Countdown to Mums Day … Gift Ideas

Don’t panic & scream, you still have 48 hours to scramble and get something for Mum. Yeah, she’s the most important lady in our lives and deserves a super special treat. No worries, I’ve pulled together some ideas that you can quickly pop out and grab.

My mom is a rock star, literally. Well not quite literally, she is an award winning artist with legendary (lifetime achievement award) status where we grew up. In my books, that’s rock star. She has more energy & enthusiasm than anyone I know. She’s an active artist, painting nearly every day, doing special commissions and her own pieces that she shows & sells. She’s active in the community, helping to preserve the local history by giving talks and volunteering in various clubs. Plus, she’s out every night either ballroom dancing or country line dancing. I guess with FOUR daughters to chase after and encourage, she needed a lot of energy while we were growing up. She’s raised us to be strong, independent, thoughtful, curious, creative and driven women. Most importantly, she’s full of love & opinions. I love you mom, thanks for inspiring me every single day!

So with Mums Day just 48 hours away … tick tock tick tock … here are a few gift ideas. Edinburgh folk, head over to Broughton St and St Stephen St as I’m featuring a bunch of the lovely Independents we have. If you are not local, no worries, there are some high street ideas too. Go on spoil your Mum!

For the Mum who loves all things Scandi – Lifestory is your one stop shop for all things Scandinavian. Try these glam hexagon brass planters from Ferm Living or a collection of these decorative single bud vases. @lifestoryedin


For the Mum with a green thumb – reserve a spot at Narcissus‘ Mum & Me workshop and be sure to stop by the shop first to give mum an idea what’s to come. @narcissus_flowers


For the Mum who likes to add a touch of glam to everything she does – run to Catalog Interiors for one of these portable luxe Kartell lamps. The lamps are battery operated, so mum can glam up any place she visits. @catalog_ltd


For the Mum who loves to cosy up to a film – PadLifestyle is your answer. Grab this Designers Guild colourful & cosy throw. Add a Lara Quinn lavender & chamomile candle and you have a winning combo. @padlifestyle


For the Mum who has too much stuff – Oliver Bonas will save the day with stylish  dishes, trays, boxes, and decorative suitcases in all shapes, sizes, and colours. @oliverbonas


For the Mum who reads a lot – Golden Hare Books has an eclectic selection of books and here are a few for those interiors obsessed mums out there. yes. yes. yes. @goldenharebooks


For the Mum who prefers a sunny escape – if you can whisk mum away somewhere warm & sunny, that’s a win win for both of you. Jealous. If you can’t, whisk yourself over to Iolla and snag some stylish sunnies. @iolla


For the Mum who hmmm doesn’t quite have “the magic touch” with plants – bring the outside inside at H&M. Their home section is packed full of all things Floral – dishes,  placemats, aprons, napkins, cups, cushions, and bedding. @hmhome


For the overscheduled Mum – The Method has lots of treats that will deliver the ultimate “zen” moment. How lush does Lederhass mint wash and Isla blood orange scrub sound?! Go on buy a few AND splurge on a spa treatment too. @wearethemethod


For the Mum who loves to sit & chat – Coco Chocolatier Chocolate Box Library is the answer. Is there anything better than a giving and eating your way through a box of 12 artisan chocolate bars?! I think not. @cocochocolatier


For the Boho loving Mum – Anthropologie is always a good shout for all things Boho. These lovely dishes will brighten mum’s day and she’ll think of you everyday too. Please stop somewhere sweet for some treats too. Hint hint: The Pastry Section or Cuckoo Bakery or Hello Love Crumbs . @anthropologie


For the art loving MumCuriouser and Curiouser champion local artists, designers, print makers, potters and crafters. The creative options & inspiration are endless, here are two that caught my eye – colour blocking at its best by Wrong Studio and Emily MacKenzie’s take on 50 shades. @curiousershop


For the want-to-be Michelin Star chef Mum – sorry, you’ve left it too late to nab a table at Martin Wishart. However, you could sneak in for a fancy lunch next week or enquire about a private cooking lesson at The Cook School by Martin Wishart. @Martin_wishart

So that’s a wrap for this week’s Crush – Lust – Stalk (minus the Stalk). I hope I’ve given you some ideas & inspiration for how to pamper & treat the super star in your life, Mum. Have a great weekend all and if you are a mum, I hope you are properly spoiled not just this weekend but all year long.

Here’s a BIG shout out to my mom. In the states, we celebrate Mother’s Day in May, so in theory I’m ahead of the game. LOVE YOU MOM.

Cheers, Liz xx

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