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 31st 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. In fact, we’d go so far as to say that it’s more challenging than shopping for Father’s Day, Valentine’s Day and Christmas all in one.
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 luxury scented candle?
Well, you can’t really to be honest, but you can still make a sweet gesture. That’s where we come in.
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.
So if you were previously hyperventilating into a paper bag at the thought of Mother’s Day shopping, don’t panic – we’ve got you covered.
Whether you know her taste to a ‘t’ or you’re totally stuck searching for something she’ll love, our handy gift guide is here to help.
From boxes of chocolates and beauty essentials to scented candles and designer handbags, there is truly something for everyone.
If she’s a fashion-f0rward mama, we’ve got her covered with Rixo and Needle & Thread dresses, Lele Sadoughi headbands and the odd YSL bag.
For jewellery fanatics, we’ve got Monica Vinader bracelets and Missoma necklaces – who needs more? For the woman who loves her scents, we’ve selected our top picks from Hermès, NEOM, Jo Malone and Tiziana Terenzi.
If she’s a tech lover, we’ve got everything from Liberty iPhone cases and Google home minis to Asus Zenbooks. And of course let’s not forget the mum after our own hearts – for her we’ve got gin, Moet and a lot of expensive chocolates.
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…
Actual flowers can be a little predictable, go for something different like this special blend by way of Aesop. With Rose Petal, Neroli Blossom and Violet Leaf this super concentrated blend not only smells divine but with the addition of Vitamins A and E, ramps up hydration levels in the skin .
This travel mug is a legit game-changer. Thanks to its award-winning technology, the Ember mug will keep your hot drinks at the perfect temperature for around 2 hours (or all day if you use the charging coaster). The best bit? You can tailor the drink to your preferred temperature by using the dial on the base of the mug (or download the app and do it remotely!) The smart mug will then notify you when your drink is at the desired temp! Genius.
A Wonder Woman notebook for the wonder woman in your life...
Because who doesn't want to own deliciously printed personalised stationery?
As well as a colour combination to die for, this luxe leather clutch is the perfect oversize purse to carry all your essentials, day or night...
Looks amazing, smells amazing (we're talking lush, spring grass), and what's even better? The ingredients are 100% vegan, and every time you buy a product from these guys, you contribute to the planting of new trees in South America. It's a win win.
Our fave cleansing balm has just got a spring update, with this new, limited edition rose balm which is available exclusively from QVC for the next three months.
For a well-rounded skin care regimen, Aesop Facial Appointments offer a series of treatments tailored to balance, stimulate and intensely nourish the skin.
Mother's Day kind of kicks of the new season as we move into April. And L'Occitane's new fragrance is like Springtime in a bottle. As you might predict, it's a really green scent with a mixture of wild grasses, bramble wild rose and white nettle. It's fresh, it's glorious and it's the perfect way to get your mum ready for the warmer months.
Everyone knows that retinol is the ultimate anti-ager, but that it can also be super drying on the skin. Origin's night moisturiser combines retinol, to encourage cell turnover, as well an advanced hydration technology that keeps skin plump and healthy looking. There's not a mum out there who won't love this.
Inspired by their world-famous silk scarves, the Twilly fragrance is fun, bright and colourful. If your mum is playful, this fragrance will suit her personality perfectly with its lively notes of ginger, lime, tuberose, jasmine, orange blossom and sandalwood.
How much do our mums do for us? Too much, probably. They always put our needs before their own. Well insist that changes, by giving her this gift set of seven full-sized beauty products that will encourage a little self-care time.
There is absolutely no way that your mum would be unhappy with this as a present. First of all, everyone dreams of having one of those sinks with a chic hand soap and cream placed upon it. And second of all, a smart blend of tea is always appreciated. All packaged up in Bamford's beautiful packaging and you have one happy mummy. We promise.
Give mum the gift of an audiobook. With several membership options available, whether it’s for one month or the year, and with from bestsellers to podcasts, there is something for everyone.
Nothing says 'Thank you for being THE best mum in the world' quite like a shiny new Lanvin bag.
With notes of Orange Blossom and Neroli, make her Mother’s Day a fragrant one.
An instant wardrobe update via Boden.
A floral scent with orchid, Bulgarian rose with a musky base. Just divine.
For mum that loves to read, Rare Bird Book Club offers a subscription service that cherrypicks the best of contemporary women’s fiction and female authors. We love.
This is quite possibly, the most luxurious pyjama set ever.
Spend some QT with mum and treat her to the ultimate treat: Afternoon Tea at Berners Tavern followed by a Signature Facial Experience at Skinwork at Alex Eagle Studio in Soho.
Afternoon tea for two with one Skinwork treatment is £200 and afternoon tea for two with two Skinwork treatments is £320.
To celebrate Mother’s Day, Aspinal have teamed up with florist Bloom & Wild giving you the change to get an exclusive gift. For every purchase of over £150, you will be offered a complimentary ‘Evie’ Bloom & Wild letterbox bouquet.
A bespoke piece of jewellery will go down a treat.
Now that's what we call a seriously chic pen.
With careful care, these roses should last around a year. Yes, really…a year.
Customise your locket with charms for a real one-of-a-kind feel.
Let’s be honest, nothing says ‘I Love You Mum’ quite like Champagne. And, if you’re after the best head to Clos19, home to luxury champagnes, wines and spirits.