valentines At Home

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Image by Mary Costa Photography 
 

If you’re planning on ditching the standard ‘dining out’ theme for Valentine’s Day, get creative and cook your own meal and create a beautiful table setting. Whether it’s with your husband, boyfriend or even a group of your girl friends, a little bit of love and attention can go a long way when it comes to setting a table for this romantic day. 

It’s very tempting to stick to the traditional red theme for Valentine’s Day, but this year I’ve really enjoyed playing with some other ideas and combining bright colours. I will be putting this into action tomorrow evening when me and my boyfriend will be enjoying a lovely home cooked meal.  I absolutely adore this table setting created by lifestyle blogger Leah Bergman of Freutcake. These plates can be found in Anthroplogie, but unfortunately only seem to be on the US site. The  gold cutlery is something I have been eyeing up for a while and a selection of different styles can be found in shops such as House Doctor, Habitat or for a slightly more expensive set, look on the Amara website. The combination of all these stunning pieces would be a perfect addition to any romantic meal.

It wouldn’t be Valentine’s Day without flowers – these make a beautiful centrepiece and help bring your table to life. Bouquets can sometimes be overly expensive at this time of year so you could opt for a combination of real flowers and artificial to save some money- you will barely be able to see the difference. I always say, however, that it’s best to shop local when it comes to  fresh flowers and try to shop to the season as well. In February there are a wide range of flowers that are perfect for creating a vibrant table setting. Some of my favourite Spring flowers are Hellebores and Fritillaries and my go to florists in the Edinburgh area are Rose & Ammi, Pyrus Flowers & Rogue Flowers.

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Image found via The Blue Carrot 

How are you planning on setting your table for your Valentine’s dinner?