It’s still a little while before many of us can be reunited with our families, so Mother’s Day will likely be a strictly digital (or long-distance) affair this year. While sending her a card and a nice bunch of flowers is easy enough from afar, browsing for an appropriate gift can be complicated. Thankfully, you don’t need to spend a lot to show your mum that you care. We’ve scoured Amazon for some of the best (affordable) gift suggestions for everyone, from green-fingered mums to mums who mastered yoga while being stuck at home.
For the mum who is all Zoomed out
For the mum who has optimistically booked a mini-holiday for 2021
For the mum who spends Sunday watching Married at First Sight: Australia
For the mum who spends Sunday in the garden
For the mum who is WFH (at the kitchen table, no less)
For the mum who has a ‘U.K. Hun’–themed playlist
For the mum who got a Monty Don calendar for Christmas
Here’s a nice terra-cotta pot for her burgeoning salad garden.
For the mum who is decidedly not green-fingered
For the mum who doesn’t know her cobra from her locust
For the mum who skips Savasana
For the mum on a health kick
For the mum who only wants a card ‘and something small’ this year
For the mum with a weakness for mini-eggs
For the mum who runs a (Zoom-based) book club
For the mum who has opinions on cold-pressed versus extracted olive oil
For the mum who insists on eating dinner at the dinner table
A simple but delightful way to transform her workstation into a place she can enjoy a meal at.
How about some candlestick holders to go with them?
For the mum who is in the dictionary under ‘cosy’
For the mum who misses hotel toiletries
For the mum who always wants to swipe the hotel robe
For the mum who believes in layering
For the mum who likes a glass of Malbec with dinner
For the mum who is getting into AeroPress
For the mum who has no time for grinding her own beans
Get her a bag of ground coffee from one of North Yorkshire’s finest exports.
For the mum on one percent battery
A virtually indestructible, ten-foot charger in a pleasing shade of red.
For the mum who has ‘guest towels’ (and no guests)
For the mum with empty-nest syndrome
For the mum who harmonises in the kitchen
For the mum who bullet journals
For the mum who misses galleries
For the mum who insists on making her own shortcrust pastry
For the mum who is into skin care
Our U.S. colleague Rio Viera-Newton’s top tip? Keep your sheet masks in the fridge.
For the mum who has the robins on a seed-only diet
There is something very charming about a bird on a National Trust–branded bird swing.
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