Mother's Day 2015: best gifts under £50

Gift inspiration for this Mothering Sunday

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From luxe spring scents to practical pressies, here's our pick of the gifts for under £50.

1. Daisy Marc Jacobs Eau So Fresh Refillable Purse Spray: £29.50, debenhams.com

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This clever 20ml perfume spray is perfectly handbag-sized and still has the iconic daisy design of the full-size bottles. The fragrance is lighter, fresher and more youthful than the original Daisy. It comes with an extra 15ml refill bottle and funnel for spillage-free decanting.
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2. The Good Wife Seasons 1-5 Boxset: £48.70, amazon.co.uk

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When a sex and political corruption scandal lands her State’s Attorney husband, Peter (you might recognise him as Sex and the City’s 'Mr Big’), in jail, housewife Alicia Florrick - the fiercest and most likeable woman we’ve ever seen on TV - steps in to support her family and resumes her career as a lawyer. The Good Wife is just the right combination of courtroom (each episode covers a different case) and personal drama that will have mums of any age whizzing through all five seasons in no time. Just as well; season 6 is on More 4 now.
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3. Anna Wiscombe Wooden Meadow Flowers: £38, etsy.com

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if your mum loves flowers but you want a bouquet that will last longer than a few days, try these unusual, striking wooden ones by London-based designer Anna Wiscombe. Put them in a simple vase so they’re the stars of the show. Available in a number of designs, you can mix and max her favourite blooms.
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4. Emsa Lendhaus Bird Feeder: £20.95, cuckooland.com

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Bird feeders don’t have to be brown and green, this colourful one by the German homeware design specialists is ideal for attracting small songbirds to a space and makes a practical but eye-catching pressie. Choose from five colours.
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5. Neom The Gift of Happiness: £30,  bathandunwind.com

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Luxury smellies are something she might not treat herself to and Neom do some of the nicest we’ve tried, plus they are made with 100 per cent natural and ethically-sourced ingredients. This candle and room spray set with notes of florals, lemon and fresh grass, combines the best scents of spring.
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6. Wyatt and Jack The Groucho Wash/Toiletry Bag: £32.95, wyattandjack.com 

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If she likes unique pieces with a story, consider one of these hard-wearing washbags. The outside is made from repurposed beach materials, like deckchair canvas and retired bouncy castle PVC(!). Each one comes with a label to tell her where the materials were sourced – from Blackpool to Brighton. Inside, unusually, there is space for full-sized toiletries or Wyatt & Jack suggest using it as a pouch for wet swimwear.
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7. Gandys Flipflops and book Liberty Gift Set: £40, gandysflipflops.co.uk

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We know it's a bit early in the year for flipflops but these limited edition Liberty print ones are beauties. As well as some new summer shoes, your mum will get the book telling the Gandy brothers' inspirational story of their journey from Tsunami orphans to footwear entrepreneurs. Plus, a portion of the sale will going towards the company's Orphans for Orphans charity, helping underprivileged children worldwide.
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8. Pantherella Boot Sock: £26, pantherella.com

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If your mum likes practical pressies, get her a beautiful version of something she'll get loads of use out of, like these cashmere and wool socks. They will work with all sorts of boots and are hard wearing thanks to the foot part being of wool and the upper section luxurious cashmere, so she gets the best of both worlds. Choose from four colours.
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9. Sophie Allport Chicken Enamel Cake Tins: £35, johnlewis.com

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If she's a keen baker, we like these sweet chicken-patterned tins to keep tasty creations fresh. They stack on top of each other or can be stored as a nest of three, so won't take up too much cupboard space.
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Verdict: For an unusual pressie that will be a conversation starter, we like Anna Wiscombe's wooden flowers. If she's prefers more practical gifts, try the Emsa Bird Feeder or Pantherella Boot Socks.

 

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