Do you find it really overwhelming to pick a personal Mothers Day gift, that your Mum will adore and that will also say everything you want it to say? I really do!

Every year I say the same thing. I want to go the extra mile and forgo traditional and conventional gifts and instead choose something more thoughtful and unique. But, when it comes to choosing, I can never pinpoint exactly what to get.

This year though, I’m so happy to say, I have already found Mum the perfect gift. It’s wrapped and ready to go and I cannot wait to see her open it.

How Do You See Your Mum?

Without a doubt, one of my favourite places to buy gifts from is John Lewis. They always have a really good range of things to choose from, that are both unique and special. This week John Lewis set me a really lovely challenge. They asked me to pick a personal Mothers Day gift for my Mum, that fits in with who she is as a person. 

Picking A Personal Mothers Day Gift With John Lewis

I did get that initial feeling of dread at having to choose a gift, but I popped over to the online store to pick and they’ve arranged their Mother’s Day gifts into really clever categories, so we can easily look for presents based on how we see our Mums and their unique personality.

I love their options! Some of the options include ‘adventure Mums’, ‘tech-savvy Mums’, ‘fashion forward Mums’ and even ‘on-the-go Grandmas. But, there are a lot more to choose from, so definitely go and take a peek! The one that stood out for me the most was the ‘spa-goer’. So, how do you see your Mum?

I see my Mum as a spa-goer…

This category is my Mum inside and out! My mum is one of these amazing people, that always seems to have it together. She looked perfectly preened and refreshed, yet she is also the busiest person I know.

She’s a teacher, a grandmother, a mother, a wife, a friend. But, the thing I admire the most about her, is that she’s such an advocate for looking after yourself. She has always stressed to me, more so now that I am a Mum, that it’s so important to take time out for you and to relax and to look after yourself.

Picking A Personal Gift For Mothers Day With John Lewis

It was so easy to choose a gift for her from the ‘spa-goer’ collection!

It made such a difference being able to instantly narrow the search down to a specific personality. Even though there is still a wide range of things to choose from in each category, there isn’t too much that it’s overwhelming to shop.

My Mum is the pamper queen and her favourite treat would be a spa day. She loves getting her nails done on the weekend and every week or so, she indulges in a treatment like reflexology. 

I knew straight away that I wanted to combine a few of her favourite pampering treats and put them into a hamper, so she could create a ‘spa night’ in at home.

As well as a relaxing and luxuriously scented candle, I chose Mum a face treatment oil to help her skin feel refreshed after a busy day and also a beautiful hand care kit, to help her feel ultimately pampered.

Sara Miller Scented Candle

The first thing I picked was this candle by Sara Miller. The design drawn onto the glass is so beautiful. I don’t think any pamper gift is complete without a candle and these smells delicious too!

Picking A Personal Mothers Day Gift With John Lewis

My Mum is candle and incense mad. Her house always smells incredible, so I knew this would be perfect. I chose the warm, spicy scent of Amber, Orchid and Lotus Blossom. It smells deep, rich and relaxing. My Mum is going to absolutely love it. 

You can find this Sara Miller candle here: Sara Miller Candle

Clarins Face Treatment Oil

The second thing I chose was this ‘Clarins Face Treatment Oil’. How tricky is it choosing skincare products for someone else? I even find it overwhelming buying skincare products for myself. But, I have heard so many amazing things about this Clarins Face Treatment Oil and I knew that it would give her skin such a refreshing boost, at the end of a busy day. I think this product is such a good failsafe if you’re buying a skincare gift for someone and you don’t know what they’ll like.

Picking A Personal Mothers Day Gift With John Lewis

It’s a natural based product that can be used on occasion as a skincare treat, or as part of an everyday skincare routine. My Mum loves natural based products like this and when you apply it to your skin, the droplets get really warm, so you actually feel like you’re having a treatment in the spa.

You can buy the Clarins Face Treatment Oil here: Clarins Face Treatment Oil

Morris & Co Hand Hand Care Treats

Lastly, I picked out something that would give her hands a bit of pampering. When I was little I used to love watching my Mum do her nails. She’d sit on the sofa and listen to us read at bed time and on occasions, she’d be there preening her cuticles, painting her nails and putting on hand creams.

Picking A Personal Mothers Day Gift With John Lewis

I remember that her hands were always so soft and I used to dream of being a grown up, so I could paint my nails like hers and make them super soft with luxurious creams.

One of my Mums favourite little treats, is going to the nail salon and having her nails done. But, I’ve noticed she has stopped using creams. The Winter air is making her hands really dry, so I can’t wait to give her this gift and to share with her my childhood memories and why I chose it. There are a few hand creams to choose from on John Lewis, but I’ve personally used Morris & Co creams before. They’re so gentle on the skin and they smell absolutely delicious.

You can buy the Morris & Co Hand Treat Set here: Morris & Co Hand Treat Set

Picking A Personal Mothers Day Gift With John Lewis

I love Mothers Day. It’s the perfect time to say thank you to Mum and it’s so nice getting to spoil her with gifts that I know she’ll love.

I’m really, really chuffed with my gift and the things I’ve picked out. It’s thoughtful, it’s personal and I hope that it will be the perfect treat for Mum. I also love how easy it was to find something for her this year. The different sections on John Lewis have made it so much less stressful to choose a gift. If you haven’t been over to their website yet, you can view their categories here: John Lewis Mothers Day

Oh and to my beautiful fiancee, who will be proof reading this post at some point and needs to find me a gift on behalf of my toddler, I love anything in the ‘Adventure Pro’ category! 

So, what gift are you getting for your Mum this Mothers Day and which category does her personality fall into?

Is your Mum a spa goer too? Is she a foodie? Of fashion forward? Or maybe or a multi-tasking new Mum. Let me know in the comments below!

*John Lewis sent me gifts in exchange for this post. All opinions are honest and my own. 




  1. February 26, 2018 / 1:49 pm

    Ooooh your lucky mum! She is going to adore all these gifts from John Lewis. You can’t beat their range for the perfect Mother’s Day present.

  2. February 26, 2018 / 2:40 pm

    These are some beautiful gifts for Mother’s Day. John Lewis have such a great selection of luxury treats. It tends to be my go to stop for occasion gifts.

  3. February 26, 2018 / 2:57 pm

    This definitely looks like a special treat to any mum. I for one would love to receive this! I always struggle to give my mother-in-law (but not my own mum). Will check out John Lewis has to offer 🙂

  4. February 26, 2018 / 6:15 pm

    You’ve picked some lovely gifts, your mum is a lucky lady. You can’t go wrong with John Lewis

  5. February 26, 2018 / 10:43 pm

    What a great selection of gifts I’m sure ur mum will love them. I love the look of the Sara Miller candle the scent u went for sounds amazing.

  6. February 27, 2018 / 11:34 am

    Looks a lovely selection of treats for Mother’s Day 🙂

  7. February 27, 2018 / 12:04 pm

    I see my aunty and my foster mum as my ‘two mums’ if you will and it’s hard to put them into a category as my aunty is quite vocal about what she does and dosent like haha. My foster mum loves bath stuff though so she is a fan of John Lewis.

  8. February 27, 2018 / 1:00 pm

    You picked some beautiful gifts for you Mum 🙂 I love John Lewis, they have some beautiful gifts ideas.

  9. February 28, 2018 / 6:39 am

    My mother is fashion forward but she so needs to relax sometimes and would love to take her to a spa or something but do love these items

  10. March 1, 2018 / 6:57 pm

    Ah, Cannot believe Mothers Day is so close……thanks for reminding me

  11. March 2, 2018 / 12:58 pm

    Ohh I just love John Lewis, they always have such a great selection and all of these products are so lovely – perfect for Mothers day

    Laura x

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