Oh, the beauty and shenanigans of parenting! Being a mum goes way beyond giving birth to someone, and everyone’s experience is different. Whether you’ve been raised by a biological mum, an adoptive mum, a non-binary mum, or if you have two mums! Then you know what I’m talking about.

Mother’s day is all about celebrating mothers and what they did and do for us, but not only: for some of us, it is a day to remember a mother that is no longer with us, or that lives far, far away from where we are located.

If you’re lucky enough to have your mum close, then there’s a few ideas that you can try together - or things you can do for her - to say a massive “thank you!” for how amazing she is. Undecided on what to get for Mother’s Day? Let’s go and explore a short list of five ideas for Mother’s Day to make your mum happy and feel extra special!

1. Mother’s Day Gift Ideas: A Bouquet Of Flowers (back to index)

Let’s start with the basics: if your mother is the romantic type, then getting a huge, beautiful bouquet full of blossoms and petals will certainly leave her speechless. We’re talking big, beautiful, colorful flowers that will become a catalyst for attention in her living room, to remind her guests of how loved she is. Perhaps a bit of a show-off, but hey - that’s what she deserves for being such a thoughtful mother. To build the perfect bouquet, although there are no rules, take in consideration carnations as they are one of the most popular Mother’s Day ideas. In fact, the pink carnation specifically represents a mother’s love. White, which symbolises pure, unconditional love and good luck, is also a good choice.

2. Mother’s Day Gift Ideas: A Personalised Gift (back to index)

This is a safe option for a lot of presents, not exclusive to Mother’s Day. Personalised mother’s day gifts usually include a range of generic presents (mugs, keychains, pillows, and such) where you can print or sometimes engrave a name, a message, or a photo.

If you don’t mind seeing your own face on her bed or in the living room every time you go and visit, perhaps a photo of you and mama together printed on a small pillow will work.

If you want to go extra, you could potentially look into customised jewellery - like a necklace with personalised charms or with a laser incision with a short love message for her, or simply her name. If you’re acting last minute, most of the websites offer a quick next-day-delivery for forgetful individuals and save Mothering Sunday.

3. Mother’s Day Gift Ideas: New Hair (back to index)

You may think your mom would never wear hair extensions, but trust the process. First of all, she’s probably seen how lovely you look with them on. Secondly, let’s be honest: how many mums have the time and energy to take care of their hair properly? Therefore, it’s not surprising that sometimes you see her ends thinning, or her mane lacking volume. Frequent trips to the hairdresser sound like a novelty to your mum, and she needs a quick fix to shine bright as she deserves! Clip-in hair extensions are among the most popular pampering Mother’s Day gifts, and there’s a reason behind that. Quick and easy to apply, they instantly change the way hair looks, with boosted volume and length. She can pop them on and proceed with her regular styling - no hassle, extra fabulous. What else?

4. Mother’s Day Gift Ideas: Skincare (back to index)

Let’s dwell in the beauty industry a little bit longer, shall we? Mums are always on the go, or always too tired to stop and check what’s going on on the shelves of their local Boots, let alone on the internet. But skincare keeps on changing and evolving, and nowadays there are so many inclusive options, that her complaints about that one particular wrinkle, or spots on her hands, or the dull skin on her neck can be easily addressed. Go out on a mother-and-child day to try a new coloured cream to swap with her foundation, or that super-light hyaluronic gel everyone is talking about!

5. Mother’s Day Gift Ideas: Books (back to index)

Sometimes, the perfect mother’s day gift is not hiding between personalised gift sets or on the shelves of a cosmetics shop but it’s quietly sitting on a table in the window of a big Waterstones. From the good old classics to some new fiction recently landed on the shelves, the possibilities are countless. If you’re unsure about what your mum’s literary taste might include, consider a cookbook from her favourite restaurant or coffee shop, or maybe a foreign cuisine recipes collection for when she’s feeling experimental in the kitchen. Or why not, a book about (or even better, a biography) her favourite public figure, actor or musician. Last but not least, is your mum willing to take on a new skill? If so, you could also opt for a coursebook for her to learn a new language, a form of art or - if you happen to have a techie mum - even coding on a computer.

6. Mother's Day Gift Ideas: SPA Day (back to index)

A day of relax and is the perfect way to tell mum how much you love her, and the great thing about this type of gift is that you can join her too. Spending an afternoon at your local spa is a great occasion to catch up on life, unwind and have some quality time together, all while treating yourself to a nice drink, a healthy meal, and why not? A well-deserved facial. You can easily purchase a voucher online or book a full retreat somewhere out of town with a night at the hotel included. Spa gift packages often offer different type of experiences, including back massages, salt caves, and access to facilities such as swimming pools, saunas, and jacuzzi tubs. Some salons also have a space dedicated to beauty treatments where you can get your nails done and get you and mum both wrapped in mud to pamper your skin.

7. Mother's Day Gift Ideas: Aesthetic Treatment (back to index)

Not every mother is the same, and whilst some of them like to keep things traditional and gracefully age in a natural way, some others enjoy the occasional touch done by a professional aesthetician. If that's the case, then perhaps you and mum could both go and get your lips done for a change, or try some new eyelash treatment such as lamination or lash extensions. Permanent eyebrows and microblading are also valid options, not to mention lip blush! Permanent and semi-permanent makeup options nowadays offer lots of techniques to explore: think of powder brows, foxy eye liner tattoos, and more. Maybe she's always been curious about all of these new treatments that weren't as diffused when she was younger, or maybe she's already been through it and needs a top up; if it's your cup of tea, aesthetic treatments are a great option to explore together as a gift to celebrate her.

8. Mother's Day Gift Ideas: Salon Treatment (back to index)

If mum loves her hair or, quite the opposite, needs a change of hairstyle, then why not book her an appointment at the salon? Beauty treatments for hair such as the Brazillian Blow Dry are the perfect solution to give new life to senior hair, making it plumper, silky, and luscious by sealing the hair's cuticles and keeping frizz and crinkly hairs at bay. If you're looking to help her achieve a dramatic transformation, you could also explore with her the option of getting permanent extensions such as nano ring hair extensions, or the quicker tape in hair extensions for a celebrity makeover. These types of hair extensions require a professional to be touched up when the hair naturally grows out, but are guaranteed to make mum feel like the queen she is in no time. The belief that mature women should keep their hair short to look more youthful is quite outdated, and with the right hairstyle and colour she will look like a Hollywood diva. This is a great opportunity for you to get your hair done with her too and spend the day chit-chatting at the salon and perhaps have a glass of wine together in the evening.

9. Mother's Day Gift Ideas: Beauty Set (back to index)

A beauty set screams elegance and glamour, especially when you opt for products coming from the legendary Biossance, curated by Hollywood sweetheart Reese Witherspoon, or Charlotte Tilbury's gift sets. For the mum always on the go, mini travel sets will surely come in handy and keep her looking flawless and gorgeous whilst going on holiday. Alternatively, why not go for a hair beauty set? Think of the mystical gift sets by ColorWOW curated by celebrity hairstylist Chris Appleton, or again a repair kit by Olaplex for the mum who's gotten a little too happy with curling wands and flat irons and needs to rescue her mane. If mum is more into fragrances, some designers offer lovely packages with moisturising body cream and scented oils with the same notes of her favourite perfume; in the case of YSL, for example, you also get to a mascara and lipstick with a bottle of Black Opium in a lovely gift set. What's not to love? 

10. Mother's Day Gift Ideas: Dyson SuperSonic (back to index)

For the ultimate boujee mum, a Dyson hair accessory is always a good idea. You could go for the Dyson Supersonic as a new fancy option for flawless blow dries ahead, or perhaps get her the Dyson Air Wrap to treat her to gorgeous, bouncy blowouts that are kind to her hair. This could also be a great trick to get your hair styled in a quick and easy way when you go and visit her! Jokes on the side, Dyson hair products are widely appreciated and although expensive, they offer different payment methods and instalments option for you to spread the cost and give your mum a memorable present. If your mum is wearing human hair extensions, Dyson products can be used on them without fear and achieve frizz-free, luscious blowouts with a boost in volume and thickness - for a hairstyle that will make her look like a superstar.

11. Conclusion: (back to index)

There are only a few of the many ideas you could explore with or for you mum on her special day. From an experiences like alpaca trekking in Kent, Quad Bike driving, sailing on a real tallship ashore of the Jurassic Coast in Dorset or a tour across the Highlands, to pampering spa days, wine tasting tours, pottery classes or even bungee jumping - the choice is yours, and the possibilities are countless. Happy Mother’s Day!

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