The 10 Best Mother's Day gifts

It's time to make her feel special with flowers, perfume, cupcakes – or even the latest in coffee-machine chic

Kate Hilpern
Tuesday 05 March 2013 01:00

{1} Marks & Spencer Mother's Day Spring Posy

It might not be the most original of gifts, but you'll be hard-pushed to find a mum who doesn't love flowers. This pretty posy, which comprises long-lasting blue hyacinth, purple tulips and white roses, won't break the bank and is available in alternative colours too.


{2} Bettys Mother's Day gift basket

This handmade Yorkshire willow basket contains a feast of goodies, all made with mothers in mind and with a lovely seasonal focus. They include dark chocolate fondants with spring flowers, tea bags and a posh mug, chocolate and vanilla biscuits and Bettys' unbelievably scrumptious simnel cake.


{3} White Stuff Hearts A Lot scarf

This large viscose scarf with a pretty heart pattern will look great on mothers both young and old and there's plenty of fabric, which means she can wear it in various styles. The colour is cheery, too – a great way to welcome in Spring.


{4} Fortnum & Mason soap hat box

Fortnums make some of the best quality and prettiest soaps around, but the problem is its mixed boxes can cost the earth. This charming miniature hat box contains a single luxurious soap that's rich in natural oils and has a subtle fragrance, and which is decorated with dried roses.


{5} Nespresso U machine

If your mum likes a real cup of coffee, look no further than Nespresso's latest – the U machine. Its touch-screen interface remembers your favourite cup size and whether you prefer ristretto, espresso or lungo. It's small, too, so will fit in the most compact kitchens.


{6} The White Company Geranium signature candle

The White Company's hand-filled candles are always a treat and its newest addition, the geranium, is no exception. It has a refreshingly clean and uplifting floral scent without being too sweet or overpowering. There's 28 hours' burn time and it comes beautifully wrapped.


{7} Veuve Clicquot Shakkei Rosé

This long-standing favourite has been re-packaged for springtime with a beautiful pink Japanese-inspired gift box that delicately unfolds like a kimono, making it the ideal fizz for Mother's Day. Sourced from Montagne de Reims, it combines elegance and flair.


{8} Hummingbird Bakery cupcake

Cupcakes can be so disappointing – either too sweet or just plain bland. But you'll find none of this at the Hummingbird Bakery, where the cakes are so astonishingly good that your only problem will be getting them to your mum without eating them first.

£3.25 (or £19.50 for a box of 6),

{9} Boden leather pouch bag

This versatile drawstring pouch bag will add a touch of chic to any outfit. Available in natural leather, as well as red or yellow, it's a great size for either day or evening use and it can be worn either on the shoulder or the forearm.


{10} Jimmy Choo Flash

Launched earlier this year, this new perfume from Jimmy Choo is all about glitz and glamour. Feminine and seductive, it's just the ticket to make your mum feel like the shining star she is.


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