I don’t go to London for events very often any more, because quite frankly by the time I’ve traversed the train, underground and bus with one or both children, I spend two days having to recover. But every now and then, I receive an invite that really appeals to me and I just can’t say no. When Moonpig invited me to an afternoon of cake, scones and bubbly to showcase the Moonpig Mother’s Day range, who was I to say no?
Upon arrival at the beautiful Montegue Hotel in Bloomsbury, the girls were seated at a table conveniently close to the treats and snacks, and while they were entertained with a colouring and stickers and other child-goodies, I had a chance to have a browse round the flowers, gift sets and treats Moonpig have on offer for mums this Mother’s Day. I also managed to sneak a back and shoulder massage, which was bliss after carrying Aviya the whole way there!
The Moonpig Mother’s Day range is really lovely. Yes, they gave me delicious cupcakes and a very tasty glass of Prosecco, but that’s not bribery folks – I’d be very happy to receive a Mother’s Day gift box from Moonpig!
You may have used them in the past to send cards, or known that they are one of those services that lets you send a card directly to your recipient, but it seems that not many people know that Moonpig also do gifts along with your cards, and with many gifts you actually get your card free.
One of the things I really like about Moonpig is the quality of the gifts they’ve aligned with. I have in the past ordered a gift to be delivered direct, only to see it afterwards and be mortified. That will not happen with these brands: Lindt, Montezuma, Beau Jardin, to name a few.
Another thing I like, and was surprised by, was the value for money. These gorgeous bouquets start at £25 and go up to £100 and are huge. I am kind of kicking myself for the times I’ve sent measly little bouquets for not a lot less.
There are also gift boxes from £40, so you can get your Moonpig Mother’s Day gift ordered at the same time. A lot of the bloggers and press at the event were raving about the Breakfast in Bed Box, which come with Champagne, Twinings English Breakfast Tea, Brazilian Real Trade Ground Coffee, Folkington’s Valencia pure orange juice, Scrumshus Granola, Ouse Valley Four Berries Jam, Ouse Valley St Clement’s Marmalade with Whisky, and a flower & Milk bottle vase. It also comes with a fabulous toast stamp that says ‘Good Morning’ – I love that, and specifically that it’s not Mother’s Day specific, so it can be used on any day of the year.
While that is indeed a great box, I can’t pretend that my favourite isn’t a little more decadent and a little less wholesome: The Montezuma’ Orange and Geranium Flower… 3 or 4 of them tied with a ribbon will do me just fine. They are incredible. Seriously.
Well, we ate cake. We drank bubbly – me, the girls had milk – and the girls walked away with a little umbrella each, which they are in love with, by the way, and we’ve come away knowing a lot more about Moonpig than we did before.
In case you’re wondering why I think sites like this are fabulous, just last week I finally collapsed into bed and was about to go to sleep when I suddenly jumped up remembering a friend’s birthday, which I had now missed. Then a vague memory came to me about a card, sent, maybe. I checked my sending history, and there it was: a sent card, and a birthday unmissed. Yay.
So, if you’re looking for a card and gift service, try Moonpig – I know I will be!