The best Mother’s Day gifts for a special mum in your life

Mother's day gifts

by Eleanor Weaver |
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If you’re looking for Mother’s Day gifts, we’ve found the best gifts for every kind of mum that are as special and unique as they are.

Whether you’re looking for a present for your own mum, a gift for your grandma, a first Mother's Day gift, or are simply looking for inspiration to subtly slip to the kids, these gifts show the love and appreciation all the ‘best mum in the world’ candidates deserve.

Best at a glance:

  • The best overall Mother's Day Gift: Now That's What I Call Mum CD, £5

  • The best Mother's Day gift for price: Mum Bracelet, £5.99

  • The best Mother's Day gift for personalisation: Mother's Day Funny socks, £5.99

And if you are thinking of what to get as a Mother's Day gift, don’t worry, these gift ideas come with a range of budgets and delivery options. So whether the kids are scraping together their pocket money to buy the best they can, you’re looking to splurge and spoil a mother in your life or send a postbox gift for Mother’s Day if you can’t be there in person, we’ve got you covered.

Best Mother's Day gift for music

This will make the perfect gift for that special mum, especially if she loves singing and dancing. And, if you want something a little under £6 then this is perfect for you. with songs featuring, Just the Way You Are by Bruno Mars, Mama by the Spice Girls, Paradise by Coldplay and more, you will have your mama in awe.

Review: "Looks like this will be a good CD lots of great songs on it. I bought this for my mum for Mother’s Day I am sure she will enjoy listening to it. Arrived promptly and well packaged. Good value for money."

Pros

  • Has lovely songs on it
  • Disc 2 has 21 tracks to listen to

Cons

  • Disc 1 only has 20 tracks

Best Mother's Day gift for self care

Created in collaboration with The Positive Birth Company, this sweet little set of cards contains reassuring and supportive words that mothers wished they’d heard in the early days, weeks and months. Ideal for those new mums, there are 28 cards with positive affirmations and phrases and motivational mantras.

Pros

  • Pocket-sized
  • Beautifully designed

Cons

  • Some might prefer them to be bigger

Best Mother's Day gift for personalisation

personalised Mother's Day lighting lamp gift
Price: £15.99

This personalised heart photo lamp, will have that special mum cherish you on their hearts and thoughts forever. Designed with two hands embracing and holding a heart, this amazing gift represent love and warmth between a mother and her child. You will also be able to choose different colours for the lights: warm light and white light. 

Review: "The colour is amazing the quality is brilliant. The money is well worth spent on this item love it and I know the person that I got it for will love it to."

Another review said: "I bought this for a much loved Goddaughter, who absolutely loved the picture of her and I in this beautiful heart."

Pros

  • Personalised heart photo
  • can upload your favorite photo and write a wish

Cons

  • One review said the glass isn’t secured enough in the stand

Best for food gifts

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This personalised letterbox cookies gift from Baked By Steph is totally out of this world. Each one has been handmade with care to ensure the highest quality - just look at those stunning decorations!

Pros

  • Add a name/personalisation
  • Wide range of gift sleeves to choose from

Cons

  • All vanilla flavour

Best Mother's Day gift for pampering

Self care Mother's Day gift
Price: £12.72

 
This beautiful gift set, featuring bath bombs, scented candles, and a tea cup, perfect for those relaxing days, makes the perfect gift. Great for pampering, its attractive gift box, designed with a cover pattern suitable for any occasion will have that special mum feeling loved. 

Review: "Absolutely love this set. Perfect for a gift and very well made with a beautiful design. Highly suggest purchasing."

Another review said: "This is amazing gift for the amazing mums out there, I bought this for my beautiful daughter I love it."

Pros

  • Sturdy
  • Unique ceramic coffee mug is suitable for coffee, black tea, hot chocolate, milk, and all beverages.

Cons

  • Not many colours to choose from

Best Mother's Day gift for jewellery

Jewellery for a Mother's Day gift
Price: £5.99

Now if you are looking for a piece of jewellery that isn’t going to break the bank, but still stand out wherever you go, then this is for you. This snake masterpiece bracelet, carved with stunning words: "To my Beautiful Mom. Never forget that I love you. Forever & Always”, will probably have your mama showing happy tears. With a pink butterfly, and great for any event, this is a go-to product. 

Review: "This bracelet is a lovely gift for a child to give to their mum and is one that am sure that all mum’s would love to receive. The bracelet at this price is of course made of metal (201 Stainless Steel) and not Sterling Silver but it is certainly shiny silver in appearance. It feels well made and is fairly heavy in weight. The clasp also looks well made and like it will stand the test of time well."

Pros

  • Non-toxic 
  • The bracelet is a best gift to mothers, mother-in-laws, daughters and grandmothers

Cons

  • Stainless steel

Best Mother's Day gift for gardening

gardening set for Mother's Day
Price: £13.99

 
Perfect for someone who adores nature and takes so much pride in gardening. This garden tools hamper gift set comes with scented candles and hand care cream and is great gift for that special person, who spending time outside and watering plants or flowers. It also comes with a garden fork, trowel, gloves, and a thoughtful and personalised greeting card in a classy gift box. 

Review: I bought this for my daughter’s mother-in-law, who loves her small garden. She was so happy with it. She thought it was beautiful, and described it as thoughtful, and preferred it to the usual chocolates and the general stuff given out to people that you don't know very well.

Pros

  • Contains lightweight cotton patterned gardening gloves
  • Features lanvender scented candles 

Cons

  • Some reviews say the gardening set is not ideal for pratical gardening

Best Mother's Day gift for nightwear

Personalised Mother's Day Pyjamas
Price: £19.99

If that special mum in your life enjoys getting snug in her favourite pair of pyjamas at night, then why not make these her favourite too. No matter how old you get, you can never outgrow a Mother’s love for her child. These pink looking PJ’s will have mama sitting in front of the telly with that hot cup of cocoa. 

Review: "I got these for my sons partner, who said it was lovely. They are very comfortable, although a bit short on the legs, which didn't matter too much."

Another review said: "These were the perfect gift and I love them so much."

Pros

  • A beautiful pair of pyjamas
  • Made from 100% cotton

Cons

  • Only sizes 8 - 16 are available

Best Mother's Day gift for reading

metal feather bookmark for mother's day
Price: $9.35

This shiny and sparkling handmade bookmark speaks vintage-style all over it. The metal feather design, comes with a 3D butterfly pendant, dried flower, and crystal bead, creating a lovely look.  Great for book readers who are into any kind of genre. But if you want something a little cheaper then you may want to opt for the ‘Now That's What I Call Mum’ CD. 

Review: "Lovely quality and beautuful. It was a present for my friend. She loved it as I did. The packaging was really nice too. Very happy"

Another review said: "I love this bookmark and have gotten tons of compliments on it. It is very well made and very pretty."

Pros

  • The diamond flower provides multiple color choices for your preferences
  • Useful reading markers for book lovers

Cons

  • Only colour available is the silver feather and purple white flower

Best Mother's Day gift for humour

Best socks for a Mothers's Day gift
Price: £5.99

These letters print socks are full of humour. Whether mum is going on a jog, taking a walk, or relaxing at home, these will become their favourite piece of clothing. Coming in sizes 5 – 8, they will be able to wear this long term, as the durability is good.   

Review: "These socks are great, good value for a small gift and a bit of fun."

Pros

  • Super comfortabe
  • Funny quote: 'Get mum a wine' & 'Best Mum Ever'

Cons

  • Only sizes 5 - 8 available

At the end of the day, what makes Mother’s Day so special is family – so spend time with your loved ones if you can.

When is Mother's Day?

Mother's Day this year is on Sunday, March 10, 2024.

EleanorWeaver is the Deputy Homes & Garden Product Editor and has been a writer for titles such as Mother&Baby and Yours. In her role, she has researched and recommended the best products for parents, from breast pumps to toys, nursery décor to car seats. She's also kept a keen eye on celeb mums and influencers to share what they've been using to help make parenting that little bit easier.

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