Mother’s Day Gift Ideas For 2021
Mother’s Day is the day of the year where you can show your mum just how much you love and appreciate her – and, whether you’re together or apart, there’s no end of ways you can make her feel truly special this year.
Sure, boxes of chocolates, flowers and bottles of wine all make great Mother’s Day gifts, but isn’t it time for something a little more exciting? Something surprising? Something that she’ll really love?
After the year we’ve all had, it’s high time we go the extra mile to show our mums how much we care, and what better time to start than Mother’s Day itself? In celebration of this special occasion, we’ve scoured high and low for some of the top, thoughtful and totally unique Mother’s Day gifts for 2021 and put them right here in this handy gift guide. From nifty kitchen gadgets to scent-sational perfumes, snuggle-soft winter warmers and loads more to choose from, we’ve got something for every special Supermum among our fantastic line-up of gift ideas. But before diving straight in, let’s take a quick look at where exactly Mother’s Day comes from.
The history of Mother’s Day
The history of celebrating Mother’s Day can be traced all the way back to the ancient Greeks who would celebrate and pay homage to the goddess Rhea, the mother of gods and goddesses. They would celebrate every spring by throwing festivals and feasts in her honour. Since then, the celebrations have become more focused on our own mothers, dedicating an entire day to say thank you for everything they’ve done for us. Mother’s Day is celebrated across the world on various different dates but in the UK this year, Mothering Sunday falls on March 14th.
In Britain, we celebrate Mother’s Day on the fourth Sunday of Lent, three weeks before Easter. Originally, it was a day dedicated to celebrating the Mother Mary and required worshippers to visit their ‘mother church’, the main church in their area as opposed to the smaller ‘daughter church’ they would usually attend. This is the reason why the alternative name for this celebration is Mothering Sunday. These traditions were followed up until World War II when soldiers adopted the day as a way to give thanks to their mothers while away at war, and it’s stayed that way ever since. Although we still celebrate Mother’s Day on the fourth Sunday of Lent, it’s less of a religious affair and more about telling our mums just how much we love them.
With that in mind, take a look at our fabulous gift guide below and pick out the perfect treat to delight your magnificent mum this Mother’s Day.
The perfect Mother’s Day gift ideas
Searching for that one perfect present? Or perhaps on the hunt for a few fantastic pieces to pop in a gorgeous gift hamper? Whatever you’re looking to get your mum this Mother’s Day, the following gift ideas are sure to put a smile on her face! Add any of these delightful items to a box of chocs, bottle of wine or bouquet of flowers for a present she’ll never forget, or give them as a standout present in their own right - the choice is yours! No matter what you choose to do, the message will be loud and clear - “Thank you, Mum!”
Give the gift of gorgeous hair this Mother’s Day with this fabulous auto-rotating hair curling wand! With a cordless design and built-in rechargeable battery pack, this handy hairstyling tool is perfect for mums who are constantly on the go but still love to look their best.
Thanks to its automatic function, it’s never been easier to achieve salon-worthy curls from home, and there’s no pesky prongs to get burnt on either! Unlike conventional hair curlers, the hair isn’t wrapped around the outside of the wand. Instead, it coils inside the chamber and uses an automatic timer to achieve the perfect curls every time. To use, select the temperature setting of choice, choose the direction of the curl, insert a small section of hair into the curl chamber and let the device do all the hard work – it’s really that simple!
With hair salons shut this year, your mum is sure to appreciate this gift – it’s just like having her own personal hairstylist at home (minus the price!). What more could you want?
Sticking with gadgets, our next gift idea is ideal for any music-loving mums who like to keep up with the latest trends. With a sleek, streamlined design and superior sound quality, these AirPods will take your mum from workday meetings to weekend silent discos in seconds, and are sure to get the party started this Mother’s Day!
Even better, if your mum’s home is full of chaotic children, the handy noise-cancelling feature has got her covered, bringing true meaning to “earphones in, world out”. Alternatively, if she needs to keep tabs on all the goings on in the home, she can always switch to the transparency mode instead, which allows her to listen to her favourite tunes while also keeping a close ear on the kids – perfect! Packed with all this and more, these Apple AirPods are a sure-fire way to treat your mum this Mother’s Day.
Our third gift in this guide practically emanates opulence, and is the perfect choice for any luxurious mum with a love for designer labels. A high-end scent without the high-end price tag attached, Marc Jacobs Daisy Dream is a wonderful gift if your budget’s a little tighter this year.
A close cousin of the hit fragrance, Marc Jacobs Daisy, this Eau de Toilette is a fabulously feminine scent that’s packed with character. Bursting with a concoction of juicy blackberry, subtle pear and citrusy grapefruit, this fragrance opens with a moreish selection of sweet treats that’s sure to delight the senses. As the scent develops, it blooms into a bright floral bouquet of jasmine and blue wisteria, before simmering into earthy musk, white wood and refreshing coconut water.
Housed in a stunning light blue bottle, reminiscent of spring mornings, and embellished with white daisies, this perfume looks as captivating as it smells. When unwrapped on Mother’s Day, this gift is sure to make your mum feel as loved as she truly is.
Let’s face it, there’s nothing quite like a home-cooked meal from your mum, and this next gift idea is perfect if she enjoys cooking up a storm in the kitchen! Designed to make food prep a breeze, the Russell Hobbs 3-in-1 Hand Blender does everything from chopping and blending to whisking and mixing, significantly cutting down the time it takes to get meals ready.
With the power of three different appliances in one, this fantastic piece of kit not only helps to make mouth-watering meals, but it also saves space in the kitchen cupboards, ideal if your mum is limited on storage or likes to keep her kitchen clutter-free. If that wasn’t enough, this nifty gadget comes with a variety of detachable heads and beakers, so your mum can cook up a variety of meals at once without having to wash any parts in between – sweet!
Keeping with the theme of kitchens, our fifth gift idea will take your mum from humble home cook to budding chef in a matter of minutes. Introducing the Ken Hom Classic Carbon Steel Wok Set – the ultimate piece of kit for any fabulous foodie!
This incredible wok set comes with 10 must-have accessories to get the culinary mastery underway, including the carbon steel wok itself, a lid, a tempura rack, four pairs of chopsticks, two cooking sticks, a recipe book and so much more. So, whether your mum’s a stir fry specialist or simply looking to add some spice to her life, one thing’s for certain: with this amazing set, stepping into the kitchen will be an adventure, not a chore!
Has your mum’s vinyl collection been resigned to collecting dust in a box in the loft? Not anymore with this fantastic vinyl record player! Your mum will love reliving her teenage kicks and blasting out her favourite old-school records, courtesy of the dynamic stereo speakers that come with this groovy gadget.
Housed in a vintage style briefcase, this record player looks as incredible as it performs, and won’t take up tons of precious space in your mum’s home. With fully-functioning chrome fasteners, this record player closes up just like a briefcase should, allowing your mum to take it with her wherever she goes without having to worry about damage. So, whether she’s off to see the girls when lockdown restrictions are lifted or simply wants to take the tunes from room to room, she can do it all with this terrific turntable. Let the music play!
We get it, family life can be hectic and, much as your mum may want to, it’s not always possible to have a whole day in bed. That’s where this premium plush blanket hoodie comes in! Combining all the best features of a snuggle-soft blanket and a warming hoodie in one, this gorgeous garment allows your mum to enjoy all the comforts of bed, while still leaving her mobile enough to get on with her day.
Irresistibly soft, this luxurious blanket hoodie is covered in an ultra-cosy microfibre fleece on the outside and lined with snuggly Sherpa fleece on the inside, providing all-over comfort for all those blissful moments of relaxation. It even comes with super-sized pockets to hold her phone, snacks or whatever she desires, so once she can finally sit down and relax, she won’t have to get up again!
Available in a variety of colours, you can pick out the perfect hoodie to suit your mum’s style. Even better, with a handy one-size-fits-all design, you don’t have to spend ages trying to figure out her size as you know it’ll fit her just right. Perfect!
As a scrummy alternative to your bog-standard box of chocolates, why not get your mum a selection box of cheese from the Chuckling Cheese Company? Coming with a variety of mouth-watering morsels, from vintage cheddar truckle to creamy blue cheese, this gift box is sure to tantalise her taste buds – but don’t expect her to share!
This selection box makes a fabulous gift in its own right or pairs beautifully with an indulgent bottle of port or a rich bottle of red, the choice is yours! However you decide to give this gift, it’s sure to put a (cheesy!) grin on your mum's face this Mother’s Day.
The golden rule of good hair is to sleep on a soft silk pillow, and with this gift, your mum will wake up to luscious locks every single morning!
Made from 100% pure Mulberry silk, the Hairworthy Hairembrace pillowcase is designed to fight the frizz, leaving hair stunningly shiny, oh-so soft and beautifully revitalised. Unlike porous cotton, silk doesn’t absorb the natural oils from hair or skin, leaving both wonderfully nourished and smooth as she sleeps.
Functions aside, which there are plenty, this pillowcase also looks incredibly sumptuous, adding enviable elegance and opulence to every bedroom. Give the gift of great hair and a restful night’s sleep all in one with this premium silk pillowcase.
Our final gift idea may be the most expensive on the list, but it’s sure packed with features that make the price tag well worth it. The Onyx Book Nova 3 is the perfect gift for avid readers, ideal to help your mum wind down after a long day.
With a library of books at her fingertips, your mum can lose herself in page after page of thrilling, hilarious and compelling stories time and again. Whether she’s catching a moment to herself during the day or relaxing in bed, this fantastic gadget has got her covered, featuring a handy front light to make reading in dim light a breeze.
Not only that, this eBook Reader comes with a stylus pen and notepad features, which is perfect for when those moments of creativity strike or for drafting up a quick and easy list before heading out to the shops. With endless possibilities and features to explore, this gift is sure to impress your mum this Mother’s Day, letting her know just how special she truly is.
A Mother’s Day to remember
Once you’ve selected a present you know she’s going to love, there’s only one thing left to do: wrap it and give it to her! Pop it on a tray alongside her breakfast in bed, train the dog to deliver it, or pop it in the post - however you give it to her, you’ll be making her day just by showing that you’re thinking of her.
Want to make this the best Mother’s Day yet? Check out our list of Thoughtful Ways to Treat Your Mum This Mother’s Day to really take the celebrations to the next level! Although Mother’s Day may look a little different for many of us this year, there’s still loads of different ways you can show just how much she means to you. However you celebrate, to your mum from us, we wish you a very happy and relaxing Mother’s Day!