So we’re already in March and thinking about Spring – but for anyone who follows the UK calendar, we’re also thinking about Mother’s Day, which is fast-approaching and due in just a few days (March 6th)!
As well as looking to our own leading ladies, Team SPICE is taking a theme of Mother as inspiration for the month, starting with this quick hit-list of stylish things to gift any stylish parent with fashion and beauty in her heart.
Yes, your mother should be honored and celebrated daily, but if you’ve fallen off track, Mother’s Day makes the perfect excuse to spoil her rotten with a thoughtful present – and below are a few things we know she’d love to receive…
1. Saint Laurent’s Monogrammed Leather Cardholder
She’ll say she doesn’t want or need a thing, so we’ll start small with this petite present from Saint Laurent.
Great for a mum who’s classy, understated or professional, this cardholder means business, just like she does, made from smooth Italian leather and boasting a pretty blush hue.
There are five slots for business and credit cards (and or all the lamented baby photos of you that she carries around with her), and best of all, it comes sleekly adorned with the iconic gold ‘YSL’ plaque, so the world knows she’s a stylish mum – with a son or daughter with very good taste…
Grab it for £140, here.
2. The AJALI Gift Box
Has your mother imparted any skincare secrets to you over the years? Well, ask her and she’ll know the value of a good moisturised – hence you’ll impress her with this range of natural products from AJALI.
Best still, you might surprise her by gifting her with a box of organic goods like these, with the brand pulling together a range of treats that any girl would love, no matter her age, skin condition or hair type.READ MORE: SPICE TALKS ALL THINGS NATURAL WITH AJALI!
Packed with natural skin enhancers, the thoughtfully compiled products are beautifully packaged, with each box containing one “Body & Hair Butter Soufflé”, one “Sea Salt Body Scrub”, one “Hair, Skin & Nails Signature Oil Blend”, one “Face Oil” and either a “Lip Balm and Lip Scrub” or a “Konjac Face Sponge” – your choice.
100% natural and completely handmade with ingredients indigenous to West Africa (including unrefined shea and cocoa butter, virgin coconut oil, extra virgin olive oil and aloe vera gel) this little box of products from the proudly Nigerian company, AJAL will make your mom proud she made a great gift-buyer like you!
Grab one for N15,000.00, here.
3. Lancome’s “La Vie est Belle”
You can never go wrong with a perfume on Mother’s Day, because all mums like to smell the way they love us: unfalteringly good. And, with a great range of scents to sample and the knowledge to help you find one that matches your adoration for your leading lady, Polo Avenue is a great place to pick out a perfume gift.
Team SPICE like Lancome’s “La Vie est Belle”, as it’s not only chic, but made with the most precious natural ingredients, to make a modern interpretation of an oriental fragrance with a blend of gourmand, iris and patchouli.READ MORE: ALL THE BEST SCENTS TO SHOP FOR 2016
Swing by Polo Avenue at 166 Ozumba Mbadiwe, Lagos before Sunday, and tell your mom thanks for the good life she gifted you with.
4. Tey Africana’s Crystal Bead Neckpiece
Whose mum wouldn’t be glad to receive a new crystal bead accessory for her traditional attire? The finishing touch to her best look.
Handmade and unique in its style, the Tey Africana’s “Layered Crystal Strides” set is an exquisite choice that will not break the bank, and is sure to have her think of you every time someone comments on her new fashionable find.READ MORE: THE AFRICAN-MADE JEWELS SHE REALLY WANTS
Team SPICE reckon this’ll go perfect with an Asoebi in similar colours or shades – find it here for N10,500 (sale).
5. MAC’s “Velvetease” Lip Pencil
Have you heard? MAC’s just launched a new lip pencil for perfecting pout’s everywhere – and if your mother’s the type who talks all day and is too busy to re-apply her lippie, this new product will suit her, perfectly.READ MORE: SEE TOYIN LAWANI’S DARK ETHEREAL BEAUTY IN HER NEW BIRTHDAY PICS!
The “Velvetease” comes in 12 brilliant matte shades, including some named with slogans to suit the occasion (“Oh Honey” and “Temper Tantrum” nodding to the mother-child dynamics of Team SPICE’s youth…), but our favourite shade is the natural beauty-giving “Aim to Please”, which is what we’ll be doing when we wrap this up for our moms this weekend.
Find your nearest outlet here and then find your “Velevtease” gift for £17.50.
6. Vane Nails’ Classic Red Polish
Any great son or daughter will know their mum wants a bit of pampering this Mother’s Day, and an appointment with her local salon is sure to make her smile.
But before you send her off for her manicure, why not say something sweet via Vane‘s “Love to Love You” polish, which she can take to the salon to be applied?
A red like this (N2,500 here) will make for a classic manicured look – which will suit your mum and let her know you think she’s one very classy lady…
7. Netaporter’s “Fashion Kit”
So you might struggle to get this one sent over in time for this weekend’s special day, but once unwraps this gift, she’s going to forgive you.
The perfect gift for any vibrant and style-loving mom, Net-A-Porter’s “Fashion Kit” is packed with a host of chic pieces – from statement sunglasses to sleek headphones, and logo sweaters – a must-have style set that she’ll proudly step out in.
The kit comes wrapped in Net-A-Porter’s signature smooth packaging, and is finished with a neat and chic bow – so don’t fret, just hurry up and order (£550, here) to be delivered straight to mum’s door!
But what have you organised for your leading lady? Tell us what gift ideas you have for Mother’s Day this year, in the comments box or online @SPICETVAFRICA.
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