Journalist Anna Whitehouse founded Mother Pukka as a portal for news, reviews and honest commentary for people who happen to be parents.
With Mother’s Day on the horizon (March 26th if you’ve not bought your card yet!), Positive Luxury asked Anna to choose a few favourites from our #brandstotrust. From affordable treats for little ones to save for, to the indulgent gifts that are a not-so-subtle hint for Papa Pukka!
Age of Reason – Hot Lips Cushion
“I love Ali and the ethos behind Age of Reason. This cushion is beautifully made and so bright that it would lift the lowest spirits on any day – a perfect way to kiss it better!”
Started by Ali Mapletoft after frustration with a lack of transparency in the things we buy, Age of Reason is a luxury print label with honesty at its heart. Each piece is lovingly crafted in the UK, placing emphasis on quality and longevity. The hand-drawn designs mix painterly drawings with a rock and roll vibe for a gift that is anything but mumsy.
Weleda – Lip balms
“I am so excited to try Weleda’s new lip balms. Weleda’s products are all natural making the whole range brilliant for Mae too!”
The natural fragrances in Weleda’s products are blended by a team of experts, with many botanicals grown in the herb garden at its Derbyshire headquarters. The free-from formulas make the products safe for all the family. The latest addition to the range is a trio of tinted lipbalms that offer a natural yet rosy glow while keeping your lips nourished throughout the day.
Bodas – Verbier Pyjama Set
“I love spending time with Mae on the weekend slouching around in our PJs. I’d choose this Bodas pair for a classic look that is super comfy too.”
Quiet luxury at its finest, Bodas Pyjamas are made from the finest Swiss woven cotton for your upmost comfort. Bodas focuses on premium basics that elevate everyday moments. We love the classic stripe pyjamas that are perfect for lazy Sundays or early bedtimes. The traditional candy-stripe design features a co-ordinated piping as a beautiful finishing touch.
Bronagh Holmes – Alana Scarlet Bag
“Beautifully made and stylish, yet practical enough to use everyday!”
Each leather handbag by Bronagh Holmes Luxury is designed and made-to-order by the designer herself. This round satchel style bag is sizeable enough for a day out, yet will keep you feeling chic.
The vivid red adds a playful pop of colour to any outfit, while a cobalt suede lining adds a luxurious touch. Appropriately for Mother’s Day it’s named after Alana, the goddess of stars and keeper of dreams and wishes.
Alexandra Soveral – Nourishing Oil
“It’s a slightly predictable gift, but you can’t go wrong with some lovely bath products. All mums deserve a little pampering now and again!”
Alexandra Soveral beauty and bath products focus on using the natural properties of essential oils to soothe and nourish the skin.
A Positive Luxury favourite, the Nourishing Oil includes Pumpkin Seed and Castor Oil to add moisture to the driest of skin, while chamomile and lavender evoke a sense of calm after a busy day. As it supports and aids skin suppleness, the oil can also be used as a treatment for stretch marks throughout pregnancy.
Rococo Chocolates – Roald Dahl range
“I can imagine kids would have great fun choosing these. The unusual flavours would make it a really fun treat to share together and keep the whole family happy!”
Chocolate is a classic Mother’s Day gift, so why not choose a brand that you know gives back too?
Rococo Chocolates impressive credentials include supporting ethical trade for cocoa farmers and even purchasing a small cocoa farm so they can grow their own Grococo beans to use in its products. A new range of chocolate bars celebrates Roald Dahl’s centenary with exciting flavours inspired by the writer’s stories.
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