Most mums I know, when asked, say they want something indulgent when it comes to a gift. Something they wouldn't usually buy themselves that makes them feel pampered. A little treat that serves no other purpose but than to make them feel great.
I am firmly in this boat! Whether it's a gorgeous luxury candle, an Ayurvedic beauty treatment or some super-soft new pyjamas - I'm happy!
I've put together a little edit of ethical Mother's Day gift ideas from brands I love. Including the special gifting bundles I've put together for Dilli Grey.
This year we are celebrating 'all mothers' - whether that's your mum, godmother, stepmom - mums all deserve some love this weekend - and some chocolate gin couldn't hurt either!
Dilli Grey gift sets - from our signature, hand-block printed pyjama sets in jewel-colours, to our new tassel cuffs and new season bamboo basket - all our Mother's Day gifts will come packaged up in our beautiful cotton tote bags. Order by midnight Wednesday, 7 March to guarantee delivery.
It was love at first click when I discovered Sacred Elephant's luxury, hand-rolled, ethically sourced incense. Forget the cheap, hippy 80s sticks of your youth; these are beautiful, transformative fragrances that will turn any room into a sanctuary. Their luxury hamper would make an incredible gift (£30).
In a bid to reduce the plastics in my bathroom I've started seeking out beautiful soaps, instead of bottles of shower gel. SEVIN London's soaps and scrubs are velvety soft and contain organic oils (from £9.80). Check out their site for gift box options, including their super soft face cloths and natural pumice stones.
Unwrapping a collection of Ocelot chocolate on Mother's Day would make most mums pretty happy - I love the raspberry and vanilla and the salted almond - all organic and fairly traded - YUM!
Lara Quin candles have been my find of 2018. These gorgeously scented, hand-poured, soy candles harness the power of crystals, from the love-giving rose quartz to sleep inducing crystal quartz (£30). Making them pretty AND powerful. The story behind the brand is beautiful too.
If your mum's a flower-lover but you want something that's going to last a bit longer than a traditional bouquet, why not try these genius seed bombs? Designed to 'throw and grow', they're little grenades of 'species-rich seed infused shrapnel'. Each linen bag contains 10 bombs - choose from gorgeous sounding Summer Meadow, Italian Garden and Wild Herbs - or go for their butterfly and bee friendly bombs. (£9.99 for 10 bombs).
I absolutely love a spa treatment as the ultimate indulgent gift, but trudging home on public transport after a deeply relaxing massage can kill the buzz quicker than you can say rush hour. Secret Spa have solved the problem by bringing the pampering to you. They have a clever app and you can book your treatment in 30 seconds, why not send her some surprise pampering in her own home. Joy.
The Cocoa Gin from Hotel Chocolat may be the pinnacle of the mum gifting zeitgeist. From their own plantation in St. Lucia, the roasted cocoa shells infuse the British small-batch produced gin with a delicious bitter note, smoothed out with freshly crushed macadamia nut oils, lifted with fragrant botanicals and a kick of zesty citrus. (£25, 500ml).