Treat your mum to something truly special this year, with our selection of truly thoughtful gifts
With Mother’s Day just around the corner on 27 March, now’s the time to start thinking about how you want to treat your mum this year.
Gift-giving is all about showing someone you care, and our pick of some of the best thoughtful, unique gifts out there will help you do just that.
Upcycled tote bags, Pri Pri
Each made using repurposed saris, and crafted by a charity in India that supports underprivileged women by offering them training in tailoring, the upcycled tote bags from Pri Pri make the perfect gift that does good while looking good.
From £9, pripri.co.uk
Spring wreath kit, I Do Handmade
Created by a mother-daughter team, the Spring wreath kits from I do Handmade come with everything that you need to create your own dried flower wreath to invite a bit of Spring into your home. Suitable for crafters of all abilities, follow a step-by-step online tutorial that helps you make the most of beautiful, kiln-dried flowers from Kent.
Scented candle, Holistic London
While the fragrance industry is a luxury, the supply chain is often far from fair. To date, Holistic London have supported more than 1,000 farmers and their families across Haiti, Indonesia, Morocco, Egypt, Reunion and Mauritius Islands – contributing to health and education programmes to support their livelihood. And, of course, they have created a beautiful product to help you enjoy the aromatherapy benefits of candles.
Used book subscription, Wob
For bookworms who are always on the hunt for their next read, you can’t go wrong with a used book subscription from Wob (previously known as World of Books). Choose a subscription to suit the interests and passions of your loved one, and broaden their horizons with new and exciting genres.
From £9.99, bookclb.co.uk
Personalised jewellery, Sophia Alexander Jewellery
Hand making beads and necklaces featuring babies’ and children’s real hand, foot, and fingerprints, Lucille Whiting creates stunning jewellery to be treasured for a lifetime. Working with responsibly sourced materials, and with an eco-policy that sees her planting trees with each purchase, this is jewellery to wear with pride.
From £180, sophia-alexander.com
Print subscription, Happiful
For the gift that’s packed with inspiration, support, tips and tricks, and unique, uplifting stories, a Happiful subscription has it all. Choose a subscription length from three to 12 issues, and your loved one can enjoy a beautiful new issue each month, delivered straight to their door, packed in recyclable materials. Each and every purchase of a print subscription goes towards helping us provide our digital editions for free, so that everyone who needs it has access to mental health and wellbeing information.
From £17.97, shop.happiful.com
Luxury cheesecake, English Cheesecake Company
For the mum with the sweet tooth, an indulgent cheesecake delivered straight to her door by the English Cheesecake Company is bound to go down a treat. Each cheesecake can be customised with a personalised chocolate disc, and you also have the option to add a gift card and gift wrap. With many mouth-watering flavours to choose from, with gluten-free and vegan options also available, there’s something for all pallets.
From £37.50, englishcheesecake.com