Your Mother’s Day afternoon tea plans are on hold and that last minute spa getaway went out the window but there has never been a better time to celebrate and honour your mum than right now. So, in the midst of all this madness, here are some of this year’s best online gifts to show her that you love her more than you love your antibacterial gel.
A stylish and simply elegant gift, this pretty bracelet is from Carat* London’s Gentle Diamonds collection, which uses more sustainable, lab-grown diamonds. It is 18k yellow gold, and features a delicate chain with a sparkling 20 pt diamond.
A lovely surprise for mum, it’s beautifully set and catches the light from all angles. The solitaire has an adjustable slider closure and a customised fit of up to 18cm.
Carat* London Romy Bracelet 18K Yellow Gold, £335, Carat* London
These ‘Gisele’ pajamas by Eberjey are a best-seller for a reason – they’re made from stretch-modal jersey that feels incredibly soft against the skin.
They have a lovely, relaxed fit and an elasticated waist that makes them ideal for working from or lounging at home and they feel so comfortable to sleep in.
Eberyjey Gisele piped stretch-modal jersey pajama set, £130, Net A Porter
A Charming Cross
Who doesn’t have wanderlust right now? Inspired by the lagoons of Malta and their deep azure hues, this Cross Wanderlust Rollerball is decorated with swirling blues and turquoises that look like the sea washing across the shores of this archipelago.
You may not be able to go anywhere near the Mediterranean right now but this pen takes you a small step in the right direction.
Cross Wanderlust Malta Rollerball Pen £74, executivepensdirect.com
Why not gift her with something she can look at every day? These prints are from a beautiful limited edition run of Mother’s Day prints, created by a loving husband and his daughter to celebrate Mother’s Day.
Digitally printed to the highest standard, the print is A3 on a 170gsm silk art card. The designer, from Stone Creative Design (stonecreativedesign.com) can also take non-Mother’s Day commissions.
Original Mother’s Day print, run of 50, £18 inc postage to the UK, Etsy.com
OK so that spa trip got cancelled but why not get her a massage at home? From tense shoulders to tired lower back muscles. The Gtech MYO Touch is an at home massager that is fully adjustable for varied massages. Mum can use the adjustment handle and tensioning cord to tailor the pressure or move the track pegs to focus treatment on certain areas or go for a full-length massage.
Gtech MYO Touch £299.99 Gtech
These ruby beauties promise great noise cancelling and crystal clear music for when she wants to escape. They have clear, wonderful sound with adjustable sensory bass, digital active noise cancellation and up to 24 hours of battery life with rapid charge.
Skullcandy Crusher Noise Cancelling Headphones, £249.99, Skullcandy
Wireless ear buds that rival Apple Air Pods – but they are less expensive, come in cute colours and have a customisable fit.
Promising great sound quality, they are boosted with a passive noise cancellation and the silicone tips mean they fit all ear sizes.
There’s a wireless charging case, more than 20 hours of total playtime, and a touch control that makes it easy to navigate seamlessly between music and calls. Pretty colours too: they come in Midnight Black, Olive Green, Rose Gold or Fluffy Cloud.
Urbanista Paris in-ear wireless headphones, £99.99, Urbanista
She’s probably spending more time on her laptop right about now. Crafted in luxurious full-grain leather sourced from New Zealand, this beautiful case harkens back to a simpler time. Perfect.
Hand finished elements, an eco-friendly vegetable tanning process and a waxed finish make it looks rather smart and it can be used as a semi-attached cover or slip-in sleeve for your Mac. A nifty hidden interior pocket keeps documents ready to hand.
Twelve South Journal Luxury Leather Case for MacBook 13″, £129.99 , Amazon
Very Nice Vodka
Let’s face it – she could probably use a drink right about now. Why not gift her with a bottle of some great vodka. Distilled five times to ensure high quality, Cìroc Red Berry is infused with raspberry, strawberry and other natural flavours. It tastes lusciously different and you can personalise the bottle with a name or message.
Signature Vodka, Ciroc Red Berry, £33, Amazon
Better than your average Britta – the LifeStraw removes microplastics, parasites, bacteria and chemicals and heavy metals while leaving in potassium, calcium and magnesium. It does all of this in a smart and sleek glass pitcher and filtration system.
For every LifeStraw product you buy, a child in a developing country receives clean drinking water for an entire school year – a pretty perfect gift for any mum.
LifeStraw Home Water Filter Carafe, £54.99, Lakeland
At Home Hair
Mum may want to avoid hair salons right about now – but she is less than thrilled with her root situation. The good news is that one of the UK’s most respected hair stylists (and sought after by celebrities) Edward James, is extending his hair services to private homes with the launch of Edward James at Home.
Using Aveda’s 96% naturally derived hair colour, his award-winning team of stylists can carry out the full range of hair services that are available in the salon group’s luxurious locations.
Prices starting from £100 for colour services. Call 0207 223 6225 or email Edward James London Salons
Books Glorious Books
Mum may have more time than ever to read at home this year so why not gift her with a new black Kindle e-reader from Amazon.
With 4GB of storage, this version holds up to 3,000 books, and lasts 4 weeks on a single charge.
Amazon Kindle 6in 4GB eReader, £69, ao.com
The Hummingbird Bakery’s Mother’s Day cake collection is divine-looking and even better tasting. The hand-decorated cupcakes are freshly baked from scratch at each of their bakeries using fresh ingredients. The Mother’s Day selection consists of sweet sponges in vanilla, chocolate and red velvet with lightly whipped buttercream and cream cheese frostings – decorated with pretty cherry blossoms.
Delivery is available to selected London postcodes for next day delivery if you order online at Hummingbird before 4pm. Collection in-store is free and they also have a range of best-selling whole cakes and cupcake gift boxes on Deliveroo for same day delivery.
Mother’s Day Cupcake Selection Box Regular price,£19.95, Hummingbird Bakery
She can channel her inner Paul Hollywood with this slick Kenwood mixer. Stylish and functional, the Kenwood kMix looks as good as it performs – the ultimate kitchen companion.
The accompanying bowl tools, K-Beater, whisk and dough hook, will allow her to make flavoured breads, cakes and pavlovas with ease. And there’s a range of additional attachments to make fresh pasta or homemade mince.
kMix Editions Stand Mixer – Chrome £562.99, Kenwood
Sleek and modern and designed to look good in the kitchen, the DeLonghi Dedica Coffee Machine makes great coffee and is only 15 cm wide, which means it won’t take up valuable counter space – and looks good too.
The milk frothing nozzle makes it easy to prepare airy milk froth and hot milk for drinks like lattes and cappuccinos. It’s also really simple to use, with a push button control to let her choose her drink, an anti-drip system for less mess, and a cup warmer that makes it easy to make more drinks for friends and family hanging around.
De’Longhi Dedica Coffee Machine – Silver, £180, Currys
This hybrid smartwatch combines the traditional look of an analogue watch with some very smart and sassy features.
The colour touchscreen and display is only visible when she wants them and she can stay connected with notifications for incoming calls, text messages, as well as a Garmin Pay Contactless option so she can pay for purchases with her watch. It connects with a compatible smartphone’s GPS to track outdoor walks or runs and includes activity profiles for yoga, strength, and cardio.
Vívomove Style, £299.99 Garmin
Soft and beautifully designed, this long sleeve T-shirt is perfect for workouts or working from home.
If mum does like a good run, the breathable performance fabric as well as the reflective taping makes it ideal. Also looks great just for hanging out.
Women’s Zip Soft-Touch Technical Long Sleeve T-Shirt, £40 Zone3
A Little Joy
Who couldn’t use a little bit of joy right now? This new Dior fragrance smells clear and sumptuous with a softness and energy that comes through beautifully. Designed as an ode to pleasure and life, it’s supposed to smell like a ‘vibrant smile’ – with notes of citrus fruits and flowers.
Dior Joy, by Dior Eau de Parfum Spray £55.00, Esecentual.com
A lovely selection of the famous organic chocs, this taster set from Green & Black’s comes with pairing notes and recipes to complement her favourite flavours, as well as a Tasting Wheel and a‘cheat sheet’ for pairing food and drink with chocolate.
Green & Black’s ‘The Connoisseur Collection’, £17.99 Green & Black’s
Think of this as a bit of inspiration – and looking ahead. Perfect for the world traveller, this PlugBug Duo from Twelve South lets her keep USB-powered devices charged in more than 150 countries as well as two USB ports on a MacBook Power adapter so she can charge three devices at once.
This way she can keep all her devices ready to go, wherever she may (eventually) roam.
Twelve South PlugBug Duo, £49.99, Amazon
Let’s spare a thought for those that are expecting right now or will be new mums this Mother’s Day. This is a tricky time to be bringing a baby into the world and we want these special women to feel our collective love and excitement for the new life that’s just arrived or on the way. Here are a few things to bring a smile to her face this year.
Cuddle and Carry
Fresh air and park walks are encouraged – and this lovely baby carrier from Nuna works a treat. It’s suitable from birth to three years, and has four different carry positions.
For newborns, an integrated booster seat and adjustable head support offer the ultimate comfort and the mesh fabric, padded shoulder straps and waist belt make it comfy for mum too. Its magnetic buckles make it easier to use than lots of others and it’s packed with lots of helpful extras such as a removable organic infant bib, storage pocket, sun shade for babies and leg opening button to adjust to different sizes. Comes in black or light gray.
Nuna Cudl Carrier in Frost, £150, Kiddies Kingdom
Princess Catherine is one of the world’s most famous fans of aden + anais swaddles – the go-to brand for gorgeous muslins.
Breathable, versatile and super soft, it’s a do-it-all fabric (100% cotton muslin) that acts as a pram cover, burp cloth or nursing cover to name just a few. The aden + anais muslins are all pre-washed so they are super soft from the start.
Twinkle 4 Pack Classic Swaddle, £44. 95, aden + anais
A luxe organic mother & baby skincare range, this pamper gift box is perfect for a brand new mum. Beautifully presented in a stunning keepsake gift box, products included are ‘cocoon of bliss’ – stretch mark butter, ‘scent of seas’ – toning body serum and ‘fresh meadows ‘- cooling leg gel.
The Pamper Gift Box, £89, Little Butterfly London
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