Are you struggling to spoil your mum at home this lockdown?
With restaurants closed and shops shut up where do you go this March to buy that special gift this Mother’s Day?
Mothers 24/7 yet business women by day, we caught up with some of York business mums to find out their favourite gifts for Sunday (14 March).
Sarah Thomas, founder of ClockFace Beauty, is a mother to two young boys, Alfie, five, and three-year-old Henry. Running the business as c0-founder with her own mum, Karen Horsely, Clockface Beauty is a business empowered by family connection and championed by female empowerment.
“When I was pregnant with my eldest son my skin changed dramatically, had a multitude of concerns and I became very aware of what I was putting on to my skin,” Sarah said.
“My mum Karen gave me what has now become our Signature Collection Facial Serum, something she had been formulating and perfecting for herself for five years and it was, not exaggerating, a life-changing moment for me.
“It completely unlocked the door to beautiful skin, the transformation was incredible. I believe everyone should feel confident in their own skin and in a natural way.
“Nature is beautiful, powerful and intelligent and within our formulations gives you so much more than healthy, glowing skin.”
For Mother’s Day, Sarah recommends their Signature Facial Serum for Women. The serum will allow your mum to feel calmed as she breathes in the scent of myrrh, frankincense, ylang-ylang and patchouli.
Spend over £25 and they’ll send you a complimentary Peppermint Lip Balm within your order and free gift wrapping!
Available to purchase here.
Introducing Alex Hall, owner of The Little Yorkshire Candle Company, and mother to two teenage sons. Since starting up her business after struggling to find a candle brand to help her son’s asthma, she has opened up her own store on Goodramgate in York, teaches various candle making classes and releases her own subscription boxes.
“Making candles began in earnest for me with motherhood,” Alex said.
“I’d always been crafty but I started to pour my own candles after struggling to find a brand that wasn’t heavily scented with the synthetic fragrances which irritated my son’s asthma.
“I was committed to creating a natural product, and I’m proud to say that each of our Little Yorkshire Candle Company candles are made from 100% natural ingredients: coconut, soy and beeswax, with the scents deriving from essential oils and plant extracts.”
To celebrate Mother’s Day, Alex has launched an exclusive Mother’s Day Box, the perfect way to say ‘thank you’ this year.
The gift box contains; a scented hanging “Can’t Wait To Hug You” heart, scented with the Bliss scent. A small flower bouquet. A bar of ChocAffair milk chocolate and a “Love You Mum” card, designed by Lucy Hook. To make it that little extra special you have the option to add in your own contents deciding from a travel-sized candle in the Rosemary & Coriander scent, a bracelet from The Nature Narrator and a Little Yorkshire Candle Company tea towel, in collaboration with Hannah Turlington Art.
Available to purchase HERE
After securing a patch of woodland, Rose Bax and her husband Chris’ lives changed for the better. Over the last 16 years they’ve been worked through a world of wild flavours and experimentation, running @tastethewild and ultimately leading to the foundation of ‘Bax Botanics Alcohol-free Spirits’. With two thriving businesses, Rose also holds a close relationship with her son, Tom, 29.
“At Bax Botanics we love buying as local as possible. It is truly amazing what you can get made by amazing local businesses that are 100% quality and customer service led. Our all new gift boxes were created in Leeds, just 10 miles down the road from our distillery, by the brilliant Sprint Finishing.”
Looking to celebrate Mother’s Day without the added hangover for the following Monday morning? Considering that Bax Botanics has been around for less than two years, it’s certainly a brand that is going places.
The original idea was to create a drink that gave people a treat through the week, allowing alcohol to be saved for weekends or occasions. All the lovely layers of flavour give you the feel of a sipping drink like a G&T or a glass of wine, but you’re still sharp without the fog of alcohol!
Looking for a great choice of alcohol-free spirits? The double gift box includes two bottles ideal for Mum’s who like a luxury drink, but without alcohol. The chance to discover the refreshing, bright herbal flavours of Verbena, and the rich bittersweet fruit of Sea Buckthorn in one pack.
Available to purchase HERE