Mother’s Day Gift Guide 2021
By Julia Paddon
As I write the UK is heading towards another locked-down Mother’s Day. For some, it’s been months since they’ve seen their mum – and even those that have managed to see them have done so mostly behind the complications of social distancing.
So this year, it’s a time to treat your mums like they’ve never been treated before – and while that might not mean a restaurant meal or a trip away just yet, we’ve still got plenty of brilliant options for the (hopefully!) final locked-down Mother’s Day this 14th March…
Give your Mum a taste of the spa experience from the comfort of her own home with the Mother’s Day Pamper Hamper. With a box of Banks-Lyon Botanical bath salts, an Amber Blush scented candle and a selection of sweet treats and nibbles, it’s perfect to help her unwind.
£36 from hampers.com
New Sacla’ Little Treats Gift Box is delivered direct to your door and includes special Italian treats for a little taste of something sweet, including: 1 x Catarratto 2018 IGT Terre Siciliane 75cl by Cusumano, 1 x Crumbly Torroncini Nougat 100g by D. Barbero, 1 x Soft Traditional Amaretti 200g by Antica Amaretteria.
£30 from sacla.co.uk
The Mother’s Day Wine case includes two bottles of an incredible Albariño white wine, two bottles of organic Prosecco and two bottles of a beautiful organic bio-dynamic Spanish sparkling from Barcelona. The wines stocked at Northern Wine and Beer co are usually found exclusively in top restaurants around the UK.
£75 including FREE delivery from northernwineandbeer.co.uk
This ‘on demand’ video sherry tasting includes five premium sherries from González Byass, a selection of meat or vegetarian snacks and a professional video guide hosted by Martin Skelton, aka ‘Mr Sherry’. Perfect as a standalone gift or buy two and share the experience with your mother over Zoom.
£29.95 from inhousetasting.com
The Keepr’s Spirit Tasting Set comes complete with four 5CL bottles of Keepr’s’ best-selling British honey infused spirits and four Fever-Tree mixers to accompany. Also included are two gorgeous, Keepr’s balloon glasses and tasting notes to ensure you get the most from the experience. Make it an extra special gift with free personalisation via the website.
£34.99 from britishhoney.co.uk
Cotton Gin, the signature Gin from Otterbeck Distillery has won its first award: gold at The Gin Masters 2020. The premium small-batch gin is a homage to the beautiful surroundings and countryside of the Yorkshire Dales. Cotton Gin will instantly transport you to a sunny English garden and rolling green meadows.
£37.95 from otterbeckdistillery.co.uk
Cape Byron Distillery, the makers of internationally awarded Brookie’s Byron Gin, have released their latest creation Mac. By Brookie’s, a premium roasted macadamia nut liqueur. A versatile little nutter made from locally sourced roasted macadamia nuts and toasted native Australian wattleseed. It’s an absolutely stunning product and of course very different, not usual that we find a macadamia liqueur here in the UK!
£36 from majestic.co.uk
Quick Brown Fox is a premium coffee liqueur all the way from New Zealand. Handcrafted, it is low in sugar and ABV, and has no artificial flavours as they believe that artificial ingredients compromise the level and quality of flavour achieved. The coffee beans are specifically selected and specially roasted by hand to slightly darker than espresso, this helps bring the unique and complex flavour profile. It’s a decadent and stunning product, really tasty on the rocks, in an Espresso Martini or in a “Foxy Old Fashioned”.
£25 from majestic.co.uk
Brookie’s Dry Gin’s distillery, the Cape Byron Distillery, is located within the spectacular confines of the Byron Bay Region of New South Wales in Australia and is surrounded by a lush sub-tropical rainforest – a natural pantry for the ingredients of their products. Brookie’s Dry Gin was co-created with legendary master distiller Jim McEwan and co-founder Eddie Brook, and uses 25 botanicals, 17 of which are native to the Byron Bay Region.
Why get flowers when you can get this gorgeous puzzle called BLOOM from Cloudberries? This ideal Mother’s Day gift is both the perfect way to spend quality time with your mum and a perfect addition to your room décor! It’s truly a highly recommended and best buy for Mother’s Day!
£14.16 from cloudberries.co.uk
Clavis & Claustra was founded in 2015 by Yorkshire-based publisher Cat Crossley. All products are born out of a love of history, stationery, feminist heroes… and a desire to bring the spirit of those inspirational figures to life. Every Clavis & Claustra product is created with love and printed locally.
View the collection: clavisandclaustra.co.uk
The Farhi bonbonnières were inspired by a European tradition from centuries ago, where the host of a celebration offers their guests a little box (or a bonbonnière) made from porcelain, crystal or silver, containing delicacies made from sugar. Rita Farhi Bonbonnières are made from papier mâché and hand painted creating a beautiful and truly luxurious gift. Filled with aromatic Brazilian coffee beans wrapped in sumptuous dark chocolate they make a stand-out celebratory gift to eat and keep.
£25 (large) from farhi.co.uk
This Nutri Ninja smoothie maker will be the perfect addition to your mum’s kitchen. Whatever you thrown into the mixture, the effective pulse function helps to reach the ideal consistency every time. Because this model comes with 2 bottles that have a special Sip n Seal lid, you can take your drink on-the-go. The blades and bottles are heat resistant and can go in the dishwasher.
£49 from ao.com
The perfect perfume for Mother’s Day. Let’s face it – Mums deserve a treat more than ever right now. Whether home schooling, key working or just because you miss them! Dior Miss Dior EDP Perfume Spray is the perfect perfume to pop in the post (gift wrapped ready) to let Mum know she’s loved – combining fresh and sensual rose with top notes of mandarin orange on a base of patchouli, amber and vanilla. A classic gift for all mums.
30ml, £57.99 (RRP £64.00)
50ml, £79.99 (RRP £85.00)
100ml, £104.99 (RRP £112.00)
Around the Home
Orchidea from Lechuza has been specially developed to provide everything orchids need, including an innovative irrigation system and a semi-transparent, removeable plant insert which provides the roots with sufficient light. The addition substrate ‘Orchipon’ provides the plant with a balanced supply of water, air, vital nutrition and a constant pH value. Orchidea is available in white, scarlet red and slate grey.
£17.99 from lechuza.co.uk
Maemara is the new British homeware brand taking ocean and landfill-bound plastics and turning them into beautiful home design pieces. The bold, graphic designs on the launch collection of cushions are created to brighten up our homes, to provide beauty and joy – with a conscience.
£25 each from maemara.com
The Groov-e Light Curve is a wake-up light, alarm and radio in one. The light, which mimics natural daylight, will come on at the selected time, starting off gently and gradually getting brighter until it’s at the optimum level to help rouse sleepy-heads. Additionally, sunset stimulation mimics the end of daylight, helping users get to sleep.
£39.99 from argos.co.uk
The JLab GO Air offer an impressive 20+ hour’s playtime, custom EQ3 sound and clean, crisp audio in a lightweight and compact size. Focused on convenience, they come with a charging case that features an integrated charging cable, a built-in microphone for taking calls and are IP44 sweat resistance so durable for day-to-day activities.
£29.99 from johnlewis.com
The Trust Tones give an enhanced music experience, both wired and wireless. Simply plug the 3.5mm cable in or listen wirelessly via Bluetooth with a 10m wireless range. With impressive sound (40mm drivers) and playtime (up to 25 hours), the headphones provide a high-quality listening experience and also ultimate comfort.
£24.99 from amazon.co.uk
The Edifier X3 True Wireless earbuds are rated IPX5 making them water/rain and sweat resistant, ideal for a gym workout or run. They have a low power consumption giving 6 hours playback plus 18 hours using the charging case and feature Bluetooth 5.0 and noise cancelling technology for a clearer sound.
£32.99 from amazon.co.uk
Talolo Boots are stylish all-weather cowboy boots, ideal for looking elegant whatever the weather. Designed in the UK, using 100% biodegradable waterproof rubber, they feature a soft Cuban heel making them super comfortable too. These fun wellies come in two lengths in fashionable animal prints, florals, boho paisley and funky Aztec.
£59 from taloloboots.com
These luxuriously soft lambskin gloves from Glencroft, based in Clapham, Yorkshire Dales, are hand sewn from responsibly sourced lambskin. They are manufactured in Portugal in a factory the Glencroft family has worked with for decades, using outworkers sewing in their own homes. Available in a rainbow of colours, the gloves make the perfect Mother’s Day gift, wrapped in a fully recyclable Yorkshire-made gift box.
£59.95 from glencroftcountrywear.co.uk
The Twelve South BookBook for Kindle Paperwhite is a vintage inspired, one-of-a-kind case designed to protect Amazon’s latest e-reader. Enhancing the joy of reading, BookBook transforms the Kindle Paperwhite into what looks and feels like an elegant, leather-bound hardcover book. The case even features an integrated folding kickstand that props up the Kindle Paperwhite for hands-free reading.
£49.99 from amazon.co.uk
For all those mothers about to meet their babies for the first time, the Natural Birthing Company Mamas Moments Birthing Essentials Kit is a ‘go-to gift. All NBC products have been developed by midwives and aromatherapists to safely support women through the journey from bump to baby. The Mama’s Moments Birthing Essentials Kit contains: Cool it Mama Body Spritz, Relax & Breathe Cooling Calming Massage Oil, Bottoms Up – Soothing Bottom Spray and Sleepy Mama Relaxing Pillow Mist.
£19.99 from feelunique.com
The classic, slant tweezers belong to the special collection of “Heart Tweezers”. Rubis made their name crafting precision tweezers exclusively for the Swiss watch industry, where they are used to make watches by Patek Philippe, Cartier and Rolex where only the most precise tweezers of highest quality can be used. These Swiss-made tweezers are hand crafted and checked both by eye and machine so you are guaranteed that they will be perfectly aligned, stable, resilient and ergonomically shaped for effectiveness.
£27.47 from amazon.co.uk
Saskia’s Flower Essences Easy Sleep spray is held in soothing pure Lavender hydrosol distilled by us from lavender grown by Cricket Lavender in Hampshire with flower essences added to help you stop worrying, relax, let go and drift away. Spray it around yourself and on your pillow before settling down to sleep.
£10 for 50 ml bottle from saskiasfloweressences.com
A great gift for the mum who loves tech and can’t bear cable clutter! The STM Goods ChargeTree will charge a phone, AirPods / AirPods Pro and Apple Watch, all whilst sticking to a small footprint with a stylish design.
£69.95 from amazon.co.uk