Sunday 19 December 2021

Last minute gifts for Mums

I don't know about you but the dreaded virus has once again made me quite disorganised for Christmas this year, between isolating and restrictions I am desperately trying to catch up before the big day. Over the next few days there will be quite a few gift guides coming to my blog so keep your eyes peeled for ideas. This post will focus on last minute gifts for mums:

Non-fiction books*

There are so many good non-fiction books out at the moment. Fans of 'This Morning' will enjoy Holly Willoughby's new book, 'Reflections'. In this book Holly shares how she deals with moments guilt, anger, self-doubt and detachments. It's full of helpful advice and tips on how to be more centred. 

Another book that would make the perfect Christmas present is 'Big Panda, Tiny Dragon' by James Norbury. It's a mindful journey involving 2 friends and is ideal for anyone struggling with life at the moment. The story is inspired by Buddhist philosophy and spirituality and contains beautiful illustrations. It's a book that can be enjoyed time and time again.

Both books are available from all good book retailers. 

Sleep Masks

Most mums I've met really value their sleep. One product I love to use to switch off before bed are Spacemasks. They currently have 3 different scents available, Jasmine, Rose and Chamomile. They come in a box of 5 and can be purchased here, SpaceMasks. At the time of writing this post, they were priced at £15.

Fiction books*

2021 has been a great year for fiction. There's been so many amazing books released that it's quite overwhelming trying to decide which ones to read.

'The Night She Disappeared' by Lisa Jewell is one I would recommend. Even though I haven't read it yet, she is one of my favourite authors always producing fantastic reads. I am aiming to read this book by the end of this year so you'll have to pop over to my book Instagram account to keep an eye out for the review. Here is the blurb for the story: 

Midsummer 2017:
 teenage mum Tallulah heads out on a date, leaving her baby son at home with her mother, Kim. At 11 p.m. she sends her mum a text message. At 4.30 a.m. Kim awakens to discover that Tallulah has not come home. Friends tell her that Tallulah was last seen heading to a pool party at a house in the woods nearby called Dark Place. Tallulah never returns. 2018: walking in the woods behind the boarding school where her boyfriend has just started as a head teacher, Sophie sees a sign nailed to a fence. A sign that says: DIG HERE . . .

Another fiction book I recommend is 'Just Haven't Met You Yet' by Sophie Cousens. Sophie is the author of the bestselling novel 'This Time Next Year'. Here is the blurb: Laura has built a career out of interviewing people about their epic real life love stories. When she picks up the wrong suitcase at the airport, Laura wonders if this could be the start of something that's written in the stars. From piano sheet-music to a battered copy of her favourite book, Laura finds in the bag evidence of everything she could hope for in a partner. If Laura's job has taught her anything it's that when it comes to love, you can't let opportunity pass you by. Now Laura is determined to track down the owner of the suitcase, and her own happy ending. But what if fate has other ideas?

You can buy both of these books from all good book retailers.

Charlotte Tilbury Beauty Treats

Charlotte Tilbury has fabulous beauty products. Their magic cream is honestly incredible. I've used it religiously for years. A great set to choose would be 'Charlotte's 3 Magic Steps to Perfect Looking skin' which is currently priced at £90. This includes a full size Magic Serum Crystal Elixir and a travel size Magic Cream Moisturiser and a travel size Magic Night Cream. The gift set can be purchased here, Charlotte Tilbury


Every mum needs a diary to try and stay organised. Danilo have got a good range of diaries that will fit in a handbag. If you're around the same age as me then you'll appreciate how much I love this Mean Girls diary. It's such an iconic film. The diary is vibrant and full of plenty of Mean Girls pictures and quotes. Basically the diary is so Fetch!!!

A Watch
A new watch is always a nice gift for Christmas. Olivia Burton do a huge range of beautiful watches. There's literally a design for everyone. This one has to be my favourite.


A mum can never have enough caffeine, it's literally an essential item for us, the stronger the better. Black Insomnia make insanely strong coffee that actually tastes nice. They have a big range including ground, beans, bags, pods and more. I am loving their ground coffee and it has certainly helped to keep me awake and alive whilst work has been ridiculously busy.


A calendar is a must for a busy mum. The Calendar Club has a massive range of calendars including family and couple planners. I love the planners that come with stickers to mark out special events such as birthdays. National Geographic have a stunning range of calendars ranging from animals to countries. The pictures are so beautiful that they could be used as prints afterwards.

What gifts are you hoping to receive this year?

*Please note that items that have been marked with a star have been gifted to me for inclusion in this gift guide*

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