With Mother’s Day around the corner, we know there is pressure to try and pay back the woman who has given you it all.

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Melan Magazine Mother’s Day Gift Guide 2021

This Mother’s Day, even more than others, we all want our loved ones to feel appreciated and special.

To help you out, we have put together our Mother’s Day Gift Guide to help you choose the perfect present that your mum, [or if you’re treating yourself, you] will love!


Fashion

The key to every woman’s heart, clothes! With the end of lockdown closing in, clothes are a great gift idea this Mother’s Day. Have your mum rocking the latest trends with these items of clothing that she is certain to love. From loungewear pieces that will keep her looking cute and cosy at home to a fashion piece that will have her making statements at the next brunch.

 

The Comfy® | Amazon | £48.99

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The Comfy®
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If you haven’t been able to see your mum much due to lockdown restrictions, then The Comfy® is a brilliant gift for this Mother’s Day. The Comfy® is a trending oversized wearable blanket that can mimic a hug. The wearable blanket is lined with Sherpa, making it extra cosy during cold spring nights and super soft and comfortable on your skin. The design is so versatile, perfect for running errands, lounging on the couch, going for a walk or raiding the fridge for snacks to begin a Netflix marathon.

The Comfy® is available in a wide range of colours and patterns to suit the style choices of any mum.

 

Bolanle earrings | Omolola Jewellery  | £16.50

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Bolanle earrings | Omolola Jewellery

Dangle earrings are in fashion at the moment, eye-catching dangles are a great statement addition to any outfit. Your mum could pair these with jeans or dress them up with a dress in the summer. Omolola Jewellery is a Black-owned brand and have lots of intricate and beautifully designed pieces including, earrings, necklaces, bracelets, rings and even gift sets!

 

Baba Berry Bag | AAKS | £220

Baba Berry Bag | AAKS

 

A new bag is up there on any woman’s list of things they want to be gifted. This Baba Berry bag from AAKS, channels this season’s oversized statement bag trend. The beautiful orange and red tones will pop on darker skin and be a complimentary colour to wear when the sun is shining.

 

African/Caribbean Packaging T-Shirt | Fidem & Co | £30

African/Caribbean Packaging T-Shirt | Fidem & Co

Fidem & Co are a Black-owned brand that provides funny and quirky clothing, phone cases, prints, bags and more. Their pieces are inspired by African and Caribbean culture and life. We love their range for showcasing how proud you are of your heritage… perfect for mothers who are missing life back home.


Travel

The future of travel is looking promising with the COVID-19 vaccinations and the reduction in coronavirus cases, we can finally book holidays with optimism! We know everyone is itching to travel, so why not gift your mum a trip this Mother’s Day. Kill two birds with one stone, a gift for your mother and a getaway for yourself!

 

The MarBella Hotels, Corfu, Greece

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The MarBella hotels in Corfu

If you’re feeling generous, you could treat your mum to a 5* trip to Corfu, Greece, at their family-friendly MarBella Corfu, adults-only MarBella Nido or their brand new MarBella Elix hotel. The great thing about this getaway is that it is buy now, pay later, so even if we still find ourselves in lockdown this summer, you are covered.

Think beautiful sunsets, mesmerising views, hot weather, tanned skin and white beaches! The MarBella hotels in Corfu are offering a reassuring deal where you pay the remaining balance on arrival. You can book flights and hotels via their website, it’s as simple as that!

 

The Gainsborough Bath Spa

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The Gainsborough Bath Spa

If you’re not ready to commit to travelling yet, you can still experience 5* luxury right here in the UK. The Gainsborough Bath Spa offer a 5* luxury experience in the beautiful and scenic city of Bath in Somerset.

This is perfect for a weekend getaway that can work around busy schedules. At the Gainsborough Bath Spa, you can unwind in their luxury accommodation and take up some of their spa treatments. This is the only hotel in the country to offer guests the opportunity to experience Bath’s natural thermal waters!

This is the ultimate gift for those in need of a little zen and wellness, the Gainsborough Bath Spa is the perfect place to restore mind, body and spirit.

 

Monkey Island Estate 

Monkey Island Estate

This is perfect for countryside lovers who need a rest from the hustle and bustle of city life. Greenery, gardening and fresh air, this scenic and historic hotel in Bray, Berkshire. Monkey Island Estate is situated on its own private island and has rich history centuries old.

This is the perfect destination for mums in need of a peaceful countryside escape. Situated on acres of open land, this is the perfect destination for outside activities, cruises down the River Thames and dinner under the stars.

 

Hyatt Regency Hotel – The Churchill  

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Hyatt Regency Hotel – The Churchill

If your mother is a homebody, then London has a lot to offer! This London hotel is the home to award-winning cocktails and fine dining, the perfect gift for a hard to buy for mother! Whether you want to book an overnight stay or a cocktail masterclass, this hotel is the perfect mini-getaway for some mother and daughter bonding time.


Beauty and self-care

Morning Gratitude Candle | Affirmation Culture | £32

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Morning Gratitude Candle | Affirmation Culture

Show your mum how much you love her with the Morning Gratitude candle. This candle will awaken her senses and purify her home with sacred sage to cleanse the air and lemongrass to lift the mind and mood, encouraging a positive outlook on the day ahead. The candle is made with natural ingredients and is hand-poured. Each candle comes with an affirmation card to strengthen self-belief, positive mindsets, or calling mantras. What a beautiful gift!

 

The All-Star-Set | 4.5.6 | Was £273  £189

4.5.6 Skincare

Nothing says ‘I love you’ quite like a personalised skincare set curated for melanin-rich skin. Looking after your skin is so important in keeping it firm, tight and wrinkle-free. We reviewed the 4.5.6. skincare set, and it was a thumbs up! Your mum will love you for this gift.

 

BLOOM – Omega Healthy Hair Oil | The Afro Hair & Skin Co | £22.50

BLOOM – Omega Healthy Hair Oil | The Afro Hair & Skin Co

This brand is an award-winning Afro beauty and wellness business, with organic and natural products in mind. Their nourishing hair oil is perfect for your mum to keep her hair glowing. Their healthy hair oil gently nourishes the scalp without clogging the hair follicles, keeping your hair healthy from roots to ends and preventing breakage. Not to mention the product is 100 per cent natural and vegan friendly…you might need to bag one for yourself and add two to your basket!

 

Yves Saint Laurent Black Opium Eau de Parfum & Makeup Icons Pouch Gift Set | John Lewis | £104

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Yves Saint Laurent Black Opium Eau de Parfum & Makeup Icons Pouch Gift Set | John Lewis

This gift set is amazing and contains some favourite products in one handy set. The gift set includes, Yves Saint Laurent Black Opium Eau de Parfum, which is a fresh and sweet scent. Everyone loves a new bottle of perfume on their dresser. The set also comes with bright red lipstick and mascara, the perfect addition to any makeup bag. A red lip can bring any outfit up to a solid 10. The gift set also comes with a gorgeous Yves Saint Laurent pouch, so your mum can put all her new beauty bits in a fresh new makeup bag!

Blush By 3 palette – shade: sugar | Sleek Makeup | £9.99

Blush By 3 palette – shade: sugar | Sleek Makeup

As sweet as the shade name, this mini blush palette will soon be a favourite. The blush palette is compact and even includes a mirror, so is perfect for those busy mums on the go.

The palette includes rich shimmers and intensely deep and bright show stopping matte shades, perfect to add to any makeup collection. Sleek Makeup is a brand that was founded to cater to all skin tones, so you know these shades will pop on darker skin tones!


Hampers

Hampers are great! They are easy and convenient and already include some of your mother’s favourite things! Hampers are perfect if you’re not entirely sure what to get your mum, because there is bound to be at least something in the hamper that she will love. From books, to foods to beauty, there are a range of hampers to gift your mum this Mother’s Day.

LoveMyRead | From £45

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LoveMyRead

LoveMyRead is a brilliant gift to purchase for a bookworm. They sell subscription-based book hampers straight to your door every month, with up to twelve hand-picked books in each one! Your mum’s bookshelf will never be empty with this subscription. The price starts from only £45 a month for a three-month subscription of three new books every month, but you can purchase the largest subscription for £160 where your lucky mum will receive twelve new books for a duration of six months. A bookworm’s dream!

We will be including a competition for a free subscription in our newsletter, so watch this space!

Mother’s Day Gift Hamper | Red Letter days | £26.99

Mother’s Day Gift Hamper | Red Letter days

The way to someone’s heart is through their belly, which is why this Mother’s Day Gift Hamper is perfect for any foodie. The Gift hamper includes an assortment of food and gifts, so it’s as easy as sending this in the post. The hamper includes a new mug, tea, chocolate, gourmet popcorn and more, so your mum will feel truly indulged this Mother’s Day.

Marshall and Brown Caribbean Hamper | Marshall & Brown | £75

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Marshall and Brown Caribbean Hamper | Marshall & Brown

You can’t fly your mum out to the Caribbean this Mother’s Day unfortunately, but you can certainly give her a taste of the Caribbean at home. This Caribbean hamper is filled with exciting and luxurious food including their award-winning Jerk House Mustard, joined by their sweet rum truffles and cakes. Get this for your mum and she will be spoilt for choice!

Large Chocolate Hamper | Hotel Chocolat | £40

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Large Chocolate Hamper | Hotel Chocolat

This large chocolate hamper is the perfect treat for chocoholics. The hamper features a large selection of classic and new chocolates for your mother to try, including salted caramel chocolate puddles and milk and cookies nano slab! This is a gift that is hard to resist.

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