Mother's Day gifts: the best buys to make your mum smile

Looking for the perfect Mother's Day gift? Well we have you covered with these gorgeous picks...

Mother's Day gifts: 20 buys to make your mum smile
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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 22nd March this year, so you have plenty of time to get shopping...

For more great gift guides for every occasion head over to our hub page. 

1. For the Mum who enjoys cosy nights in

Ugg slippers

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You can't go wrong with a great pair of slippers for a Mother's Day gift idea 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).

Anthropologie throw blanket

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

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

Oliver Bonas gin glasses

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With gin still growing in popularity (and rightly so) we love the idea of gifting a pair of gorgeous glasses to fellow gin enthusiasts. Find these cute gin glasses 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.

3. Or the Mum who prefers a cuppa

Anthropologie monogrammed mugs

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Does your mum prefer a cuppa? Pair a gorgeous mug – we love these Rifle and Paper Co. monogrammed mugs from Anthropologie – with a selection of coffees, teas or hot chocolates to create a thoughtful hot drinks hamper.

4. For the yogi or meditating Mum

John Lewis yoga mat

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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.

5. For the mum who loves a good book

coffee and book subscription package by not on the highstreet

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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.

6. For the always stylish mum

Oliver Bonas orange tote bag

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With a slouchy shape and gorgeous bright orange finish, this Georgina Orange Duffle Crossbody Bag from Oliver Bonas is ideal for on-the-go mums who don't want to sacrifice style. It's compact yes, but is a really practical choice for a day bag, it has two compartments and an adjustable strap. 

7. For the Mum who loves baking

cream toned kitchen aid mixer from john lewis and partners

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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.

8. For the Mum who loves flowers

Bloom and Wild valentines day flowers

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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.

9. For the mum who just wants to spend time with you (nawww)

e-gift card for fortnum and mason

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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.

10. For the mum who loves interiors

glass photos frames by cox & cox

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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.

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

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

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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.

12. For the sentimental Mum

sterling silver bracelet with gems by not on the highstreet

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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.

13. For the mum who loves a bit of luxury

chanel no.5 perfume from john lewis & partners

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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 rouge coco lipstick 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.

14. For the outdoorsy or action-adventure Mum

red fleece/waterproof jacket in a red shade by patagonia

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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.

15. For the Mum who loves to entertain

almond coloured la creuset casserole dish from john lewis and partners

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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. 

16. For the Mum who's into hair styling 

GHD Glide Hot Brush

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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.

17. For the Mum who loves magazines

Home interest subscriptions on a picnic background

Okay, so we may be a little biased, but we think a magazine subscription – particularly a magazine subscription to Real Homes – would make the perfect gift for Mother's Day and with an amazing free gift of a Ted Baker manicure set, it's like two prezzies in one!

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

Garden Trading plant pot

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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 this textured Garden Trading plant pot, it's really rustic, already looks like it's been left in the garden for years – something we always look for in a new plant pot. 

19. For the Mum who needs more time to relax

sea and epsom salts by hopscotch from etsy

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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.

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