Need some help justifying the things you need for V-Day? Obviously we deserve to be pampered and spoilt rotten but sometime we need a little reasoning to nudge hubs in the right direction. Take a look at my list of well-deserved Valentine’s Day gifts for mums… because we know we are worth it!
Whip out these Frend Taylor Rose Gold Earphones (£179.99) whenever your kids are having a meltdown. With memory foam cushions that are angled to wear with earrings, crank up Gaga or Beyoncé until they have calmed down and pulled themselves together.
The Instant Photo
I am useless at printing photos. I tell myself that I don’t have the time but the truth is that I just never get round to it. The Pink Fuji Instax Mini (£69.99) instantly prints photos with the iconic white frame.
The Dark Ring Concealers
Haven’t had a decent night’s sleep in ages? Pop on your sunnies and get on with your day. I even wear them if it is raining because I can’t be asked to explain that my child is teething/unwell/just not sleeping. Wear a pair of Westward Leaning x Olivia Palermo (£160) sunglasses and people will assume you are just cool like that.
The “Night Out With The Girls” Heels
Like we need a reason for another pair of heels. The aptly named Latin Lover heels from Aquazzura (£640) are perfect for a Valentine’s Day dinner and any night out with your girlfriends.
The Hands-Free Crossbody Bag
No mum should ever be without a crossbody bag. It allows you to have your hands free to wipe a nose or chase a toddler. They are neat, light and big enough for you to carry the necessities yet still have a nappy bag strapped to your pushchair if need be. The Alexander Wang Lia Bag (£530) is perfect as we transition from winter to spring.
Something From The Beauty Counter
The Wear-Anywhere Lipstick
Mums alway need a lipstick that is kept in their crossbody bag. The wear-anywhere lipstick in a natural, nude colour that can lift a tired face and take you from bleugh to glam at the school gates. I am an avid fan of the pigment-rich colours from Lipstick Queen, and the Look of Love Trio by Lipstick Queen (£40) helps you recreate the rosy glow seen when you fall in love. Aaaah….
Now and then us mums will need a little help to boost our glow. I love, love, love the Eve Lom Illuminating Radiance Powder (£50). It comes with a brush attached which helps you out when you are travelling or on the go. Also, twist it open and dab a bit of powder on your eyelids with your finger for a nude eyeshadow.
The Floral Spritz
A floral perfume lifts your mood and those around you. Spray this Rose-scented Aqua di Parma Rosa Nobile (from £74) generously throughout the day.
The Bath Soak Smelly
Famous french candle maker has collaborated with bag designer Olympia Le-Tan to bring us Diptyque Rosaviola candle (£44). Bring on 60 hours of gorgeous smelling bath time.
The “I Love You” Pin
The latest design to come from one of my favourite jewellery brands is the Astley Clarke Biography Pins (£55). You can choose from a variety of symbols (I have the star and snowflake) and each is gold-plated and embellished with white sapphires. Collect them and add them to your collar, scarves, hats, etc.
The Arm Candy
I love arm candy because it is so stackable. Some days I wear so many pieces on my arms and I start to feel like an overdressed Christmas tree. But I love it! The Astley Clarke Kula Friendship Bracelet (from £70) symbolises infinity (i.e. you are stuck with me forever babe).
You can never go wrong with a bottle of LPR on Valentine’s Day. In fact you can never go wrong with a bottle of LPR on any particular day, there is always something to celebrate. Laurent-Perrier Rose Champagne (£59.99).
Chocolate and Valentine’s Day go together like a horse and carriage… How about the Rococo Popping Raspberry Hearts (£7.95)? White chocolate with raspberry pieces and popping candy. Yum!
Never go wrong with a bunch of roses on Valentine’s Day. Whilst I think red roses are rather grand, I am more of a white or pale pink rose kind of girl. These M&S Pastel Roses (£50) are gorgeous and ordering them from Marks and Sparks means they will last at least a week.
So, what do you think of my 14 Valentine’s Day gifts for mums? Leave me a comment below!