Last minute Mother’s Day gift ideas

With just under a week to go until Mother’s Day, I thought I would should share some of my last minute Mother’s day gift ideas

High Tea

1. Maxwell & Williams Motion 2 Tier Sweet stand ($9.95 from House)- The simple white design, means you can match it to any decor. On sale from the original recommended retail price of $14.95, it’s a great bargain!

2. Zeal Cupcake Spatula ($14.95 from Matchbox)- These cute cupcake spatulas are perfect for the mum that likes to whip up her own yummy cupcakes. There are 4 different designs to choose from.

3. Vintage Tea For One ($29.95 from Typo)- Does your mum love vintage items? If she does, this set would be perfect for her.

4. T2 Mother’s Day Tea Cubes ($24 for 100g from T2)- T2 have released a rage of Tea Cubes especially for Mother’s Day. Each cube contains 100g of loose leaf tea, a mesh ball infuser and T2 cook book. The teas come in 4 delicious flavours called Apple Crumble, Scones & Jam, Russian Tea Cake and Breakfast in bed. All gifts ordered online or purchased in-store for Mother’s Day, will be wrapped in vibrant gift wrap.

Day Spa

1. Glasshouse ‘Sassafras’ Triple-Scented Candle Jar with free Makeup bagĀ  ($42.95 from David Jones )- ‘Sassafras’ is a limited edition release by Glasshouse for Mother’s Day 2012. Its scent is ‘Plum & Tea Rose’. From the comments I’ve read around the internet and on blogs, this is a very popular scent. It is available at David Jones and other Glasshouse stockists.

2. Body Benefits by Conair Salon Spa Collection ($29.95 from Shaver Shop)- Your mum can get a neck massage, pedicure & manicure and soak her feet in a foot spa all without leaving the comfort of her home! I have purchased this set for my mum. I think it’s great value, as other stores are selling this collection for $40-$50!

3. Peter Alexander Soft Cloud Booties ($39.90 from Peter Alexander)- Slippers are a popular choice for mother’s day gifts. Made from super soft microsuede and faux fur. Available in 3 colours- Lilac Cloud (pictured), Pink Cloud and Cream Cloud.

4. Dolce by MOR Jump For Honey Joy gift set ($30 from Target)- Honey seems to be the most popular scent in the Dolce by MOR collection. This set includes soap cake, hand cream and fragrant candle. I own the ‘Honey’ candle and it smells amazing, it smells of vanilla and spun sugar. yum! There are 2 other sets available in Pomegranate and Sorbet.

5. Burts Bees Tips N’ Toes hands & feet kit ($24.99 from Priceline)- A collection of Burts Bees creams and softening butters great for hard working mums. She can soften and care for her hands and feet after a long day at work.

I hope you all have a great day with your mums and with your children, if you are a mum yourself!

XO XO Cotton Candy Diva

My Christmas wishlist

I know this post is a little self indulgent….a little? OK it is totally self indulgent, but I would like to share two lists of items that I’ve had my eye on for a while or have seen recently and loved. Here is my Christmas wishlist

Why two?..One is a list of items that I can (and might buy for myself) or that I may hint at my family to buy me for Christmas. The other list will be of items I would like, but will only dream of them because they are a little too extravagant.

List #1

1. Mariah Carey Lollipop Bling Trio Set $39.99, from Chemist Warehouse– This was something I had wanted last year for Christmas, but it was $99! The trio consists of the 3 lollipop bling scents that were released last year. ‘Honey’ (Yellow), ‘Mine Again’ (Red) and ‘Ribbon’ (Blue/pink) all 30ml bottles. While I love all the scents, it was the cute ‘gumball’ packaging that won me over.

2. Salt & Pepper Nutcracker Footed Cake Plate 12cm with Glass dome $17.95, from David Jones– I am pretty sure, 99% sure that I will end up buying this myself, it’s so cute and I already know where I would put it/do with it. I have this white tea tray on a stand that I purchased a few months ago, I would put the cake plate on that and I thought it would look great with some (my favourite) Macarons on it.

3. Hello Kitty Giant Pez dispenser $17.99, from Priceline-As soon as I saw this in Priceline, I wanted one…I’ve always loved Pez and have never seen giant dispensers before. They come in a box with a few packets of (regular sized, I wish they were giant too) Pez candies. There are also Buzz Lightyear and Spongebob ones available.

4. ‘Above’ Fuchsia wedges $39.95 from , Spend-less shoes– Wait…that’s right I already bought these and even though I have, I thought that they deserved a mention. If I hadn’t already bought them, they would be on this list anyway. I loved the colour and they are supper comfy on…though, that may change after I’ve worn them for a whole day.

5. Anything from the Lindt Lindor range especially the milk chocolate or white Lindor– What can I say…Lindt Lindor is my most favourite chocolate ever! It’s so smooth and creamy, a little piece of heaven!

List #2

1. Coral Blush and Cream Stripe, Striped Bow Skirt $69.99 from Forever New– I love this skirt it is so pretty and feminine. At $69.99 it’s not that expensive, but it’s not something I can afford right now.

2. Sanyo VPC-GH1 Pink Digital Video Camera $299 from Camera House– While I am hoping to get a HD video camera after/for Chrismas, this is a bit out of my (and Mum & Dad’s) price range I love that it’s baby pink, it fits with ‘Cotton Candy’

3. Coco Chanel Mademoiselle Eau De Purfume 100mls $234 from Myer– This is one of the perfumes that I love, but will most likely never own…unless i win a lottery or get rich some how haha

4. A pair of Christian Loubutin shoes, ‘Discuita’ $1295 from David Jones– I did say extravagant! Yes they are really expensive for one pair of shoes, but nothing can compare to the design and trademark red sole of a pair of Loubuitins!

5. Tiffany & Co. Shopping bag charm and Chain $305 for the charm and $70 for the chain, from Tiffany & Co.– As a huge fan of Audrey Hepburn and the movie Breakfast at Tiffanys, it’s only natural that I would want something that comes in the famous little blue box. I love this little shopping bag because it’s cute, is the trademark blue and serves as a kind of memento of shopping at Tiffanys.

What would be on your ‘extravagant’ wish list?

xoxo Cotton Candy Diva

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