My first Mother’s Day coming up next week, and I have to say I am looking forward to it! Other than breakfast in bed (and ideally a little lie in), I have no expectation about what the day will bring for me, but I’m excited to reach this first milestone and celebrate being Max’s Mum for the first time.
So in honour of the impending day, I thought I’d round up a few of my favourite gifts from small shops – the kind of thing I’d choose if I were going to buy myself a Mother’s Day present (I’m not, so I won’t be getting any of these.)
I’m not sure whether Selfish Mother can be classed as a ‘small shop’ anymore, what with their own high street store plus their lines being sold by a shop called John Lewis (you may have heard of them), but they’re an example of a successful, inspiring small brand turned big. Ever since I first saw one of their Facebook ads before I was even pregnant, I wanted one of their Mother sweatshirts, and I’m ashamed to say that even though a percentage of their sales go to charity, I just haven’t been able to bring myself to pay £50 for a sweatshirt. But if someone else wants to buy one for me, the Winging It sweatshirt design from their new script range is just spot on – it is my blog tagline after all.
I’m also a fan of raglan tees, so the Mama tee in the script design is also a winner.
I recently came across online shop, Scandiborn, and fell in love with the Jem and Bea Mama clutch and matching Baba pouch, for all of your Mum and baby bits and bobs. Very stylish but practical too, with wipe clean and waterproof fabric used for the Baba pouch.
One of my favourite Insta friends, Marloweville, has tapped into the twinning trend with this Mummyville tee. I for one would love to twin in Mummyville and Maxville tees this Mother’s Day, it’d be an absolute classic to look back on in years to come when Max is cringing at our matching outfits and I’m cringing at my straight hair (perms will have made a comeback for sure).
Two of my most loved possessions are my necklaces I wear since having Max. One is a cheap and cheerful lower case M which I bought myself and literally never take off (it’s no longer gold, but I kind of like the worn look luckily). And the second was my Christmas present off the husband, a solid gold pendant with Max’s name and date of birth inscribed on it.
These personalised bunting necklaces from Posh Totty Designs are very cute and would make a lovely Mother’s Day gift to show what a proud Mama you are.
Another Scandiborn favourite, this You Got This Mama mug is a must have for any Mum who needs a reminder now and then that we do, in fact, have this. Girl power.
Last but not least, you really can’t go wrong with flowers, as predictable as it might be for Mother’s Day. I came across Bloom and Wild last year and am a huge fan of their flowers and their service. Flowers delivered through the letterbox? It’s genius, really. I recently found a 10% off code online and used it to send my friend some blooms, ordered at 3pm and arrived the following morning. Fab. U. Lous.