Choosing the best Mother’s Day gift isn’t always straightforward, with plenty of ideas to surprise the Mum in your life with something really special – whether it’s fresh-cut flowers, makeup and skincare, or just a good book.
We've collected some gift ideas and great brands to help you find the best Mother's Day present.
Flowers and bouquets
Mother’s Day flowers are a classic gift that rarely fails to delight. In the UK, carnations are the traditional type of flower for gifting on Mother’s Day, with different colours even symbolising different types of affection – from admiration to gratitude. We’ve selected a few options to help show how you feel on Mother’s Day, or you can browse more flowers here.
Using ingenious packaging to deliver fresh flowers in a letterbox-sized package BloomPost offers fast, next-day delivery for a last-minute Mother’s Day gift.
Scott & Co.
An alternative gift for green-thumbed mums, consider a wildflower seed sack from Scott & Co. for a garden filled with DIY flowers.
Gifting jewellery on Mother’s Day is a great way to show the Mum in your life how much she means to you. Necklaces, earrings or bracelets are the perfect keepsakes, and let you add a personal or stylish touch to your gift to make it really stand out. We’ve listed a few options for jewellery below, or you can discover the full range of available Mother's Day jewellery.
A collection of gold and sterling silver jewellery that make affordable, beautiful gift options with a range of styles, materials and designs to suit any taste.
Offering classic and modern jewellery, this brand presents their collections twice a year to coincide with prêt-à-porter shows in Paris, Milan and New York.
Makeup and skincare
For mothers in need of pampering, Mother’s Day is the perfect moment to gift makeup and skin care. Upgrade her self-care routine with everyday essentials and skin care gift sets, or make her day with some makeup worthy of a special occasion. Browse the full skin care and makeup collections or have a look at some of our favourite selections below.
Developed with medical nurses, this hand cream is designed for dry and hard-working hands. For every product you buy, Nursem give a month's worth of free hand cream to a nurse or midwife.
For sensitive skin, Burt’s Bees products are all 95% natural origin, made from premium ingredients, and recommended by dermatologists and National Eczema Association.
Nothing quite matches the thoughtfulness of gifting a good book. Whether it’s to delight, entertain or intrigue, a book can be a very personal gift. If it’s sharing something you love with someone you care about, or to really make them feel understood on Mother’s Day, the choice of which book to give is vital. Below are a few of our suggestions, or you can browse all books here.
Penguin Clothbound Classics
These classic novels are given a new life with a stunning cloth covering and redesigned cover, and are the perfect start to a bookshelf-worthy collection.
Women’s Prize for Fiction
A prestigious annual book award celebrating, and honouring, fiction written by women in the UK. The 2022 globe-spanning shortlist includes some excellent books for thoughtful gifts.
Buying for a bookworm? Consider a Kindle e-Reader for the perfect gift to upgrade their library.
Mother’s Day Cards
Every great gift needs a thoughtful Mother’s Day card. Whether it makes her laugh or cry (or both), make sure it deserves a place on the mantelpiece. You can browse Mother’ Day cards or choose from our recommendations below. We just can’t tell you what to write in it!
Dotty About Paper
A Shropshire-based brand with a cosy range of Mother’s Day cards to choose from, all fully recyclable and with profits re-invested into green, carbon-offset projects.
Little Green Paper Shop
A great idea for eco-lovers, these beautiful cards are made from seed-plantable paper embedded with native UK wildflower seeds, to help create pollinator-friendly wildflower habitats.
Still looking for the right gift? Browse more Mother's Day ideas on Amazon.