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

Looking for Mother’s Day gift ideas for 2020? Let us help you whittle down the options with our round-up of 50 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 50 (yes, that’s 5-0) of the most thoughtful presents on the shelves this year, all costing less than £50.

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.

Mother's Day gift ideasSweet Dreams Overnight Mask, £22.50, Crabtree & Evelyn 

H&M home c'est la vie candleScented Candle In A Glass Holder, £12.99, H&M Home

Joy Energise Body Lotion, £35, Kalmar

Elements Bamboo Extendable Bath Rack, £25, Dunelm 

Emily Brooks Flawless Manicure Set, £14, John Lewis & Partners

Mamma Mia Body Scrub, £11, Lush

aldi organic prosecco

Organic Prosecco, £7.99, Aldi

Mini Preserved Floral Bouquet, £14, Anthropologie

jo malone lavender and musk pillow mist

Lavender & Musk Pillow Mist, £25, Jo Malone

Cosmos Ring, £40, Daphine

Me & Mini Hand Creams in Tin, £9, Heathcote & Ivory

Louise Madzia Gentle Mini Earthenware Planter, £22, Selfridges

Wellness Facial Stone Roller, £5, Primark

Gordon’s Sicilian Lemon & Tonic, £23.99, Amazon (from 10 March)

Benefit Cosmetics Mother’s Day Box, £49.20, Boots (from 7 March)

Ecru Detail Floral Pyjamas, £45.98 for a set, Oysho

Gin Cocktail Gummies, £16, Smith & Sinclair

Sauces Poster, £24.37, Kunskapstavlan

Rattan Basket, £12, IKEA

You’re Golden Orange and Ginger Tea, £4.99, Offblak

Dino Vase, £15, Habitat

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Rose Radiance Collection, £39 (worth £55), Elemis

by Yala Malkia Queen Recycled Brass and Enamel Pin, £19, Kool and Konscious

Stop And Smell The Roses Screenprint, £40, notonthehighstreet

I Should Cocoa Original Hot Chocolate, £12.95, Harvey Nichols

Mother's Day gift ideas

Mosaic Resuable Shopping Bag, £10, Kind Bag

Stoneware Heritage Rectangular Dish, from £30, Le Creuset 


Wash Bag, £15, Lady Garden X Monsoon

Wonderland Peony, from £24, Floral Street

No. 1 Sweet Scented Lilac Bouquet, £35, Waitrose

Rattan Portable Jewellery Box, £10, Paperchase

Wave Earrings, £45, Edge of Ember

Nothing Fancy: Unfussy Food for Having People Over by Alison Roman, £13.73, Amazon

Hallyna Hula Hair Scrunchie, £12.50, Ted Baker

Shell Hanging Frame, £26, Oliver Bonas

Soft Shirt In Burgundy Spot, £26, Next

The Chateau By Angel Strawbridge Diffuser in Opulent Tuberose, £10, Sainsbury’s

Emerald Notebook, £19.99, Papier x Monica Vinader

Cultivate & Eat Basil Set, £17.95, Souschef

Pom-Pom Moccassin Slippers, £17.50, Marks & Spencer

CBD Bath Melts, £20, Kloris

Quality Street Intrigue Salted Caramel Truffles, £3.50, Asda

Noughts and Crosses Game, £4.45, Muji

Under Control Keyring, £9, Alphabet Bags

Sakura Relaxing Treat, £20.90, Rituals

Cedarwood Charcoal and Grapefruit Bar Soap Set, £20, Liberty London

Sleep Mask, £42.50, Slip

Dream Decoder, £14, Free People

Spencer Cardholder, £45, Kate Spade

Edited by Erica Davies Canvas Hanging Scroll with Love Print, from £15.50, qvcuk.com