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 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.
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
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 still has Evermore on repeat
Supersoft and slate grey, this beanie will keep her head warm when it gets chilly.
For the mum who’s low maintenance but her skin isn’t
You could add in a nice body wash, too — this one is scented with orange and vanilla essential oils, and comes recommended by dermatologists.
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 lilac 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
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 misses people-watching.
If she’s eagerly awaiting season two of the Netflix series, there are eight Bridgerton books to get through (one for each sibling).
For the mum who prefers an audiobook
For the mum who painted your room the second you left home
A very sweetie darling gift.
For the mum who’s a beginner plant mum
For the mum who reads the restaurant menu in advance
For the mum who only got TikTok for Daniella Marcan’s make-up tutorials
For the mum who only drinks looseleaf tea
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 mastered pigeon pose during 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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