Still not sorted for Mother’s Day? Fear not, we’re here to help with ideas ranging from fudge tasting subscriptions to indoor skydiving experiences.
We’ve nagged you for the last couple of weeks to sort your Mother’s Day present, but in the likely event that some of you still haven’t got round to it, here are some quick last-minute flashes of inspiration.
So whether your mum likes to relax with a spa day, indulge in artisan confectionery or get an adrenaline rush with a helicopter ride, we’ve got it covered.
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10 best last-minute Mother's Day gifts
10 best last-minute Mother's Day gifts
1/10 Airkix indoor skydiving
An Airkix skydive gives adrenaline junkies the opportunity to enjoy a freefall experience without the part where you throw yourself out of a plane. In a specially designed air tunnel, you’ll be able to try tricks and turns as if in the great outdoors, with each flight lasting the same time as a 12,000ft skydive. Although an unorthodox choice for Mother’s Day, this is bound to put a smile on Mum’s face and make for a fun day out. Vouchers can be bought online and emailed, and are redeemable at Airkix centres in Basingstoke, Manchester and Milton Keynes. Family flight vouchers are also available if Dad wants to get in on the action too. From £39.99, airkix.com
2/10 Moonpig potted pink azalea
Moonpig has become synonymous with personalised greetings cards, but the retailer also has an impressive selection of Mother’s Day bouquets, plants and gift packages including this pretty pink azalea which comes in a distressed ceramic planter. Although only small, it’ll thrive with a bit of TLC. There’s free next day delivery up until 2pm on Friday, and for real last-minute buys it’s £6.50 for Sunday delivery – either to yourself or the recipient – which includes a personalised card. £30, moonpig.com
3/10 Fudgey Fridays Tasting Club
A sweet treat is a guaranteed hit with most mums, but we think chocolate is a bit old hat. The award-winning Buttermilk Confectionary Company, based in Cornwall, offers a nifty subscription service, meaning hand-made fudge will be delivered to the recipient’s door on the last Thursday of the month. With gift subscriptions available from three months to a year, this is the gift that keeps on giving. Although you won’t have anything to give on Mother’s Day itself, we’re sure you’ll be forgiven when the first box of fudge arrives. £11.99 per month for a three month gift subscription, buttermilkconfections.co.uk
With thousands of music, art, comedy and sport events to choose from, Ticketmaster isn’t a bad shout if you’re really struggling for time and inspiration. Upcoming performances include Gary Barlow, Swan Lake, Miranda Hart and countless other mum favourites, so you can surprise her with tickets to something she’ll love. Alternatively, if you’re not too sure whether she’s more Tom Odell than Tom Jones you can buy instant gift cards starting from £10. Gift cards from £10, ticketmaster.co.uk
5/10 UNICEF Mother's Day Basket
Some mums seem to have it all, which doesn’t help when it comes to buying presents. Kill two birds with one stone with UNICEF’s Mother’s Day basket, which includes essential life-saving vaccines, water purification tablets, oral rehydration salts and school things. You’ll be able to create a personalised e-card to send directly via email, and can rest easy knowing that you’re helping others less fortunate. £22, unicef.org.uk
6/10 Upper Street
Go all out this Mother’s Day with an e-voucher for a pair of designer heels at shoe boutique Upper Street. Vouchers can be redeemed in their North London Showroom or online, and Upper Street allows customers to design their own shoes from scratch before having them custom made and delivered. Choose from a variety of styles, from sandals to stilettos, and personalise colours and embellishments. Individual pairs start at £195 so you’ll have to be prepared to splash the cash on a gift card otherwise Mum’ll be picking up the bill. Shoes from £195, upperstreet.com
One for traditionalists: give the gift of pampering this Mother’s Day with a Wahanda gift voucher, accepted at over 2,000 venues offering all sorts of beauty treatments and spa breaks. Although there’s no e-voucher option, Wahanda will send your voucher in a ribbon-adorned box via 1st Class Royal Mail delivery so it should still arrive in time if you order quickly. Gift vouchers from £25, wahanda.com
Another one for foodies, Yumbles is like the food equivalent of Etsy or Not On The High Street, providing a marketplace for independent producers to sell their goods. E-vouchers (starting at £5) can be sent direct to Mum’s email address, and can then be redeemed on all sorts of delicious sweet and savoury treats. Our favourites are the artisan kitchen hamper, containing a range of jams and conserves, and there some seriously mouth-watering salted caramel marshmallows. Yum! Gift vouchers from £5, yumbles.com
9/10 Treatme helicopter flight for 2
Treatme is a leading experience day company, and is running a 15% off code right up until Mother’s Day. This 6 mile helicopter flight can be booked from just under 20 locations around England and Wales and promises spectacular birds-eye views over the surrounding landscapes. A voucher for the experience will be sent to your email address, along with the order confirmation, and you can then forward it on or print it out. £80.75 with discount code 'TREATMUM', treatme.co.uk
10/10 Superbreak 3 night P&O minicruise to Amsterdam
Superbreak covers all sorts of travel experiences, from Disneyland adventures to Eurostar trips. This three night beak to Amsterdam is perfect for mums keen to travel and take in a bit of culture, and doesn’t cost the earth. Departing from Hull on 4 May, it also includes a night’s stay in a 4* hotel in the famous Dutch capital allowing time to explore the city’s canals and cobbled streets. Combine it with an early Father’s Day present and send them both off for a well-deserved trip. Superbreak also offers gift vouchers from £5, sent by Royal Mail 1st Class post. From £134 per person, superbreak.com
For sheer novelty factor, we love the Airkix indoor skydiving idea, and even more for the fact that the whole family can join in. The Fudgey Friday’s Membership Club is also a winner, as it’s not just a one-off gift but something that Mum can enjoy every month.
And the UNICEF Mother’s Day Basket shouldn’t be overlooked – at just £22, it’s an affordable option that helps out those in difficult circumstances.