Mums can be difficult to buy for, so with Mother’s Day coming up on March 22, we’re here to help. At the Strategist, we’ve written about the best gifts for every type of mum, and we’ve looked into the best flowers you can buy online, too. We’ve even written about the best gifts under £10, but if you’re keen to splash out a bit more, here are our ideas for the best options under £20. They include a must-try lavender balm for frazzled mums, essential kitchen tools for the pastry connoisseur, and the perfect gift for the green-fingered mum in your life.
For the mum who is too competitive for Scrabble
For the mum who wishes she lived by the sea
For the mum who only wants a card ‘and something small’ this year
For the mum who grinds her own peppercorns
For the mum who brags about her Boston fern
Let her display her plants with pride.
For the mum who is decidedly not green-fingered
And here’s a nice set of glazed vases for her to style them in.
For the mum who has trouble switching off
For the mum who loves gossip
A must-read full of bawdy anecdotes.
For the mum who’s a little frazzled
For the mum who is getting into trail walks
For the mum who bullet journals
Throw in a pen for her to use too.
For the mum who doodles on her receipts
For the mum who works from home
For the mum on one-percent battery
A virtually indestructible, 10-foot charger in a pleasing shade of red.
For the mum who loses her earrings on a fortnightly basis
For the mum who loses her keys on a fortnightly basis
For the mum who reads the restaurant menu in advance
For the mum who bakes a mean galette
For the mum who insists on elevenses
For the mum who has time for just one cup
For the mum who’ll have a glass of prosecco, but just the one
For mums who believe in moderation.
For the mum who buys organic (and wants everyone to know)
Give all that farmers’-market fruit somewhere striking to sit in.
For the mum whose fridge always contains half an onion.
For the mum who believes in bad energy
Ward off negative vibes and light up a nightstand in one fell swoop.
For the mum who believes in layering
For the mum who is into beauty tutorials
For the mum who spends Sunday watching Cheer
For the mum who can’t even keep her basil plant alive
For the mum who insists on making her own shortcrust pastry
For the mum with an eight-cups-a-day habit
This infuser makes drinking loose-leaf tea a whole lot easier.
For the mum who always remembers bin-collection day
Make even the most thankless tasks feel a bit cozier.
For the mum who sings in the shower
For the mum who loves a good anecdote
Just the thing to read in the bath, featuring wisdom and insight from Bill Clinton, Margaret Atwood, and Anthony Bourdain.
For the mum who is not a morning person
For the mum who puzzles
These are Strategist U.K. editor Ailbhe Malone’s puzzle of choice. “The pictures are high quality and they’ve got a patented soft touch,” she says, making for a very pleasant way to pass the time.
For the mum who finds WhatsApp too impersonal
For the mum who always wants to swipe the hotel robe
For the mum who dines alfresco
For the mum who likes preserves in the morning
Marmalade via happy hour.
For the mum who likes preserves at night
This gin features notes of Mediterranean marmalade and a hint of candied orange peel.
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