Christmas Guide: Mum

November 24, 2014

When I come to organise my Christmas shopping I always find the category of Mum difficult. Either buying for my own Mum or answer the question of ‘what would you like for Christmas?‘. Take my Mum whenever I ask her what she would like for Christmas I am generally met with the ‘whatever’ or ‘anything’ answer – one year she asked me for some new socks so I filled a gift box full of them, strangely she has never asked for socks again.

I’ve gathered a few suggestions of what you could add to your own Christmas wish list or what do your Mum this Christmas

Microwavable Cream Cozy-Boots

Not wanting to stereotype all Mums but I know I love coming home, taking my shoes off and popping on my slippers. With the colder nights what better way to keep your feet cosy than with a pair of microwavable cream cozy-boots. Scented with lavendar to help relax after a busy day

Mum - Microwavable Cream Cozy-Boots

Price: £14.99

Where to buy:

Smith & Kinghorn – The Festive Hamper

Christmas is a time for giving and Smith & Kinghorn want to give their Christmas customers something special, with a free luxury hamper! Available on a buy-one-get-one free basis at just £50 (plus delivery). The Festive Hamper and The Yuletide Hamper are the perfect gifts for seasoned foodies. It takes all the hassle out of Christmas – purchase online, provide a personal note to a loved one and Smith & Kinghorn will ensure the hamper arrives in time for Christmas!

Mum - Smith & Kinghorn The Festive Hamper

Price: £49.99 (currently buy The Festive Hamper and get The Yuletide Hamper free!)

Where to buy: Smith & Kinghorn

ANEW Clinical Beauty Heroes Collection

We’d all like to look a little younger, hold back the signs of ageing for just a few more years. The ANEW Clinical Beauty Heroes Collection from Avon allows Mum to try out the range without buying a full size bottles. 

Mum - ANEW Clinical Beauty Heroes Collection

This wrinkle-fighting wonder includes four 30ml ANEW Clinical skincare products: ANEW Clinical Absolute Even Multi-Tone Skin Corrector with DSX-7 to even out skin tone; ANEW Clinical Line Corrector Treatment with A-F33, Avon’s best-selling, award-winning anti-ageing cream; ANEW Clinical E-Defence Multi Shield Lotion, Avon’s first day cream with SPF50 and the highest concentration of antioxidants; and ANEW Clinical Infinite Lift Complete Sculpting Cream, which targets sagging of the lower face and neck.

Price: £20.00

Where to buy:

Cala Lily Amber Earrings

Jewellery is always a classic favourite to buy Mums for Christmas, however this year instead of buying something generic take a look at the Museum Selection to see if you can find something a little more unique.

Mum - Museum Selection Cala Lily Amber Earrings

Theses Cala Lily Amber earrings are a beautiful and I’m sure a welcome addition under the Christmas tree – Cala lilies were a recurrent motif in the work of Art Nouveau designers such as Émile Gallé (1846-1904); a symbol of purity.

Price: £29.99

Where to buy: Museum Selection

Burt’s Bees – Best of Burt

Mums hands take a lot of wear and tear, whether they are carrying out household chores, carrying the school bags on the school run or catching little ones when the fall over. They need their hands to be as soft and cared for as possible so why not treat them to a little Burt’s Bees.

Mum - Big Green Smile Burt's Bees Best of Burt set

Best of Burt is a collection of time-tested originals from back in the day and they’re packaged up in a beautifully embossed tin, which includes:

  • 1 x Beeswax Lip Balm with Vitamin E & Peppermint (4.25g)
  • 1 x Coconut Foot Cream (120g)
  • 1 x Almond & Milk Hand Cream (57g)
  • 1 x Hand Salve (8.5g)
  • 1 x Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream (8.5g)
  • All packaged in a gorgeous tin

Price:  £19.99

Where to buy: Big Green Smile

Braun Silk-epil 7 Bonus Edition

As a mum it is easy to let your beauty regime slip, after all there are so many more important things you could be doing that shaving your legs. Why not add the Braun Silk-epil 7 Bonus Edition to your wish list this Christmas or treat your mum to a whole new beauty regime.

Mum - Braun Silk-Epil 7 Bonus Edition

The Braun Silk-epil 7 Bonus Edition features the most efficient Wet&Dry epilator, a shaver head plus accessories to epilate in sensitive areas. It also features the new facial cleansing brush so that along with the epilator women can take care of their skin from head to toe.

Price: RRP £159.99 – currently on offer for around £99.99

Where to buy: Amazon (affiliate link) and Boots

Pamper hamper

I read a post from the Frugal Family on how to do Secret Santa on a budget, one of the gift ideas was a pamper hamper. Creating a special pamper hamper for your Mum would make a fabulous gift and it doesn’t have to cost the earth. Creightons have a range of different pamper products from bath and shower, Sunshine Blonde and Beautiful Brunette shampoo and conditioners to their Squeeky Clean range of body lotion, face scrubs and photo finish moisturiser – the best thing about the Creightons product range is that they are all only £1.00 each! allowing you create a pamper hamper for Mum for under £10.00.

Mum - Creightons Skincare Range at Poundland

Price: £1.00

Where to buy: Poundland


What does your Mum want for Christmas?


  • Samantha Sugden November 24, 2014 at 1:41 pm

    Great ideas ,Thank will come in handy

  • Jane English November 24, 2014 at 1:59 pm

    I’m the same I never know what I want or what to buy Mum. I always seem to fall back on a bottle of whiskey, chocolates, slippers & Dove body silk. Which are all things she likes, but I do wish I could think of something different. Mum’s 83 going on 60, she’s a jeans wearing Great- Nanna, who has used Dove moisturiser since 1978 & is often asked to show her bus pass when getting the bus into her local town. She loves it! LOL

  • Tracey Peach November 24, 2014 at 3:25 pm

    Lots of lovely gift ideas here thank You xxx

  • Samantha R November 24, 2014 at 4:39 pm

    The museum selection do some really lovely items, my step mum loves Amber Jewelery

  • Sharon Hingley November 24, 2014 at 5:34 pm

    Love the hamper, I’ve ordered one from another supplier for mom and dad for Christmas.

  • stacy sorrell November 24, 2014 at 7:20 pm

    This is brill, ive actually sent it too my hubby for inspiration 🙂 loving the cozy boots

  • kim neville November 25, 2014 at 10:43 am

    My mum likes hampers or photobooks of the family

  • iain maciver November 25, 2014 at 10:57 am

    fandabidozy ideas very useful indeed

  • Sarah JG November 25, 2014 at 12:31 pm

    Some great ideas, thanks!

  • denise November 25, 2014 at 3:24 pm

    love the look of the burt’s bees gift set

  • clair downham November 25, 2014 at 4:58 pm

    lovely gift ideas especially loving the amber earrings

  • Mrs Andrea Dimmick November 25, 2014 at 7:58 pm

    im loving all the hampers this year

  • Heather Haigh November 25, 2014 at 8:01 pm

    Some great ideas. Love Burt’s bees and the cozy boots sound fab.

  • Caroline Smith November 25, 2014 at 8:07 pm

    Just love Burt’s Bees and the rest of the ideas

  • Heather Knotts November 25, 2014 at 8:28 pm

    Some great ideas there

  • Angela McDonald November 25, 2014 at 8:35 pm

    What a fantastic list of ideas! A hamper is a lovely idea 🙂

  • Nikki Hayes November 25, 2014 at 9:18 pm

    My mum would love a festive hamper, or the Burts Bees set ;o)

  • Paul Wilson November 25, 2014 at 9:49 pm

    My Mum would like the Cozy Plush boots.

  • Marycarol November 25, 2014 at 9:57 pm

    Love all the great ideas xx

  • tiggerific1973 November 25, 2014 at 10:30 pm

    mmmmm I think my teenage children should be directed here for ideas!

  • Lorraine Tinsley November 25, 2014 at 10:52 pm

    Lovely ideas, I’ll have to discreetly show my husband

  • MATTHEW STOTT November 26, 2014 at 7:06 am

    great site. like your graphics

  • Claire Petley November 26, 2014 at 8:51 am

    We’re saving to go to Disneyland in June so the grown ups in our house aren’t having much for xmas, we’re only getting each other token gift so that the kids don’t think we’re on santas naughty list, anything we can buy really cheap or even free thing that people have won etc, friends and family have been really helpful by offering us thing they have in or that they won on tombolas etc lol HOWEVR I have got my mum a photo book full of pictures of the grandchildren because she’ll love it!

  • claire blaney November 26, 2014 at 9:18 am

    I love the cosy slippers

  • Sarah Lambert November 26, 2014 at 9:45 am

    The hamper looks great 🙂

  • jodie crossley November 26, 2014 at 10:22 am

    the hamper looks lovely

  • Stacey M November 26, 2014 at 11:44 am

    I always struggle with what to buy my mum! These are some really lovely ideas! xx

  • Christine Lockley November 26, 2014 at 4:05 pm

    Wow, some great ideas – thank you for sharing

  • Kat Glynn November 26, 2014 at 8:05 pm

    Love the Burts Bees gift set x

  • Samantha Woodlock November 26, 2014 at 8:14 pm

    always burts bees

  • Pam Francis Gregory November 26, 2014 at 9:54 pm

    The Festive Hamper looks great

  • Rachel Craig November 26, 2014 at 10:32 pm

    To have family and friends visit her, and enjoy the day together. Enjoying delicious treats etc. The Festive Hamper would be appreciated, and shared with family and friends. Whilst we would all enjoy watching the children unwrapping their Christmas presents.

  • Laura Stirk November 27, 2014 at 12:11 am

    All lovely gift ideas 🙂 A hamper is always a good present idea i think

  • Stephanie Whitehouse November 27, 2014 at 3:14 pm

    It’s so hard to think of something original isn;’t it? I think the hamper is the best option, specially for people who can buy themselves whatever they fancy.

  • MichelleD November 27, 2014 at 6:16 pm

    I love hampers as Christmas presents!

  • Rebecca Nisbet November 27, 2014 at 8:52 pm

    some great ideas, the slippers are great though.

  • sandy hill November 27, 2014 at 9:57 pm

    I get driven mad by the insistence that all mums love smellies – mostly because I don’t! Mine all go in the pile for the next group asking for raffle donations so I suppose they do come in handy 😉 I love the look of the hamper though and the slippers are my idea of pampering heaven.

    But I have to say the Avon heroes set is a nasty genius of marketing: one person pays to give it as a gift, and if the recipient likes one of the items they will run to your door to spend their own money to get full size potions. *sigh*

  • Jane Middleton November 28, 2014 at 12:59 am

    Would love a new pair of earrings for Christmas, these look lovely

  • lara davis November 28, 2014 at 8:20 am

    omg i love the cala lily earing they are stunning

  • Ellie Spider November 28, 2014 at 11:24 pm

    I really like the cosy toes booties but wish they didnt have lavender scent in them as it gives me migraines 🙁

  • Gilla01 November 29, 2014 at 12:30 am

    Earrings and hampers look great.

  • Victoria Easton November 29, 2014 at 1:32 pm

    I really would love the boots – my feet are always cold!

  • Catherine Bell November 29, 2014 at 2:18 pm

    Silk epil is on my xmas wishlist

  • Helen Garner November 29, 2014 at 3:55 pm

    My mum is quite into her crafts so will get her something like that

  • Pauline Burroughs November 29, 2014 at 7:31 pm

    Love the heatable cosy plush boots

  • Miss Tracy Hanson November 29, 2014 at 8:27 pm

    Always wants some flowers, but this year she would love for next year to be easier all round. Had some large bills this year and sis hasn’t been well either.

  • sarah mills November 29, 2014 at 9:22 pm

    them cosy boots look well amazing xxxx

  • siobhan November 29, 2014 at 9:27 pm

    some lovely ideas here x

  • Nicola Holland November 29, 2014 at 10:24 pm

    The Cozy Toes are my favourite

  • Alison Johnson November 30, 2014 at 12:50 am

    My Mum would love the Hamper xx

  • Chris Fletcher November 30, 2014 at 8:35 am

    Great Ideas! The festive hamper looks great

  • claire woods November 30, 2014 at 10:16 am

    I like the hamper best of all but great ideas.

  • Hannah weetman November 30, 2014 at 12:13 pm

    Those earrings are lovely. I think they’d be perfect for my mum. Thanks xx

  • sarah pearce November 30, 2014 at 1:28 pm

    wow,great ideas will be considering a few of these! x

  • Angela Sandhu November 30, 2014 at 2:05 pm

    Such great ideas for Christmas

  • Caroline James November 30, 2014 at 3:35 pm

    My Mum always wants gold earrings.

  • George Worboys Wright November 30, 2014 at 6:27 pm

    Wow great ideas, especially love the Burt’s Bees tin 🙂

  • Amanda Norwood November 30, 2014 at 6:29 pm

    I find my dad more difficult to buy for than my mum. Mum is getting a beauty hamper this year but dad will probably end up with money.

  • Heather Tinkler November 30, 2014 at 9:41 pm

    The earrings look lovely

  • Barbara Handley November 30, 2014 at 11:03 pm

    Mum would love the cozy-boots

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