go for gold
They say gorgeous things come in small packages, which is certainly true of these gold-plated vermeil Amazonite earrings, from cult jewellery brand Missoma.
With ingredients grown in the garden of the Amersham-based Kings Arms Hotel and foraged locally, Old Amersham Gin not only tastes divine, but the funky bottles are perfect fodder for a candle holder once you’ve quaffed the lot. Two gifts in one – result! Available from BeerGinVino in Haddenham.
burn baby burn
When it comes to gifting, a lovely candle is always a dead cert and we’ll be heading to Light Box Candles for ours. Available as a one-off box, or as a subscription, Light Box posts out a new handpicked candle each month. Candles are chosen for their gorgeous scent, long burn time (30-50 hours), and sustainability creds using natural wax and ingredients.
No. 1 fan
Tranquil English countryside meets tropical paradise on these stunning hand-painted watercolour silk fans, by Oxfordshire’s Alice Acreman. A beautiful accessory for spring, or statement wall hanging.
She’ll never lose her purse again with this fuchsia and leopard number. Designed in Buckinghamshire, sustainable brand Nephele Bags uses leather off-cuts to create its bright handbags, accessories and purses, with each product totally unique.
Practical as well as fun, this washable stretchy water bottle sleeve from Wallingford’s Bottlesoc is perfect for staying hydrated on spring walks amongst the blossom. Each cover can also be personalised for FREE.
Jet setter? Available in several colours (we’re loving this minty green), this travel-sized jewellery box is a sweet alternative gift. Make it extra special with personalised initials.
With locations in Henley and Marlow, lifestyle store Four State is a one-stop shop for stylish products that put the planet first, like this Oxford Stripe hammam throw made from 300 recycled plastic bottles.
Want to really treat mum this year? Then it has to be cashmere. Find this chic Bella Freud knit with her iconic 1970 motif at the new boutique opening soon at Bicester Village – for a fraction of the retail price.
£294 (RRP £420)
oh la la!
French brand Sézane’s chic, minimal handbag designs are exquisitely made, with an emphasis on craftsmanship. Case in point, this natural raffia bucket bag that’s ideal for spring jaunts (and borrowing for yourself!).
morning wake up
Busy mama? This speedy three-step morning set from Next Beauty’s brand new WOAH range is a winner with caffeine, Vitamin C, hyaluronic acid and inviting peach packaging.
Treat her feet to a pair of super-soft cashmere socks from The White Company – we love this pretty pastel blue.
This isn’t just a facial, this is a Muddy Award-winning facial. Bodhi Tree Spa in Chalfont St Peter has loads of treatments that’ll leave her relaxed and refreshed including the Elemis Superfood facial, finished off with a micro-circulatory massage. I feel a mother and daughter spa day coming on…
Put a spring in her step and up her sartorial style creds with this chic pair of sneakers from French girl favourite Veja in sunny yellow.
A diffuser that looks as good as it smells? Meet the Wellbeing Pod by NEOM, complete with low-energy LED light and timer. Each pod also comes with two free essential oils (we like the sound of the Orange Blossom & Neroli, part of the Scent to Make You Happy range).
Say how you feel with this playful print from brilliant Buckinghamshire business Burnt Peach, available in six bright colourways.
around the world
A coffee table book makes a lovely unusual gift and is something she probably wouldn’t buy herself. This beauty takes you on an escapist tour of 25 beautiful destinations across six continents, with 250 full colour photographs inside. Available from Haddenham-based Scandi lifestyle store and café, NORSK.
Leave boring old flowers for your siblings (ha!) and get her this totally chic watering can instead. From Oliver Bonas, it’s both practical and a sideboard statement.
Brighten up her wardrobe for spring with this bold floral print kimono from Amersham’s coolest indie boutique, Fabric, that can be styled with jeans and a t-shirt or thrown on as chic loungewear.
Chocolates are a classic for a reason – and this box of 16 truffle hearts is a no-brainer with rich hazelnut praline and smooth salted caramel. Head to the store in Oxford to shop (and snack).
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