Friday, 26 February 2016

Mother's day gift guide

Last year we had an impromptu Mother's day thanks to L who decided to wake up later. I have received thoughtful, personalised card and breakfast in bed, just perfect!

This time I have created a practical Mother's day, just how I like it!

1. Pretty You London Meryl Plum slippers £22.50
2. Go Find A Gift Initials manicure set £14.49
3. Busy B Magnetic pad & pen £7.99 
4. Jadu tea London
5. Kaya Jewellery Silver Family Tree Necklace £34.95 
6. MOTHER oversized tee £30

Who said diamonds are every woman's best friend?! Every woman needs a lovely, compact manicure set which fits in virtually any bag or purse (width: 8cm, height: 7cm, depth: 2cm)! This lovely personalised manicure set from Go Find A Gift would make a great gift for any mum out there "who loves looking after their hands and nails".

The manicure set opens by pressing on a precision clasp, which once opened presents a set of 5 precision implements (nail scissors, 1 soft edged cuticle pusher, tweezers, nail file, and nail clippers) wedged in the soft, dark foam as well as a small mirror placed inside the lid.
What makes it so special is the personalised initials, you can add up to 3 letters, it could be your mum's initials or perhaps your own. I have opted for my mother-in-law initials which coincidentally make the word "MAM". Engraved letters look neat and tidy, you can't see any scratches or marks.

I haven't tried any of the implements but from it's presentation I can see that it's a quality and practical set, which hopefully will be frequently used.
I can't claim that I'm a tea connoisseur, but I would like to think that I can tell when it's a good or bad quality tea.

Jadu tea have kindly provided me with a lovely presented box of English breakfast tea envelops, which I'm opening on Mother's day and few samples of Green Tea (12 tea envelops £ 16) and Mademoiselle Grey (12 tea envelops £ 16)

"JADU Tea London is an independent Global Luxury Tea Brand based in the UK. ‘JADU’ is ‘magic’ in ancient Sanskrit and our mission is to conjure a little magic through the exploration of the enchanting and spellbinding world of tea...Explore the world of tea with us! We offer a range of teas that take you on a journey across the globe. Our teas are sourced from China, India, Sri Lanka and Africa, our herbs and fruits reach us from Europe, and the magic of blending and packing takes place in the UK".

Tea envelops themselves look very different to a typical tea bag found in supermarkets, they are designed to be transparent and made of organza alike fabric with a traditional string, which gives a modern look.

China Green is "an exquisitely smooth, full-bodied green tea from the Yunnan province of China, one of the oldest tea growing regions in the world. These carefully rolled leaves are reputedly full of antioxidants. Sit back and allow the subtly sweet, grassy green liquor to gently refresh and revive you".

China Green tea was a little bit too strong for me if the bag is left to infuse for 2 minutes as recommended by Jadu tea, but once mixed with more hot water was very tasty and lasted me for 2 more cups!

As a big fan of Earl grey Mademoiselle Grey blew me away. 

"Our flirtatious take on the classic favourite Earl Grey uses refreshing Sri Lankan Uva black tea as a base. The distinctive citrus character of this delicate tea perfectly complements the zesty, aromatic Bergamot with which this blend is generously scented. Finished with bright citrus notes of lemon, orange and lemongrass and a sprinkling of delightfully striking red cornflowers".

It is very much an Earl grey with a nice, settle flowery flavour and smell. It is also recommended to infuse for 3-5 minutes and to drink with or to without milk. As with China green it is a little bit too strong for me if infused for 3 minutes but once I added milk it had a very gentle flavour which I liked.
A lovely Royal Navy gift box with golden Jadu tea logo can make a great gift for any tea lover or those who like sophisticated presentation.

Disclaimer: I was sent  items mentioned above for the purpose of this review/gift guide. All thoughts and opinions are my own.


  1. What lovely ideas...I would be happy to receive any of those for Mothers day x

  2. Some lovely gifts there, my Mum would love the slippers x

  3. Fantastic Mother's Day gift guide! I love little slippers! Hopefully hubby will see this and take notes! Suz x