Last year my two gorgeous children (with a little help from Daddy) bought me an Inspired Gift from UNICEF which turned out to be a box full of measles vaccinations which were sent to areas that desperately needed them. Being a keen supporter of the work that UNICEF do I was thrilled with this, and you may read more about Inspired Gifts here.
I’m cutting it a little fine to add this as a Mother’s Day feature this year however children in many areas are suffering all year and not just on Mothering Sunday so bear with me. Research shows that the first 1000 days of a child’s life (throughout pregnancy and up until their second birthday) is a critical time in terms of receiving the proper nutrients that they need to go on and thrive (or survive). I’m told that in the first 1000 days of life a child’s physical and mental growth occurs quickly and that their body weight quadruples while the size of their brain actually doubles. Clearly this really is a key time in any child’s life.
Sadly many children in developing counties don’t receive the nutrients they need to support this growth therefore UNICEF are working hard to change this. A child that suffers from malnutrition during these early days will be affected for life and will likely never regain the potential for growth and developing good health that they might have had should they have had enough food, water and importantly nutrients.
This Mother’s Day, on your birthday, one Thursday or on a “just because” day if you spend just £3 or if this amount is spent on your behalf you will be able to provide a mother with micronutrient sprinkles to ensure that the basic and much needed vitamins and nutrients a child needs are supplied. I have it on good authority that I will be sending live-saving sprinkles this year and I hope that you feel able to do the same.
Please visit the UNICEF site for more information, to buy or to browse the Inspire Gifts range.
I’ve already been send a ridiculous amount of press releases for Mother’s Day gift ideas however I decided that instead of copy and pasting these (not my style) I would share with you some of the gift ideas that I’ve come across myself which may be of use for those of you looking for inspiration.
Inspired Gifts from Unicef
Last year I did some work with Unicef and it certainly opened my eyes to the suffering that is out there and the huge amount that UNICEF do to help. Some of you may remember this post where I explained how my Mother’s Day gift from the boys last year was 100 injections (to be sent to those who needed them, not for me!). This year I will be getting a similar gift from the Inspired Gift range and can’t wait to get my card which tells me what it is.
If you are stumped for an original idea or want to do something more meaningful this year, here it is.
Gifts from Diva Debs
I know Diva Debs well. She is a first class nutter (and well known for it) however what not everyone has realised is how talented she is in the kitchen. I received a “just because” present from Debs recently that just happened to arrive at the end of a crappy week which really did make me smile.
Luckily for all of you who don’t know Diva Debs, you can order these fabulous gifts to be sent anywhere around the UK to give to your Mum or Grandma for Mother’s Day.
To find out more about Debs and her wonderful tasty treats (these are just an example of what the lovely lady makes!) visit her Facebook page and her website.
Handmade Gifts and Treats from Precious Parcels
My lovely friend Natalie has just released her Mother’s Day range and as a big fan of all things Precious Parcels-like I thought that I would share a few with you.
This lovely hanging set of mauve blocks is a bit different and may be personalised to suit the person who is receiving the gift. Three letters (the end heart blocks are included) cost just £12. To be honest, having seen these in “real life” I don’t think the picture does them justice as they truly are gorgeous.
Have browse through the range and keep an eye on the Precious Parcels Facebook page for any new products and updates.
These would be my top choices for Mother’s Day because they are a bit different yet fabulous in their own way. If you are looking for something new and unique then here is the place to start.
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