27 fabulous Mother’s Day gift ideas
The countdown to Mother's Day is on. Breathe deep, we've got gorgeous gifts (including loads of local buys) for cool mamas. Or call it inspiration for yourself. Hint hint!
SAY IT WITH FLOWERS
A blooming gorgeous way to say ‘I love you’ to your mum. Sonning Flowers is a Muddy Award winning florist (and National Winner of The 2022 Wedding Industry Awards) with a fragrant selection of hand tied bouquets bursting with seasonal flowers and foliage. They will deliver across Berkshire and North Hampshire over Mother’s Day weekend (26-27 March).
Mum love entertaining? Or perhaps she’s a dab hand at tablescaping. These stunning hand embroidered napkins from Berkshire based The Summer House Collection are guaranteed to put a smile on her face. The dragonfly design has six stunning colours. And if you want all out, add a print table cloth to your order too (from £40).
I ❤️ YOU
Simple, stylish and silver. This stunning link chain bracelet with heart charm is a constant reminder that you care. Handmade by Berkshire-based Live & Love by Maxine it’s made from sterling silver and secures with a lobster claw clasp.
£35 (free p&p)
Beach to bar
Life is an adventure. Send your mum packing with this fab and flattering Bridie and Bert towelling tunic that is perfect for beach holidays, staycay paddles and a dip in the pool. It’ll take you from water to wine in seconds.
Do the most mundane tasks with a smile on your face. Maidenhead-based Hugo’s Workshop makes the most beautiful oak boards engraved with your kids names or artwork. A gift you’ll treasure forever. Each board is made to order, so too late to hand over for Mother’s Day, but definitely worth waiting for.
You are my sunshine
Bright, bold and delivering a daily dose of Vitamin D (while we wait for sun to make an appearance). This stunning bright yellow leather bag by Berkshire-based GVG Accessories, donates 10% of each sale to the Dogs Trust, and it can be personalised. A unique, thoughtful gift with a social conscience.
go for gold
They say gorgeous things come in small packages, which is certainly true of these gold-plated vermeil opal starburst earrings, from new British jewellery brand Sweet Pretty.
From the award-winning Newbury-based 137 Distillery, its first fabulously fancy vodka. Ivy Vodka has got an unmistakable sweetness with grassy-green herbaceous notes, suiting both sweet and savoury cocktail serves, and tastes divine neat on the rocks. The beautiful bottles, made from recycled glass, are perfect fodder for a water carafe or candle holder once you’ve quaffed the lot. Two gifts in one – result!
burn baby burn
When it comes to gifting, a lovely candle is always a dead cert and we’ll be heading to Berkshire-based luxury candle maker Apothenie for ours. The collection of candles all have delicious scents created using pure, natural ingredients, have a long burn time (30-40 hours), and sustainability creds using natural wax and ingredients.
No more blank walls or blank expressions on Mother’s Day. The gift of art is one that will bring all the warm and fuzzies for years to come. Check out the work of Newbury-based Ellie Kerr-Smiley – a brilliant portrait artist with a colourful, ‘unfinished’ style. She offers originals and prints on her website.
A super-cool sound system that works with any smartphone, and is crafted entirely out of wood. Available from Nood Store in Caversham, it doesn’t need electricity or special connections and the specially engineered sound tunnel and rings increase music volume by four times.
No. 1 fan
Tranquil English countryside meets tropical paradise on these stunning hand-painted watercolour silk fans, by Oxfordshire’s Alice Acreman. A beautiful accessory for spring, or statement wall hanging.
Jet setter? Available in several colours (we’re loving this minty green), this travel-sized jewellery box is a sweet alternative gift. Make it extra special with personalised initials.
With locations in Windsor, lifestyle store Four State is a one-stop shop for stylish products that put the planet first, like this Oxford Stripe hammam throw made from 300 recycled plastic bottles.
Mwah! Shower your mum with kisses without her wiping those embarrassing lipstick kisses off your face with an old tissue. This playful velvet pouch is from Muddy Award-winning gift shop The Corner Shop in Woolhampton and is an absolute beaut.
Want to really treat mum this year? Then it has to be cashmere. Find this chic Bella Freud knit with her iconic 1970 motif at the new boutique opening soon at Bicester Village – for a fraction of the retail price.
£294 (RRP £420)
oh la la!
French brand Sézane’s chic, minimal handbag designs are exquisitely made, with an emphasis on craftsmanship. Case in point, this natural raffia bucket bag that’s ideal for spring jaunts (and borrowing for yourself!).
morning wake up
Busy mama? This speedy three-step morning set from Next Beauty’s brand new WOAH range is a winner with caffeine, Vitamin C, hyaluronic acid and inviting peach packaging.
Treat her feet to a pair of super-soft cashmere socks from The White Company – we love this pretty pastel blue. Pop into Camp Hopson Newbury or shop online.
This isn’t just a facial, this is a Medik8 facial from Muddy fave Bridge Street Clinic in Hungerford. This skincare specialist offers lots of treatments, but their facials are a killer combination of relaxing while delivering results. Glowing, youthful skin in 60 minutes, is there a better gift?
Put a spring in her step and up her sartorial style creds with this chic pair of sneakers from French girl favourite Veja in sunny yellow.
A diffuser that looks as good as it smells? Meet the Wellbeing Pod by NEOM, complete with low-energy LED light and timer. Each pod also comes with two free essential oils (we like the sound of the Orange Blossom & Neroli, part of the Scent to Make You Happy range).
Treat mum to a properly pampering manicure: the sort of simply special thing you don’t get around to doing often enough. We think the super-cool space of Muddy Award winning beauty salon Colour Palette Salon in Crowthorne is the perfect spot. Totally relaxing, especially if you spring for the luxury option. (And hey, she did birth you.)
SLOW AND SIMPLE
A coffee table book makes a lovely unusual gift and is something she probably wouldn’t buy herself. This beauty takes you on an escapist tour of 35 beautiful homes around the world to inspire a slower, simpler but stylish life. Available from Caversham-based Scandi lifestyle store The Live Well.
Leave boring old flowers for your siblings (ha!) and get her this totally chic watering can instead. From Oliver Bonas, it’s both practical and a sideboard statement. Pop into the Wokingham store or shop online.
It’s a wrap
Brighten up her wardrobe for spring with this bold kimono from Newbury’s coolest indie boutique, B The Lifestyle Shop, that can be styled with jeans and a t-shirt or thrown on as chic loungewear.
Chocolates are a classic for a reason – and this box of 16 truffle hearts is a no-brainer with rich hazelnut praline and smooth salted caramel.