Friday, 24 November 2017

Alternative Gift Ideas For Christmas For Mums

Today is Black Friday the day when people usually officially start their Christmas shopping so today I bring you a gift guide for parents that REALLY need that different present to help save their sanity - especially at this time of year!

We start with Vodka! Where else would I start? Its that time of the year where we are all rushing around trying to get our kids everything that they want for Christmas. We are trying to find the most obscure gift on our kid's list like pink unicorns that are 4 foot tall or in Tillys case, a pink inflatable flamingo! Where on earth am I going to get a pink flamingo in the middle of winter? Whilst trying to fill their Christmas lists, you have to hear the constant whines of  'How many sleeps until Christmas?' or 'Is it advent calendar day yet?' So please help a mum at Christmas and buy her some Vodka from Just Miniatures. From £5.99 you can save a mums sanity!
The second gift idea is an Amazon Dot. I actually need one of these as it is voice controlled and I can use it as I am running around the house like a lunatic trying to get Tilly ready in the morning. You can ask it things like train times, you can play music on it and it even controls the lights and tv. How easy would this make my life? You can even use it as an alarm clock - boy do I need this to get out of bed in the morning! My New Year resolution will be to get up earlier for the school run. They are even on a Black Friday deal for £34.99 in so many places.

What about a spa voucher? Sometimes a mum wants needs to wear a look other than rushed and covered in Weetabix! Sometimes a mum needs to become herself and not be 'mum' for a few hours. If you buy them a session at a spa or a voucher so they can choose a time to go to a spa, then this will actually be a priceless gift for them because they will have just a few precious moments to be themselves. A visit to the spa will help a mum to unwind and give her confidence because she will feel so much better. You can often find some fab deals on Groupon or take a look at local spa's leisure centres around you and see what they have on offer.


One of my little secrets as part of being a mum is to carry earphones around in your bag. We travel a lot and if we are on the train and Tilly is in her talk, talk, talk mood, I just pop my earphones in and just randomly nod my head and say things like ' umm' 'aha' 'Really?' She thinks I am listening and in reality, I am not. It's also handy to carry earphones and pretend you are listening to music when you attract the attention of strange people on the bus and train. This happens a fair bit to me because I commute three days a week! You can buy them for every budget too prices are as low as £1 from the pound shop.


Coffee shop vouchers - Every mum loves these, especially as we are always on the run. How about getting a mum a coffee shop voucher to make her take time out and sit and have a coffee, hot chocolate or whatever her heart desires. Sometimes there is nothing better than drifting off into your own world and watching the world go by as you enjoy your drink. you can get vouchers from everywhere and it will make a mum sit down and take 5 minutes out. Personally I would prefer the Vodka from the first idea.


I hope this post helps and you find the best gift for the stressed out mum! Happy Christmas shopping!

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