lily o'brien's the exquisite edition chocolates

It’s two weeks until Mother’s Day, so if you haven’t decided what to get the Mother figures in your life yet, you’d better get your skates on. I’ve put together a gift guide, featuring 10 different items; with everything from jewellery and candles, to chocolates and champagne. There’s definitely a gift for everyone here.

Lily O’Brien’s The Exquisite Edition 300g Chocolate Box, £14, Ocado

This huge box of chocolates from Irish chocolatiers Lily O’Brien’s contains 15 different varieties to feast on, with flavours from around the globe. There’s Raspberry & Sicilian Lemon, Blueberry Truffle, Ginger & Lemon Confit, Grand Cru Ganache, Dark Chocolate Sea Salted Caramel, Sea Salted Caramel, Almond & Cranberry, Pear & Almond, Passion Fruit & Bergamot, Praline Feuilletine, Hazelnut Cappuccino, Crème Brûlée, Spiced Orange Praline, Coconut & Kalamansi Lime and Dulche de Leche. All are delicious and they luxurious too.

Personally Presented Personalised Champagne

Personally Presented Personalised Chalkboard Champagne*, £42.49, Personally Presented

Personally Presented are a company that sells a whole range of personalised Mother’s Day gifts; but why not make things really special this year, with a quality bottle of champagne. You can add up to 5 lines of text, so that the label says exactly what you want it to. I have a unique 10% off code to share with you too – alifewithfrills.co.uk-10.

Pen Heaven Sorrento Large Leather Journal

Pen Heaven Sorrento Large Leather Journal & Sheaffer VFM Luminous Ballpoint Pen, £17.99 & £9.90, Pen Heaven

A leather journal and pen can make a very special gift, especially as you can get most things on the Pen Heaven site personalised with initials. Whether they choose to use it as a journal, or as a notebook for work, this is both a practical and stylish gift.

Merci Maman 18K Gold-Plated Personalised Edge Charm Necklace

Merci Maman 18K Gold-Plated Personalised Edge Charm Necklace*, £69, Merci Maman Boutique

Staying on the theme of personalisation, this is a very sentimental gift. Engraved with pretty handwriting, you can have a name/s on one side and a short message on the other side of this disc necklace. The disc measures 2cm X 2cm and the chain is 45cm.

Jo Loves Personalised Pomelo Candle

Jo Loves Personalised Pomelo Candle*, £70, Jo Loves

Jo Loves, the candle brand from fragrance expert Jo Malone MBE, offers a range of high-end luxury candles and fragrances. For Mother’s Day, they are allowing personalisation of their fresh Pomelo candle’s label. You can have it printed with a name of your choice, and a message such as Happy Mother’s Day. Pomelo is one of the brand’s most popular scents, and is Jo’s signature scent. It has citrus notes, and is inspired by summer holidays, sandy beaches and fresh linen sheets.

EcoTools Start The Day Beautifully Kit

EcoTools Start The Day Beautifully Kit, £12.99, Boots

Every woman would be delighted with fresh makeup brushes, and these ones from EcoTools are brilliant quality. This kit features a useful core collection of essential brushes – including an Angled Foundation Brush, Blurring Brush, Defined Crease Brush, Angled Liner Brush and a Full Blush Brush. With these brushes, you’ll not only make your Mum feel good, but you are helping the environment too, as all brushes are made with recycled materials and renewable bamboo.

Jo Malone English Fields Poppy & Barley

Jo Malone English Fields Poppy & Barley Cologne, £47, Jo Malone

Jo Malone MBE’s original brand was Jo Malone, and they have just released a new collection, English Fields. One of the nicest scents in the line-up of five is Poppy and Barley – a gentle floral scent that reminds you of the English countryside on a spring day. This limited edition range also comes in special ceramic-like bottles, as opposed to Jo Malone’s usual clear glass; making it an extra special treat for any fragrance lover. Poppy and Barley has notes of red poppy, violet, blackcurrant, barley, bran and white musk.

By Kathryn Padstow Rocks Fragrance

By Kathryn Padstow Rocks Fragrance, £35, By Kathryn

Another fragrance that I can really recommend for Mother’s Day is by independent fragrance brand By Kathryn. Padstow Rocks is inspired by the cool sea air and sheltered coves of Cornwall seaside town Padstow. It’s vibrant packaging and unique scent promises that this brand will really be one to watch. This scent is fresh and woody, and is guaranteed to turn heads.

Yardley London Hand Crema Duo In a Tin

Yardley London Hand Cream Duo In a Tin, £3.50, Yardley London

Currently half price on the Yardley London site (was £7), this is a real bargain and a cute little Mother’s Day Gift. This cute tin contains two 50ml floral hand creams in English Rose and Dahlia. They contain floral extracts, shea butter and moisturising oils to nourish the hands; whilst still being light and easily absorbed.

Woods of Windsor True Rose Bath & Body Collection

Woods of Windsor True Rose Bath & Body Collection, £11.20, Woods of Windsor

This brand is made in England and is inspired by the beautiful landscape of Windsor. This set, in the light and floral fragrance True Rose, contains a 100ml Moisturising Body Lotion, a 100ml Exfoliating Body Scrub and a 100ml Moisturising Bath & Shower Gel; all in a cute illustrated cosmetics pouch.

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