The best Mother’s day gifts are thoughtful tokens that make mums smile – or even shed a tear. They don’t have to cost a fortune. Here’s our pick of 60 of the best gifts for Mother’s Day 2022.
Make a mark in your calendars – Mother’s Day falls on Sunday 27th March this year. Not that you should ever need an excuse to spoil your mum (or be spoiled if you are one!) but Mother’s Day is the one day of the year when we can take some time out to appreciate everything that mums do for us.
When it comes to Mother’s Day gifts, there’s so much to choose from: with chocolates, cookbooks, perfumes or – that mainstay of Mother’s Day gifts – a bouquet of flowers, all high up on the list. The classic gifts are always a winner but there’s so much else out there too, from personalised gifts and luxury experiences to gadgets that will make her life a bit easier and, of course, stylish clothes and jewellery.
Best Mother’s Day Gifts 2022
Sometimes it’s hard finding the right Mother’s Day gifts to make your mum feel special so, to make your life a little easier, the Goodto team have collated 60 of the absolute best Mother’s Day gifts. These have been tried and tested by our team or recommended to us so you know you can’t go wrong.
1. Baked In Cookie Heart Baking Bundle
Why not bake (as well as buy) your mum something special. This baking bundle includes everything you need to make her a delicious cookie, including a heart-shaped baking tin, cookie mix and a swirled icing tube.
2. Lucent Studios Personalised Pressed Flower Necklace
This lovely glass pendant comes with tiny, real pressed blooms and is finished with her initial in gold plate for a personal touch.
3. Cath Kidston Mum Mug
Make her morning tea break that extra bit special this Mother’s Day with this gorgeous painted bluebell mug and coaster. As well as a pretty floral design, the gold details are actually real! Easily one of this year’s best Mother’s Day gifts for a mum who loves a cuppa.
4. Pandora Heart Family Tree Bracelet
Show her you care this Mother’s Day with this beautiful sterling silver chain bracelet featuring a heart-shaped disc decorated with clear stones and the iconic Pandora family tree motif with polished leaf details. It has a slider clasp for an adjustable fit and an elegant sparkling leaf branch detail attached to the end of the chain. Definitely one of the best Mother’s Day gifts if you’re looking for something she’ll cherish.
5. Air Up Starter Set
We could all do with drinking more water so help your mum stay hydrated with this Starter Set from Airup. It’s such a clever idea. The scent-based Aroma Pods give your water the taste of your favourite flavour from coffee to cherry and everything in between. No more plain old water in her water bottle!
6. No7 Protect & Perfect Intense Advanced Collection Gift Set
Suitable for even the most sensitive of skins, this iconic No7 Protect & Perfect set includes everything your mum could possibly want from her skincare, including a day and night cream, serum, eye cream and night concentrate. And she’ll only have to wait two weeks to see the results.
7. John Lewis Cashmere Crew Neck Jumper
There’s a reason cashmere jumpers never go out of fashion. Versatile and warm, this one has a crew neck and is machine washable as an added bonus. It’s a hit with John Lewis customers who have rated it almost 4 out of 5 stars. One happy owner wrote: ‘Beautifully soft jumper that provides both comfort and style. The fit is perfect and the design allows for either a colourful scarf or sleeveless white blouse. Thank you JL.’
8. Hush Sunglasses
Summer’s just around the corner so make sure she’s ready to go with these tortoiseshell, cat-eye-frame sunglasses from Hush.
9. The Mother’s Day Package
If you can’t be with your mum in person, surprise her with this delightful care package. You can choose the exact contents from a selection when you order but we received a sample containing a mini bottle of Prosecco along with a lime, basil and mandarin candle, some B Skincare lavender hand cream and a box of praline milk truffles with sea salt. Our favourite item, however, is the Spacemasks self-heating eye mask – literally amazing and utterly effective at sending us off on a night of blissfully restful sleep.
10. Cath Kidston Strawberry Garden Gardening Gloves & Hand Cream Set
If your mum’s happy place is among her roses or in her allotment, these pretty Cath Kidston gardening gloves make the perfect present. The hard-wearing 100% cotton keeps hands safe from brambles, while the vitamin E hand cream is a treat for afterwards, when all the work is done.
11. M&S Tea In Mayfair Hamper
There is nothing quite as elegant as an afternoon tea and you can treat your mum in the comfort of her own home. This M&S stunning hamper includes Devon scones, luxury gold teabags and British strawberry jam. To really add some sparkle to her day, there’s also a bottle of Conte Priuli Prosecco Rosé thrown in.
12. This Mummy Belongs To… Personalised T-Shirt
You can’t go wrong with a slogan T-shirt and this one comes in four different colours and can be personalised with your name so everyone knows whose mum she is!
13. Oliver Bonas Mama Mug
Each of these ‘Mama’ mugs from Oliver Bonas reacts differently when glazed so they’re all unique – just like your mum. That said, they all have a rounded shape, ‘Mama’ written on them and make for a great cuppa.
14. Rainbow chevron blanket scarf
The next best thing to a hug, wrap her up in this chic and cosy chevron blanket scarf. It looks great whether she dresses it up for special occasions or wears it every day with jeans – and it’s great value for money.
15. Papier Recipe Journal
Is your mum a whizz in the kitchen? Well, now she can record her culinary delights with this recipe journal. As well as being a great way to note down her secret recipes, there are also pages for her favourite food stores, restaurants and markets.
16. Penhaligons Scent Library
Choosing just one scent for your mum on Mother’s Day can be difficult so what about giving her ten mini samples to choose from? Each 2ml bottle contains one of Penhaligon’s legendary perfumes and all presented in a smart gift box.
17. Babyliss Hair Straightener
The fast-track way to smooth hair, the Babyliss Pearl Shimmer Hair Straightener heats up to 235°C in 15 seconds and eliminates kinks for salon-style, frizz-free hair.
18. Arran After the Rain Hand Care Gift Set
This hand cream and wash set has been infused with the scent of rose petals, musk and citrus to capture the fresh scent of an Arran garden following a rainstorm. It comes in a lovely gift box and is a lovely, little present that she’ll appreciate in quieter moments.
19. Mini Massage Cushion
Treat her to an at-home massage whenever she likes. This mini massage cushion soothes away aches and pains with a rotational massage at four pressure points. There’s also an optional ‘heat’ mode for especially tense and sore muscles.
Selina Maycock, tested out the product for Goodto.com and was impressed. She said, “The mini massage certainly packs a punch when it comes to undoing the knots in your lower back area. Sitting down at a desk working most of the day is when the aches and cold starts to creep in. I plugged in the cushion and placed it on my chair in the lower back position and using the hand control I set the speed and heat setting. The infra-red will warm the skin area, while the cushioned mechanics get to work while you work. Not only is the device relaxing and time-saving, but it’s also an instant mood booster. After 15 minutes, my tight muscles felt eased. And I popped it on again at the end of the working day for relief before making a start on dinner. There’s no need to wait for your other half to get home or to shell out £60 an hour on a back massage. Perfect for pampering on a budget.
20. Mother’s Day Gift Box
This Mother’s Day gift box is specially designed to make mums feel special and comes with some lovely artisan gifts, including a ‘Mama’ bracelet, willow and spearmint wax melt, a wild flower ball tin and some Bird & Blend blueberry and peach tea.
21. Merci Maman Personalised Necklace
This necklace can be fully personalised, so she knows you’ve really thought through her gift. You can choose the words and floral illustration you want engraved, as well as whether it will be sterling silver or 18K gold plated.
Goodtoknow writer Selina Maycock was gifted her own custom personalised piece for review and she tells us, “I ordered the 18ct gold-plated Beaded Chain Disc necklace with the Mother of Pearl birthstone with the engraving on the front which reads, “All I am I owe to my mama” and asked for first name engravings on the back of my grandma, my mum and myself with space to add further names in the future, should the keepsake be passed down for generations to come. It is a really beautiful piece that brought a tear to my mum – and her friends eye – with its sentiment. The packaging is luxurious and unique designs make it a stand out gift for a special mum. The personalisation can be as creative as you wish – there are plenty of characters (25 on the front and 25 on the back) to help you create the perfect phrase that fits your mum in a million.”
22. Cricut Joy
A crafty mum’s Christmases will come all at once this Mother’s Day, thanks to the Cricut Joy. This compact cutting and drawing machine cuts over 50 different materials, including vinyl and cardboard, and allows you to personalise till your heart’s content.
Goodto.com Selina Maycock writer tested out the Cricut Joy with her craft-loving mum. ‘This little device is a complete game-changer when it comes to finding that perfect card for someone special,’ she told us. ‘We started off with basic card making – and you can make one in minutes (seconds once you get the hang of it) and it looks like it’s been bought from one of those expensive card shops. We started running through family and friends’ birthdays and there were lovely designs that each person would love. You can completely customise the designs – using different coloured cards, pens and designs, you’ll be spoilt for choice.’
In terms of how easy it is to use, Selina was ‘seriously impressed’ with the machine’s cutting and drawing capabilities, and says its wireless connection means no tripping over wires. ‘Once we mastered the card making it was time to step up a gear and have a go at the vinyl sticker making and the iron-on t-shirt transfers,’ she adds.
‘The software is step-by-step and advises you what to do, and even when, like us, you forget to mirror the pattern for the t-shirt, a gentle reminder ensures your project isn’t a complete disaster. We made a vinyl name sticker for a friend’s fitness drink bottle and an iron-on T-shirt slogan – I ❤️ Brian Conley (as my mum is EastEnders ‘star Brian Conley’s biggest fan!) A few teething issues included getting impatient by inserting the card too early, which meant it couldn’t pick it up on the sensor. We also found that one of the letters of the t-shirt transfer didn’t cut properly but we simply changed the pressure of the cutting blade next time for a perfect cut.’
Overall, Selina thinks even the tech-phobic mum will swiftly get to grips with the Cricut Joy. ‘And then you’ll never be stuck on what to buy her for birthdays and Christmas because there are plenty of accessories and materials to invest in to keep her crafting all year round! It’s a great investment piece that will give mum hours of fun with all the family.’
23. Kocktail The Spritz Collection
Who needs a fancy cocktail bar when you have Kocktail’s Spritz Collection at home? Designed by the former senior barman at the Savoy, these four hand-crafted, spritz-based drinks are perfect for sunny evenings out in the garden.
24. Oliver Bonas Handbag
Busy mums need a crossbody bag that allows them to have their hands free at all times, but this orange camera bag with its leopard-print straps scores highly in the style stakes too.
25. CEWE Photobook
The digital age of photography means we are actually preserving fewer of our special moments. Take some time out (you won’t need much!) to sort through the hundreds of photos on your phone and create a beautiful photobook full of memories she’ll cherish.
26. The Fortnum & Mason Cook Book
Fortnum & Mason’s first-ever cook book has been written by Tom Parker Bowles, and brings together an epic three centuries of history and expertise. From Scotch eggs to afternoon tea scones, this recipe book is comprehensive, accessible and a great addition to any British kitchen.
27. Hotel Chocolat Hamper
Thoughtfully curated by Hotel Chocolat’s experts, this hamper contains its most popular sweet treats, including the Salted Caramel Nano Slab, Strawberries & Cream Chocolate Puddles and the Billionaire’s Shortbread Selector.
28. Katie Loxton Wonderful Mum Pink Candle
Treat her to this exclusive ‘Wonderful Mum’ candle from Katie Loxton with a soft citrusy pomelo and fresh floral lychee flower fragrance to soothe the senses.
29. Emma Bridgewater Tea Towel
If your mum is starting a new hobby or taking up an old one again, encourage her along with this ‘All My Good Intentions’ 100% cotton tea towel.
30. Red Letter Spa Day For Two
Why not spoil your mum with a gift you can enjoy too? As well as relaxing at one of five premium Bannatyne Spas for the day, making use of their sauna, the steam room and swimming pools, this gift also includes a choice of treatments such as the Welcome Touch facial and a mini back massage.
31. Whittards Hot Chocolate Set
There’s a reason this is one of Whittards’ best-sellers: this gift set comes with luxury white and classic hot chocolate, as well as a jar of mini marshmallows to decorate drinks with afterwards.
32. Bloom and Wild Miniature Rose Garden
Bring the outside in with this adorable mini rose garden box. Pretty but low maintenance, the flowers just need pruning occasionally to help new buds grow.
33. Etsy Grandma Memory Journal
This journal has been designed for grandmas to capture their life story and aspirations so they can share them with the rest of the family. With 60 thought-inducing questions and space for accompanying photos, this journal is a great way for family members to reconnect with each other.
34. Vintage Book and Tea Subscription
Does your mum like nothing better than sitting down with a book and a brew? Then gift her a surprise vintage paperback and some delicious herbal tea through her letterbox every month.
35. Oliver Bonas Heart Twist Earrings
Show her your love with some heart-shaped earrings. Simple and understated, these gold-tone studs go with just about any outfit.
36. Neom Perfect Night’s Sleep Pillow Mist
The gift of a good night’s sleep is a truly precious thing and this sleep mist uses essential oils lavender, chamomile & patchouli to help you relax and drift off to dreamland.
37. M&S ‘Mum’ Cushion
Encourage Mum to mark her favourite spot on the sofa with this slogan bolster cushion. As well as bright colours and a floral print, the cushion has a pretty mini pom pom trim.
38. Breton Striped Cotton T-Shirt with Crew Neck
A Breton top is a stable for any modern mum’s wardrobe. Keep yours on trend with this stylish 100% cotton version. She can team it with jeans, wide-leg trousers or a belted skirt for an up-to-date twist on a style classic.
39. Personalised Toblerone
No one’s going to dare steal a triangle of Toblerone if it’s got her name of it! This 360g bar of chocolate and nougat comes in a vintage design which can be customised with her name.
40. Anthropologie Photo Frame
This earthenware photo frame has hand-painted botanicals around its border so no two pieces are the same. It comes in two different sizes: square and portrait and is a lovely way to show off family photos. Pop a snap of you and your mum in it for an affordable gift that she won’t forget.
41. Kate Spade Phone Case
Liven up her phone (and keep it well protected) with this pretty pink design by Kate Spade. A sturdy resin, the classic Kate Spade flower design, plus a little sparkle…what more could you ask of a phone case?
42. Made Cotton Knit Throw
With geometric shapes, muted pastel colours and a cotton-knit texture, this stylish throw is guaranteed to liven up any living room and create a perfect cosy spot for your mum to put her feet up on Mother’s Day – and any other day she likes.
43. French Connection Lizard Embossed Card Holder
It might be small but there’s no chance of losing this card holder in your handbag, thanks to its fuchsia hue. And the faux lizard embossed texture gives it extra style kudos for fashion-forward mums.
44. Fortnum & Mason Bramley Mini Cottage Bath & Body Gift Set
This Fortnum’s gift set comes all tied up with a satin ribbon in a delightfully illustrated box. You almost don’t want to open it but, when you do, you’ll find travel-sized Hand Wash, Hand Cream, Body Wash, Shampoo, Conditioner, Body Lotion, Bubble Bath and Exfoliating Body Scrub, all using English nature-inspired ingredients.
45. Lancôme Advanced Génifique & Hydra Zen Holiday Gift Set For Her
Lancôme has everything you need for glowing skin in this little skincare kit. Advanced Génifique Serum is patented and enriched with hyaluronic acid and has more than 15,000 5-star reviews on lancome.co.uk. It targets key areas including skin texture, fine lines, wrinkles, radiance and clarity.
46. OKA Doge Print Vase
Proving that the best Mother’s Day gifts don’t have to cost a fortune, this unique vase is made from a combination of wood, paper and card and is the perfect way to display faux flowers. Pop a bunch of her favourite dried flowers inside for an affordable but thoughtful gift. It comes in three different OKA designs, including this Light Sage stripe print.
47. Sweaty Betty Pilates Socks
If you often find your mum in a downward dog, these Sweaty Betty Pilates socks make the perfect pressie. As well as being made of a breathable organic cotton blend, the socks have grip panels on the soles, so she won’t slip, however strenuous things get!
48. Bed Of Nails Acupuncture Mat
Acupuncture mats have been used by Indian mystics for centuries but now they’re being reinvented with a Scandi twist. A few minutes lying on this mat helps with sleeping, easing aches and pains, alleviating stress and even reducing the appearance of cellulite. Definitely one of the best Mother’s Day gifts for a mum who deserves some serious relaxation.
49. Gardenesque Hanging Wooden Bird Feeder
There are few things nicer to listen to than birdsong and this hanging wooden feeder has been designed to encourage feathered visitors to your garden. The ornamental design can be filled with seeds or seed mixes and the transparent windows allow you to monitor how quickly the food is being eaten.
50. White Company Faux Fur Sliders
Let her snuggle her feet into some super cosy slippers. The White Company has tweaked its bestselling sliders so they have the same super-plush texture despite being made with environmentally-friendly recycled polyester.
51. Sophie Allport Apron
Brighten up her day with this gorgeous Sophie Allport apron. Made of machine-washable 100% cotton, this kitchen essential has Sophie’s signature bee-print design and a roomy front pocket for storing knick-knacks.
52. Personalised ‘Mum’s Kitchen’ Chopping Board
This laser-engraved chopping board is made from natural rubber wood and there are nine different designs to choose from. Personalise with her name, your name or a special date to create one of the best Mother’s Day gifts for a kitchen goddess.
53. Lonely Planet’s Best In Travel 2022 Book
2022 is the year for travelling so why not inspire her to see the world with this Lonely Planet tome? This annual list ranks the world’s must-visit countries, cities and regions and gives guidance for every destination to help travellers actually make it happen.
54. The White Company Cashmere Bedsocks
She’ll be wanting an early night in order to treat her feet to these luxuriously soft socks. Made from the finest quality cashmere, they keep off the chill come bedtime and soothe tired toes.
55. KitchenAid Artisan Almond Cream K400 Blender
If you’re clubbing together with siblings, push the boat out with this state-of-the-art blender – perfect for making soups and smoothies for the health-conscious cook. Not only does it make short work of even the toughest of ingredients, with soft curves and an industrial chic look, but this cooking essential makes every kitchen look stylish.
56. John Lewis & Partners Portable Radio
With a stylish design and FM & DAB+ functionality, this portable radio will become a firm favourite and her constant companion.
57. Chloé Eau de Parfum
Make her feel cherished this Mother’s Day with Chloe’s iconic fragrance. Contained in a stylish glass bottle, this scent has a classic rose aroma with sprightly hints of peony and lychee.
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58. Sleeptight Light Pyjama Set
Treat your Mum to a posh pair of pyjamas for lounging around in as if she’s the lady of the manor on Mother’s Day. The classic button-up style is perfect for lazy weekend mornings and the lightweight fabric means she’ll feel cool yet cosy. The matching pyjama bottoms have pockets – love that – and the contrasting stripes to the collar and waistband add a classy look.
59. Freixenet Italian Sparkling Rosé & Diffuser Gift Set
If she’s fond of a glass of fizz, treat her to this little tipple gift set. It’s a bottle of sparkling rose that comes with an elegant rose-scented diffuser. Fresh and fruity with base notes of white flowers and apples, it’s just the think to drink on the day she should be putting her feet up.
60. Mother’s Day Prosecco Sharing Hamper
If you can’t be with your Mum in person on Mother’s Day but you want to find a way to make her feel really special, send this gorgeous hamper gift. You can’t go wrong – it arrives beautifully packaged in a traditional wicker basket and it’s packed full of tasty treats that you won’t find at the corner shop. There’s a bottle of delicious Italian Prosecco plus olives, plant-based garlic mayo, hickory smoke seasoned almonds (these taste incredible) and, amongst lots of other things, a packet of the most moreish fizzy dummy sweets we’ve ever tasted! It’s also vegan-friendly.
Best Mother’s Day Gifts at a glance:
Make this Mother’s Day extra special with the perfect gift for your mum from one of these trusted retailers.
- Oliver Bonas – Homeware and fashion in gorgeous, stylish colours
- Marks & Spencer – Classic, well-made clothes that will become wardrobe staples
- John Lewis – Your go-to store for gadgets, colours, interiors and so much more
- Amazon – A one-stop-shop for unusual gifts you’d never have thought of
- Cath Kidston – Pretty, practical gifts with bright, vintage prints
- Not On The High Street – The place for personalised, quirky gifts
- Etsy – Unique gifts by independent retailers
- The White Company – Understated luxury and feel-good clothes
- Boots – Make-up, bath products, gadgets and everything else to make her feel beautiful
- Bloom & Wild – Beautiful flowers, straight through your letterbox