The Glass Mother’s Day gift guide

Story picture Mothers day guide 'The Kew' bouquet by WildaboutWildabout Flowers floral bouquet

Wildabout Flowers floral bouquet
Established in 2004, Wildabout Flowers creates beautiful floral designs, using only the freshest and finest quality flowers. Their talented, international team of artists ensures the blooms are delivered nationwide, arriving as perfect as when they left the studio. Wildabout works with the biggest names in the fashion industry today, so you are assured that your bouquet of choice will not only be beautiful, but also will be a head turner.

by Amanda Bernstein

The Kew bouquet is priced from £60 and available from here

Story picture Mothers day guide Champagne weave small make up by Alison Van der Lande16Alison Van der Lande make-up bag

Alison Van der Lande make-up bag
Alison Van der Lande designs luxurious leather accessories, all of which are beautifully made by craftsmen in Italy, using only the finest quality leathers and suedes. Available in a huge array of colours, the range includes sophisticated evening clutches, stylish sports bags and easy-to-wear day bags. We love the woven leather make-up bag in champagne, which makes a practical, sparkly and stylish gift.

by Amanda Bernstein

Alison Van der Lande Woven leather make-up bag is priced at £40 and available from here

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Jo Malone London Mother’s Day Floral Box
This Mother’s Day the iconic and much loved brand, Jo Malone London, has created the Mother’s Day Floral Box. When opened, it reveals a 100ml bottle of your choice of cologne, presented snuggled on a bed of freshly cut flowers, which have been designed and specially created for the occasion by renowned British florist, Philippa Craddock.

by Amanda Bernstein

Jo Malone London Mother’s Day floral box is priced at £130 and available from Jo Malone London boutiques and here

 

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Own a palace for a day
For the mother who has everything, why not fly her and her family to Lisbon and rent out the beautiful and elegant Tivoli Palácio de Seteais in Sintra? You can all enjoy this splendid 18th century palace and its magnificent grounds for 24 hours, where your beloved mother can be queen for the day – in every sense of the word.

by Amanda Bernstein

Own a palace for a day is available from £25,200 per day and available from here

 

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Amedei Chocolates
This much-loved Tuscan chocolatier has recently won two new accolades at the Golden Table Awards, held in Milan, for their milk chocolate bar and their Croccantino Pralines. In 1990, Cecilia Tessiei embarked on a mission to make her chocolate brand the most exquisite possible. And we believe she has achieved just that – but don’t just take our word for it.

by Amanda Bernstein
The Letizia gift box is price at £ 89.95 and available from Harvey Nichols

Krug Grande Cuvée Sharing Set NV Champagne

Krug Grande Cuvée Sharing Set NV Champagne

Krug Grande Cuvée Sharing Set NV Champagne|
Krug Grande Cuvée is a blend of around 120 wines from ten or more vintages, some of which may be up to fifteen years in age. Over 20 years are required to create each bottle, which then rests for six years in the cellar. Notes include toasted bread, hazelnut, nougat, jellied fruit, lemon and grapefruit. Labelled with a Krug ID that when entered on the Krug smartphone App, reveals the story of that very bottle, this is a gift for those mothers who — like Krug Grande Cuvée — exemplify the qualities of “incredible generosity and absolute elegance”. Each bottle is accompanied with two Reidel champagne glasses, and presented in a beautiful deep pink box.

by Rachel McCormack

The Krug Grande Cuvée Sharing Set NV Champagne is priced at £195 and available at thefinestbubble.com

Daughter Of The Soil Shea Body Butter Daughter of the Soil Shea Body Butter

Daughter of the Soil Shea Body Butter|
Daughter of the Soil is a recently launched ethical skincare brand with a focus on the naural wealth of Africa. Daughter of the Soil uses African ingredients: Myrrh, Frankincense, Moringa, Marula, Baobab, Rooibos and Shea Butter to create moisturising skincare with a luxurious feel. The purpose of the brand is to raise the standard of living as well as protect the income of women working in agriculture across Africa. We love their Shea Butter, lightly fragranced with White Mulberry: it absorbs quickly and easily, leaving skin gleaming. Sure to please those who need to know their luxury skincare is also natural and ethical.

by Rachel McCormack

Daughter of the Soil shea body butter is priced at £39 and available in store at John Bell & Croyden and online here

 

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Afternoon Tea at Park Chinois
Park Chinois, the Mayfair restaurant that combines fine Chinese cuisine with live 1930s entertainment, now offers an afternoon tea experience.

Served in the opulent Salon de Chine, the bespoke menu includes light sandwiches, classic scones and patisserie, and features a curated selection of loose teas sourced from the four corners of China. The Orchestre de Chinois provides live accompanying music.

by Rachel McCormack

Sittings for Afternoon Tea take place every weekend, every hour from noon to 18.00 pm, last booking at 16.00. An afternoon tea set is £39.00 per person. Park Chinois

 

Soley Organics

Soley Organics skincare

Soley Organics skincare
Soley Organics skincare is the creation of Icelandic actress Sóley Elíasdóttir, who is continuing her family’s tradition of harnessing the healing properties of Iceland’s native herbs. Four main wild-herbs are the active ingredients in all Sóley Organics products: yarrow, birch, bearberry, and willow. These are wild-harvested from Iceland’s highlands, and gathered by Soley herself, with help from family and friends. All products are natural and made in Iceland: we love the Gloey Purifying exfoliator with peppermint and wild Icelandic herbs: delicately scented and so gentle that you can use it every day.

by Rachel McCormack

Soley Organics are available in store at John Bell & Croyden and online here

AERIN Regent Garden candle

AERIN Spring 17 candle Regent Garden

AERIN Spring 17 candle Regent Garden
AERIN Spring 17 candle collection captures the essence of perfect holiday locations: Sintra in Portugal; Galatina in Puglia; Madaket Beach in Nantucket; and Regent’s Park in London. The Regent Garden candle uses Galbanum, Incense, and Silk Musk to evoke the pleasures of Regents Park. We think it’s the perfect way to bring the park into our home, and to remind ourselves to spend more time wandering in the rose garden this summer. An excellent way to encourage busy mothers to take a little time out to relax.

by Rachel McCormack

The AERIN Regent Garden candle is priced at £65 and available in store at Harrods

 

La Grande Maison Bernard Magrez

La Grande Maison Bernard Magrez

La Grande Maison Bernard Magrez
However well-seasoned a traveller a woman might be, it is not unusual to feel a little ambivalence when contemplating the first holiday without baby along for the ride. We think a stay at La Grande Maison in the centre of fashionable, vibrant Bordeaux would calm any fears. La Grande Maison is a collaboration between Bernard Magrez, the owner of four Grands Crus Classés, and award-winning chef Pierre Gagnaire: a luxury hotel with a Michelin starred restaurant.

This intimate hotel – there are only six bedrooms – is beautifully decorated and has an air of calmness and tranquil luxury that will ease any separation anxiety. Wily grandparents impatient for weekends in sole charge of baby should book a weekend for their daughters …

by Rachel McCormack

La Grande Maison Bernard Magrez, 10 rue Labottière, 33000 Bordeaux T.+33(0)5 35 38 16 16
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Murad Hydro-Dynamic Ultimate Moisture
Murad Hydro-Dynamic Ultimate Moisture
Sometimes a simple but thoughtful gift for Mothers Day is the best and the Murad Hydro Dynamic Ultimate Moisture face cream most definitely fits this bill. Recently launched by renowned dermatologist Dr Murad, into his eponymous skincare range, this a super lightweight highly hydrating cream containing hyaluronic acid, coconut extract and an anti-ageing peptide blend immediately plumps as it relieves dry, dehydrated skin, while also supporting its tone.
by Caroline Simpson
The Murad Hydro Dynamic Ultimate Moisture (50ml) retails at £55 and  is available from Murad