As Mothers Day approaches our heads have been filled with lots of lovely ideas for spoiling and indulging our own mums and this year, with a surprising number of friends and relatives having recently joined the sleepless night brigade, we thought it would be really rather nice to offer some ideas on spoiling mums of all ages and stages.Mothers day hints and tips are usually focussed solely on buying or doing for those mums belonging to us or coming as part of the marriage package but we all have those lovely friends, sisters or partners/wives who have become first time mums or are new mums again and who we might just want to treat on mothers day too so here’s our quickie picks of our perfect mothers day gifts for mums, mother-in-laws, or those newly appointed mums in need of some pampering:
Top of our list this year is the InStyle Best Beauty Buys award winner Decleor Aromessence Neroli Oil which has just been voted best facial oil for 2012. Facial oils are one of those products that we read about often yet rarely buy for ourselves (which is exactly why it makes a fabulous mothers day treat). Decleor have created a product which drenches the skin without feeling too oily, packing a punch of hydration and a fragrance to die for! Nourishing, skin-friendly and suitable for mums of all ages, this little bottle of tricks offers an instant pick-me-up for tired looking skin with long term soothing and hydrating benefits. Follow up with Decleor Aromessence Neroli Essential Night Balm for baby soft skin in the morning!
We all know and love that ‘just from the hairdressers’ feeling but the hormonal changes of pregnancy or the menopause can often leave hair feeling dry, flyaway and sometimes completely unmanageable! If booking a session at the salon for styling is a bit too risky, New mums and old mums alike will appreciate a full hour of Head, Neck and Shoulder Massage to relax bodies and boost the strength and vitality of the hair. Sneak a massage gift voucher into a Moroccan Oil Travel Treatment Kit for the perfect mothers day pampering treat (Jersey Beauty March Madness means you can save 20% off Moroccan Oil products just by liking us here!)
If your mum is more in need of a full a full body massage, pummel and preen but isn’t a spa weekend kind of bod, why not book her in to your local salon or day spa for an afternoon of treats and pampering. Arrange transport there and home again to avoid undoing an afternoons relaxation to heavy traffic then have some prosecco chilled and waiting for her return so you can both settle in for an evening of girly conversation. If you happen to live up here in the North, the Jersey Treatment Rooms in Allerton are offering some lovely treats for mums (and you) in the run up to Mothers Day.
For those busier than busy mums why not mix and match travel sized products with other quick-fix essentials that can happily reside in the handbag, baby-bag or desk drawer for handy use as the need arises? Our personal essentials bag would contain nail file for those dreaded snags, travel toothbrush and toothpaste, sticking plasters, Dermalogica Essential Cleansing Solution, Dermalogica Antioxidant Hydramist, Dermalogica Environmental Control Deodorant, Dermalogica The Sponge Cloth and Dermalogica Solar Defense Wipes SPF15 (which pretty much covers those quick-fix on the run kind of needs!)
Finally, if you are unsure what to buy for the sensitive skinned or the very particular, the stay at home mum or the daily adventurer JBC gift vouchers may be the answer (and whilst pretty understated they are the perfect present for the undecided!)