Mums should be the easiest present to buy for. You know her better than nearly everyone and you've been around her enough to know her likes and dislikes, and yet, every year we find ourselves stumped with what to buy our mothers.
Perhaps it's because she already has everything she wants (well, that's what ours always tells us anyway) but also because mums don't always ask for a lot. But we all want to treat her come Christmas day, which is why we've had a look around for some of the most beautiful gifts fit for any matriarch.
From elegant stationary, ideal as a stocking filler, to beauty treatments as well as handbags, perfume and silk pyjamas, you can't go wrong with any of these present ideas.
Rhombus A5 Papier Tigre notebook
We always need a decent notebook so we've concluded that anyone would be happy to receive one for Christmas, especially one as fancy as this from Diptyque's new stationery range.
Yellow Lagos Laurel Liberty print compact mirror
We have the theory that Liberty prints bring joy to anyone who beholds them, which is why we love the idea of giving someone a little bit of Liberty in their handbags with this compact mirror.
Dr Hauschka Christmas Harmony Kit
Full of the hero products such as the lavender calming bath essence and the sandalwood calming body cream, cult beauty brand Dr Hauschka is totally natural and free from synthetic fragrances and parabens.
Clarins The Essentials Eyeshadow Pallete
We can't recommend this palette enough. Full of neutral shades as well as colours to suit most skin tones, this is perfect for any skin age too.
Harrington roll top clutch
Whistles can't seem to put a foot wrong, and this clutch bag is no different. But it doesn't have to be worn clasped in a hand, it comes with a handy strap for it to worn on the shoulder too.
Dinner Diaries: Reviving the Art of the Hostess by Daniel Cappello
True, your mum has probably mastered the art of the dinner party by now but that doesn't mean a bit of nostalgia won't go amiss.
Silk piped pyjamas
Elegant, stylish and practical. Need we say more?
J Crew beveled bangle
While J Crew have become renowned for their chunky necklaces they also do a fine line in understated jewellery too, just like this bangle.
The Plenty More Hamper and book
This hamper from Yotam Ottolenghi is the perfect match for his new Plenty More book (which is also in the pack), so the person you buy this for won't be scouring the back of Waitrose for those all-important ingredients, such as black garlic and urfa chilli flakes.
My Burberry fragrance
Described as smelling like a London garden after the rain, this fragrance has notes of sweet pea and bergamot. Not only that it comes in a sophisticated bottle. Did someone say ideal present?