12th Mar 2012
Mother’s Day Gift Guide
We love our mums, so with Mother’s Day around the corner (18th March), here are some literary gift ideas to make your mum’s day extra special.
Personalised Classics specialise in replacing the key characters names with those of your friends and family, with classic novels like Pride and Prejudice, Alice in Wonderland, and Little Women. If your mum is a fan of the classics, this is a great and unique gift that’ll stay with her for life, for £16.99 from Firebox.
Treat your mum to a Wuthering Heights candle from The Literary Gift Company and bring the scent of the Heights to your mum’s next pampering session. Infused with wild heather and lavender, experience the scents Emily Brontё depicted in the classic novel so your mum can sit back, relax, and be taken to the moors without all the wind and arguments.
Spineless Classics have created this magnificent Alice in Wonderland artwork that belongs on any book lover’s wall. The image uses the original text in its entirety, creating a silhouette of Alice entering the rabbit hole. It’ll set you back £40 from Urban Outfitters.
Quirky and playful, it’s great for anyone who loves art and literature. Your mum a real Alice in Wonderland lover? Check out these Alice in Wonderland corsages, and present them wrapped with an Alice gift tag.
We love badges and brooches, so if your mum does too, this typewriter pin will be right up her street. A quote from Rebecca West reading “Motherhood is the strangest thing…” adorns this typewriter pin, making it the perfect piece to add to her collection. You can get it for only £4 from The Literary Gift Company.
“I had a dress just like that when I was your age.” I don’t know about you, but this is something I hear from my mum on a regular basis.
If your mum loves fashion, the Celia Birtwell book documenting the designer’s iconic prints will be sure to please, covering her work throughout the 60s and 70s, right up to the sell-out collection Birkwell designed for Topshop. It just goes to prove that fashion does repeat itself after all. It’s £19.50, from Amazon.
Another option for fashionable mothers is the beautiful quilted hardback edition of Chanel: An Intimate Life, the tell-all biography of the famous French designer by Lisa Chaney.
Postcards from Penguin: 100 Book Covers in One Box show that sometimes you can judge a book by its cover. The art of postcard writing has long since been replaced by texts and emails, so take your mum back to a simpler time with this classic collection for only £9.36 from Amazon. And if she loves Angela Carter as well as postcards, combine the two and buy her A Card From Angela Carter.