Mother's Day Gift Guide

I don't know about you, but something about Mother's Day always feels like the beginning of spring; it's usually a time when flowers are blooming, there are baby animals everywhere and the air feels just a little bit warmer (well we live in hopes!). So at such a celebratory and thankful time of year, it only seems right to say thanks to some of the most important people in our lives - our lovely mums.

My mum always says 'Oh I don't want anything for Mother's Day, just get me a card', but this year I want to thank her for all the help she's given us - especially with planning the wedding - so I've decided to treat her. I'm not going to say exactly what I've got her just in case she's reading this (hello Mum if you are!), but here are some of the things I might get for her. I hope it inspires you if you haven't already bought a Mother's Day gift - or even if you have...

Mothers Day Gift Guide
My mum's quite a fashionable lady but I'm always a bit wary of buying clothes for people unless they've specifically asked for them. This scarf from Notonthehighstreet, however, would be the exception - my mum loves scarves and this one is neutral enough that it would go with lots of different things. I like the little personalised tag you can add to it too. Or if your mum's not a scarf person, jewellery could be an alternative - I bought my mum this necklace as a thank you for my wedding and she loved it, so something like that could be worth looking at.

If you have a mum who likes to cook, then something in that vein could be considered. The cake tins above are from Joy and, as well as loving their slightly vintage look, I thought these would be a good gift for my mum as she bakes for a local café and is always in need of more tins! If your mum's into baking or cooking then you could also consider something like this embossed rolling pin or a recipe book like the one above by Mary Berry (replace with chef your mum prefers as appropriate).

Speaking of books, a good book can be a great Mother's Day gift - I've picked out Life after Life by Kate Atkinson (which I actually bought my mum for Mother's Day last year!) but obviously your choice might vary depending on what type of books your mum likes to read. Maybe you could pair it with some nice tea or coffee to give your mum a relaxing break? Or perhaps some nice chocolates like this box from Hotel Chocolat for an indulgent treat.

Beauty products are always a winner for Mother's Day, especially if your mum likes to pamper herself but doesn't always get time to. Something like a nice hand cream - I really like this one from L'Occitane - a luxurious body cream, a classic nail polish from a brand like YSL, or a bottle of your mum's favourite perfume if the budget will stretch to it (my mum's is Chanel Chance) would all make lovely gifts.

For a classic gift, there's always flowers. My mum always has fresh flowers in the house and I think a bouquet like this one from Next makes for a lovely gift, especially if they come in a nice vase which can be reused either for flowers or elsewhere in the house such as a table centrepiece. If you want something a bit longer-term, Bloom & Wild offers really nice three-month bundles of gorgeous flowers that will fit through your letterbox.

All that said, I think one of the best gifts you can give your mum is time. I don't live close enough to my mum to visit her as often as I'd like, but on Mother's Day I will be giving her a ring and hopefully we'll be having a nice long chat. Then when she next comes to London I'm planning to treat her to a trip to see Beautiful as it's full of music she loves. But if you live closer to your mum maybe you could take her for a nice girly day out of lunch and shopping, or even just a natter over coffee and cake.

I hope you've enjoyed this gift guide - let me know if you'd like to see more of this type of post! Are you planning to buy your mum any of these types of presents for Mother's Day?