Prynt Pocket iPhone Instant Photo Printer
Remember when you were little and your mum would put every crayon drawing you did on the fridge as though you were the next Basquiat (no matter how, err, crap)? Well, get her this mini-printer for Mother’s Day and she can do the same with your phone snaps.
Mama Wolf Summerchamps Premium Poster
Aside from Ebola, spiders, and a receding hairline, there are probably few things as frightening as your mum on a rampage. All of which makes this wolf print poster from online art-store Junique all the more fitting. You wouldn’t mess with one of those, either.
Manchester Gin Tasting Set
Launched in 2016, Manchester Gin incorporates local flavours and Northern botanicals into its small-batch gin. And no we don’t think that means a heady combination of spray-tan tang with notes of chip barm. Even if the drink doesn’t live up to the nickname Mother’s Ruin, it’ll at least have your mother ruined.
Kenzo World Eau de Toilette
Perfume may seem like a bit of a cliché Mother’s Day gift, but some things are classics for a reason. The latest offering from Kenzo, with its genre-defying blend of a floral bouquet and fruity notes packaged in the French fashion house’s iconic eye-shaped bottle, is anything but boring.
Marks & Spencer Leather Cross Body Bag
Much like boy scouts, mums like to be prepared for every eventuality at all times. Plasters, paracetamol, a sewing kit, and at least three types of foreign currency – chances are your mum has them all to hand at any given time. This Mother’s Day, give her something nice to cart it all around in, like this leather bag from Marks & Spencer, which happens to come in the shade of the season.
In order to do all the stuff they do for us on a daily basis without looking like a walking zombie, mums rely on a decent kip each night, so get your old dear something that will assist with her beauty regime while she sleeps. This silk pillowcase protects and hydrates the skin, while also preventing split ends. Ingenious.
Busy Bee Scarf
‘Work hard and be nice’ – an adage that was almost certainly coined by someone’s old lady. When it comes to hard work, the only thing in the animal kingdom that can rival a mum is bees. So get her something that reminds her of her spirit animal with this quirky patterned scarf.
Albus Lumen x Ryan Storer Shell-Drop Earrings
Marilyn was bang on the money; diamonds are a girl’s best friend. But if you don’t fancy skipping rent this month, premium-looking jewellery, like the sort from Australian designer Ryan Storer, makes for a great alternative.
Dream Big Sleep Set
Whether it was you as a bratty baby crying all night, or you as a bratty teenager staying out late, you’ve probably cost your mum a few night’s sleep. You git. Make amends by giving her the gift of 40 winks with this set from the maestros of sleep at This Works.
Milk Chocolate Buttons
Nothing says ‘I don’t love you all that much’ like a box of bog-standard chocolates from the supermarket. For something more thoughtful, these Fortnum & Mason chocolates are produced using moulds made from vintage buttons belonging to the grandmother of the department store’s in-house chocolatier. Cute as a, well you know…
Balmain x L’Oreal Lipstick
It’s okay to know buggar all about lippy (it’s also okay to know a lot, but that’s another conversation). This L’Oreal x Balmain creation is for the clueless because it’s designed to suit every skin tone and taste. As far as gifts go, it’s guaranteed to get you nominated for a Son of The Year award.
Jurlique Herbal Recovery Rejuvenating Trio Set
It’s going to take a super skincare set to undo the signs of stress you’ve given your mum over the years. This one from South African brand Jurlique contains a luxury day cream, a high-performance serum and a brightening eye treatment, all to hydrate and fight the signs of ageing. But don’t blame us if strangers think your ma’am is your latest squeeze.
Kurt Geiger Saffiano Card Holder
Thanks to its bright, bold colourway, this oh-so-handy real leather card holder from Kurt Geiger will be easy for her to find in a massive handbag. Which is especially handy for when you go shopping with her and ‘forget’ your wallet. Again.
Lugano Bernadotte Milanese Gold Watch
With its mother-of-pearl face, this sleek gold watch from Larsson And Jennings is a no-brainer, even without the gold Milanese band to complete the look. Besides, every time she looks down at her wrist she’ll think of you: the golden child. Take that, siblings.
Mango Open Work-Detail Embroidered Sweater
Even if mother dearest did dress you in some pretty hideous stuff and cut your hair with a bowl back in the day, now is not the time to get your revenge. Instead, say thanks for the clobber anyway with this stylish embroidered knit from high street hero Mango.
You might think a Wedgwood is some kind of golf club, but we’d bet good money on your mum knowing what’s what. With close to three centuries worth of pottery knowledge under its belt, it’s pretty much the swankiest teapot you can get.
LSA Vase Set
This Mothering Sunday, get her a vase to put the flowers you bought her in. This perfect-for-posies set from Polish glassware giant LSA is an excellent choice. Hang on a minute, you did remember to order the flowers, didn’t you?
Uniqlo U Balloon Sleeve Cardigan
Following on from the pair’s fly-off-the-shelves collaboration, French designer Christophe Lemaire joined Japanese basics giant Uniqlo as artistic director. Any mum who’s a dedicated follower of fashion will be pretty chuffed with this ooh-la-la oh-so-cool cardigan that will still leave you enough cash in your pocket to hit the pub the day after.
NARSissist Lip Pencil Trio
Apologise for all of those times you got a bit lippy with your mum by giving her nice set of smackers for Mother’s Day. This set from French makeup pioneers Nars, which features three award-winning pencils in the brand’s best-selling shades, ought to put a smile on her face.
Derek Rose Wellington 46 Striped-Cotton Pyjamas
After all the excitement of Mother’s Day, send your ma to sleep in the most stylish way possible. These pyjamas from British loungewear expert brand Derek Rose are crafted from ultra-soft cotton-sateen and will even give you both matching Cuban collars.