Mother’s Day can be stressful, so we've scoured the internet to find some of the best gift ideas this year. Fair warning some of them are not cheap i.e. out of my budget but hopefully they'll give you some ideas!
Make your own perfume experience + afternoon tea!
This is a perfume making class for two with great reviews. You get to take home your individual perfume and receive a custom code so you can order it again. The experience comes with afternoon tea for two and a glass of bubbles (you only get one glass per person). It seems to be available across the UK however, it’s not cheap at £168 per person. Available from BuyAGift.co.uk
A monthly flower subscription
I know what you’re thinking, flowers for Mother’s Day, groundbreaking. But hear me out, she’ll get flowers delivered to her door once a month so she continues to get something nice on a normal non-mothers-day-day. There are loads of companies offering this service but the cheapest we could find is £16.99 from Bunches and you can do it for just three months.
A Custom Hamper
Basically you pick whatever she loves, be it cheese, Prosecco or exotic jams and shove it all into a fancy basket. It's cheaper (depending on what you include) and a bit more special to do this yourself but it is a lot more effort. If you are going it alone, you don’t actually need a basket but Hobbycraft do some really nice gift boxes and baskets for like £3. If you’re looking for something a bit more “done for you” then checkout Hamper.com, they’ve got a good variety of Mother’s Day specific hampers and they do an option where you can put together your own.
A non-generic card that actually suits your relationship
Disclaimer, we make greeting cards BUT I do think if you’re gonna go to the effort of getting them a card it should be one that will actually make them laugh / cry / feel something! We do a mix of funny and sweet but not too sentimental cards which you can check out here. But either way, I think a card is vital and you cannot just write Happy Mother’s Day inside.
Amazon’s Alexa controlled Echo Speaker
I’m going to be honest, I’ve only just figured out what this actually is… But essentially, it’s a chic wireless speaker with super powers. Just using the command of your voice, it can play music, search the web, create shopping lists, get weather reports, the whole shabang. I also feel like it kills at dinner parties. I don’t know a lot about it but it costs around £60 and WireCutter explain it much better than I can.
6. Wicked the Musical
This is self-explanatory and they’ve just added a few more dates for April. Prices start from £22 per person but shows are currently only in London. I don’t usually like Musicals, but I’ve seen this twice and really enjoyed it both times. You can book here.
Dinner at The Fat Duck (very expensive)
This Michelin star resturant is creation of mad chef scientist Hestan Blumenthal. It looks utterly bonkers but in the best way and all the reviews / Instragram photos suggest it’s definitely a once in a life time experience, but it starts at a whopping £325 per person. If you do have that kind of money and decide to treat me as well as your Mum please feel free to drop me an email at email@example.com. You can book here.
The best running gear
If you happen to have an active Mum, Fabletics do a great range of functional and stylish sports wear. Note, that I have no idea if it is actually functional (I haven’t run since PE) but the reviews look good and I like the designs.
I know we're going a bit rogue here but it’s fun and much safer than actual sky diving. You put on a jumpsuit and googles and get into a vertical wind tunnel where you basically get to fly! It’s meant to be an outstanding adrenaline rush and is available pretty much anwyhere in the UK. Also that's a photo of an 83 year old woman doing it live on This Morning, so it's definitely do-able. Prices vary, Virgin Experience do it from around £50 per person but there’s lots of group discounts about.
Trendy Kitchen & Homeware
Admittedly this only works if your Mum is into trendy interior design ,but if she is definitely check out BlackByDesign they do super chic, Scandinavian inspired items that are stunning albeit slightly intimidating!