Our Team’s Favourite Mother’s Day Gifts

When it comes to Mother’s Day, we think it’s really important to celebrate all the wonderful lessons she has passed on. From inspiring us to reach for our dreams to helping us find the courage to be ourselves, mum has always been there guiding us along the way.

The perfect Mother’s Day gift celebrates all the times mum has been a source of wisdom and inspiration. It also gives us the opportunity to give back and inspire mum in turn. We asked some of our UK Team Members to tell us about their mums, as well as the gifts they’ll be giving this Mother’s Day.

Giulia – Team Member, Covent Garden

What’s something your mum has given you?
My mum was not the stereotypical Italian mother, teaching me how to cook, but she taught me to be free, to live my life, follow my dreams, and to never let someone put me down because I can be whoever I want. She’s encouraged me to work from a young age, and she’s really proud of me.

What are you giving your mum for Mother’s Day?
A kikki.K tea cup and milk jug, plus the large inspiration candle are perfect for some ‘me time’ – and the Leather Essentials Envelope Clutch, monogrammed with her initials. It’s bright – just like mum’s personality!

Anna – Supervisor, Covent Garden

What’s something your mum has given you?
Mum has given me the belief that it’s far more rewarding to put others’ needs ahead of your own – whenever someone is sick or in need, she is there within minutes with a casserole, a fruit cake, and a shoulder to cry on.

What are you giving your mum for Mother’s Day?
This year, I’m giving my mum the Dreams Journal and pen from our Inspiration Collection. I’d love to see my mum take more time to focus on herself, and start to realise all the dreams that she has put on the back burner while she raised three children. I’m also going to treat her to a monogrammed Leather Travel Wallet and Luggage Tag to inspire her to travel more now that we’ve all moved out of home – and my sister and I are on different continents!

Monogrammed Leather Travel Wallet

Roxanne – Team Member, Covent Garden

What’s something your mum has given you?
My mother has inspired my love for writing. She has also taught me about happiness.

What are you giving your mum for Mother’s Day?
One of the lessons my mother has taught me is the importance of taking a moment and deciding what is best for you, whether it be a heathy meal or takeout; a jog or a movie night in. For this Mother’s Day, I would choose the Happiness Journal from the Inspiration Collection. I would love for my mother to be able to look back at exactly what makes her happy.

Feeling inspired? Find more unique and inspiring Mother’s Day gifts here.

7 Unique Gift Ideas for Valentine’s Day

Unique Valentine's Day Gift Ideas

It’s so important to celebrate the people we love. When we actively cherish and express gratitude to our loved ones, life is just better. Whether you do something small, or something large, it’s really the thought behind your gesture that your recipient will always remember. This Valentine’s Day be inspired to make a difference by spreading kindness and fun with a unique and personalised gift idea.

To spark your creativity, we wanted to share some of our favourite Valentine’s Day gifts inspirations…

Get Personal
The best gifts perfectly suit the tastes and loves of your special someone. One of our favourite gifting tips is to keep a page in your planner or notebook where you write down gift ideas and inspirations as you think of them throughout the year. For example, if your partner or friend mentions they would like to try a new experience or learn a new skill, you can surprise them later with a gift that relates to their idea.

Unique gift ideas for Valentine's Day

Spend More Time Together
Our 52 Dates Book is perfect for adding a little spontaneity to your relationship. Featuring 52 fun date ideas, you can work through one a week, or pick them at random, all year around. What better way to show your loved one that you can’t wait to share more fun moments together?

Memory Book

Share your Love Story
Every love story is unique. Show your partner that you cherish every memory and moment with this unique book. Featuring tips and prompts, you can fill it with thoughts, photos and anecdotes for your loved one to enjoy for years to come.

BFF Necklace

Cherish Everyone
Valentine’s Day isn’t just for romantic partners! Celebrate every special person in your life with a heartfelt card. You could even treat your bestie to this BFF Necklace for you both to share.

We hope these tips and ideas inspire you to #SHOWMORELOVE with Valentine’s Day. Don’t forget to add the perfect card too.

 

kikki.K x Amnesty International

We’re so pleased to see that same-sex marriage is now legal in Australia. However, while same-sex marriage is just one part of the puzzle, we have a long way to go to advance LGBTQI rights and live in a world that truly celebrates diversity, embraces difference and strives for equality. That’s why we’re partnering with Amnesty International, who work to advance LGBTQI rights across the globe. $1 from the sale of each product in our More Love Capsule Collectionwill be donated to Amnesty International.

To find out more about Amnesty International’s important work in this area, we caught up with Naomi Vaughan, their National Youth Coordinator, and Alison Gibbins, Amnesty Australia’s Deputy National Director for a conversation about their important work…

Naoimi Vaughn

What inspired you to defend human rights?

(Alison) It’s simple: the bravery of ordinary people who stand up in their own communities to protect human rights. That is exactly what happened here in Australia with marriage equality. The willingness of the LGBQTI community to stand up for loving relationships, to be vulnerable to fight for a greater purpose – that’s inspiration!

(Naomi) I am incredibly proud and inspired by the commitment, courage and resilience of LGBTQI activists both here in Australia and around the world. Time and time again activists have stood up, spoken out and showed such solidarity with LGBTQI people everywhere. It’s incredibly brave, and it works.

kikki.K More Love Tote for Amnesty International

What is your view on marriage equality?

(Naomi) Australia became the 26th country to legalise marriage equality. This is something that LGBTQI Australians have worked and waited far too long for. This is a historic act and will help shape a safer, more inclusive country for the next generation of LGBTQI kids. And while we should celebrate this win (we really, really should …) it’s important to remember and acknowledge that the fight for LGBTQI human rights continues everyday around the world. Although more than 120 countries have decriminalised homosexuality, 76 countries still criminalise sexual acts between adults of the same sex, and there are 8 places on the globe where being gay attracts the death penalty. In Europe, 23 countries require transgender people to undergo sterilisation before their gender is legally recognised, and every day LGBTQI people around the world are subject to discrimination, stigmatisation and violence – simply because of who they are and who they love.

(Alison) The result of the postal ballot is a great symbolic gesture. It shows a broad level of acceptance. The choice to get married is now accessible to all people. This is a huge moment for equality that can’t be overstated.

Of course, marriage equality was always a human right. We didn’t need a postal survey to show us that! Marriage could be seen as an odd thing to fight for. We need to keep moving away from the repressive history of marriage – of treating women as property and objects of male control. Regardless of one’s identity and sexual orientation there are a lot of loving ways to have relationships.

More love quote

If you could say one thing to the world what would it be?
(Naomi) Get involved! Sometimes the state of the world can be daunting and overwhelming and it is easy to feel like there is nothing that one person can do to change that –  but that’s why it’s important to get involved. Amnesty International is a global movement of people, each doing what they can, when they can to ensure that human rights are a lived reality for every person, everywhere. There are so many way to get involved with Amnesty International – from taking action online, joining an Amnesty group in your local area, heading along to events … every person and every action helps to create change.

(Alison) For anyone who wants to help Amnesty secure more rights for the LGBTQI community, please sign our petition calling for justice for Xulhaz and his family. Xulhaz was brutally murdered for defending LGBTQI rights. Also please sign our petition calling on the Finnish Government to protect the rights of transgender people.

Discover our More Love Capsule Collection here. $1 from every sale will go to support this important work all over the globe.

We Invite you to #SHOWMORELOVE

This year we’re celebrating Valentine’s Day with meaning and taking a stand for what we believe in. Maybe it’s our Swedish background (in Sweden, same sex marriage has been legal since 2009), or maybe it’s just common sense, but we think Valentine’s Day should be a celebration of all kinds of love.

I’d like to invite kikki.K lovers everywhere to join us to embrace more love. To say no to hate and yes to love in all its forms. I really hope that one day we can live in a world that truly celebrates diversity, embraces difference and strives for equality. It shouldn’t have to be seen as progressive. It should just be.

That’s why I’m so excited to announce that we’re working with Amnesty International Australia to donate $1 from each sale of our capsule collection towards their work advancing LGBTQ rights across the globe. We all have a part to play in making the world a better and safer place and this is just one small way we can all make a difference.

More Love Collection

The capsule collection features a More Love Tote Bag, Coin Purse and super cute Pin Card. It’s the perfect way to give a truly meaningful gift this Valentine’s Day. I’m also loving the rest of our More Love Collection, which includes gorgeous cards, fun gift ideas and special treats in a bright colour palette of pinks, red and orange. I can’t wait to fill out a Memory Book for my partner Paul, as well as write cute cards for the kids. After all, everyone deserves to feel the love on this special day!

Memory Book

This year let’s celebrate with more equality, more hope, more humanity, more pride, more acceptance and more love. Will you join us?

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Discover our More Love Collection here.