Pepper and Ink Home
Home-makers of all ages will rejoice when they receive any single one of Pepper and Ink’s wares. Set up by a pair of sisters with an exquisite eye, this site is brimming with beautiful things your mother never knew she needed. Their washbags make pretty presents. Get her one in Biscuit
and she will thank you for ever.
Is yours a Yummy Mummy? Or aspiring to be? The school gates are teeming with trendy mothers sporting Selfish Mother sweaters and emblazoned t-shirts. Choose your favourite slogan from Mother, Maman, Sista or Winging It. All profits go to Women for Women International, a charity that helps to rebuild the lives of women in war-torn countries. Treat your mum, and help others at the same time.
The celebration of motherhood is also the celebration of femininity – and there’s nothing more feminine than scent. So pick out for her the ultimate treat – a big old bottle of perfume from London perfumers, Miller Harris. We love their Noix de Tuberose
, in all its bold glamour.
The Drifting Bear Company
Want to show you care enough to find her something totally original? As seen in Vogue, GQ and Ideal Home, this award-winning Devon-based site creates beautiful personalised gifts that capture life’s special places and moments. We particularly like the Vintage Polaroid Style Print
Indulge her inner goddess with a GLOSSYBOX subscription. From £8.50 a month, you can send a prettily wrapped GLOSSYBOX to your mother’s doorstep, containing five surprise beauty treats from high-end and emerging brands. This wildly popular beauty box site has over a million subscribers.
This is a site of exceptional gifts. We defy you not to find the present of her dreams here. Is she an elegantly packaged chocolate
sort of a mum? Or the personalised iPhone case
kind? If you can’t make your mind up, you should go for one of the Apollo Ceramic Trays
Choosing online flowers can be a challenge – order badly and your recipient gets a dismal bunch. There’s no need to fret if you order via Bloomon, though. Based in Amsterdam, this online company cuts out the middlemen and focuses on flower subscriptions. You can please your mum and spend less as well. Win win.
These charming Bloomsbury booksellers reprint neglected fiction and non-fiction from forgotten (mostly female) writers. Their dove grey covers are to die for, and there is a title to suit every mood. Check out – and order from – their extensive list online. Great options for Mother’s Day include Saplings (Noel Streatfeild), Greenbanks (Dorothy Whipple) and The Squire (Enid Bagnold).
Is your mother run ragged? Perhaps it is time for a pampering spa day. Discover treatwell, the largest hair and beauty booking website in Europe, which helps you find your favourite salons and recommended venues. Type in your postcode, the kind of treatment you want and treatwell will locate a spa to suit you or your mum or – what the heck – both.
A colourful box from Biscuiteers – luxury biscuits, chocolates or cakes – is always a joy and especially popular when there are children racing around at home. The hand-iced biscuits are more an edible work of art than just something to nibble on. Trust us, she will not be disappointed.
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