Thoughtful Mother’s Day Gift Ideas to Celebrate the Special Woman in Your Life

Mother’s day is just around the corner, and you still haven’t got the faintest clue on what to get the wonder woman in your life. And you’re probably not the only one. After all, shopping for our mums is always difficult as they know it all, can do it all and have it all. Or at least, they make it seem so.

But in reality, they are just regular people who also like to be reminded that they are loved and appreciated. And usually, they don’t have huge expectations – but that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t take the time and effort to create a thoughtful surprise. So, this year show her what a valuable part of your life she is by surprising her with a well-prepared gift (like how she surprises with batman toys for kids). Free from cliches like gift cards and scarfs, our gift guide is sure to leave every mum smiling.

A Hamper Full of Sweet Surprises

If your mum prefers the simple things in life instead of grandiose gestures, a hamper will surely be well-received. A hamper full of chocolaty, savoury and alcoholic goods is always a good idea and it will definitely exceed the shelf-life of a bouquet of roses.

When it comes to arranging a hamper, there are many ways you can go about it – just make sure you put your mum’s taste and wishes front and centre. For instance, if she has a sweet tooth, you can completely centre your hamper around decadent chocs like Ferrero Rocher, Lindt or Chocolatier.

If she’s a fun-loving woman who likes to celebrate with a drink or two, get her a hamper featuring an exquisite bottle of champagne like Moet and Chandon or Prosecco Piccolo. You can also provide some tasty snacks that’ll go perfectly with it like Lindor balls, cheese and crackers.

But whatever you do, remember that the best gift is the one that’s intimate. Especially when mum’s concerned. So, don’t be ashamed to put your love into words and attach a personalised card to the hamper. Even long after the champagne bottle is emptied and the chocolates are all gone, she’ll keep the card as a keepsake and cherished memory.

Even though they’re often considered a safe gift, as you can see, hampers can be tailored to be far from boring. And if you want to make them extra special and professionally arranged, you can get the help of mothers day gift hampers UK. This way, you’ll make sure that the presentation is just as impressive as what hides inside.

A Custom Family Portrait

If there’s something every mum loves – it’s a photo of her family. So, don’t be mad at her when she posts pics of you that you consider to be unflattering on her Facebook page, for her, it’s like she’s posted a pic of the most beautiful movie star. That said, it’s a good idea to give her something she can hang on her mantle and not just on her Facebook feed.

But instead of simply printing a photo, make it extra special and order a custom portrait of the whole family. Just make sure you do thorough research and find a professional artist who will capture the essence of each family member perfectly and not make you look like strange X-Files versions of yourselves.

A Personalised Necklace

If you want to make the gift extra meaningful, you can get her a personalised necklace. There are several ways you can go about this gift. For instance, you can pick out a beautiful silver or gold necklace and have it engraved with her name or both of your initials. Or you can get her a necklace featuring her birthstone or her star sign – this will be a really special surprise if she happens to be into astrology.

An Essential Oil Diffuser

Having to juggle a career, keeping the household functioning properly and the family together, your mum is definitely in need of some pampering. And what can help more with that if not an essential oil diffuser? Thanks to an essential diffuser, she won’t have to put aside the time to go visit a local spa as she can create one for herself in the comfort of her home. Practicing aromatherapy daily can be a great way to curb stress and even deal with some health issues like sinus problems, colds and migraines.

And speaking of aromatherapy, this can be another great hamper idea. You can give her an entire pamper hamper that consists of the best essential oil blend for relaxation, a smart diffuser to use them with, some scented candles and a comfy bathrobe. And if you haven’t got the time to great one yourself, there are many stores that offer Mothers day gift hampers UK delivery featuring aromatherapy essentials.

A DIY Gift

Remember how she always loved and may even still keep those arts and crafts projects you made her in kindergarten or primary school? Wouldn’t you want to see that same expression on her face? Well, why not make this Mother’s Day extra special with a DIY surprise?

This might be the perfect incentive to finally put to use the beginner knitting supplies you bought years ago or to get your painting tools out of the closet. And if you’re really good at drawing or painting, you can even make that family portrait yourself.

A Donation in Her Name

Of course, some mothers don’t like receiving gifts, and that’s okay. If she really hates gestures of material value and always makes a point that she doesn’t want any Mother’s Day gift, then it’s best to respect her wish. But that doesn’t mean that you can’t celebrate her in another way.

If you still want to do something special for her on the day mothers throughout the UK are being praised, then make a donation in her name. Think about it, is your mother passionate about a particular cause? Have you seen her frustrated lately about a particular issue without knowing what to do to help? Do some research whether there’s a charity or organisation that’s dealing with tackling these issues and donate in her name.

Even if you can’t find anything specific, there are hundreds of charities and people out there needing help. And by making a donation, you will make more people smile than just your mother. And I’m sure this will make her even more happy and proud to have raised you. 

Krysta Jakson

Krysta is an experienced blogger, writing blogs on lifestyle, fashion, beauty and travel. She wonderfully describes the latest trends on these topics, making the articles interesting for all the readers.