There’s no one on earth like your mother, so it’s important to spoil her whenever you get the chance! We’ve put together a few ideas for gifts for mum to make it easier for you, whether you’re looking for something for her birthday, Christmas, or another occasion.
Inspired by modern women, we’ve chosen a wide range of items and experiences to cater for the person who’s stylish, sporty, a foodie, or a culture vulture.
Get ready to be inspired.
Tate Britain Tour And Lunch
Treat your art-loving mum to a private tour of the celebrated Tate Britain where she can marvel at an art collection that spans the centuries between the 1500s and today. After seeing works by the Pre-Raphaelites, Impressionists, and artists such as John Singer Sargent, she can have lunch at the St James’ Hotel & Club’s boutique restaurant.
Versace Trinket Box
If your mum’s a lover of labels and could do with a trinket box to store small valuables in, we’ve got just the thing for her. She’ll love a gift of Versace’s Medusa Gypsy porcelain trinket box. The lid is shaped like the brand’s iconic Medusa head logo.
Wilderness Group Dining Experience
The mother who’s a nature-loving foodie will be bowled over by a gift of a wilderness dining experience. Head to what was Bridget Dame D’Oyly Carte’s summer residence with Nomadic Hotel for an unforgettable meal. You and your mum will be treated to a feast of foraged food paired with wines or mocktails. What’s more, she’ll get to tour the woodland where the ingredients were sourced.
The Swan Slippers
A mother’s feet take a pounding over the years, so spoil her with a pair of slippers that bring together style and comfort in perfect balance.
We love the Swan design in gold, but you can’t go wrong with any of the others. The soft quilted satin, dual layer of high-density memory foam, shock absorption, and support for her arch and heel will have your mum feeling as though she’s walking on cloud nine. Meghan Markle’s been spotted in pair of Birdies, so you know the shoes are good.
Lunch At A Michelin-Starred Restaurant
Don’t hold back if you want to take your mum out to lunch. We recommend that you choose a Michelin-starred restaurant for something truly special. One of our favourites is Pied À Terre in London’s West End. Dining at the award-winning restaurant with an excellent reputation must be experienced to be believed. Let your gift for mum be a gastronomic delight that takes the form of the restaurant’s lunch tasting menu. She’s sure to savour every morsel of the starts, mains, cheese, and dessert courses.
A Bottle Of Craft Gin
Big brand gin can be a thing of beauty but taking a step away from the familiar labels can be a refreshing experience. If your mum enjoys a G&T, give her a bottle of creative craft gin. The Isle of Wight Distillery’s Mermaid’s Gin is one to consider. It’s crafted using 10 ethically-sourced botanicals such as juniper, lemon, grains of paradise, rock samphire, coriander, and elderflower. The result is complex, smooth, and refreshing, with the slightest suggestion of the ocean. The bottle’s gorgeous, too.
Gorgeous Diamond Jewellery
Diamonds have fascinated people for centuries, and all over the world, the stone is a symbol of luxury, status, love, devotion, and resilience. When they’re gifted, it’s only to those whom we hold in the highest regard, which is what makes diamonds a perfect gift for mum.
If you’re serious about spoiling her, enhance her natural beauty with a glittering pendant. We love the Dewdrop necklace in white gold set with a combination of micropavé and bezel-set round brilliant diamonds from De Beers.
High-End Scented Candle
A high-end scented candle makes a fine gift for mum if she loves a home that is filled with fragrance. The best of them burn for hours, but they need to be kept lit for only a few minutes because best-quality perfume is used in their manufacture.
Cire Trudon’s Mademoiselle De La Vallière candle is one of our favourites. The candle was inspired by Louise de la Vallière, the mistress of Louis XIV, and it is scented with bergamot, orange blossom, jasmine, ylang ylang, rockrose, musk, and benzoin.
Ancient, arty, and altogether awesome, there’s no city quite like Edinburgh, so spoil your mum with a few days’ break in the Scottish capital.
There is plenty to see and do, from exploring the Royal Botanic Garden, to strolling down the Royal Mile, and from eating at fine restaurants, to shopping for souvenirs. While there, treat your mum to a mother and daughter spa day at the Waldorf Astoria’s Guerlain Spa. You’ll both be pampered with massages, facials, and other treatments, and when that’s all done, you can further unwind with a glass of bubbly.
Personalised Luxe Bed Linen
Your mum deserves comfort around the clock. Let your gift allow her to sleep in greater comfort. She’ll be delighted with a set of personalised luxe bed linen. The Monogrammed Linen Shop has a wonderful collection from which to choose, and one of our favourites is the 500 thread count cotton sateen set from Yves Delorme Couture.
Luxury Bridge Set
If your mum enjoys playing Bridge, she’ll love a gift that adds a bit of luxury to her games. Surprise her with a beautiful Bridge set from Jaques London. The mahogany presentation case contains 2 packs of playing cards, a scoring block and pencils.
Charles Dickens Museum And Lunch
Is your mum a reader? Treat her to a morning of exploring Charles Dickens’ London home. Now a museum dedicated to the memory of the celebrated novelist, it contains more than 100,000 pieces of Dickensian memorabilia.
After gaining new insights into the life of one of the greatest storytellers the world has ever known, your mum can enjoy lunch at Club Gascon, one of the city’s most popular Michelin-starred restaurants. It’ll be a day to remember.
Dolce & Gabbana Citrus Juicer
If your mum likes to start her day the healthy way with a glass of orange or mixed citrus juice, she’ll love Dolce & Gabbana’s Sicily Is My Love 1950s-style citrus juicer designed for SMEG. It’s not a juicer to be kept in the cupboard when not in use. Instead, its bold, beautiful design demands a place on the countertop.
Made with SMEG quality, the juicer’s not only nice to look at. It’s easy to operate and it works like a charm. Your mum will be delighted with her snazzy gift.
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2
Is your mum sporty and a lover of tech? The Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 smartwatch could be just the thing for her (alternatively, wait until early 2021, when the Galaxy Watch 3 will be released). The watch connects to a variety of useful apps, keeps track of up to 39 different activities, has a sleek design, and is available in a range of colours.
Her Own Bespoke Perfume
Feel like gifting a bottle of the best perfume to your mum? There are two ways you can approach it. One is to give her one of the amazing fragrances by a reputable brand such as Chanel, Guerlain, Serge Lutens, or Penhaligon’s.
The other way is to give your mum the chance to create her own bespoke perfume with none other than the royal perfumers, Floris. She’ll enjoy a few consultations and a glass of bubbly with an expert perfumer, and together they will produce something totally unique. Your mum will love having her very own signature scent.
The Menu Knitting Chair
Whether your mum knits or not, she’s sure to love a gift of the Menu Knitting Chair designed by Ib Kofod-Larsen. A classic of Scandinavian design, the chair was designed in 1951. Its proportions, cut-out elbow rests, and playful design make it not only stylish but unbelievably comfortable. Crafted from dark stained oak and Dakar 311 leather, the Knitting Chair makes a gorgeous gift for a gorgeous woman.
A Cartier Watch With Diamonds
Looking for a gift for mum from a luxury brand? Express your love for the woman who nurtured you by spoiling her with a watch from Cartier, a brand that is synonymous with opulence. We adore the vintage style of the Baignoire watch in white gold. The face is surrounded by a frame of diamonds, so your mum is sure to remember you with love every time she sees the sparkles on her wrist.
Design Her Own Handbag
If you are looking for a unique gift for mum, don’t settle for something store-bought. Let her design her own handbag with Deni-Deni’s Denise Pearson. The supplier of leather goods to the royal household’s design team will make your mum’s creative ideas a reality by crafting a bespoke leather handbag.
A Spanish Wine Getaway
Does your mum enjoy wining and dining? Give her a chance to indulge in a few of her favourite things. Head to La Rioja for a Spanish getaway that includes luxurious accommodation in an architectural masterpiece, a tour of the region, a visit to a winery, wine tasting, and Michelin-starred dining. It’s a gift for mum that will give her the chance to make amazing memories.
Pick any gift off this list and your mum is sure to love what you’ve chosen, and she’ll feel extra special too!