7 Most Popular Mother’s Day Gifts

Show your mum some love this Mothering Sunday with our handy gift guide, featuring some of today’s most popular gifts…

Chocolate gifts

Who doesn’t love chocolate? From luxury truffles to personalized white, milk and dark chocolate indulgences, there’s something to suit all. For the real chocolate fanatic, you may wish to fill a chocolate hamper with an array of sweet treats this Mother’s Day, including everything from hot cocoa to an assortment of champagne truffles, chocolate covered fruits, brownies, and moreish cookies.

Alternatively, book your mum on a chocolate-making course. Asides from spending time together, this taste-tantalizing activity will allow both your mum and you to learn more about the origin of the cocoa bean, melting points, what flavors work well with what percentages of chocolate and how to make your own variants at home.

Pamper gifts

Give back this Mother’s Day with a truly rewarding pamper package. Mother’s Day is the perfect time to treat the main lady in your life to a little spa time. She does so much for you after all!

Pampering gifts for women make perfect presents for Mother’s Day. From gift baskets containing an array of spa products that can be used in the bath or the shower, to massage kits and spa vouchers, there are a number of options to choose from. Personalize the gift by adding a monogrammed dressing gown, a sleep mask, a few of her favorite candles and a relaxing soundtrack.

Push the boat out and swap the basket for an experience. Whether you allow her to enjoy a trip to the spa on her own or join her for the day, the gift of a trip to her favorite spa is guaranteed to earn you some serious brownie points! It’s also an excuse for you to indulge in an entire day of relaxation too!

When booking a spa voucher, it’s a good idea to shop around – a number of venues and booking websites offer the likes of two for one deal, off-peak rates, and overnight stays.

Personalized gifts

A personalized present, be it a photo frame containing an image of both your mum and you complete with a heartfelt message, a photo book, a handmade card or a monogrammed item, are all gifts your mum will adore. This option is the ideal choice for mums who have everything!


From traditional silver and gold jewelry to contemporary pieces and handmade items, jewelry is a great gift option for Mother’s Day. Push the boat out with a personalized piece of jewelry or a gift box embossed with your mum’s initials. Such a gift shows respect, thoughtfulness and an eye for taste. Is there a better way to show your mum you care this Mother’s Day?

If you wish to create a bespoke piece, a number of jewelers offer a bespoke service, which allows you to work with the designer to create something really special. This could be a necklace, bracelet or ring. You may also wish to combine a number of sentimental pieces to create one item.


A bouquet of flowers, a floral-embellished gift basket or a plant, such as an orchid, all make great Mother’s day presents. When choosing, try to pick your mum’s preferred blooms or choose flowers boasting a hue she’s particularly fond of. When placing an order, make sure you do so in plenty of time. This is a busy time of year for florists and unless you order in advance, it’s unlikely the bouquet or plant will arrive on time! Push the boat out and team your floral gift with a bottle of bubbles or a box of moreish chocolates.


Activity gifts are the ideal present for active mums and also, those who already have everything when it comes to material things! Asides from allowing your mum the opportunity to try something new or embark on an adventure they’ve always wanted to go on, this is an excuse to spend some quality time with your mum – especially if sign up to the experience too.

From spa days to chocolate-making classes and wine tours, to more adrenaline-fueled adventures such as race car experiences, skydives and helicopter rides, an activity gift boasts something to suit all!

When purchasing such a gift, it usually comes in a gift box or sealed inside a personalized card – which means your mum will still have something to open on Mother’s Day.

Home and garden

Whether your mum has recently moved house or is redecorating, home gifts are a great option when it comes to presenting your nearest with a personal present this Mothering Sunday. Choose from the likes of patterned pillows, ornate mirrors, and frames, candles, throws, and prints. When picking an item, ensure it ties in with the recipient’s existing décor. Alternatively, present them with a gift voucher to their favorite homeware store – this will allow them to pick out something they really need or have had their eye on for a while.

If your mum is more of the outdoorsy type and takes extreme pride in her garden, a green-fingered inspired gift basket may be more appropriate. Fill it with the likes of seedlings, pot plants, gardener knee pads, tools of the trade and ‘how to grow’ guides. If your mother only has a small, indoor space to work with, the likes of a herb garden may be a more appropriate gift.

If you’re unsure of what to put in the hamper, you’ll be pleased to learn that a number of companies (both brick and mortar and online) offer pre-made gift baskets, housing everything the keen or amateur gardener could ever need!

We hope we’ve been able to provide some inspiration for Mother’s Day and that you were able to find something extraordinary for the special woman in your life. If your gifts go down a treat we’d love to know too, as we can share them with our readers for years to come.

Sarah Marsalle

Author: Sarah Marsalle

Sarah Marsalle is a dedicated gifting expert since 2016. She helps people to do, say and give in more gracious and loving way. She is a guru in gift traditions and has thousands of ideas for any and all important events in life.

Sarah Marsalle
Sarah Marsalle is a dedicated gifting expert since 2016. She helps people to do, say and give in more gracious and loving way. She is a guru in gift traditions and has thousands of ideas for any and all important events in life.
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