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The 38 Best Gifts (That You Can Buy on Amazon) for Every Type of Mum

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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

SMRITI Canvas Tote Bag

This roomy tote has a main compartment, an interior zippered pocket and two slip pockets — which means it would be a stylish and inexpensive nappy bag.

For the brand-new mum

Lewis N. Clark Comfort Eye Masks

A “holy grail” eye mask.

For the mum who batch uploads holiday pictures to the family WhatsApp

HP Sprocket 200

This mini photo printer is a Strategist favourite.

For the mum who’ll have a glass of Prosecco, but just the one

Le Creuset Wine Accessories Sparkling Wine Stopper - Black

This nifty stopper keeps the fizz in for days.

For the mum who prefers Champagne to Prosecco

Neom Organics London Real Luxury Intensive Skin Treatment Candle

An all-natural luxury candle which melts down into a skin treatment after use.

For the mum who’s just gotten into podcasts

TaoTronics SoundLiberty 77

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

Elizabeth Arden Retinol Ceramide Capsules Line Erasing Night Serum 30-Piece

These ceramide capsules are filled with a non-greasy retinol serum, and are a great way to level up your mum’s nighttime skin-care routine.

For the mum who’s low maintenance but her skin isn’t

Foreo Luna mini 2 Facial Cleansing Brush

A cleansing must-have for mature skin.

Weleda Wild Rose Creamy Body Wash

You could also throw in this Rio-approved body wash as a stocking stuffer.

For the mum who’s obsessed with the dog

Lionet Paws Cotton Dog Collar with Bowtie

Available in sizes from Yorkie to golden retriever.

For the mum who’s obsessed with the cat

BbearT® Cat Collar with Bell

Available in a variety of colours, but we think the blue velvet is fetching.

For the mum who loves a mini-break

Orla Kiely Stem Large Hanging Wash Bag

This cheerful wash bag folds out, so you can hang it from the towel hook in the bathroom.

For the mum who will never pay for a checked bag

Aerolite Lightweight 55cm Hard Shell

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

Kindle Paperwhite Waterproof, 6" High-Resolution Display, 8GB

A Kindle Paperwhite is super-light, with a long life battery, and it’s waterproof to boot.

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite Water-Safe Fabric Cover

Maybe add in this Kindle cover which acts like a book jacket — when you open it, your Kindle wakes, and when you close it, your Kindle goes to sleep.

And some books to go on it

Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams

The breakout hit of 2019.

Ma’am Darling by Craig Darling (Kindle Edition)

For the mum that’s already binged The Crown season three.

The Burning by Jane Casey (Kindle Edition)

The greatest gift: a whipsmart female detective series, with seven books already published and a new one coming in 2020.

For the mum who likes a practical gift

Nooz - Armless Reading Glasses

Reading glasses that you can pop in your pocket or attach to a keyring.

For the mum who loathes a practical gift

Demiawaking Leopard-Print Faux-Fur Rug

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

London Underground Wimbledon poster

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

Chambord Raspberry Liqueur, 200 ml

A very sweetie darling stocking stuffer.

For the mum who’s outdoorsy

anqier Winter Warm Gloves, Touchscreen Anti Slip

Reviewers say these gloves are fantastic for running or cycling outdoors.

For the mum who’s indoorsy

Baloo Weighted Blanket

A Strategist-approved weighted blanket.

For the mother-in-law you seldom see

Burt's Bees 99.9% Natural Moisturising Almond and Milk Hand Cream Jar

We like the slightly pharmaceutical design of this super-hydrating hand cream.

For the mum who’s a beginner plant mum

Scheurich Bordy Watering System

A clever doodad that waters plants, even when you forget.

Evergreen Indoor House Plants Lucky Dip x 3

And don’t forget a plant to water.

For the mum who has her roses on a 6.5ph diet

Premium Stainless Steel Odourless Compost Bin for Kitchen Countertop - 5 Litre,

This well-reviewed compost bin comes with three spare carbon filters. It’s also available in silver, but we like the copper.

For the mum who reads the restaurant menu in advance

Dishoom: "From Bombay With Love"

The first cookbook from cult Indian restaurant Dishoom.

For the mum who only drinks tea from the pot

Le Creuset Enamelled Stoneware Classic Teapot

It’s difficult to go wrong with a jolly teapot.

For the mum who’s more of a coffee drinker

Ilsa Neapolitan 6-Cup Aluminum Coffee Maker

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

OXO Good Grips Dough Rolling Bag

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

Word Slam

Word Slam comes recommended by board-game designer Will Sorrell for ‘anyone who spends every Sunday curled up in their favorite chair with the Times crossword’.

For the mum who has Zumba friends

Fitbit Versa 2

A Strat-recommended all-rounder fitness tracker.

For the mum who’s just on her feet a lot

Warmie Australian Sheepskin Slippers

These rubber-soled slippers also come in a nice chestnut shade.

For the mum who likes to be stylish but comfy

Photo: Jeanne Sutton
find. Women’s Soft Jersey Tapered Trouser

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

Postcards From Puffin: 100 Book Covers in One Box

We love this sweet postcard box of Puffin covers, which includes childhood classics like Peepo.

For the mum who says she doesn’t want anything

Balios® Handmade Real Wood Handle Folding Travel Umbrella

A very nice brolly.

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The 38 Best Gifts for Every Type of Mum