Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Mother’s Day is such an important day, how do you say thank you to the most important woman in your life? With an amazing gift of course!

Finding the perfect gift can be an overwhelming task, that’s why we’re hear to help you pick out something amazing, that she didn’t even know she needed!

Whether you’re looking for a timeless classic, something new and exciting, a gift on a budget or something super personalised, we have you covered.

Keeping reading to find out our top 10 Mother’s Day Gifts for 2020.

Fragrances

Giorgio Armani Si Fiori Eau de Parfum

Si Fiori is a luminous and delicate fragrance inspired by the simple, yet complex grace of a flower. Fiori, meaning ‘flowers’ in Italian incorporates Neroli, a light and blooming Mediterranean flower. Effortless floral, this eau de parfum resembles the sparkling glow as the sun sets. We think this would make the perfect Mother’s Day gift; a luxurious brand that is going to make her feel super special.

Givenchy L’Interdit Eau de Parfum

L’Interdit is a tribute to bold femininity. An invitation to defy convention and embrace individuality. If your mum loves to walk her own path and break the rules, then this Givenchy perfume is perfect for her. A white floral cut through with dark notes unleashing a bold luminosity that flirts with obscurity.

YSL Libre Eau de Parfum

Freedom, in a scent… Libre is a grand floral perfume with an unequivocal YSL twist. The burning sensuality of the orange blossom flowers from Morocco, twisted with the aromatic boldness of lavender from France. This perfume has a couture-infused scent that is uniquely androgynous.

Marc Jacobs Decadence Eau de Parfum

Decadence is an iconic scent that exudes glamourous luxury and indulgence. The perfect way to make your mum feel like a million dollars. The bottle makes a statement with bold styling and luxurious craftmanship making it really feel like a special gift. It is an indulgent sensual woody scent that captivates the heart of succulent Italian plum, golden saffron and velvety iris.

Dolce and Gabbana The Only One Eau de Parfum

The Only One captivates the essence of sophisticated and hypnotising femininity. The signature notes lie in the surprising combination of violet and coffee, giving life to an enchanting floral scent. The notes together envelope the senses in an opulent embrace, sure to make her feel super special on Mother’s Day.

Gift Sets

Hugo Boss BOSS The Scent for Her Gift Set

BOSS The Scent for Her is a beautifully feminine fragrance that features pink pepper and green mandarin to lend their luminous and zesty qualities to the scent. This is a super light, wearable fragrance that is perfect for every day. The gift set includes a 50ml fragrance along with a 50ml body lotion and a travel spray, really making sure your gift is super special!

Lancome La Vie Est Belle Gift Set

La Vie Est Belle is an iconic fragrance that is loved by many across the globe. If this is your mum’s favourite perfume, then buying her the giftset is going to make sure you’re number 1 favourite child! The gift set includes a 30ml bottle, 50ml body lotion and a mini mascara!

Beauty Gift Sets

Nuxe Magique Prodigieux Gift Set

Nuxe is a beautiful skincare brand that offers all the luxury of French pharmacy. In this gift set it includes an amazing range of the bestselling products from the brand for your mum to try. It contains Hiule moisturiser, body wash, multi-correctional gel cream and a candle. It comes in a gorgeous box that will make the perfect gift!

Decelor Infinite Lift By Day Lavender Fine Gift Set

If you’re looking for something a little more luxury, then Decleor skincare is the answer! Decleor masters the science of essential oils to propose a complete illuminating routine for mature skin. This infinite lift set contains four products enriched with Lavender Fine Essential Oil and Plum Extract to smooth out wrinkles.

Candles

Rituals Ayurveda Scented Candle

Balanced living is he principle behind Ayurveda, the science of life. This ancient wisdom from India helps you to improve health and wellbeing by cleansing and nourishing your energy. If you think your mum pushes herself too hard, then this candle should help her set some time for herself and relax!

Grooming Must-Haves For The Modern Man

Grooming Must-Haves For The Modern Man

They’re a necessity. It can be hard to find the latest and greatest deals around when it comes to men’s skincare, grooming and fragrance products when there are so many brands for women aka the shopaholics (guilty) taking the limelight. Not today! We’re showcasing some of the best products for him we have on site right now for prices that are too good to miss!

Wahl Clipper Kit Lithium Ultimate, £73.00 / RRP £79.99

The shaver has an intelligent 4 level LCD display that makes it easy to see the battery level and it has a quick charge function that lets you carry on cutting with a 2-minute use from a single 1-minute charge. Wahl’s precision ground snap on the blades offers a smooth and superior cutting performance and it also has a stylish, handy spotlight ear and nose trimmer too!

Men’s Society Beard Washing Kit, £18.99 / RRP £25.00

This set contains a beard shampoo, a beard oil, a moustache comb and a couple of face towels. This Beard Washing Kit contains everything he needs to tame, clean and condition his beard and the skin beneath which is often forgotten about. The funky moustache comb is super handy for all that taming and detangling action too.

Prada L’Homme Shower Gel, £24.99 / RRP £28.50   

This Prada Shower Gel is fantastically smooth and leaves you smelling perfectly scented with the L’Homme fragrance featuring classic notes of Neroli and Geranium. Luxury fragranced shower gels and body washes are often overlooked because they aren’t usually sat with the regular icons on the shelves however they are some of the best around for that ultra-fresh feeling all day long.

Elemis Men Pro-Collagen Marine Cream, £38.50 / RRP £54.00

Clinically proven, this instantly hydrating, anti-ageing moisturiser firms, smoothes and helps improve the appearance of wrinkles. Unique Mediterranean algae, Padina Pavonica and power-charged anti-oxidant rich Ginkgo Biloba soothe to improve moisturisation, skin suppleness, firmness and elasticity.

Rene Furterer Thriphasic Thinning Hair Ritual, £40.50 / RRP £51.00

A struggle for many men – hair loss. It’s pretty taboo in the world of men’s grooming but there are products out there that have been made to specifically help fight the issue. This anti-hair loss treatment is a great place to start.

Carolina Herrera Bad Boy Eau de Toilette Spray, £66.99 / RRP £75.00

Finally, we couldn’t finish this modern man’s grooming edit without a fierce fragrance. Introducing Carolina Herrera’s Bad Boy. This new, soon-to-be legendary scent is a fragrant expression of duality, representing the bold nature of the modern man. Bad boy opens with alluring notes of black and white pepper, blended with the citric vibrancy of Italian green bergamot, it’s truly arresting.

Have you got your eye on any of these grooming must-haves? Whether you’re looking to treat yourself or you’re here shopping for the men the in your life searching for gift inspiration, with these grooming picks, you just can’t go wrong.

They’re all available right now to shop at Fragrance Direct along with so many more gems. Happy Shopping!

Candle Must-Haves: Scents You’ll Fall In Love With This Season

Candle Must-Haves: Scents You’ll Fall In Love With This Season

Candle-lovers, this one is for you. If you’re on the lookout for new fragrances to scent your home, you’ll find all the inspiration you could ever need right here. Through this transition period into the last of winter and the very start of spring, these must-have stunning scents will have you adding them to your basket like there’s no tomorrow.

A Calm and Quiet Place, Yankee Candle, £18.99

A meditative fragrance balanced with gentle jasmine, a whisper of patchouli and warm amber musk with top notes of mandarin leaf. A Calm and Quiet Place is the perfect candle to give you that wrapped up in blankets, cosy feeling all year round. It’s especially great for this time of year with all the frosty days and nights.

Golden Milk Ellipse, WoodWick, £20.99

Sweet milk mixed with exotic spices swirled with floral notes of frangipani, gardenia and tuberose, what a dreamy combination! Featuring The Hearthwick Flame, you can experience the cosy comfort of a glowing fireplace anywhere in your home with the soothing sound of a calming, crackling fire.

Delicious Rhubarb & Rose, Molton Brown, £33.99

A vivacious tempting blend in an elegant rhubarb and rose-scented candle featuring a fruity melody of bitter rhubarb, zesty grapefruit and yuzu to envelope the home in tantalising, sweet aromas. This stunning minimalistic candle smells amazing and is the perfect pick me up scent for this time of year.

Honeysuckle Apothecary, Barr-Co, £24.99

This candle from Barr-Co is scented with their original, signature oatmeal, milk and vetiver scent. It’s long-burning and even capable of lasting up to 120 hours. Something super cool about this one too is that the range is made from 100% vegetable wax sourced from American farmers!

Black Poppy Jelly Candle, Bomb Cosmetics, £15.99

This quirky Black Poppy jelly candle leads with notes of pretty poppies, jasmine and subtle pink pepper with base notes of vanilla and warm musk scents. This candle features the cult-favourite scent, Bergamot, which is so warming and refreshing for the winter to spring transition.

Red Berry & Fir, Crabtree & Evelyn, £26.99

This stunning Crabtree & Evelyn candle features mulling spice essences of cardamom, mid-winter mimosa and sweet iced notes of vanilla. This is the perfect candle for lovers of festive scents to get that Christmassy smell going all year round too.

Frangipani & Orange Blossom, Abahna, £23.99

With a fantastic burn time of up to 50 hours, this stunning 3 wick candle is stylish and eye-catching while bringing warmth and a cosy atmosphere to any room. Whether you’re enjoying a spa-style experience, entertaining friends or just relaxing for the evening, this glowing candle is perfect for some many occasions.

Cinnamon Spice, Shearer Candles, £7.99 Finally we have this stunning Shearer Candle that gives of a truly delicious aroma of cinnamon, clove and spiced apple. This one is another festive-feeling candle for those who love spicy, warm scents. It’s these kinds of candles that make a house feel like a home and with this one’s gorgeous navy patterned design, it’s irresistible.

The Power Of Daylight Mood Lamps

The Power Of Daylight Mood Lamps

Just how powerful are they? Will they really give you the feeling of being at a beach all winter long? How and when are you supposed to use them? Today, we’re answering everything you’re wondering about those daylight mood lamps that are popping up more and more every day.

When you live somewhere where you experience all the seasons of the year, as excited as we all may get about the seasonal hot drinks in coffee shops and all the candles, blankets and cosy nights in, when it’s dark early in the morning and early evening, the days feel so much shorter and they’re a lot harder to wake up for let alone feel energised.

The changes that come with the winter season can actually cause people to feel depressed enough to hibernate inside for prolonged periods of time which tends to have a rather negative effect on mental health. This is also known as seasonal affective disorder (SAD) which is marked by downshifts in mood and energy starting in the fall and lasting throughout winter. In rare cases, it can continue on into spring and summer too. After a quick google search on the topic, you’ll find that a commonly recommended treatment is light therapy. However, there is an alternative cure for treating your winter blues…

The Power Of Daylight Mood Lamps

Beurer TL100 2 In 1 Daylight And Moodlight, £124.99 / RRP £144.99

This 10,000 lux light is said to stimulate good well-being for the body and soul. It has a 2-in-1 bright light and moodlight too which is great for using in the winter months to balance out that lack of sunlight and energy we have. In addition to this, the moodlight feature is great for playing around with colours and setting a calming tone to relax or fall asleep too. You can even use this light with the Beurer LightUp app to control ten brightness levels and 256 colours.

Now that’s one funky piece of technology, right? The bright light in the ironically named ‘SAD’ lamp hits the retina and sends nerve signals to the brain to kickstart chemical and hormone levels which then helps improve your mood. It’s pretty crazy when you think about how just one lamp can have such a positive effect on our mood but it all makes sense why there’s an uplift in people’s mindsets for the day when the sun is out shining whether that’s co-workers going for a walk on their lunch break or children not completely dreading another day at school.

What are your thoughts on daylight mood lamps? If you tend to struggle with the shorter, darker days of the winter, why not invest in one and experiment? It could be totally life-changing. Or even if you don’t feel like you suffer as such, the fact this lamp can be controlled by a single app on your phone with over 250 colours to choose from is definitely something worth checking out.

The Best Gifts For Winter Birthdays 2020

The Best Gifts For Winter Birthdays 2020

So the biggest gift-giving event of the year has been and gone but just when you thought it was all over for another year, it’s the birthdays that always creep up on you and leave you stuck with no idea what to get them. Not today. Here you’ll find all the gift inspiration you could ever need for all those winter birthdays.

For Him

Carolina Herrera Bad Boy Eau de Toilette Spray 100ml, £66.99

A fragrant expression of duality, representing the bold nature of the modern man, Carolina Herrera’s newest fragrance Bad Boy is for the man who is strong and sensitive, confident and relaxed. Featuring layered notes of Italian green Bergamot, cedar wood and sage, this fragrance is addictive.

Narciso Rodriguez Blue Noir Extreme Eau de Toilette 100ml, £59.95

An urban, modern reinterpretation of freshness with a signature musk heart juxtaposing fresh fruit top notes and a woody sensual base. Sharp, fresh and vibrant, this new fragrance revisits masculine duality with a sleek and minimalist bottle that is collector-worthy too.

Men’s Society Overindulgence Kit, £18.99

The perfect survival kit for the morning after the night before. This super useful kit contains a selection of items to make the day after a big night out that little bit easier so is perfect for the man who enjoys making all of those last-minute evening plans. This set features a handy mini toothpaste and brush, restorative bath oil, bright eyes eye cream and a sleep mask.

NUXE Men Anti-Ageing Gift Set, £31.99

A stunning set featuring three anti-ageing NUXE goodies for him to indulge in: Multi-purpose Eye Cream, Nuxellence and Multi-use Shower Gel. It’s the perfect set of minis for the man who is always on the go!

Ted Baker Ted’s Grooming Room The Full Ted Regime Set, £34.99

The final gift we’re recommended this winter for any birthdays you’ve got coming up for the men in your life is this set by Ted Baker. Featuring Face Wash, Moisturiser, Shave Gel and Hair Mud, this makes up an incredible bundle of products to gift someone special.

For Her

Elie Saab Le Parfum Essentiel Gift Set 50ml, £59.95

The new essential perfume by Elie Saab combined with the effervescence of mandarin. Elie Saab welcomes a new interpretation of its signature perfume, Le Parfum, for the woman who truly values what’s essential. The fragrance evokes a sense of beautiful escape away from the hustle and bustle of the city and into a journey to discover her roots, values and self.

Note Must Have Gift Kit, £25.99

The perfect gift for any makeup lover, this set contains a Lash Master Mascara that creates stunning volume and sculpts the curl of lashes flawlessly, a Mineral Semi Matte Lipstick with a velvety texture that provides a long-lasting high coverage with a semi-matte finish and a Precision Eyeliner ensuring a perfect application.

Real Techniques Metallic Dimension Frosted Contours Beauty Kit, £18.99

A stunning brush set to add a dimensional, glam style to your everyday look. This set contains five tools for a sparkling look: a pointed crease brush, rounded blush brush, a ring missing palette, a blending brush and a max shadow brush.

Clarins Instant Beauty Makers Collection

This stunning collection features iconic Clarin’s beauty products including Instant Smooth Perfecting Touch, Instant Light Lip Comfort Oil, Carbon Black Crayon Khol and their Eye Contour Gel & Pouch. It’s the perfect makeup set for those who love voluminous lashes with a gorgeous mascara to build up all the drama.

Dermalogica Your Most Radiant Skin Gift Set, £65.50

For the skincare fanatic, this set by Dermalogica would make the perfect gift for a winter birthday with their Rapid Reveal Peel, Multivitamin Power Firm and Dynamic Skin Recovery SPF50. The perfect skincare set to shine a spotlight on your natural radiance with brightening, firming favourites adored by many.