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Whether you can’t get to spend time with your Mum because of the current restrictions, or you share a home with her and can’t do the usual of taking her out for afternoon tea or a cinema trip, odds are you may have to do something different to celebrate your Mother this Mother’s Day.
Non-essential shops are still closed (likely until mid April) meaning you can’t browse the shops for inspiration, either.
But not to fear – we’ve looked across myriad UK retailers to identify a range of thoughtful, fun, unique presents to suit the mother in your life, regardless of her interests.
From drinks to make-up, flowers to chocolate, books to clothes, there’s something here for every Mum. Just don’t forget to order soon – you’ll be wanting to ensure it arrives in time for March 14.
The Pamper Hamper & Flowers gift
Trust M&S to do such an elegant, thorough job of covering the classics. This pampering hamper is ideal for any Mum who needs some time in a candle-lit bath, with a cold glass of fizz and a box of chocs on the side. A treat.
Calm scented candle
Restore bath salts (300g)
Prosecco (20cl) (Alcohol Content- 11%)
Gastronomic collection (100g)
All butter shortbread biscuit box (84g)
Flower bouquet: White roses, purple veronica, rosemary, minerva carnations, alstroemerias
Espresso Martini Pre-Mixed Cocktail 500ml
Smooth, strong, and with just the right hint of bitter chocolate, this pre-mixed Espresso Martini is ideal if your mother likes a sundowner that perks you as it relaxes you. It’s fiendishly good for a pre-mixed cocktail, all you need to do is pour-over ice and you’re set.
Champagne & Luxury Chocolate Selection 160g Gift Box
Crafted by the Champagne house of Lombard and Medot, the Harvey Nichols Premiere Crut Champagne is a delightful drop. Made in the traditional style, it’s dry but opulent, with flavours of orchard fruit, brioche and hazelnut, giving it a rich and luxurious feel. Paired with 12 perfect chocolates, this is a gift for a woman that loves the finer things in life.
Bloom and Wild The Abby Flowers
Like chocolate and wine, flowers are perennially popular Mother’s Day gift, and this gorgeous bouquet from Bloom and Wild is a particularly spectacular example. With 22 stems including roses, stocks, rosemary and limonium, these flowers arrive in bud, meaning they’ll last for a fortnight and bloom in your mother’s house, filling it with a riot of colour.
Women’s Wonder Woman Fleece Socks
It might sound a little cheesy to call your mother a wonder woman, but if she is, odds are she’ll identify with the iconic comic book heroine. These fleecy socks will put a boost in her step every day.
Satin Floral Print Pyjama Set
Rosie for M&S make some of the best, most luxurious nightwear on the high street, at remarkably reasonable prices. These satin PJs are vintage-inspired, and have an elegant floral print. Regular fit, they’re terribly comfy – and M&S’s dream satin technology boasts moisture management, meaning they’ll stay fresh throughout the night.
Liberty Floral Print Robe
At a higher price point, Liberty offer some of the most covetable sleepwear in the UK – properly gorgeous investment pieces. We desperately want this Liberty print robe. Made to make lounging a lot more beautiful- its comfortable cotton silhouette is resplendent in one of the London-born label’s signature prints.
Guess Cats’ Eye Sunglasses
Still on the sartorial side, cats’ eye sunglasses are a means of providing instant glamour (and attitude) to any outfit. These Guess sunglasses are timeless and au courant, all at once. They’ll look perfect on any lady who likes to look sharp.
Bistro Tiled Margot Monogram Mug
These striking monogrammed mugs can be embossed with one of three letters – either opt for your mother’s initial, a more traditional ‘M’ for mum, or, if you’ve a touch egoistic and don’t want her to forget you, your own first initial. We like the option of getting two – ‘B &M’ – for best mum.
The Teatime Gift Box
Purveyors of all things refined and delicious, Fortnum and Mason have a delightful tea-time offering if you usually take your Mother out for it on Mothering Sunday. With their signature Royal Blend Tea, Summer Glory Preserve – delicious on toast, scones or crumpets – and all-butter Piccadilly Chocolate Pearl Biscuits, this is a luscious little slice of luxury.
Becoming, Michelle Obama
One of the US’s most popular First Ladies’ of all time, Michelle Obama’s memoir is brimming with her signature wisdom, warmth, courage, and empathy. Best of all, as an intelligent, accomplished working mother herself, her book provides plenty of glimpses of the struggles of motherhood for your mum to identify with.
Amber Noir Multi Wick Scented Candle
This candle, singing with notes of tuberose, violets and amber, has great ‘throw’ and smells far more sophisticated and expensive than it’s reasonable price tag would have you expect.
Chase Original Potato Vodka
Does your mum like a good martini? She’ll adore Chase Vodka, an award-winning drop crafted from potatoes that makes the smoothest, creamiest martini we’ve tasted. Indeed, it has single-handedly converted us from being affirmed gin martini drinkers to vodka martini lovers. No burn at all – and just the hint of sweetness.
LAKRIDS BY BÜLOW Liquorice Selection Box
This inclusion is for our own mother, an excellent woman with no discernible sweet tooth but a fondness of liquorice nonetheless. This is a seriously sophisticated, delectable collection.
Classic – Salt & Caramel – salted caramel and chocolate coated sweet liquorice
The Original – chocolate coated liquorice
Anniversary Edition – milk chocolate coated liquorice
Passionfruit – white chocolate and passionfruit coated sweet liquorice
Coffee – chocolate and coffee coated liquorice
Salt & Caramel – salted caramel and chocolate coated sweet liquorice
Salmiak – white chocolate coated salty liquorice
Gold Edition – gold coloured white chocolate and raspberry coated liquorice
Little Moments Photo Book
Photobox take your photos and turn them into fully customisable, gorgeously printed photo box. Put together a photo-book of your favourite memories of you and your mum. Thoughtful and moving – you’ll be impressed by what a great job Photobox do.
Kayali Elixir 11
Picking a fragrance for someone else is difficult, but we’d wager your mum will likely love this perfume, which manages the exquisite trick of being floral without being insipid. With sweet notes of red apple and rose petal, it dries down to a floral heart of rose centifolia and heady jasmine – any sweetness offset by a dark exoticism. Intoxicating. She’ll love it.
Heart Family Tree Collier Necklace
This beautiful sterling silver necklace is ideal as a tasteful reminder of the ties that bind. With a family tree motif nestled inside polished leaf details. Includes a slider clasp for an adjustable fit and a leaf branch detail decorated with a single stone.
Wishful Yo Glow Enzyme Scrub
Is your mother serious about her skin-care? She’ll adore this cult product from Wishful (courtesy of the wildly popular beauty maven Huda Kattan). With papaya and pineapple extracts that help fade pigmentation and maximise clarity, and AHAs and BHAs to sweep away dead skin cells (revealing the brighter skin underneath) we’ve found our skin looks clearer and brighter with only two weeks of use. If your mum loves skincare products, she’ll rave about this. (For best results pair with a cleanse using the exquisite Wishful Clean Genie butter first)
Luxury Happy Hour Pamper Pack
Hand-made in England with all-natural ingredients, this fun, fizzy bathing box is perfect for mums who adore a bubbly, silly soak.
Contents: Bath Melts: Cosmopolitan; Mimosa; Blueberry Margarita
Candle: Strawberry & Champagne
Tea Bath Bag
Bath Salts: Clementine & Prosecco
Soap half Bar
Kevyn Aucoin Emphasize Eye Design Palette – Magnify
It’s little surprise – with our mouths masked up when we’re out – that playing up our eyes is the hottest trend now in beauty. Help your mother look amazing with this exquisite eye shadow palate from make-up genius Kevyn Aucoin.
With five matte, chrome and satin eyeshadow shades with a creamy metallic-effect colour, it’s oh-so-fun to play with (we’ve used our fingers and eyeshadow brushes to trial, and they both work a treat) and layers wonderfully to create a smoky, striking look.
The Letterbox Mixed Alstroemeria
Inexpensive, in-bloom and able to fit through the letterbox, these flowers from Moonpig are ideal if you want to deliver some instant colour to your mother’s house.