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Mother's Day Gifts

Monday, 16 March 2009

Tired of the usual perfume, flowers and chocolates for Mother's Day? Suzanne Walsh is here with her top tips for mothers day

It's Mothers Day next Sunday, and kids and dads around the country will be looking for the perfect gift for their yummy mummy. Today Suzanne Walsh is here with her mothers day gift guide. We will be steering away from the usual flowers, chocolate and perfume route and instead will be looking for something a little bit different. And of course as cash is tight all of our presents will be under €30.

1. Boots- The Sanctuary Sensuous Retreat Set €30.
This contains a body scrub, body soufflé, bath crème, shower oil and exfoliating gloves, and comes in a gold travel bag which you can use again. Perfect gift for a weekend of pampering, if you can't afford that spa break.

2. Boots-Clinique Body Buffer Set €22
This set is great for a mum who likes more expensive brands like Clinique. It's still great value at €22, as it contains a body exfoliator cream, body wash and moisturizer, and comes in a handy green wash bag

3. Boots No 7 Hamper €24

This gift set is probably the best value of all. At any No 7 counter the girls will put together a special hamper based on how much you can afford or what particular products you want to buy. This particular hamper contains a pack of No 7 4 in 1 face wipes, a gentle foaming face wash, and a Radiance Revealed skin exfoliator, and best of all, a little travel case which contains a total of 8 miniature products. This is actually free when you spend €15 on No 7 products, and is a great addition to the hamper. And best of all, when you spend €7.50 or more in Boots you get a €7.50 skin care voucher which can be redeemed on No 7 and Ruby And Millie products. So you can either use it to purchase another gift to pop in the hamper, or you can use it to treat yourself!

4. Tesco-Mothers Day Fondue Set €17.99
These three gifts from Tesco are the ideal present for a dad and young child to buy for mum. They are all interactive and fun meaning that mum and child can spend time together baking cupcakes, painting the tea bag holder, or simply enjoying some chocolate fondue!

5. Tesco Paint Your Own Tea Bag Holder €7.99

6. Tesco Bake Your Own Cupcake Set €12.99

7. Marks and Spencer Breakfast Larder €23
This larder contains two ceramic egg cups and egg cosy's, two boxes of Fairtrade teabags and strawberry conserve made with Fairtrade sugar. What's great about this gift is that you can use the larder itself for storing different things once its open.

8. Marks & Spencer After Garden Handcare Set €11.50
This is a great gift to keep mums green fingers in great condition, with a moisturing hand cream, nail brush and soap in a cute fully functional watering can.

9. Marks & Spencer Hot Chocolate Gift Set €23
Another great gift for gardeners, this set contains a 'How to Garden' book

10. Penneys Candles-range of candles, all of which cost between €2-€3
These are the perfect gifts for anyone on a budget, with the most expensive costing just €3. There are a variety of candles-from scented candles in a tin to tealights in coloured glass holders. Perfect for anyone on a tight budget, or as an extra gift to pop in a bag.

11. Aldi Wrapping Set €3.49
This handy pack contains a bag to pop your presents in, a cute card and a sheet of wrapping paper