08 Mar

Written by Lizzie on March 8, 2012

Mums are busy people, there’s no doubt about that. Kids to worry about, families to feed, everyone’s schedules to keep a check on and that’s before the working day even begins! If your mum is forever rushing around, here are some useful gifts that should help make things a bit easier. As always we’ve got everything from pocket money spends to real blowouts so whatever cash you’re willing to part with, the smile on your mum’s face will be wide. Take a look at the ideas we’ve put together:

1. Cath Kidson Spring Bouquet Cosmetics Bag £12 Every woman needs a space-savvy and aestethically pleasing way to store her make-up essentials when she’s on the move. Cath Kidson have a wonderful selection of printed bags in a variety of sizes. So whether your mum travels light or if she’s a cosmetics queen, there will always be somewhere she can carry her necessities.

2. Black & Blum Box Appetit Lunch Box £15.95 Packing a lunch to take to work can be a time consuming and unappetising experience. This handy lunchbox creates oodles of space so Mum can take two dishes + a dipping sauce or dressing wherever she’s off to. It also handily comes with a fork and the clasps on the lid mean there’s no chance of a spillage. Gourmet dining on the go – hurrah!

3. Cambridge Satchel Company Classic Satchel £74-84 If money is no object, spend a bit more to get your mum a classic satchel care of the Cambridge Satchel Co! These little guys are professional and fun and come in every colour you could wish for. They also come in a variety of sizes from 11″-15″ and can be personalised with embossed initials! A personal and timeless gift – our personal pick.

4. Glossybox Subscription £30, £60 or £110 If your mum delights in pampering but doesn’t have the time/budget/inclination (delete as appropriate) to scour the high street for the best beauty buys, why not gift her a subscription to Glossybox – they’ll do all the work for her! Pay for 3, 6 or 12 and for those months a treasure trove of samples (plus the occasional sneaky full-size) from the UK’s most sought after beauty brands will appear on her doorstep. Fun, indulgent and handbag friendly!

5. Crane Craft Scissors $12.25/approx £8 This beautiful pair of travel-safe scissors are an absolute steal from US shop The Wanderlust. The $12.25 pricetag includes shipping to the UK and converts to less than a tenner. Great for on-the-go sewing kits or first aid emergencies, the gold plated crane design is pretty and practical. Order quickly for a Mother’s Day arrival. Our budget pick.

6. Prairie Rose Kindle Case £15 If your mum is an avid reader with a busy schedule and a long commute, there’s no doubt she’s already got her hands on a Kindle. Keep it safe and dress it up with this traveling case in one of Paperchase’s popular current designs.

7. Songbird Personal FiloFax £32 Any person with appointments to keep and plans to make is a fool not to have a trusty FiloFax to keep things in order. Keep things fresh with this Spring appropriate design, or take a look at the colourful selection that Paperchase have on offer. The FiloFax is refillable year-on-year and available in pocket-size too (£27) to make sure it can stay by Mum’s side whatever the occasion.

8. Victoria Rose Travel Purse £8 Whether it’s an Oyster card or otherwise, the travel purse is a cute and safe way for Mum to store her train tickets and ID whilst on the move. Cath Kidson has a selection in pretty prints available now. This model even has a handy compartment for any loose change. Slide a photo of you into the clear pocket at the back and she’ll never forget where she got it!

We hope you’re enjoying our series of Mother’s Day Gift Guide – why not let us know? If you still haven’t got your gift inspiration, stick around! There’s one last guide coming atcha tomorrow, plus Kristin has a spotlight on a Mother’s Day bargain for her Friday’s Fab Find!

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