Ultimate Gift Guide For A Mother Who Loves Travel


It’s not too late! You can still order some flowers or book some bargain flights and present them to your mother over dinner tonight. She needn’t know you left things to the last minute!

Acqua Di Parma: Nobile Range

What is better than one bottle of fragrance? Three bottles, which makes this the perfect gift. Three beautiful fragrances from Acqua Di Parma in one box; Peonia Nobile, Rosa Nobile and Magnolia Nobile in a new set by Acqua di Parma.

They say: “These three uniquely fascinating and stunningly beautiful flowers are the inspiration for three unforgettable eau de parfum, where each fragrance is the protagonist and in harmony with the others at the same time. Together, they enhance a bright and modern femininity. The streamlined box in iconic Acqua di Parma yellow features a vibrant yet delicate flower print in shades of white both inside and out. The set consists of three bottles of perfume in a handy 15 ml roll-on version, ideal for carrying in the handbag and when travelling. In keeping with the Le Nobili collection, the bottles have gold coloured stoppers and labels. The box can be customized with the initials of the special recipient” (your mum!).

Almost Free Mother’s Day Flowers (UK Only)

Mothers love flowers. On Mothers Day or in fact in any day! We are giving you £15 free to spend on AppleYard flowers using this link,

If you collect British Airways Avios, Apple Yard flowers are giving a huge 30 British Airways Avios per £1 spent if you login and click through from the Avios website. I value Avios at £0.02 per Avios, which is explained in more detail in my Avios valuation article. This means that if you spend £29.99 on a letterbox bunch, you should earn a massive 900 Avios which I value at just under £18. In fact I wanted to test this and ordered myself a bunch of letterbox flowers and got 750 Avios… I am not sure how that was calculated but this is still a great return for sending a bunch of happiness in the form of flowers.

Charlotte Tilbury Makeup

Forget Clinique, Charlotte Tilbury produces vastly superior makeup. I always wear her Very Victoria lipstick and, at this time of year, skin which has been subjected to the harsh winter in the Northern Hemisphere always benefits a bronzer. Born from Charlotte Tilbury’s iconic and best-selling Filmstar Bronze & Glow, Charlotte has just introduced her new Filmstar Bronze & Blush Glow. Make your mum look like a film star; surely an ideal gift?

Anti Ageing Eye Mask

The anti-ageing eye mask from Emma Harris Tiffany was devised jointly with sister company Proskins. It combines their intelligent fabric with technical know-how and use of luxury fabrics. Proskins GOLD fabric features a revolutionary technology utilising 24 karat gold in the yarn to help with anti-ageing, anti-oxidants and moisturising of the skin. Wrinkles are depressed as the skin recovers its youth and elasticity. It’s ideal for luxury travelling, both for long-haul flights and for recuperating from jet lag and of course, will endeavour to keep your mother looking younger for longer!

Lumie Bodyclock Luxe 750D

Lumie Bodyclock Luxe 750D (RRP £199) is ideal as a soothing wakeup call for your mother. This complete light and sound experience makes for easier sleep and brighter waking. It features low-blue light to be non-alerting at bedtime and high-quality audio with DAB radio, Bluetooth connectivity and a selection of over 20 sleep/wake sounds.

Luxury Chocolate

Offering a mouth-watering line of the finest French chocolates you’re ever likely to taste, zChocolat was founded by Frenchman, Jean-Philippe Khodara, 17 years ago in his hometown of Aix-en-Provence, South of France – and, with the help of renowned World Champion Chocolatier Pascal Caffet, it has quickly earned the respect of chocolate lovers around the globe. Each zChocolat is painstakingly handmade with zealous adherence to French tradition: no alcohol, preservatives or colouring, a high cocoa content, low sugar and 100% pure cocoa butter.

Indulge your other mother with some French ZChocolat. The perfect gift!

Summerdown Body, bath & home collection

All mum’s like smellies so how about some from the luxury Summerdown who produce a delicious smelling body, bath & home collection. Working with renowned perfumer Ruth Mastenbroek to capture the unique properties of their single estate peppermint oil, they have creates a body, bath & home collection that is unlike anything else on the market. The fragrance is fresh and invigorating, transporting you straight to the heart of the English countryside and the home of Summerdown Mint.

All of their products are 98% natural and free from sulfates, parabens, PEGs, petrochemicals and artificial colourings. Their collection has been voted WINNER in the Naturally inspired category in the Natural Health and Beauty Awards and won coveted Beauty Shortlist Awards in 2017. Their best-selling diffuser has just won ‘Best home fragrance product’ in the coveted Beauty Shortlist 2018 Awards.

Ashanti Cosmetics

Ashanti Cosmetics is focused on producing a beautiful range of 100% natural, vegan, organic, luxurious, handmade cosmetics, and will make your mother look even more beautiful! Their range transports you straight to the heart of Ghana, where the concept of time doesn’t really exist, and this is why Ashanti Cosmetics believes in the ageless beauty and elegance of their products.

Their mission is to first and foremost help keep your skin perfectly flexible and smooth without any added synthetics. Their formulations are based on ancient family recipes and have been created with the harmony of ancient Akan traditions, a lot of passion, some heavenly and luxurious ingredients and always with the wise words of the founder’s grandmother in mind: “Beauty is simplicity”.

There is a whole load of organic, vegan and cruelty-free beauty packed with love in each little black jar and our favourite is the sumptuous shea butter, cocoa butter, coconut and pomegranate oil-based moisturisers that give the body a soft hug whilst purifying your mind and calming your soul.

Sparkly Bracelets By Annie Haak

Jewellery does not come more sparkly than Annie Haak’s bracelets. I love them and have a million of them (almost) which I wear up my arm every time I go out. I have favourites; one of my bracelets has a sparkly pink crystal that shimmers in the light, another has beautiful pearls interwoven into the silver chain. I have worn Annie’s bracelets since my son was small and he loves one bracelet that has a bulbous rounded heart hanging off it, that feels smooth and satisfying in his little palm. Whichever design and bracelet you fall in love with, you can just buy a single and quite reasonably priced chain, or you can splurge with a group of bracelets that will make your arm super sparkly.

My favourite for mothers day is the Mother’s day bouquet of flowers bracelet. Treat your mum to sparkes!

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