Mother's Day gift ideas: 20 must-see buys to make your mum happy

Find a special something for mums, grandmas, aunts, sisters and other wonderful women in your life with our favourite Mother's Day gift ideas (NB: it doesn't have to be Mother's Day for you to treat them)

gift with wite paper with bees on by sophie allport
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Specially selected with every kind of mum in mind, our Mother's Day gift ideas are perfect if you're looking for something extra special that mums, grandmas, aunts, sisters and other wonderful women in your life will love.

So, whether you're shopping for someone who loves luxury or being outdoors, entertaining or reading, you're sure to find a special something. Mother's Day falls on Sunday 31st March this year, so make sure you leave plenty of time to pick a gift.

1. For the Mum who enjoys cosy nights in

You can't go wrong with a great pair of slippers and it doesn't get much greater than the UGG Scuffette II Sheepskin Slippers.

Lined with a gorgeous, shearling lining, these beauties are available in five colourways and are exactly what's needed for a cosy night in (just add wine).

ugg slippers in chestnut brown and white fur from john lewis & partners

(Image credit: John Lewis & Partners )

Same goes for this gorgeous Textured Bobble Throw Blanket from Anthropologie, which makes a cosy addition to a bedroom or living room.

purple and white bed throw by anthropologie

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2. For the Mum who enjoys a tipple (or two)

With gin growing in popularity (and rightly so) we love the idea of gifting a pair of gorgeous glasses to fellow gin enthusiasts. Find this gin goblet set (of two) at Oliver Bonas. 

Looking for the perfect accompaniment? Pair with Edinburgh Gin's Rhubarb and Ginger Liqueur or Firebox Flamingo Tears Pink Grapefruit Gin and hey presto, gift perfection.

multi coloured stem gin glasses by oliver bonas

(Image credit: Oliver Bonas)

3. Or the Mum who prefers a cuppa

Does your mum prefer a cuppa? Pair a gorgeous mug – we love this Sissinghurst Castle Mug from Anthropologie – with a selection of coffees, teas or hot chocolates to create a thoughtful hot drinks hamper.

floral print mug from anthropologie

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4. For the yogi or meditating Mum

The perfect option Mother's Day gift idea for an earth conscious yogi, or a mum determined to take up yoga, pilates or meditation, we love this bio-degradable M Life Eco Beginner's Yoga Mat from John Lewis & Partners. 

Lightweight, durable and stylishly designed, it's available in a gorgeous sage finish and a reasonable price point for those still figuring out if yoga is for them.

Want to take up yoga and considering an M-life Yoga Mat as a gift to yourself? Check out Yoga with Adriene – a YouTube channel dedicated to making yoga accessible for all.

sage green eco biodegradable yoga mat from john lewis & partners

(Image credit: John Lewis & Partners)

5. The classics-lover's Mother's Day gift idea

Perfect for the mum who loves nothing better than five minutes with a good book and cup of coffee, this Coffee And Book Club Subscription from Not On The High Street is a dream.

Each month, the recipient will receive a vintage classic along with a packet of medium press coffee, with subscriptions lasting between three and 12 months.

coffee and book subscription package by not on the highstreet

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6. A Mother's Day gift idea for a stylish Mum

With a slouchy shape and soft-touch pink finish, this Rio Rose Slouchy Tote Bag from Oliver Bonas is ideal for on-the-go mums who don't want to sacrifice style.

Complete with one zipped inner pocket and one main compartment, it's perfect for storing everyday essentials and would look perfect styled with an all-black outfit.

pink coral toned slouch bag from oliver bonas

(Image credit: Oliver Bonas)

7. For the Mum who loves baking

If you're shopping for a Mother's Day gift idea for a mum who loves baking, we can almost guarantee that a KitchenAid is top of her wish list.

In addition to making baking a breeze, this dreamy kitchen gadget is a suitably stylish accessory for displaying on a work surface.

cream toned kitchen aid mixer from john lewis and partners

(Image credit: John Lewis & Partners)

8. For the Mum who appreciates the small things 

For a gift that keeps on giving, consider a flower subscription from Bloom & Wild this Mother's Day. After all, who wouldn't love to receive an (absolutely gorgeous) bouquet of flowers, delivered to their door, once a month? Subscriptions last from three months up to one year.

Don't fancy the subscription? Bloom & Wild also create stunning one-off bouquets that are sure to put a smile on someones face.

cut flowers in a vase

(Image credit: Leigh Clapp)

9. Treat your Mum to some quality time 

In most instances all your mum will really want, gift wise, is to spend some quality time with you, so why not consider gifting an experience this Mother's Day? Don't think it has to be on the day either, giving a gift certificate for a future date will give her something to look forward to.

Going out for afternoon tea (your treat) is a luxury that most of us don't experience on a day-to-day basis and where better than Fortnum & Mason? Choose between their Classic Afternoon Tea, High Tea or Classic Afternoon Tea with Champagne for a lovely afternoon out.

e-gift card for fortnum and mason

(Image credit: Fortnum & Mason)

We love the elegant simplicity of these Delicate Hanging Glass Frames from Cox & Cox which would be much appreciated if filled with memories, be that a photograph, postcard, pressed flower, ticket or wedding invitation. 

Not sure which photo to choose? Consider pairing these stylish frames with an Instax Share SP-2 Photo Printer and let mum choose for herself. 

Find out how to create a gallery wall in our guide.

glass photos frames by cox & cox

(Image credit: Cox & Cox)

11. For the eco-conscious Mum who's into saving the planet

Plastic has received a (very public) fall from grace over the last six months, and rightly so. If you're shopping for an eco-conscious mama (or someone you wish would be) consider gifting a gorgeous and oh-so-sustainable water bottle this Mother's Day.

We're a little bit obsessed with the gorgeous designs from S'well and think these gorgeous water bottles make the perfect gift for someone starting to think more sustainably. Pick up the S'well Paua Shell Drinking Bottle from John Lewis & Partners.

blue toned marble effect s'well water bottle from john lewis and partners

(Image credit: John Lewis & Partners)

12. For the sentimental Mum

This delicate sterling silver birthstone bracelet makes for a sentimental Mother's Day gift idea that's subtle and tasteful.

Simply select the birthstones of the people you'd like to be represented by the bracelet and have them hand-attached to a silver chain that can be easily adjusted.

Find the Sterling Silver Family Birthstone Bracelet on Not On The High Street.

sterling silver bracelet with gems by not on the highstreet

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13. For the mum who loves a bit of luxury

Looking for something a little luxurious to treat your mum this Mother's Day? When it comes to brands, it doesn't get much more stylish or sophisticated than Chanel and their timeless, signature scent Chanel No5 is sure to go down well.

chanel no.5 perfume from john lewis & partners

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Don't fret if your budget doesn't stretch to a perfume, the luxury lover you're buying for will be equally satisfied opening up a lovely lipstick this Mother's Day. Try the Chanel Rouge Coco, it's a little more purse friendly without compromising the high-end essence you're looking for. Plus, there are 24 gorgeous shades to choose from.

chanel rouge coco lipstick from john lewis & partners

(Image credit: John Lewis & Partners)

14. For the outdoorsy or action-adventure Mum

Shopping for a lady who loves all things walking, running, sailing, cycling (or all of the above)? It doesn't get much better than the Patagonia Women's R1 TechFace Hoody. Promising warmth and breathability, as well as water-resistance, this gorgeous Mother's Day gift idea is perfect for the changing weather conditions lovers of the outdoors will know all too well and comes in four stylish shades: black, arrow red, elwha blue and maraschino. 

Want to know what we love most about Patagonia? Their commitment to reducing waste, as demonstrated by a handy (and free) repair scheme which can be utilised, should your item become damaged at any point during its life. If you're trying to invest in high quality items with a lifetime guarantee (literally), Patagonia is a great place to get started.

red fleece/waterproof jacket in a red shade by patagonia

(Image credit: Patagonia)

15. For the Mum who loves to entertain

If the woman you're shopping for loves cooking, hosting and entertaining, encourage them to keep doing their thing with a gorgeous Le Creuset Signature Cast Iron Round Casserole Dish.

This timeless kitchen classic comes in an array of colours, meaning you're sure to find one that suits the style of its recipient. 

almond coloured la creuset casserole dish from john lewis and partners

(Image credit: John Lewis & Partners)

16. For the Mum who's into hair styling 

Sold out almost everywhere, the GHD Glide Professional Hot Brush is the must-have beauty item that everyone is talking about at the moment.

Designed to help users style and smooth hair in seconds, it's the perfect gift for mums who like to look their best, but may be a little time poor. In addition to eliminating frizz, this professional hot brush is designed to leave hair looking (and feeling) glossy.

ghd glide professional hot brush from john lewis & partners

(Image credit: John Lewis & Partners)

17. For the Mum who loves magazines

Okay, so we may be a little biased, but we think a magazine subscription – particularly a magazine subscription to Real Homes or Period Living – would make the perfect gift for Mother's Day and with an amazing 5 issues for £5 currently on offer from My Favourite Magazines this is a deal you really shouldn't miss.

Home interest subscriptions on a picnic background

18. For the Mum who's passionate about supporting other Mums

Handmade by artist Jessica Cooper for contemporary homeware brand Made + Good, this tactile, ceramic Boob Mug is our gift of choice for the mum who is passionate about supporting other mums.

With 15% of proceeds going directly to the charity Nurture Project, who provide vital lactation & infant feeding support to mothers and babies in crisis internationally, gifting this gorgeous mug means giving that little bit more. 

boob mug from made + good

(Image credit: Made + Good)

19. For the Mum who'll never have enough plants

There are some mums for whom there's no such thing as too many plants. If yours is one of them, why not consider buying her a stylish plant pot to house the latest addition to her collection. You could even buy her a plant, too, if you're feeling generous. After all, they last much longer than flowers. Want to buy a plant to match? Find out much more about the best fragrant house plants and the best shade loving house plants in our guides.

We love the unique design of this hand made, Limited Edition Bird Vessel from Abigail Edwards. 

bird feather effect vases by abigail edwards

(Image credit: Abigail Edwards)

20. For the Mum who needs more time to relax

While you (unfortunately) can't gift time, you can get your Mum one step close to prioritising relaxation with the help of luxurious feeling bath products.

The Hopscotch Nourish Bath Salts – in fact, the entire Hopscotch range – is utterly gorgeous. A calming blend of cleansing and hydrating, mineral rich sea salts draw toxins out of the skin, while Epsom salts relieve muscle aches and pains. Perfect for a mum who's always on the go. Find Hopscotch on Etsy.

sea and epsom salts by hopscotch from etsy

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Looking for more gift inspiration to treat your loved ones (or yourself)?