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Wednesday 9 May 2012

A Special Mothers Day Giveaway - No its not a Clay Ashtray!

Pin It Yesterday my 5 year old came home from kindy with a big smile on his face and his little hands tightly clutching a gift he had "speshally" picked out for me at the Mother's Day Shop.

He handed it over to me and with eyes as wide as can be, stood there and stared at me. A little confused I gave him a big hug and told him I can't wait to open it on Mother's Day.

"No mummy you open it now cause I'm giving it to you now"

Patiently I tried to explain to him that on Sunday morning - on Mothers Day, he can come in and give it to me in bed and we will open it together.

"Well sometimes I just don't like that!"

I looked at him and watched as his bottom lip trembled and said "But that's what we do huni, you bought it for me today to give to me on Mothers Day".

"Well I just don't really like that idea sometimes" was his shaky response and I could see the tears welling in his eyes showing his obvious disappointment that I wasn't ripping into his present right here right now with feverish delight.

We negotiated and we agreed that I would take a little peak at the picture and we would carefully unwrap a corner of the pressie to have a bit of a sneak preview. He was happy with that and satisfied with my display of over the top gushing excitement at was inside that little parcel (not that I could actually tell what it was from the small corner we opened) and I promised that I would totally act all surprised on Sunday morning when he officially gives it to me.

It got me thinking about all the Mother's Day presents I gave my mum as a little girl. The numerous hankies, painted rock paper weights, a minimalistic nail stuck in a block of wood bill catcher, and numerous clay ashtrays. Yup clay ashtrays, cause didn't everyone make clay ashtrays when you were given a lump of clay to transform into a gift? Can you imagine the uproar that would take place these days if your child dared to make a clay ashtray at school?

But my mum, bless her, still has the majority of these little gifts in her dining room buffet (I know cause I saw them when I was initialing all the things I want to inherit one day), just like I too have a box upstairs that is slowly collecting my own prized stash of painted macaroni necklaces and bookmarks.

I love those little gifts - the ones the kids have made themselves or lovingly chosen for me from the Mother's Day stall. I drink out of my Yummy Mummy Mug everyday and Daddy even has a Cool Daddy Mug to match that he received for Fathers Day.

That being said, as an adult woman I don't think I could get away with grabbing a rock from the garden and whacking some paint on it before wrapping it up as yet another paperweight for my own mum. She has quite a collection already and besides, its not even that windy in her home office.

I love this idea of a Limited Edition Mother's Day Gift Box from Bellabox. For only $39.95 you get over $170 worth of gorgeous goodies with a personalised card. Perfect to send to a special mum, or even send to yourself using your partners Credit Card.

Bellabox is a beauty sampling company and online retailer. The idea behind the Bellabox is for a small price of $15.00 per month, each month you receive a gorgeous Bellabox with 5 generously sized samples sent to you. You try them and if you like them, you can buy them online at their store. No obligations and you can cancel your monthly deliveries at any time.

Here is the one they kindly sent me to try a few weeks ago.

And here is the gorgeous Limited Edition Mothers Day one that arrived in the mail today.

If you would like more information or to quickly get an order in for the Bella Box Mothers Day Pack you can visit their website here.


The beautiful gals at Bella Box have also kindly offered to giveaway 3 Limited Edition Mother's Day Packs to my gorgeous readers. So if you would like the chance to win one of these 3 gift packs for yourself or for a special mum, keep reading to find out how to enter. I will be drawing the winners this Sunday on Mother's Day.

Terms and Conditions

  • The competition is open now and closes Sunday 13th May at 6pm AEST.
  • Three winners will be selected by Random Org and will  receive a Limited Edition Mothers Day Bellabox.
  • This competition is only open to Australian residents
  • The winners will be announced here on this post.
To be eligible to enter you must complete the following steps.
1. You must LIKE and leave a message on the BellaBox Face book page (click here to complete this step)

2. Leave a comment on this post telling us what is the funniest or cutest Mother's Day gift you have ever given or received.

Good Luck and enjoy!

Charlie Louie - Hotly Spiced
Livi Jones
Ann-Marie Day

Can you please email on lifelovehiccups@optusnet.com.au with your mailing address so that I can get the gorgeous gals at Bella Box to send you your prizes.

Disclaimer: I was not paid for this post, but I did receive a Bell Box Mother's Day Limited Edition pack and the March Beauty Pack.