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The 47 Best Mother’s Day 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’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

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

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


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

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

Strategist UK editor Ailbhe Malone swears by this suitcase. It’s superlight and always gets through as carry-on.

And a highly rated travel kettle that will fit into that carry-on 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

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

A stain-resistant and (crucially non-static) faux-leopard-skin rug.

For the mum who still has your year-two artwork up in the kitchen

Now that 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

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

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 6.5-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

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

Word Slam

Word Slam comes recommended by board-game designer Will Sorrell for “anyone who spends every Sunday curled up in their favourite 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 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

Photo: Jeanne Sutton

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

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

For the mum who keeps losing her phone

Tile Mate

A practical gift that will pay for itself.

For the mum who loses her earrings on a fortnightly basis

The little ledge on this jewellery stand will stop earrings and hair grips going walkabout.

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

This luxury option is the best overall hairbrush, according to the expert stylists we spoke to.

For the mum that’s always just a little bit chilly

For the mum who says she doesn’t want anything

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The 47 Best Gifts for Every Type of Mum