Mother's Day gift ideas 2017: Best budget, personalised, luxury and unusual gifts that will make your mum happy

Mother’s Day – the one day of the year dedicated to showing your mum just how much you appreciate her – is coming up.

This year Mothering Sunday falls on March 26, and as the countdown begins, many of us will be scrambling to find ‘the perfect’ gift for the most important woman in our life.

We’ve rounded up the best budget, luxury, personalised and unusual gifts, so you definitely won’t be stuck for inspiration on your hunt for a present.

If you’re contemplating getting your mum some flowers or want to treat her to some company with you, we’ve also rounded up the best Mother’s Day flower deals and Mother’s Day afternoon tea and lunch offers – so you can put a smile on mum’s face and save some cash.


Best budget gifts

1. Cinema Light Box, £7.99, B&M

Light up her day with this fun home accessory

Add a modern and fun touch to your mum’s interiors with this on-trend and practical cinema light box – and you can customise and change the text on the display too.

2. Mini beauty treatment, £15, Buyagift

Woman having nails done in salon
A little pampering will never go amiss on Mother’s Day
(Photo: Getty)

She’s helped to raise you into a respectable adult (hopefully), so the least you can do is treat her to a voucher for a mini beauty treatment at a Beauty Group Salon from Buyagift.

There are over 200 locations across the UK where it can be redeemed, and treatment choices include manicures, pedicures, tanning sessions and more.

3. Eau de Lacoste gift set, £19.99, Perfume Shop

Go for the heavenly scent of Lacoste’s Elle Sparkling perfume if your mum loves florals

Save £10 off this Eau de Lacoste Pour Elle Sparkling gift set, which comes with a 30ml fragrance and 50ml shower gel.

The light floral Patchouli and woody notes makes this a great fresh smelling feminine scent that your mum will surely love wearing.

4. Trilogy Limited Edition Mother’s Day Gift Set, £20, Debenhams

The eco-beauty brand is great for anyone crazy about good quality skincare
(Photo: Trilogy)

Help your mum stay eternally youthful with this Trilogy beauty set from the New Zealand brand favoured by Kate Middleton.

The limited edition collection includes two full sized products – a rose hand cream and hydrating mist toner – to keep her skin fresh and youthful looking.

5. Pick-Me-Up gift set, £12, Hotel Chocolat

If she loves chocolate as much as we do – this is the gift you need to get her
(Photo: Hotel Chocolat)

If mum is a chocaholic this pick-me-up goody bag from Hotel Chocolat will go down a treat.

Filled with a Rocky Road Slab, Brownie Selector, Salted Caramel Puddles and a Duo of Eton Mess and Pecan Praline, it all tastes so good you’ll be asking (begging) her to share.

Best personalised gifts

1. Personalised wine glass, £9.99,

Now she’ll always think of you when enjoying her favourite tipple

If the only thing your mum seems to like more than you is wine, appeal to her interests with a personalised wine glass.

The glass is clearly labelled as hers, and then you can add your own little message underneath to make it really special.

2. Scrabble Letter buckets, £5.95 – £9.95, John Lewis

Get her prepped for gardening season with these

Get mums who love to garden a little accessory for their lawn, with these cute Scrabble-style buckets which spell out ‘mum’.

There’s three different sizes to choose from (small is £5.95, medium is £7.95, large is £9.95) and they’re all watertight and ready to be potted.

3. Photo Collage canvas, from £20, Photobox

Amp up the photoframe game this year with a canvas collage

It a universal truth that there’s nothing mums love receiving more than photos. Go the extra mile this year and swap the photoframe for a modern photo canvas.

You can pick the size and style that suits her best and Photobox will guide you through the speedy process. There’s also free delivery if you spend over £15 with the code FREEDEL15

4. Personalised Emma Bridgewater mug, £19.95, Photobox

Emma Bridgewater is the queen of cute kitchenware

If you’re after some pretty kitchen accessories or crockery for her, you can’t really go wrong with good old Emma Bridgewater – And now she can get her name on it!

Choose your mug design here which gives you up to 10 personalised letters for free (then it’s £1 per character) – our favourite styles are the heart and the wallflower ones.

5. Personalied Reasons Why You’re Wonderful Notes, £19.95,

Give her 10 compliments on the special day

Let your mum know how much she really means to you with this luxury gift set of loving notes.

The company will package up your nice words into cute, arty cork and glass vials.

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Best luxury gifts

1. Pandora Mother and Daughter hearts charm, £50, The Jewel Hut

These Pandora charms have a special significance

These adorable pair of charms fit together to make a whole heart that represents your bond. And you get to keep one half for yourself.

Get your Pandora gift from The Jewel Hut rather than the official Pandora site and you’ll get free delivery included in your order.

2. Lanson Champagne, perfume and chocolates gift set, £64.99 (was £109), Very

A sure-fire winner for mums everywhere

All packaged up in a stylish wooden box, this gift set selection of luxuries will no doubt have your mum feeling completely spoiled.

There’s £44 off the usual price, with the set including champagne, Burberry Brit Rhythm perfume and a little box of Lily O’Brien’s Petit Indulgence chocolates.

3. Smeg Retro Stand mixer, £349.99, Currys

This will surely take centre stage of the kitchen work top for years to come

Your mum will be smiling for days after opening this powerful almond cream mixer from iconic kitchen brand Smeg.

With 10 speed levels and three accessories included, this is the dream set up for any avid bakers or cooking queens.

4. Faux Fur Throw, £90, John Lewis

Its neutral colour means it will look good in most rooms of the house

For mums that spend an almost concerning amount of time looking after their house, add this luxurious and super soft faux fur brown throw into the mix.

The reviews on it are exceptional, with almost every customer singing its praises.

5. Fit for your Queen hamper, £150, Fortnum & Mason

You also get one of Fortnum’s finest gilded Camellia Mug and tea strainers in this
(Photo: Fortnum & Mason)

The statement wicker hamper filled with all her favourite treats, this will certainly win you best sibling award.

Including an array of teas to drink alongside delights like pistachio and clotted cream biscuits, Lemon Curd, Strawberry & Champagne Preserve and of course, a bottle of F&M champagne.

Best unique gifts

1. Homemade bacon curing kit, £22,

This kit brings a whole new meaning to bringing home the bacon
(Photo: ROSS & ROSS/

If mum’s a dab hand in the kitchen she may want to test her skills with this ‘Make your own bacon kit‘, £22.

The award winning kit has everything you need to make your own original, sweet and smoky cured bacon at home – all you need is some pork.

2. How it Works: The Mum, £5.59, Hive

Ladybird Books For Grown-Ups are a fun and quirky gift for Mothering Sunday

If you’re mum loves reading, has a sense of humour and enjoys the classic Ladybird book series this little gift is a winner.

As part of the Ladybird books for grown ups series, the ‘How it Works: The Mum’ imparts nuggets of wisdom about motherhood that will definitely give your mum a few laughs.

3. Prime subscription, £79 (for a year), Amazon

Amazon Prime Music of their new music streaming app which is part of its Prime service
Amazon Prime offers tons of great perks including unlimited music and video streaming
(Photo: PA)

For the woman who has everything, Amazon Prime membership may be the final frontier.

The premium membership for the online retail giant includes plenty of great perks – from Unlimited one-day UK delivery to access to Amazon Music, Video and over 500,000 titles per month for free on any Kindle device or app.

For a full rundown on what’s included visit, and if you’re curious about how to road-test the service for yourself as part of a 30-day free trial read our explainer here.

4. 12 mile helicopter flight for one, £59, Buyagift

Strictly for the adventurous mums out there

Your mum will have the ride of her life with this 12-mile helicopter ride package.

Available from several locations across the UK, the flight will take a tour of key local landmarks from 1500ft and she’ll get a picture to keep as a memento of the experience.

5. Aluminium metal wall art “David Bowie”, £10, Amazon Handmade

Does she love Bowie? Is she a fan of art? Combine the two and you get this masterpiece
(Photo: Amazon)

If you’re looking for something unique Amazon’s new Handmade section is a great place to start.

Filled with artisan style bits made by independent sellers and craftsmen, you can find brilliant and affordable pieces like this original David Bowie wall art – a great piece for art and music lovers alike.

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