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Gift ideas for Mother’s Day

February 29, 2016


It’s Mother’s Day on Sunday, March 6, and I have been wondering what to buy.  Flowers and chocolate are a safe bet, of course. Who doesn’t love those kind of treats? But here are some alternatives gifts for the woman who gave you life and love.

I love these etched glass pieces by Yorkshire designer maker Andy Poplar, aka Vinegar & Brown Paper. The teapot, pictured above,  is £59.95 and the milk bottle is £19.95.


Another favourite, and I confess I may thinking of my own tastes here, is this gin and tonic lip balm, £5, from Harrogate store Sophie Likes



This cushion is perfect for mum’s favourite chair, £15, from Marks and Spencer.




These socks – there are three of them – are useful, quirky and beautiful. They are Odd Pears socks, which have come all the way from Australia. There are two matching socks and one slightly odd for when you ant to mix things up a bit, or when (and this is most likely) you lose one of them. They cost £9 from Ilkley-based online store Haykin

sox Make a scrapbook and fill it with happy memories, pictures and poems. This book is from Paperchase, £12. TK Maxx has some pretty ones too.



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