Not all mums are the same, but most mums are tricky to buy for. Which means be it Mother’s Day, Christmas, or her birthday, you may find yourself staring down an Interflora order form, wondering if a bouquet of 30 roses says ‘Thanks for raising me’. Don’t fret, we’re here to help. We put our heads together to source the best kinds of gift for any mum, from glam mums to outdoorsy mums via book-club mums and ‘I don’t want anything’ mums. Here are 38 options, for every type of mum, that you can buy on Amazon.
For the new mum
For the brand-new mum
A “holy grail” eye mask.
For the mum who batch uploads holiday pictures to the family WhatsApp
This mini photo printer is a Strategist favourite.
For the mum who’ll have a glass of Prosecco, but just the one
For the mum who prefers Champagne to Prosecco
For the mum who’s just gotten into podcasts
Audio experts voted these the best budget wireless headphones — so if your mum loses one, it’s not a big deal.
For the mum who’s sick of getting Eight Hour Cream in her stocking
For the mum who’s low maintenance but her skin isn’t
A cleansing must-have for mature skin.
You could also throw in this Rio-approved body wash as a stocking stuffer.
For the mum who’s obsessed with the dog
Available in sizes from Yorkie to golden retriever.
For the mum who’s obsessed with the cat
For the mum who loves a mini-break
For the mum who will never pay for a checked bag
Strategist UK editor Ailbhe swears by this suitcase. It’s super-light and always gets through as carry-on.
For the mum who’s in a book club
And some books to go on it
For the mum who likes a practical gift
For the mum who loathes a practical gift
A stain-resistant and (crucially non-static) faux-leopard-skin rug.
For the mum who still has your Year 2 artwork up in the kitchen
Now Wimbledon is a brisk 14-minute journey from central London, this vintage print feels extra nostalgic.
For the mum who painted your room the second you left home
For the mum who’s outdoorsy
For the mum who’s indoorsy
A Strategist-approved weighted blanket.
For the mother-in-law you seldom see
For the mum who’s a beginner plant mum
A clever doodad that waters plants, even when you forget.
And don’t forget a plant to water.
For the mum who has her roses on a 6.5ph diet
For the mum who reads the restaurant menu in advance
For the mum who only drinks tea from the pot
It’s difficult to go wrong with a jolly teapot.
For the mum who’s more of a coffee drinker
This gadget makes ‘the best coffee I’ve ever had at home’, according to Strategist writer Matthew Kassel.
For the mum who reckons she could get on Bake Off
Strategist managing editor Maxine Builder writes that this dough-rolling bag ‘is the easiest way I’ve found to roll out my precious pie dough. I just lightly flour the inside, pop the chilled pie dough into the bag, zip it up, then roll it out’.
For the mum who reckons she could get on Countdown
For the mum who has Zumba friends
A Strat-recommended all-rounder fitness tracker.
For the mum who’s just on her feet a lot
For the mum who likes to be stylish but comfy
Contributor Jeanne Sutton writes that these trousers from Amazon’s in-house line are perfect for any situation — networking drinks, coffee with a mate, even a Sunday shop in Lidl. Available in sizes up to 3XL.
For the mum who used to make you write thank-you notes
For the mum who says she doesn’t want anything
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