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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.
Contents: Calm scented candle
Restore bath salts (300g)
Prosecco (20cl) (Alcohol Content- 11%)
Gastronomic collection (100g)
All butter shortbread biscuit box (84g)
A bouquet of flowers, including roses and carnations.
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.
Harvey Nichols Champagne & Luxury Chocolate Selection
Crafted by the champagne house of Lombard and Medot, Harvey Nichols’ Premier Cru Brut Champagne is a a delightfully traditional drop. Rich, sophisticated, with flavours orchard fruit, brioche and hazelnut, it’s ideal for a mother with refined tastes.
The accompanying chocolates are equally as accomplished – including Saffron Ginger Fudge, Coconut Truffle, English Toffee, Dark Truffle, Pistachio Truffle, Hazelnut Cluster, Honeycomb Diamond, Walnut Marzipan, Honey Caramel Truffle, Gianduja Truffle, Coffee Fudge and Raspberry Fondant.
Bloom and Wild The Abby
Bloom & Wild are one of the best florists operating in the UK, crafting beautiful bouquets. The Abby is no exception, coming with 22 stems including roses, stocks, rosemary and limonium, all in bud, so they will bloom after arrival, lasting for at least two weeks. Perfect for filling your mother’s house with gorgeous colour and scent.
Chase Original Potato Vodka
Reader, we were not enamoured of vodka until we tried Chase – then we were converted. This award-winning craft vodka, distilled from potatoes instead of grain, is so smooth George Clooney is jealous of it. With a creamy, light sweetness, it makes a exceptional martini.
Indeed, as previously devoted gin martini drinker, Chase has managed to single-handedly convert us to Bond’s preferred recipe of a vodka martini. Tastes fabulous straight from the freezer with a dash of soda and lime, too.
Hush Fitness Hamper
If you mum adores hitting the gym (when it’s open) or lacing up her trainers for a 10k, she’ll adore this gift set from Hush, which comes with both their stylish, sustainably sourced (and butter-soft) Atalanta gym leggings and their Clio gym vest.
She’ll look and feel great. It also comes with a Green Bottle leak-proof reusable bottle, for keeping refreshed during cardio.
The Teatime Gift Box
Afternoon Tea on Mother’s Day is a lovely tradition for many, but with cafes and restaurants still closed, making do at home will have to suffice – although you certainly won’t feel hard done by sharing this delicious tea-time treat from purveyors of Britain’s finest food stuffs, Fortnum & Mason.
Featuring their signature Royal Blend Tea, Summer Glory Preserve – delicious on toast, scones or crumpets – and all-butter Piccadilly Chocolate Pearl Biscuits, it will make for a delightful repast for the pair of you (or a feast for her, if she’s still at a remove).
Rosie Satin Floral Print Pyjama Set
Rosie for Marks and Spencer makes some of the loveliest, most reasonably priced nightwear on the high street, and this satin set is no exception. With a loose fit and a gorgeous floral pattern, it’s ideal for weekends spent enjoying a lingering brunch and reading the paper – all in comfort and style.
Women’s Wonder Woman Fleece Socks
You may not be able to procure an Invisible Plane, but if you view your mum as a modern-day Wonder Woman, she may well love these cosy fleece socks. Based on the 80s incarnation of the comic book heroine, they’ll put a spring in her step.
Becoming – Michelle Obama
Michelle Obama was one of the most beloved First Lady’s in US history, in addition to being an accomplished lawyer and human rights advocate herself. Her autobiography is wise, insightful, and full of empathy – with more than a few relatable anecdotes about the difficulties of being a working mother.
Yo Glow Enzyme Scrub
If your mother is savvy when it comes to effective skincare, she’ll adore Yo Glow Enzyme Scrub. This lovely product, which included AHAs, BHAs, papaya and pineapple enzymes, can be used three times a week – where it breaks down and slough away dead skin cells to reveal fresh, bright, more even skin underneath.
We’ve been using it for three weeks, and it hasn’t inflamed our sensitive skin – but it has given us bouncy, glowing skin. Apparently after six months it really performs: we’re excited.