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Mother’s Day SOS?

Need help this Mother’s day to pick an unusual but lovely gift for your wonderful Mum?

 

Well here at Loveone we have plenty to choose from. So don’t fret if you haven’t found something yet – read on for our top suggestions:

 

1) How about picking something from our extensive range of Cowshed products to really pamper and spoil your Mum?

We are particularly liking the ‘Best of the Best’ Giftset, which contains a generous mix of Cowshed’s lifestyle products (inc Soothing Bath & Body oil, Uplifting Bath & Shower gel, relaxing Body lotion, Moisturising Hand cream and 2 candles)  for £40. Don’t hang about though – we currently have 20% off all Cowshed Gift sets so it could be yours for a bargain at £32.

BestoftheBest_Set

 

Or pick any two 300ml bottle combinations and we will throw in a free gift box. Check out our £30 combinations: i) Grubby Cow Handwash and Cowslip Handcream  ii) Dirty Cow Handwash and Cow Pat Handcream

 

Cowshed

 

2) Tell your Mum she’s a star – by buying her  a star shaped necklace, bracelet or pair of earrings from our Orelia Jewellery range. Prices from £10.

Orelia

 

3) Surprise her with that perfect scent by exploring our range of candles, diffusers and beauty products from True Grace. Prices start from £14.50.

Perfect for Mum’s are Moroccan Rose (a combination of floral notes and wooden base tones)  or Black Lily (a garden at night – an exotic blend of violets, jasmine, lily and vanilla refreshed by bergamot, vetiver and sandalwood).

Black lily

 

4) Mum’s are never disappointed by jewellery.  The chimed heart necklaces from Tales From the Earth would be an absolute winner. Available in large £32 or small £22.

Tales from the earth

 

5) Go for this seasons must have – a luxurious cashmere scarf from Ochre. A great way to dress up any outfit.  Choose from our beautiful selection of styles. Prices from £40

Scarves

 

6) Pick something from our Azuni jewellery range. Surprise your Mum with the unusual textures, stones and beautiful stand out designs from this amazing range.

We are really loving these new bracelets – £17 but also have necklaces and earrings to choose from.

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7) Select a lovely wooden heart – the simple design means it will look great anywhere. Only £6.50.

Wooden hearts

 

These are just our favourites – we have lots more to choose from, so drop in and see us or give us a call 07711 517787. Plus we have a great range of unusual Mothers Day Cards which are designed and made in Britain. Prices from £2.50.

Cards

Have a great Mother’s Day on Sunday

xx

 

 

 

 

Tell Your Mum she’s a star

With Mother’s Day fast approaching, Loveone’s owner Cathy  talks about the meaning of the day for her.

 

Thoughts from Cathy:

Behind the commercial trappings of one of the main gift buying occasions of the year lies a very sincere message…Say thanks to a very special person.

For me its a day of mixed emotions, having lost my own mother to breast cancer shortly after becoming a mother myself. The day is now a mixture of being nostalgic and reflective of my own mother, but also enjoying and celebrating the day with my own children.

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Even more poignant this year as Hannah, my eldest, is about to embark on her Uni career, probably heading to London in the autumn.

This landmark in her life has made me reflect on the effect my leaving home to head to college had on my mum…

picking up the pieces when I didn’t get my grades…

leaving me in my first shared house with a bunch of students I had only just met with no saucepans, a boxed of tinned food and no heating..there were tears!

the joy of bin bags of washing at the end of term..these were left outside for days as my student house smelt damp and musty

only getting 1 phone call a week…long before texting and facebook

sending me food parcels and teaching me a fail proof cheese sauce which could cover everything…mostly toast!

But mainly for always being there quietly supporting in the background…

 Cath+Jenny-Graduation

 

I hope my daughter will head off safe in the knowledge that I will be there at the end of the phone…or twitter.. with persil, tissues,and tins of beans as required.

So this Mothers Day I will be looking back but going forward with very happy memories and more to come on my future journey as a mother!

 

Cath+Kids-Spain

 

 

Enjoy your Mothers Day 10th March

 

xx p.s  Thursday’s Blog will be jam packed with present suggestions for Mother’s Day. So don’t worry if you haven’t decided what to buy your Mum this year – we have plenty of unusual and unique suggestions. We can even supply a card and giftwrap. So take the stress out of shopping and call in!

Tales from the earth

 

What’s That Smell?!

Today we are looking at Loveone’s range of candles from True Grace. If you want a  fragranced candle which provides ‘An essence of England’ then True Grace is the range for you.  Read on for ‘Thoughts from Cathy’ and the results from our Fragrance Panel!

 

True Grace candles

 

Thoughts from Cathy: Fragrance or smells are all around us – they can evoke a mood, a feeling, a reaction, even take you back to a place, remind you of a memory or generate a sense of well being.

What’s your favourite or what turns your stomach? Its all so personal. At extremes I love the smell of new books and bookshops but also petrol and fresh coffee! So to select a range of candles for the shop was quite a challenge! I first met the talented candlemakers at True Grace six years ago. Based in Wiltshire, their ethos is “as it should be”. They have captured the essence of the English countryside through their product collections:

The Village – beautiful, honest and memorable The Manor – luxurious, unexpected and complex Walled Garden – flowers, herbs and glasshouses

At Loveone we currently sell 15 different fragrances from florals to vegetables. There are many more in the range – but I’m not sure yet about bonfire as a fragrance!

 

green fig

 

The newest fragrance to grace our shelves is Black Lily. This new candle evokes a garden at night – an exotic blend of violets, jasmine, lily and vanilla refreshed by bergamot, vetiver and sandalwood.

Within the True Grace range we stock candles in both tins and glass containers, diffusers, scented leaves and hand washes/creams. All are made with the finest ingredients and natural waxes. The pretty glass candle containers are etched and can be reused.

This range is a perfect source of gifts for many occasions especially Mothers Day and Birthdays.

 

Black lily 2

 

 

Fragrance Panel Results This week we thought we’d try something a bit different by getting some Loveone friends together to really put the True Grace fragrances to the test.  So our “expert” panel of Alex, Annie, Lindsey, Nicola and myself met at Cathy’s with our noses finely tuned and raring to go! Laid out on the dining room table, Cathy had placed 16 candles (she had sneakily thrown us a red herring by putting in 2 of the same!) . The names of the candles were covered up, and question sheets were at the ready. The panel then went along the line, sniffed each candle and wrote down what they believed the fragrance to be.  Sniffing 16 candles in quick succession was quite overwhelming for the nasal sense buds. But each one had a really distinctive smell – some stronger than others.  Some we thought were better for certain seasons and some we thought were more female or male suited.

 

Annie

 

Overall we did quite well and we certainly guessed or were very close to a fair few. Some we only got when Cathy told us the answer and we smelt them again. But we all agreed with Cathy’s words above – that likes and dislikes are so personal and really vary from person to person.

Our favourites – 2 Votes for Stem Ginger, 1 Vote for Hyacinth, 1 Vote for Orchard and 1 Vote for Wild Mint Our least favourites – 3 Votes for Cucumber, 1 Vote for Fig and 1 Vote for Moroccan Rose (even though this is one of our best sellers!)

 

questionnaire

 

A big thank you to our superb panel – it certainly was a different and enjoyable Monday afternoon. There definitely were a few ‘ooh I must buy that one’ !

Thank you also to Alex for more fantastic Blog photos. Contact her on: www.alexpotter.co.uk or 07885 238282. Or find her on facebook: Alex Potter Photography.

xx

 

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