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15 Gift Ideas your mam will love this Christmas


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Have you started your Christmas shopping yet? I have bought a few bits and pieces online but nothing major yet. I'm heading to the Metrocentre next week with my mam for the day and hope to make a proper start then. As I normally shop with my mam, I'll be buying her gifts online this year. If you're struggling with what to buy this year, here are a few ideas to get you started.....



1 - Handcrafted Jewellery



Handcrafted jewellery is always more special thank something you can pick up from a high street chain. I am in love with this collection by Lolla Mac. Handmade with sheet copper and sterling silver by Clare Edwin from Prudhoe, each piece is unique. You can buy online or find Lolla Mac jewellery popping up at these local Christmas markets across the North East to buy in person.


2 - A Boden Christmas



You can't go wrong with Boden and their Christmas Gift Guide is packed with ideas your mam will love. From Cashmere Cardigans to luxury pyjamas and classic scarves. There's lots to choose from and if you're stuck, I don't know anyone who wouldn't appreciate a Boden Gift Voucher. 

3 - Luxury Bath Oil




Forget about cheap bubble bath from the supermarket, if you really want to treat your mam, luxury bath oil is where it's at. Olverum Bath Oil is a product I can highly recommend. Featuring a unique blend of essential oils that has been designed to help ease stress and relax the body, this luxurious bath oil is super concentrated and only requires half a capful per bath so will last a long time. It has been rated 5* by customers and you can take advantage of free gift wrapping and delivery if you buy online too. 

4 - Theatre Tickets

Tickets to the theatre are always a good option and here in the North East we have some fantastic options coming up next year. From Nik Kershaw and Go West, Legally Blonde or Gary Barlow at Sunderland Empire to Rebecca Ferguson at Tyne Theatre & Opera House or Ruby Wax at Northern Stage - there's lots to choose from.

5 - Grainger Market Treats 



If shopping local is important to your mam, why not put together a basket of treats from The Grainger Market? You can buy unique shoes from Scorpio Shoes, local coffee from Pumphreys, make-up from Ellen's Cosmetics, Cheese boards from Matthew's Cheese Shop, Spanish treats from La Casa Delicattesen and so much more. The Grainger Market is hosting a special Christmas Shopping night on 1 December where you'll be able to browse and buy the best Christmas gifts the market has to offer. Find out more here.


6 - A Bag from Marks and Spencer


Marks and Spencer's range of handbags is stunning this autumn/winter. Always classic, well made and stylish, your mam will be happy with any one of these bags. I really love this Leather Shopper Bag which looks far more sophisticated than my crumpled up carrier bags from Aldi!

7 - Braun Satin Hair 7



If your mam is into her haircare, I'm sure she'll love the Braun Satin Hair 7 Hair Brush. The world's first ionic brush will give you significantly more shine from the first brush and leave your hair with less frizz and flyaway hairs. The brush is supplied with batteries and a removable cushion brush for easy cleaning.



8 - Stationery from Wilko



If you have not checked out Wilko's stationery section yet, where have you been? It's fun, functional and very affordable too. The A6 bound organiser pictured is just £3.50!! I think I'm actually going to buy this for myself. Other picks for me include this super stylish pen pot, these gorgeous sticky notes and this beautiful Zipper Wallet which is a steal at just £1. If your mam loves stationery, I'd add a basket to your order and make up a special stationery hamper.

9 - The All-New Amazon Fire Tablet

The All-New Amazon Fire Tablet features up to 12 hours battery life and allows you to read millions of books, watch your favourite shows on Netflix, Amazon Video, BBC and ITV, enjoy over 500,000 FREE apps such as Facebook, Twitter and Candy Crush and listen to millions of songs. (subscriptions may be required). I recommend the Fire HD 8 Tablet with Alexa which is a bargain at £59.99. 

10 - Ted Baker Purse

House of Fraser often run special discounts on their range of designer purses. I love this beaut by Ted Baker - it has really caught my eye. Available in a range of colours, I especially like the purple.

11 - A Luxury Beauty Gift Set


Luxurious beauty treats are one of my favourite gifts to receive and John Lewis is the place I always head to. This Charlotte Tilbury Beauty Icons set will be very well received, Estee Lauder fans will appreciate this special skincare set and this Liz Earle Gift Set in exclusive to John Lewis and at the top of my list!

12 - A bottle of perfume


If all else fails, you can't go wrong with a bottle of perfume. The Perfume Shop always has some cracking deals, huge savings and exclusive sets on offer. For example today you can buy Agent Provocateur for £26.99 reduced from £99.


13 - Soap and Glory Treats

Soap and Glory gift sets are exclusive to Boots and available as part of a 3 for 2 offer so offer fab value for money. They are always a popular choice and my top picks would be this Box of Delights (£16), this Glow Ball (£14) or go all out with this Winter Wonder Glam Set (£50).

14 - New books



My mam loves to read and I often buy her new books for Christmas. Amazon Best Sellers this year include Jamie Oliver 5 Ingredients, Hillary Clinton What Happened, and The Keeper of Lost Things.

15 - Google Home Mini



This is the gift I have my eye on this Christmas. I google EVERYTHING and would love to be able to do this hands free. Google Home is like having your own personal assistant and can help with cooking times, read you the news, play music, manage your diary, check the weather, set alarms and so much more. I think it's a bit of a bargain at only £49.99 from John Lewis. 



Let me know what you'll be buying your mam this Christmas and if anything I've mentioned has caught your eye. 

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4 comments

  1. With a slightly different perfume this is actually my Christmas list!!!

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  2. Some absolutely great presents! I have no idea what to get my mam. I think she’d like Boden although never bought anything from there. Katie x

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  3. I love this list of gift ideas, especially the ionic brush. I think I'm going to have to buy one for myself!!!

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  4. Oh like a a cookbook my bookcase is full of them. But that M&S bag has my name on it!

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