Mother's Day is fast approaching, but worry not - if you're still thinking about what to get (or what hints to give to your own children), we have plenty of inspiration from the woman&home team.
Some could argue that Mother’s Day shoud be every day – after all, the most special ladies in our lives deserve the best 365 days (or 366 in 2020) a year.
But come that Sunday every March, all the mother figures in our lives – mum, nan, grandma or someone else – deserve to feel extra spoilt. Be it with a special family gathering along with a couple of glasses of fizz, beautiful flowers, a meaningful present or a big splurge, it’s all about showing you care.
When is Mother’s Day 2020?
Mothering Sunday falls on Sunday 22 March this year – the date changes every year as it takes place three weeks before Easter on the fourth Sunday of Lent.
Mother’s Day gifts ideas from the woman&home team
Some prefer quality time spent doing something different, others a personalised gift, or something useful like a snazzy reusable water bottle – so what should you get?
We’ve asked the woman&home team to share what they’re getting for the special ladies in their lives, so keep scrolling for plenty of inspiration…
While we were out shopping recently my Mum spotted a Chilly’s bottle she fell in love with. I said I'd buy it for her for Mother’s Day so she could it take to South Africa, where she’s going with my Dad for a holiday at the end of March.
She is very eco-conscious and hates plastic bottles, so this was the perfect gift for her and will keep her water cold while she’s in a hot country. It even came in a matching cardboard tube that will probably end up as a pen pot!
Bottle Tropical Toucan 500 Ml, £25, Chilly's
Jewellery is always well received by the women in my family, and this pair of earrings will be no exception.
They'll appeal to my mum's love of glitz, gold and pink, and they come with The Duchess of Sussex's seal of approval, being from Missoma, one of her favourite high street brands. They cost less than £70 but actually look really expensive in real life.
I'm tempted to also buy a pair for myself and pretend my two-year-old has cracked online shopping....
Rhodochrosite Gold Mini Shield Hinged Hoops, £69, Missoma
I'll be picking my mum up these gorgeously luxe suede White Company slippers for Mother's Day. They're slightly more expensive than you might normally spend, but the quality is so worth it.
The slippers are ridiculously comfortable and perfect for a day spent pottering around the house. Plus, my mum loves a good pair of slippers, so I've no doubt these cosy ones will go down a treat! They look really stylish too, so there will no concerns about looking scruffy on a chilled out Sunday afternoon.
Suede Mule Slippers, £45.00, The White Company
My mum is an excellent baker so I’m going to buy her this cake stand by the artist Lucy Tiffney x Debenhams.
The colourful illustrations bring joy into your kitchen and the gold trim makes it all feel so expensive. I actually want to buy everything from this collection!
Lucy Tiffney Multicoloured Cake Stand, £28, Debenhams
I’ll be buying my mum a subscription to some lovely letterbox flowers that will arrive every month to remind her of me. I am called Rose after all.
Flower subscription, From £20, Bloom&Wild
My mum is obsessed with the perfect fragrance and is constantly on the lookout for her next scent (so much so it makes it hard for me to pick a new perfume - they all remind me of her!).
So to help branch out even more, I'm going to splurge on this gorgeous one from Ella K. Every perfume in the collection is inspired by a different place, and this dreamy pink bottle will take mother straight to a Japanese garden in Kyoto.
To make up for the fact I won't be able to see her (like many other daughters and sons in the UK), I will also be getting her a gift voucher so she can treat herself to a lovely Diamond Cocoon Natura Bisse Facial at Nobu Hotel in Shoreditch when things calm down. I might tag along too...
Memoire de Daisen-in Eau de Parfum 70ml, £175, Harvey Nichols
Diamond Cocoon Natura Bisse Facial, £160, Nobu Hotel Shoreditch. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
I’ve learned a lot about what makes a good Mother’s Day gift in my years as a Beauty Editor, which can be summarised as souped-up essentials. I’m talking hand washes, body lotions, maybe a scrub – handy products that my mum uses day to day but from interesting brands than she might not buy for herself.
This gorgeous set from Rituals ticks all the boxes, with a Body Scrub, Body Cream, Foaming Shower Gel, and Hand Wash, all beautifully formulated with sweet almond and rose oils and a grown-up aroma. Everything is lovely to look at and a real treat to play with but most crucially of all, supremely useful. This way I know it'll go straight into the bathroom, be opened right away and bring her a nice touch of luxury every day.
The Ritual of Ayurveda Rebalancing Ritual Gift Set, £29.90, John Lewis
We’re a family of jet-setters, so for a mum with a bit of a Netflix addiction my sister and I thought Bose headphones would be perfect. Mum’s not the most techie person so we went for the simple On-Ear Wireless Headphones - the 15 hour battery will last a long flight and they even fold up into a small case so she can easily pop them in her handbag.
Along with the Glossybox Mother’s Day set, which includes over £100 worth of luxury beauty minis (including Living Proof, Aveda and a complexion-rejuvenating sheet mask - ideal for keeping skin quenched in the dry aeroplane atmosphere), she’ll be set for her next long-haul!
Mother’s Day Limited Edition, £30 (£25 for subscribers), Glossybox
A practical gift (who doesn’t need another mug eh!?), and with a pic of mum and I on it, she can forever be reminded of her favourite human. Joking. But it is cute and nice keepsake.
Personalised Photo Mug, £14.95, Not on the high street
For Mother’s Day, as well as treating my mum for lunch and a glass or two of something bubbly, I will be buying her some picture frames. I’m forever taking pics on my phone but hardly ever print them so I have no excuse now!
Love Truly, an online store where you can find great gift ideas. From leather bags to cashmere; candles to bath oils; menswear to babywear, it’s so practical getting all you need from just one place. Besides that, they are also a sustainable brand, using organic fabrics and recycled water in their products. It’s now my one stop destination for treats for loved ones… and myself!
Set of 2 picture frames, £54, Love Truly
I’ve been buying my Mum an annual stash of Sanctuary goodies for as long as I can remember, and this Mother’s Day will be no exception.
Their Top to Toe Treats Set, £20, is brilliant value, made up of five full-size treats. The Moisture Burst Face Wash is a firm fixture in Mum’s bathroom and I’ll be encouraging her to try their Wet Skin Moisture Miracle. Used in the shower, it leaves skin super soft without the faff of waiting for your moisturiser to dry.
Top to Toe Treats Set, £20, Boots
My Mum requests the same thing every time. A bottle of Coco Chanel Eau de Parfum - she’s a classy lady. She doesn’t very often get it, but this year she also has a big birthday close to Mother's Day so she deserves a treat.
Coco Chanel Eau de Parfum, £56.50 - £112.50, John Lewis
My mum lives abroad so I rarely get to see her. Her beloved cocker spaniel Holly, is her favourite ‘daughter' now so I’m buying her a funny 1960’s book about a dog called Singer and The Paint.
Singer and the Paint, £7.78, Amazon