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The 34 Best Gifts for Every Type of Mum

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The truth is, mums are tricky to buy for. You might be looking for a gift for a new mum, a young mum, or a retired mum. Some mums want a practical gift, and some want to feel utterly spoiled on their special day, no matter their age. Don’t fret; we’ve put our heads together to source the best kinds of gift for any mum, from glam mums and outdoorsy mums to book-club mums and “I don’t want anything” mums. Here are 33 options, for every type of mum — while most of these gifts are available on Amazon, we’ve found some options elsewhere, too, for those who like to shop around. As Mother’s Day fast approaches (it’s on March 27), it’s worth noting that the last shipping date for most items is March 25. We’ve added a note highlighting every gift option’s last shipping date, and whether it’s available on Prime.

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

This nifty stopper keeps the fizz in for days.

Last date to purchase: March 26 (Prime).

For the mum who prefers Champagne to Prosecco

An all-natural luxury candle with up to 32 hours of burn time.

Last date to purchase: March 25 (Prime).

For the new mum

Ellen Wallwork, Strategist UK contributor and founder of parenting newsletter the Little Things, previously told us she was gifted this teething toy when her son was born. She says they rarely left the house without one in the pram. “They’re designed to be held by the tiniest of hands. Plus, newborns are drawn to faces, so even before they can hold these for themselves, they’ll love to look at them.”

Last date to purchase: March 26 (Prime).

For the expectant mum

Shahlaa Tahira, the founder of the Badass Mums podcast, told us this support pillow “was a game changer in comfort” after she was gifted it by her sister: “Once the baby is born, this pillow makes it easier to breastfeed and lie down if you’re tired because it supports your arm and stops the ache.”

Last date to purchase: March 22.

For the hydrated mum

It’s hard to go wrong with a bottle from Chilly’s.

Last date to purchase: March 26 (Prime). This date varies depending on the bottle’s size and colourway, so be sure to double-check your preferred style.

For the dehydrated mum

We like the slightly pharmaceutical design of this super-hydrating hand cream. (So do our readers; they bought dozens over Black Friday).

Last date to purchase: March 26 (Prime).

For the brand-new mum

A luxurious (but affordable) eye mask.

Last date to purchase: March 26 (Prime).

For the new mum

An all-natural moisturiser, which can be used on the most sensitive of skin (be it mum or baby).

Last date to purchase: March 25 (Prime).

For the mum who’s just gotten into podcasts

These wireless earbuds came highly rated according to Amazon reviewers, and they’re affordable, too — so if your mum loses one, it’s not a big deal.

Last date to purchase: March 26 (Prime).

For the mum who has Red (Taylor’s Version) on repeat

Supersoft and slate-grey, this beanie will keep her head warm when it gets chilly.

Last date to purchase: March 25 (Prime).

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

A cleansing must-have for mature skin.

Last date to purchase: March 25 (Prime).

£4

You could add in a nice body wash, too — this one uses cruelty-free ingredients and is scented with organic coconut oil.

Last date to purchase: March 25 (Prime).

For the mum who’s obsessed with the dog

Available in sizes from Yorkie to golden retriever.

Last date to purchase: March 25 (Prime).

For the mum who’s obsessed with the cat

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

Last date to purchase: March 24 (Prime).

For the mum who’s in a book club

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

Last date to purchase: March 26 (Prime).

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

Last date to purchase: March 26 (Prime).

For the mum who needs new reading material, no matter the format

£10
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Open Water is an elegant love story about a boy and a girl who both meet at the same party in a pub — he’s working as a photographer, she’s attending. It’s poetic, short, and perfect for the mum who loves people-watching.

Last date to purchase: March 27 (Kindle edition).

If she’s eagerly awaiting season two of the Netflix series, there are eight Bridgerton books to get through (one for each sibling). She can also read about the things actress Adjoa Andoh — Lady Danbury herself — told us she couldn’t live without here.

Last date to purchase: March 27 (Kindle edition).

For the mum who prefers an audiobook

Patrice Lawrence, author of Orangeboy, described this pacy and character-driven audiobook as a police procedural with urban-fantasy elements.

Last date to purchase: March 27.

For the mum who painted your room the second you left home

A very sweetie darling gift.

Last date to purchase: March 25 (Prime).

For the mum who soaks

AmazeFan Luxury Bath Pillow
£24
£24

Contributor Chelsey Pippin writes that this bath pillow provided her with “the longest, most relaxing bath I’d ever taken at home.”

Last date to purchase: March 25 (Prime).

For the mum who stretches

If your mum has a persistent crick in her neck, consider this menthol-scented CBD stick. Contributor Hanna Hanra says that her girlfriend “regularly uses it up and down her legs and on her lower back after she has been horse riding and says she feels her muscles being healed as it cools them down.”

Last date to purchase: March 25.

For the mum who’s a beginner plant parent

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

Last date to purchase: March 23 (Prime).

And don’t forget a plant to water. Olivia Elwin Taylor of Leaf Envy Plants says this ZZ plant is a “wonderful choice for plant novices” as it can handle low light and any humidity and only needs to be watered every two weeks.

Last date to purchase: March 22.

For the mum who reads the restaurant menu in advance

£19

A cookbook that’s truly coffee-table worthy.

Last date to purchase: March 25 (Prime).

For the mum who only got TikTok for Danielle Marcan’s makeup tutorials

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She’ll love this book by beauty editor Funmi Fetto, who has worked at VogueGlamour, and more — she shares all of the tips and insight she’s picked up from being around the world’s top beauty experts.

Last date to purchase: March 25 (Prime).

For the mum who only drinks loose-leaf tea

£23

This infuser teapot means she can sip on sencha, with no faff.

Last date to purchase: March 26 (Prime).

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.”

Last date to purchase: March 24 (Prime).

These porcelain cups work out at £3.50 each.

Last date to purchase: March 25 (Prime).

For the mum who mastered pigeon pose during lockdown

H&S Yoga Blocks
£9
£9

What to get the mum who already has a mat.

Last date to purchase: March 15.

For the mum who keeps losing her phone

A practical gift that will pay for itself.

Last date to purchase: March 25 (Prime).

For the mum who loses her earrings on a fortnightly basis

The little dish in this jewellery stand will stop earrings and hair grips going walkabout.

Last date to purchase: March 26 (Prime).

For the mum who says she doesn’t want anything

£16

A spaghetti measurer that looks like a Henry Moore sculpture.

Last date to purchase: March 26 (Prime).

For the mum who says she really doesn’t want anything

A perfectly lovely brolly.

Last date to purchase: March 25 (Prime).

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The 34 Best Gifts for Every Type of Mum