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Mother’s Day gifts 2021: thoughtful and unique ideas to treat your mum

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Thoughtful and unique Mother’s Day gift ideas from brands big and small.

Mother’s Day 2021 is just around the corner and after such a difficult year, it feels more important than ever to show our mums just how much they mean to us. 

So, forget any ideas you had of sending the same old bunch of flowers or picking up a card at the supermarket, this Mother’s Day it’s all about thoughtful, meaningful gifts that are truly unique. 

Our Mother’s Day gift guide features independent brands and cult favourites to give you a variation of gift ideas from mindfulness cards and candles to fresh flowers, powerful literature and homeware. 

Keep scrolling for sweet and meaningful Mother’s Day gifts that are a little bit different.

  • Rathfinny Sussex wines and spirit Mother's Day case

    Sparkling wine, gin and wine case
    Best Mother's Day gifts 2021: Rathfinny

    Instead of buying your mum a bottle from the supermarket which may have been imported from anywhere in the world, invest in a UK-based wine estate which is producing incredible wines and spirits closer to home. 

    Rathfinny Wine Estate was established in 2010 by Mark and Sarah Driver and is located in a picturesque spot in Sussex. This summer the team hope to open their doors for wine tastings, but for now treat your mum to a case containing their bestselling 2016 Classic Cuvée, along with a bottle of 2018 Cradle Valley pinot gris/pinot blanc and 2018 Seven Sisters gin.

    This case is currently being offered at a special price for Mother’s Day, with complimentary delivery guaranteed for the weekend.

    Shop Mother’s Day case at Rathfinny, £72

  • Fairholme candles

    Fairholme Studios rainbow candles
    Best Mother's Day gifts 2021: Fairholme

    Fairholme is a lockdown-born candle brand with some of the dreamiest shades in the business. From chalky lilac to pale mint green, these handcrafted candles are bang on trend. 

    Every Fairholme candle is inspired by and named after an inspirational woman in the founder’s life and, especially for Mother’s Day, a candle can be named after someone who inspires you.

    Throughout March, for every hand-dipped taper candle you purchase, you’ll be able to personalise the name of the candle with someone special to you.

    Shop candles at Fairholme, from £9.50

  • The Chocolate Gift Company ultimate chocolate collection

    Chocolate hamper for Mother's Day
    Best Mother's Day gifts 2021: Chocolate Gift Co

    The Chocolate Gift Co is a female-founded independent chocolatier which has revolutionised the way chocolate is presented with playful yet stylish packaging and concepts. 

    Inside this box you’ll find a selection of four delicious truffles made by small batch makers in Norfolk and Bedfordshire, a traditional milk chocolate teacake and hand piped chocolate discs, in milk, white and dark chocolate. There’s also a tube of crumbly Belgian chocolate biscuits, embellished with dark chocolate chunks, milk hot chocolate, a bar of solid milk chocolate and honeycomb pieces coated in Belgian chocolate.

    We recommend also checking out the brand’s Perfect Catch box, which looks like a vintage tin of sardines and contains delicious chocolate fish. Trust us, we’ve tried them.

    Shop ultimate chocolate collection at The Chocolate Gift Co, £45

  • Anywhere Wreaths African print wall wreath for Mother’s Day

    Anywhere Wreaths
    Best Mother's Day gifts 2021: Anywhere Wreaths

    This beautiful handmade wreath is a sweet way to make your mum feel special on her dedicated day, or any day for that matter. 

    There are lots of options to choose from, featuring a mix of patterns and colours so that you can pick a style that works for you or your mum’s home. 

    Check in with the lovely Marcia who makes these wreaths to see when it will be delivered, but we think it’s lovely enough to keep up long after Mother’s Day has finished. 

    Shop African print wall wreath for Mother’s Day at Anywhere Wreaths, £25.50

  • Oliver Bonas etched watering can

    Golden small watering can with flower design
    Best Mother's Day gifts 2021: Oliver Bonas watering can

    Whether your mum loves getting out in the garden or has some plant babies inside, this delicate watering can will make tending to her leafy friends a lovely experience.

    It has a glossy golden body with a peach handle and pretty floral design, so it’s aesthetically pleasing enough to leave out on display.

    Shop floral etched watering can at Oliver Bonas, £16.50

  • Cocolulu x Dee's Basement cards and treats

    Cards and presents for Mother's Day
    Cocolulu Mother's Day gifts

    Cocolulu and Dee’s Basement have teamed up to create a joyous selection of Mother’s Day treats spanning handmade cards, painted heart decorations and delicious floral madeleines (launching on Friday).

    Order separately or as a bundle and surprise your mum with something made with love and completely unique. Also, it’s possible to include a personalised note with each order so it can be whizzed straight off to the lucky recipient without going through the postal service twice. 

    Shop Mother’s Day cards and treats at Cocolulu, from £3.70

  • The Bloom Bunch flower box

    The Bloom Bunch is a new flower subscription service from Scottish florists (and Stylist favourite), Lavender & Rose. 

    This twin sister-ran brand is offering monthly flower boxes and tutorials, which would be a perfect Mother’s Day gift. 

    The Bloom Bunch is starting this month with a special Mother’s Day box which will be filled with fresh, white flowers and comes with a brilliant tutorial on arranging your own hand-tied bouquet. It will be delivered on 12 March for your mum to make at home, or you could always get a box each and make it together (virtually or in a bubble).

    You can cancel your subscription any time, so sign your mum up to March’s box only or treat her to a few. April will see a new tutorial on simplistic flower arrangements and May will be all about flower crowns.

    Shop flower subscription box at The Bloom Box, from £35

  • Champagne Lanson Mother’s Day gourmet meal box

    Champagne and restaurant box
    Best Mother's Day gifts 2021: Lanson x Post Box gourmet box

    If you can’t celebrate with your mum this Mother’s Day, sending her a restaurant experience to enjoy at home is something we’re sure she’d raise a glass to. 

    And there’s no better way to celebrate than with a bottle of Lanson champagne, is there? So it’s good news that the premium wine brand has teamed up with the Postbox Bakery to create an exquisite limited-edition gourmet meal box to try at home. 

    The three course cook-at-home experience begins with a delicious starter of Wye Valley asparagus with truffle dressing. This is followed with a succulent shoulder of Herdwick lamb that has been slow cooked for 12 hours and served with Koffman’s roast potatoes, wild garlic puree, baby heirloom carrots and glazed roscoff onions. To finish, there is an apple tarte tatin with créme fraíche and, of course, a bottle of Lanson Le Rosé.

    This box is available in two sizes. Pick the large option for a family of four (priced at £200) or the smaller option for two people (priced at £130).

    Orders must be received by Tuesday 9 March for guaranteed delivery on Saturday 13 March. 

    Shop Champagne Lanson Mother’s Day gourmet meal box at Post Box Bakery, from £130

  • Ibeka Bag

    Ibeka Bag is the new, ultra chic brand we’re obsessed with, from entrepreneur and designer Jessica Carré.

    Carré’s impressive CV charts a Master’s in Fashion Marketing and Communication in Paris as well as a stint at Parsons School in New York. 

    Her designs are perfect for women of any generation thanks to their universally appealing beauty and classic style. Plus, each one is handmade near Florence using the finest Italian leather, and quality never goes out of fashion.

    Shop Mini Amvi at Ibeka Bag, £590

  • Orna hand-painted candle

    White candle with hand-painted design
    Best Mother's Day gifts: Orna hand-painted candle

    Hand-painted candles are one of the most beautiful homeware trends to come out of lockdown, and Orna is one of the loveliest brands doing it.

    This special Mother’s Day collection can be personalised with a special message for your mum, which we think is pretty magical.

    Shop Mother’s Day collection at Orna, from £18

  • The Positive Print Company Motherhood print

    Pink Motherhood art print
    Best Mother's Day gift ideas 2021: Motherhood print

    The Positive Print Company is a joyful corner of the internet that specialises in mood-boosting art prints, emblazoned with happy messages in cheerful colours. 

    The brand works with female independent artists and has a gorgeous selection of empowering prints. 

    For Mother’s Day you’ll find a whole host of fun options, but we particularly warmed to this Motherhood print for its humorous tone and pastel hues.

    Shop Motherhood art print at The Positive Print Company, £24.95

  • Okiki Skincare x Michelle Buabin

    Flowers and candle gift for Mother's Day
    Best Mother's Day gift ides for 2021: Okiki Skincare x Michelle Buabin

    For Mother’s Day, Okiki Skincare has partnered with luxury florist Michelle Buabin to put together a lovely gift. 

    The bundle features a large scented candle and generous bouquet of white tulips, perfect for spring.

    Shop Okiki Skincare x Michelle Buabin at Okiki Skincare, £55

  • Jemima Sara Love Yourself Always silk scarf

    Silk scarf covered with red hearts
    Best Mother's Day gifts 2021: Jemima Sara silk scarf

    Artist and designer Jemima Sara’s vibrant, colourful work is imbued with a sense of empowerment and self-love, and who doesn’t need more of that?

    We love the idea of giving your mum a gift to remind her how brilliant she is, and to fly the flag for loving yourself, a la this exquisite 100% silk, screen-printed scarf.

    She can wear it as a cute neck tie, scooped around the bobble of a ponytail or even framed on a wall as a unique piece of wall art. 

    Shop Love Yourself Always silk scarf at Jemima Sara, £120

  • The Folio Society I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou

    Illustrated copy of Maya Angelou's I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
    Best Mother's Day gift ideas 2021: Maya Angelou book

    If you believe that books make wonderful presents, not just because of their content but also because of their beauty, then The Folio Society is about to become your most-loved store. 

    This online publisher and book seller specialises in giving literary works of note elaborate makeovers, with intricate, colourful covers, pages full of illustrations and sometimes limited edition signings from authors. 

    For book lovers, The Folio Society is like walking into a sweet shop and there are hundreds of ornate books to choose from. We adore this very special version of Maya Angelou’s powerful I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, which features a pink and red cover and drawings throughout.

    Shop I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou at The Folio Society, £39.95

  • LSW Wellbeing Bundle

    Mindulness products and journals
    Best Mother's Day gift ideas 2021: LSW Wellbeing Bundle

    If you’d like to use Mother’s Day as an opportunity to start some deeper conversations with your mum, this bundle makes it easy to discuss goals and ambitions for the future, emotional wellbeing and what you want out of life.

    The set includes a pack of note cards with encouraging words and phrases and an undated six month journal for keeping track of progress.

    You could even decide to try the bundle together and have monthly catch ups on how you’re both doing. 

    Shop Wellbeing Bundle at LSW, £29.99

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Megan Murray

Megan Murray is a senior digital writer for stylist.co.uk, who enjoys writing about homeware (particularly candles), travel, food trends, restaurants and all the wonderful things London has to offer.

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