At this time of year, we are bombarded with Christmas present suggestions for everyone on the planet, from the dog to our child’s English teacher. What about us though?
Tell me honestly, hand on heart, do you really want that scented candle you will never bring yourself to light or that cashmere you won’t wear because you won’t want to wash it by hand?
This Christmas I’ve concocted a list of things you never knew you wanted until now.
A mixture of prices, all tried and tested by yours truly (in between whizzing purees and working out the exploding Calpol syringe).
Merry Christmas to you all.
The Christmas presents you never knew you wanted
The 2017 Update
A fresh pair of Vans Old Skool skater shoes
The T-Shirt You Would Never Buy For Yourself
James Perse Short Sleeved Linen and Cotton blend t-shirt
The Colour That Anyone Can Pull Off
Mansur Gavriel cross-body leather satchel bag in coral. (Just make sure you wear it with navy)
The Book You Can’t Put Down
The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F*** by Sarah Knight amazon.co.uk
A good friend sent me this when I was battling post-natal depression (there, I said it) and it made me laugh and cry and essentially it took me away from my iPhone for a whole 10 minutes.
The Denim Update
Because it’s okay to still shop in Topshop when you’re a mother.
The Dress You Can Wear To The Playground
COS V-Neck Checked Shirt Dress
The Hand Cream That Works
Hand Chemistry Extreme Hydration. (This is not a sponsored post, this is me telling you you need this)
The At Home beauty treatment
(show me a husband who actually opts to buy a spa weekend as a present). Mix it with your moisturiser or use alone as an evening ritual when you finally have me-time.
Darphin Tangerine Aromatic Care. £48.00 www.darphin.co.uk
The Gucci Hit
Because, as the brand of the moment, it’s a stylish and simple way to update your most precious item as a mother, the card holder.
The Bed Linen For The Ultimate Sleep
Who ever asks for bed linen? We all should, given how much us mothers love our beds. I would recommend the ‘Indulgent Bundle’ from Draper London
From £155, www.draperlondon.com.