Mothers Day Gift Guide

I don’t know about you, but all these lockdowns are killing my creative gift ideas, and with a very special day coming up (Mother’s Day, if that wasn’t immediately obvious from the title), I thought I’d help us all out by putting together a little list of some of my favorite local shops and gift ideas to celebrate all those amazing Mothers out there.

Mothers day is important to me, because I don’t think my mum get’s shown or told often enough how utterly amazing she really is (sorry mum, I know this will probably have you reaching for the tissues), but you are, and it’s important that you know how much you are loved.

So here’s to all the Mums – you are amazing and none of us would be here without you.

Now, gift ideas…

DIY Candle Making Kit + Film (Essential Oil & Soy Wax)

Seller: The London Refinery

Contemporary Mother’s Day Card

Seller: Emma Make Studio

Natural Dried Flower Bunch

Seller: Locate to Create

Lavender Soap on a Rope

Seller: Kleen Soaps

Seller: Den Perfect UK

Lavender & Chamomile Reed Diffuser

Seller: Manchester Candles

My list of stock image and mockup websites

Choosing aesthetically pleasing images that tell a story is key for me and my brand. It takes a good chunk of my time to source and find the correct images, so it’s important for me to have a group of go-to sources for my stock image needs. I rely on stock images and mockups for like 96% of my content. I only wish I had the tools, skills, and time to create my own images – hey ho – there are plenty of super talented people doing that for me, leaving me time to do what I do best – develop!

Here are my go-to sources:

#1 Pexels (free)

#2 Moyo Studio

Whilst you can subscribe and get access to a handful of free images, that are STUNNING, the Premium images and mockups from Moyo are absolutely perfect in every way, and there is something for everyone. This is my main go-to for portfolio mockups.

#3 Unsplash (free)

#4 Kaboom Pics (free)


This post is on-going, and will be updated as and when I discover new sources, so keep checking back.
If you have an awesome site you’d like to share, comment below and let me know, and I’ll check it out, and maybe add it to my list with a little shoutout to you.