I remember at a very young age being outraged at the injustice of national holidays and asking my mum, “Why isn’t there a Children’s Day though?” And her replying, “Because every day is Children’s Day.” #REALTALK. It seems mothers get such little recognition that someone actually had to initiate a national holiday in order to do so. If you weren’t already aware, let us make you aware now: it’s Mother’s Day this Sunday, May 12. And If you’re not prepared, there’s still time to put in a little consideration for the woman who has done basically everything for you – the least you can do is get her a little treat to say thank you on this national holiday. And we’ve made it even easier for you by compiling a list of suggested gifts.
AMBRE Botanicals Rosemary Bath Oil
AMBRE produce skincare products that are handmade in batches using 100% fresh, pure, natural source ingredients. Which might go a little way to negating the 40 gallons of water the bath uses. Either way, help your mum soothe away her troubles – probably involving you – with this rosemary, thyme and mint bath oil. Available direct from AMBRE.
Mulberry Heart Keyring
A classic go-to gift idea, you can’t go wrong with a keyring. Especially when it’s heart-shaped. Hearts symbolize love, and a brand like Mulberry symbolizes quality. That’s quality love, right there. Buy one now from Mulberry.
Fern Living Vase
If you’re thinking of taking the classic approach to Mother’s Day with a bunch of flowers, why not step it up a notch with a vessel to hold them. This way, the gift won’t die within a week. The Goodhood Store have a number of great vases including this one by Scandinavian brand Ferm Living. Buy it now from their online store.
Clare Vivier Monogrammed Card Case
Nothing says a gift for your mum like something with her initials monogrammed onto it. This simple design by Clare Vivier comes in six color options, and there might even be one that takes your fancy. Treat yourself, after all, you’ve been such a great son. Buy one now from Clare Vivier.
Acqua di Parma Iris Nobile Eau de Toilette
Perfume is a surefire winner. And the Italian perfume company Acqua di Parma make some of the best. This Iris Nobile Eau de Toilette is a tribute to the Iris, the most delicate and expensive flower. An appropriate gift for your mum, she’s a delicate and expensive flower sometimes too. Buy it from Space NK.
Grace: A Memoir
Anyone familiar with Vogue and the work of Anna Wintour may be familiar with the extraordinary talent and fierce determination of her right-hand woman, Grace Coddington. Those not familiar with her certainly will be after reading this. This book details the path of her career, from model to editor of British Vogue and makes a fascinating read and a great gift. Buy it from Amazon.
Diptyque Figuier Candle
We included this Diptyque candle in our Valentine’s Gift Guide for Her back in February, but we couldn’t resist including it again. It’s a perfect present for anybody, and this exact one is in actual fact my very own mother’s favorite candle. If you’re reading this, mum, this is what I would be buying you if my intern wage covered Mother’s Day gifts. The rest of you can buy it online from Diptque.
Anthropologie Burnished Speckle Scarf
Anthropologie is my one-stop shop for all things present-related. It stocks all that pretty, chintzy looking stuff that goes down so well with all mothers alike. This scarf is 100% silk and that to me says opulence. The name of the game is indulgence here. Buy it online now.
Harrods Champagne & Truffles
Two of the finer things in life, Premier Cru champagne and pink champagne truffles, delivered internationally from London’s very own Harrods food hall. Get hold of the set online from Harrods.
Kiehl’s Creme de Corps Collection
Nothing like a set of miniature cosmetic products to make a woman happy, especially if they’re Kiehl’s. Established in 1851, they are the last word in premium skincare, and this set contains six of their most popular products. Buy online from Kiehl’s.