Christmas is right around the corner, so it’s likely you’ll be picking up the last of your shopping online. We can help. While not all mums are the same, most mums are tricky to buy for. Which means 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 31 options, for every type of mum, that you can buy on Amazon. And better still, we’ve checked to make sure all these gifts will arrive in time for Christmas.
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 with up to 32 hours of burn time.
For the hydrated mum
It’s hard to go wrong with a carafe.
For the dehydrated mum
We like the slightly pharmaceutical design of this super-hydrating hand cream.
For the brand-new mum
For the new mum
An all-natural moisturiser, which can be used on the most sensitive of skin (be it mum or baby).
For the mum who’s just gotten into podcasts
For the mum who’s just gotten into her Fitbit
Supersoft and slate grey, this beanie will keep her head warm while she gets her steps in.
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 pistachio is fetching.
For the mum who’s in a Zoom 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
“Confessions of the Fox is among the most inventive and ferociously intelligent novels I have read in many years,” says Garth Greenwell, author of What Belongs to You and Cleanness. Confessions of the Fox, written by literary academic Jordy Rosenberg (who specialises in queer/trans theory), reimagines the 18th-century thief Jack Sheppard as a trans man, and, via a story-within-a-story framework, takes the audience through a series of Sheppard’s romantic affairs, misadventures, and crimes.
Period narratives are often whitewashed, excluding the experiences of marginalised groups in favour of the privileged ones. Sara Collins’ The Confessions of Frannie Langton takes place in 1826 London, and tells the story of Frannie, a maid to the wealthy Mr and Mrs Benham - and the prime suspect for their murder. Collins writes from Frannie’s point of view, centering the protagonist in her own story as she is put on trial for the murders. Tracing Frannie’s life from a Jamaican plantation to Georgian London, this ambitious novel introduces a bold new voice from a lesser-seen perspective.
For the mum who prefers an audiobook
For the mum who painted your room the second you left home
A very sweetie darling stocking stuffer.
For the mum who’s a beginner plant mum
For the mum who reads the restaurant menu in advance
Until restaurants open again, the Black Axe Mangal cookbook will have to suffice.
For the mum who only drinks tea from the pot
For the mum who’s more of a coffee drinker
Contributor Sirin Kale uses this espresso machine every day. “I love this coffee machine on a sort of desperate level,” she writes. “So much so that it’s ruined the experience of going to coffee shops for me — I’ve barely bought takeaway coffees in the past year.”
These porcelain cups work out at £3.50 each.
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 downward dogged her way through lockdown
What to get the mum who already has a mat.
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 says she doesn’t want anything
For the mum who says she really doesn’t want anything
A perfectly lovely brolly.
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