Mother’s Day gift ideas: 24 of the best ways to say thank you for less than £50

Looking for Mother’s Day gift ideas for 2022? Let us help you whittle down the options with our round up of 24 of the best…

Mums are some of the hardest working people that we encounter in our lives. Throughout the years they’ve served as our chefs, chauffeurs, cleaners, personal cheerleaders, shoulders to cry on and ultimately, our best friends. In fact, it’s been estimated that if mothers earned actual salaries for the work they put in as parents, their wages would reach a staggering £80,000 – and to put that number into perspective, that’s as much as doctors, pilots or lawyers…

So how can we possibly repay them for all of their love and support over the years? Offering up years of our lives in dedicated service in return aside, Mother’s Day is coming up on 27 March, so doing a spot of research into Mother’s Day gift ideas that will make them smile is a pretty good way of saying thanks. Which is why we’ve done some extensive digging and found 24 of the most thoughtful presents on the shelves this year, all costing less than £50.

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Whether your mum is a dedicated foodie or devoted crafter, a lover of luxury or a bargain hunter, there’s something in our gallery that she’s bound to love – and we’ve been sure to include ideas to suit all budgets as well. There’s brilliant beauty buys, candles with the sweetest scents, gorgeous jewellery and even a few edible (and drinkable) treats as well – simply read through the collection below to see all of the options in our edit.

Now all you need is a roll of gorgeous gift wrap and a card, and you’re on your way to Mother’s Day success…

Mother’s Day gift ideas

red roses bath oil
Jo Malone
espresso mugs set
Eleanor Bowmer

Shell and Dalmatian espresso cups (set of 2), £14.95, Eleanor Bowmer

Ixia dried flowers bunch
John Lewis

Ixia Flowers Meadow Orange Dried Flowers, £44.99, John Lewis

afternoon tea hamper

Tea in Mayfair Hamper, £50, M&S

large candle

Serenity Lidded Ceramic Candle, £32, Anthropologie

Oliver Bonas

Laszlo Textured Oval Links Chain Bracelet, £18, Oliver Bonas

My Lady Garden flowers bunch
My Lady Garden

Cloud Signature Bouquet, £50, My Lady Garden

roll neck jumper

Oversized polo-neck jumper, £24.99, H&M

Byredo gypsy water body lotion
Cult Beauty

Byredo Gypsy Water Body Lotion, £45, Cult Beauty

pistachio cake
Cutter & Squidge

Passionfruit And Pistachio Cake, £29.99, Cutter & Squidge

recipe book

Vegetable Medley Recipe Journal, £24.99, Papier

shower steamers
Elan Skincare

Set of 6 aromatherapy shower steamers, £15, Elan Skincare

flower gin
John Lewis

Copper in the Clouds Flowerbomb Gin, £39.50, John Lewis

Sweaty Betty

Yoko Wool Siberian Slippers, £30, Sweaty Betty

Bertioli breathing balm
Wolf & Badger

Bertioli by Thyme Water Meadow Breathing Balm, £20, Wolf & Badger

tulip bonbons

Biscuit Boutique tulips chocolate bonbons, £29.99, Selfridges

peace lily gift set
Beards & Daisies

Peace lily gift set with mister, £30, Beards & Daisies

shell vase
Originals Studio

‘Pam’ rust ceramic clam shell vase, £25, Originals Studio

gingerbread person

Fleur Jolly Ginger, £7.95, Biscuiteers

Mary Berry cookbook

Love to Cook by Mary Berry, £13, Amazon


Fridan Scarf One Size, £32.99, Trouva

soap making kit
Craft Factory

Soap Making Kit, £29.99, Craft Factory

flower macarons
Oh La La Macarons

English Garden Flowers Macaron & Tea Gift Set – Limited Edition, £51.50, Oh La La Macarons

lore hair masks

Lore Originals Legend Dry Hair Masks, £38, Liberty

Gold Mother Of Pearl Disc Bracelet, £40, Ania Haie

British Blooms Velvet Everyday Pouch, £28, Elizabeth Scarlett, Oscar and Tilly