I was given this beautiful set of Cath Kidston hand creams and a lip balm for my birthday last year, and it occurred to me what a lovely gift anything by Cath Kidston would be for Mothering Sunday. Her products combine the two things that make the perfect present – something pretty and something practical….
The packaging for Cath Kidston products is just beautiful, and I’m sure that’s what you’re mostly paying for! However, we’re all a sucker for pretty packaging and I’m no different. Lovely things make me happy, and when I get out my Cath Kidston hand cream from my bag I always smile! I’ve been impressed with the formula; it sinks into my skin perfectly without being at all sticky, and leaves my hands feeling very soft. The little tubes of hand cream I received are also the perfect size for carrying in your handbag, and I haven’t run out yet! The only thing that I think is a shame is that all three in the box are the same scent – it would have been nice to try a variety, but never mind. The ‘Patchouli Mint’ scent is unusual for a hand cream, but I like it. It reminds me of summer visits to National Trust properties when you run your hand over the herbs growing in the kitchen gardens!
There are a few different designs available in Boots and they are three for the price of two:
The lip balm, I’ll be honest I was less impressed with. Yes it’s pretty, but as I’m a stickler for trying to keep away from germs while I’m out and about, I don’t keep in my bag the type of lip balms you put your finger into. Instead, this sits on my desk where I know I’ve got clean hands! To me it’s exactly like the blue tins of vaseline I used to take to school as my lip balm. It looks quite shiny, and feels a little sticky on my lips, but it does feel like it lasts longer than my chapstick in terms of protecting against dryness.
There are some good value Cath Kidston gift sets perfect for Mothers’ Day on Amazon:
If your budget reaches a little further and you really want to treat your Mum on Mothering Sunday, then I’m sure a Cath Kidston bag would always be appreciated. I’ve never owned one myself, but when in the market for a bag, I looked at a couple of my friends’ ones, and I was impressed with the quality. And of course, the designs are just lovely!
Here are some from House of Fraser:
Unfortunately our house is still far too cold to invite family to stay in March, so it’s usually a long telephone call to our mothers on Mothering Sunday. However my daughters are kind and look after me, and I get to choose what film we watch in the evening! Will you be celebrating Mothers’ Day? Let me know if you have any lovely plans.