Mother's Day gifts for under £20
Although the love for your mum has no boundary’s our pockets unfortunately do. Mums deserve to be spoiled rotten no matter the cost. Reality is there are plenty of cheaper gifts that she will still cherish forever.
Whether you decide to treat her with flowers or a relaxing gift set we’ve got you covered. We’ve chosen some of our favourite Mother’s Day gifts (Sunday 31st March for the forgetful among us) for every Mum out there… We promise it won’t break the bank.
So now there’s no excuse to leave Mum to the last minute!
Hot Water Bottle
Keep your mum’s tootsies toasty with a hot water bottle this Mother’s Day, soft scrumptious and snuggly, this Ladybird hot water bottle will stay warm for up to 4 hours, keeping your mum snug as a bug in a rug all evening.
Jazz up mums morning coffee with a new mug, its the perfect way to add a bit of fun and personalty to your kitchen! Inside this flamingo mug it says ‘Your’e flamazing’ the perfect message to give your mum!
Treasure memories forever with a photo album. If you want to go the extra mile this Mother’s Day why not fill the pages with her favourite family photos. This baby blue photo album featuring rose gold foil detail on the text looks expensive but still won’t break the bank.
For the stylish mum why not buy her some nail varnishes to make her feel as good and you know she looks. Organising a pamper day for you and her in the living room this Mother’s Day is a great way to show her you want to spend time together.
Fill your mums home with beautiful smells she’s guaranteed to love. A Yankee candle has over 120 hours of burning time and comes in around 200 different scents, what more could she want! Pretty good for just under £20 too!
Surprise mum with a Chocolate fountain. Something makes me think she won’t be expecting this gift! From strawberries, to banana slices and grapes, a Chocolate Fountain is the perfect dipping indulgent treat. Great for dinner parties and cheat nights!
Let your mum claim her favourite spot on the sofa with a cushion. A soft fluffy cushion would brighten up any room and would definitely put a smile on her face!
Treat your mum to a spa treatment without leaving the house, a face mask is the perfect way to show your mum that she deserves to relax this Mother’s day! Natural face masks create a barrier on the skin and are designed to deliver a super charged dose of skin hydrating ingredients.
A beautiful heart keying acts as a gesture of love and affection when presented to your mum! She takes her keys everywhere so now she’ll know you love her wherever she goes.
However you choose to treat your Mum this Mother’s Day we hope you both have a great day!
Must have party essentials
Party planning can be stressful we know. This year save the cash and throw your event at home, we promise it’ll be one to remember. Whether your turning 18, 80, or just fancied throwing that 80’s party you’ve always dreamed about, we’ve got you covered with our list of must have party essentials…
It’s always a good idea to have some sort of entertainment ready to distract those unruly guests. Why not invest in a Bluetooth microphone, they lets you perform solo, or for maximum entertainment order two for duet mode. Play your favourite song through the built-in speaker and sing to your heart’s content.
A gazebo is never a bad idea for the unpredictable English weather. You don’t want to leave your guests out in the rain! This roomy gazebo can accommodate anything from garden chairs to dance floors. Gazebos’ are great for putting patio heaters in in the winter, or covering yourself from the rays of summer, definitely worth investing in if you’re an avid party host.
Obviously its going to be a night to remember so why not let your guests document it for themselves! These individually wrapped disposable cameras work perfectly indoors and outdoors, look forward to looking through old school pictures and finding some possible photos to treasure forever.
Lighting should always be a top priority when planning an event. Fairy lights are pretty, colourful and can even turn your dinghy downstairs bathroom into a party guest hot spot! By adding battery-powered fairy lights you’re not only lowering the fire hazard candles have, but are making your house look picture perfect.
Get granddad out of his chair and boogieing with all your favourite tunes. This Bluetooth speaker will make you a real crowd-please, anyone and everyone can connect and play their party playlists through this speaker. The multi coloured light display on the front makes this speaker a must have party essential!
Greet your guests with 16 bottles of white wine to really get the party started. Buying your alcohol bulk in advance really helps you keep the party costs down whilst still providing an excellent party spread. Hopefully this crate will get everyone enjoying the karaoke machine!
What screams fun more than this stylish balloon banner? Balloon’s are the perfect way to jazz up a blank wall, it will be the talking point of your party. Word balloons are a 2019 must have trend, their great for photo shoots and letting everyone know what they should be doing ‘parting!’.
Disco in the kitchen, groove in the garage, or turn your living room into a real life nightclub! Jazzy disco lights instantly change the room from dull to dance in me, it really has no limits as to where your party guests can showcase their killer moves.
Have guests pose for pictures with their party hats on or add the finishing touches to your party outfit. If you’re feeling super creative you can make bunting out of party hats by cutting them in half and threading the string through all the different hat hole.
Getting a little bit sick of your friends, boyfriends, brother thinking he’s a part-time DJ on your Bluetooth speaker? Why not just stick on a party album, its great for all ages and you know what you’re in for. No more spending hours creating the perfect playlist!
A folding table is perfect for displaying party snacks. Grab a snazzy table cloth and place below your party nibble spread. Buying a heavy duty sturdy table like this one means you won’t have to worry about people sitting where they shouldn’t be!
What to get HER this Valentine's Day
It’s the year to make her feel super special. Whether the love is just blossoming and you need us to play cupid, or you’re looking for an extraordinary something for that special somebody in your life. We’ve compiled a guide for the best valentines’ gifts for her this year, from little surprises to pamper gifts, you have plenty of options to really make that lady in your life feel like the luckiest one in the world. We have everything for every type of budget too, take a look.
Urban Decay ‘Naked Cherry’ Eyeshadow Palette
Mattes, shimmers and intense colours, this palette is perfect for Valentine’s Day. The pinks and burgundy’s colours will create the perfect date-night look.
Whoever you gift this to, they’ll absolutely love it. High-quality, rich, velvety and easy to use, it’s a really thoughtful, beautiful gift for somebody.
Opulence Metallic Glass Votive Candles
Everybody loves candles and they can really set the mood on Valentine’s Day. These votive candles have a beautiful metallic design that will suit any type of interior.
Their fresh clean scent, crafted from a combination of citrus, bergamot and patchouli mean they’re a super safe choice and one that anybody would love to receive as a gift.
No. 1 Jenny Packham – Designer gold floral drape hair comb
A rather unique gift but certainly an unforgettable one. This floral hair comb will enhance any outfit, allowing your Valentine to shine, just like they deserve to.
It’s a gorgeous accessory that will make anybody smile when they open it. If you know your partner would love a hairpiece like this, it’s the perfect gift.
Activity Superstore – London overnight stay with Simply Windsor Castle afternoon tour gift experience for 2
This really is an unforgettable experience. Windsor Castle is a truly romantic location with its sweeping landscapes and the view of the Thames.
Your driver will take you straight from Central London to Windsor Castle where you’ll be treated to an audio tour and be able to visit the Windsor Castle State Apartments, Queen Mary’s Dolls’ House and St. George’s Chapel
This is a one-night stay for two, breakfast is included and you’ll be sure that it’s an unforgettable Valentine’s Day gift (be aware though, it isn’t valid to take this trip on Valentine’s Day itself!)
Beyoncé Heat Eau de Parfum Fragrance
They’ll need a special fragrance to wear for their Valentine’s date, and what could be more appropriate than Beyoncé’s Heat perfume?
Luxurious, sensuous and, importantly, a really delightful smell. If you were planning on gifting your Valentine’s with a fragrance, this is the perfect option.
Buyagift 2 for 1 Relaxation Day with Salt Cave Treatment at Twinwood Health Club
Valentine’s Day is really just a great excuse to relax a little, pamper yourself and love yourself as well as other people.
This fabulous experience gives you the chance to swim in the most unique swimming pool in Bedford, sit in a stunning sauna and be revitalised with an hour-long salt cave treatment. Best of all, it’s for two people, so, you get treated as well!
We hope this gift guide inspired you to find the perfect gift for her. Buying a thoughtful, unique present for your Valentines can show somebody just how much you care.
What to get HIM this Valentine's Day
With Valentine’s Day only a few weeks away, it’s about that time when you need to start thinking about what you want to get the man in your life this year. However, due to the seemingly innate inability of many men to express what they want, a lot of people find it difficult to puzzle out the kind of gift that their partner will truly appreciate. Though all this may make getting the perfect Valentine’s gift for your lover a chore, we’re here to help with a helpful rundown of five great gifts ideas for him this Valentine’s season.
Whether it’s for listening to Spotify, at the gym, playing video games or listening to podcasts on their daily commute to work, many of us have partners who use headphones on a regular basis. Therefore, a high-quality headset or earbuds is a gift that they’ll use regularly for years to come.
Fragrance / Aftershave
A classic but a goodie… we all love receiving the gift of a new fragrance. Whether he’s sporty or more of a sophisticated gent, there’s a scent out there for every guy. Check out our list of our top 5 fragrances for him:
Retro games console or record player
Everything retro seems to be coming back into fashion recently as people rediscover technology that has been forgotten for years. Why not send your video gaming partner on a trip down memory lane with a mini console or for music lovers, allow them the chance to redisover the beauty of a record.
Have you been planning to do a bit of renovation around the house this year? With many men keen to use this as an opportunity to show offer their superior manly DIY skills (just go along with it, it’s makes them happy!), why not help them along with some new DIY tools to make their job easier. It may inspire them and before you know it, your house will be like something off of Grand Designs!
Something for you to do together
Whether it’s a romantic weekend away, grabbing some afternoon tea or heading for a bit of sightseeing or theatre in the city, spending time with your loved one doing something exciting is one of the best gifts you can give in our book. Whatever your budget or interests, our wide range of gifts and experience offerings will have the perfect something to match both of your tastes!
Father’s Day is fast approaching on Sunday 19th June, have you bought the ideal gift for your Dad yet? No? Well, if that is the case, we’re here to offer you the best advice we can by giving you a rundown of some of the most popular Father’s Day gifts and some hidden gems you may not have thought of! Whatever his interest, make sure your dad has a unique gift to make his day perfect.
With all of these gifts, you can collect epoints which you can use to treat yourself with! It’s so simple, all you have to do is log on to your account at epoints.com before browsing for the perfect gift. If you’ll be browsing the high street as opposed to shopping online, you can redeem your epoints by using bigDL app (available on both the App Store and Google Play)
To make your shopping experience all the more rewarding, we’re offering you quadruple epoints at selected retailers! Here are some of our favourites below. Happy shopping!
Has your father been moaning for a while about how long it has been since he’s been out on the course and enjoyed a full 18? Freshen up his selection of clubs with this great offer on the Callaway 2016 X Series 416 Driver with Gamola Golf – now reduced by a massive 36% to just £159. Gamola Golf rewards you for shopping with them via epoints. Simply login to epoints.com before placing an order to get your points.
These professional headphones are perfect for those early-morning runs allowing runners to enjoy some of their own music whilst they stay in shape ahead of summer. Rugged, water and sweat resistant, these headphones are perfect for all conditions. Whether your father is a fitness enthusiast or needs a bit of encouragement to get out and active – these headphones are the perfect match. Make sure to epoints.com before placing your order so you can get your Runners Need rewards and epoints.
Aftershaves and Grooming
An incredibly versatile fragrance, the Aramis Adventurer is unique and perfect for every occasion. The set contains not only the cologne, but also a matching body spray (60ml) and a body wash (100ml.) The rich blue box offers a visually pleasing present to give to your Dad on Sunday! Don’t forget to login to epoints before shopping to get your Fragrance Shop rewards.
Give your father the chance to groom himself however he sees fit. He can groom his hair, beard and body with this fantastically comprehensive grooming kit, complete with 3 different trimming heads to give everyone who purchases this kit the chance to personalise their style. Log in before you buy and claim your epoints and Boots Points for purchasing.
Food and Drink
Who doesn’t enjoy a nice tipple once in a while? For all the whiskey loving fathers out there, this gift set is absolutely perfect. This box contains Speyside’s finest single malt whiskey, alongside single malt white chocolate truffles. Every box comes complete with an elegant matching Speyside glass, allowing your father to be reminded of the gift every time he enjoys a glass of his favourite whiskey. Collect Marks and Spencer reward points by shopping online via epoints or upload your receipt on the bigDL app if shopping in store.
So you’ve spoilt your Father throughout the day, but just how is the best way to finish off a relaxing Sunday with your family? I think we all know that there is only one logical answer to that question. A nice Sunday roast. This beef roasting joint will have enough to satisfy the whole family with its succulent and tender taste. Don’t miss out on your Waitrose Rewards and epoints when shopping online.
Gadgets and Tech
Does your Dad still think he’s a bit of a rocker? After a couple of beers, is he the first one on the dance-floor at a wedding showing everyone his air-guitar? We feel for you. Even if that doesn’t apply to you, you might want to consider this present. This neat speaker is small and portable but still offers fantastic audio quality for flawless audio playback. Pick up Menkind rewards and epoints when purchased online.
As everyone with a father of a certain age will know all too well, Subbuteo once upon a time was quite literally the best invention in the history of humanity. If your father is one of those who still champions the old fashioned footballing entertainment, why not treat him to this iconic footie light? He may just stop with the lectures, you never know. Be sure to collect epoints and Littlewoods Rewards with your purchase.
With Mother’s Day just around the corner on 6 March, have you selected the perfect gift for the special mums in your life? If not, don’t panic, we’re here to bring you a rundown of some of our favourite Mother’s Day gifts. From chic and stylish gifts to unique experiences that you can both enjoy together.
Don’t forget that with all these gifts, you can collect epoints to treat yourself too! All you need to do is log into your account on epoints.com before shopping online. If you prefer to shop on the high street, you can collect epoints via the bigDL app (available on the App Store and Google Play).
As a special Mother’s Day treat, we’re also offering you quadruple epoints at selected stores!
Jimmy Choo parfum oozes glamour and sophistication and this fruity fragrance with woody undertones is perfect for the yummy mummy in your life. Debenhams is now offering 10% off its 40ml bottle, now for just £36.90. To pick up your Debenhams rewards with epoints, simply sign into your account before shopping.
Diptyque candles have become synonymous with fashion and luxury and are the undisputed favourite candles amongst celebrities and fashionistas. The Baies fragrance is the most popular, with luxurious scent of blackcurrent leaves. Why not run your mum a candle lit bath to sink into and relax? You can grab one of these Diptyque candles at John Lewis. Don’t forget to login to epoints before shopping to get your John Lewis rewards.
Inspired by Ted Baker’s stunning hanging gardens print, this statement purse has a zip fastening and coin, note and card compartments. The stunning design is the perfect accessory as we move into the spring and summer months. To take advantage of the epoints Ted Baker loyalty scheme, make sure to log in to epoints before shopping at Ted Baker online.
These lightweight trainers have excellent breathability with an upper mesh panels. The ‘Fitsole’ technology also provides excellent cushioning, fit and support. The trainers are available from £34.50 (size 4) to £46.00 (size 7) at Sports Direct. Make sure to pick up your Sports Direct loyalty points via epoints.
SONY Walkman MP3 Player – Currys £55 (+55 epoints)
If the mum in your life enjoys going to the gym, running or even swimming, this waterproof MP3 Player is ideal for listening to music and keeping motivation levels up. Lightweight, comfortable and wire-free, the MP3 player has 4GB of memory, ensuring there’s plenty of space available for a mum’s favourite music. Make sure to collect your Currys rewards by shopping online via epoints or upload your receipt on the bigDL app if shopping online.
Fitbit – Argos £89.99 (+89 epoints)
The popular Fitbit fitness tracker enables users to track their steps, distance travelled, calories burned, floors climbed and active minutes. The multifunctional wristband also syncs seamlessly and wirelessly to iOS and comes in a range of colours. It’s available at Argos for £89.99, plus you’ll get Argos rewards when you shop via epoints.
Famed for their wonderful wicker hampers, this Mother’s Day hamper from Fortnum & Mason contains a variety of treats. It is packed with the finest tea, biscuits, jam, chocolate and the exclusive Countess Grey Tea Votive candle. To collect your Fortnum & Mason rewards, make sure to log on to epoints before ordering your hamper online.
A real treat for foodie mums, this tasting menu and champagne offer for two from buyagift.com is available at a selection of Michelin-starred restaurants. There are five venues to choose from, each of which have earned their prestigious Michelin star with their quality menus. To receive your buyagift.com loyalty points, simply log on to epoints.com before purchasing the offer and you’ll gain 636 epoints.
The Great British Bake Off was one of 2015’s most-watched TV shows and if the foodie mum in your life loves to, or would like to, bake, this cookbook will be a winner. It provides tips and recipes for the perfect cake, biscuits, breads, pastries and more. Don’t forget you can collect The Works rewards when you shop via epoints.
Nothing quite makes Mother’s Day for a mum than time with her children, so why not enjoy each other’s company with an afternoon tea experience. With Asda Gifts you can choose from a range of delicious venues with a flexible afternoon tea for two voucher for just £32.50. Log on to epoints before booking to take advantage of the epoints Asda reward scheme, where you’ll gain 32 epoints.
QUADRUPLE epoints available at Asda Gifts
Luxury Champneys Overnight Spa Escape for Two – £185 (740 epoints) Virgin Experience Days
Relax and unwind while spending some quality time with your mum with this luxury spa experience from Virgin Experience Days. You’ll get full access to the famed Champneys health resort with its swimming pools, steam rooms and saunas and will enjoy a delicious afternoon lunch. You’ll also get two luxury treatments including a facial and a pedicure or manicure. Make sure to collect your epoints Virgin Experience Day rewards.
QUADRUPLE epoints available at Virgin Experience Days
If you want to enjoy some quality time with your mum, but can’t quite decide on the perfect experience, with this Smartbox, BuyaGift has chosen a fantastic range of experiences for you to choose from. This includes everything from adrenaline adventures to spa days with venues right across the UK. Make sure to log into your epoints account before purchasing this gift to collect 196 BuyaGift loyalty points with epoints.
Mother’s Day favourites
No Mother’s Day is quite complete without a box of chocolates to indulge in. With this Continental Experience Collection from Thorntons, you’ll find a variety of delicious chocolates inspired by the continent, such as the feather-light Viennese Truffles. A classic Mother’s Day gift that will always impress. You’ll also pick up Thorntons rewards when shopping via epoints.
Nothing quite says happy Mother’s Day than a lovely bunch of flowers and this stunning bouquet from Interflora is sure to be a winner. The bouquet consists of fragrant roses, germinis and Oriental lilies. You can collect Interflora Rewards when you log in to epoints before ordering online.
This modern classic has a fresh oriental fragrance and some serious staying power. The fragrance draws inspiration from Gabrielle Chanel (Coco) and is aimed at the independent woman who breaks the rules and makes her own. Expensive, but worth the price tag. To collect Boots points via epoints, make sure to log in to epoints.com before purchasing online.
QUADRUPLE epoints available at Boots
Don’t forget, you can collect epoints with the bigDL app which gives you the very best single view of Mother’s Day discounts across the high street and online. The free money-saving app is available on the App Store and Google Play.
November Birthdays can be a little bit of a tough call so close to Christmas, you don’t want your gift recipient to feel left out or short-changed by the anticipation of all those amazing Christmas presents on their way soon.
If you’re looking for a birthday gift for a November-born gal, we think we can help you.
From ominous occasions, beastly banquets or gruesome gatherings, we have crawled the shops looking for the most extraordinary essentials and dreary decorations for any Fright Night.
So rise from you grave and pull yourself together – the witching hour is almost here and you’ve got a party to throw!