After a tough and tumultuous year, Mother’s Day is a chance to show the women in your life just how much you appreciate them. Whilst there’s no gift special enough to truly say ‘I love you’ or ‘I miss you’, I think we can all agree that every mum could do with a little extra TLC right now. A thoughtful gift is bound to put a smile on their face.
With that in mind, we’ve curated the best Mother’s Day gifts that every mum, friend or mother-figure would be thrilled to receive.
1. Bloom and Wild ‘The Spring Meadow’ Bouquet
Among the best flower delivery companies online is Bloom and Wild, which offers a wide range of colourful letterbox flowers with stacks of personality. This beautiful spring-time bouquet features softly scented freesias, lisianthus and snapdragons.
2. Marks and Spencer Tea in Mayfair Hamper
You might be wondering how to celebrate Mother’s Day remotely. Marks & Spencer’s luxurious afternoon tea hamper is just the ticket – it contains Prosecco Rosé, tea and a selection of classic favourites including Devon scones, shortbread squares and a strawberry jam and clotted cream buttercream cake. The tasty combination is sure to satisfy your mum’s sweet tooth.
3. Aromatherapy Associates Moments of Restful Sleep Gift Set
The ultimate soothing bedtime ritual. This gift set includes a full-size bottle of this brand’s award-winning Deep Relax Sleep Mist, Deep Relax Bath & Shower Oil (9ml) mini Relax Candle and Sleep Well Body Butter, scented with a calming blend of vetiver, chamomile and sandalwood essential oils.
4. Jo Malone Limited Edition Wild Bluebell Cologne
With notes of bluebell, persimmon, lily of the valley and eglantine, this floral fragrance is perfect for spring and comes in a limited edition decorated bottle that would look lovely displayed on your mum’s dressing table.
5. The White Company Tuberose & Cashmere Ribbed Candle
A moisturising, sanitising hand balm made with rose geranium and vetiver essential oils and shea butter. It kills 99.9% of bacteria, smells delicious and leaves your hands feeling nourished rather than dried out – the perfect gift for a hard-working mum.
7. This Works Deep Sleep Pillow Spray
A good night’s sleep is a rarity for hardworking mums at the best of times – throw in homeschooling during a pandemic and you’ve got a recipe for sleepless nights and corona-somnia. This soothing sleep spray is made from a calming blend of lavender, chamomile and vetiver, and is proven to help you fall asleep faster and sleep more soundly (based on results from an independent study).
8. Nathalie Lete Mum Monogram Mug
A cup of tea makes everything better – fact. This mug, which is a collaboration between Anthropologie and Parisian artist Nathalie Lete, makes a gorgeous (and affordable) gift for a mum who loves a brew.
9. The Beachcomber’s Companion 1000 Piece Puzzle
Puzzling has had a lockdown renaissance. A bog standard Ravensburger is great, sure, but this beautifully illustrated puzzle with shell-shaped pieces would make an extra special Mother’s Day gift. Plus, the whole family can join in on the fun.
10. John Lewis & Partners Mini Reactive Glaze Bud Vase
A beach holiday may not be on the cards in the near future, so gift this Molton Brown body wash is the next best thing. With notes of fig leaves, cypress and jasmine, it’s the scent of a summer holiday in a bottle.
12. Pasta Evangelists 3 Month Fresh Pasta Subscription
Pasta Evangelists offer restaurant-worthy pasta dishes at home – sample recipes include black truffle and pecorino triangoli and prawn and Prosecco ravioli, as well as delicious twists on classic favourites such as carbonara and arrabbiata.
13. Papier Personalised ‘Full Of Heart’ Notebook
A beautiful spring bouquet for showing your mum some love from afar. Floward, a newly launched flower-and-gift delivery service in London, gives you the option to add a personalised video to your order which your mum can access by scanning a QR code on her delivery card.
15. Ethique Body Sampler
As the world’s first zero waste beauty and lifestyle brand, a gift set from Ethique would make a brilliant Mother’s Day present for an eco-conscious mum. This tester range of five all-natural beauty bars including body wash, body polish moisturiser and solid deodorant is a great introduction to plastic-free beauty.
16. Lucy’s Wine ‘The White Box’
Upgrade your mum’s favourite Pinot Grigio with a box from Lucy’s Wines, which is a small business providing a hand-picked, natural, organic selection of wines on a monthly basis – the easiest way to try something new (and become a wine buff with minimal effort). No subscription or tie-in required – and prices start from £42.