This year, we’ve done the hard work for you for and found a selection of gifts that we think your mum will love - without making too much of a dent in your savings.
1. Detox Pamper Pack: £9.95, oliverbonas.com
If spa days are her thing but you’re a bit strapped for cash this month, bring the spa to her instead with this at-home pamper pack. Containing an aloe vera face mask, revitalising eye pads, a leave-in hair mask and aromatherapy foot cream, the only thing missing is a glass to wine to relax with while she treats herself.
2. Polaroid photo set: from £3.66, polabora.com
Since the rise of the camera phone, it’s rare to have photographic memories that you can actually hold. Polabora do sets of 20 of your favourite photos in a polaroid style, printed and sent with a gift pouch to keep them in. You’ll need to think ahead a little for this one though – delivery can take up to five days.
3. Cath Kidston Rose Mini Hand Care Kit: £10, johnlewis.com
This rose-scented set contains all the essentials for soft skin. Hand wash, hand cream, hand balm and a hand soak are all encased in a zip lock travel bag.
4. Grow Your Own Coffee Plant Kit: £10, notonthehighstreet.com
For something a little different, branch out with this innovative kit ideal for coffee lovers. Containing two terracotta coloured small plant pots, one plant pot saucer, a professional grow pellet, wooden label stick and seeds, it has everything needed for a supply of fresh, home-grown coffee. Green fingers not included.
5. Tea For Mum In A Matchbox: £4.99, notonthehighstreet.com
In case coffee isn’t her cup of tea, so to speak, here’s an alternative. This cute box contains two heart-shaped black tea bags and two miniature bottles of sparkling pink sugar – let her put her feet up while you brew her up the perfect cuppa.
6. Gin & Tonic Bath Salts: £6, oliverbonas.com
Okay, so these may not have quite the same effect as an actual G&T, but these scented bath salts make an unusual pressie. They come in a pretty metallic box - all she needs to do is add a spoonful to the tub to combine a relaxing soak with a sensory hit of her favourite tipple.
7. Tiger Cake Stand: £4, tigerstores.co.uk
If your mum fancies herself as a Mary Berry in the making, this two-tier porcelain stand with pretty silver detailing gives her somewhere to show off her creations. Coming in at under a fiver, you'll have enough change to treat her to a cake, too.
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8. Baylis & Harding French Lavender and Cassis 2 Piece Gift Set: £7.20, debenhams.com
Smellies might not be an original gift but these ones look much more expensive than they are and they genuinely smell gorgeous. Your mum gets a silky cleansing body wash and a body balm packaged up in a luxe-looking gift pack.
9. Charbonnel et Walker Marc de Champagne truffles: £4, johnlewis.com
If you're going to go for chocs, make them good ones. Charbonnel et Walker's offerings are a cut above others. Their recipe combines rich, creamy milk chocolate with a slug of Marc de Champagne, dusted with a sprinkle of powdered sugar. They're boozy, decadent and delicious. You get three in this little heart-shaped box but there are bigger sizes available, depending on your budget.
10. I Love You Mum Biscuit Card: £9, biscuiteers.com
If your mum has told you not to bother with a gift, treat her to a special - edible - card. The Biscuiteers have a number of options for Mother's Day, including this fun design iced onto yummy vanilla biscuits which comes in one of their sweet hand-illustrated gift boxes. You include your own personalised message and they offer next day delivery (or same-day courier in London) if you've left it to the last minute.
When it comes to buying for your mum, you can’t go wrong with anything that smells as delicious as the French Lavender and Cassis Baylis & Harding gift set. The Charbonnel & Walker Milk Marc de Champagne truffles are an absolute treat, but be warned – she won’t want to share. For something a little more practical, Tiger is a firm winner for a range of home and decorative gifts.
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