A Note To The Children – Here’s My Mother’s Day Wish List!



Do you get the phone call? Mum. What would you like for mother’s day? We have no idea what to buy you. I get this call every year, so I’m ahead of their game and I’ve made a wish list!

When they call now I will just tell them to look at the blog post aimed at them. I get that call and I can never think of anything on the spot. Now they have no excuses, But I don’t want three of the same, and you will have to talk amongst yourselves! (I have received doubles before Haven’t I?)

I’ve created a list here of items that I would love to own, plus there are some items that I already have that I think would make wonderful presents for mothers day or any other special time of year.


Buy me pearls any mother’s day!



Do you get the phone call? Mum. What would you like for mother's day? We have no idea what to buy you. I get this call every year, so I'm ahead of their game and I've made a wish list!


I have recently been gifted these pearl ear jackets from Claudia Bradby. My collection grows from this fabulous brand. If you’re a regular reader then you will have seen the posts or items that I feature regularly.

Pearls are having a big moment regarding trends but pearls will never date, will they? I didn’t have any pearl earrings and I will wear these on a near-daily basis. Classic chic earrings, I’ve chosen the Duo Pink Pearl but they are available in other colours as well. You can also wear these as single studs too. I have my eye on the silver ear cuffs too (hint hint!)


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Accessories that I wouldn’t normally buy myself that I would treasure



1. Tortoiseshell And Gold Links Necklace
I buy a lot of cheap fashion jewellery but it's good to receive something a little more high-end from the more expensive high street retailers
2. Clutch Zip Wallet
Buy a decent purse that will last for years. There's something special about getting that designer purse out of your bag!
3. A Good Quality Reversible Leather Belt
A timeless accessesory, this belt made of good quality leather is cream one side and black the other.
4. Credit Card Holder
A good quality leather credit card holder. If you don't carry a purse this is a great essential for your handbag



A Beauty Box is always welcome



I’ve recently been gifted this gorgeous set of skincare by Espa. I was just as excited about receiving the beautiful faux flowers that were in the box too. I love peonies and I think these are so pretty.

Espa skincare has been on my wishlist for ages. I’ve read a lot about this product and I’m looking forward to reporting back to you all with results. I think this is a great mother’s day gift idea and it came beautifully boxed. There’s a complimentary gift on orders over £70.00 at the moment, so you can have an extra treat. The collection contains Peony and Neroli I always get on well with anything that contains Neroli and It smells amazing!


Here’s what Espa says


“Take ownership of healthy, youthful-looking skin with an exceptional moisturiser powered by cutting edge pre and probiotic technology, for naturally beautiful skin and inner calm.”

“The unique ProBiome Complex contains Peony extract to revitalise, energise and purify the skin, a potent microalgae to help protect the appearance of the skin from lifestyle stressors and an uplifting Neroli blend to soothe and calm the senses.”


A subscription or day’s out


1. Afternoon Tea
Who doesn't love afternoon tea? There are so many lovely locations around the country to try. The next on my list is The Savoy
2. A Magazine Subscription
There's nothing nicer than your favourite monthly magazine landing on your doormat for free
3. Faux Flowers That Last
I have faux flowers scattered all around my little abode. Easy to look after!
4. A Little Pampering
A spa day is a perfect pick you up treat. Or maybe there's another special day out mum would prefer with Red Letter Days


Makeup Tailored to you – I’m blown away by the BFF!




I spoke about the BFF  (Best Friend Forever) in my last post. There are now, some new items to try. Miracle Blur and BFF Eye. I have been gifted these to try and there will be a makeup post coming up. Take a look at the website, pop your (or your mother’s) match 2 me skin hair and eye colour to find out what your colour shades are. I was skeptical about this but it works!

I’ve been so impressed with the BFF I mentioned it in the Women’s Own magazine feature that I spoke about last week. There’s no going back and the BFF will always be in my makeup bag from now on.


Loungewear – you can’t go wrong!


1. House Slippers
I love these what I call "posh slippers" the hard sole makes them so much more durable. I loved my pink one's and I would love these
2. A Chemise for summer or winter
I have a few of these. I love to wear them when it's really hot or I wear them under clingy dresses. They make a huge difference and hide the lumps and bumps
3. A Posh Dressing Gown
I do love a lady of the manor style dressing gown for the summer weather. Nothing better to sit and have my cuppa in
4. A cosy dressing gown for the colder months
A winter dressing gown that's super plush and warm




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  1. April 1, 2019 / 9:56 pm

    Love the pearls and the subscription idea. Thanks for being on the #DreamTeam

  2. March 30, 2019 / 1:18 am

    My list (culled from yours, thank you very much) is a lot shorter. I’ll take the pearls and a spa day.

  3. March 28, 2019 / 10:51 pm

    Love this wish list Laurie. The pearl earring are so beautiful ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. March 27, 2019 / 1:33 pm

    Pearls are so elegant . Such a brilliant gift ideas for Moms!

    • laurie
      March 28, 2019 / 7:51 am

      Yes ,I love them! Thanks Maria xx

  5. March 27, 2019 / 8:58 am

    The earrings are so pretty, I usually get flowers from my son’s for mother’s day, as I have 4 son’s, I often get more flowers than I have vauses#bloggerclubuk@_karendennis

    • laurie
      March 28, 2019 / 7:52 am

      Nothing wrong with that! Buy more vases! I love a house full of flowers xx

  6. March 26, 2019 / 10:27 pm

    Ha! There’s nothing like being prepared – but agree, being put on the spot isn’t helpful! Thanks for sharing with #PoCoLo

    • laurie
      March 28, 2019 / 7:53 am

      Haha! Thanks Stephanie xx

    • laurie
      March 26, 2019 / 9:36 pm

      Thanks April. Glad you liked them, Thanks for stopping by xx

  7. March 25, 2019 / 12:21 pm

    Some great ideas Laurie and you can’t go wrong with pearls especially as they are on trend.

    • laurie
      March 26, 2019 / 9:35 pm

      Thanks Anna. Pearls will never date either will they xx

  8. March 25, 2019 / 11:11 am

    Lovely gift ideas Laurie! I reckon Iโ€™m in the market for some new jewellery and seeing as my kidults keep boomeranging back home – with their dirty washing – I think I deserve some too! You look wonderful – as always! ๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜ Lisa xx

    • laurie
      March 26, 2019 / 9:34 pm

      Lisa. I know how loved you are by your children. You are a fantastic mum and I’m sure you deserve something special. And I bet it will be special xx

  9. March 25, 2019 / 10:55 am

    Ha ha Laurie as you say every year the same conundrum from my teens despite my frequent hint dropping. Like all the ideas you have here for me as well as my own mother. I have to say a lovely gift of skin products ticks my boxes every time and ESPA is one of my favourties. The BFF serum is a new one so will take a look at that too. Hope you get what you want! #PoCoLo

    • laurie
      March 26, 2019 / 9:33 pm

      Thanks, Jo. The shout out on this post has worked! I know of one item listed here has been brought. Hurrah! I’m looking forward to trying the Espa products. Just finishing up on another review first xx

    • laurie
      March 24, 2019 / 11:16 pm

      Thanks Michele. Glad you liked them! xx

  10. March 24, 2019 / 9:49 pm

    Some lovely gift ideas here x #PoCoLo

    • laurie
      March 24, 2019 / 11:16 pm

      Thanks Rosie. Thanks for stopping by xx

  11. March 24, 2019 / 3:46 pm

    all i ever ask for from my kids is that they remember important events like this. I love receiving a bunch of daffs, toiletries or even a cake, I don’t need or want expensive gifts, just their time #triumphanttales

    • laurie
      March 24, 2019 / 11:17 pm

      Oh I’m with you on that. I know that my daughter will have to remind one of my sons! I hope you have a good one xx

  12. March 24, 2019 / 3:20 pm

    Oh my goodness, what a fun post! I loved all your choices! And you are right, that call is going to come. Or text. “Mom, what do you want for Mother’s Day?” Usually I ask my sons to plant flowers in the flower beds for summer. But I may switch to some of these other options!

    • laurie
      March 26, 2019 / 9:30 pm

      Hi Amy! I actually like the idea of flower beds too! Maybe next year. The list worked well because I know I already have one of these gifts. Thanks so much for stopping by xx

  13. March 23, 2019 / 5:00 am

    Great ideas! Thanks for linking up with us at the #WednesdayAIMLinkParty 33

    • laurie
      March 24, 2019 / 11:17 pm

      Thank you xx

  14. March 22, 2019 / 9:33 pm

    What a useful post for us busy working women Laurie. I need to copy some of these into my family Whatsapp so that they get the hint! Have a lovely weekend x

    • laurie
      March 24, 2019 / 11:18 pm

      Yes. Hints are good I think. Our kids must wonder what to get a blogger mum I guess Anna xx

  15. March 21, 2019 / 6:17 pm

    Lovely post and some great ideas. Happy motherโ€™s day!
    Alison xx

    • laurie
      March 22, 2019 / 8:06 am

      It will be interesting to see if the kids pick up on any of these ideas Alison. I will report back xx

  16. March 21, 2019 / 4:45 pm

    Mother’s day… as a mother of 4 ages 1 to 12, I really would love like a day out at the spa or a massage since I have never experience either at a professional place. But this year, I will be able with looking forward to our trip to France 2 weeks after Mother’s day!

    • laurie
      March 22, 2019 / 8:09 am

      That’s lovely Mireille. I’m sure you will enjoy that. I’ve never been to France. It’s a wish list destination xx

  17. March 21, 2019 / 3:12 pm

    Love this list. I love the pearl collection –
    Happy Mother’s day

    • laurie
      March 22, 2019 / 8:10 am

      Thanks, Chez. My collection of undateables is growing nicely. I wear them a lot xx

    • laurie
      March 22, 2019 / 8:11 am

      Are you like me, Maria? I love making wish lists! xx

  18. March 20, 2019 / 7:55 pm

    You’re so smart for thinking of these things this far ahead! I usually tell the kids to get my a Starbucks gift card, which is received by eye rolls!

    • laurie
      March 22, 2019 / 8:12 am

      That’s actually quite a good idea Kim. I love the afternoon tea idea. I just love going to decadent places to be nosey! xx

  19. March 20, 2019 / 7:55 pm

    A lovely post, and snap mine’s going out tomorrow – let’s hope the kids get the hints I’ve dropped in it! Lovely box of goodies, and what pretty flowers – would love that too. Thanks for sharing and hope you get all you want my friend. Jacqui Mummabstylish

    • laurie
      March 22, 2019 / 8:14 am

      Same to you Jacqui. It will be interesting to see the outcome, won’t it? xx

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