I'm sure that most mums would agree that we don't need anything for Christmas - a hug and some kind words with maybe a homemade card would mean the world to me to be honest. But, we do like to spoil our mums, especially at Christmas so if you are looking for ideas for gifts for mums here are some great ideas.
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A Good Book
I love getting a book as a gift. Hopefully you will know what genre of books your mum enjoys, but if you don't know then a gift card for a local bookshop or Waterstones or Amazon would do.
Here are some good book suggestions that your mum might enjoy...
Countdown To A Killing - Told through interwoven correspondence, emails and WhatsApp messages, with the suspense around an impending murder steadily building, Countdown to a Killing is a deep exploration of multiple perspectives and points of view of individuals who are inextricably bound. The key themes of love, sexuality, ethnicity, mental health and acceptance are sensitively explored in a unique linear yet multi-layered and metafictional narrative.
The Curiosity Journal - this is a really lovely and unique gift idea, perfect if your mum is at a stage in her life when she is thinking about new things, new projects and self improvement. Whether it’s a new direction in your career, a business idea you want to get off the ground, a personal challenge to tackle, or your next goal, the Curiosity Journal helps you harness your most powerful gift: Curiosity The Journal applies the Curiosity Mindset, a methodology designed by thought leaders in psychology, mindset, business, and productivity.
If your mum prefers non-fiction I would highly recommend Michelle Obama's autobiography Becoming - fascinating reading and she is a lady to be much admired.
A Jigsaw Puzzle
I love a puzzle - taking some time out to put together a good puzzle is really relaxing, and just what most mums need! Wentworth Puzzles have some beautiful jigsaw puzzles - including Christmas Jigsaw Puzzles made out of wood with beautifully intricate carved pieces. They are a real treat to put together and make a lovely special gift.
Clothing makes a great gift for a loved one, and your mum especially as you will know what she likes and what size she is. Here are some items of clothing that I would love to receive as a gift and I am sure that other mums would too.
A swimsuit - this Iris swimsuit from Halocline has such a great design. It is longer in length and also has adjustable straps so it will cover a little more and fit better than most other swimsuits - very important for us mums! The fabric is chlorine proof and is made from recycled Econyl® textile yarn, which is made from waste plastics.
A scarf - a scarf is a really easy and lovely gift. You can pick up lovely scarves at a price to suit all budgets, from luxury to the cheaper ones. My favourites at the moment are this check scarf from Joules which is a great price at £16.95 (and look out for discount codes!) and this blue check scarf from New Look which looks so big and cosy!
Boots - boots are a great gift and again you can find nice boots for any budget. If your mum prefers cosy and casual a pair of faux UGG style boots would be perfect. If you have a bit more money to spend I'm sure she would be delighted with a pair of these gorgeous Fairfax & Favour boots.
I'm sure every mum appreciates a little luxurious gift to treat themselves. This Apothecary Discovery Set from ARRAN is the perfect little treat set. Harnessing the therapeutic powers of the sea, the products are packed with mineral-rich seaweed extract, natural sea salt and moisturising oils. It includes a 30ml Shampoo, Bath and Shower Gel, Body Lotion and Soap.
Personally I love having a long hot bath, popping a deep conditioner in my hair and using a face mask. This Intensive Treatment Masque from Electric Hair is a nourishing and replenishing conditioning treatment that repairs dry and damaged hair, leaving it smooth and glossy.
I also really like putting together little hampers of things as gifts so I am sure that other mothers would love to receive something similar. Fill with little beauty items such as nail files, face masks, a shower pouffe, massage oil, small bottles of smellies and soap as well as practical items like nail scissors and sudocrem. I've been trying out the new Sudocrem naturals and I am loving it!
A Flower Subscription
Fresh flowers are such a lovely gift and having them arrive every month will be a monthly reminder to your mum of how much you love her. Take a look at Freddie's Flowers or Bloom and Wild.
Sometimes it's nice to really splash out on something special for your mum. Investing in a beautiful keepsake piece of jewellery is a wonderful idea. You can't go wrong with a pair of diamond earrings - classy and simple and an indicator of great taste! If your mum doesn't have pierced ears don't worry, you can get some great vintage clip-on earrings that look just stunning. These diamond, platinum and cultured pearl drop earrings remind me of something that The Princess of Wales would wear - timeless and elegant and something that could be treasured by your mum and eventually passed down through the generations.
For The Home
This is a somewhat controversial section, I know that a lot of people don't agree with buying mums, or wives for that matter, practical gifts. However I would be really chuffed to receive a KitchenAid mixer or Sage Coffee machine under the tree this Christmas! Homeware stores are some of my favourite shops so why not put together a hamper of goodies for the home - think candles, wax melts, fragrance, prints, eco-friendly cleaning products, diaries, planners.
I think that especially living through the current cost of living crisis it is important to remember that practical gifts are a great idea. Just don't get her an iron if she hates ironing!!
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