For many of us, this might be the second Mother's Day we have to spend apart from our dear mums because of the pandemic. (Let’s hope it’s the last!) So with that in mind, there’s never been a better time to show your mum – biological or otherwise – that you love and appreciate her.
Mother’s Day this year falls on Sunday 14 March in the UK, so now’s the time to get thinking about what you want to gift the special lady in your life.
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We’ve gathered together our pick of thoughtful and unique presents that she’ll love – and all of these can just as easily be gifted from sons or daughters and can be given to special aunts, grandmas, mothers-in-law and stepmothers too.
Any partners on the lookout for Mother’s Day gifts to give mum on behalf of younger children or first Mother's Day gifts will also find present inspiration if they scroll to the end.
Read on for our Mother’s Day gift guide – there’s something here to suit all budgets and interests.
Mother's Day gifts from older children
Dewdrop butterfly nest box, £11.99, Amazon
This really does fall into the category of the best Mother’s Day gift for the mum who has everything! If she has a garden and loves wildlife she'll love this dewdrop-shaped butterfly nest. Hang in a sunny spot away from wind close to plants which butterflies and other pollinated insects are attracted to. You can also unscrew the back and add in some banana skin to make the nest extra appealing.
Mom, I Wrote a Book About You, £10.98, Amazon
There are several fill-them-in, tribute books available, but this hardcover version is one of the nicest we’ve seen. You create a truly heartfelt gift by following the prompts such as "My favourite meal you used to make was…" and "What I love most about our relationship is how we...” to relive your fondest memories and remind her what she means to you. If you want a thoughtful gift for Mother's Day then look no further - the Amazon reviews section is full of customers saying how it made their mums cry!
Halden gin glasses (set of two), £30, The White Company
Is mum partial to Gin ‘O Clock? Then she needs a set of these gorgeous gin glasses to sip her tipple in style. They’re hand-blown in Poland, and the contemporary shape features a wonderful chunky base - which feels comfortable to hold and helps to keep the drink cool, too.
Katie Loxton Wonderful Mum candle, £16.99, John Lewis
The message on this beautiful candle speaks louder than words and it smells divine. Fresh, delicate and pure notes of soft cotton evoke a blissful aura whilst the addition of beautiful white orchid offers delicate floral flourishes to create a dreamy scent.
The Portal+ (15.6inch screen), £269, Facebook
The Ultimate Kiehl's Set, £53, Kiehl's
Kiehl's is a brand that so many celebrities turn to, and if it's good enough for them, you know it's a good bet for a Mother's Day present idea that'll win you some brownie points. This set features three of the iconic brand's top products including the Ultra Facial Cream that everyone from the Kardashians to Demi Lovato loves and the Midnight Recovery Concentrate that January Jones swears by. You also get their Creamy Eye Treatment with avocado and save 15% in the process by buying the gift set.
Kate Spade New York x Minnie Mouse coin purse, was £75 now £39, Kate Spade
If mum is a Disney fan (aren’t we all?) Then she’ll love this cute coin purse for keeping her spare change safe.
If you and mum are apart on Mother’s Day, this handy piece of tech really is the perfect present. It’s a super-smart video calling device which lets you video chat with your Facebook friends via WhatsApp – and what really sets it apart is it follows you as you move around the room. So you and mum can chat away while you cook lunch or pop to the fridge to get a glass of wine to enjoy together virtually.
Kit Heath x HELLO! Kindness necklace, £99.99, Kit Heath
Perfect for Mother's Day, this beautiful sterling-silver Kindness necklace features an oval charm of two interconnected elements to represent protection and support, and has been spotted on the likes of Lorraine and Saira Khan. It bears a special tag branded with the word 'kindness'. How beautiful!
Oblix Afternoon Tea, from £75, Zuma
If you're feeling like your mum deserves a real treat - on Mother's Day or any other weekend in the lead up - then a special afternoon tea from Oblix at the Shard might be just the ticket. Available from Friday to Sunday across London, this exciting and elegant take on a classic afternoon tea is the ultimate luxury in a great big paper bag!
From delectable sandwiches (Wagyu beef and horseradish, Lobster mayonnaise and free range egg and truffle for starters!) to a stunning collection of sweet treats, pastries and scones, this really is an afternoon tea fit for royalty. And you can upgrade it to be even more special by adding a bottle of Billecart-Salmon Brut Réserve Champagne.
The parcel comes complete with a selection of fine teas. Bliss.
Oblix’s Afternoon Tea is available to order Friday-Sunday from the Zuma website, costing £75 for two or £115 to include a bottle of Billecart-Salmon Brut Reserve.
iRobot Roomba i7+, was £879 now £799, iRobot
If you and your siblings are pooling your resources and looking for a truly spectacular blowout Mother’s Day Gift then try this on for size – a robot that does the vacuuming and even empties its own bin! It might sound like something from a sci-fi dream but it's a reality thanks to the clever folks at iRobot who’ve engineered it to be the smartest piece of home tech on the block – it even maps out your home to learn how best it can be cleaned! We bet Mrs Hinch would love to get one of these on 14 March! If you like the idea, but want something with a smaller price tag, check out iRobot’s full range of robot vacuums and mops.
Elie Saab le Parfum, £66, Boots
Elie Saab's classic scent is a flowery dream - and mum is sure to love it. The scent opens with a top note of Orange blossom, middle notes are Jasmine and Patchouli. Base notes are Cedar-wood and Rose honey.
Calm Club big night in gift box, was £39.99 now £29.99, Firebox
This is such a cute idea for a Mother’s Day gift. It contains everything mum needs for a perfect, cosy and relaxing evening in. She can have a nice hot drink in the mug, light up the candle, slide her feet into the super soft socks, have a casual crack at the puzzle, and finally, when she’s ready - slip on the eye mask and drift off to sleep. Bliss.
HELLO! Magazine Subscription, from £5.99, Subscription.co.uk
This would really make mum's day - a HELLO! Magazine subscription so she can keep up with all the latest royal and celebrity news and exclusives when the latest issue is delivered to her door every week. You can snap up a subscription for £5.99 for one month, £15 for three months, £32.50 for six months and £63.75 for 12 months.
Elixseri Opening Act, £76, Selfridges
If mum is into skincare then this serum is a must-have Mother's Day gift idea. This gentle overnight resurfacer works while you sleep to leave skin smooth and glowing, maximising the effectiveness of any other products applied the next day.
Weekend holdall duffle bag in pale pink, £84.99, Katie Loxton
Are you planning a getaway with mum when lockdown lifts? Then how about getting her a lovely new weekend bag for the occasion. This gorge pale pink number in vegan leather from Katie Loxton is perfect for spring and can be personalised with her initials. It’s finished with a sweet sentiment – a stamped luggage tag that says: "And so the adventure awaits."
Silver pastel rainbow hoops, £120, Rosie Fortescue Jewellery
Fashion star Rosie Fortescue has launched a gorgeous new pastel jewellery collection, and we just know any mum would love these rainbow hoops.
Mum makeup bag, £4, Matalan
How cute is this little makeup bag from Matalan? Mum will think of you and smile every time she retouches her lippy.
Mother’s Day copper jewel terrarium, £174.95, The Urban Botanist
Well this is a little bit special! The Urban Botanist have launched a special range of Mother’s Day Terrariums and Ecosystems featuring lovely pink hued succulent plants which require minimum care. Each one comes with a preserved pink rose and rose quartz heart crystals to symbolise love this Mothers Day and fairy lights can be added for an extra special touch. The brand also has an exclusive range available at Selfridges.
Pink Swirl Bangle, £125, Pandora
We adore this pretty pink bangle for a Mother’s Day gift – it’s modern and minimalistic.
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Jabra Elite 85t bluetooth noise-cancelling headphones, £219.99, Jabra
How about a Mother’s Day gift idea that gives mum some peace and quiet? These top-of-the-range headphones are being hailed as the best AirPods Pro alternative by the top tech reviewers and they have fancy adjustable Advanced Noise-Cancellation technology which means you get an incredible audio experience no matter what chaos is unfolding at home. They're super comfy, have 5.5 hours of battery life on a single charge and up to 25 hours of charge with the compact charging case, these little earbuds will see mum through from afternoon work call to evening jog, and then still have some juice left so she can have a bit of interrupted Netflix and chill.
Impossible clear jigsaw puzzle, from 4.95, Always Personal
If mum got into puzzles during lockdown (didn’t we all?) then this is the gift for her. This is legit the hardest puzzle she will ever do – trust us, we’ve tried it and it’s maddingly brilliant. It comes in five different difficulty levels – from an easy nine-piece jigsaw to an insane 330-piece monster – and you can even get extra ‘dummy’ pieces added to just crank up the difficulty level further. Here’s the sweet part though, you can get it engraved with a loving message for mum which she'll be able to read once the jigsaw is assembled. She might just forgive you!
Mum You Deserve a Crown card £5, Oliver Bonas
Give mum the crown she deserves on Mother’s Day – the badge with tassle is removable so she can wear it all day.
Natura Bissé Diamond Instant Glow, £74, Lookfantastic
You might not be able to book your mother in for a fancy facial right now, but you can gift her a fab facial treatment she can do at home. This simple yet luxurious three-step treatment performs an express ‘Mini-Lift’. The trio of ampoules exfoliate, brighten and visibly lift skin in just ten minutes. Man can expect instant, long-lasting and professional results without leaving her bathroom.
One Year Roses Make Up Box, £49.99, Prezzybox
This gorgeous and unique makeup box features specially-preserved roses that last up to a year – this will look lovely on her dressing table. It also comes in single rose and 16-rose versions.
Sub-Zero De-Puffing Eye Mask, £12, 111 Skin
This de-puffing eye mask is supermodel approved – if it’s good enough for Candace Swanepoel then it’s good enough for mum! The cooling hydrogel mask wraps around the contour of the eye area and infuses the skin with powerful active ingredients that target puffiness and dark circles. Pop it on for 20 minutes for a dramatic, re-energised result and for better results, store in the fridge. Perfect for mum to pamper herself with on Mother’s Day.
Thanks for putting up with my s**t chocolate, £9.99, Firebox
We don’t in any way encourage swearing, but this unique Mother’s Day gift is sure to raise a smile. Not only does this handmade, strawberries and cream-flavoured white chocolate bar come in a classy gift box, but when you flip up the lid there’s a little space for you to write a heartfelt message.
Rainbow pop pom basket, £19.99, Sourced by Oxfam
How about an ethical Mother’s Day Gift? Everything from the Sourced by Oxfam collection donates money to Oxfam, while supporting the livelihoods of artisans from across the globe. This seagrass basket is made in Vietnam by talented women with traditional techniques. It brings a pop of colour to mum’s living room and looks lovely if you put a plant in it.
Personalised Not So Evil Step Mum Socks socks, £13.99, Prezzybox
One for the stepmums – it can be personalised with your name and message.
Gucci Flora Emerald Gardenia eau de toilette, £62, Selfridges
Gucci’s iconic Flora pattern, originally illustrated by Vittorio Accornero, is brought to life by the Flora Emerald Gardenia eau de toilette. Held in a vintage-style painted bottle, the floral green scent mixes its eponymous Gardenia note with bright lemon and pear top notes on a woody base.
Mother’s Day Gifts from younger children
The Duchess Necklace, £129, Merci Maman
Made famous when the Duchess of Cambridge wore hers to celebrate the birth of Prince George, this personalised necklace makes a gorgeous gift for new mothers.
Mum and me Bestie organic embroidered sweats, £90, NotOnTheHighStreet
How adorable are these super-soft matching organic ‘bestie’ jumpers? Just imagine the Insta pictures you can take!
Personalised I Love Mummy This Much book, £21.99, Wonderbly
This is sure to be a bedtime story favourite! Personalise with your children’s and mum’s name to create a personalised story during which each child tells mum just how much they love her.
First Mother’s Day Gifts
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Personalised First Mother’s Day onesie, £7.99, Etsy
These cute baby vests can be personalised with the name and colour font of your choice.
Personalised First Mother’s Day frame, £26, My 1st Years
This lovely thoughtful Mother's Day gift includes an ink pad to capture baby’s hand print and a space to add your own quote. Lovely!
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