The Ultimate Christmas Gift Guide For Mums

We all know how just how notoriously difficult it can be to find the perfect gift for your Mum at Christmas time. With overflowing jewellery boxes and cabinets full of beauty products, they really can be a pain to buy for. It’s always that little bit harder to find an extra special gift that’s that little bit different to fill her stocking so check out our ultimate gift guide below  – we’re all about making life that little bit easier for you!

Adele, 25

The sensational singer’s latest album 25 is bound to be a sure pleaser this Christmas. Saying that the album has been highly anticipated would be a serious understatement. Fans and journalists alike have been speculating as to what style of music the album will feature for months! The 30 second teaser clip from her latest unbelievably popular single Hello, which aired during the ad break of the hit UK X Factor last month, caused a series social media stir. Featuring nothing but a black screen, a short stream of lyrics and Adele’s spectacular voice, the snippet had the public yearning to hear more. Adele’s much awaited return to the music scene is certainly long overdue and if the incredibly successful Hello is anything to go by, we expect the remarkable artist’s new album to certainly focus on emotional matters of the heart. A number of big names in music are said to have teamed up with Adele to record a series of collaborated tracks to feature on her much anticipated album including Damon Albarn, Tobias Jesso Jr and Danger Mouse.

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Polaroid SNAP

Get vibrant, high quality prints instantly, right from your camera, right on the spot with the nifty little Polaroid SNAP camera. You can choose to print in colour, black and white, vintage or sepia tones with the touch of a button. With the Polaroid SNAP, your Mum will never miss out on the chance to capture those important moments again. The camera, available in classic a black, fun blue and hot red, allows you to share and print with no computer connections needed. Using Zink® Zero Ink® Printing Technology, you can print 2×3” full colour prints in an instant.  

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 Kylie Christmas

Kylie’s much anticipated Christmas album which features 13 festive tracks is an ideal stocking filler for Mums this Christmas. It features 13 tracks – including several duets and a mix of original and classic songs. Kylie’s sister Dannii Minogue features on the deluxe version of the album, with the brand new song 100 Degrees. Frank Sinatra even features on the album collaborating with Kylie for a beautiful rendition of Santa Claus Is Comin’ To Town.

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Noble

Written and directed by Stephen Bradley, Noble follows the incredible true story of a fearless Irish heroine; Christine Noble, capturing her struggle to escape her diabolical life in Ireland, risking everything to help children in need on the streets of Vietnam. The beautiful film first premiered at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival in January last year, where it received astounding recognition. Glowing reviews continued to prevail when it opened theatrically in Ireland. The biopic, now available on DVD and Blu-ray was awarded an astonishing four U.S. film festival awards, including the Panavision Spirit Award at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival. Noble has been deemed as “raw and genuinely powerful,” “captivating” and “moving” by critics all over the world. It’s certainly a eBuzz top pick this Christmas!

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Sam Smith, The Lonely Hour, Extended Edition Album

Sam Smith is back with an extended edition of his already chart-topping album The Lonely Hour. The incredible album includes a second disc packed with a number of new tracks and collaborations. It features the sensational Sam’s covers of Amy Winehouse’s Love Is A Losing Game and Whitney Houston’s How Will I Know?, as well as collaborations with Mary J Blige and John Legend who joins him for their breath-taking rendition of Lay Me Down.

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The Overtones, Good Ol’ Fashioned Christmas

The Overtones’ forthcoming album Good Ol’ Fashioned Christmas is set to be released later this month on the 27th November. It will feature a collection of festive family favourites including White Christmas, Santa Claus Is Comin’ To Town and Let It Snow. An ideal stocking filler for Mum.

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The REBECCA MINKOFF Notification Bracelet

Not only does this crafty REBECCA MINKOFF bracelet look stunning, it also has a pretty innovative hidden feature. The gold chain-link bracelet silently alerts you to important calls and texts through a Bluetooth pairing with your iPhone. It programs up to 25 contacts so that when they call or text you, the bracelet will vibrate. Your Mum will no longer need to shamelessly check her phone at the dinner table or while at important meetings.

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Tracy Chapman Greatest Hits

Earlier this month, the incredible Tracy Chapman released Greatest Hits, her brand-new album which features 18 songs which are remastered by the sensational soulful singer. It packs 25 year of remarkable music into one spectacular album. If your Mum’s a fan, this is the ideal Christmas gift for her.

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Spy

Spy comes from the comical masterminds behind both the hilariously entertaining Bridesmaids and The Heat, Paul Feig and Melissa McCarthy. Not only did Melissa McCarthy co-write Spy, she also takes the leading role as Susan Cooper, CIA intel operative who becomes the unexpected hero behind one of the agency’s most dangerous missions. When top agent Fine, played by the ever so handsome Jude Law becomes MIA, and, agent Ford (Jason Statham) another of the agency’s best is preoccupied, Cooper escapes her daily desk bound routine when she volunteers to go deep undercover in order to infiltrate the world of the nefarious Rayna Boyanov, played by the beautifully malevolent Rose Byrne, in order to prevent a global disaster. Cooper drops her original drab and frumpy disguise and, as the everywoman who is put in extraordinary circumstances, becomes the top notch agent who certainly knows how to get things done. This outlandishly funny comedy will be sure to have you and your Mum in stitches this Christmas.

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Seal, 7

The legendary soul and R&B master made a triumphant comeback earlier this month with his much awaited album; 7. The impressive ninth studio album, sees Seal reunite with producer Trevor Horn, who previously worked with the talented artist to bring us the sensational, Grammy Award winning Kiss From a Rose. Seal’s unique and distinctive voice paired with the diverse combination of orchestral pop, sleek soul and a little electronic emphasis makes 7 an album your Mum will definitely thank you for this Christmas.  

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Downton Abbey Series 6

The sixth and final series of the award-winning ITV costume drama Downton Abbey is available on DVD this Christmas. The period piece follows the lives and loves of those above and below the stairs in an English stately home back in 1925. The perfect Christmas gift if your Mum happens to be a Downton Abbey fan.

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Enya Dark Sky Island

The spectacular Enya’s eagerly awaited album Dark Sky Island is out now, just in time for Christmas! The album is the sensational Donegal songstress’s first studio album in seven years. In her incredible new album which features her latest breathtaking tune, Echoes In The Rain, Enya teams up, once again with long time collaborators, Nicky and Roma Ryan who she has been working with since her breakthrough in 1998.

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How Now Mrs. Brown’s Cow DVD

Why not surprise your Mum this Christmas with How Now Mrs. Brown’s Cow – the live stage performance of the Irish sitcom on DVD. The show is packed with laugh out loud scenes from the hilariously entertaining Mrs Brown created by Brendan O’Carroll.

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Don’t forget the classic albums this Christmas that will be sure to put a smile on any Mum’s face. Michael Buble’s Buble Christmas, Andre Rieu’s December Lights, Nathan Carter’s A Beautiful Life At Christmas and  Now That’s What I Call Christmas to name but a few.

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