Thoughtful Gifts for Every Type of Mum
By Stacy Curry - 5th December 2023
Choosing the perfect gift for your mum can be a lot of pressure. Do you choose sweet and sentimental? Funny? Foodie? The options are endless but we have some excellent suggestions for your mother, no matter what her hobbies are. For extra brownie points, shop with her interests in mind and you’re sure to find a unique gift that will have you on top of the pack for the next year. You can always choose a theme and re-visit it for every occasion. If she loves to get creative in the kitchen, surprise her with a kitchen-themed gift she’ll adore or if she’s obsessed with fashion then make it a new tradition to buy her an on-trend piece of jewellery each year. Whatever brings your mum joy, we have a selection of gifts she’ll adore.
This selection of unique gifts has been carefully selected for the mum on the move. Each one of these items is both practical and pretty, to offer her a present that she can use every day, in style. These gift ideas will suit the busiest of mums and make her feel truly adored.
House of Disaster Peanuts I'm Allergic To Mondays Travel Mug
This baby blue travel mug is adorned with a fun, retro-style Snoopy cartoon to appeal to her nostalgic side. Reading ‘I’m allergic to Mondays’ in the classic Peanuts font, this perfectly sized keep-cup will ensure her coffee stays the perfect temperature while she is running her daily errands or commuting to work. Even better, your mother will think of you with every sip of her drink out of this cup - reminding her that you bought her favourite gift.
Sass & Belle Danish Pastel Lunch Bag
If your mum is a packed lunch or picnic-loving lady, then this stylish and sweet lunch bag is the perfect gift. An ideal size for filling with all her favourite foods, this pastel-patterned bag is sure to make her smile. Complete with a sturdy handle, this is a far easier way to transport her lunch than the standard plastic box. Plus, if your mum is trying to eat healthier, we’re all familiar with the January fitness kick, this is a great way to help encourage her to pre-plan and take her own food into work, rather than eat out.
Pink Floral Positivity Planner
Is she a list maker? Does she keep her diary up to date like it holds the secret to life? If so, this positivity planner would make the perfect gift for your mum. With pages for her to outline her goals, write down her thoughts and even a page to plan activities to improve physical and mental health, this little book has a section for everything. Ready and waiting to be filled with all her important information and notes, this handbag-sized essential is sure to make your mum feel loved when she unwraps it.
Gorgeous Mum Compact Mirror
If your mum often has a jam-packed schedule, then she probably often has to take her day look and turn it into an evening look while she is on the go. A cute mirror is essential for this makeover process and we think our ‘gorgeous mum’ compact is perfect. With one magnified and one normal mirror, this little accessory is ideal for her to use on the train, at her desk or even in the lift for a quick lipstick touch-up. Plus, the little reminder that she is a gorgeous mum is sure to make her smile.
We all know one whose fashion sense is unrivalled and who manages to look glam without even trying, so we’ve handpicked a few gifts for that mum that are sure to be a hit. These classic pieces are timeless and can be worn year after year, so they make the perfect presents.
Wide Hammered Hoop Earrings
These chunky hammered hoops are ideal if she favours a large earring. In a choice of gold or silver, these wide earrings will add a little shimmer to her jewellery collection. Ideal for dressing up or dressing down, these earrings are certain to please. All you need to do is choose your mum’s favourite metal and she’ll have a staple piece she can wear for life.
Molten Freshwater Pearl Drop Earrings
If she favours accessories that are a little more elegant, these molten pearl drops are the best way to make a statement. With unique freshwater pearls dangling from organically shaped golden studs, these are classy and fun. Plus, with big pearls stated to be 2024’s trendiest item, these earrings will make her feel ahead of the curve and, as a bonus, will never go out of style. If you’ve been searching for unique gifts for Mum, then your search is over, these earrings are the gift she’ll adore the most.
Abstract Patterned Winter Scarf
Even if gifting a scarf might seem a little reminiscent of that scene in Love Actually, we promise that our abstract winter scarf (Joanie Mitchell CD not included) will only inspire tears of joy. Irresistibly snuggly, this scarf is perfect for the mum who adores elevating an outfit with a scarf for a splash of colour and warmth. Gift your mum the cosiest accessory in her wardrobe, and watch her smile as she unwraps it!
Black Vegan Leather Crossbody Handbag
For a classic staple, we recommend this gorgeous crossbody bag. Matching everything, this simple black handbag has shining silver hardware and is the perfect size for all of your mum’s essential items. Made of vegan leather, this bag is sturdy and ideal for the animal lover too. Wrap this bag up to make your mum’s day extra special.
The Foodie Mum
Food brings joy to a lot of people, and more often than not Mum’s cooking is what we all want. If your mum is a big foodie though, then we have some gift ideas that will help her live out her best food-based dreams this festive season.
Personalised Olive Wood Serving Board
This personalised serving board is a must-have for a mum who adores having guests over and wowing them with a board of delightful snacks. Charcuterie, dessert board or just a selection of snacks - this olive wood board can hold them all, no matter the occasion. Plus, for an extra special addition, you can have this one personalised with your mum’s name. She’ll love loading this up and putting it out on her table for everyone to enjoy!
Sweetest Mum Milk Chocolate Bar
This delicious chocolate bar is the perfect little something or an add-on gift to a mum who adores a sweet treat. Presented in a stripey lilac wrapper, a delectable milk chocolate bar is nestled inside. Both fun and flavourful, this gift is ideal for mums who adore chocolate, especially some as delicious as this! Whether you give it alone or as part of a larger gift this choc is sure to be a scrummy surprise.
Popcorn Shed Birthday Cake Gourmet Popcorn
Combining traditional and modern, this birthday cake-infused popcorn is sure to be a hit if your mum adores fun flavours. With delicious popcorn in a sweet and colourful coating, this moreish treat makes the perfect snack during a film. Add it to a hamper gift or give it as a bonus gift, your mum is sure to love it!
Sagaform Wine Carafe with Oak Stopper
For a gift that will last a little longer than popcorn (although there’s something to be said for instant gratification), we recommend this sleek wine carafe. Complete with an oak ball stopper, this carafe is the perfect way to store your red wine during dinner, especially when entertaining guests. Your mother can create a centrepiece for her dining table with this dreamy wine vessel. We suggest filling it with her favourite red during the day as an added surprise.
The Self-Care Mum
These gift ideas are for the mums who know how to take time for themselves, who encourage you to indulge in pampering and to make choices that are good for your mind, body and soul. Handpicked by us, we think these gifts are perfect for the self-care queen in your life.
Palm Yoga Mat
If your mum is an active, exercise-loving woman, then our palm print yoga mat is essential for her sun salutations and vinyasa flow. In a vibrant teal shade, this cushioned mat is designed with yogis in mind and will provide the perfect base for her practice. From beginner to expert yogis, this mat is ideal and your mum will be over the moon to unwrap this.
Restful Night Gift Set
True relaxation is so important, and often mums spend so much time taking care of everyone else that they forget they deserve care too. This sweet set is the best way to ensure that Mum’s self-care sessions are luxurious and lead to the deepest of sleep. With a calming roller ball, room spray, bath salts and a mini candle, this restful night gift will allow her to make her space aromatic and relaxing in seconds. Wrap it up along with the reminder to take time to relax and she’s sure to smile.
Fikkerts Fruits of Nature Amber Bath Essence
Baths are one of the most common (and best!) forms of self-care that we can think of. This aromatic amber bath essence is a must-have addition to your mum’s bathtime ritual. With real dried flowers and aromatic herbs inside the bottle, this luxurious essence is sure to make her feel thoroughly relaxed and pampered. Treat your mum to a little slice of luxury and let her find this wrapped up this year.
House of Disaster Secret Garden Fox Hot Water Bottle
For the self-care mum who adores keeping cosy, this sweet hot water bottle is perfect for her to snuggle up with during the chillier months. Featuring a plush velvet cover, embroidered with a floral flox scene, inside a classic rubber inner is nestled ready to be filled with hot water and hugged. Your mum can toast her toes on it while she’s snuggled up in bed, or use it to ease any muscle aches while she’s relaxing. This is definitely the gift that keeps on giving.
The Fun Mum
If she’s the life and soul of the party or the entertainer of the group, then these gift ideas are perfect for your mum. From cute decor to boozy beverages, we’ve hit all the key spots for a mum who adores having fun.
Dancing Queen Neon LED Wall Light in Pink
This pink neon sign is the perfect piece of decor for a mum who loves to be bold. Shaped like a martini glass, this neon sign is mounted on an acrylic board and ready to be hung pride of place in her home. A talking point and decor piece in one, this fun light is sure to fill your mum with joy.
Hanging Pink Glitter LED Star Light
Alternatively, for a mum who just cannot resist a little glitter, this sparkling star light can be hung in any corner of her home to create a warm glow. Ideal for the mums that just love to host girl’s night, she can switch this on and create the cosy atmosphere she’s been searching for. Light up her life by gifting your much-loved mum this fun lamp she will adore.
Personalised Aperol Spritz Cocktail Kit
Does your mother love mixing drinks and making cocktails? We have a variety of cocktail kits available to make her feel like a fully-trained bartender but this personalised Aperol spritz set will have her pouring herself a drink straight away. Including all the delicious ingredients needed to make two cocktails, this set comes complete with a dried orange garnish to make her feel fancy! You’ll definitely be her favourite if you gift your mum this scrummy set.
The Eco-Conscious Mum
The mum who wants to save the planet one step at a time is a very special mum indeed. These gifts are our top choices for the mum who can’t stand waste and wants to make the most of the materials that already exist in the world.
Kind Bag William Morris Strawberry Thief Reusable Shopping Bag
We offer a range of reusable tote bags that are perfect for her trips to the supermarket, farmer’s market or to pop in her bag ‘just in case’. Our favourite is this gorgeous strawberry print shopper, made of recycled bottles. Ideal for adding to part of a larger gift or just if you’re keeping it small and thoughtful, this bag is sure to make Mum smile.
Recycled Blue Glass Bud Vase
Recycled Blue Glass Bud VaseIf your mum favours recycled materials, then this vibrantly coloured glass vase is a must-have for her. Coming in a variety of beautiful shades, these vases are made of recycled glass and have a wide base with a flared opening to showcase her flowers. We recommend pairing this with a sweet bouquet to make her feel spoiled and adored this year.
Beevive Bee Revival Kit Keyring
Does your mum champion the Save the Bees movement? This bee revival keyring is the best, thoughtful gift for her. In a choice of finishes, this sweet little keyring can be clipped to a bag or set of keys and includes everything she needs to rescue a bee. With full instructions included, your mum can bee a hero.
Hedgerow Apothecary Forager's Handbook
Is she curious about sustainable food sources and growing her own? Then this book about foraging for food will be right up her street. Including a plethora of helpful tips and tricks, this handbook will teach her how to find food, safely, in her everyday life. Make her feel seen and watch her pour over this interesting guide - you’ll be gifting her hours of entertainment and knowledge that will last a lifetime.
We hope our handpicked products give you some ideas of what to gift your mum this year. Don’t forget, you can never go wrong by making something extra special with a personalisation just for her - it’s the best way to make her feel adored. Make sure you give her something she’ll love this year, shop the rest of our gifting collection here.