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Mother's Day 2021 gift ideas and inspiration
- Becki Crossley
- 25 February 2021
Lockdown present buying guide to help you give thanks on Sunday 14 March
Mother's Day 2021 lands on Sunday 14 March this year and although it falls under the restrictions of the UK's latest lockdown, there are still many amazing gifts you can send to your mum to brighten up her day and give thanks. Here are some Mother's Day gift ideas and inspiration – from baking boxes to craft kits to gadgets – to help you on your way.
Plants are decorative wonders that help promote happiness and wellbeing which makes them an ideal gift for Mother's Day. Bloombox Club is offering 10% off the first and second order when you subscribe to their plant subscription service which delivers new foliage once a month. Alternatively, browse the gift selection for an awe-inspiring array of plants and get 20% off the Mother's Day combo featuring a large calathea triostar with dashes of red, pink, white, cream and green leaves along with an extra-large decorative pot.
If your mum can often be found out in the garden why not gift some bulbs or seeds to be planted this spring. Sarah Raven stocks a selection of Dahlia tubers in beautiful gift boxes as well as seed tins with plenty of floral varieties. Not on the Highstreet offers an extensive selection of bulbs, seeds and gardening tools sets. You can even purchase a seed subscription and delight your mum with a new seed variety every month.
Send flowers from one of the best online flower delivery services and discover a host of discount codes and offers to help brighten up Mother's Day 2021. Flower subscriptions also make a great ongoing gift, delivering bright bouquets of joy once every few weeks.
Choosing books for someone else can be hard to get right, so looking to last year's major book award-winners and shortlisted authors is a great place to start. Another good option is to gift a book subscription and leave the fate of your mum's bookcase in the hands of a literary enthusiast from one of the UK's independent bookshops. Golden Hare Books in Edinburgh run a PostBooks subscription service, selecting and sending lesser-known literary gems to their subscribers once a month. With that in mind, be sure to check your local book shop to see if they are running a similar service.
Another great subscription option comes from A Box of Stories, which allows you to select a specific genre you know your mum will love. You can save £5 or 10% with The List's exclusive offer. Alternatively, Not on the Highstreet has a number of book subscription offerings.
Gift the baking and wine box from Britain Loves Baking at the exclusive price of only £16 (RRP £54). Your mum will be busy with an afternoon of baking a red wine chocolate cake with 70% Belgian chocolate, red wine frosting and a bottle of Trivento Golden Reserve Malbec to be enjoyed. For something savoury, take a look at Britain Loves Baking's range of bread-making boxes.
Choosing the right perfume for someone else can be tricky. Instead of buying the same old scent, or taking a shot in the dark, gift multiple aromas that can be tried and tested with a perfume discovery set from the likes of Maison Margiela, Floral Street, Le Labo and Malin+Goetz, among others.
The world has spent a lot of time at home over the last 12 months, giving the phrase 'home comforts' a whole new meaning. The phrase now extends well beyond finding the cosiest slippers and people are looking to technology to make lockdown living easier. Would your mum love to enjoy the morning radio as she makes her coffee? Why not gift the Little Shelford classic-looking vintage design DAB/FM radio with Bluetooth connectivity. For every radio sold, Shelford plant a tree, with over 61,000 planted already.
A digital photo frame is another fantastic option for Mother's Day. There are a variety of photo frame models to choose from that will display precious memories one-by-one from an SD card or straight from the cloud. Multiple frames to suit all budgets can be found on Amazon. Similarly, a smartphone photo printer has been hailed by many as a must-have gadget for those looking to savour memories often buried deep in digital photo libraries. Compatible with most smartphones, this nifty machine makes Instax prints of digital photos in an instant.
A magazine subscription is a gift that literally keeps on giving month after month. Gift a subscription of Elle, Red, Cosmo, Harper's Bazaar or other Hearst Magazine titles and save up to 50% for a limited time.
Moving away from beauty and lifestyle mags, Europe's fastest-growing current affairs magazine The Spectator are offering the first month for free when you subscribe to digital-only or digital and print editions. Magazine.co.uk have curated a selection of Mother's Day magazine subscription ideas including multi-issue offers for Readers Digest and National Geographic, among others.
Giving your mum the tools to expand on or learn a new skill is easier than ever with so many craft kits now available for adults including pottery, model-making, sewing, crochet or knitting kits, among a long list of others. A subscription to Craftiosity means your mum would receive a beautifully packaged, hand-curated craft to try each month with all the high-quality materials, tools, step-by-step instructions and information about the project included.
Past Craftiosity boxes have helped subscribers make paper flowers, ceramics pots and coasters, scented candles and taught skills such as felting and bookbinding, among a long list of others. Boxes are priced at £24.95 and free delivery is included.