Following on from our top ten Christmas gift list for 2012, we’re covering Christmas gifts for mum. Christmas is a time when you can show your mum how much she means to you. Stuck for gift ideas for mum this year? Don’t leave it until Christmas Eve. We’ve selected some of the best gifts and put them together into this gift guide. All the unique Christmas gifts featured will raise money for the charity you choose when bought through Give as you Live. In fact, we think everyone can raise £50 and more this year with their Christmas shopping.
Boo boo luxury mummy spa gift set
A gorgeous gift set for mums and mums-to-be for a relaxing spa session at home. (But don’t just pack her off and leave her to it… play some music, bring her a glass of the bubbly below, and give her a massage as well!) A reviewer on John Lewis.com gave the product five stars; here’s what they said: “Recently purchased this Gift box for my wife who is currently 4 months pregnant. She absolutely loved it and is into the whole natural thing. A great gift to win some brownie points for husband!!!”
Coco Chanel perfume
A new bottle of perfume is a great Christmas gift for mum, and this review from Makeupalley.com says it all about Coco Chanel: “In my opinion Coco is an ageless, elegant, mysterious oriental cat… full of ‘je ne sais quoi’ without being too loud or offensive – if you know how to wear it. I always earn compliments when wearing Coco. I wore it on the first date with my husband and he still loves this ‘sexy, magical, mysterious’ scent!”
This bag is perfect for shopping. With the long strap you can wear it across your body, which leaves both hands free to pick up yet more shopping! It has a front pouch pocket and adjustable strap. But don’t take it form us that it’s the must-have Xmas gift for mums this year: A customer from Debenhams reviewed the product and gave it five stars: ‘A great practical bag for everyday use.’ We agree – it’s the perfect Christmas gift for mumsie.
Sex and the City boxset
Complete series 1-6, and it’s choc-a-bloc full of exactly what the woman in your life wants to veg out to. Here’s what a reviewer on Zavvi.com thought of the box set: “Having never watched SATC before, I thought I’d try it as my friends all rave about it. They are right to do so, it is AMAZING! Funny, sexy and really makes you realise how important your best friends are. The box set was exceptionally good value and looks cute on my shelf. A must-buy!”
Purple slouch bootie slippers
These purple bootle-style slippers from Totes are made with cotton-rich material and soft lining. It’s the perfect gift for busy mums who spend a lot of the day on their feet rushing around. Available in a variety of sizes. Look how comfy they are! If we had a pair of these we’d never leave the house. Give your mum some Bootie. It’s the perfect present for mum to wake up to on a cold Christmas morning.
Bollinger Pink champagne
Celebrate with mum this Christmas with this pink champagne. Bollinger Rosé is a particularly fine, fruity and full-flavoured pinky, and like all Bollinger champagnes it’s oozing class from every bubble. Here’s what a reviewer from The Whiskey Exchange thought: “An excellent value rosé that punches well above its weight. Undoubtedly one of the best-tasting and priced rosés on the market. A must-try!”
Christmas is a time for eating, drinking, and being merry with loved ones. This chocolate hamper would be a great gift for mum (and I’m sure she’ll share the treats too!) It includes truffles, fudge, chocolate chip cookies, chocolate fudge puddings and much more. If you’re looking for a gift basket for your mother, this is the hamper for you. We like chocolates and pink things. Yum yum.
Personalised vintage sign
Quirky vintage signs are great for the home. This one is hand-painted. You can go with the message they provide, as shown in the bauble. But if your mother is not that beautiful (we mean if you’re feeling creative!) you can enter your own message for a personalised Christmas gift for mum. Which would probably be a nicer touch. Gift-wrapping options are also available with Not on the Highstreet.
Treat mother to something she can wear throughout the winter season. She can stay warm, cosy and stylish on cold winter mornings with this velour robe. This makes a wonderful combo with the slippers we’ve picked out, too. Trust us on this one: she’ll be thanking you long after Christmas is over if she finds herself on the receiving end of this cuddle-tastic, snuggly garment. Just make sure she opens it first, so she doesn’t have to sit there shivering while she opens her other presents!
YSL Radiant Makeup set
Make your mum feel as glamorous as she deserves to feel with this radiant makeup set by YSL. Your mummy will feel ten times as yummy with this makeup set, which includes false lash-effect mascara, touché éclat highlighter and a forever youth liberator serum all packaged up in an elegant makeup bag. “Forever youth liberator serum” – We love fancy names when it comes to makeup, and this set has the full package. Get it now from Debenhams.
The top Christmas gifts for mum, 2012
It’s a wrap! And what’s even better, the top ten Christmas gifts for mum can all raise money for your favourite UK charity. We think if everyone bought their Christmas gifts online this year, not only would be beat the queues, we could all make a start to raising hat first target amount of £50 each for charity. Just through buying Christmas gifts online.
Is there anything we’ve missed? Is there a special gift you’ve bought for the woman in your life which you think we should have mentioned? Let us know in the comments below.