Actually good gift ideas for every type of mum this Mother’s Day

We all know mum is literally the hardest person to shop for


With only a matter of days to go, there’s no doubt that Mums across the country are eagerly anticipating their perfect Mother’s Day this year and most of you are no doubt in dire need of a gift guide. Tea and toast in bed is nice and all, but don’t you think your lovely mum deserves a gift that really shows how much you appreciate her?

Whether she’s a yummy mummy, or just more of a whirlwind of a woman, you’re guaranteed to find something here that will make her smile. Firm your first place spot in the will and get mum something memorable from The Tab’s Mother’s Day gift guide 2024.

Not the regular mum, the cool mum

Liry’s Jewelry Initial Ring – £71

If your mum knows a thing or two about fashion, she’ll know that initial and name jewellery is IN. Her cool mom status will be solidified when she rocks up anywhere with this initial ring on her finger. If you’re feeling proper cutesy you could even get one with your initials to match. You can buy it here

Lounge Mink Satin Striped Pyjama Set – £70

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If your mum is in need of some TLC, AND she’s cool, there’s no better gift than a good night’s sleep – but make it chic. This satin set from Lounge is giving pure luxury. You can see their lush Mother’s Day edit here. Bonus points if you get her a Lounge silk sleep mask to help her block out the haters x 

Clarks Torhill Hi Dark Sand Suede – £110

If your mum really is as cool as you think she is then she already knows that Torhills are the it shoe this spring. Prove to her that she taught you everything you know about fashion and gift her a pair of Torhills from Clarks for Mother’s Day. Cool kids wear the hi ones but they also come in a low version with both varieties available in a bunch of fun colours and patterns so there’s guaranteed to be a pair your mum loves no matter her style.

Tala Oversized Club Hoodie – £60

If she’s down with the kids but is cool enough to not know it, this Oversized Club Hoodie from TALA is the perfect gift to spoil your mum with. Made with organic cotton, it’s perfect to dress up or down and will last her for years to come. Plus, what mum doesn’t like Khaki?

Burga Elite Phone Case – £39.95

With a huge range of vibey designs, a phone case from Burga is a practical gift for the busy mum who also loves to look stylish. With CloudGuard technology which absorbs up to 90 per cent of impact force, mum can finally throw out that crusty old wallet phone case for good and step into the 21st century.

BY TERRY Try me, Love me set – £66 

The Try Me, Love Me set embodies luxury with eight iconic products from Parisian beauty brand BY TERRY. Expect six deluxe Mini-To-Go sizes that perfectly fit in mum’s stuffed handbag, as well as two full size products. If she’s an avid traveller or simply loves to try a bit of everything, this set is the perfect little treat and includes Hyaluronic Hydra Powder, Brightening CC Serum, Ombre Blackstar and Baume de Rose.

Laura Ashley Button Through Pyjama Set and Felt Clog Mule Slippers – £59, £25

Cute slippers and pyjamas are something that every mum wants, but doesn’t want to buy for herself. But ditch the boring pair you were thinking of getting her and instead go for these cosy felt clogs and button through pyjama set which she won’t be embarrassed to wear when answering the door to the postman, or the neighbours. In three autumnal colours, these Laura Ashley Felt Clog Mules are the wardrobe upgrade your mum needs this Mother’s Day. You can buy the Button Through Pyajama Set here.


The gym obsessed mum

Cordless Mini Massager Gun – £89.99

Mums are always on the go. Whether you’ve got a gym bunny mummy who just can’t get enough of pilates, or a desk warrior mum who holds the weight of the world on her shoulders, this Mini Massager Gun from Wahl is a winning gift. Not only is it cordless, but it’s small enough to pop in her handbag and has six adjustable speeds, so your mum can ease some of that tension on the go.

Shokz OpenRun Pro Headphones – £159.95 

If your mum loves running more than she does you, she’ll definitely be needing a pair of Shokz OpenRun Pro Headphones. They’re the ideal investment for a lovely mum who lives to get those miles in and they boast a hefty 10 hour battery life. They even have a quick charge feature, which is perfect for a hectic mum always on the go.

Grind Flavoured Coffee Pods – £12.75

Any coffee snob will know that not all coffee tastes the same, and these Flavoured Coffee Pods from Grind are no exception. The hottest new caffeine fix on the block, Grind pods will work with mum’s coffee machine at home so she no longer has to make herself late trying to grab a drink on the way to work.

TALA SkinLuxe Zip Through Running Top – £59.00

If your mum is active and would love a BBL but cant afford one, get her the next best thing – a super flattering running jacket from TALA. This SkinLuxe Zip Through Running Top is cool, comfortable and is even made with recycled fibres. It’s got a lockable zip and a hidden pocket for her phone so you can still be sure to get hold of her to ask her how to use the washing machine wherever she is.


The crunchy granola mum

Kind Bag’s sustainable pouches, pack of three – £26

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I don’t know what it is but there’s just something about pouches that gives me such a serotonin boost. I mean who doesn’t want to have perfectly organised belongings in bags that are as pretty as they are practical? And if your mum is conscious of her carbon footprint then these ones from Kind Bag are perfect for her as the eco-friendly bags are made from 100 per cent recycled plastic bottles, originally destined for landfill or the ocean. 

KEEN WK450 Walking Shoe – £150

If there’s one thing that crunchy mums love to do it’s go for a walk. Getting outside in the fresh air is their perfect way to celebrate any occasion. Mother’s Day? Walk! Boxing Day? Go for a walk! Had a bad day? Going for a walk cures all! If that sounds like your mum to a T then the perfect gift for her this Mothering Sunday is a pair of WK450 Walking Shoes from KEEN. A generous 30mm toe spring gives an exceptionally smooth and easy transition from heel strike through to toe off, promoting efficiency and conserving energy for an effortless ride when moving at pace or during longer walking challenges. And of top of being mega practical, they’re all super cute too.

Bird and Blend Matcha Selection Box – £36

If your mother loves all things health and wellness, you’ve no doubt heard her bang on about matcha. And whether she’s never tried the mysterious green drink or if she’s actually a diehard fan of all things green tea, a Matcha Starter Kit from Bird and Blend is a fun interactive gift. Providing everything you need to prepare a matcha tea, including a bamboo whisk, 30g tin of matcha powder and a perfect matcha tea spoon, your mum will be a matcha making whizz in no time. And why not get her the Matcha Selection Box to go with it? Choose between 12 fun flavours including Birthday Cake, Pina Colada, Banana, Super (Blueberry & Acai) and Ice Cream.

Trtl Travel Pillow – £49.99

Most mums are always on the go and can no doubt sleep at every given opportunity. If this sounds like your madre, she’d definitely appreciate this Trtl Travel Pillow. As the world’s first fully adjustable travel pillow, it helps to relieve stress on the spine and muscles by ensuring that your head doesn’t bob while catching some Zzzs.

REN Moroccan Rose Uplifting Body Duo – £45 

Even crunchy mums love to self indulgence sometimes and if they’re as conscious of what they’re putting on their body as they are of what they put into it then they’ll love this Moroccan Rose Uplifting Body Duo from clean skincare brand REN. Infused with indulgent Moroccan rose oil, this gift set leaves mum’s skin healthy, glowy and delicately fragranced. Buy now from SPACENK.
Denzel’s Easter Basket – £30 
If the way to your mum’s heart is through her dog’s then spoil them both this Mother’s Day with these treats from Denzel’s. Made with delicious peanut butter and carob, Denzel’s soft, squishy bites are 100 per cent natural ingredients, gently baked in the UK into tasty, bite-size treats. Don’t worry they’re low cal so perfect for training or on-the-go. And if the way my pooch absolutely gobbles up as fast as she possibly can is anything to go by then they are in fact delicious. I can’t say I’ve tried them myself though x


The business woman mum

Kindle (2022 release) – £84.99 

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If you haven’t yet got your poor mum a Kindle yet, you truly are neglecting her. The gift of a Kindle is infinite – she can use it on the bus, on the beach and even in the dark. With a 6″, 300 ppi high-resolution display, she’ll finally get through her reading list and reading will no longer be reserved for holidays. If your mum likes books of any kind, her life would be elevated by a Kindle, she just doesn’t know it yet. Buy now from Amazon.

Nespresso Vertuo Pop – £79

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Some mums are a little bit scary before they’ve had their morning caffeine fix. But you can easily rectify that and spoil her for Mother’s Day with this Nespresso Vertuo Pop coffee machine for only £79. Maybe she’ll even let you share it.

Logitech Lift Vertical Ergonomic mouse – £79.99

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For the mum who spends more time with her computer than you, why not get into her good books with an Ergonomical mouse from Logitech? Whether she’s a workaholic or she likes a sneaky bit of gaming when dad’s out, this mouse was designed in collaboration with the world’s leading pro gamers to break down any barrier between you and the win.

PRYA Maia Mini Initial Necklace – £30

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Mums who spend a lot of time at the office might be shy when it comes to jewellery, but there’s no reason why they can’t slay with a bit of bling while at their nine ’till five. The Maia Mini Initial Necklace from PRYA is the perfect gift for a mum who likes to keep things classy and work appropriate. You could even gift her your initial, so she’ll always keep her favourite child close to her heart. This necklace is dainty but sturdy so she can keep it business in the front, but party under the shirt.

Uncouth Online Skincare Consultation – prices start from £48.70

Between being a girl boss and an awesome mum at the same time, the business woman mum is an extremely busy woman. She doesn’t have time to peruse skincare options or, as the rest of us does, get product recommendation and dubious skincare advice by amateur dermatologists and aestheticians on TikTok. That’s why an online consultation from Uncouth is the perfect gift for her on Mother’s Day. The online consultation gives users the opportunity to complete a two-minute medical questionnaire and upload photos for review. Coupled with your medical history and medications, the team will then curate an individual formula for your mum’s skin goals.

Nicky Clarke AirStyle PRO – £249.99

If your mum is gonna be absolutely killing it at work then her hair needs to look good but styling your hair can be a faff, especially when it’s half six in the morning and you’ve got an hour’s commute ahead of you. That’s why your mum needs something that’s going to make doing her hair an enjoyable experience with fantastic results. The AirStyle PRO from Nicky Clarke is a a professional-grade dryer and styler that’s 50 per cent lighter than other hair dryers, whislt the patented Aircurl attachments create effortless curls and waves.

The mum who has it all together

Lounge Barely There Plunge Bra and Knickers – £52

This set is strictly for girlies with their shit together – and mums are no exception. This much-hyped collection initially sold out in 24 hours, but (phew) it’s available to buy again here. This bra is underwired with moulded but non-padded cups and has a mesh lining – it’s super sleek and looks smooth under clothes. It’s also super comfy – big check – and minimally branded, bigger-bust-approved, weightlessly supportive, seamlessly stitched, and beautifully neutral.

Aurelia London Nourishing Lip & Hand Care set – £30

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Why does literally every single mum chronically have dry lips and hands? Mine fully goes into a frenzy if she’s not carrying at least one lip balm and hand cream with her at all times. You can put a stop to that inevitable panic with this set from Aurelia, a probiotic lip balm to deeply nourish and repair chapped lips, and the award winning Aromatic Repair & Brighten Hand Cream to help reduce hyperpigmentation on hands. 

Elizabeth Scarlett mini pouch – £24 

No matter how organised your mum is she’ll almost certainly still have her keys, lipgloss and hairbands rattling around at the bottom of her handbag. This cute Elizabeth Scarlett pouch is perfect to keep all her small essentials in one convenient place. Plus, the designs couldn’t be more vibey for spring. 

Ordo hydro sonic water flosser – £45

It seems like literally everybody’s mum wants to try a water flosser right now. They’re 2024’s answer to the Dyson airwrap. And this hydro sonic flosser from Ordo comes in seriously chic rose gold and pearl violet colorways, which will make taking care of her teeth even more exciting. 

Babe Enriching Mascara – £14.99

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Aside from having the best name ever, this Babe mascara is an everyday mascara with rave reviews. It’s peptide-infused and water resistant, and she’ll be thanking you for getting her onto this brand. Buy it here.

Glo32 UV Whitening Serum – £15

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If she likes a glowy smile without the hassle of UV lightening or god forbid, the dentist, she’ll love this product. It’s super easy to use, you just brush it onto your teeth, and brightens teeth and removes yellow undertones by utilising colour theory technology. Get it here.

Hyclo Skin repair gel – £36

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If you’re still for looking for something your mum hasn’t yet got, Hyclo Skin may just save you this Mother’s Day. Perfect for mums with adult acne or menopausal acne, Hyclo works to prevent blemishes through regulating sebum production, hydrate and sooth irritated skin and boost confidence through helping to reduce the appearance of acne scars. You can also steal it, sorry I mean borrow it, for any times the very real, very scary second puberty flares up. Lord help us all.


The mum who desperately needs a break

HASK Argan Oil 5 in 1 Leave in Conditioner – £6.99

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If you’re looking for a small pick-me-up for your mum, hair is always a winner. This miracle product is formulated with argan oil from Morocco, and will moisturise and condition her hair to have her feeling 10/10. You can buy it here from Boots.

St Moriz Firming Gradual Tanning Lotion – £9.99

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If your mum’s anything like us she is ~tired~ of this grey sky and is in need of a touch of sun. St. Moriz Firming Gradual Tan promotes firmer skin and a natural glow without all the drama of traditional fake tan. You can get it here.

Ella & Jo Nourish & Glow Superfood Oil – £53

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For a mum who loves her serums: this premium facial oil regenerates, hydrates, and plumps the skin to give her that well-deserved glow. It has mum-favourite ingredient retinol, plus rosehip, jojoba, blackcurrant and avocado so she’s gonna smell delicious too. Buy it for her here.

The Bondi Body LED Face Mask – £249

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The mums who get facials, or use any anti-aging treatments for that matter, will know about the hype around LED light therapy. If you get her one of these powerful masks, you will truly go down in history as the best child. Plus she won’t have to spend hundreds on going to the clinic anymore (girl math) and she’ll have plumper healthier skin thanks this device stimulating her collagen production. The Bondi Body mask is special too, as it offers four different light colours that target different areas. You can buy it here.

Lush Mum’s Bathtime Favourites gift set – £58

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Any time something goes remotely wrong in your mum’s life if a cup of tea can’t fix it, then a bath can. Or if things are really bad then a cup of tea in the bath. Containing a mixture of nine bath bombs and bubble bars, this Mum’s Bathtime Favourites gift set from Lush will elevate your mum’s bath to the next level and ensure she never feels an ounce of stress ever again.

Tesco Finest Mother’s Day Roses – £20 

Sometimes on Mother’s Day, the more old school the present the better. Mums love receiving a gorg bouquet of flowers, so there’s no need to over complicate things. And this pastel mix of roses, lilies and foliage from Tesco are perfect. 

Ellers Farm Distillery Cherry Liqueur – £16  

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We all know how mum wants to end Mother’s Day and that’s with a cheeky bev, ideally in the bath. But with alcohol being such an over saturated market it can be hard to find the diamonds in the rough so get her something she’s guaranteed to love like this Cherry Liquor from Ellers Farm Distillery because she really doesn’t need yet another flavoured gin in her life.

Baileys and a bouquet set – £40

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Baileys is always a treat, so when you add flowers it’s the perfect gift. Created in collaboration with boutique florist Wild At Heart, the Baileys Bloom bouquet is inspired by Baileys’ beige and cream colourway and infused with its delicious aroma. Each limited edition bouquet will also be sent with an “I Love You” bottle(s) for an extra special treat.

David Jack’s Supernova face wash – £45

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It’s never too late to invest in good skincare and David Jack’s are a great brand to start with. Gifting your mum skincare is a great way to say you truly care about her and this Supernova Aantioxidant cleansing gel will go down a treat if it seems like she already has everything. It eradicates impurities and works by priming and protecting the skin at the start of every day.


The mum that is a massive foodie

Floozie cookies – £17.50 

If your mum always had a sweet treat baking in the oven whilst you were growing up then just know it was always your house I wanted to come over to after school. Thank your mum for all the hours slaving away in the kitchen with some cookies that she doesn’t need to bake herself, these ones from Floozie are perfect. They’re stuffed meaning that each one has a little surprise waiting for you in the centre and they’re 100 per cent vegan – a win win! 

Chocolate covered liquorice from LAKRIDS BY BÜLOW – £31

Mum’s love liquorice, it’s just a fact. There’s no explanation for it because as all us childless people know, liquorice is in fact pretty grim. Or at least, that’s what you though before you tried this chocolate covered liquorice from LAKRIDS BY BÜLOW that comes in a bunch of tasty flavours including strawberries and cream, and peaches. Also, it’s Danish so it’s got to be good, right?

Cakeshop Giant Cookie – £7

If you really really want to get the message across this Mother’s Day, of just how much you love your mum then there’s no better way to do it than with a huge (and delicious) cookie from Cakeshop which you can buy now from Morrisons. If cookies aren’t your mum’s thing then Morrisons has plenty of other sweet treats to choose from including Mother’s Day crumpets, cupcakes and platters.

Crosstown Six-Pack Donut Selection Box – £29.95

If your mum hasn’t tried a Crosstown donut yet then I truly am sorry for her and you should be ashamed of yourself for not treating her to them already. You can redeem yourself on Mother’s Day with this Crosstown Six-Pack Donut Selection Box including the flavours Dark Chocolate Truffle and Homemade Raspberry Jam, complete with “Happy Mother’s Day” edible toppers. The boxes are available between 8th and 12th March, place your order here.

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