Tis the season of giving, and when an email popped through offering me the chance to treat my Mum I jumped at the chance. As a blogger I consider myself extremely lucky to be given the chance to occasionally sample products and I've had some fantastic experiences, but it's especially nice when the chance arises to treat the ones you love.
On this occasion, it was Bonmarche who got in touch; a store that Mum's never shopped in, asking her if she'd like to pick an item of clothing. In all honesty, I think she was a little underwhelmed browsing their website but in the end she opted for this floral lace number designed by David Emanuel. I'd never heard of David Emanuel, but I've since learnt that he designed Diana, Princess of Wales' wedding dress and came runner up in I'm A Celeb last year. How did I miss this?!
The dress arrived and it's lovely. Despite her reservations, Mum's dead chuffed with it and planning to wear it out for dinner with friends this week. It's a really flattering fit, a modest length, good quality and would also be perfect for Christmas day. They also sent a little hamper including Hotel Chocolat festive chocolates (I'm hoping these will be cracked out on Christmas Day!), a David Emanuel nail varnish duo and the Big Box of TLC from Sanctuary Spa. I had a sniff of this set and it smells really luxurious - Mum's looking forward to having a pamper day with this!
It was really nice being able to treat Mum, and I know we both appreciated this opportunity....thanks Bonmarche! How do you like to treat the ones you love?