With Mother's Day fast approaching on Sunday 26 March, we've put together a few ideas for thoughtful, unique gifts to make mums feel special this year. Stop by The Lightbox Shop to browse these gifts and many more!
1. Anna Wiscombe Earrings - £16 per pair
Born in Dorset, Anna Wiscombe's designs are inspired by nature and the English countryside. As well as jewellery, she handmakes a whole host of lovely decorative items, laser-cutting and then delicately hand-painting her wooden designs individually. We think these are a great choice for Mother's Day, and you can feel the care and love that's gone into each piece.
2. Cookbooks - £25 each
New this Spring in The Lightbox Shop, we're now stocking a range of drool-worthy cookbooks! Simple by Diana Henry comes approved by the Domestic Goddess herself, Nigella Lawson, who quoted: "This is everything I want from a cookbook: inspiration, intelligent company, great good-mood food, and beautiful writing." Ducksoup Cookbook is full of fresh, seasonal recipes that are inspiring in their simplicity, from the team behind the successful London restaurant of the same name, while Bread, Cake, Doughnut, Pudding (bottom, opened) is perfect for the Bake-Off loving mum with a bit of a sweet tooth.
3. Keith Brymer Jones - Ranges from £12 - £30
Now finding fame as judge of BBC2's the Great Pottery Throwdown, potter Keith Brymer Jones has been making his popular Word Range of ceramics for twenty years. It has now grown to include around 80 words, and just a few of our favourites that are now available in the Shop include the 'flowers' vase, the 'pour' jug, and the 'good morning!' cereal bowls - sure to put a smile on anyone's face!
4. Nathalie Bond Organics Calm Collection Gift Box - £49.95
One of our most popular brands in the shop, Nathalie Bond Organics handcraft small batches of botanical skincare and essential oil candles, using completely natural ingredients, and gorgeous scents such as lavendar, chamomile, bergamot and lemongrass. This special gift set is just the excuse mums need to take a quiet evening for themselves to switch off and pamper.
5. Hanging plant pots - £14.99 each, various colours available
With more sunshine every day, it's the perfect time of year to get your home feeling like a tropical paradise with these hanging planters! Green-fingered mums will love these boho macrame beauties.
6. Savon Stories - Ranges from £10 - £27
Savon Stories specialise in raw organic botanical skincare. "Raw", meaning that nothing they do is heated to retain a higher density of nutrition for your skin. "Organic botanicals" being just that - plant based recipes, scrupulous sourced, totally organic & synthetic-free. Plus, not only are they ethical and deliciously scented, those beautifully illustrated bottles will bring a touch of class to your mum's bathroom shelf.
7. Cards - Ranges from £2 - £4
No Mother's Day gift is complete without a card! Whether you want humourous, cute, sentimental, fun or sophisticated, we've got the card you need.
8. Friends Membership - £30
For the mum who has everything, why not give a gift she can enjoy all year with a Friends membership to The Lightbox? She'll be thanking you for months to come as she enjoys free entry to our exhibitions and discounts on events, in Seasons Café, and in the Shop!
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P.S. We won't tell anyone if you get tempted to buy any of the above for yourself as well!
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