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30 Mother’s Day Gifts Under £10

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Buying your mum a Mother’s Day present needn’t be stressful, but just in case it’s proving puzzling, we’re here to help. We combed the Strategist archives and scoured our favourite retailers to pick out 30 of the best gifts for mums, including the mum who is a little frazzled and the one who can’t wait to get gardening again. While most of the gifts are available on Amazon, we’ve found some options elsewhere, too, for those who like to shop around. As Mother’s Day is drawing closer, we’ve noted the last date to purchase each item (for guaranteed delivery by March 27). We’ve also highlighted if the product is available on Prime.

For the mum who can’t wait for tomorrow’s Wordle

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She can work on these cryptic crosswords all afternoon.

Last date to purchase: March 25 (Prime).

For the mum who overexerted on Yoga With Adriene

These can be used on arms, legs, shoulders, or anywhere else she might get tension.

Last date to purchase: March 25 (Prime).

For the mum who still uses her Oyster Card holder

This mustardy card holder would add a pop of colour while tapping out.

Last date to purchase: March 25 (Prime).

For the mum who is green fingered

A miniature trailing plant that is immensely satisfying to grow.

Last date to purchase: March 22.

That string of pearls won’t stay small long — a grown-up pot for when it’s a bit larger would be a nice add-on.

Last date to purchase: March 25 (Prime).

For the mum who can’t even keep her cacti alive

Get her a doodad that will do the hard work while she’s away.

Last date to purchase: March 25 (Prime).

For the mum who takes her rings off when she’s mulching the roses

Keep them somewhere safe (and interesting-looking).

Last date to purchase: March 25 (Prime).

For the mum who is a bit too good at cobra pose

If your mum is something of a pro, however, get her the bath salts that Busy Phillips swears by.

Last date to purchase: March 25 (Prime).

For the mum on a health kick

This honey is made in Walthamstow, East London, and the added turmeric has anti-inflammatory properties.

Last date to purchase: March 22.

For the mum with a weakness for mini-eggs

Start snacking right (or blitz them into strawberry margaritas).

Last date to purchase: March 25 (Prime).

For the mum who says you don’t FaceTime enough

A framed photo of you will always be well received.

Last date to purchase: March 23 (Prime).

For the mum who cries at the end of Billy Elliot, every time

A waterproof mascara that came recommended by experts, for ten pounds.

Last date to purchase: March 25.

For the mum who runs a book club at work

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The first part in a trilogy, which concludes later this year.

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

For the mum who loves to drizzle and dunk

Panayis Manuelides, founder of Greek and Mediterranean fine-food producer Odysea, told us this was one of the best-value olive oils in the UK.

Last date to purchase: March 25 (Prime).

For the mum who gets a weekly manicure

This nail file will last way longer than those cheap cardboard ones.

Last date to purchase: March 25 (Prime).

And how about something to treat them with? Strategist contributor Natalya Lobanova wrote that this nail and cuticle oil was the one she always comes back to.

Last date to purchase: March 25 (Prime).

For the mum who insists on eating dinner at the dinner table

These candlestick holders will add a touch of class (even if she’s just having a takeaway).

Last date to purchase: March 25 (Prime).

For the mum who is in the dictionary under ‘light sleeper’

Give her the gift of a good night’s sleep.

Last date to purchase: March 25 (Prime).

For the mum who spends Sundays in the garden

This healing salve contains shea butter, beeswax and sunflower oil.

Last date to purchase: March 25 (Prime).

For the mum who is curious about propagating

She can use these mini-vases to house her string-of-hearts (or perhaps even her rosemary cuttings).

Last date to purchase: March 25 (Prime).

For the mum who loves the electric toothbrush you got her for Christmas

Get her a fancy toothpaste to leave lying by the sink.

Last date to purchase: March 25 (Look Fantastic).

For the mum who likes a glass of Malbec with dinner

Keep her hydrated with a nice-looking carafe.

Last date to purchase: March 25.

For the mum who is getting into Aeropress

Whole-bean coffee she can grind herself will produce the best-flavour brew.

Last date to purchase: March 25 (Prime).

You could add in this handsome scoop, which doubles up as a bag clip.

Last date to purchase: March 25 (Prime).

For the mum who has ‘guest towels’

This versatile towel can double as a fancy throw.

Last date to purchase: March 22 (Prime).

For the mum with empty-nest syndrome

This is like a bird box for insects and would look nice in her garden.

Last date to purchase: March 25 (Prime).

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

A very sweetie darling Mother’s Day gift.

Last date to purchase: March 25 (Prime).

For the mum that always needs ‘something sweet’ after dinner

Some Strategist-favourite chocolate from Suffolk-based chocolatiers, Pump Street.

Last date to purchase: March 21.

For the mum that’s tired of Aesop

A nicely lathering bar soap with shea and coconut butters.

Last date to purchase: March 24.

For the mum who’s partial to a cheese board

This chilli chutney features in our Strategist 100 — a list of the 100 items we most stand behind. It can be used on cheese boards, or as a spicy spread on sandwiches.

Last date to purchase: March 24.

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30 Mother’s Day Gifts Under £10