Mother’s Day is special, indeed all days are special when it comes to mums!  If you are looking for something a little different then I’ve listed some wonderful and unique gifts to consider this Mother’s Day.  If you are a mum I do hope your day is special and you get to have some time doing what you love.


Naturaline Swiss Cosmetics collection


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Beautiful skin care products for the face and  body, combined the latest scientific techniques and carefully selected natural ingredients to offer state-of-the-art natural skincare products that results in beautiful, healthy skin.  These are stunning rich and beautiful products and new to the UK!  From a day creams, facial washes to lip balms there is something for everyone in the range.  You can check them out here.



Dartington Crystal Vases

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I love flowers and when I get them be that Mother’s Day or when I treat myself I often find I don’t have the right vase.  Well with these unique designs from Dartington Crystal and their new Totem collection, you will always have the right vase!  They are stunningly beautiful and the colours are magnificent.  A vase from Dartington Crystal will ensure a bouquet of flowers look their best and are the centrepiece of any room. Make your Mum feel special this Mother’s Day with a gift that will be loved for many years to come or buy one for yourself!  You won’t be disappointed by the quality and range.


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Martha Hill Essential Skin Care Set


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A stunning set of products.  Martha Hill has created this new collection of daily care essentials all beautifully fragranced with Pure Organic Rosewater and combining the finest natural, herbal ingredients. The four product set contains 75mls each of Cream Cleanser, Gel Toner, Day Cream and Overnight Cream, providing all you need for your daily skin care routine and will help to reveal a fresh, brighter looking complexion with a naturally healthy glow.  I love Rosewater in whatever form so these are a real luxury!


Orla Kiely Sycamore Seed Wash Bag

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Travel in style this spring with Orla Kiely’s new three-piece wash bag collection, featuring her new Sycamore Seed print in a bold colour palette of daring bright pink teamed with chic navy and bubble-gum pink.  The new Sycamore Seed design has been adapted from Orla’s popular Acorn print previously seen across her kitchenware, home fragrance, watches and bedding collections, and features the same iconic leaf design complete with a new floral addition.  Stunning quality and ideal for a Mother’s Day gift!  You can view the range here.


Thermos Stainless King Travel Tumbler

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There has been much in the news recently about take-away coffee cups and how damaging they are for the environment.  Well this is Thermos King Travel Tumbler is ideal for the eco-conscious mum who’s keen to reduce plastic from daily disposable coffee and tea cups.  Each mug fits most vehicle cup holders too so perfect for us busy mums who rush around everywhere!  Get yours here.




Indulge your mum this Mother’s Day with chocolates crafted with love from Guylian

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Oh who doesn’t love chocolates?!  These indulgent box of Guylian Belgian chocolates are a must for Mother’s DAy.  Guylian uses the finest ingredients, including an exceptional blend of West African cocoa beans and 100% pure cocoa butter. This combination gives the chocolate the desirable creamy taste and superior “melt-in-your-mouth” texture that is so delicious!  You can pick them up at most supermarkets.


Nelsons Arnicare Bath & Massage Balm

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As a luxurious dual-purpose balm, it’s perfect for pouring into a bath to create a gorgeous fragrance that will help all us busy mums to relax and unwind after a hectic day. The natural properties of Arnica montana extract and sweet scents of Lavender and Grapefruit essential oils are ideal for calming senses and melting away tension. It’s also enriched with Evening Primrose and Sweet Almond oil making it the perfect pampering treat.  You can find out more and purchase it here.



Botonique Wine


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A wine with 1/6 of the calories is just what I need and most mums probably need too!  Botonique contains a unique blend of vitamins, minerals and amino acids.  This means Botanique is able to provide anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, alkalising, detoxifying and hydrating benefits!  So drinking without all those horrible side effects has to be a win-win for us mums.  You can order yours at Ocado.




Need some Mother's Day Gift inspiration? Then look no further for these unique gifts. #gifs #presents #mothersday #mum



As well as selling on Etsy I love buying from Etsy too!  I love all the unique, interesting and inspiring products you can find on there.  I also adore all the handmade items.  I recently purchased a knitted hat which came all the way from Bulgaria!  It really is a world wide market place at your fingertips.


Below I have listed some of the Etsy Mother’s Day Gift items that are on my wish list.  What is on your wish list this Mother’s Day?


Bath Bombs

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There is nothing like a wonderful long soak to help remove all the stress and strain of the day.  I love bath bombs too.  I would really love to try these City Lights Bath Bombs all hand-crafted and the perfect pamper gift.


Swallow Print



I feel head over heels in love with this beautiful print of two swallows.  It actually reminds of a tattoo my dad had when he was alive.  It makes me smile just looking at it and to top it off it’s a very vintage retro feel to it too!



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Hanging Planter


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Hanging planters are so in at the moment.  These ones are just beautiful.  Lace effect with concrete they will add a splash of colour to any decor.  Again these remind me of the plant holders my mum had many years ago. (I can see a theme developing here haha)






Handmade and personalised jewellery to order is just so special.  I adore these bangles which come in a variety of metals and you can have them personalised too.  A great present for any mum!




Candles are my go to when I need to unwind, when I am happy or when I just want a have a sense or warmth in the house.  I would love to try these Merlot red wine candles.  They really do sound as if they would be delicious to burn!


Wall Hanging

There are so many beautiful wall hangings on Etsy.  This woven wall hanging though has to be my favourite.  A stunning design which is made to order and incorporates so many textures.  A must for all homes I say!


Cooper Pipe Jewellery Stand

Cooper is so popular.  This jewellery stand is just what I need to keep my bedside table tidy.  This cooper jewellery stand is treated so it won’t lose it’s shine.  It would look lovely on any dressing table.


Handmade Mug

Nothing refreshes me more than a lovely cup of tea.  These handmade speckled mugs are so beautiful. My home is coming down with cups and mugs but one more won’t make any difference!


These are just some of the items which are on my Mother’s Day Gift Wish List from Etsy.  Which one is your favourite?






Need some Mother's Day inspiration for gifts? Here is my wish list from Etsy to help you. #mothersday #gifts #etsy

Burnished Chaos

Hell in Hyperemesis Gravidarum Part 2

This is a guest post by the lovely Laura from Beauty by the Green Blog.




Above: a snippet of info and advice from the Pregnancy Sickness Support website. More details at end of post.

There is no other way to describe it except as Hell. It is no exaggeration. To be made to feel you are exaggerating is an insult, but hey.. One cannot understand it unless one has been through it. There are women who mentally cannot cope any longer and this has sadly resulted in pregnancies being terminated because there is just not enough support. And that is tragic to know. It is really hard work. It is just like being a prisoner in your own body. To sleep is your only respite. (But then you don’t experience that respite!)  Your loved one is there for you, witnessing it first hand, being your rock. Wishing you could eat a decent meal with him or go out for the day or just cuddle up in bed.  But not even he knows just how poorly you feel. To truly look as grey as you feel. No energy to dress, let alone shower or care for your personal hygiene. Teeth wouldn’t get brushed from one day to the next. (Which makes me cringe). To barely be able to stand up straight. Breathing makes you want to vomit. Any small movement is sickening. There is no food to throw up so you wretch and wretch so much that your insides ache. Barely bringing up bile. Salivating so much you need tissues and cups to constantly spit into for the day. Sobbing yourself to sleep wishing this awful nausea would just pass. Just living from sofa to bed, sofa to bed. Trying to nibble on a single dry cracker for the entire day. No enjoyment of your amazing pregnancy and life. Sense of smell? Better than a dog. Much better. The smell of… Let’s see, EVERYTHING made me want to hurl. Clothes I now cannot wear again because I wore them at the time so they make me feel sick to look at them now. Perfumes tossed in the bin. I’ll never wear those nice ones I used to love ever again. Goodbye Lancôme Tresor .. You were once lovely! Feeling like a fraud because ‘it cant be that bad- its normal’ and ‘don’t treat it like an illness’. (It actually is though). I can’t even walk into my local supermarket anymore without holding my breath because of the memory of that ‘smell’. I could go on and on as you may have realised. Apologies! And finally. The cherry on the top. Being asked repeatedly by kind, well-meaning friends and relatives if you have tried ginger sodding biscuits.

Ginger biscuits …ginger ale….ginger everything…dry crackers….small sips of water…Twiglets.. (urgh)…Honesty, nothing works. And if you haven’t guessed it, yes I do wish more people realised that this awful condition exists. Hypereme-what? People will say. In the early days, my hair made me feel so ill (don’t know why) that I asked for my hairdresser to chop it all off. One day whilst at that salon, before the HG got to its peak and I shuffled along to the place, somebody in there said in jest, ‘it’s not a disability’ and laughed at me. Good grief and as if I would want this god-awful feeling to engulf me the way it did?!  As if I would revel in it?  Milk morning sickness for all its worth ? All I wanted was to enjoy my pregnancy, the best thing in the world. And to bloom and feel and look amazing. With great skin and lovely locks. Nope. Doesn’t exist! Not for us anyway!


So I really feel for those women currently suffering. I know how hard it is. I know you feel that nobody understands, and indeed, a lot of people don’t,  but some of us out there really do. I promise. If you are suffering right now and are reading this, take comfort in that it won’t last forever. It seems like it will. In fact, nothing anybody tells you right now will make you feel better. Not even me. But know that you are so much stronger in body and in mind for getting through this, on top of pregnancy in itself anyway. It will be a mental victory in itself. You have this to overcome. And you shall. The body and mind is such a wonderful, amazing thing. More amazing than you can ever imagine. Stay strong. And for those who have been lucky to escape without experiencing this horrid, horrid nastiness, I hope this sheds some light on how poorly people can feel in this condition and that it is not over-exaggeration or dramatics, but that it is real and your support will go a long way. Help spread the awareness of HG- something that is so poorly publicised.

For more support, I am always here to return any messages on the issue, would welcome any comments and also would like to direct you to Pregnancy Sickness Support forum:

This website was absolutely  instrumental in me finding some hope and solace in those really bad weeks.