05 March 2013

Mothers Day Giveaway and Gift Guide!

If you live outside Ireland or the UK then you can relax, you’re off the hook. But for us, Mother’s Day is this Sunday, March 10th. If you’re stumped for a present then this little round-up should help – plus, keep reading for details of a flash giveaway that could solve your gift giving woes!

Mother's Day 2013 Gift Guide


ONE:  I’ve recently discovered Lucy Annabella Organics, a lovely Irish brand offering luxury cosmetics and candles, like this Spearmint and Lavender one pictured. Three other candle varieties are also available, and they range from €36-€42. Find them on MiseBeauty.com.

TWO: The Emjoi Micro-Pedi is a genius at-home pedicure system that really works. The battery operated rollers make short shrift of dry, rough skin and will have your mum sandal ready in seconds. It’s €49.95 and I reviewed it here.

THREE: For unique personalised gift options, check out Not On The High Street – this keyring is just €12.23 and you can change both the message and the initial to suit.  

FOUR: If I lived in the same country as my mum, I’d be taking her for afternoon tea – one of life’s greatest pleasures! Here she is tucking into the spread at The Shelbourne on her last visit.

FIVE: You can find a great range of cards on Etsy with a bit more personality than the norm. This Mark Twain one from doodlelove caught my eye - I know at least half of it's true, and can only hope the other half applies!

SIX: In an ideal world I’d be sending my mum this Rosie for Autograph cashmere dressing gown from Marks & Spencer. Sadly the €270 pricetag falls just a little out of my budget - sorry Mum - but M&S offer a range of alternatives from around the €30 mark onwards.

SEVEN: Another Etsy Card I can just imagine my youngest niece giving to my sister. In fairness, she is pretty awesome - and her sister is equally amazing. Find it here.

EIGHT: For something a little unexpected, why not try Gift Owl – give them a few details about what your Mum might like, confirm your budget and they’ll do the rest. Prices start at just £12.99 (it's a UK service) and your handpicked and personalised gifts will arrive parcelled up in brown paper and string.

GIVEAWAY

But this year, you could have Mother's Day all wrapped up because the lovely people at Emjoi have given me two Micro-Pedi's to give away. Both prizes are worth €49.95 and I've actually gifted one of these to my Mum in the past, so I can tell you it will go down a treat. Open to Irish and UK followers, to enter just like both Emjoi and Fluff and Fripperies on Facebook and pop your details into the widget below. You'll also have the chance to gain a few extra optional entries if you'd like. Best of luck!

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46 comments:

♥ vendy ♥ said...

interesting ideas for a nice gift dear ^^
kiss and happy day
vendy

Debbie Cleary said...

Keep up the gr8 work, love the eye-shadow reviews. HOpefully the Spring ones are one to look forward to!

FASHION TALES said...

Love these great gifts for mum. I like the owl, and mico-pedi ... and love shopping M& S, such a nice giveaway dear! xx/Madison

Karen Hayes said...

followed everything already, so love all these websites, including emjoi, love your website, i do love the competitions as they give me something to look forward to, the anticipation of winning, even if i don't win, it was worth the adrenaline, lol

asteride said...

I subscribed to your blog long ago and is in my Gmail reader. I love the keyring for Mum.

Me Likey a Lot said...

I love the gift ideas on Not on the High Street!
K x

Sophie Taylor said...

Lovely giveaways in there and some of them looked so gorgeous.

Adele said...

Lovely selection of gifts Emma!
Have a fab Tuesday Hun xoxo
http://www.intotheblonde.com/

Happy Bubble Gal said...

Great ideas for mammies.. is it awful that I want most of the things for myself tho!! oops!! lol

MissGreenEyes said...

Lovely giveaway. I really love that Mark Twain quote, it's such a different present & it's really cute.

Jules Keeley said...

Great gift ideas - been struggling this year for Mama's gift.
Thanks Fluff.

Sam said...

Eep! I didn't realize that it was Mothers Day already (how fast is this year going by?) Thanks for the reminder and awesome gift ideas

Jennifer Douglas said...

Looks like an ideal gift!

Mand0 said...

Fab prize! My fave part of your blog is your beauty product reviews as I love to see what other people think and also get ideas for my next beauty fix :)

Melanie SC said...

I love your posts on skincare. I have hormonal acne & dehydrated skin & have picked up so many tips on managing it thanks to your blog.

Emma said...

I love those candles! my Mam is a huge candle fan!

x

Krystal said...

i love the 'love you mommy' key chain...that is so cute!

Anonymous said...

Oh thank god, I saw the title and was like: ''Mother's Day?? Uh oh...'' :-) I think Mother's Day is in May here.

Anonymous said...

Cant belive i's mothers day on sunday, it flew in!? I've been dying to try that Emojoi micro-pedi for ages, I also like the keyrings x

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

The micro pedi looks like the coolest product in your roundup! Alas it is too bad I can't enter the giveaway, but good luck to all!

xoxo,
Chic 'n Cheap Living

Anonymous said...

Hope I'm doing this right :)
Great gift ideas

Michelle E Dunne said...

I love reading your beauty product reviews :)

remeneerb said...

Would love to win this fab prize!!

Johanna said...

These are such great gifts. Maybe you can email this list to my husband. Ha!

Cuti-CLUE-les said...

i think the eyeshadow reviews and the lip products are the ones that caatch my eye the most :) Oh and nail polish!

eleanor said...

I'd probably go out and buy one of these even if I don't win, I'm really particular about feet and these look great!

little t said...

Oooooh, a cashmere dressing gown- that sounds good. A little out of my price range too.

Funny thing: My Mam has two dressing gowns, one for relaxing in and the other she refers to as her 'working dressing gown' Ha ha

Kim (A Very Sweet Blog) said...

Great ideas emma! We celebrate Mother's Day in May, so I have a little time. Good luck to all that enter!
http://www.averysweetblog.com/

Jai Roche said...

Fantastic prize!!

Maeve said...

love the lip reviews

Anonymous said...

Great ideas! Mother's Day over in Luxembourg is only in June so I still have a little while to consider. I wish we had places that offer afternoon tea over here!

LUXESSED

Anya Jensen said...

I just love to read about all the amazing beauty stuff out there, your reviews are honest and trustworthy - thanks for sharing :))
Fingers xx

Coco said...

Your mum is so young! Fly over and have tea with her! I love reading your extensive product reviews, I find them exhaustive and reliable. In fact, I often rely on them when I go shopping!lots of love

Shelley Jessup said...

I enjoy browsing your blog late at night on my iPhone. I enjoy everything but mostly reviews on make up & nail polishes.

Sunny & Star said...

All of these look like wonderful. I think any mom would enjoy these gifts. Mother's Day isn't until May here in the US.

Tracy @ Sunny Days and Starry Nights

Confessions Of A Makeupaholic said...

I love reading reviews, hauls & favourite posts!

x

softkiss51 said...

I love all your new product features and advice!
Thankyou for the lovely giveaway!

Courtney said...

Oooooh thank you very much for the giveaway! I love skincare reviews and fashion wishlists the most x

Gemma-Louise said...

I like your reviews, they are really informative and useful :). Would love to see more hair tutorials or day in the life posts maybe? :) lovely giveaway by the way and the gift guide! I'm taking my mum for afternoon tea on Mothers Day...we're both looking forward to it :). X

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Sara K said...

I would like them all - even the awesome card. And yes, that's very Isabella! Monkey!

The pedi thing - i want. i need. i must own.

Aishling ONeill said...

Gift Owl is interesting and looks like they have some nice things! :)

Lavisa said...

I love the key rings, such a cute idea

Sadi said...

Wat a lovely prize,

My favourite part of your blog is your beauty product reviews :)

Thanks alot for the giveaway

Sophie Lily said...

Your gift guides are awesome!

Amy Jones said...

Thanks for this! I've been trying to think of something to get my mum for weeks! its also her birthday next week!

Edel said...

My favourites are product reviews or outfit posts!