With Mother's Day on Sunday comes the ideal opportunity to spoil the woman who deserves it most. And while there are many people who have already bought the perfect present and organised the most decadent of treats, there remain many mere mortals among us (myself included!) who are yet to spare a moment of thought towards what to buy their mum this Mothering Sunday. And as always, help is hand as The Amazing Blog has sourced some of the very best pressies for mum's nationwide.
If you're after something longer lasting than chocolates or an elaborate bouquet of flowers, Senti, a Wimbledon-based shop from whom you can order online, is the home of all things fragrant. Truly beleieveing in the evocative power of smell, Senti are experts at creating moods and memories through their hand-picked range of products. From scented candles, perfumes and diffusers, there's a wide variety of fragrant products on offer, any of which would make a fabulous present. Our favourite is the Rose Fragrance Reed Diffuser from Dr Vranjes, a unique take on room fragrance that makes the perfect gift for Mother's Day.
If, however, your mum would appreciate a bit of pampering, why not treat her to a manicure in the comfort of her own home? Deborah Lippmann's range of nail polishes are hugely popular and having tested them out ourselves we can see why. They use no animal testing and their products contain no toluene, formaldehyde or DBP and with such a wide range on offer, you're sure to find the perfect shade for your mum.
If nail polish isn't her thing, why not buy her a Lip Gloss from Cargo? Their unique formula plumps and hydrates lips, filling fine lines and leaving a brilliant shine. Perfect pay off, great wear and high-shine without being sticky, this gloss is packed with a lip-nourishing botanical cocktail. Shades include a sparkling nude plum, powder pink, tropical melon, iridescent coral-pink and a dazzling nude beige.
Rituals is another brand we've come across that's perfect for Mother's Day. Founded in 2000 they're pioneers in the combination of luxury home and body cosmetics. Rituals develop high quality products to enrich body and soul: luxury goods ranging from body and facial care, to organic cotton ware, scented candles, perfumes, gemstone make-up and tea. The Rituals philosophy is simple: happiness can be found in the smallest of things. We tried the Hammam Delight Foaming Shower Gel in fresh eucalyptus and rosemary and loved it. This unique foaming shower gel gently cleanses your skin and leaves it silky soft & smooth, and is certainly a womderful treat for Mother's Day.
Finally, if you fancy treating your mum to a unique twist on the traditional afternoon tea. Niko B's East London workspace, Chocolate Lab, is offering the perfect present for any chocolate-loving Mums this Sunday. Bringing together an adventurous collection of desserts created with seasonal ingredients and exotic flavour combinations, Chocolate Tea is a fresh take on afternoon tea and includes playful chocolate interpretations of classic international cakes and desserts, handmade ice cream and fresh chocolates created by an Award winning chocolatier, Anthony Ferguson, on site at the Chocolate Lab. Chocolate Tea is served with tasty cups of Niko B's hot chocolates, fresh chocolates, deserts, cakes, baked bread and champagne. The perfect feast for a special mum!