Mother’s Day Gift Baskets Segment Part 3 !

Voss Gallery, an art gallery dedicated to championing emerging artists. […]

Voss Gallery, an art gallery dedicated to championing emerging artists.

Affordable art prints and original paintings. The best gifts are the ones that are handcrafted and unique––just like every mom is!

They have an array of fine art prints ranging from $25-$150 and small acrylic paintings (framed) by Steve Javiel for $250. All available work is on their website: vossgallery.art

Does mum have a new phone? A nice gift idea is getting her a new case or screen protector for it. Don’t forget the cleaning wipes for her electronic devices. Gadget Guard are experts and so reasonable >>>gadgetguard.com (& % off code is RUGBY)

One gift makes your smartphone screen unbreakable; the second is a cellphone case that provides protection from radiation from your phone; and the third cleans devices from germs, bacteria and viruses, a critical need during the COVID-19 outbreak. All 3 would be great at making life better, easier and safer for everyone.

Gadget Guard has a new phone case that blocks up to 96 percent of RF radiation that’s emitted from your phones. This case meets a big demand after recent reports showing cellphones are giving off more radiation than what the government considers to be safe. You can see more info about it here.

Note for clumsy phone users like me: the slim case can handle a 4-foot fall, the rugged case withstands a 10-foot drop.

The company has also developed the Black Ice Flex Edition Screen Protector for the Samsung Galaxy S21/S21+/S21 Ultra, S10/S10+, Note10 and Note10+, Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra, Pixel 4 models, Apple iPhone 7,8, X, XS, XR, SE and all 11 & 12 models. It feels like tempered glass, but it offers virtually unbreakable screen protection for next-generation smart screens, including curved displays. The protectors for the Apple 11 models over on-screen privacy protection. The protectors for the Apple 12 phones also offer on-screen privacy protection and antimicrobial product protection. Gadget Guard also have screen protectors for the new Apple Watch and iPad.

Gadget Guard even provides $250 screen insurance to replace a damaged screen while using Black Ice+ Flex Edition.

Gadget Guard recently began offering TechClean, 100% plant-based wipes moistened with laureth sulfate—a soap that allows you to clean you phone without causing water damage. Scientists say this type of soap “annihilates the coronavirus” by breaking everything down to the molecular level. Many cleaners are available but most haven’t been developed for electronic devices and can scratch the screen or breakdown its oleophobic coating.

Porezest a new UK skincare company, launched in October last year. The products are high end ingredients but at realistic prices.
they have packages that are beautiful and can be shipped direct too.
Their website is www.porezest.co.uk

This past year has definitely been one for the books, and now more than ever we all need a good self-care pampering session. This year treat your mothers to an extra special gift, the ultimate self-care treat, for this upcoming Mother’s Day.

The annual fragranced version of the award-winning Elasticizer combines the supercharge-boost of elasticity, moisture and strength as offered by Philip Kingsley’s iconic original product, with a scent to stimulate the mind – making it the must have product for your hair pampering needs this lockdown.

Philip Kingsley Elasticizer Therapies Egyptian Jasmine and Mandarin, £36 (150ml)
www.philipkingsley.co.uk/elasticizer-therapies-egyptian-jasmine-mandarin.html
Inspired by the holistic practice of Aromatherapy to harness the power of scent to balance the mind, body and soul. Expertly blende the distinctive floral notes of Jasmine inspire harmony and optimism, while zesty Mandarin revitalises, encouraging feelings of Joy and vibrancy. The New Limited Edition Elasticizer Therapies also contains energising notes of orange zest and lemon, calming tones of Neroli, Freesia and White Flowers, with added feelings of warmth from Musk and Vanilla.

Bake This Cake On Zoom This Mother’s Day – New Coffee Caramel Pecan Cake Recipe

Not sure how to celebrate Mother’s Day this year? Why not bake this Easy Peasy Coffee Caramel Pecan Cake with Mum over zoom then enjoy a slice with a cuppa?
With this year’s Mother’s Day set to take place in lockdown, baking with Mum over zoom is a great way to celebrate, and you both get to enjoy a slice of moreish Coffee Caramel Pecan Cake at the end, perfect!
Shared from the Easy Peasy Baking Campaign, you won’t believe such a stunning cake could be so simple. Made using only 10 ingredients and 5 pieces of equipment, you’ll whip up this incredible coffee layer cake, sandwiched with creamy smooth coffee buttercream and caramel, all topped with crunchy pecans…yum!

Coffee, Caramel & Pecan Cake
Makes one 3 layer 6” cake or one 2 layer 8” cake
370g unsalted butter, softened, split into 250g and 120g
400g caster sugar split into 250g and 150g
4 eggs
250g self-raising flour
1 tsp baking powder
3 fresh espressos (120ml) or 1 tbsp + 1 tsp instant coffee dissolved in 5 tbsp of boiling water
150g pecans, roughly chopped + extra for decorating
150ml double cream
1 tsp salt
500g icing sugar
Equipment
2 x 8” cake tins, lined
Mixing bowl
Wooden spoon
Knife
Saucepan
Method
1. Preheat your oven to 160°C (fan) and line your cake tins with baking parchment.
2. To make the sponge, cream together 250g of the butter and 250g of the caster sugar then add the eggs and mix until combined.
3. Add in the flour and baking powder, followed by two of the espressos, and mix until no lumps remain.
4. Gently stir in the roughly chopped pecans and divide the batter evenly between the two or three cake tins, depending on how many you’re using. Use the back of the wooden spoon to level.
5. Bake the sponges for 20-25 minutes until golden and springy to touch and allow to cool completely. If they aren’t springy, put back into the oven and check again after 5 minutes.
6. Whilst the sponges are cooling, make your caramel by heating the remaining 150g of caster sugar and water together in a saucepan over a medium-high heat until boiling, without stirring – the sugar will naturally dissolve. Try not to agitate the caramel as it cooks and only swirl if necessary, do not stir with a spoon.
7. Once the caramel has become amber in colour (around 5 minutes) and the bubbles are small, pour in the double cream, stirring continuously with a wooden spoon as you do so. It will bubble up and create a lot of steam, so be cautious. Once combined, stir in the salt and transfer the caramel to a bowl to cool.
8. Once the caramel is cool, rinse the mixing bowl and spoon to make your buttercream. Combine the remaining 120g butter, icing sugar, final espresso in the bowl and cream together until smooth.
9. Save 60g caramel for the drip, then assemble your cake by sandwiching each layer with the buttercream and a spoonful of caramel spread on top before lightly coating the top and sides with the remaining buttercream to achieve a naked cake effect, scraping off any excess with the knife. If your remaining caramel has thickened up, pop it in the microwave for 30 seconds before pouring on top of the cake and teasing down the sides to create drips using the tip of your knife.
10. Sprinkle some roughly chopped and whole pecans around the top edge and serve.
Credit Line: Recipe from the Easy Peasy Baking campaign, launched by UK Flour Millers. You can find more Easy Peasy Baking recipes and information on the campaign over on the Fab Flour website: fabflour.co.uk/easy-peasy-bakes/ or on social: @fab_flour on Instagram or @fabflour on Facebook and Twitter.

Alicia Boateng Designs, and what makes it unique >> Afro Glam Collection. Their Drinkware ticks all the boxes: beautiful, blinged out, useful, under $30.00, AND… a conversation starter – not to mention their company is BIPOC owned. (www.AliciaBoateng.com).

These cups (we also offer wine tumblers and larger tumblers for the woman-on-the-go) are part of a collection created to motivate and empower women of all colors, all over the world. We like to think our AFRO Glam Collection Empowers women ONE cup at a time.

ABOUT ALICIA BOATENG DESIGNS’ AFRO GLAM COLLECTION
• We offer beautifully handmade 16oz, bistro cups, the Classic 22oz. Acrylic Tumbler, the 12oz. Wine Tumbler and the 30oz. Stainless Steel Tumbler.
• Our purpose is to make women feel beautiful, confident, and worthy while drinking out of their cups
• The price range is $27-$125
• BIPOC owned

For those times you want just one glass of wine, there’s Repour. As the first wine preservation tool of its kind, Repour keeps opened wine fresh for up to 2 months by eliminating 100% of oxygen from the bottle.

Repour is the gift every wine loving mom needs for Mother’s Day 2021!!

Ray Isle recently endorsed our wine saver in the February issue of Food & Wine:

“The oxygen-scavenging compounds in the tops of these stoppers effectively absorb 99.99% of the oxygen from an open bottle. It may seem like a magic trick—but it works extremely well thanks to innovative research from founder Tom Lutz, who has a Ph.D. in chemistry.”

VIRTUAL TOUR & TASTING
£30 for 1-2 people
Feb – Fri 26th, Sat 27th
Mar – Fri 6th / Sat 6th / Fri 12th / Sat 13th / Sun 14th / Fri 19th / Sat 20th

BOMBAY SAPPHIRE DISTILLERY

Get a sneak peek behind one of the Britain’s top distilleries and learn how the world famous BOMBAY SAPPHIRE is produced with a guided tour and cocktail kit for everything you need to make two gin and tonics and The Laverstoke cocktail.

www.bombaysapphire.com

Bag brand www.kerikit.com

KeriKit as have just launched their SS21 range. We are OBSESSED with this new Vintage Blue colour way.

This shade of blue is such a chic way to brighten up the winter wardrobe we have all been wearing for what feels like the last year.

kerikit.com/collections/vintage-blue/products/lennox-midi-vintage-blue-crossover-leather-handbag-limited-edition-pre-orders-open-soon
£245.00

kerikit.com/collections/vintage-blue/products/lennox-midi-vintage-blue-crossover-leather-handbag-limited-edition-pre-orders-open-soon
£185.00

kerikit.com/collections/vintage-blue/products/teddy-vintage-blue-leather-cross-body-clutch
£95.00

kerikit.com/collections/vintage-blue/products/george-leather-travel-purse
£65.00

kerikit.com/collections/kit-builder/products/poppy-leather-card-coins-purse
£45.00

Printable Mother’s Day Coupons. The retro-style coupons are for mums, mummys, and step mums. (There is also a colouring version for mums with younger kids to help decorate). There are over 40 pre made coupons and blank pages to add some customised just for the special mum.


Retro Style Coupons
www.etsy.com/uk/listing/954356702/mothers-day-coupons?ref=shop_home_active_2&pro=1

Colouring Retro Style Coupons
www.etsy.com/uk/listing/954359374/colour-in-mothers-day-coupons?ref=shop_home_active_1&pro=1

Distilled in the heart of England, RK Vodka provides an exclusively smooth boutique vodka with character, we provide a personal experience for every client, warmly welcoming you into the RK family. Cheers!

RK Vodka…. British made vodka which is a great product for Mother;s Day gifting.. making here feel exlcusive and special. All of their bottles are available with a wax seal in a colour of the your choice. They combine an artisan process with a modern brand to bring the best of both worlds to their customers.

Pelvic Clock® – Mothers Day Gift Postpartum Rehabilitation Device is part of what should be a lifelong journey that includes re-education of deep core & pelvic muscles. pelvicclock.com

Back pain affects 76% of women at some time during pregnancy and after childbirth. Postpartum rehabilitation is about re-gaining muscle control. It’s not a quick fix but a lifelong journey that includes re-education of deep core & pelvic muscles.

The is an exercise device designed to:
– Relieve chronic hip and lower back pain
– Improve the stability of sacroiliac joints
– Re-align uneven hips
– Activate deep core muscles
– Increase pelvic muscle control

It’s lightweight and portable design enables you to exercise in the privacy and comfort of your home or office.

To help moms with their health goals, included is a basic Pelvic Clock® Exercise Program that allows you to build up your skills using the device and gradually ease into a regular exercise schedule.

A free PDF Instructional Manual with more than 20 Pelvic Clock® stretches and exercises, and short tutorial videos available on the Pelvic Clock® website.

Created by a former Olympic coach, and made in the USA, the Pelvic Clock® Exercise Device can be purchased on pelvicclock.com, Amazon.co.uk and GOOP.

The Warm Charm sell rechargeable heat packs that are a modern alternative to hot water bottles.

It takes less than 10mins to charge up and maintains warmth for a few hours, which makes it super easy and convenient. They have found their heat packs to be popular especially amongst women and those who are mothers.

See more and buy on www.amazon.co.uk/thewarmcharm

Soothing heat relief, right at home with The Warm Charm’s rechargeable hot water packs

Heat is an effective remedy for relieving pain, aches and aiding recovery from ailments. It is oh so comforting. The Warm Charm works like a sealed electric hot water bottle that can be plugged in to quickly charge up within minutes. No more putting the kettle on and risking scalding yourself, or making a mess with microwavable gel packs. This gets properly hot and maintains warmth for hours.

The Heat Pack with Belt can be worn back or front to relieve back pain and abdominal pain. Strap it on and you’re all set for hours of your own mini-therapy.

The Mini is smaller and lighter. It fits in your hand so you can effectively focus the heat wherever you need it. Perfect for relaxing stiff neck and shoulders.

The Warm Charm is a more convenient, safer, modern take on the nation’s beloved hot water bottle.

Currently available on Amazon UK at: www.amazon.co.uk/thewarmcharm

Anna Harper eco-fashion jewelry designer and metalsmith. Handcraft jewelry for everyday streetwear that is durable, classic, sporty, and of heirloom quality.

A custom sized and stamped bracelets make great gifts of encouragement. www.annaharper.com/product/personal-engraved-wide-hammered-100-copper-surdy-cuff-bracelet/

Fine silver half hoop earrings are a good gift for people with metal allergies and sensitive skin. They also have a very unique design and are handmade.
annaharper.com/product/simply-dainty-fine-silver-half-hoop-sleeper-earrings/

I make custom dual birthstone rings that are wonderful mementos for moms, grandmas, sisters and bridesmaids. www.annaharper.com/product/dainty-dual-september-birthstone-sterling-silver-and-copper-ring/

You can read more about me on the Kota Alliance bog. They did an interview with me recently. I’m also a member of the Kota Alliance Community. www.kota-alliance.org/blog/2020/12/15/anna-harper-1 You can also find out more about my work here: www.annaharper.com/mindful-craftsmanship/

Story Tyke is a free bedtime story email subscription for busy parents. We remove the need to create a new bedtime story from scratch or search for one online by delivering a story right to the inbox at 6 PM Sunday – Thursday.

Story Tyke will help moms:
• Initiate bonding experiences again at bedtime – It’s as easy as opening an email at bedtime.
• Provide their children with more time to imagine – By promoting time without visuals, screens, and images, children will become more interested in being creative.
• Educate and develop their kids – Studies show that storytelling (without images) improves literacy skills, sharpens listening comprehension, increases attention span, and enhances memory recall.
• Have conversations – With ‘Tyke Time’ questions throughout the stories, parents and children can have conversations that teach high morals, educational points, and get to know each other better.
Story Tyke is a great gift for mom. Of course, an even better gift might be for Dad himself to sign up. That way he can take on the bedtime story routine with a breeze and give Mom and much-needed break.

storytyke.com

conditionHER

Intimate care is the latest trend, and this product is perfect for self-care down there! This gift is perfect for the mother in your life to help them level up their intimate care regimen.

The winter season brings drier air, leaving your skin in need of some extra special attention and moisture. conditionHER safely hydrates the skin in the most intimate place on your body, your vulva. Say goodbye to annoying ingrown and chaffing and “hey, girl” to pH balance, smooth skin and softer hair (if you keep it there).

conditionHER is a natural, daily use moisturizing cream, scientifically formulated for your intimate area. It effectively maintains pH balance, slays ingrowns, fights chafing issues, nourishes skin and softens hair down there! Women around the globe struggle with yeast infections, bacterial vaginosis, and other issues that affect the vulva and vagina area. ConditionHER retails for only $29.99.

conditionHER was just named “Black Woman Business of the Year” in the Skin Care category by the non-profit organization Buy from a Black Woman. Here is a link to view Wendy and Eugenia’s recent conversation with A Black Woman’s Podcast from Buy from a Black Woman.

MOTHER’S DAY GIFT GUIDE… from Ladies Love Fragrance… ladieslovefragrance.com

Your scent experiences are very personal, often triggering memories and nostalgia, and taking you to a time and place like no other sense can do. At Ladies Love Fragrance, we’re on a mission to not only help you feel incredible by using the scents you love but help you to capture the very essence of yourself.

With sales of home fragrances at an all-time high, as a provider of bespoke scents and scent experiences, we’ve launched our monthly virtual live workshops so you can design a happy scented reed diffuser for your home. We’ll send your personal kit containing all the materials you’ll need, including natural essences combined with a Vegan Society-certified diffuser base. When you sign up for a class, we’ll ask some brief questions about the scents you like/dislike and your kit will arrive shortly before your scheduled reed diffuser masterclass. Signing up with a friend, family member or colleague is a great way to experience and connect with each other no matter where you are in the UK. You may even have a new hobby to continue to enjoy afterwards!

Our gift vouchers are valid for 12 months or you can book directly for a specific event at www.ladieslovefragrance.com/design-your-own-home-fragrance/ Costing £59 per person, the online reed diffuser masterclass lasts approximately 1.5 hours.

Our clients are scent connoisseurs, celebrating and embracing their individuality, feeling empowered and oozing confidence with their bespoke and custom made-to-order fragrances. With a degree in aromatherapy, training in natural perfumery and 23 years’ professional experience designing bespoke fragrances and teaching clients how to create their own special scent, we are specialists in our field.

Find out more at www.ladieslovefragrance.com or follow us on Facebook and Instagram, both @ladieslovefragrance

Extreme Whitening Toothpaste – Mint

Our Extreme Whitening Toothpaste (MINT), formulated just for you, is proven to dramatically whiten even the toughest stains on teeth without causing sensitivity or using any nasty, toxic chemicals. TRIPLE WHITENING ACTION: Cruelty Free, Gluten Free, Paraben Free, Non-GMO, Phthalate Free, Sulfate Free Price $9.99
www.drbrite.com/whitening-toothpaste

WOW Skin Science Vitamin C Brightening Face Wash – 100 ML


WOW Vitamin C Face Wash has powerful antioxidants to brighten your complexion. Gentle exfoliating action helps remove dead skin cells that dim your glow. Reveal the bright skin underneath and promote better skincare product absorption. An effective foaming face wash that clears away dirt, pollution, and makeup residue for hydrated, glowing skin!
www.buywow.com/collections/face-wash/

The best and most thoughtful gift you can give to a loved one is a gift of safety and savings.

With our best selling and most innovative product the Emergency Power LED Light Bulb, you can do exactly that. The world’s first self-charging, ultra-bright emergency LED light bulb that instantly eliminates the danger of blackouts from your life forever. With a rechargeable built-in lithium ion battery integrated into its base, the EBULB™ automatically activates in the event of a sudden power outage, lighting your way in the dark and keeping your family safe.

shop.boundery.com/emergency-power-led-light-bulb

Boundery is a California-based team of inventors, innovators, storytellers & logistics wizards bent on getting our very best products in your home at prices that will make you beam. Our goal when we created Boundery was the same as it is today: to shine a spotlight on the world’s most innovative (and affordable!) lifestyle products. So we can save you heaps of money and give your life the gorgeous glow it deserves. We test every single product we carry. Anything that doesn’t exceed our standards (or delight you) hits the trash bin. Boundery is a one-stop-shop that makes it easy for you to discover the latest gadgets at wow-worthy prices. From our shopping cart to your front door, we make the entire process seamless.

www.boundery.com

Total Hydration is a health supplement company focused on innovation electrolyte products that would be great for your Last Minute Mother’s Day Guide 2021. Our Electrolyte Capsules and Keto Electrolyte Capsules were formulated by a leading sports nutritionist and former Ph.D. triathlete for science-backed, superior electrolyte replenishment that doesn’t rely on artificial ingredients, sweeteners, or poor forms of electrolytes. Our capsules contain the optimal amount of natural electrolyte replacement, so our customers can perform at their best.
We also sell DayLyte Electrolyte Concentrate, DayLyte Electrolyte Concentrate Lemon and KetoLyte Electrolyte Concentrate. Each of these supplements is designed to help our customers rapidly recover from muscle cramps and fatigue. They provide fast-acting electrolyte support without toxins and GMOs and are suitable for vegans.

Total Hydration manufactures capsules, powders, and concentrates made in the U.S.A.. that aid in hydration using premium and natural ingredients.
totalhydration.com

The “Groundbreaking” Collagen Supplement Taken by Celebrities

• Multi-Award Winning Celebrity aesthetician Dr. Nina Bal recommends YourZooki’s Marine Collagen supplement “to every single one of my patients” and says it is a “groundbreaking collagen drink for whoever is looking to maintain or restore a young-looking hydrated skin and healthy body”
• The family-run British brand has a cult celebrity following including Radio 1 DJ Nick Grimshaw and Jungle Queen Georgia Toffolo
• YourZooki launched their “Liposomal” collagen supplement in November and sold out within hours
• Their marine collagen supplement uses “Liposomes” that have long been used in the pharmaceutical industry to increase absorption and effectiveness1

Collagen supplements, which have exploded in popularity over the last year, are taken for their anti-wrinkle and joint health benefits. Multi-award-winning celebrity aesthetician Dr. Nina Bal says collagen “Is a structural protein present in our body, not only in the skin but also in the nails and hair. It is an essential component in healthy and young-looking skin, which unfortunately depletes from the age of 25.”

The delicious Citrus-Lime flavoured Collagen Zooki contains an impressive 5000mg of Marine Collagen per serving. Their science-backed absorption method uses the same Liposomal encapsulation technology that has long been used in the pharmaceutical industry on popular health supplements such as Vitamin C and master-antioxidant Glutathione.

YourZooki’s Nutritional Therapist Amanda Callenberg, explains why the brand opted for “Marine” collagen, rather than the typical sources of cow and pig. “Marine collagen primarily contains type 1 collagen, the most prevalent type of collagen within the body, with a little type 3 collagen and a whole range of different amino acids. Marine collagen is also easier for the body to absorb compared to other sources such as bovine or porcine.”

The Blackpool-based brand has proven popular in the UK and abroad, and this year has gone from being stocked in just a few premium stores, including Harrods, Selfridges, and John Bell & Croyden, to now being stocked nationwide in Holland & Barrett, Boots and GNC in America.

Their success follows a global trend in increased spending on health and wellness products as consumers switch to spending more on looking after their health, with 6 in 10 pledgings to take better care of their health and 7 in 10 now taking vitamin supplements in 2020.

Collagen Zooki is an advanced supplement that supports collagen formation from within, making it the ideal supplement for those living an active lifestyle and who endeavour to take better care of their skin, hair, nails, muscles, and overall joint health. Each sachet contains 5000mg of Liposomal Hydrolysed Marine Collagen and 30mg of Vitamin C:

● Vitamin C: helps to synthesise the formation of collagen in the body. It is dairy, gluten & soy-free, non-GMO, made with 100% natural ingredients and free from alcohol.
● Hydrolysed: The collagen is hydrolysed into smaller pieces to make it easier for our body to absorb
● Liposomal delivery: “Advantages of liposomal encapsulation include accelerated intestinal absorption, increased stability of the pharmaceutical, protection of the gut from potentially irritating agents, and greater bioavailability of the pharmaceutical”

According to the European Food Standards Agency, collagen supports the normal function of the skin, cartilage, tendons, bones, teeth, and gums, and also supports the maintenance of our muscles

Collagen Zooki can be purchased for £22.99 online at www.yourzooki.com. Our product range also includes Omega 3 Zooki, Vitamin C Zooki, and CBD oil, and stockists include Holland & Barrett and Boots.

Wonderful Last minute gifts for Mum this Mother’s day. www.silkflowerhouse.com

Silk Flower House have spring flower arrangements, Silk flowers in baskets, pails, pots and even unique shoe arrangements!
Artificial Flower Arrangements created using realistic, high quality silk flowers.
Gift wrapped and sent with a personal message.

www.silkflowerhouse.com

Silk Flower House (previously Angel Floral Designs) are Award Winning Floral Designers specializing in ARTIFICIAL FLOWERS for any Place, Space or Occasion.

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Silk Flower House are Award Winning Floral Designers and Artificial Flower Specialists

Engravers Guild Of London… For Mother’s Day simply search “For Her” ! You will be surprised what treasures you find!

www.engraversguild.co.uk/for-her/

Here is a great example > www.engraversguild.co.uk/for-her/engraved-bracelets/disc-chain-personalised-bracelet-silver

The “Groundbreaking” Collagen Supplement Taken by Celebrities

• Multi-Award Winning Celebrity aesthetician Dr. Nina Bal recommends YourZooki’s Marine Collagen supplement “to every single one of my patients” and says it is a “groundbreaking collagen drink for whoever is looking to maintain or restore a young-looking hydrated skin and healthy body”
• The family-run British brand has a cult celebrity following including Radio 1 DJ Nick Grimshaw and Jungle Queen Georgia Toffolo
• YourZooki launched their “Liposomal” collagen supplement in November and sold out within hours
• Their marine collagen supplement uses “Liposomes” that have long been used in the pharmaceutical industry to increase absorption and effectiveness1

Collagen supplements, which have exploded in popularity over the last year, are taken for their anti-wrinkle and joint health benefits. Multi-award-winning celebrity aesthetician Dr. Nina Bal says collagen “Is a structural protein present in our body, not only in the skin but also in the nails and hair. It is an essential component in healthy and young-looking skin, which unfortunately depletes from the age of 25.”

The delicious Citrus-Lime flavoured Collagen Zooki contains an impressive 5000mg of Marine Collagen per serving. Their science-backed absorption method uses the same Liposomal encapsulation technology that has long been used in the pharmaceutical industry on popular health supplements such as Vitamin C and master-antioxidant Glutathione.

YourZooki’s Nutritional Therapist Amanda Callenberg, explains why the brand opted for “Marine” collagen, rather than the typical sources of cow and pig. “Marine collagen primarily contains type 1 collagen, the most prevalent type of collagen within the body, with a little type 3 collagen and a whole range of different amino acids. Marine collagen is also easier for the body to absorb compared to other sources such as bovine or porcine.”

The Blackpool-based brand has proven popular in the UK and abroad, and this year has gone from being stocked in just a few premium stores, including Harrods, Selfridges, and John Bell & Croyden, to now being stocked nationwide in Holland & Barrett, Boots and GNC in America.

Their success follows a global trend in increased spending on health and wellness products as consumers switch to spending more on looking after their health, with 6 in 10 pledgings to take better care of their health and 7 in 10 now taking vitamin supplements in 2020.

Collagen Zooki is an advanced supplement that supports collagen formation from within, making it the ideal supplement for those living an active lifestyle and who endeavour to take better care of their skin, hair, nails, muscles, and overall joint health. Each sachet contains 5000mg of Liposomal Hydrolysed Marine Collagen and 30mg of Vitamin C:

● Vitamin C: helps to synthesise the formation of collagen in the body. It is dairy, gluten & soy-free, non-GMO, made with 100% natural ingredients and free from alcohol.
● Hydrolysed: The collagen is hydrolysed into smaller pieces to make it easier for our body to absorb
● Liposomal delivery: “Advantages of liposomal encapsulation include accelerated intestinal absorption, increased stability of the pharmaceutical, protection of the gut from potentially irritating agents, and greater bioavailability of the pharmaceutical”

According to the European Food Standards Agency, collagen supports the normal function of the skin, cartilage, tendons, bones, teeth, and gums, and also supports the maintenance of our muscles

Collagen Zooki can be purchased for £22.99 online at www.yourzooki.com. Our product range also includes Omega 3 Zooki, Vitamin C Zooki, and CBD oil, and stockists include Holland & Barrett and Boots.

SA Company has a great gift package perfect for Mother’s Day gifts!

The Family Performance Pack ($79.99) includes one adult and one kids size performance shirt and one adult and one kid size Face Shield. You can select fabric design/pattern for all. Here’s the link: Family Performance Pack | Mix and Match – SA Company (safishing.com).

SA’s New Performance Line features comfort fit construction for optimal range of motion. Made of UPF 50+ 4 Way Stretch Material, SA Performance Shirts are designed to keep you cool & dry even on the hottest days. With new features like mesh underarms and triple stitched flat-lock threads, SA Performance Shirts are made by outdoorsmen for outdoorsmen.

The Face Shield® ($19.99), available atwww.safishingcom, is lightweight, comfortable, and UV resistant. It wicks away moisture, dries quickly and breathes well. The Face Shield comes in a variety of colors and patterns and are available in adult, children’s and even pet sizes.

Best selling Miracle Sheet Set – Extra Luxe is the perfect gift for any occasion, made with USA-grown Supima cotton, one of the highest quality cottons in the world, our 620-thread count sateen weave set is designed for an ultra-luxurious, smooth, and silky feel. Infused with natural silver, Miracle sheets prevent 99.9% of bacterial growth. That means 3X less laundry and zero odors (EVER!), ultra-breathable sheets that keep you cool all night long, and luxuriously soft nights of sleep, every. single. night. This set includes 2 pillowcases*, 1 fitted sheet, and 1 flat sheet. Price – $179 + Free Shipping

www.miraclebrand.co/products/extra-luxe-miracle-sheet-set

HIT REFRESH BUNDLE – Detox, de-stress, sleep

You can’t hit the reset button on 2020 – but your body can with the Hit Refresh Bundle.
Run the World: Mental health = physical health. Get ready to take on the day with a blend of Ashwagandha (reduces the stress hormone Cortisol) and Rhodiola (an all natural energy booster). Feel calm, yet totally energized.
Dream On: Good sleep is the gateway to feeling like your best self.. Dream On blends all-organic, naturally sedative plants like valerian root + jujube seed to help you fall asleep peacefully, stay asleep all night and wake up all kinds of refreshed.
Clean Slate: A natural deep cleanse that makes everything feel lighter and brighter. detoxing herbs like Milk Thistle and Dandelion Root will help your body flush out toxins for clearer skin, stronger digestion + more energy. After a year of quarantine indulgence – this just may be the holistic antidote to 2020.
wthn.com/hit-refresh-bundle

Here’s an unusual Mother’s Day Gift: The tools to make at-home teaching easy!

Many parents are overwhelmed trying to teach their children when they don’t have to be. Janiece Spitzmueller combined her education in child development and human rights with her unique experiences as teacher, lawyer and civic leader to develop online courses designed to guide parents in using their children’s learning styles and interests to their advantage. With Successful Children, parents learn how to assess their children’s learning preferences, how to use their children’s interests to their advantage, and how to incorporate child-directed learning. These are the combinations that motivate children to take ownership in their education. Get the premiere course here: www.janiecespitzmueller.com.

Bare Kind, sells bamboo socks where 10% of the profits are donated to help save the animal on the sock. Each design is linked to a particular animal conservation charity. Socks may be a slightly more unconventional mother’s day gift choice but it will bring a smile to her face when she sees the colourful designs and knows that these gifts are also giving a little back!

Happy to provide more information. All products are on my website www.barekind.co.uk

Mother’s Day gifting ideas perfect for new or expectant mums


o Lansinoh shares a selection of products ideal for a breastfeeding mum or mum-to-be planning to breastfeed
o The gifts offer the perfect start for both mum and baby to help them on their breastfeeding journey together

Mother’s Day is just around the corner and choosing the perfect gift for a new mum or mum-to-be can be tricky! Whether you’re looking for something to make her hospital experience smoother, a practical gift she can use as her baby grows, or a gift to make those first few magical days of being mum easier – Lansinoh has a variety of products available.
Lansinoh, who have been supporting breastfeeding mums for over 35 years, share a selection of products that would make an ideal Mother’s Day gift for a breastfeeding mum or mum-to-be.
Organic Nipple Balm – RRP: £16.99
With only seven organic ingredients including Argan oil and Coconut oil, Lansinoh’s Organic Nipple Balm has been handcrafted to care for tender nipples and dry skin. With no smell or taste, it doesn’t interfere with breastfeeding. The natural, plant-based remedy can also be used as preparation balm for mums-to-be to prepare their nipples for breastfeeding as well as during pregnancy to relieve dry, stretching skin.
Find out more: www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B087CJL1KG

Mums Favourites Kit – RRP: £33.96
Lansinoh’s products have been designed to give both mum and baby the best start in their new life together. This gift set takes the hard work out of shopping around and provides the essentials for all new mums to offer support on their breastfeeding journey.

The kit contains:
o Award-winning HPA Lanolin Nipple Cream, 40ml
o Milk Storage Bags, 50 Pack
o Disposable Nursing Pads, 60 pack
o Washable Nursing Pads Pack of 4
Find out more: lansinoh.co.uk/product/mums-favourites/
Organic Nipple Balm & Washable Nursing Pads Pack – RRP: £29.99
This combination pack is perfect for any woman in the later stages of her pregnancy, and also makes a great gift for any eco-friendly mums-to-be. It contains Lansinoh’s Organic Nipple Balm, which is designed to care for mum’s dry, stretching skin during pregnancy and is ideal for use on tender nipples whilst breastfeeding too. The pack also includes Lansinoh’s super soft and leak-proof Washable Nursing Pads that are ideal for those early leaks during pregnancy or after birth when milk comes in, and can be easily re-used.
Find out more: lansinoh.co.uk/product/organic-nipple-balm-washable-nursing-pads/

First Week Essentials Kit – RRP: £52.44
Becoming a new mum can feel daunting and searching for the right products, that care for both mum and baby, can sometimes be difficult. The new Lansinoh First Week Essentials Kit contains everything needed to make those first few magical days of being mum that little bit easier.

The kit contains:
o HPA Lanolin Nipple Cream, 10ml
o Milk Storage Bags, 50 pack
o Disposable Nursing Pads, 2x 60 pack (120 pads)
o Breastfeeding Pillow

Find out more: lansinoh.co.uk/product/first-week-essentials/
Hospital Bag Kit – RRP: £41.15
Feeling organised and as ready as can be for the arrival of baby can help put mum’s mind at ease. Lansinoh’s Hospital Bag Kit takes the hard work out of shopping and gives mum reassurance that she has everything needed for the hospital. Lansinoh has been trusted by mums for over 35 years for making products that are safe for both mum and baby and offer the best start to your breastfeeding journey together.

The kit contains:
o HPA Lanolin Nipple Cream, 10ml
o Breastmilk Collector
o Milk Storage Bags, 25 pack
o Therapearl 3-in-1 Breast Therapy Pads
o Disposable Nursing Pads, 24 pack

Find out more: lansinoh.co.uk/product/hospital-bag/
HPA Lanolin Nipple Cream – RRP: 10.99
The number one bestselling nipple cream in the UK, Lansinoh’s HPA Lanolin Nipple Cream has been developed for breastfeeding mothers to soothe and protect sore and cracked nipples. Lansinoh’s highly purified lanolin is 100% natural and hypoallergenic and has no taste, colour or smell – meaning there’s no need to remove prior to breastfeeding. It is the only lanolin product to have received the British Allergy Foundation seal of approval. Nipple soreness is a common problem for breastfeeding mums and using HPA Lanolin Nipple Cream ensures nipples are protected and able to heal in between feeds.
Find out more: www.amazon.co.uk/Lansinoh-Lanolin-Nipple-Cream-40ml/dp/B007ZNGUZY

Bio-D’s hand washes

Available in scents including lime & aloe vera, geranium, rosemary & thyme and fragrance free, Bio-D’s range of hand washes are fragranced with natural essential oils.

They are also vegan and ethically friendly, containing plant-based and naturally derived ingredients. The packaging is also 100% recyclable and created from recycled plastics!

Bio-D sanitising hand wash, RRP from £3.95. Available online at www.biod.co.uk, alongside selected independent stores

Celebrate Mother’s Day the right way with Kopparberg’s array of tasty tipples

Treat gin lovers this Mother’s Day to the ultimate fruit-flavoured drinks to add to their drinks cabinet. As well as their much-loved cider, Kopparberg now boasts four flavoured gins, set to delight any mum on her special day: Passionfruit & Orange, Strawberry & Lime and Mixed Fruit. For cider enthusiasts, Kopparberg’s Cherry Cider is sure to keep the celebrations going. The ultimate tasty treat to take drinkers from daytime to evening with its sweet cherry flavour and hints of apple, it is the ideal drink to share with a loved one. Keep the excitement going and pop a bottle of Kopparberg’s Rose Cider, its vibrant fruity flavours making the perfect accompaniment to a home-cooked meal.

Passionfruit & Orange, Mixed Fruit and Strawberry & Lime Gin
● Kopparberg Passionfruit & Orange, Mixed Fruit and Strawberry & Lime gin are available for £20 for a 70cl bottle at Asda stores.
● ABV of Kopparberg gin is 37.5%
Cherry Cider
● Kopparberg Cherry cider is available for £2.20 per can at Tesco stores.
● ABV of Kopparberg Cherry cider not more than 4.0%
Rose Cider
● Kopparberg Rose cider is available for £2.20 per can at Sainsbury’s stores.
● ABV of Kopparberg Rose cider not more than 4.0%
Stockist information
● Kopparberg mixed fruit and strawberry & lime gin and cherry cider are available at selected Tesco, Morrisons and Sainsbury’s stores.

Border Biscuits Classic Selection Gift


• Price: RRP £4.50
• Details: The perfect gift to pamper Mum this Mother’s Day, the Classic Selection from Border Biscuits is made using authentic recipes and good old-fashioned ingredients. Containing six delicious, premium favourites including Light & Chocolatey Viennese Whirls, Divinely Chocolatey Cookies, Buttery Sultana Melts, Chocolate Crumbles, Light & Buttery Shortbread Rings, and Sweet Memories Butterscotch Crunch, Mum is spoilt for choice.
• Available: ASDA & Sainsbury’s nationwide

The Jigsaw Revival


Jigsaws are on the up. With over £100m of sales in the UK last year it is clearly a big market. Last year in the UK over 15m jigsaws sold, people are enjoying the puzzle revival more than ever before.
Jigsaws are great for the mind, real brain food which helps people unwind. Whilst sometimes it is stressful looking for that missing piece or finding the one that fits it is rewarding when finished. Creating a real masterpiece is enjoyable and helps people escape from the stressful world around us. Kikkerland have created a range of unique jigsaws which are great for the whole family.
The Kikkerland Farm Puzzle costs £15 from Kikkerlandeu.com Full of animals and a cute beagle this eye-catching design is ideal for those with a rural love affair. With 1000 pieces it will provide hours of fun.

The Kikkerland Zany Zoo Puzzle costs £15 from Kikkerlandeu.com 796 young artists submitted work to celebrate Earth Day and the 10 best ones were made into this stunning 1000 piece jigsaw.

The Kikkerland Honoured Elders Puzzle costs £15 from Kikkerlandeu.com Was made from a group of children artists who all painted pictures of elders who have helped them in their lives. From foster parents, teachers, grandparents and more.

The Kikkerland Flower Power Puzzle costs £15 from Kikkerlandeu.com a beautiful 1000 piece jigsaw which is full of vibrant colour, ideal from garden lovers.

The Kikkerland Labyrinth Puzzle costs £15 from Kikkerlandeu.com Created to test and challenge the greatest minds. This 1000 piece is a real puzzle to solve.

Perhaps the best gins in the World? – Headline Sunday Times magazine 14.02.21

Longtooth’s four new gins have a legacy that stretches back to the swinging sixties, the decade of cool – distilled from and epitomised in their heritage brand, Bengal Gin. All the Longtooth flavours are based on the classic London Dry Gin quality designation, as drunk in the most hip and happening bars and clubs for more than fifty years.

Tasting notes: 12 ethically sourced botanicals on a classic juniper base, which builds with cassia and cinnamon to a a subtle spicy finish. The result is supremely smooth and dry, perfect for knockout G&T’s and Martini’s!

Four exceptional IWSC award winning flavour options:
• The classic London Dry at 43%
• A romantic pink – the Rose Petal and Strawberry
• Seville Marmalade – Spring is just around the corner
• Longtooth CBD – which contains 200mg of CBD in every bottle – hailed for its numerous health benefits.

Longtooth Gin maintains a commitment to tiger conservation and the preservation of their habitats. 10% of profits go to the WWF’s crucial work.

People like to think they are doing good when they make a purchase. Working with the WWF is a great way to invest in our future.
The tiger is one of our planet’s most iconic animals, but here’s a shocking truth: wild tiger numbers have dropped by more than 95% since the beginning of the 20th-century due to the illegal wildlife trade, habitat loss, habitat fragmentation and human/tiger conflict caused by competition for space. In recent years, conservation work and the commitment of various governments has halted the decline in global tiger numbers. Now, for the first time in conservation history, their numbers are on the increase.

All of the above plus local delivery by our amazing tiger liveried Defenders!

Take a mumment to say thank you with a gift from the
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew for Mother’s Day

After a year when our mums have never been more important, whether in their new roles as kitchen table teachers or available to us only via a screen and missed so terribly, Mother’s Day 2021 is our chance to say thank you. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew offers an enormous choice of gifts, from annual membership to our beautiful gardens, to a bottle of our brand-new organic gin. Not only will you be treating your mum to a unique gift, every penny that you spend goes back into supporting Kew’s vital plant science work, protecting biodiversity loss around the world and securing the future of our planet.
Below are some of our favourite ideas, but please go to https://shop.kew.org/ to browse our full collection.
Love From Kew
This new book is a beautiful scrapbook of poetic postcards that share the love of Kew Gardens. Tiny tales from visitors and scribbled stories are captured in inky messages about birthdays, snow, exams, dancing and love, all written on picture postcards from the Gardens. Love From Kew offers a fascinating insight into social anthropology and micro-history, revealing the human need to connect with Kew and the natural world, as well as the importance of communicating with loved ones – two themes that are ever more precious and valued in recent times.
“I adore this book, which captures the magic of Kew and tells the stories of people who share my true love for the Gardens.” Dame Judi Dench.
£15.00
shop.kew.org/love-from-kew

Kew Organic Gin
New to Kew, a deliciously fragrant, botanical gin made in partnership with The East London Liquor Co. in London. The key botanicals in the gin come directly from Kew Gardens, including Douglas Fir which has a unique non-piney flavour. With the addition of lavender and sweet orange, courtesy of our pollinator friends who are celebrated on the vibrant packaging.
£35.00
shop.kew.org/kew-organic-gin-new

Summer Rose Hand Sanitiser

The Kew hand sanitiser range features 17 beautifully scented hand sanitiser including Summer Rose, Lemon Grass and Lime, and Bergamot and Ginger. Each bottle features Aloe vera and Vitamin E to help moisturise and nourish the skin. Made with 100% recycled plastic, each bottle is 100ml.
£7.00
shop.kew.org/kew-summer-rose-hand-sanitiser

Pollination Seeds Collection
The pollination seed collection brings together a range of plants and flowers that will help to attract a wide variety of pollinators to your garden. With 23 different seed packets to choose from, the Pollination Seeds Collection features garden favourites such as Lavender, Verbena and Sweet Pea. Beautifully designed taking inspiration from Kew’s botanical archives, each packet is an artwork in itself.
£3.99 per packet.
shop.kew.org/gardening/seeds-and-growing-kits/pollination-collection

Passionflower Cashmere Cardigan

Made from luxurious cashmere and lambswool with a chic satin back featuring a passionflower botanical illustration, this exquisite cardigan is perfect for wrapping up warm.
£175
https://shop.kew.org/passionflower-cashmere-cardigan

Magnolia Kimono
Perfect for any occasion, this kimono-style top features ¾ length sleeves and finishes at the waist, perfect for dressing up a simple look or adding a light layer. Screen-printed with a beautiful magnolia design, created using artwork from Kew’s botanical archives.
£48.00
shop.kew.org/magnolia-kimono-style-top-stone

Iris Blush Duster Coat
This beautiful gown features a fold over collar, self-tie waist belt and handy front pockets. Practical as well as effortlessly stylish, the gown is screen-printed with a beautiful Iris design, created using artwork from Kew’s botanical archives.
£80
shop.kew.org/iris-gown-grey

Marianne North Jigsaw Puzzle
Us Brits have been officially gripped by jigsaw puzzle mania, with sales up 38% in 2020 (NPD Research). It’s no surprise people are looking for other ways to keep themselves entertained through the COVID-19 pandemic. Why not treat your mum to a beautiful 500-piece puzzle of View in the Brisbane Botanic Garden by Victorian artist and explorer Marianne North, who’s collection of over 800 paintings are housed in the gallery named after her at Kew Gardens.
£9.99
www.kew.shop.org

Membership Gift
A Kew Adult Membership makes a wonderful gift for Mother’s Day, offering your mum plus one family guest, unlimited visits to Kew Gardens and Wakehurst, Kew’s wild botanic garden in Sussex. Easy to purchase online from the Kew Shop with a downloadable gift certificate, gift memberships can be activated anytime within a year of purchase, perfect for when lockdown lifts.
£80
shop.kew.org/kew-adult-membership

Celestial Cinema Home Edition ! Staying home this Mother’s Day doesn’t have to be boring >> ccinema.co.uk/pages/home-edition

Staying home this Mother’s Day doesn’t have to be boring. Since lockdown began, we have transformed our homes into offices, playgrounds, gyms, schools and now – Cinemas.

Celestial Cinema has created the perfect solution to all of our home entertainment needs, ideal for a cosy afternoon inside, or a party in the garden when the weather finally warms up.

Home Edition is the brand-new cinema in a box experience kit. Bring your pillows and duvets, and Celestial Cinema will take care of the rest!

(Great for watching the Rugby on too!)

“Celestial Cinema creates out of this world experiences for fellow film lovers. Our drive-in extravaganzas were designed to ‘save our summer’ with thousands of families and friends enjoying open-air entertainment for the first time in months. Now, winter has arrived, and people are yet-again being advised to stay home; we knew we could brighten up the holiday season by taking our show on the road and bringing our cinematic experience to the comfort of your own home.” – Dean Catney, Celestial Cinema.

Ready to use, hassle-free Technology

Enjoy your favourite films on 70-inch screens paired with a projector to provide the ultimate in transformational flexibility. Using hassle-free technology with a variety of compatibility options, repurposing your home has never been so easy, or looked so good. Simply connect our HDMI screen mirror stick to any of the showcased devices and you are good to go!

Home Edition Projectors are designed to adapt to every room and appliance so that you can finally sit back and enjoy!

What’s in the Box?

Action Box

The Action box take less than ten minutes to assemble. So, dim the lights, open the popcorn and get ready for a magical evening.

· Popcorn for two

· Sweet One Confectionary Pick ‘N’ Mix (250g)

· Projection Unit

· AV cable charge projector

· 70” white screen

· Screen mirror HDMI device

· HDMI adapter

VIP Share Box

Create the perfect Valentines evening, without leaving the comfort of your own home.

· Popcorn and sweets

· Coupon offers

· Bottle of mini-Moet champagne

· Projection unit

· 70” white screen

· AV cable charge projector

· Screen mirror HDMI device

· HDMI adapter

Create the perfect, safe, cinema experience from your own homes with the Home Edition cinema in a box experience. Use the hashtag #homedition to share your home cinema experience and unite with others this winter.

Home Edition Projector | UK Delivery | Celestial Cinema (ccinema.co.uk)

SIP ON LUXURY FOR LESS…
RAMSBURY PREMIUM SINGLE ESTATE SPIRITS GO ON SALE FOR JUST £27

For a limited time only* shoppers can save over £5.00 on Ramsbury’s multi award-winning, super premium spirits at Waitrose. For the first time ever, both the distillery’s sustainable Single Estate Gin and Vodka will be reduced to £27.00 a bottle vs their original £33.50 price tags.

Available in store and online from 10th March, customers can pick up a bargain bottle of Ramsbury’s smooth and characterful Single Estate Vodka or refreshing London Dry Single Estate Gin and enjoy some serious savings as they sip on quality.

The Ramsbury Estate is one of just a handful of distilleries in the world to craft its spirits from field to glass, through a sustainable, closed-loop production process. The award-winning, single estate spirits are created using a combination of ingredients that are grown on the Ramsbury Estate, resulting in superior quality drinks. Now, customers have the opportunity to be transported to the British countryside, wherever they are in the UK by the inimitable taste of Ramsbury Single Estate Spirits and upgrade their drinks cabinet for less.

Louisa Makin, UK Country Manager at Ramsbury: “To celebrate the expansion of Ramsbury Single Estate Spirits to Waitrose stores nationwide and our beautiful new look bottles, we’re pleased to offer customers the opportunity to try Ramsbury Single Estate Gin and Vodka with more than £5.00 off. Our gin and vodka prove that it’s possible to enjoy a quality and premium spirit that is not only sustainable but also tastes great. And now, customers have the opportunity to enjoy them at a great price too!”

Ramsbury Single Estate Gin and Vodka will be available to purchase instore and online for £27 at Waitrose from 10th March until April 6th.

Ramsbury Single Estate Vodka
RSP £33.50 (70cl, 40% ABV)
Tasting note: Initial dried fruits, then cocoa and layers of caramel. Elegant, medium-bodied creamy texture. Dark chocolate richness. A distinctive and enigmatic character, with a broad range of characteristics

Awards: Vodka Masters 2018 – Ultra Premium – GOLD; Vodka Masters 2018 – Europe – MASTER; Bartenders Brand Awards 2018 – Vodka – Champion

Ramsbury Single Estate Gin
RSP £33.50 (70cl, 40% ABV)
Tasting note: Floral tones and crisp quince fades into more savoury juniper, with a refreshing finish and a touch of spice. Smoothness abounds with this single estate spirit; a London Dry Gin with a modern twist.

**Awards: Gin Masters 2018 – London Dry – SILVER; IWSC 2018 – Gin & Tonic – SILVER; SIP Awards 2019 – Gin – Double Gold

Ramsbury single estate spirits are available at premium retailers, bars and restaurants nationwide now.

The perfect gift for mum’s still very much dreaming of a staycation.

Accor recently launched the ALL Gift Card which is ideal for mum’s who love a night away, deserve a dinner out, or a little pampering. How much you give on the ALL Gift Card is up to you with values available from £20 to £250. Those who receive an ALL Gift Card can redeem their experience at any participating UK hotel by booking themselves in for a well-deserved night away.

The ALL Gift Card is valid for 12-months from the date of purchase and will be available to buy from here, gb.accor-giftcards.com/. Those who receive an ALL Gift Card have a host of cities and locations to choose from including Accor’s luxury properties, Fairmont, Sofitel, Pullman and MGallery.

MOTHERS DAY GIFT GUIDE

Image credit: SparksandDaughters.etsy.com

After a rollercoaster year let’s embrace mums for who they are and show them how much we appreciate them! While some will be with their mums we recognise others will be celebrating them from a distance this year. With that in mind, we’ve picked our favourite products for all the types of mums in your life – whether it’s a friend that’s recently become a Mother, a Step mum, or a Grandmother, Etsy has something special for everyone.

We’ll Meet Again
Whilst we make it through another year without celebrating the Mums and Grandmothers in person, gift with a keepsake of those moments they missed firsthand. Send a photo gift of those first steps, a smile in a key ring or a drawing to Grandma on a cushion, share those special moments until you’re together again.

Photo Keyring
CreateGiftLove.etsy.com
£29.00
Origami Flower Keepsake
HelloRuth.etsy.com
£12.00
Embroidery Hoop Photo Gift
SparksandDaughters.etsy.com
£15.00+

Joint experiences are on hold for Mother’s Day this year but the sentiment certainly is not, give mum something to look forward to, time with you. We’ve seen a 106% increase in searches on Etsy for gift vouchers or coupons*

Hugs Voucher
AprilFoils.etsy.com
£10.00
Personalised Voucher
EllieEllieLtd.etsy.com
£9.00
Mum and Me Coupon Card
ClaraandMacy.etsy.com
£4.95+

For New Mums:
Mum’s that are celebrating their first Mother’s Day this year deserve an extra special something, having spent all or the majority of their first year of motherhood in lockdown. Perhaps it’s something just for them, to treat themselves to some selfcare, or a beautiful piece of jewellery.

Fingerprint Jewellery
LittleImpJewellery.etsy.com
£100.00+
Birthstone Necklace
LotusJewelleryByEsra.etsy.com
£27.00
Candle and Bath Gift Box
Normadorothy.etsy.com
£26.00

Gifts from the Bump:
Celebrating mothers to be this Mother’s Day, we’re seeing a 130% increase in searches on Etsy for bump gifts*. Fathers to be, friends or grandparents want to celebrate the pregnant women in their life.

Wish Bracelet
SweetheartsDarlings.etsy.com
£3.75
First Scan Frame
PoshTottyDesigns.etsy.com
£22.00
1st Mother’s Day Card
ThreePeaksCompany.etsy.com
£8.99+

The new bouquet
A flower press is the perfect gift for mum to savour those first blooms of Spring, or their favourite stems from a special bouquet. On Etsy we’re seeing a 413% increase in searches for pressed flower kits or supplies*. After dried flowers made such a comeback in 2020, everlasting flowers is a trend we are seeing continue into 2021. Crafty mums will enjoy creating their own with a paper flower kit alternatively send a bouquet of wooden flowers.

Personalised Flower Press
Bombas.etsy.com
£30.00
Paper Flower Kit
Campbellworkshop.etsy.com
£15.00
Wooden Flowers
AnnaWiscombe.etsy.com
£48.00

Gifts for the Mum that needs a break:
Whether the juggle of homeschooling and work has taken it out of a mum close to you or the pressure of life has gotten a little too much why not show her you’re thinking of her by sending something that gives her some me time. Whether that’s some self care goodies or even a DIY kit so she can try something new and fun. Giving your mum a chance to step away from her everyday chores and responsibilities for a short time (or a whole day) will be a dream come true.

Home Pottery Kit
JackLaverickCeramics.etsy.com
£42.99+
Gin Makers Kit
Sandy Leaf Farm.etsy.com
£24.99
Candle Making Kit
TheLondonRefinery.etsy.com
£25.00
Letterbox soap gift set
RachelsSoaps.etsy.com
£22.00 Wooden Bath Caddy
Giftswithcheeryontop.etsy.com
£46.00+
Step Mum Candle
KindredFires.etsy.com
£24.00

Eco-brand Boody make super soft, sustainable and stylish bamboo essentials.

They have a range of underwear, loungewear and activewear that would make a perfect Mother’s Day gift.

Cosy Knit Wrap (£62.95) or Good Night Sleep Pant (£44.95) are lovely options.

Boody | boody.co.uk

Cosy Knit Wrap boody.co.uk/collections/lounge/products/cosy-knit-wrap
Good Night Sleep Pant boody.co.uk/collections/lounge/products/goodnight-sleep-pant

Luxury French tea emporium, Mariage Frères’, beautiful Sweetheart tea.

When pouring hot water, the jasmine flower bud begins to blossom, so she can enjoy a beautiful bouquet every morning.

Complete with the gorgeous glass tea pot to admire it in all its beauty, the set costs £110.

Fine Silver Jewellery Making Kit, £80.00, Made in Hampshire

Perfect for your creative mum who would love to try out a new skill.

A lockdown best seller.

Learn a new skill – all from this neat little box.

Create your own unique and eco-friendly solid silver pendant necklace or earrings with this beautiful kit.

No previous experience required as there is a full colour booklet included which takes you through the step by step process.

This kit includes all the tools your mum needs to design and make her own bespoke, eco-friendly earrings or pendant necklace using the magic of silver clay. Presented in a beautiful little box that fits through your letterbox.

One tree is planted for every sale.

Available at BuyBritain.com.

Limited Edition Darling Collection Cocktail Box

The husband and wife duo behind Drinks By Post are experienced in mixing and serving cocktails for special occasions, swapping their Airstream on wheels and putting the same care and quality into hand-finished postal boxes. Life gave them lemons and they’ve taken lemonade one step further, crafting high-quality delicious cocktail gift boxes!

Unlike other seasonal cocktail boxes, Drinks By Post serve fresh fruit juice as well as a double measure of quality spirit to match the tried and tasted recipes. The pre-measured ingredients are accompanied by equipment and a learning experience, teaching you the history as well as the best tips and techniques – all you need to add is ice, and enjoy!

For a conscious gift that keeps on giving they also offer a subscription service, promising to plant a tree for every month subscribed – why give one box when you can make a difference and enjoy it at the same time!

The Darling Collection:
Bahama Mama
Long, fruity, tropical and loaded with Rum – what’s not to love?
– Dark Rum, Coconut Rum, Pineapple, Orange, Grenadine, Lime.
Elderflower 75
Light, floral and deceptively potent, the perfect start to an evening to remember.
– Tanqueray, Elderflower, Lime, Prosecco.
Signature G&T
Now there are G&Ts and there are G&Ts – this one is our signature serve and is the very best we’ve ever tasted.
– Rose Geranium Gin, Mediterranean Tonic, Lime, Rose Buds.
Tropical Bellini
Nothing makes a celebration like Prosecco, and nothing makes Prosecco like sweet, ripe tropical fruit.
– Mango, Passionfruit, Prosecco.
French Martini
This indulgent cocktail has a rich, velvety texture and a beautiful clean head.
– Vanilla Vodka, Chambord, Pineapple Juice.

Price: £40 per box
For more information or to order, please visit: www.drinksbypost.co.uk

Give the gift of joy this Mother’s Day
Need a bit of inspiration for the perfect Mother’s Day gift? We’ve got you covered. Give the gift of joy with a gift membership for The Joy Club – the ideal present for your mother or grandmother this Mother’s Day.

The Joy Club is an online club for people aged 65 and over that helps members save more, so they can afford to do more. Members have access to free, money-making and discounted activities, including yoga and Pilates classes, virtual tours around London and Paris, premium boxed wines, mature beauty products, arts and crafts, a choir and much more! All of our activities can be enjoyed either at home or online, and are guaranteed lockdown-friendly.

A gift membership for The Joy Club is the perfect way to show your mum or grandma that you’re thinking of them. But don’t just take our word for it, here’s what some of our members are saying:

“Highly recommended. If you are over 65, sign up. I have done a yoga class, signed up for a 6 week creative writing course and am going to be making pasta. It’s brilliant, a no brainer.” – Kate
“The Joy Club seems like a gem of an idea and right now – with yet another lockdown – has been perfectly timed.” – Maggi

“It’s new, it’s different and it is fun” – Keji

Gift membership packages for The Joy Club are available for just £25 for six months or £45 for a full year. Buy today and get Mother’s Day sorted!

We’re adding more offers and activities every week, so remember, a gift membership for The Joy Club is a gift for life – not just for Mother’s Day!

Buy a gift membership here or go to www.thejoyclub.com and click on ‘Gifting’.

Your Flavourful Food Stories recipe book released to celebrate Tilda’s 50th Anniversary

New book thanks those who made the company what it is today while raising money for The Felix Project

Marking half a century of supplying delicious rice, Tilda has released ‘Your Flavourful Food Stories’ a book filled with recipes from all the people who helped make the brand the success it is today: the chefs who won’t serve anything else, foodies known for being on top of the latest trends and home cooks who serve up dishes with love. The book is dedicated to all those who go above and beyond to create the best-tasting rice dishes whether passed down through generations, inspired by their most memorable trip away or from their first discovery of the brand. To commemorate the occasion Tildais thanking its fans, with a special collection of their favourite recipes, their stories, their Tilda moments.

The book continues Tilda’s partnership with The Felix Project, London’s leading food redistribution charity, which rescues good quality surplus food and delivers it to charities and schools for people in need. All the proceeds from the sales of this book will go directly towards helping get good food to people in need. Each £7.99 donation from a bookpurchase delivers enough food for 49 meals.

Michael Millership from The Felix Project comments: “We are so pleased to be Tilda’s charity partner of choice. Tilda was one of the first producers to respond to our request for food in the early days of The Felix Project and has doubled its donations this year to help us meet increased demand. The continuing generosity of Tilda contributes greatly to our ability to supply those charities we work with and we are touched and honoured to be the beneficiaries of the proceeds from the 50th anniversary recipe book: ‘Your Flavourful Food Stories.’ We wish you the best of luck for the next 50 years, although we like to think Felix will be redundant by then.”

Your Flavourful Food Stories is a collection of stories and recipes developed and loved by members of the Tilda family. The book includes recipes from TV Chef, Cyrus Todiwala, online cooking platform MOB Kitchen, popular influencer Lucy Parker (@Lucy_and_Lentils), loyal Tilda staff and fans and followers of the brand from the British public.

Earlier this year, Tilda challenged its fans to share their most loved rice recipes and the stories that make them taste extra special. Seven members of the public have had their recipes specially chosen for inclusion, and have won copies of the book, plus a rice bundle to say Thank You for supporting the brand. Much-loved Rice Puddings, Chicken Fried rice and a Thai Green Curry are among the winners, with heart-warming stories of family moments and traditions.

Tilda’s new cook book can be purchased from https://tilda-rice.myshopify.com/ RRP £7.99, with all proceeds being donated to The Felix Project.

THE MOTHER’S DAY HOT LIST
The Perfume Shop buyers reveal predicted bestsellers

While no one really needs an excuse to treat the most important women in their lives, with Mother’s Day coming up it’s the perfect opportunity to show your special mother figure what she means to you. The Perfume Shop’s buyers have made their predictions for this year’s bestselling fragrances, with some of the hottest new launches making the cut, along with cult favourites and long-time bestsellers.

This year’s predicted Top 10 bestsellers for Mother’s Day include:

Jimmy Choo I Want Choo EDP
From £45 for 40ml
The latest launch from Jimmy Choo, EXCLUSIVE to The Perfume Shop, is an oriental floral with top notes of Peach, Mandarin and Orange, a Red Spider Lily and Jasmine Sambac heart and base notes of Vanilla and Benzoin.

Carolina Herrera Very Good Girl EDP
From £55.50 for 30ml
New for 2021 and EXCLUSIVE to The Perfume Shop, the latest addition to the Good Girl family, a new floral interpretation with top notes of Redcurrant and Lychee, a Rose heart and Vetiver and Vanilla base.

Armani My Way EDP
From £55 for 30ml
A delicious floral with Calabrian Bergamot and Egyptian Orange Blossom, a Tuberose and Jasmine heart and base of Cedarwood, Vanilla and White Musks. In a refillable bottle, with all its components recyclable, it reinvents the fragrance for a more sustainable future.

Thierry Mugler Angel EDP
From £28 for 15ml
This oriental has become a cult favourite since its launch and a constant bestseller with customers. Its top notes of Bergamot and Helional, heart of Honey, Caramel and Praline and Vanilla and Patchouli base are a recipe to create a timeless favourite.

Chanel Coco Mademoiselle EDP
From £57 for 35ml
This airy, sensual, feminine oriental has become a cult classic in recent years and is always a bestseller, whatever the time of year.

Dior J’adore EDP
From £55 for 30ml
It might be over 20 years old but it’s still a timeless bestseller. This fragrance unites florals from all over the world, with notes of exotic Ylang-Ylang, Damascus Rose, Jasmine Grandiflorum, Sambac Jasmine and Tuberose.

Marc Jacobs Daisy Eau So Intense EDP
From £55 for 30ml
Launching on the 24th February Daisy Eau So Intense Eau de Parfum for her is a new, deeper twist on the classic Daisy perfume. With top notes of Pear, Strawberry and Bergamot, a heart of Jasmine, Rose Buds and Honey and a base of Bezoin, Moss, Vanilla and Muscs, it’s sure to become a cult classic like its predecessors.

Valentino Voce Viva EDP
From £55 for 30ml
A new launch that’s already a favourite, this woody scent combines top notes of Italian Bergamot essence and Mandarin essence, an Orange Blossom absolute and Golden Gardenia accord heart and a base of Crystal Moss accord, Vanilla and Tonka Bean.

Lancôme Idôle EDP
From £49.50 for 25ml
This floral fragrance is an alluring blend of Rose Accord, Jasmine Absolute and Chypre Accord, to create an irresistible fragrance.

Gucci Guilty Pour Femme EDP
£52 for 30ml
A heady oriental with top notes of Mandora and Pink Pepper, a Lilac heart and Patchouli base, it’s rich and sensual.

Tracklements NEW Special Edition Feisty Pineapple Achar.

Handmade with pineapple, onions, carrot, chilli, ginger and mustard seed. On its own it has the power to vivify a simple bowl of rice, noodles or daal. Vegan and Gluten Free, it’s easy to add a peppy punch to a myriad of recipes – not least curries.

Tracklements Special Edition Feisty Pineapple Achar, RRP £3.35 for 220g, is available from fine food delis and farm shops nationwide and online at www.tracklements.co.uk.

art on a postcard
international women’s day
all-female auction

Bidding now open via Dreweatts.com until 11 march

Art on a Postcard marks International Women’s Day 2021 with a celebration of the multiplicities contained in every woman. AOAP has invited female identifying artists to respond to an initiative called I AM created by The Hepatitis C Trust Prison Peer Educator Jane Shea.

Jane feels that the women the Trust works with are too often referred to as ‘an addict’ or ‘a prisoner’ and feels strongly that no one is one dimensional and furthermore it is the multiplicities in women that bind us together. A publication created to support the initiative was distributed among the women the Trust serve with a space to list the things they identify as being, without judgment or justification. One might be an addict, but they could also be a mathematician, a mother, a lawyer, a nurse and so on.

The collated responses have been used as an inspiration for the artwork created for the auction by such luminaries as Claudette Johnson known for her large scale paintings of black women; ‘Punjabi, Liverpudlian’ Dr. Chila Kumari Burman whose joyous work has been adorning the Tate Britain since Diwali; Japanese born, Brooklyn based artist Yui Kugimiya whose work is unique in its use of traditional painting techniques to create quirky stop-motion animations and Antonia Showering whose lockdown year included a White Cube show and another with Timothy Taylor.

“The I AM publication has had a tremendous response from the women that the Trust supports and the artists have been very keen to create their responses. These times call for empathy and the artistic community can always be relied upon to step up.” – Gemma Peppé, Art on a Postcard

The reserve price for all the featured postcard sized works of art will start at £50. The auction takes place via Dreweatts and bidding is open until 11 March 2021.

About The Hepatitis C Trust

The Hepatitis C Trust is the national charity for people with hepatitis C. It is a patient-led and patient-run organisation; most of its board, staff and volunteers have had hepatitis C themselves. It is committed to eliminating hepatitis C in the UK by 2025. Its strategy is based around pillars of better prevention, increased diagnosis and treatment for all.

It has established strong partnership models of working with substance misuse and homeless service providers across the UK. In substance misuse services, it delivers staff training, peer-led education about the importance of testing and availability of new treatments, and personal one-to-one support from initial diagnosis through to treatment. It runs a range of support services, including a confidential national helpline run by staff and trained volunteers who have all had personal experience of living with hepatitis C.

Helpline staff also provide patient-centred responses via email and run a designated prison freephone helpline service for prisoners across the UK. Its policy and parliamentary team works across the UK Parliament and the devolved nations to ensure hepatitis C stays firmly on the political agenda. It also publishes a range of reports and resources on aspects of the hepatitis C care pathway.

About Art on a Postcard

Art on a Postcard is a unique platform that offers the opportunity to purchase beautiful limited-edition artworks by celebrated artists at affordable prices. Art on a Postcard is perhaps best known for its coveted secret postcard auctions. These eagerly anticipated events feature special edition artworks by renowned names that are auctioned anonymously for charity each year. Bidding starts at £50 and they offer a truly rare chance to own mini masterpieces by highly collectible artists, whilst supporting a worthwhile cause, The Hepatitis C Trust.

About Dreweatts

Dreweatts is a leading UK auctioneer of Fine Art, Furniture, Sculpture, European and Asian Ceramics and Works of Art, Jewellery, Watches, Silver, Clocks, Wine, Manuscripts and Miniatures, Books and Live Steam and Model Engineering. Dreweatts operates from and holds auctions at Donnington Priory, the beautiful, picturesque country house located close to Newbury in the Berkshire countryside, less than 1 hour from Heathrow airport and 1 hour from London by train. Western Manuscripts and Miniatures, Islamic and Near Eastern Books and Manuscripts and Book Collections and Libraries are offered under the Bloomsbury Auctions name with sales taking place in central London. Dreweatts’ London office is on Pall Mall, St James’s, where weekly valuation days, exhibitions of auction highlights and client events are held. Dreweatts offers a diverse and exciting calendar of specialist auctions along with single owner collection and house sales with pre-auction viewing at Donnington Priory in the days leading up to the auction itself. Dreweatts also hosts monthly valuation days at Donnington Priory on the first Friday of every month and at other locations nationwide where clients can receive advice on buying and selling at Dreweatts from our market-leading specialists.

Mother’s Day gift idea from The Recycled Candle Company.

Luxury hand poured candles with bespoke fragrances, made from 100% recycled wax.

Choose from eight wonderful scents, including Watercolour, Bitter Orange & Ylang Ylang, Ginger & Lime and Rose & Oud and six shapes.

Prices start from £15 for an octagon pillar to £55 for a five wick candle.

therecycledcandlecompany.co.uk

“This year mums deserve a treat – many have faced the extra challenge of home-schooling and for others the pandemic has meant coping with isolation or financial worries. Small businesses have also faced their toughest ever trading year and I’d urge everyone to shop local this Mother’s Day and help independent businesses survive. These small shops, cafes and restaurants do so much for the character of our communities and the money you spend with them benefits local economies much more than shopping with big corporates. My Virtual Neighbourhood has produced a list of brilliant London businesses to support this Mother’s Day – all independent and all happy to deliver.”

www.myvirtualneighbourhood.com/london-gift-directory


Treat Mum to a personal Mother’s Day gift voucher from the Suffolk Hotel Folk to enjoy when lockdown lifts

This Mothering Sunday, 14 March, indulge Mum with a personal gift voucher from the Suffolk Hotel Folk to enjoy when lockdown lifts. Choose from an overnight stay, special dinner, afternoon tea or spa treatment all available for purchase online.

A champagne afternoon tea in the elegant Gallery restaurant at the Swan at Lavenham Hotel & Spa is £68 for two, while Sunday lunch is from £27.95 per person. Or treat Mum to a monetary voucher from Weavers’ House Spa to spend on a relaxing facial or body treatment of her choice.

Buy a Luxury Seaview Package at the Brudenell or White Lion and Mum and her companion can enjoy a magical stay by the sea in Aldeburgh with a cream tea on arrival, chocolates and Prosecco in a sea facing room, pre-dinner cocktail and dinner all from £240 for two sharing.

Make Mum feel extra special with a Royal Tea (£41) or a one night Royalty break (from £230) at the Crown at Woodbridge, both treats include fizz, while the Crown and Castle at Orford is offering an evening of fine dining (£90) or a mid-week dinner B&B stay (from £260); all these vouchers are for two to share.

Whichever treat you choose, all the hotels offer fine dining focusing on Suffolk’s fresh, local produce. For details visit www.thehotelfolk.co.uk and check out each hotel’s individual sites or call 01728 451077; individual T&Cs apply.