Mother’s Day is just around the corner, and it’s just right that we give the first woman in our life a tribute on this special occasion. If you’re wondering what to give, don’t fret; we’ve listed 20 essential gifts that you can lavish mum to match her wants and needs.
Despite being universally known for their love and affection for their children, no two mums are the same. Some are traditionally inspired, others are creative and free. Some choose to stay home and watch their kids grow, with every detail in mind. Remember the time when she used to check your height on the wall? Some choose to work to ensure that you’re given the best things in life. There must have been a time when you sat down on her big chair and imagined you working there. Perhaps, even if you won’t say it out loud, your mum has been your inspiration.
Hers were the first pair of heels you practiced walking around. Hers were the lipstick you put on your face and made a pretty smile on the mirror. Hers were the hands that combed your hair, smothered with kisses and sang your praises. With her help, you have become confident in life, and it’s about time you give back. Here are 20+ Mother’s Day Gift ideas to help you find that perfect present:
For the nature enthusiast
You might be tempted to hand out a bouquet of her favourite blooms, but why not make it long-lasting by purchasing a potted plant from Amazon? They deliver gorgeous grown flowers in a beautiful vase paired with a nifty card, if you prefer. Alternatively, if you want to thrill the gardener in her, gift her with a bundle of seeds that will help her grow her vegetable garden. As her to make you tomato soup once she has harvested her crops!
Bless her skin with the scent of nature by purchasing a handmade bar soap like this one from Pelle. Moulded like big drops of gems in vibrant colours, this designer collection was manually made from glycerine and were cut with different facets to imitate the look of Aquamarine, Rose Quartz, Jade and Onyx.
Give her the feeling of being in a spa with a set of aromatherapy candles from her favourite scents. To give her a lovely sense of calm, pick out serene variants like lavender and chamomile. For more energy and happiness, choose citrus fragrances. Let the warm glow from these candles invigorate her as she gears up for a good night’s sleep.
Looking to decorate mum’s home with something alive and breathing? How about plants? Purchase a home for her tiny cacti family with this adorable terrarium. The brass accents are a cool feature to this all-glass décor which will definitely add a touch of nature to any space.
For the taste maker
Your mum has been the real boss of the house – taking care of every detail, from the colours of the curtains to the cutlery. Remind her of her power by purchasing a special mug made just for her – like this Gloss Boss design from Etsy, which will surely make her smile as she sips on her daily coffee.
The empty corners in your mum’s home may just be in need of a little colour. This flower wall tapestry may just be the thing to re-invite the hues of summer and spring back into her nest. Frame it, hang it, or use it as a blanket – or even a picnic mat for a family outdoor date!
Relaxing in the bath has never been made more fun; this bamboo bath caddy will accompany your mum during her downtimes as she soaks in her bath while reading her favourite book – and sipping her favourite wine! Allowing her to do many things while relaxing (without the fear of things slipping in the water), this gift is made with the multi-tasker in mind.
Let your mum enjoy the colourful fizz and swirls from Lush’s bath products. From bath bombs to bubbles and even decadent oils, your mom will enjoy her quiet “me-time” in her bath while soaking in the delicious fragrances of these water-melting soaps.
Wondering how to satisfy the joys of a hostess? Gift her with tea towels! This set from Yvonne Ellen is handmade from cotton and comes with beautiful, screen-printed patterns. From hotdogs and wieners, crabs and fries, to fabulous flamingos, your mum will thank you for this thoughtful present.
For the classic cook
Any connoisseur would love a bottle of Marquès del Romeral Reserva Rioja to go along with their main course. This mellow 2011 vintage is made from classic Spanish grape varieties Mazuelo, Tempranillo and Graciano. Wine maker Elena Adell had this stored in barrels for two years, plus another year in the bottle, to give the wine its distinctive taste.
Taste-adventurous mums will approve of this set of savoury spreads from the Gracious Gourmet. The Spiced Sour Cherry and the Balsamic Four Onion offer a whole new world of flavours – a great step away from the usual dips. The Balsamic Four Onion variant is made to match grilled vegetables and is a nice rub for chicken and other meat. The Spiced Sour Cherry is great for chicken, duck and game, and can be alternatively used as chocolate and ice cream topping.
Help mum to get the best measurement of her baking ingredients with a beautiful set of measuring spoons. This one from Kitchen Carvings is made out of walnut and offers four measurements, from a whole cup to one-fourth. It’s a perfect addition to your mum’s kitchen – as a tool, and as a stunning décor.
Is your mum looking for a new recipe to try? Crissy Teigen’s Cravings may just give her a lot of other options to rediscover cooking. Try some of the recipes together and make it a lovely bonding moment between you and your mother – that, perhaps, is the best gift of the season.
One cannot have too many pots and pans, and a great addition would be Maxim Casserole Dish that is perfect for everyday use. This white porcelain cookware is dishwasher-safe, making cleaning a breeze. It is also microwave and oven safe (up to 240 degrees), so your mum can bake her favourite meats and meals in a flash.
For the luxe lady
This limited-edition beauty set from L’Occitane features a gorgeous print from Rifle Paper & Co. Comprised of the brand’s favourite skin lotions and scents, this will leave your mum’s skin feeling young and refreshed with the pampering she deserves.
With a love written in the stars, this Kate Spade New York Holland Constellation will remind her that you think of her wherever hemisphere you are in the world. The leather strap watch comes with a gold bezel and a midnight blue face lit by a cluster of golden, crystal-embedded stars.
Allow your mom to imbibe in a scent that reminds her of the classic Parisienne times. The velvety scent of Les Infusions le Prada Rose is a combination of Bulgarian rose and beeswax, mixed with neroli, mandarin and galbanum. A powdery, luxurious scent for everyday wear, this is perfect for women who revels in life’s best indulgences.
Give your mum the gift of good night’s sleep with the most comfortable silk pyjamas. This classic sleepwear will make her slumber time easy breezy, thanks to the light, smooth material that glides on her skin. Radice has incorporated a few extravagances, paying attention to the colours, mother of pearl buttons and a breast pocket for a quick storage. Other than sleeping, your mum can use the silk top for her day wear too!
Is your mum traying to stay healthy? This Fitness Tracker from Lintelek in purple shade (Pantone’s Colour of the Year, nonetheless) will be a valuable present for her. It comes with a sleep monitor, step counter, waterproof pedometer and even a GPS tracker! The big OLED screen can be used for 4 various clock faces and the casual strap can be adjusted to the size of her wrist.
There you go, more than 20 Mother’s Day gift ideas to inspire you on shopping for your present. Remember to personalize your gift and give it from the heart, for the real thing that matters is your authentic, deep love for your mum, just as she loved you.