Our top Mother’s Day present ideas for the woman who has everything

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  • From candles and cleansers to yoga mats and designer handbags, here's a guide to help you shop for your mum this Mother's Day...

    Mother’s Day is fast approaching, falling this year on Sunday 14th March, and as usual, there are ripples of panic sweeping the nation.

    Nothing is more stressful than the selection of a Mother’s Day gift – buying something special for someone you’ve known your whole life and who, well, gave birth to you. How can you say thank you for all of that with a scented candle?

    Well, you can’t really to be honest, but you can still make a sweet gesture. That’s where we come in.

    This year is especially tricky for present buying due to the fact that we are in a national lockdown, making a last-minute present dash near impossible. Not to mention, there’s the pressure that if your mother doesn’t like her gift, you might be locked down with her so you want to get this right.

    Don’t panic. We’ve done all of the hard work for you this year, compiling a list of dream Mother’s Day presents, no matter her style, age or your budget.


    Your London Florist Fairy Floss mixed dried and fresh bouquet, Selfridges, £85
    This Fairy Floss bouquet mixes dried and fresh flowers, including: 2 pink anthuriums, 5 pink asparagus, 1 lilac palm leave, 20 pale pink bunny tails, 3 pink roses, 4 lila/pink carnations, 2 branches hot pink eucalyptus, 2 purple ruscus and 3 lilac solidago. Arrangement size: height 70cm, width 50cm.

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    Aspinal of London, Large Grapefruit Candle, £30
    Zesty and uplifting Aspinal of London’s zesty candle combines a fresh blend of pink grapefruit, bitter mandarin and lime for a joyful sunshine scent.

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    Ladurée Incontournable macarons box of 12, Selfridges, £29.50
    For Paris lovers, Selfridges is selling boxes of 12 macarons by famous French pâtissier Ladurée. Inside this macaron selection box, you will find caramel, chocolate, pistachio, raspberry, rose and vanilla offerings.

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    Flowers, candles and chocolates are a go-to gift for a reason – they are fail-safe, especially given the fact that they can now be delivered to your mum’s door so even if you won’t be able to see her in person, you can still treat her. But read on if you’re interested in spoiling her that little bit more.

    Needle & Thread Florence Ruffle Ankle Skirt, Needle & Thread, £295
    Needle & Thread’s stunning Florence Ruffle Ankle Skirt is crafted from layers of lilac kiss tulle, featuring a satin waistband and gathered with romantic tulle trims.

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    Polo Ralph Lauren Canvas Striped Belllport Tote, £265
    Trimmed with Italian leather Polo Ralph Lauren’s crafted canvas tote is a beautiful way to elevate your mum’s everyday. Fully reversible, this spacious style is sure to put a smile on her face.
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    Bedroom Athletics, Mabel slippers, £50
    Designed with fashion forward mum’s in mind, these cosy slippers are crafted from the softest sheepskin and playfully finished with two leopard-print straps. With a non-slip sole they’re the perfect outdoor-indoor pair.

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    Park Meadow Pyjamas, Cath Kidston, £55
    Our Editor’s always turn to Cath Kidston’s for playful pyjamas, like this vibrant floral set. An ideal gift for your loved one, treat yourself and match with your Mum.
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    Saint Laurent Lou Mini Shoulder Bag, Net-a-Porter, £945
    This Saint Laurent ‘Lou’ mini shoulder bag comes in five shades and is the perfect compact handbag. It is made in Italy from quilted textured-leather and features a chain strap and gold ‘YSL’ hardware.

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    If she’s a fashion-forward mama, we’ve got her covered with Rixo dresses and Needle & Thread knitwear, Lele Sadoughi headbands and the odd YSL bag.

    Missoma Fine Gold Diamond Open Claw Ring, Missoma, £795
    This gold diamond open claw ring is part of Missoma’s new fine jewellery collection, crafted from 100% recycled 14ct solid yellow gold and half-set with round cut white diamonds.

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    Rosie Fortescue Jewellery Rose Gold Pastel Rainbow Emerald Cut Ring, Rosie Fortescue Jewellery, £90
    This Rose Gold Pastel Rainbow Emerald Cut Ring is part of Rosie Fortescue Jewellery’s new pastel collection, crafted from 2.5 micron plated 18ct Rose Gold on Sterling Silver and embellished with pastel rainbow cubic zirconia stones.

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    For jewellery fanatics, we’ve got Missoma necklaces and Rosie Fortescue Jewellery pastel rings – who needs more?

    We couldn’t collate a Mother’s Day gift guide and not include a delicious selection of beauty presents that your mum will love…

    Space NK The Essential Box For Her, £85 | Space NK
    We can confirm that each one of these products is an absolute winner. The Living Proof Dry Shampoo is hands down one of the best on the market, the Hourglass mascara opens up eyes like no other, the Caudalie face mist perks up tired afternoon skin, the Tan Luxe serum gives your complexion the perfect amount of glow, the Paula Choice’s exfoliator is a cult classic for a reason and the Neom diffuser is the smartest home scent.

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    Bobbi Brown Pretty Powerful x Needle & Thread Makeup Gift Set, £52 | John Lewis
    Why not do two good things simultaneously? Your mum will get a beautiful makeup bag, designed by Needle & Thread, filled with some of Bobbi Brown’s most celebrated products. And the full RRP (less VAT) will go to SmartWorks, the UK charity that provides high quality interview clothing, styling advice and personalised interview coaching to unemployed women in need.

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    L’Oréal Professionnel Steampod 3, £235 | Lookfantastic
    If you feel like really spoiling your mum, then why not give her the gift of good hair. L’Oréal Professionnel’s Steampod is one of the best hair straighteners on the market and causes 78% less damage than your typical plate straighteners.

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    Jo Malone London Yellow Hibiscus Cologne, £52 | John Lewis
    No mother around the world would be disappointed to open up a Jo Malone London box this Sunday. This is the ideal fragrance to take her through to Spring. It’s bright, it’s fresh and it’s going to earn you some serious brownie points.

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    Subtle Energies, Rejuvenate & Restore kit, £154
    Jam packed with potent anti-ageing actives, like Ashwaganda, Mogra and Himalayan Rose, expect glowing skin. This is the perfect kit for mums that love a bit of pampering.

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    And of course let’s not forget the mum after our own hearts – for her we’ve got gin and Whispering Angel rosé.

    Paul Smith x Sipsmith London dry gin, Selfridges, £49.99
    Sipsmith’s London dry gin offers a zesty finish, with notes of juniper, with this signature bottle featuring a limited edition Paul Smith makeover.

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    Caves D’Esclans Whispering Angel Rosé 2019, Harvey Nichols, £21
    Whispering Angel Rosé is the perfect fail-safe Mother’s Day gift, with this 2019 vegan bottle from Caves D’Esclans packed with raspberries, red currants, pink grapefruit zest, strawberries and cream, crisp peach and orange blossom.

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    Warner’s Raspberry Gin, £38
    A beautiful taste of the English countryside, Warner’s gin is bursting with fresh raspberries, blackberries and elderflower hand-picked from the hedgerows around Falls Farm. Book a virtual tasting now and visit the farm for a tasting and tour of the botanical gardens later this summer.

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    Laurent Perrier Rosé, £60
    You can never go wrong with a bottle of LP. Show mum how much you care and if you’re lucky, she might just share it with you.

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    The Balvenie, 14 Yr old Caribbean Cask, £52.99
    Who says mum’s aren’t into whisky? Aged for 14 years and then finished off in Caribbean casks that hold rum, this is one traditionally smooth and honeyed whisky that she will love too.

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    Whoever she is, we’ve got her covered, so sit back and browse our top Mother’s Day gift ideas and spoil the woman in your life…

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