Mother’s Day is once again just around the corner. So, before you forget and leave your gifts to the last minute, here’s a gift-guide with some ideas to inspire you!

1) Make Her a Homecooked Meal

You know the saying it’s the thought that counts? Well, making your mum a home-cooked meal will take thoughtful to a whole new level. We know you’re probably broke, so why not order some foods from Aldi and make her favourite meal? Sometimes actions really do speak louder than words.

2) Buy a Fancy Copy of Her Favourite Book

If your mum’s the bookaholic type, you can’t go wrong with a book from one of Waterstone’s gorgeous clothbound collections. Or if your mum’s not really into classic literature, take a look at their collection of curated books especially for Mother’s Day.

3) Audible Subscription: For the Mum that Doesn’t Have Time to Read

Understandably, even for the biggest bookworms, it can sometimes be hard to sit down and find the time to read a book. So, if that’s your mum, an Audible subscription is a great alternative. So, with gift subscriptions starting as cheap as £7.99 for a month’s worth of listening and one permanent audiobook, this is a great choice.

4) The Body Shop: Pamper Her with a Gift Set

Treat your mum to one of The Body Shop’s divine gift sets and help her relax this Mother’s Day. Sets start for as little as £5, or if you’d rather hand-pick your mum’s favourite items then you can buy one of their gift bags to make your own arrangement of items. Wellness gifts are the perfect way to say thank you to your mum this Mother’s Day.

5) A Weekend Get-Away

If you’re feeling really generous this Mother’s Day, you could surprise her with a short weekend away. Hotels today can be considerably cheap, for example, Travelodge offers Spring rooms for £32 and less! It might be a bit more than the other gifts but it’s one your mum will for sure appreciate, because who doesn’t need a reality-break from time to time?

6) Card & Box of Chocolates

A classic for a reason, you can’t go wrong with a box of chocolates and card. Alternatively, if you’re looking to really splash out this year, you can go big with one of Thornton’s chocolate hampers. With some of these Thornton’s hampers, you’re sure to get a good couple weeks of chocolate indulgence out of them (…or maybe just a couple of hours). And regardless of whether you want a thoughtful card or one with a funny punchline, Paperchase has you covered.


While this list is by no means exhaustive, hopefully it provides enough inspiration to help you sort out your gifts for Mother’s Day a tad earlier this year.