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36 Mother’s Day Gifts Under £20 (That You Can Buy on Amazon)

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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

A two-player game about constructing a patchwork quilt would be a soothing balm after a day of meetings.

For the mum who has optimistically booked a mini-holiday for 2021

£8

This hand-poured, sea salt–scented candle will help her manifest a seaside break.

For the mum who spends Sunday watching Married at First Sight: Australia

For the mum who spends Sunday in the garden

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

For the mum who is WFH (at the kitchen table, no less)

£7

These spiky massagers can be used on arms, legs, shoulders, or anywhere else she might get tension, and can be easily stashed in a desk drawer.

For the mum who has a ‘U.K. Hun’–themed playlist

She can play it on a speaker that won’t break the bank.

For the mum who got a Monty Don calendar for Christmas

Even if she just has a small balcony, Mum can grow fresh salad leaves and herbs with this seed mat.

Here’s a nice terra-cotta pot for her burgeoning salad garden.

For the mum who is decidedly not green-fingered

Fake plants don’t have to look so artificial. Case in point: these faux eucalyptus stems.

And here’s something to put them in, too.

For the mum who doesn’t know her cobra from her locust

These yoga cards will help her learn the basics.

For the mum who skips Savasana

Westlab Epsom Salts, 5kg
£14
£14

If she’s overdone it a bit, these bath salts come recommended by Melanie C (who used them to recover from grueling choreo sessions).

For the mum on a health kick

This unpasteurised honey is made in Walthamstow, East London.

For the mum who only wants a card ‘and something small’ this year

For the mum with a weakness for mini-eggs

A perfect snack (that she could blitz into strawberry margaritas).

For the mum who runs a (Zoom-based) book club

Photo: retailer

The most talked-about book of last year is now available in the U.K.

For the mum who has opinions on cold-pressed versus extracted olive oil

Oil & Co Olive Oil Dispenser
£10
£10

Whatever her drizzle of choice, give her an interesting-looking dispenser to store it in.

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’

£13

Make working from home feel a little more luxurious.

For the mum who misses hotel toiletries

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

For the mum who always wants to swipe the hotel robe

Get her a soft, elegant robe she can feel truly spoilt in.

For the mum who believes in layering

For the mum who likes a glass of Malbec with dinner

Keep her hydrated with a nice-looking carafe.

For the mum who is getting into AeroPress

£15

She’s likely familiar with Union Coffee, which is served in Gail’s Bakery (but accessible enough to find at the supermarket, too).

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

For the mum who has ‘guest towels’ (and no guests)

Turkish Hammam Style Throw
£8
£8

This towel can double as a fancy throw until she can have visitors again.

For the mum with empty-nest syndrome

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

For the mum who harmonises in the kitchen

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Mariah’s eye-opening autobiography is best experienced via Audible, where the chanteuse sing-songs lyrics and brings the drama.

For the mum who bullet journals

This lemon-bright notebook is eye-catching enough not to get left on the kitchen table.

How about a nice pen to go with it? This was one of the highest-rated pens when Strategist UK editors tested 87 different options. The gel ink allows for a nice flow, but crucially, it dries quickly — so no smudging.

For the mum who misses galleries

A Who’s Who of surrealist artists (like Salvador Dalí and René Magritte) feature in this 1,000-piece jigsaw.

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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36 Mother’s Day Gifts Under £20 (That You Can Buy on Amazon)