Mother's Day gifts: 30 lovely post-friendly buys for a house proud Mum

Check out the Real Homes edit of the best Mother's Day gifts to give in 2021. For Mums, soon-to-be-Mums, step Mums, grandmas...

Mother's Day gifts: Mums Breakfast In Bed Kit by Craft & Crumb
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Looking for Mother's Day gift ideas? It's best to get this out of the way now because all of the best presents usually sell out early, and, the even better presents may take a while to ship – especially if they are personalised. If you are searching for gift inspiration for your Mum, who loves her home and is very house proud, then look no further than our guide below. Not just for Mums, too – for step Mums, grandmas, soon-to-be-Mums and more...

From lovely mugs for a Mum who loves her tea, to a breakfast in bed kit, a new apron for a Mum who loves to bake, a unique jewellery trinket dish, a magazine subscription (of course to Real Homes) and even an eco-friendly yoga mat for an eco-conscious Mum, keep scrolling for 30 unique ideas...

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30 Mother's Day gift ideas 

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1. For the organised Mum

Sunday's Daughter Personalised Mum Trinket Dish

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If your Mum needs somewhere to pop her jewellery at the end of the day, then this wooden trinket dish would make a lovely gift. It reads 'Mum's rings & things' and is made from beech wood. Perfect for her bedside table...

Sunday's Daughter Personalised Mum Trinket Dish | £22 from Amazon Handmade
This lovely trinket dish is made from beech wood, and it comes in two sizes – depending on how much jewellery she wears. These are handmade in the Sunday's Daughter Sussex studio, deep in the countryside. Unique doesn't even cut it!View Deal

2. For a Mum who loves breakfast in bed (who doesn't?)

Mums Breakfast In Bed Kit by Craft & Crumb

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If you are buying something for the kids to give to Mum, then this breakfast in bed kit is a winner. It'll keep the kids entertained for the morning while Mum sleeps, and it's so thoughtful. Included in this letterbox kit comes pancake mix, honey and a piping bag for breakfast, and also a Mother's Day craft card activity pack – so they can make Mum a card while you do the flipping. Imagine the smile on her face!

Mums Breakfast In Bed Kit by Craft & Crumb | £18 at Not on the High Street
This lovely idea is letterbox friendly, and it comes with free delivery.. A Mother's Day she won't forget...View Deal

3. For the Mum who loves baking (and is a little messy when doing so)

Nathalie Lete Helena Apron

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If your Mum is a star baker (in your eyes, of course) then treat her to a brand new apron for Mother's Day 2021 – this one is blooming with flowers, to put a spring in her step when she dances around the kitchen making cakes and whatever else. 

Nathalie Lete Helena Apron | £30 at Anthropologie
This lovely apron is made from cotton, and it's from an Anthropologie collaboration with Nathalie Lete. She will love it!View Deal

4. For the tea-loving busy Mum

Just Another Manic Mum Day Mug by Gemma Wightman Ceramics

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If you know a Mum who never manages to sit down to enjoy their cuppa while it's still hot, then this is the mug for them. It reads 'Just another manic Mum-day' and it'll be sure to brighten their morning tea or coffee.

Just Another Manic Mum Day Mug by Gemma Wightman Ceramics | £22 at Not on the High Street
This sweet mug is made from hand thrown porcelain, while still managing to be dishwasher and microwave safe. Not just Instagrammable, clearly...View Deal

5. For the Mum who enjoys cosy nights in

UGG Fuzzette cross strap fluffy slippers in grey

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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 comfier than the UGG Fuzzette cross strap fluffy slippers. Lined with soft grey sheepskin, these beauties have a thick leather soul so she can wear them in the garden, too, and are exactly what's needed for a cosy night in (just add wine).

UGG Fuzzette cross strap fluffy slippers in grey | £70 at ASOS
If your Mum loves lounging in her slippers, then why not treat her to a brand new pair? These grey ones come in a range of sizes and three colourways – don't forget your student discount (or your friend's code).View Deal

6. For the Mum who loves flowers

The Camille Bouquet Bloom & Wild

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Flowers are a trusty Mother's Day gift that will brighten Mum's Day – and her living room. These ones from Bloom & Wild can be posted through her letterbox, and they come with a free card. Buy now and choose the day you want them to be delivered on. Sorted!

The Camille bouquet | £35 at Bloom & Wild
Included in this bunch comes 24 stems – from roses to snapdragons, carnations, olive foliage, statice and even some lovely eucalyptus. Perfectly fitting for the lovely Spring weather we are having, too.View Deal

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

Neroli Gin

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If Mum is a gin lover, then finding a bottle that she's yet to try may be a proven feat. We could put money on the fact she's yet to try this lovely-looking bottle of Neroli Gin, and it tastes as good as it looks.

Neroli Gin | £29.95 at Master of Malt
This Neroli Gin isn't just a pretty bottle – with floral notes of tuberose, jasmine and orange blossom, it's subtle yet sweet and very warming. Pair with some light tonic and a slice of whatever you like... View Deal

8. Buying a gift for your Grandma this year? This should be it...

Personalised Wooden Tea Caddy by Oakdene Designs

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Because what Grandma doesn't love tea? This lovely wooden box can be personalised to read 'Grandma make time for tea' or even 'Mum make time for tea'. And inside will come three different types of teas – as chosen by you. To remind them to take some me time every now and then. Once they have finished all of the tea, they can use it for storing anything from their PG tips to their Yorkshire Tea. You can personalise a message inside the box to make it that little more special, too.

Personalised Wooden Tea Caddy by Oakdene Designs | £28 at Not on the High Street
Made from solid wood with a silver clasp for holding your tea in the box, this lovely gift comes with your choice of three organic teas. From English breakfast to earl grey, green tea, strawberries & cream tea, a sleepy chamomile blend or even a masala chai. All bags are completely biodegradable, too.View Deal

9. For the yogi or meditating Mum

M Life Mendhi 5mm Yoga Mat, Dusk Pink Online at johnlewis.com Buy M Life Mendhi 5mm Yoga Mat, Dusk Pink Online at johnlewis.com Buy M Life Mendhi 5mm Yoga Mat, Dusk Pink Online at johnlewis.com Buy M Life Mendhi 5mm Yoga Mat, Dusk Pink Online at johnlewis.com Buy M Life Mendhi 5mm Yoga Mat, Dusk Pink Online at johnlewis.com M Life Mendhi 5mm 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 mat that's available to buy from John Lewis. It comes in a dusk pink colour, 

M Life Mendhi 5mm Yoga Mat | £19.95 at John Lewis & Partners
Lightweight, durable and stylish, this entry-level yoga mat is a very reasonable price. It's non-toxic with a beautiful design down the centre – this can also help align your body when posing.View Deal

10. For a Mum who loves a sweet treat

Mother's Day letterbox biscuits

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These letterbox-friendly biscuits have been designed for Mother's Day, with one reading 'Happy Mother's Day'. Perfectly colourful, flavoured with cinnamon and ginger (oooh!) and you can add a free gift message. A lovely idea for those who may not be able to see their Mum this year...

Mother's Day letterbox biscuits | £25 at Biscuiteers
These very Instagrammable biscuits taste as good as they look – we've tried a fair few Biscuiteers boxes in our life so can confirm this. They come wrapped, and they have a shelf life of a month after they arrive. The gift that keeps on giving?View Deal

11. For a candle-loving Mum

Calm And Cosy Soy Candle Making Kit by Hazel & Blue

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If the Mum you are buying for loves a candle – specifically, a soy candle – then why not treat them to a make your own kit? It's something for them to do come the 16th March, and in the end, they'll be left with two lovely smelling candles to make their home smell nice.

Calm And Cosy Soy Candle Making Kit by Hazel & Blue | £28 at Not on the High Street
This kit comes with everything they will need to make two soy scented candles, including two recyclable glass containers with lids, 100 per cent natural soy wax, two natural cotton & linen wicks, two wick stabilisers, essential or fragrance oils, two personalised labels and two wooden pegs. That and a positive quote card comes included, to make their day even brighter!View Deal

9. For the mum who deserves some decent shuteye

Scooms Silk Eye Mask

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An eye mask has the ability to transform Mum's sleep – we would know as we use one every day. It's important to buy one that's of good quality, and this one is made from Mulberry Silk to keep her lashes fluttering and skin looking (and feeling) lovely.

Scooms Silk Eye Mask | £25 at Scooms
This silk eye mask comes in lots of colours – we have it in Champagne – and it comes with a lovely bag for when you're packing it to go away. It's elasticated, and free from chemicals and toxins, too.View Deal

10. For the house proud Mum

The White Company Electronic Diffuser

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Best-selling for good reason, this electronic diffuser will be loved by Mum for years to come. An easy (and lovely looking) way to make a home smell nice, she can pop it in her bedroom to help her sleep, in the living room to make it smell fresh in there, or in a hallway so that guests are greeted with a lovely smell. All that's needed is some water a few drops of her fave essential oils...

The White Company Electronic Diffuser | £65 at The White Company
With a wooden base and a white ceramic cover, this diffuser looks the part and plays the part. It will automatically shut off when it's empty, while you can pop it on a timer, too.
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11. For the Mum who loves to host

Nathalie Lete Titania Lidded Serving Bowl

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If your Mum has missed hosting this past year, then gift her something to look forward to. This lovely bowl is perfect for serving salads, pastas, soups and more –indoors and out. She'll be very excited to use it, and it'll look lovely on display in her kitchen, too.

Nathalie Lete Titania Lidded Serving Bowl | £58 at Anthropologie
This handpainted unique gift will be used by Mum for years and years to come. Whether for serving breakfast, lunch or dinner. It's dishwasher and microwaveable safe, and with handles, it's easy to carry. If you haven't already guessed, we are obsessed with the Nathalie Lete collection on Anthropologie.
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12. For the sentimental Mum

Personalised Russian Ring Necklace by Posh Totty Designs

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If your Mum loves receiving jewellery as a gift, then this lovely ring necklace should be in your basket. Personalise it to say three things – names, dates or her favourite things – and watch her wear it around her neck with a smile on her face. A lovely and very thoughtful gift...

Personalised Russian Ring Necklace by Posh Totty Designs | £79 at Not on the High Street
This sentimental necklace comes in your choice of 18ct yellow gold or 18ct rose gold plate. You can have two, three or four rings to make it even more special – and you can choose your letter finish, as well as the chain length.View Deal

13. For the mum who loves a bit of luxury

John Lewis & Partners The Ultimate Collection Silk Standard Pillowcase

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Sleeping on a silk pillowcase can revolutionise your Mums sleep. Not only that but it will keep her hair from knotting and going frizzy, it'll keep her skin smooth and it'll look lovely in her bedroom...

John Lewis & Partners The Ultimate Collection Silk Standard Pillowcase | £45 at John Lewis & Partners
Made from the highest quality Mulberry silk, this is the pillowcase I have at home – and the one that your Mum needs, too. It's hypoallergenic and breathable, while it comes in 12 colour options, too, so you can match it to her bedroom colour scheme.View Deal

14. For the Mum who's into hair styling 

GHD Rise Hot Brush on pink background with bottle of hair product

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If your Mum loves trying out a new hair tool, and she loves to curl her hair, then the GHD Rise might just wow her. This best hair curler is incredible – it minimises frizz, leaves your hair looking (and feeling) smooth, and it's so easy to use. It's GHD's newest hair tool, and one of their best in our eyes.

GHD Rise | £169 at John Lewis
An easy way for Mum to add volume to her locks without the help of her hairdresser, the GHD Rise is simple to use with a one-button operation, it heats to 185ºC and it'll turn off automatically if accidentally left on.View Deal

15. For the Mum who loves magazines

Real Homes magazine March 2021 263

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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 from just £1 per issue, you can't go wrong.

Real Homes subscription | From £1 per issue
If Mum loves reading a homes magazine, then she will love this gift – choose from a print subscription, a digital one or the best of both.View Deal

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

Barry's Cactus Club Gift A Box

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You can gift your Mum a cactus a month with help from Barry's Cactus Club – a subscription service we are more than happy that we pay for. Alternatively, you can just gift her a one-off box to see what she thinks. Included comes a cactus (a different one each month), as well as a lovely pot, a collectors card with info about the cactus and some surprise extras – from plant feed to cactus-themed pencils and more...

Barry's Cactus Club Gift A Box | £15 at Barry's Cactus Club
What a lovely idea! Buy Mum a one-off box, a four-month subscription or a year's worth of these boxes, and she will be excited, to say the least.View Deal

17. For a coffee loving Mum

Stoneware Metallics Set of 4 Mugs Pastel

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If your Mum loves a coffee – a big cup of the stuff, that is – then treat her some to Le Creuset mugs for Mother's Day this year. These will take pride of place in her lovely kitchen – and they are all different pastel colours. Love!

Stoneware Metallics Set of 4 Mugs Pastel | £55 at Le Creuset
Dishwasher, oven, microwave and freezer safe, these mugs are clearly as practical as they are pretty. Mum can pop them on her open shelving, to show them off to guests, and will enjoy her morning brew while thinking of you.View Deal

18. For the Mum who loves her skincare

The White Company Rose Quartz Facial Roller

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Facial rollers are a hype we have recently gotten on board with – not to mention they make your dressing table look lovely. Great for using to apply serum, buy one for Mum to help keep her skin looking fresh, hydrated and it reduces puffiness. She'll love it.

Rose Quartz Facial Roller | £30 at The White Company
This facial roller makes a lovely gift since it comes with a lovely storage bag, inside an even nicer box. Use the smaller side on delicate areas – under eyes, around nose and mouth. The larger side should be used on your neck, chin, cheeks and forehead.View Deal

19. For a Mum who struggles to sleep

Simba Sleep Spray

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Simba Sleep Spray | £13.50 at Simba
A bargain price to pay for a good night's sleep, this spray is made from 100 per cent essential oils – from lavender to coconut, lemon, eucalyptus and more. It's also in a lovely looking bottle that we definitely don't mind having on our bedside table. Just a few sprays should help you drift off to sleep, and the smell will make your hair smell lovely, too. Soothing doesn't quite cut it.View Deal

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20. For a Champagne-obsessed Mum

Personalised Coupe Glasses With Engraved Flower Motif by The Corbeau Press

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For a Mum who loves to sip her champers (or prosecco) out of something fancy, this glass features an engraved flower design, and you can personalise it with Mum's name. It'll look lovely on her bar cart, too.

Personalised Coupe Glasses With Engraved Flower Motif by The Corbeau Press | £22 at Not on the High Street
Hand engraved to make them extra special, this glass is something your Mum will treasure. You can order her more than one, too.View Deal