It might not feel like it right now, but spring is on the way and that means Mother's Day is close behind. After everything she's done for you, March is the time to show your mum how much she's loved and appreciated — and there's lots that can be said with a thoughtful gift or two.
Stuck for ideas? Treat your mum to a present she'll treasure forever with our edit of the best great-value gift ideas from the Spring/Summer 2018 homeware collections.
1. Say it with paint
Give your mum the gift of creativity this year with the Annie Sloan mini project pack. Perfect for an upcycling enthusiast, or even just a weekend project, there's a huge range of colours to choose from to personalise your pack. Create a spring-themed palette with greens, yellows and blues for the perfect seasonal gift. Mini project pack, £27.50, Annie Sloan.
2. Pretty & painterly
Mother's Day wouldn't be complete without a bouquet of flowers, and what better way to display them than in this beautiful vase. Painterly effects are going to be a huge trend for spring and summer 2018, and these pastel shades are just what we need to brighten the chilly days. Ballarat vase, £28-£38, Anthropologie.
3. Grow your own
A great gift for a keen cook or gardener, these herb pots are perfect for adding a splash of colour and scent to a kitchen, and will ensure fresh herbs are always close at hand when rustling up favourite dishes. Designed by the queen of print and pattern, Orla Kiely, the 70s-inspired design will brighten up any windowsill. £44.95 from Cuckooland
4. Stomp into spring
Green-fingered mums deserve green-fingered gifts, and these beautiful floral wellies are just the thing for pottering around outdoors. Perfect for muddy fields, long country walks and snow days, they're a great way to brighten up your mum's day whatever the weather. Briers ladies' plum floral rubber wellies, £29.99, Homebase
5. Heaven scent
As well as being made from soy wax, meaning it's natural, non-toxic and burns for longer, this candle from The Handmade Soap Company is scented with grapefruit and may chang essential oil, so it smells just like spring. Natural soy wax grapefruit and may chang candle, £15.95, The Handmade Soap Company.
6. Tickle her fancy
A union of the delicate and the robust, this Icarus Antique Gold Feather Bowl adds a glint of metallic to your mum's décor. With it's lovely rustic aged appearance, it can be used as an ornament, for holding anything from keys to candles, or to keep rings tidy on her dressing table. It is £59 from Artisanti
7. Good-looking cooking
We're a little bit in love with these stacking bowls, mixing bowl and jug that put the glamour into gastronomy. They're the combined work of talented ceramicist Fenella Smith and Great British Bake Off winner John Whaite (Class of 2012). With their matt navy glazing and gold edging, they're a thing of cake-making beauty. They cost from £25-£60. Fenella Smith
8. Stylish sounds
We love this mini version of the classic Roberts radio, perfect for more compact spaces such as a bedside table or a kitchen shelf. It's also portable so you can take it into the garden, or away on holiday with you — ideal for the summer days to come! Roberts Revival mini DAB/FM digital radio in duck egg, £141.54, John Lewis
9. Breakfast date
Catch up with your mum over a lazy Sunday morning brunch, with tea or coffee served up in these pretty Astratto ceramics from Oliver Bonas. Choose from espresso cups and saucers, £40 for a set of four; teacups and saucers, £48 for four; or the matching teapot, £32