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Mother’s Day Gift Inspiration…

Finding the best Mother’s day gift can be tricky. What do you buy the woman who has given you everything? We think that the more personal the better, something that is just for them. Something special that she can indulge in. Consider her hobbies – is she a baker? Does she like gardening? It she a yogi? How about a Cupcake Bouquet or peruse these suggestions…

 

Trinket Boxes

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We love these vintage inspired trinket boxes from Oliver Bonas, they are neutral and will fit in with most bedroom décor. They have mirrored bases to add light and space and have the bonus of showing off the beautiful contents.

 

 

Yoga Mat

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These yoga mats from Bliss Cloud are not only beautiful in design they are also eco-friendly and latex free. For the yoga enthusiasts this the perfect gift. They come in a variety of colours and designs and you are able to download a free guide to help Mum with her yoga journey.

 

Massage

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Why not head down to the local spa and get some vouchers for mum to pamper herself. Whether it’s a manicure or a hot stone massage a trip to the spa is the perfect indulgence. Why not arrange a day out for the both of you to spend some quality time together and have some pampering.

 

Cupcake Bouquet

Rather than sending flowers, how about a cupcake bouquet – well 12 of these gorgeous Peony cupcakes. Available in gift boxes of 6 or 12 cupcakes (including the option for gluten free) finished with a handwritten gift card and ribbon, these little morsels are sure to delight.

Cupcake Bouquet

 

Skincare for Gardeners

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Is your mum a devoted gardener but has everything she needs, how about this skincare range specifically developed for gardener’s hands? From B Skincare, It includes a hand scrub and moisturiser made with all natural products, each product is made by a small family run business in the heart of Cornwall.

 

Personalised Biscuit Tin

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We love these personalised biscuit tins from Getting Personal, perfect for biscuit lovers and bakers alike. They have an extensive range of designs and all of which you are able to personalise with names and messages. Encourage mum to put her feet up, grab a brew and dig in.

Why not have a look at trying to bake and decorate your own biscuits to fill the tin, the recipe below is one of our favourites to make in the bakery and what says I love you more than freshly made biscuits??

Ingredients

  • 125g (4oz) unsalted butter, softened
  • 150g (5oz) caster sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • Few drops of vanilla extract
  • 1 medium egg
  • 250g (8oz) plain flour

Method

  1. Set the oven to 160°C/320°F/Gas Mark 3.
  2. Cream together the butter, sugar, salt and vanilla extract until the mixture is light and fluffy. Beat in the egg and then the flour until the mixture binds together to form a dough. If the dough is very soft, wrap it in a plastic bag and chill it until it’s firm enough to roll out.
  3. Roll the dough out on a lightly floured surface to about 3-4mm (nearly ¼in) thick and use cutters to cut out shapes, re-rolling trimmings as necessary until all the dough is used.
  4. Place the cut-out shapes on the lined baking sheets. If there is time, chill the shapes for 10-15 mins before baking.
  5. Bake the biscuits in the centre of the oven for 15-20 mins, or until the cookies start to turn golden at the edges. Remove the baking sheets from the oven.
  6. Leave the cookies to cool for a few mins on the baking sheets, then transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely and decorate as you wish.
  7. To freeze: The cold cookies may be packed into a plastic container and frozen for up to 3 months. After defrosting, they may be “refreshed” in a hot oven for a few mins to re-crisp them.

Happy Baking!!!

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