A gift she can enjoy at home is bound to be a hit. Gabrielle Fagan has Mother's Day shopping sorted.
Mother’s Day is the perfect occasion to make your mum feel special with a thoughtful gift – but while chocolates and flowers are a fail-safe traditional choice, how about surprising her with a home treat?
From accessories to make her rooms sparkle with style, or a pampering gift to indulge her homebody side, there are countless options to choose from to suit all budgets.
From decor divas and party queens, to home-comfort queens. – here’s our guide to irresistible gifts for every mum…
1. Pick up on petal power
Real blooms soon wilt, but a faux plant and floral cushion will be a lasting memory of the day and bring joy for months to come.
Mum Slogan Floral Polka Dot Cushion, £7, George Home at Asda; Pink Artificial Hydrangeas In A Pot, £5.99, Homescapes
2. Serve up a teatime treat
A relaxing cuppa is even more enjoyable when drunk from pretty china – and especially when it’s her own special set.
Pink Roses Mum Half Pint Mug Boxed, 19.95; Little Pink Rose 2 Mug Tea Set Boxed, £89.95, Emma Bridgewater
3. Get the drinks in
Party queens will love a drinks trolley – a must-have for today’s stylish homes – and a set of cocktail bar accessories could be the perfect finishing touch.
Michelle Keegan Home Aruba Mirrored Drinks Trolley, £149, Very; 4 Piece Cocktail Mixing Set, £24.95 (was £29.95), FlowBarware.co.uk
4. Bring her sunshine
Yellow accessories, together with her favourite chair, could help her create a special ‘sunny’ corner for relaxing – and isn’t that what every mum really wants?
Chill Here Printed cushion, £12.99, Beautify.co.uk; Opal Table Lamp, £14, JD Williams
5. Let her grow
Spoil green-fingered mums with some designer tools and a special sign for her outdoor kingdom.
Mum’s Garden Wooden Sign, £6, The Contemporary Home; Sophie Conran Dibber, £14.95, and Sophie Conran Twist Cultivator, £16.95, both Annabel James
6. Splash out
Treat her to a ‘me time’ session at home by gifting all the ingredients for a perfect pamper night – including her own rubber duck, for a long, luxurious soak in the bath.
Cocktail Candle – Sparkling Prosecco, £1, and Mother’s Day Rubber Duck, £1, both Poundland stores; 100% Cotton Polka Dot Towels, £5-£10 each, Matalan
7. Bring on the glamour
For house proud mums, shimmering, metallic homeware is the perfect way to raise the style stakes in any space.
Tall Metallic Planter On Legs, £29, 50, and Santoro Brass Set Of Tables, £199, both Marks and Spencer
8. Create a sultry sanctuary
Let her transform her bedroom into an exotic retreat, with some oh-so-fashionable jungle-design bed linen.
Green City Jungle Duvet Set, from £10, George Home at Asda
9. Boost her wellbeing
If she struggles with sleep, give the gift of sweet dreams with a clever LED lamp. Equipped with various lights (it simulates sunrise and sunset) and sound settings, it claims to help support our natural sleep rhythm.
Beurer WL50 Wake Up To Daylight Table Lamp, £69.99, John Lewis
10. Bring on the blues
Pantone’s named Classic Blue as 2020’s Colour of the Year, and blue accessories are a must for on-trend rooms.
Alaska Blue Tall Glass Vase, £25, Habitat; Tie Dye Blue Throw, £25, JD Williams