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My Top 5: Christmas gifts for very busy mums

Wondering what Christmas gift to get your busy working mums this year? Look no further! We have compiled our Top 5 festive gifts for mums tackling everything from tantrums to teenage antics and work.

Base Formula’s Christmas range.
1. Base Formula Essential Oils – Gifted by Base Formula

If you’re looking for something more than just a scented candle this year, Base Formula has a beautiful range of relaxing essential oils to choose from. If you’re a fan of essential oils like me, you’ll love their Christmas blends. Christmas Spice reminds me of hubby’s homeland with ingredients including cinnamon, orange and clove. Holy Nights meanwhile is a relaxing scent for a great night’s sleep. It contains frankincense, myrrh and lemon. Finally, Base Formula’s Festive Fruits oil contains a feel good blend of pine, tangerine, lemon and grapefruit. So if you know a mum who needs a bit of pampering this Christmas, this could prove to be the perfect stocking filler.

Base Formula’s Sweet Dreams and Relaxing essential oil blends.

And if you’re mum suffers from insomnia (like me) Base Formula’s Sweet Dreams essential oil will bring her relaxation. With French lavender, chamomile, valerian, cedarwood and mandarin, this oil has a subtle floral scent that alleviates my headaches and puts my mind at ease. The Relaxing blend contains frankincense, cedarwood, mandarin and yarrow and helps reduce anxiety. It’s an earthy oil that certainly acts as an overall healing agent. After the year we’ve all had, this is the perfect stocking filler!

2. FIYAH’s nature-inspired jewellery
FIYAH’s Plume bangle.

A beautiful and meaningful piece of jewellery never goes amiss at Christmas and a delightful present to find under the Christmas tree this year would be something from FIYAH’s collection of angelic and nature-inspired jewellery. FIYAH produces a range of gold and silver bracelets, necklaces and rings, designed to create a lasting impression. The FIYAH collection is available to buy at www.fiyah.com with prices starting at £19.

We love this Plume bangle, pictured above, which is available in silver, gold and rose gold. It represents love, protection from evil and new beginnings.

3. Balmonds Skin Salvation – Gifted by Balmonds

Being a mum can be all-consuming at times, but one thing none of us can afford to compromise on is skin care. Balmonds Skin Salvation is an all-natural balm made with local beeswax, hemp seed, safflower and olive oil, plus biodynamic herbal tinctures of chamomile, calendula, chickweed and nettle.

So if you’re shopping for a super busy mum, forget all of those expensive, harsh treatments because this balm will offer her a short and sweet skincare regime and give her better skin in no time.

Review: Since I started using Skin Salvation, my skin has never felt better and it’s doing a great job. As a busy working mum, I don’t have time for a 12-step skincare regime in a morning, I’m lucky if I get half an hour in the shower because I have so much stuff to take care of first. Skin Salvation has eliminated the need for an intense daily cleaner and with beauty sleep out of the picture at the moment, this balm really is my salvation. And because it’s all-natural, H and C have used it too. H suffers from mild eczema and it has worked wonders on his skin when it has become dry and irritated.

4. The Hair Boss Clear Shine Gloss

The best gifts really do come in small packages and this Clear Shine Gloss is a must-have for working mums. I’d go as far to say, it’s the answer to our hair prayers! It’s a semi-permanent treatment that helps revitalise all hair colours without changing the tone, giving salon quality shine at home. The transparent, universal formula smoothes the cuticle of the hair and the result is beautifully bright, salon-fresh shine. It’s available from SuperDrug, priced £14.99.

5. Mindful Gifting box
Mindful Gifting box gift was worth its weight in gold during lockdown.

I received a Mindful Gifting box from a dear friend during the first lockdown and I was absolutely taken aback by it. This is the ultimate gift for any busy mum, complete with all the pampering necessities you could ask for. What’s more, all products are eco-friendly, cruelty-free and suitable for vegans too. Each box contains between five and 10 products ‘surprise’ products. My box contained herbal teas, body balm, a face mask, meditation incense sticks and a lovely little book called The Daily Promise, among other things. There’s also a pay monthly subscription service available for those who want to continue treating their mum.

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Saffron and Cyrus is a Newcastle-based family lifestyle blog, covering diversity, self-care, days out, travel, reviews, recipes and more from our family life.
The blog is written by new mum over 40, Aranda, with input from hubby H and four-year-old Cyrus.

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