We're sure we're not alone in wondering where 2018 is going, but somehow it's March and Mother's Day is now less than a week away - how did that happen?!
This year, Mothering Sunday falls on Sunday March 11th, so there's still a little time to get your mum a thoughtful gift to show her just how much you appreciate everything that she does for you all year round.
We should take the time to show our mums how much they mean to us every single day, but it's lovely to have a special day once a year dedicated to spoiling them and letting them enjoy a well-earned rest.
Of course, whatever you buy for your mum will be gratefully received and she'll never make it known if she's noticed you've bought her the same gift for the last four years in a row. But it wouldn't hurt to think a little outside the box and go for something other than your usual bouquet of flowers or box of chocolates. Your mum is sure to notice that you've put in extra thought to this year's gift and appreciate it hugely.
If you know she really loves the flowers you usually buy her, stepping outside of your comfort zone can feel a little risky. But you can mitigate this risk by incorporating flowers into your new idea. Start by thinking about her favourite flowers. Does she love the sweet blossom smells of springtime, for example?
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If so, our Cherry Blossom Reed Diffuser would be a perfect present, bringing the scent of her favourite blooms indoors, but lasting for so much longer than a bunch of flowers.
For mums who prefer headier, more powerful floral fragrances, our Lily & Ylang Ylang Reed Diffuser would be ideal, thanks to its gorgeously pungent notes of lily and ylang ylang alongside vanilla, sandalwood and amber.
If mum's never without a cup of tea in her hand, our Earl Grey Reed Diffuser would be a lovely, thoughtful gift, with its delightful citrusy smell. Brew up for your mum while she unwraps your present and the glorious scent of the reed diffuser will help to make it one of the best cuppas of her life.
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Aside from flowers and chocolates, you really can't go wrong with a bottle of prosecco as a Mother's Day gift. The occasion is a chance for mum to relax, unwind and enjoy some well-deserved pampering after all, and she's sure to appreciate the opportunity to enjoy a glass of fizz or two on her day off.
It's difficult to disguise a bottle with wrapping paper, however, so there'll be little surprise in your gift unless you accompany it with an extra treat too. Stick with the theme and give mum our Clementine & Prosecco Candle in a Tin, with strict instructions to run herself a hot bath, pour herself a glass of bubbles, light her new candle and enjoy a beautifully relaxing soak - she deserves it.