Unique Mother’s Day gift ideas: quirky present ideas for any budget
Treat mum to a lovely and useful gift (or two!) this Mother’s Day with our top 10 Mother’s Day gift ideas below.
Flowers and chocolates are the classic Mother's Day presents - but while those are lovely options, a thoughtful and unique Mother's Day gift is a fantastic way to show your mum or mother figure how much you care.
Take the stress out of online browsing and shopping with our handy guide to interesting and unusual Mother’s Day gifts. From cute decorative items to practical pieces and eco-friendly presents, you'll find out-of-the-ordinary gift idea tailored to the special woman in your life - even the mum who has everything!
So why not treat mum to a gorgeous and useful gift (or two!) this Mother’s Day with unique gift ideas below, with options to suit all personalities and tastes! For even more ideas, get inspired with our weekly Style Wishlists, where you can keep up to date with our favourite new interiors products.
Unique Mother’s Day gift ideas
Brass Watering Can, £42, Graham & Green
As stylish as it is practical, this watering can from Graham & Green is a lovely gift for houseplant-loving mums. The tall design and long spout make it easy to water both low and high reaching plants, with no worrying about spillages from the can or water splashing everywhere from the nozzle.
With its contemporary design and brass finish, there’s no need to hide this watering can away either - it’s striking appearance make it a decorative item in its own right!
Jo Malone Pomegranate Noir Home Candle, £49, Feelunique
The Jo Malone Pomegranate Noir candle is a cult classic thanks to its luxurious and comforting scent. Pomegranate intertwines with raspberry and plum, plus added notes of pink pepper, Casablanca lily and spicy woods.
Packaged beautifully and presented in a classic glass jar, this candle will bring the wow factor this Mother’s Day. Plus, the candle has an impressive burn time of 45 hours - making it a gift that really does keep on giving.
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Pastel Dried Flower Bouquet, large, £55, Oliver Bonas
A bouquet of fresh flowers are the traditional Mother’s Day gift, but why not think out of the box and try a beautiful bunch of dried flowers? Never out of season, these blooms will stick around for much longer and won’t drop any of their petals! The bouquet has lovely shades of cream, pink and green and complement any decor scheme.
You could even use the dried flowers in other floral displays, or keep them as a standalone bouquet. It comes in a small or large size, from £32.50-£55. For an extra treat, you could pair it with an Oliver Bonas vase.
Standard Baggu Reusable Nylon Shopping Bag, £14, Liberty
Brighten up your mum’s shopping trips with this stylish and eco-friendly reusable bag from Baggu, available through swish London department store Liberty. Despite its lightweight appearance, it can hold up to 13kg while remaining comfortable to carry thanks to the smooth and sturdy material. The bag folds up into a matching pouch, and is perfectly pocket-sized for busy mums on the go.
Great for shopping trips, days out, carrying sportswear or transporting picnic goodies, a Baggu bag is a long-lasting shopper that will never go out of style. You could even be extra eco-friendly and wrap up another pressie with the Baggu to create two gifts in one!
Arizona Pots, from £14, Anthropologie
Plant pots make a failsafe Mother’s Day gift. These eye-catching terracotta pots feature handpainted designs, inspired by the bright bold colours of the American southwest - if you love the look, don't miss our guide to Santa Fe style. The pots are suitable for indoor plants, and are sure to bring some colour to any grey March days! They are available in a small, medium and large size, with prices starting at £14.
Why not fill the pot with a plant for an extra special touch? These Thompson & Morgan houseplants would work well.
Le Creuset Stoneware Petite Round Casserole, £21, John Lewis & Partners
If your mum lusts after Le Creuset cookware, add to her collection with this adorable mini casserole, available in a range of striking colours, and just £21. The miniature dish is ideal for gratins, soufflés, cakes, chocolate mousse or crumbles. You could also use it as a bowl for dips, condiments, and salads. The enamel finish makes it easy to clean and is scratch-resistant too, while the famed Le Creuset stoneware interior keeps an even temperature throughout, ensuring your food is cooked with the best results.
To go the extra mile, fill with her favourite pudding, condiment or dip, pop the lid on and wrap it with a bow to give her an extra surprise.
Indoor Allotment, £27.99, Prezzybox
How cute is this mini herb garden container? Bring the joy of a white picket fenced garden inside with this adorable indoor allotment from Prezzybox. The indoor allotment comes with three plant pots that fit snugly inside the fenced area, and you can open the roof and door of the sweet little shed, where you’ll find soil pellets and a pack of three seeds; coriander, basil and oregano.
This little herb station would look great on a window sill or kitchen counter and makes a perfect Mother’s Day gift for a passionate cook!
Fjallraven Kanken Blue Ridge Backpack, £63, Urban Outfitters
When it comes to fashion and function, Scandi brand Fjallraven has it covered. Their popular Kanken rucksacks are super sturdy and comfortable to wear, thanks to the cleverly designed shoulder straps and flat, square back of the bag (which also comes with a handy picnic seat pad inside!)
This is a great Mother's Day gift for mums on the go or keen daytrippers! It may be a bit pricey, but it is certainly an investment item that your mum can enjoy for years to come.
Set of 3 Supra Endura Beeswax Food Wraps, £22, Anthropologie
If your mum embraces sustainable living, these fun beeswax food wraps from brand Supra Endura, available at Anthropologie make a useful and cute gift. These plastic-free reusable wraps are great for preserving leftover food or half-used fruit and veg like lemons and onions. They're also great to use as sandwich wraps or to cover bowls and plates of food. The natural material of the wraps let food breathe, thus keeping it fresh for longer.
Each wrap features unique artwork designed by Supra Endura founder Gabrielle Mandel, making them that extra bit special.
HK Living Striped Cushion, £39, Trouva
For interior-loving mums, you can do no wrong with a velvet cushion! This peaches and cream number from Dutch brand HK Living ticks all the right boxes; it's super soft to the touch and its warm, neutral colour scheme means it will fit in with a range of interior styles. It's reversible too, so if you're not in the mood for stripes, flip it over for a solid peach cotton exterior.
Now all mum needs to do is lay back with a cuppa and enjoy the rest of her day.
Take a look at our Style Wishlists for more interior goodies, and don't forget to check out our recommendations for the best online homeware shops for buying decor in the UK. And if you're looking for more gift inspiration, don't forget to check out our ideas for homeware gifts, presents for cocktail-lovers, personalised food gifts and even gifts that help support refugees.
Katie is a Staff Writer for HomeStyle magazine and YourHomeStyle.uk. She previously worked on Gardens Illustrated magazine and has written for various other lifestyle magazines and brands. She particularly enjoys writing about indie and eco homeware brands, interior styles through the ages, urban gardening, and decor hacks for small spaces. She is also responsible for HomeStyle's buyer's guides, so you'll often find her testing out the latest homeware gadgets and kitchen appliances.