Tuesday, 10 March 2020 14:50

A Conscious Gift Guide for Mother’s Day


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For those who love the holiday season, the art and science of shopping for gifts for their loved ones is a treat and a pleasure. For others, however, the trouble of finding that perfect present might be more of a burden. You want to discover something unique, purposeful, something that the person for whom it is intended will love and genuinely use. Alas, the sheer volume of choices can be overwhelming, so you find yourself stuck with the typical selection of Christmas sweaters, a box of chocolates for Valentine’s Day, and a bottle of her favorite wine for Mother’s Day – a safe, albeit mundane choice.

Why not leave your gift-giving comfort zone and choose something that is in line with your mum’s values? If your mother loves a gift that will make a difference and bring more than material, but spiritual value into their life, you can aim for such a present for this year. Here are a few worthy options to keep in mind for the motherly figure in your household!

The Socks That Keep On Giving

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Did you know that socks are the least donated item to the homeless, hence one of the most items needed across the US and wider? It turns out that you don’t have to stick to traditional design if you want to make this particular purchase. You can go for brands such as Mitscoots that make and sell gorgeous socks and other gear, and then donate items in the same value to those who need them most.

Plus, they go above and beyond to aid the community by hiring the transitioning homeless people. Alternatively, Conscious Step has other versatile contributions such as using their profits to provide treatment for HIV-positive expectant mothers, schoolbooks through Room to Read, and meals for starving children.

Add Some Sparkle With Ethical Makeup

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Your mum loves to use makeup? You can easily surprise her with a little gift bag of your own this Mother’s Day, with items that are vegan, cruelty-free, and made sustainably to avoid harming Mother Nature – a perfect way to send the right message.

Axiology makes natural organic lipstick that still pops, so the aesthetics of their products loses no luster to their ethical measures. Other brands offer an equally stunning range of beauty items, so take your pick and impress the mom in your home!

Haircare With A Green Twist

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Wherever you look, there’s yet another beauty brand with glitzy products perfectly alluring and simple to procure for the inexperienced shopper. Still, these are the perfect proof that all that glitters isn’t gold, and that you should refine your search and opt for brands with higher ambitions to heal the planet.

For example, organic and natural hair wax by Zenz uses only certified organic ingredients that cause zero harm to the environment, and that will provide ample goodness for your mom’s locks without causing any damage. The founder herself had trouble with allergies caused by the chemicals in typical hair products, inspiring her to create a label that will help women style their hair in a natural way. With ingredients such as aloe vera, essential oils, and beeswax, your mom’s hair and scalp will love the treatment.

A Handmade Purse

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If your mom is a great supporter of recycling and upcycling, then you can give her a long-lasting gift this Mother’s Day that is made with those precise principles in mind. Crossbody purses by Dagne Dover are as beautiful as their ethical efforts, while Cult Gaia uses natural materials such as wood in their bag-making processes.

You can also easily find brands that don’t use fur or support any other form of animal cruelty, while their creations are still lovely and up to par with the latest trends. It’s yet another wonderful way to express your appreciation of her style preferences, while you also treat her to something she likely wouldn’t buy on her own, and you can always easily check so as not to get the same one she already owns.

Responsible Apparel Brands

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Fast fashion is one of the greatest culprits of the climate crisis, and we can all make smarter decisions when we want to make our loved ones happy. Look for slow-fashion brands, those that give back, recycle, support different organizations, steer clear of water waste or toxic pollutants in their production lines, and the like.

Levi’s Water<Less Collection uses over 90% less water to make their jeans, making this a true leap forward in the industry. You can also look for other factors such as using organic cotton, recycled materials, and no harmful chemicals.

Finding the perfect gift is no easy task, but you can make the search a little easier when you keep your values in mind. Consider these gifts for your upcoming Christmas shopping list, and not only will you make your loved ones happy, but you’ll also help your purchases make a difference for the world.
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Tuesday, 12 March 2019 10:07

Mothers Day Gift Selection

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Mothering Sunday in the UK is observed on the fourth Sunday of Lent. Traditionally, it was a day when children who had left home to work were given a day off to visit their home town or village, and spend some time with their family.

Centuries ago, in a very religious United Kingdom, it was considered important for people to return to their home or 'mother' church once a year. So each year everyone would visit the main church or cathedral of the area where they were born or brought up. For this reason, most historians think that it was the return to the 'Mother' church which led to the tradition of children, particularly those working as domestic servants and apprentices and living away from home, being given the day off to visit their mother and family. It became usual to pick wild flowers along their journey to present to their mother, or at the church.

These old religious ideas have contributed to our current tradition of spending time with, and giving gifts to mothers, grandmothers, aunts and sisters – those who have had a caring role in our lives as we have grown up.

As is common at every gift giving time of year, the question of what to buy is uppermost in everyone’s minds – and not least here at Fashions Finest Headquarters! As usual we have searched for some beautiful, creative and interesting gifts and ideas for Mothers and care givers everywhere to enjoy and cherish.

Say It With Silk:

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A beautiful silk scarf is a thoughtful, and timeless gift, for any age woman. There are so many styles to choose from, and you can easily find something in her favourite colours.

John Lewis has a great many styles of silk scarves to choose from in their collection, with prices varying.

The Gift Of The Glow:

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Help your mother achieve her glow goals with this exclusive collection of Mio's bodycare essentials. Mio’s body glow kit will amplify her natural radiance, enhance the health and vitality of her skin, and give her skin what it needs to be as strong as she is.
The beautifully presented pack contains four Mio minis and a full size Body Brush for £32.00 with free delivery available.

Great Scents:

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Missguided’s fragrance Babe Dreams is the delicate and ‘dreamy’ feminine scent of sweet chypre scent, cushioned by a base of patchouli, rich amber and vanilla. The heart is an infusion of velvety rose with orris and violet whilst the top notes compliment with bergamot, pink pepper and red fruity accords.

A great gift for her in spring and summer, because of it’s lightness and slightly sweet scent.

Available From The Fragrance Shop from £8.00

Hair Care:

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Design.Me has come up with a complete hair care and styling range to ensure she has no more bad hair days…ever!

From sprays that allow her to blow-dry in half the time, and afford super volume, to treatments that will keep her luscious locks conditioned and shiny, she will love the gift of enhancing her hair care routine!

Available at Sally Beauty from £9.95

 

Radiate Beauty:

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Give her the gift of radiance! J.ONE HANA skin cream, from South Korea is perfectly portioned in spherical capsules for ease of use, and formulated with the super-powered antioxidant - Nobel Prize-winning ingredient ‘fullerene’.

The cream works to help neutralise skin-damaging free radical activity while nourishing with a blend of macadamia and sunflower oils. Fullerene acts to visually plump and brighten the appearance of skin, while concentrated peptides work to visibly firm the skin for a toned, glowing appearance.

Available from Boots online or instore, with prices starting at £22.00

Youthful Skin:

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DAYTOX is a great gift to keep her skin looking and feeling as youthful as she does, and Daytox gradually helps to detoxify the skin and restore its fresh appearance. This is thanks to a combination of clinically tested active detoxifying substances, medicinal plants and precious oils that stimulate and support cell renewal.

Available from Amazon £18.00

Bags Of Love:

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Help her to refresh her accessories with this stylish grab bag, available to buy from Debenhams department stores or online, at £39.00.

Finished in grained faux leather, it features multiple compartments for all her essentials and adjustable grab handles too. With this beautiful tan - brown leather material, this type of gift will stand the test of time.

Flower Power:

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A bunch of flowers say I love you just as well as any gift, and even the humble daffodil can brighten up a room with its bright and sunny colour and mellow scents.

If you want to splash out on flowers, then online companies such as interflora can do same day deliveries for Mother’s day, and offer some stunning bouquets!

Lovely Bubbly:

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Give the gift of a personalised bottle of bubbly for mother’s day, and help that hard working lady to relax and unwind with a glass of something special. You can make the message as sweet or as funny as you like, and it’s a great way of showing you have put a lot of thought into her gift.

Available from gettingpersonal.co.uk for £34.99, with next day delivery available!

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Thursday, 09 March 2017 16:24

Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Mothers day gift guide

Moms are the best, that special lady we all love, the one and only that holds an extra special place in our life and heart. She deserves something great this Mother’s Day. Read on for some gift ideas to show her how much she means to you.

If your mom is a classy lady, then spoil her with a classic, Red Door by Elizabeth Arden. A bouquet of rich flowers all packed into the iconic Red Door fragrance.
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50ml EDT @ £27.00 @ www.thefragranceshop.co.uk

Pair it with some more classics, Elizabeth Arden’s Eight Hour cream and or their Eighth Hour Lip palette.

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Available at Littlewoods Ireland

Keep it cute and sweet with this Primark mug set and cute hanging plaque , she will treasure it.

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No one can brings peace, harmony and balance in our lives like our mommies. So thank her with another classic, Samsara by Guerlain with scents of Citrus, Jasmine, Ylang-ylang and Sandalwood evoking balance and harmony.

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30ml @ £25.00 www.thefragranceshop.co.uk

Flowers are always special and a beautiful personalised floral gift basket in Pink and Lilac is perfect.

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Available @ £39.00 @ www.gettingpersonal.co.uk

For the cool and modern mom, Gucci Rush an enticingly addictive fragrance.

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50 ml EDT @ £35.00 @ www.thefragranceshop.co.uk

Spoil her with a Luxury Hamper filled with delicious treats.

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Contents Yorkshire Popcorn Strawberry & Cherry 90g. The Buttermilk Confectionery Co Salted Almond Brittle 100g. Simply Cornish Strawberries & Cream Shortbread 200g. Thomas J Fudge Roasted Almond Blisscuits Dipped in Milk Chocolate x 8. Ooh! Chocolata Milk Chocolate Flower 70g. Choc on Choc Pink Hearts 80g. Choc-affair Raspberry & Rose Hard Boiled Sweets in Milk Bottle 170g. De Bortoli Willowglen Rose 75cl. Pintail White Iris candle in Flower Tin.

Available @ www.cuckooland.com

Let her be queen for a day with this cute Queens of Mom gift box

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The Queen of Mums Gift Box is exclusive to The Great Gift Company and is presented in a reusable box which is beautifully presented and finished off with luxurious ribbon, Queen of Awesomeness Mug. A bright and cheerful mug for her to keep and a daily reminder of her status - Queen for a Day inflatable crown. She'll wear it with pride, you watch - A jar of "Yummy Mummy" jelly beans.

Available @ www.thegreatgiftcompany.co.uk @ £25.00

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Friday, 26 February 2016 20:32

Dower And Hall Earrings For Mothers Day

Mothers Day is just around the corner and I am sure that you would like to present your Mother with the perfect gift.

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