Mother’s Day gift ideas: 22 of the best ways to say thank you for less than £50

Looking for Mother’s Day gift ideas for 2021? Let us help you whittle down the options with our round up of 22 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, 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 22 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 swipe 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…

Ixia Flowers wreath kit
John Lewis

Ixia Flowers Spring Wreath Bright Workshop, £49.95, John Lewis

If your mum’s been flexing her crafty muscles during lockdown, she’ll love the chance to assemble her own spring-themed floral wreath.

botanical notebook

Wildflower notebook, £19.99, Papier

She can fill this personalised notebook with whatever she likes as you can choose from plain, lined or dotted pages.

fluffy slippers

Fownes Lexie Leopard Print Slippers, £30, Anthropologie

Everyone loves fluffy slippers, they’re like hugs for your feet.

Mother's Day Tea
Fortnum & Mason

Mother’s Day Tea Tin, £14.95, Fortnum & Mason

A new speciality blend of Earl Grey with delicate rose and bergamot.

peach candles
Peach Fuzz

Peach Trio, £33, Peach Fuzz

They look like peaches, they smell like peaches, just don’t let her eat them! Watch out for the restock coming on 8 March.

Pale Fox prosecco
Pale Fox

Personalised Bottle of Pale Fox Prosecco, £34, Lisa Angel

‘The world’s finest Prosecco’, says wine critic James Suckling. Say no more…

My Lady Garden bouquet
My Lady Garden

Super Trouper, £42.50, My Lady Garden

For stunning floral bouquets with a difference to your average supermarket find, My Lady Garden hits the nail on the head.

Stackers jewellery box
John Lewis

Stackers Mini Jewellery Box, £36, John Lewis

Keep her trinkets safe in Stackers’ chic adaptable jewellery boxes.

embroidery hoop kit

Stitch With Skye Mummy and Me Embroidery Hoop Art Kit, £25, Selfridges

If your mum’s picked up embroidery as a hobby during lockdown, she’ll love making this sentimental piece her next project.

Mumosa hamper

You’re Blooming Brilliant Mother’s Day Gift, £40, M&S

The Mother’s Day trifecta – bubbles, chocolates and flowers -, you can have this gift set sent straight to her door.

Calendula face mask

Calendula Petal-Infused Calming Mask, £44, Kiehl’s

A burst of hydration to help skin feel calmed, relieved, soothed and replenished, infused with hand-picked calendula flower and aloe vera.

serving platter

Bloomingville Bea Decorative Serving Plate, £41.50, Trouva

This handcrafted serving plate would make for a great centrepiece on any table.

Eucalyptus candle

Scented candle in a holder, £8.99, H&M

Fill the room with ‘notes that recall distinctive and fresh green nuances’.

cake stand
Shabby Store

Monochrome Cake Stand, £32, Shabby Store

For budding Bake Off entrants, this cake stand will set off their latest bake to perfection.

L'Occitane almond gift set

Delicious Almond Collection, £49, L’Occitane

Including Almond Shower Oil, Almond Delightful Body Balm, Almond Delicious Soap and Almond Delicious Hands, all in a L’OCCITANE signature gift box.

Daisy London

Next Best Thing Add On Bundle, £15, Daisy London

Simply choose a piece of jewellery from Daisy London, add this beautiful bundle (including flowers, a chocolate brownie & an OSKIA face mask) and order for free delivery on 13 March.

pink vase
Oliver Bonas

Kauka Pink Glass Vase, £29.50, Oliver Bonas

The bright pink and red tones of this glass vase will set off green foliage wonderfully.

Pendant necklace

Swarovski Pacific Opal Drop & Coin Necklace, £35, Orelia

You can add personalised engraving to this necklace for an extra sentimental touch.

rose gift set

The Rose Pack, £9.95, Sukin

This gift set combines Sukin’s Rose Hydrating Mist Toner with the Rose Hand & Nail Cream in sweet pink packaging.

Mum heart shaped cake
Primrose Bakery

Mother’s Day Heart Shaped Cake, £32.55, Primrose Bakery

Available in chocolate or vanilla, Primrose Bakery’s heart-shaped cake is almost too pretty to eat.

One Pot, Pan, Planet

One Pot, Pan, Planet by Anna Jones, £18.19, Amazon

Released 4 March but available for pre-order now, this new collection of over 200 recipes from Anna Jones limits the pans and simplifies the ingredients for all-in-one dinners that keep things fast and easy.

wild bluebell cologne
Jo Malone

Okay, so it’s £2 over budget, but how cute is the limited edition packaging on one of Jo Malone’s bestselling fragrances?