Sometimes the best gifts to receive are those you’d never buy yourself, which is why a really beautiful bunch of flowers is always a winner. Whether you’re looking for a good value return on your pocket money or a stem-packed luxury arrangement, one of these bunches is sure to make mum happy. Last-minute petrol station flowers, be gone.
1. Mother’s Day British Tulips Vase: £35, waitrosedirect.com
This arrangement of pastel-coloured tulips, interspersed with sprays of tiny white wax flowers, is more modern than roses but still subtle and pretty, plus she can use the white zinc vase all year round.
2. Adorable Bouquet: £29.99, debenhamsflowers.com
This bouquet of pink roses and white spring narcissus is simple, sweet and romantic. We reckon it would be a perfect choice for a new mum.
3. Fringed Tulip Display: £39.99, lakeland.co.uk
You’ll be hard pushed to find a mum who doesn’t love tulips. Particularly effective is the way the blush pink of the petals on these is highlighted by the pale fringing. The generous bouquet even comes with a glass “handkerchief” style vase that really shows them off.
4. Emma Bridgewater Mother’s Day Jug: £59, waitrosedirect.com
Cool-coloured tulips and hyacinths and bright green foliage make this a beautiful yet understated choice, perfect for less showy mums. Plus it’s really two presents in one, as it comes in a gorgeous floral Emma Bridgewater jug that she can put to good use long after the flowers have wilted.
5. Tete-a-Tete Planter: £19.99, interflora.co.uk
If your mum would give you a ticking off for spending the earth on a present with a limited shelf-life, give a more lasting gift with a planter rather than fresh cut flowers. This gorgeously simple one with rustic white box and sunshine yellow miniature daffodils has us in the mood for spring.
6. Scented Spring Boutique: £85, quintessentiallyflowers.com
Ok, so she’d better be pretty special to justify spending this much money on flowers – but whose mum isn’t? This all-white bouquet is classic and elegant without feeling too polished and the combination of hyacinths, paperwhites, lilac and Norma Jean roses will make her house smell divine.
7. Spring Growers Bunch: £28, marksandspencer.com
Don’t think mum will appreciate classic pink roses? Marks and Spencer have this beautiful bright bunch of yellow and purple blooms, including irises, ranunculus, tulips and eucalyptus leaves.
8. Cerise Seasonal Pail: £26, nextflowers.co.uk
If your mum is a fan of bold, bright colours, this eye-catching arrangement of cerise roses, hyacinths, anemone and ranculus is a great choice. When the flowers are past their best, she can use the bucket as a planter – or anything else she can dream up. Bright pink wine bucket, anyone?
9. Honey Bee Garden Fresh Flowers Bouquet: £39.99, notonthehighstreet.com
This is an obvious Mother’s Day choice that really reminds us of summer. Lilies and roses in lilac and pink are balanced out by freesias and a mix of foliage.
10. Philippa Craddock Farleigh Bouquet: £75, selfridges.com
Philippa Craddock is a big name in luxury flowers and this vintage-style arrangement in dusky pinks and purples, packed with three different types of roses, astrantia and black berries, is a real standout. Despite its luxury origins, it’s rustic and wildflower-style enough to be perfectly at home in a country kitchen.
If you’re looking for best bang for your buck, we think Waitrose’s vase of tulips looks classy, feminine and way more expensive than it is, while the poppy colours of Marks and Spencer’s irises bring will bring a bit of joy to any living room.
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