Mother’s Day is always a special time, but this year more than ever! It’s when we get to say a big thank you to those special ladies in our lives and celebrate just how amazing they all are.
Although we may not be able to see each because of the national lockdown restrictions, these 12 hand-picked and tested Mother’s Day gifts are the perfect way to make your mother, mum, mama, or ma (or whatever affectionate name you call her) feel loved and appreciated, placing a much-needed smile on her face.
Round Coaster Making Workshop Kit, £34, Badger & Birch
Perfect for that crafty mum! This workshop kit from Badger & Birch will allow her to create her very own pair of round terrazzo coasters. Each kit will make two chunky coasters in a white coaster base colour with ‘speckle’ terrazzo coloured chips. All packaged in beautiful, sustainable packaging with a reusable amber glass bottle and recyclable mould.
Upcycled Tote Shopping Bag, £7, Pri Pri
Pri Pri is a colourful collection of upcycled accessories and kidswear, born out of founder Priya’s love of Indian textiles and early memories of sewing with her grandmother. With design and sustainability at the brand’s core, these products are ideal for mums who love colour, style and the planet! And now working with a wonderful social initiative back in Priya’s grandmother’s home of Mumbai, India, every purchase also helps to upskill disadvantaged women, empowering them to transform their lives.
Online bread making class voucher, £19.99, The Epsom Bake House
Does your mum fancy herself as a budding baker or secret Mary Berry? If so, this is the perfect gift for her. She will learn step-by-step how to bake delicious breads from cinnamon buns and baguettes to brioche and ciabatta. A detailed recipe and joining instructions will all be provided ahead of the class and there will be plenty of time to ask questions. The session will be recorded and can be accessed after the class, making it easy to recap when she decides to give it a go alone. If you are lucky, she might even share the results with you. Yum!
Bamboo Sock Trio Set, £33, Leiho
These luxurious socks are made with bamboo, making them soft, cosy and also the perfect gift for any mum. What makes them even better is that every Leilo product helps someone in need. For each pair of socks sold, it gives another warm pair to someone in need. Clean socks are one of the most requested items of clothing at homeless shelters and, in its first year, Leilo has donated over 2,600 pairs of socks to over 16 different homeless shelters, charities and organisations!
But socks aren’t all Leilo offers, also selling water bottles that help provide clean water and eco-friendly shopping bags that feed children in poverty. Leiho hopes to inspire more purposeful and meaningful ways of giving because there is nothing better than a gift that also gives back to our local communities!
Mindful Candle Trio, £25, Ignium Candle Co
A perfect gift for someone in need of those mindful moments. This beautiful trio of candles is a self-care kit created to aid anxious minds through 30-second bouts of deep breathing with the fresh scent of Rosemary & Eucalyptus. Your mum can welcome in a good night’s sleep with calming Black Amber & Lavender or enjoy the mood-boosting citrus punch of Fresh Mint & Rhubarb. All made from eco-friendly soy wax and also vegan friendly. Let your mum sit back and relax with these wonderfully balanced and marvellously mindful, hand-poured candles!
I Pledge Yoga Box, £30, YANA
YANA is an independent women’s activewear brand made to empower our #everydaywarriors by designing and manufacturing high-quality activewear in Britain!
The I Pledge Yoga Box is the perfect gift for the yogi mum in your life. It aims to remove self-limiting beliefs, adopt a tranquil mindset and to take a pledge in yoga. The YANA I Pledge Yoga box includes: a set of 20 yoga tutorial cards instructed by a professional yoga coach with beautifully illustrated examples, a set of prompt cards to help manifest positive thoughts throughout the day (including an array of inspiring quotes from female role models such as Maya Angelou, Audrey Hepburn & Serena Williams), a vegan-friendly, luxury Aya Aromas White Sands Candle, and a YANA Active Microfiber hand towel.
Bo’s Book – Vegan Cook Book, £20, The Vegan Chef School
This is the vegan cookbook your mum and family can’t afford to be without from The Vegan Chef School, written by vegan chef, Day Radley and her talented team of student chefs. The book features simple, easy-to-follow, taste-bud-tingling recipes for every occasion that are suitable for everyone. All are gluten-free and mainly healthy, with practical suggestions for savoury snacks, easy dinners, weekenders, holiday dishes, sweet treats, and delicious desserts.
Better still, the book includes gorgeous illustrations of the dogs Miracle’s Mission has helped, with their stories. All profits go to help Miracle’s Mission and help fund its appeal to build the UK’s first disabled animal rehabilitation centre. This is the perfect cookbook for Mums looking for easy, reliable recipes, and for all those cookery-virgins out there. An indispensable book for vegans or vegan-curious home chefs.
Animal Print Active Leggings, £24, Tilletts
Treat your mum to something that will allow her to feel confident, stylish and motivated to get out of the house and go for walks, runs or work out at home during lockdown. Tilletts’ latest activewear makes the perfect Mother’s Day gift for mum’s who love the outdoors and want to enjoy daily walks or home exercise. Providing the perfect workout gear for ladies aged 30 to 70, sets are under £35 and fit sizes 12-18. We love them!
Leather Cycle Bag, £200, Hill & Ellis
Hill & Ellis produces a range of high-quality, stylish cycle bags. Each bag, designed in the UK, is created to transition perfectly from home to bike to boardroom to bar. They are functional, fashionable and hard-wearing. There’s plenty of space inside for a laptop and other essentials, and each bag comes with patented pannier clips that fit almost any bike, allowing the bag to be clipped on and off quickly and easily. With one of these gorgeously striking cycle bags, your mum will be the subject of some serious accessory envy on the roads.
Dog Mum Mug, £10.95, Scruffy Little Terrier
Do you know a World’s Best Dog Mum? Then why not show her how much the dog loves her? (Because we all know the dog loves its mum the best!) Scruffy Little Terrier is an online lifestyle brand for dog lovers, selling unique gifts and products for pet parents and their dogs, inspired by two rescue terriers, Barney and Sandy. Mugs are available in four colours (pink, red, blue and black), are dishwasher friendly and printed with vegan-friendly inks. A pedigree mug for that awesome dog mum!
Peony Candle, £15, Apothecary64
Apothecary64 produce artisan, handcrafted candles and diffusers that make an ideal Mother’s Day gift. The 100% soy wax Peony candle is beautifully scented and captivates the senses. With notes of succulent red apple, uplifting exotic jasmine and soft warming rose, the opulent luxury lingers – filling your home with a delightful scent that you can’t help but love. With a burn time of 35-40 hours, this gives your mum maximum time to sit back and enjoy the pleasure of Peony.
London View Long Woven Pyjamas Set, £55, Cath Kidston
Snooze in style with these pretty PJs starring a fun London People print. The classic pyjama set includes a button-down top with patch pocket and full-length drawstring bottoms, both made from cosy woven cotton and trimmed with contrast piping. Great for a cosy night it!