Mother’s Day gift ideas: 40 of the best ways to say thank you

Looking for Mother’s Day gift ideas for 2019? Let us help you whittle down the options with our round-up of 40 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 40 (yes, that’s 4-0) of the most thoughtful presents on the shelves this year.

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 clothing and accessories and even a few edible 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.


Parsley seed anti-oxidant skincare kit, £200, Liberty 


Maitre Choux

Mixed flowers choux box (2 eclairs), £90, Maitre Choux


Animal print leather mid-heel mules, £39.99, Zara 



Institut Ethederm Excellage Cream 50ml, £81, Lookfantastic 


Hotel Chocolat

The Everything chocolate gift hamper, £27.50, Hotel Chocolat


Fortnum & Mason

Jasmine Pearls Loose Tea Tin, £12.95, Fortnum & Mason



Apex Necklace Sky Blue Topaz, £385, Ziorva



Biscuiteers Happy Mother’s Day tin, £34.99, Selfridges



Mirabeau La Folie Rose, £14.99, Waitrose



Les Beiges Healthy Glow Touch-Up Set, £95, Chanel 



Mini jewellery case, £110, Cuyana


Sunshine earrings with gold plating, £79, Swarovski 


Le Creuset

Signature 28cm round casserole dish in ultra violet, £275, Le Creuset



The Hampton Hamper, £50, Marks & Spencer

Karl Lagerfeld Pyramid Heart Earrings, £45, Watch Shop 


Gucci Bloom Netarre di Fiori Intense eau de parfum gift set, £60.75, Debenhams


John Lewis

Sara Miller Chelsea Collection Bird Cake Plates, £40, John Lewis



Le Labo Rose 31, £180, Liberty


Wolf & Badger

Loel Mini Military Bee Chain Bag Clutch in Rich Red, £160, Wolf & Badger

Liz Earle Your Daily Routine With Superskin Moisturiser for Sensitive Skin, £69.50, Boots


Lola Rose Jewellery

Gold Mama Diamond Charm Necklace, £250, Lola Rose 


Nui Ami

Kyoto Garden Kimono Robe, £265, Niu Ami


Finest My Lovely Mum Bouquet, £20, Tesco


Pretty Ballerinas

Nay La Green PomPoms, £89.00, Pretty Ballerinas


John Lewis

Emma Bridgewater Pink Hearts Mummy Mug, £19.95, John Lewis



Alex Monroe Silver Floral Letter M Alphabet Necklace, £105, Liberty




Waterbury Traditional 34mm Stainless Steel Bracelet Watch, £119, Timex



Baukjen Charla Chambray Shirt, £62.98,


Desmond & Dempsey

The Expressionist Print in Navy, £150, Desmond & Dempsey



Gucci Insarsia Silk-Twill Scarf, £120, net-a-porter


John Lewis

Foreo Luna 2 Facial Sonic Cleansing Brush, £169, John Lewis & Partners





 Kat Burke Complete B Vital Hydration Face Mask, £120, net-a-porter


Floris London

Peony & Rose Scented Candle, £40, Floris London 



The Bath Soak in Rose & Geranium Leaf, £10.95, Tisserand



Art on Wheels Medium Wheeled Tote Bag, £126, Kipling




Miu Mix Cat-Eye Acetate Sunglasses, £205, net-a-porter


House of Fraser

Ted Baker Keirra Crosshatch Lady Bag, £64, House of Fraser



Guerlain Mon Guerlain Eau De Toilette Bloom of Rose 30ml, £49, Boots 



Confetti Floral Shirt Dress, £135.20, Whistles 


Jo Malone

Lupin & Patchouli Cologne, £49, Jo Malone