Alternative Mothers Day Gifts to Flowers

Mothering Sunday, or Mother’s Day is this Sunday and it’s a chance for you to put your feet up and enjoy an uninterrupted bath whilst your partner and children do the housework, shopping, cleaning and cooking. Right?

OK, if you are lucky, you might get to use the loo in peace. But if your children won’t stop pestering you this Sunday at least you can make your own Mum feel special with a heartfelt gift. The traditional gift is usually a bunch of flowers, but often these can be disappointing, with the pictures online looking nothing like the sorry, wilted bunches that often arrive as a result of companies stretching themselves too far on this busy day. So, we’ve put together a list of alternative gift ideas for you to consider, with budget, mid-range, and luxury options.

1. For the Mum Who Loves to Be Pampered – Spa Gift Sets

Handmade Sugar Peach Scrub With Argan Oil. Himalayan Salt. Toiletries, Spa Set

Give your Mum the next best thing to a spa day with an indulgent bath and beauty set. Let her sit back and languish in the bath, surrounded by calming and relaxing aromas.



Sanctuary Spa is a great brand when it comes to budget spa gift sets as they normally include body wash, body scrub, and body lotion.

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Here we are thinking bubble bath, body lotion, hand cream, and body mist. A bit more included than the budget option but still won’t break the bank.

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If you’re hoping to spend a bit more to dazzle your mum this Mother’s Day, check out the range of luxury spa gift sets on offer with everything from perfume to bubble bath to luxury spa products.

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2. For the House Proud Mum – Candles & Diffusers


If your Mum has a home that looks like it’s straight out of Country Living magazine then these gifts will definitely appeal to her tastes.



Your mum’s home will smell delightfully inviting with a candle gift set that doesn’t have to break the bank. Choose a set with scents you know she will love. We particularly love the range of candles made by Yankee, which are affordable and smell great.

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A large Woodwick candle or a candle that has multiple wicks is a great long-lasting option with plenty of different scents available and beautifully presented with a wooden lid.

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Jo Malone is synonymous with luxury scents for the home and person. Her popular scent, London Lime Basil & Mandarin is available to buy in an elegant diffuser, along with plenty of other scents.

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For the Foodie Mum – Hampers


With chocolates, wines, sweet treats, and savoury delights, hampers are a great choice for the Mum who appreciates the finer cuisine in life.



What mom doesn’t love tea and biscuits? A simple hamper with everything she needs for tea time will be comforting and much appreciated. We love the brand Burmont’s but there are plenty available on the market.

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Perfect for chocolate lovers, a chocolate hamper can be as big and extravagant as you want it to be. From Cadbury delights to classic American chocolate bars to fancier Hotel Chocolat hampers, there is a great amount of choice when it comes to chocolate hampers.

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Every mother seems to love an afternoon tea so why not bring it to her doorstep? There are simpler options but also more luxury hampers that even include bubbles. Best of all, you can have afternoon with her so you’ll get to enjoy it too!

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For the Green Fingered Mum – Gifts for the Garden


If your Mum is relishing the return to spring and all the prospects it brings for her little patch of earth, then these gifts will definitely be a hit.



It can be tough on the hands when tending the garden, so a good pair of gloves is essential. There are loads of cute options with different patterns that your mum will be sure to love.

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Knees can take a battering when getting down low to tackle the weeds, so treat your Mum to kneeling pad with a cute pattern or design.

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We love Orla Kiely’s quirky designs and think your mum will probably do so as well, which is why we are suggesting her range of beautiful gardening gifts for that more luxury gardening gift option.

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For the Tech Savvy Mum – Electronic Gifts

Woman using remote home control system on digital tablet

For those Mums who have to have the latest smartphone and love the idea of smart home technology these gifts are perfect.



Smart technology doesn’t have to be expensive and the Tile tracker is a smart gift that’s not terribly expensive. The Tile attaches to an object you don’t want to lose, such as your keys or a laptop, and then can be tracked and located via your phone’s Bluetooth signal. It’s even waterproof!

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A good cooking scale can be incredibly useful and we think Salter is a great brand. Some styles even work in conjunction with a downloadable app where the user can create a personal cookbook and see the scale’s display on the tablet.

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If your mum hasn’t joined in with the smart home revolution just yet, then now is the time to start. These devices makes controlling your home easy using voice recognition technology. Compatible with a range of other smart home products, the speaker often enables the user to control heating, lighting, and entertainment. Google Home, Echo Dot and Sonos are just some of the great brands available.

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