Mother's Day is just around the corner (11 March—best mark it in your diary). If you're shopping for a mama in your life, you've come to the right place because we asked five fashionable mums to let us know what they'd like to receive come Mother's Day. Not all mums are the same, of course, but we hope this might inspire you to think beyond a bunch of flowers (although they're very nice too) and find something a little more personal.
Louise Roe, TV Presenter and Fashion Journalist
Courtesy of Louise Roe
"For my first ever Mother's Day as a mummy, it's all about baby Honor! I'm in love with beautiful dresses by Rachel Riley and this little blue one is a favourite for spring!"
Samantha Silver, Beauty Editor and Co-Founder of This Is Mothership
"Gemma and I have collaborated with Birchbox to create this limited-edition leopard-print box to make your mornings a whole lot easier. You'll find genius time-saving products like This Works makeup-removing wipes (no beauty editor will ever endorse a face wipe, but these super-soft face pads soaked in gentle rose water swiftly remove an entire face of makeup), a two-second smoky eye courtesy of Bobbi Brown's Long Wear Cream Shadow Stick and Percy & Reed's invisible dry shampoo."
[Ed. note: The box sold out so quick that Birchbox and TIM are working on putting more together ASAP.]
Gemma Breger, Fashion Stylist and Co-Founder of This Is Mothership
"I would love to receive this Gucci pouch for Mother's Day because who wouldn't love to receive a bit of Gucci?! But more importantly because I use a Moschino rucksack as my baby-changing bag and I need everything to be compartmentalised. The kids each have their own pouch in the bag, and I need one for my essentials (keys, phone, emergency red lipstick for when I look particularly knackered, etc.) so I can grab exactly what I need when I need it."
Barbara McMillan, Who What Wear Shopping Editor
"Having a toddler, I don't have as much time to indulge in beauty treatments as I used to, so I'd love to spend a morning at Bamford Haybarn Spa at The Berkeley, maybe with a lunch thrown in too—is that too much to ask? Maybe. Failing that, a bottle of Byredo's Gypsy Water and a lie-in would be the ultimate treat."
Bianca Presto, Managing Director at Monty PR
"My friend Olivia has been designing and handcrafting the most exquisite jewellery for years after moving to Istanbul to learn the art in the Grand Bazaar among traditional artisans. Each piece is created with historical reference, and this bee medallion is especially perfect, as it's my nickname."
There you have it—plenty of creative ideas to get you thinking as you start shopping.