A selection of the best Mother's Day gifts the internet has to offer – from just £7
Here’s a gentle reminder: Mother’s Day falls on Sunday 31 March this year. If you haven’t yet lined up the mother of all gifts for the special lady in your life, fear not; here are our top suggestions for ways to salute and spoil her. Whether she’s into swigging gin or sipping tea, you’re sure to find something suitable right here – and not a scented candle or a bunch of flowers in sight.
1. G.H. Mumm Cordon Rouge champagne (on sale; save 32% at Amazon!)
Price: £23 (usually £33) | Buy now from Amazon
Say cheers to a substantial saving on a bottle of G.H. Mumm champagne. For just £23 you can toast your mum with a top-notch bottle of bubbly from esteemed French champagne house, G.H. Mumm. And as an added bonus, you don’t even need to think about a gift tag as her name is already neatly emblazoned on the label.
2. Fitbit Inspire
Price: £70 | Buy now from Fitbit
If your mum’s the active type, we reckon she’ll appreciate a Fitbit Inspire fitness tracker. This brand-new piece of kit will set you back £70, which is cheaper than any of Fitbit’s popular Alta devices and it comes with a range of cool features like female health tracking, food logging and guided breathing sessions. It also vibrates to signal incoming calls and text messages, so she can keep tabs on how often you call her.
Price: £35 | Buy now from Donut Bouquets
If your mum has a sweet tooth rather than green fingers, consider sending her a donut bouquet instead of a traditional bunch of flowers. Wrapped in hessian and tied with a ribbon, the ‘I Love You’ bouquet is loaded with eight full-size donuts drizzled with strawberry icing and comes in a cool black gift box with a personalised card.
4. Suffragette City tea pot
Price: £90 | Buy now from Wolf & Badger
Treat your mum to a nice cup of tea and a sit down with this stylish tea pot, a design collaboration between Bella Freud and Gillian Wearing. Made from fine bone china, it forms part of range of merch inspired by Suffragist and campaigner Millicent Fawcett and a chunk of the proceeds go the Fawcett Society. Great for Bowie fans too!
5. Smiley face plant pot
Price: £7 | Buy now from Asos
Bypass the bouquet and treat your mum to a hardy succulent instead. Not only will it last longer than a bunch of flowers but it’ll look way more impressive when presented in this cute little ceramic pot from Asos. Its colourful design is sure to put a smile on her face and at just £7, you should be able to get a plant-and-pot combo for around a tenner.
6. Pastel geometric earrings
Price: £30 | Buy now from Oxfam
A thoughtful gift always goes down well and this pair of earrings from Oxfam is an especially considerate present: 100% of the profits go to funding the charity’s global fight against poverty. Made by a Fair Trade group of craftspeople in Peru, these brass studs are handmade and polished using traditional techniques and form part of the Sourced by Oxfam range.
7. Mama sweatshirt by Selfish Mother
Price: £55 | Buy now from John Lewis
Made from organic cotton and emblazoned with a MAMA motif, this sweatshirt from the Selfish Mother brand is great option for leopard print-loving mums. Not only will it keep her snug and looking stylish, it’ll give her a good feeling to know that a percentage of the profits go to empowering fellow mothers through charities like Help Refugees UK and mothers2mothers.
8. Craft Gin Club subscription
Price: From £160 (or £49.99 for a one-off box) | Buy now from Craft Gin Club
Mother’s Day comes once a year – but an annual subscription to Craft Gin Club is a gift your mum can enjoy all the way through to 2020. Each month (or every other month, or every quarter depending on which option you pick), she’ll receive a boozy package containing a full-sized bottle of premium craft gin as well as tonics and garnishes, sweet and savoury snacks, a glossy magazine and ingredients to knock up a cocktail of the month. Bottles are sourced from independent producers around the world, with a strong emphasis on British gin. If you don’t want to commit to a subscription, there’s a one-off gift box available for £49.99. And as an added bonus you can save £50 on the yearly subscription in the run up to Mother’s Day by using the code MDAY50 at checkout.
9. S’well drinking bottle
Price: £35 | Buy now from John Lewis
This versatile drinking vessel keeps drinks cool for up to 24 hours, or hot for up to 12 hours. You can tell her that you want to ensure that she stays hydrated throughout the day – but perhaps also mention that it’s an excellent way to transport wine, with a clever vacuum design and insulated stainless steel casing that will keep prosecco cool and bubbly on trips and picnics.
10. Scrabble string lights
Price: £16 | Buy now from Amazon
Has your mum always wanted to see her name in lights? Make her wish come true with this set of Scrabble string lights. You get 10 tile-shaped lights and 60 reusable letter stickers, so you can create your own (short) declarations of love, thanks and appreciation.
11. Barista stencils
Price: £9 | Buy now from Amazon
Snazz up your mum’s morning brew with some decorative latte art. This 16-piece set features a stainless steel shaker for dusting cocoa onto frothy coffees and a range of stencils to create shapes like smiley faces, hearts and coffee beans. There’s even an I heart U disc if you want to lay it on thick.