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Mother's Day Gift Guide

Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Mother’s Day is fast approaching but there’s still plenty of time to get prepared.

Have you been searching for the perfect gift to show how much you love and appreciate your mum?

I know I have! After all, if your mum is anything like mine then she is caring, loving and supports you in everything that you do. Someone with so much love and patience should be made to feel adored, that’s why I have been searching for the perfect gift to show her just how much she means to me.

I don’t know about your mum but mine has always been partial to a beautiful bouquet of flowers, so they are a must for me. The main gift was a little trickier. What do you get someone who tells you they have everything?

As soon as I walked into Warren James and seen the Life’s Tree set I knew I was onto a winner!

My mum raised me and my 4 brothers to be very close, family is something we hold very dear to us and she has always been at the centre of it, holding us all together. To me the Life’s Tree signifies our family tree, and having it on a chain means that no matter where we are in the world, we will always be close to her heart.

I am delighted with my gifts but to give you some more ideas I have made a list of my top picks for you.

Mother’s Day Top Picks

1.       The Works – I Love Mum Photo frame £2.00

2.       Asda – Personalised Photo Cushion £16.00

3.       Warren James – Life’s Tree set £31.00

1.       Bodycare – Chloe Love Story EDP 50ml £46.99

2.       Thorntons – Continental Chocolate Heart £20.00

3.       Asda – Pink Harmony Bouquet £10.00

1.       Bonmarche – Printed Top £22.00

2.       Peacocks – Grey Pompom Tote £16.00

3.       Yankee Store – Large Fluffy Towels £32.00 for 2

Regardless of your budget you will be able to find the ideal gift at The Forge Shopping Centre.

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Mothers Day Gift Guide

Mother’s Day is a very important day to me. There is no one more important in my life than my mum. After all, she is responsible for shaping me into the person that I am today.

She sacrificed many things for me and my brother’s over the years to give us the best in life, and I will always be sincerely grateful to her for everything she has done and continues to do for us all.

So, I always like to make this an extra special day and spoil her, after all she does this for me all year round.

I have put together a list of my top picks for you, just in case you are struggling to think of gift ideas for your special mum.



1.       Hallmark/Thorntons – Bomb Cosmetics Time for Tea Gift Pack – £14.99

2.       Cineworld – Gift Card – £10.00-£100.00

3.       Eternity – Chrysalis Rose gold Plated Mum Expandable Bangle – £25.00

4.       Peacocks – Women’s Grey Unicorn Pyjama Set – £12.00

5.       Yankee Candle – Cherry Blossom Large Jar Candle – £23.99

1.       Hallmark/Thorntons – Thorntons Almond Marzipan Ballo – £6.00

2.       Asda – Pink Isabella Flowers – £5.00

3.       The Perfume Shop – Mugler Aura 50ml Eau De Parfum Gift Set – £59.99

4.       Warren James – Sterling Silver Swarovski Crystal Earrings – £24.00

5.       Asda – Lanson Champagne Brut Rose – £26.00


Items shown are available in the Forge Shopping Centre while stocks last.

Prices correct at time of publish.



Whether you’re shopping for your mum this Mother’s Day, or just looking to pick up something new for yourself, here at the Forge Shopping Centre there’s a fantastic array of affordable choices, regardless of your size, style preference or budget! Follow us on Instagram @theforgeshoppingcentre for information on all our retailer’s latest fashion drops. We also detail weekly bargains in our IGTV #forgehauls with @josiesmithmedia You’ll also find us on Twitter @forgeShopping Let us know what you’ve been buying in the centre!


Bon Marche – Gilet, £20.00

Keep cosy and stay stylish while you’re out and about in this classic gilet – which is available in 7 different colours! The timeless quilted design helps you stay warm, making for the ideal mid-layer between a long-sleeved top and a jacket. A golden zip and button detailing adds a little touch of decadance to this sleeveless design, which is cut close to the body for a flattering silhouette. A funnel neck and front pockets make this versatile padded piece both practical and extra cosy. If you’re shopping for a lady with classic tastes, this makes for a great buy.


River Island – Blue Frill Fitted Denim Jacket, £50.00

Every wardrobe should have a denim jacket – it’s a fashion staple. This particular fitted denim number from River Island has a nice feminine air to it, and the frill layers at the bottom are really flattering. Pop it over a summer tee, a thin autumnal polo neck, or a simple white shirt. It’s quite a dressy piece, but the fact that it’s denim makes it super wearable.

(Please note that the model in the picture is 5’9″ and wears a UK size 8.)


Quiz – Curve Navy Wrap Midi Dress, £32.99

If you’re heading out for Mother’s Day, this dress will suit a slightly more formal occasion. I really like the way the wrap style hugs the model’s curves (it’s got a bit of elastane in it) and the see-through mesh puff sleeve I just adore! The current popular trend for a transparent fabric over the arms means there’s no need to worry if you’d prefer to cover your arms a little, and I also like the fact that these sleeves mean there’s also no need for fake tan. I would team this with thin, sheer navy tights and maybe a suede navy pump. If you’re going to be wearing it in summer, a suede navy slingback could also work.

(Please note that the model in the picture is 5’8″ and wears a UK size 18.)


Asda – Black Mesh Polka Dot 2 in 1 Tiered Midi Dress, £22.00

I love this dress! It looks so cool and it’s basically only £20.00. Created in classic and wearable black and comprising of a mesh polka dot outer layer over a cami style underdress, this retro midi is perfect for the transitional days of the coming season. You can dress it up or down and the lightweight 3/4 length sleeve keeps gives it a breezy, vintage vibe. You could pair with boots, flats and sandals alike. The loose fit of this dress means you don’t have to be super-slim for it to flatter you – it’ll skim over any bits you want to hide. You won’t need to iron it either – it’s 100% Polyester. (Please note that the model in the picture is 5’7″ and wears a UK size 8.)


Peacocks – Black Lace Up Trainers, £12.00

Add these black lace up trainers to your everyday footwear collection, they are a really useful and stylish addition to any wardrobe. The snake effect side panel adds a little touch of glam and makes these trainers suitable for a more dressed up look too – try them with black skinny trousers, a white tee and a relaxed black blazer. Plus, with flats on, your mum will be able to move even faster!


Primark – Brown Ruffled Tiered Midi Dress, £15.00

This first thing that struck me about this dress is it’s eye-catching print. Florals for spring isn’t exactly groundbreaking fashion news – but I think the darker colours in this garment mean that you’ll be able to dig it out again come autumn. It’s still so cold in Scotland that bright colours don’t really feel seasonally appropriate yet – this leafy pattern is lovely though, and the dress’s shape is really wearable and flattering. The dipped hem is a nice detail too. I’d team it with a thin, dark belt, and a pair of chunky ankle boots. This is a real bargain.



Show your appreciation for your mum, gran, work mum or that someone special, with thoughtful gifts she’ll love! Treat your mum to something fabulous from one of our @Forge essential retailers’ selection of Mother’s Day gifts. From cosy knitwear and smart loafers, to beauty products and gin, nothing says “Thanks Mum!” like a lovely present. Take inspiration from these products below, picked out by @josiesmithmedia – and make sure your leading lady has something delightful to enjoy on Sunday the 14th of March!


This Chunky Boyfriend Cardigan @ £15 is a perfect neutral, transitional layer to throw on, while the weather decides what it’s doing! It’s a chunky knit with a slouchy shape, featuring ribbed and fitted cuffs and hem, button through front fastening with horn effect buttons, and a slightly cropped hemline. (Model height is 5’9″ and wears a size S/Fabric composition: 51% polyester 49% acrylic.)


Sip, sip, hooray! These brew-tiful teacup and saucer sets are in store now, just in time for a Mother’s Day afternoon tea!


If your mum’s a rock chick at heart, why not treat her to this Asda Rolling Stones Black Sweatshirt @ £16? It features a crew neck, 2 appliqué stripes to each long sleeve, and fitted cuffs. (Model height is 5’10” and wears a size S/Fabric composition: 100% cotton.)


Step out in style! These Coral Red/Black Quilted Mule Sandals are a very reasonable £10 and have a fantastic designer look. They feature a quilted toe strap, padded insole and a lightly gripped sole. (Fabric composition: plastic upper/rubber sole.)


Cheers to Mother’s Day! This Gordon’s Premium Pink Distilled Gin, 70cl is £13.00. Inspired by an original Gordon’s recipe from the 1880s, New Gordon’s Pink has a delicate fruity sweetness, irresistible smell and subtler touch of juniper. Best served in a large wine glass with ice, tonic water or lemonade, and a fresh strawberry cut into wedges. For a delicious twist, try the Gordon’s Pink Spritz – in a large wine glass filled with ice add 50ml Gordon’s Pink, 50ml lemonade and 25ml prosecco. Gordon’s Premium Pink Distilled Gin provides a sweeter alternative to a classic G&T. A light and refreshing drink that is perfect for BBQs, summer get-togethers and parties, or simply catching up with friends – when lockdown eases!


Keep calm, it’s gin o’clock! Who else is treating themselves to a drink in Poundland’s glass & coaster set?


This L’Oreal Paris Revitalift Anti-Wrinkle + Firming Night Cream is on special offer at the moment @ Asda! 50ml is down from £12.95 to just £7.00. Do you know someone who wants glowing skin with wrinkles reduced? Revitalift is formulated with with pro-retinol, to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and help skin achieve a healthy-looking glow while you sleep. It’s suitable for any skin with anti-wrinkle needs, but it’s especially recommended for ages 35-55. Over 55? Try the L’Oreal Age Perfect range.


Who wouldn’t love a basket full of bubbles? This brilliant build-your-own bath time hamper is perfect for Mother’s Day! What would you put in yours?