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This post was written in collaboration with Marks & Spencer.

marks and spencer the collection avalanche & lisianthus bouquet


Morning ladies, for this month's collaboration with Marks & Spencer I thought we'd talk Mother's Day gift inspiration. 

I don't know about you but sometimes the date can creep up on hubby & son so I find it best to give them the odd little nudge to remind them it's fast approaching, as well as offer some ideas on what to buy.  After all as hubby so often reminds me he rarely has any downtime so obvious I feel it's my duty to help make the gift buying process as painfree & quick as possible ;-)  Plus of course I also need to decide on what treats to buy my own mother & with just over a week to go it's time to get 'clicking the button'. 

So without further ado here's some ideas.  Starting with this stunning bunch of flowers.  What mother wouldn't love to receive this on Mother's Day & what I really love is that you can order your flowers online for delivery on the day itself as well as add some little extras like chocolates &/or bubbles to personalise the gift further.

marks and spencer medium teardrop vase


Or you could also buy this stunning glass vase, which would showcase the bouquet perfectly.  I actually have this vase already & it's beauty is in the simplicity of it's design.  In fact I love it so much that I'm planning on treating myself to the smaller version, as I just think it looks incredibly elegant & looks far more expensive than the price.

marks and spencer kensington teatime treats hamper


Of course traditionally Mother's Day is all about treating our mum's to a well deserved rest so a teatime treats hamper like the one above would be perfect to send to any mums or mum-in-laws that you're unable to visit on the day itself.

emma hardie moringa essentials kit


Talking of treats then it's also the perfect time to drop a few hints about some new beauty treatments, such as this essential skincare set, that I've yet to try but have heard great things about the brand.

marks and spencer pamper gift bag for her


Or if you want to combine the luxury of bubbles & chocolates with a little bit of pampering then the above pamper gift bag covers all bases & comes beautifully presented.

marks and spencer pure cashmere round neck jumper


Personally I also like the idea of gifts that aren't the traditional flowers & chocolates, that offer that little bit of luxury that can be enjoyed all year round.  So for me a cashmere jumper would make an ideal gift, as it can be worn time after time.

marks and spencer pure silk round neck short sleeve shell top


Likewise this pure silk top, that I just so happen to be wearing today & is so good I've also got it in the black.  Take it from me, this is one of those tops that you'll find incredibly useful.  In terms of sizing with this, I've gone down a size to a UK6.

marks and spencer pure silk animal print scarf


Another great gift that can be enjoyed all year long plus you don't have to worry about getting the right size is a silk scarf.  I love the colour & pattern of the above one & may just have to pop it on my wish list as this would be perfect for wearing with jeans & a classic white shirt.

marks and spencer bridal satin lace trim long nightdress


Or how about a lace trim nightdress.  Again an item that has an element of luxury that you can enjoy wearing throughout the year.

marks and spencer leather cross body bag


Another idea is a new everyday leather bag that can be used all year long.

marks and spencer rita photo frame


Or for a great personalised gift why not frame a special drawing or photo.  Again it's something that will last a lifetime & makes a great alternative to a box of chocolates or bouquet of flowers that sadly no matter how beauty/tasty they are won't last for ever.

marks and spencer rectangular large jewellery box


Another great idea is a jewellery box & I love the look of the one above, which would be perfect for keeping all my trinkets inside so this is definitely going on the ideas list for hubby & son.

marks and spencer limited edition star buy cloche gift


Or how about some beauty products such as this scented set.

marks and spencer mixed fragrance collection


Or a collection of different fragrances.

marks and spencer nail collection 8 mini nail polishes


Or some new nail polishes to pamper yourself with whilst the Sunday lunch is being cooked whilst you relax ;-)

Back to today & as I mentioned earlier it's all about a new silk blouse, that's so nice I've also added the grey version to my wardrobe!  These type of tops are perfect for dressing up or down & ideal under an oversized knit like I'm wearing today, or even under a blazer/biker jacket.  I've sized down to a 6 as the tops are quite oversized.

my midlife fashion, marks and spencer leather straight leg trousers, marks and spencer pure silk round neck short sleeve shell top, isabel marant etoile leather ankle boots, isabel marant etoile mohair cardigan, chanel vintage brooch

my midlife fashion, marks and spencer leather straight leg trousers, marks and spencer pure silk round neck short sleeve shell top, isabel marant etoile leather ankle boots, isabel marant etoile mohair cardigan, chanel vintage brooch

my midlife fashion, marks and spencer leather straight leg trousers, marks and spencer pure silk round neck short sleeve shell top, isabel marant etoile leather ankle boots, isabel marant etoile mohair cardigan, chanel vintage brooch

my midlife fashion, marks and spencer leather straight leg trousers, marks and spencer pure silk round neck short sleeve shell top, isabel marant etoile leather ankle boots, isabel marant etoile mohair cardigan, chanel vintage brooch

Cardigan - Isabel Marant Etoile
Brooch - Chanel
Top - Marks & Spencer *
Trousers - Marks & Spencer *
Boots - Isabel Marant Etoile

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Cardigan - Marks & Spencer
Trousers - Marks & Spencer
Boots - Marks & Spencer

If you're still struggling for ideas then you can see Marks' full gift guide here.

Have a great day ladies & as always I'll see you tomorrow.

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