Mums the word: Mothers day gift guide

With UK mother’s day around the corner (Sunday 26 March – don’t forget!). We thought we would give you some gift inspiration for the most important person in the world…

Memories jewellery
Our unique sterling hallmarked silver jewellery range; each piece is handcrafted in the United Kingdom. Made from solid silver with 18K gold vermeil. Our jewellery feature adjustable belcher chains and lobster clasp for ease and comfort. They are elegant unique pieces making them ideal mother’s day gift as well as Christening or baby shower gift.
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Silver Charm bracelet
Silver trinket box
Silver bee earrings
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Hidden message
Our memories silver charm bracelet and necklace come with a small capsule, ideal for holding a baby’s first lock of hair, first tooth or a loving written message. All the charms are detachable so you can interchange them or add them on other pieces of jewellery.
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Silver trinket box
Bee symbolism
Bess are considered extremely auspicious throughout the world. Bees represent wisdom and immortality. They also symbolize love and fidelity. They also represent industry and productivity as they work as a team and in a community.
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Making memories
Our ‘Memories of growing up’ USB stick enables you to preserve all of your child’s precious milestone – photos, videos, artwork, even school reports – from birth to adulthood on one safe, portable and universal devise. Beautifully packaged in a white presenetaion box with gift tag, this compact white leather and chrome hi-speed memory stick comes with masses of capacity.
To help you organise your images, we’ve preloaded each one with labelled folders, including some of the exciting milestones you’ll want to record in the future.

Our memory sticks come are offered in 16 GB and 32 GB size
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Talltape
Our best selling original Talltape continue to delight children and parents alike. Portable children’s height chart, they are ideal for keeping on-going record of your child’s height from birth all they way to adulthood. They are the alternative to recording measurements on a wall or door. Our Talltape won’t get left behind or painted over – it just stays with you making the perfect keepsake gift.

To celebrate mothering Sunday we are offering free UK shipping with coupon code:
BESTMUM
Offer expires Friday 24 Mar

Memories jewellery
https://www.memoriesofgrowingup.com/product-category/memories-jewellery/

silver charm bracelet
https://www.memoriesofgrowingup.com/product/memories-silver-charm-bracelet/

silver trinket box
https://www.memoriesofgrowingup.com/product/solid-silver-bee-trinket-box/

drop earrings
https://www.memoriesofgrowingup.com/product/solid-silver-drop-earring-18-k-gold-vermeil-detail/

16GB
https://www.memoriesofgrowingup.com/product/memories-stick-16gb/

32 GB
https://www.memoriesofgrowingup.com/product/memories-stick-32gb/

Talltape height chart
https://www.memoriesofgrowingup.com/product-category/talltape/

Talking to Talltape’s first artist Charlotte Bampfylde

Here are Memories of Growing Up, we support emerging British artists, who design the Talltapes especially for us. We speak to Charlotte Bampfylde, the first artist we collaborated with, who designed the Tree of life and Wild Animals Talltapes:
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Charlotte Bampfylde – artist

How did you get into illustration? Did you go to art school or was it hobby turned into a career?
It’s a hobby of mine, I have been doing illustrations all my life and larger pictures, although my large is still quite small! I meant to go to art school, but became a secretary instead part time and painted houses and estate agents brochures, advertisements and cartoons the other days, whatever came along, all word of mouth. I also illustrated a friends party games books Are You There Moriarty and Play it Again Moriarty {Debrett) in my twenties and a few charity cook books. In those days it was hard to find a publisher for books I was asked by authors to illustrate – they liked their own illustrators!

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What medium do you like to use? Paint, gauche, oils, pencils…
I love painting in oil the most, or pen and watercolour or sometimes pastel.

How did you get involved with Talltape at Memories of Growing Up?
I met Camilla Warren through fundraising for the lovely charity The Lullaby Trust – the Talltape was her idea and she asked me to draw for her. The inspiration behind the best selling tree of life was that a tree is very tall and goes upwards and is full of life, just like children.

Do you think social media apps like Instagram is important in promoting illustrators like yourself?
I am not on Instagram, but I can see it would be very good for illustrators these days, it’s a great way to reach a new audience.

Which artist or illustrators do you admire most?
My favourite illustrators are E.H.Shepard, Beatrice Potter and Quentin Blake, but I admire many more…

If you weren’t an illustrator what would you be?
I have been very lucky to be able to illustrate and paint, as I really enjoy it. Otherwise I expect I would have been a secretary, which I wasn’t really very good at, although I enjoyed the office chat!

Shop our Tree of life Talltape here.
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