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Mother's Day gift ideas to put a smile on her face

Show a special mum, grandma or maternal role model you care with these thoughtful Mother's Day gifts, from candles to letterbox brownies!

Published: February 11, 2022 at 3:51 pm
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Mother's Day falls on Sunday 27th March in the UK this year (readers across the Atlantic have until May to get ready), so now is the time to start looking for that perfect gift.

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As with any occasion, a thoughtful present which caters to your recipients tastes or interests is a fantastic way to show you care. For that reason, we've scoured the high street for a range of quality gift ideas, covering everything from gardening to baking to quaffing a cheeky gin and tonic. So whether you're buying for a mother, grandmother or a beloved person who acts a maternal figure, you're sure to find something to suit that special someone.

Mother's Day gift ideas

Luxury Time for You Fragrance Gift Set

Luxury Time for You Fragrance Gift Set

Give the gift of relaxation with this 18-piece gift set from M&S's Time For You gift set. All items come from the Apothecary collection and feature products, including candles, reed diffusers, aroma oils, bath salts, hand lotion and linen spray, all scented with the collection's Restore, Balance or Calm fragrances. We especially love the pulse point oil, designed to be applied to the temples or wrists for an instant wave of calm.

The set comes with a headband and eye mask to get you in the soothing spa mood.

Etched Floral Pink Gin Glasses Set of Two

Etched Floral Pink Gin Glasses Set of Two

If your mum prefers the form of relaxation that comes in a glass, check out this stylish set of two gin balloons from Oliver Bonas. In pale pink glass etched with a delicate floral design, they can hold up to 500ml, enough for a generous gin and tonic. Why not gift alongside a bottle of pink gin - here are some of our favourites.

Letterbox brownies

Letterbox brownies

Letterbox gifts are a great option if you want to give your mum a lovely surprise - especially if you won't be able to visit in person. You can get just about anything in a letterbox format these days, from self-care packages to flowers, but if you're buying for somebody with a sweet tooth, why not try these letterbox brownies from WhiskandBake at Etsy?

Choose from a box of six or nine, with an optional fondant message on top, and pick brownies flavours from a selection including Jaffa cake, Crunchie and Lotus Biscoff.

Set Of Two Personalised Valentine's Day Welly Planters

Set Of Two Personalised Valentine's Day Welly Planters

Mother's Day gifts don't come cuter than this set of two welly boot planters, the ideal present for a green-fingered gardener. Made of high-quality stoneware with a rose pink glazed finish, they're hardy enough to withstand all weathers, and the textured sole ensures they'll stay upright in windy weather, too.

The set comes with two heart-shaped wood plant markers which can be personalised with a message of your choice.

Just Another Manic Mum Day Mug

Just Another Manic Mum Day Mug

Not on the High Street is one of our favourite destinations for handmade gifts, like this hand-thrown porcelain mug by Gemma Wightman Ceramics. Decorated with 'just another manic mum-day' in multicoloured lettering, it's a perfect way to show appreciation for the mum who juggles everything!

For an extra special touch, why not fill with your mum's favourite tea bags or coffee pods? Or maybe a hot chocolate lollipop?

Sara Miller Jasmine, Lemongrass and Ginger Scented Candle

Sara Miller Jasmine, Lemongrass and Ginger Scented Candle

A scented candle makes for an excellent present - they last for hours, and every time your recipient's home is filled with the enchanting fragrance they'll be reminded of you! This Jasmine, Lemongrass and Ginger soya wax candle from Sara Miller, available at John Lewis, comes in pretty packaging that makes it especially appealing as a gift.

For more fab candle ideas, check up our ultimate round-up of the best scented candles on the market.

Rendezvous Lobster Blue & White Stripe Make Up Bag

Rendezvous Lobster Blue & White Stripe Make Up Bag

A toiletries bag is essential for everything from overnight trips or week-long holidays, but it's easy to hang on to the same one for years. If your mum's make-up bag is in need of a refresh, look no further than this cute nautical bag from Oliver Bonas, with jaunty blue and white stripes and a fun lobster motif. The outer lay is 100% cotton, with an easy-to-clean polyester lining, it should do the job for years to come.

Bloom & Wild subscription

Bloom & Wild subscription

If your mum is partial to flowers, why not get her a flower subscription? Bloom & Wild offer one of the best on the market - every month, your lucky recipient will receive seasonal selections of budding blooms in the post chosen by their florists - or, if you prefer, you can select a bouquet of your choice.

Choose from a three, six or 12 month subscription, or a rolling option which continues as long as you like - prices start from £20 a month.

Pink Hearts Large Heart Shaped Tin

Pink Hearts Large Heart Shaped Tin

It's no secret that we here at YourHomeStyle are massive fans of Emma Bridgewater. If your mum is, too, then the iconic English homeware brand is a fantastic destination for gift shopping. If you're buying for a keen baker, check out this heart-shaped cake tin in the brand's famous hearts pattern - not only does it definitely say 'I love you', with any luck it will inspire mum to whip up some cakes or biscuits to share.

Amber Noir Reed Diffuser

Amber Noir Reed Diffuser

This elegant reed diffuser by Shearer Candles, available at La Redoute, would make for a stylish addition to a living room, bedroom or entrance hall.

We love the dramatic design with its gold lid and striking black reeds, and it will fill your recipient's home with the equally dramatic scent of tuberose, violets and amber. The fragrance, described as 'sensual and mysterious', should last between 12 and 14 weeks, longer than most diffusers on the market.

Striped Coastal Throw

Striped Coastal Throw

This blue stripe throw from John Lewis is sophisticated and versatile - drape over a sofa, armchair or bed for instant cool coastal vibes. For a large throw, measuring 200cm x 150cm, we think it's a steal at £25!

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Made of soft acrylic fabric, the throw is machine washable and suitable for tumble drying on a low heat setting - making it practical choice, too!

Authors

Rebecca MessinaEditor, YourHomeStyle.uk

Rebecca is the Digital Editor of Your Home and HomeStyle

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