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’ve 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 47 options, for every type of mum, that you can buy on Amazon.
For the mum who batch-uploads holiday pictures to the family WhatsApp
For the mum who’ll have a glass of prosecco, but just the one
This nifty stopper keeps the fizz in for days.
For the mum who prefers Champagne to prosecco
An all-natural luxury candle which melts down into a skin treatment after use.
For the brand-new mum
For the new mum
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 mum who’s just gotten into podcasts
For the mum who’s sick of getting Eight Hour Cream in her stocking
These ceramide capsules are filled with a nongreasy 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
For the mum who’s obsessed with the dog
For the mum who’s obsessed with the cat
Available in a variety of colours, but we think the blue velvet is fetching.
For the mum who loves a mini-break
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
For the mum who’s in a book club
A Kindle Paperwhite is superlight with a long life battery, and it’s waterproof to boot.
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
The breakout hit of 2019.
For the mum that’s already binged The Crown season three.
The greatest gift: a whip-smart female detective series, with seven books already published and a new one coming in 2020.
For the mum who likes a practical gift
Reading glasses that you can pop in your pocket or attach to a key ring.
For the mum who loathes a practical gift
For the mum who still has your year-two artwork up in the kitchen
For the mum who painted your room the second you left home
A very sweetie darling stocking stuffer.
For the mum who’s outdoorsy
Reviewers say these gloves are fantastic for running or cycling outdoors.
For the mum who’s indoorsy
For the mother-in-law you seldom see
We like the slightly pharmaceutical design of this super-hydrating hand cream.
For the mother-in-law you see every weekend
A box of perfectly Instagrammable chocolates.
For the mum who’s a beginner plant mum
For the mum who has her roses on a 6.5-pH diet
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
The first cookbook from cult Indian restaurant Dishoom.
For the mum who only drinks tea from the pot
For the mum who’s more of a coffee drinker
For the mum who reckons she could get on Bake Off
For the mum who reckons she could get on Countdown
For the mum who has Zumba friends
For the mum that’s done her 100-hour yoga-teacher training
For the mum who’s just on her feet a lot
These rubber-soled slippers also come in a nice chestnut shade.
For the mum who likes to be stylish but comfy
For the mum who used to make you write thank-you notes
We love this sweet postcard box of Puffin covers, which includes childhood classics like Peepo!
For the mum who keeps losing her phone
A practical gift that will pay for itself.
For the mum who loses her earrings on a fortnightly basis
For the mum who loves to drizzle
Bonus points: This oil comes in a fancy canister you could use for something else.
For the mum that has her preferred masseuse on speed dial
For the mum that’s always just a little bit chilly
Supersoft and slate grey.
For the mum who says she doesn’t want anything
A very nice brolly.
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