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Gift Guide: Best presents for Mums

Whether you’re looking for something to buy for your own mother or mother-in-law, or you want to leave this blogpost open in sight of your family as a MASSIVE hint, there are some great ideas in this list of best presents for mums.

I personally would love to receive ANY of these items as a present, and I’m sure you would too.

*Disclosure: I have been gifted some items for this post. It also contains affiliate links I may receive payment for. It does not affect what you pay.




Arran of Scotland reed diffuser is on the list of best presents for mums

Fancy introducing a new scent into your living room? Try this fabulous Arran Sense of Scotland Just Grapefruit Reed Diffuser. It’s a vibrant, exciting an deliciously fruity product with the refreshing flavour of pink grapefruit, complemented with tangy notes of lemon, orange and vetiver. It smells AMAZING! Made with natural oils for a long-lasting fragrance for your home, it’s displayed in a sleek glass bottle and comes packaged in a branded tin. It’s one of the most fabulous presents for mums you could think of. 



folded up Frugi National Trust picnic rug

Okay, this might not be on everyone’s wish list but it’s definitely on mine having carted around a hideous filthy pink thing for the last 10 years. This Frugi National Trust picnic blanket is awesome, and the best bit is it fits into your bag! It’s perfect for trips to the park with the kids, or even al fresco dining under the stars (if we’re lucky enough to do that!). It’s inspired by the National Trust’s ‘50 Things To Do Before You’re 11¾’ and the wildlife found at their places. And I have to say our local NT property is where I’ve always used my picnic blankets the most! It’s made from recycled plastic bottles with a fun Frugi print on the top and a waterproof fabric on the bottom. And even better is the fact that every purchase of Frugi’s National Trust range supports the charity’s work. 



The Slimming Foodie cookbook is a must for a list of best presents for mums

If you don’t already have this cookbook in your kitchen, you are seriously missing out. Based on Devon’s award-winning blogger Pip Payne’s blog, The Slimming Foodie cookbook is all about delicious, hearty, home-cooked meals that can work for anyone who is on a slimming journey. It’s no wonder it’s a Sunday Times bestseller. There are SO many amazingly tasty recipes in here, it’s puts in a regular appearance in our kitchen. Mainly when I choose something out of it and get the Other Half to cook it. But that’s okay, right?



morph heart mug which changes as the heat warms it up

If we’re lucky enough to have a hot cup of tea or coffee, we like it to be in a good mug, don’t we? Well now you can have a bit of fun with it at the same time with this Morph Heart Mug that changes colour. Just add your favourite hot drink and watch the mug morph right before your eyes, and a heart appear. It’s made of thermographic inks so the mug reacts to heat. Your kids will be well impressed! There’s a choice of the heart, battery, blossom, Under The Sea or Woodland.


From £10

Brew Tea Co tin with two cups of tea

So if you’ve got a cool mug, you need something nice to put in it, don’t you? If you’re a tea fan, then there is a whole host of fab gifts at the Brew Tea Co such as this Tea In A Tin. There are so many different flavours to choose from such as Early Grey, English Breakfast, Moroccan Mint, Lemon and Ginger, Assam, Chai, Apple and Blackberry and Lapsang. They do loads of gifts for tea-lovers including a Loose Leaf Starter Kit, Teapot for Two and the Ultimate Tea Set.



Fetch bottle opener with beer bottle

Sticking to the drinks theme, what about this Fetch Bottle Opener for a bit of fun? This small wooden character is the perfect companion for the dog-lover who enjoys a tipple. Pop open a bottle and turn the cap into a frisbee for Fetch to play with!



Front cover of Confessions of A Crummy Mummy - the Baby Years book

If you want a good book to sink your teeth into, then add this one to the list. Out on November 16, Confessions of Crummy Mummy – The Baby Years by parenting blogger and accidental mum of four Natalie Brown is the literary equivalent of the tea and toast you’re handed after giving birth: warm, reassuring and you can’t help but want more! 

An antidote to the traditional parenting manual, the telling-it-how-it-is parenting memoir lifts the lid on a subject the hugely successful genre of telling-it-how-it-is parenting memoirs has yet to touch on: giving birth during a global pandemic. And let’s just say giving birth during a global pandemic was not in the birth plan!  Starting with the birth and what really happens to your lady bits after pushing a human being out of your foo-foo, chapters are split into confessions on subjects including breastfeeding, weaning, homeschooling and washing – and what happens when you accidentally find yourself doing it all in the middle of a global pandemic. Think hijacked maternity leave, homeschooling hell, burst bubbles, and lots more. I cannot wait to read it!



Richard Osman's House of Games board game

Do your family love a board game? Ours do now and again, so what about giving this Richard Osman’s House of Games as a present for mum for when you all get together? It’s based on the hit BBC 2 show hosted by Richard Osman, and is the ultimate test of knowledge and skill. (Which might count me out as being any good at it, I suppose!) You can team up to tackle some trivia or face off against each other in the iconic Answer Smash. Sounds like loads of fun!



Fleece blanket on a sofa is one of the best presents for mums

Is there anything better than relaxing on the sofa with some wine or chocolate once the kids are in bed? Well make sure you make the experience even more cosy with a Bedsure Fleece Blanket. I love a good sofa throw and so do my kids. This one is super soft and comes in a whopping 16 different colours such as camel, honey yellow, navy blue, iron, Mediterranean blue and brown. The fleece blanket gives your a more breathable and lightweight feeling than regular cotton to keep your body warm. It’s ideal for snuggling up in front of the TV or keeping you warm when you’re sitting outside. Or if you want to find co-ordinating cushions, or curtains one of the best places to look is the Snug Company.


Cloudberries petal jigsaw is a great present for your mum

Instead of getting something more traditional for your mum, why not send a unique surprise to her this Christmas? I’m talking about PETALS – Cloudberries’ funky 500-piece floral puzzle. The wild mash-up of colours against a black backdrop in this design makes PETALS the puzzle perfect for decoration. Frame it after solving the puzzle together with your mum this festive season. The brand also plants a tree for every puzzle you buy so you get to help the planet while shopping for the perfect present!



Robovac robotic vacuum is one of the best presents for mums

So some might say women don’t want a vacuum as a Christmas present. But seriously, you haven’t seen THIS vacuum. It’s not just any old thing. This is a robotic vacuum that can even link up to your smart speaker. So you basically tell it what to do and it does it! Surely this is the stuff dreams are made of?? The Robovac 30C has Wi-Fi capability so can accomplish your vacuuming needs at your fingertips on your phone and via voice control. You can set boundary strips so it only cleans the areas you want. And it’s super quiet, no louder than an operating microwave so it’s unlikely to wake up a napping baby. So you can just put your feet up and let the Robovac do the hard work for you! See, told you this was a great present! 




Skinstation skin serum is one of the best presents for mums

Us Mums know that this parenting malarkey is exhausting. So if there’s anything we can do to help our skin (and the bags under our eyes!) we want to get our hands on it. So start dropping hints, as this Obagi Professional C Serum from Skinstation is one present you are going to hope you receive. It contains vitamin C to brighten the skin whilst also helping to diminish the signs of ageing. And they say it’s never too early to start on that front! 


Hand made earrings from Kelzo make a great present

Do you or your mum need to brighten up the jewellery you wear? Then head to KelZo Jewellery and check out their amazing range. Kelly and Zoey create beautiful, bold and bright polymer clay jewellery and are self-confessed queens of the rainbow with a large selection of their jewellery focusing on the rainbow Pride flag. They also donate 10% of profits from their Pride Collection to LGBTQ+ charities. Pretty awesome if you ask me!



Aloe body lotion in a white and blue bottle

If we’re looking after our faces, then we might as well concentrate on our body too. This lush Forever Living Aloe Body Lotion will do just that. The body lotion delivers the benefits of pure aloe vera and other moisturising ingredients, making it ideal as an everyday moisturiser to soften skin and leave it feeling smooth, hydrated and healthy. And it smells amazing! It’s gluten free and is suitable for both vegetarians and vegans. So no wonder it’s on my list of best presents for mums. 


From £2.49

Got thousands of pictures on your phone that you never look at? These days us mums take pictures of our kids CONSTANTLY as it’s so easy on our phones. But do you ever get round to printing any out? Printster offers the perfect way to use those brilliant photos with their fun personalised gifts. You could have that special memory printed onto a mug, coaster, socks or even wrapping paper for fun! I’ve got some of my favourites printed onto a set of 12 fridge magnets and a metal keyring. And I love them!


From £13.00

Vintage poster saying coffee is the most important meal of the day

If you like artwork on your walls, why should the kids get all the fun by having posters? Choose your perfect picture from Ink & Drop, like this coffee one which looks AMAZING in my new home office. There are so many to choose from in varying sizes and finishes. There’s bound to be one to suit your personality. 


From £13.50

Little Happiness Company me time box of gifts

If you need to send your mum or mum-in-law a present through the post, why not try a fabulous gift box of loveliness from the Little Happiness Company. They fit perfectly through the letterbox and are filled with beautiful items from independent companies. There’s something for all occasions such as the Happiness Box, the Unwind Box, the I’m So Bloody Proud of You Box, and a choice of Christmas Boxes. And actually forget your mums, just drop some hints and hope someone buys it for you! 


From £6.99

Yankee candles are a must on a list of best presents for mums

Okay, so which mum doesn’t love a Yankee Candle?! And the best bit is there are so many to choose from you can have a different scent whenever you like. The most popular ones are in a glass jar with lid to preserve the fragrance and lasts up to 150 hours! Which scents do you love? 



Hotel Chocolat box of sleekster chocolates

It might not be the most original of presents for mums, but why would you argue with that when you’re being offered this box of delicious looking yumminess. We all know how tasty Hotel Chocolat chocolates are and they come in various different selection boxes such as Everything Sleekster full of 27 caramels, pralines and alcohol truffles. Or choose from Exuberantly Fruity Sleekster, Tipsy Truffle Sleekster, or Serious Dark Fix Sleekster. Whether they’re heading for your own mum, or you’re hoping to receive them yourself, chocolate is always a winner on a list of best presents for mums. 




Who Wants to be a millionaire board game

Bring home the dollars with the popular Who Wants To Be A Millionaire Board Game and go head-to-head with your family and friends in the race to reach £1 million. Relive classic moments from the show and tackle the iconic money ladder using only your wits and digital lifelines (accessible through a smart device) to reach the top. But watch out! Get a question wrong and you fall back to your closest safety point. Do you have what it takes to win a (virtual) million? I can’t wait to play this one!



Dyson air wrap in a case is one of the best presents for mums

It’s the one they all talk about and that the one I don’t have a hope in hell of ever mastering (or being given, if I’m really honest). It’s the Dyson Air Wrap Styler. Surely one of the best presents for mums available on the market. We’d never buy it ourselves, so if someone would just happen to do it for us, we’d be ever so chuffed. It’s a serious bit of intelligent kit which curls, waves, smooths and dries with no extreme heat. It styles and dries at the same time, and when curling it attracts hair to the barrel then wraps it for you. So no clamping or awkward winding mechanisms that I usually then burn my hand on. And it all comes in a fancy storage case. 



Urban Decay Naked Reloaded eyeshadow palette and box

If you’re into make-up then this is a must have for either yourself or as a present for your mum. The Urban Decay Naked Reloaded Eyeshadow Palette has 12 universally flattering warm neutral shades with both matte and metallic finishes. The shades have been picked to flatter every eye shape and colour, skin tone, age and gender. So all you have to do is get blending! 


Personalised Russian ring necklaces

All mums love a bit of jewellery and what better gift to give or receive than something personalised. Whether you’re after a necklace, bracelet, ring or earrings for that special person, head to sites like Not On The High Street or Etsy and support smaller businesses. I love this personalised Russian Ring Necklace for example. 



Apple smart watch is one of the best presents for mums you can buy

If you want a watch that does seemingly everything in the entire world other than unload the dishwasher, then you need to think smart. Like this Apple Watch. Treat that special mum with this awesome gift, or hope that your kids have been saving up their pocket money. For a long time. 


Joules navy blue stripy harbour top

Okay so if you know me, then you’ll know that I am the most cliched of mums when it comes to my wardrobe. It mostly consists of items such as this Joules Harbour Top, so obviously I felt the need to include it on this list. But you don’t have to be limited to stripes (like me), you or your mum have a huge choice to pick from. And any item from Joules will make a perfect gift. 



Navy and mustard coloured Fat Face bee scarf

Another staple in a mum’s wardrobe is a trusty scarf. Whether it’s a lightweight one like this Fat Face Bee Jacquard Scarf, or a woolly wintery one, it’s a necessity. And don’t go thinking you or your mum are only allowed one. At least three different ones is the bare minimum, I reckon. At least! 


A bouquet of flowers is one of the best presents for mums

It might sometimes be the easy option but which mum doesn’t like FLOWERS! I always have a bunch in my house, even if I end up buying them myself. (Although have to be fair, the husband is pretty good.) So what about sending a special bouquet of flowers to your mum a few days before Christmas or on her birthday? It will always be a winner if you ask me!


A spa voucher is one of the best presents for mums

And if all else fails when it comes to thinking up the best presents for mums, then play it safe with a voucher. Either buy one for her favourite shop so she can choose what she fancies herself. Or what about a voucher for a spot of pampering, a day at the spa, haircut, or even travel vouchers for her next holiday. Because all us mums deserve one of those, right? 

WOW! What a list of the best presents for mums. I would be delighted with any of those things. Particularly the Joules top and flowers (hint hint, hubby). And I know my mum would love it all too. Which ones do you fancy?

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How did I do?

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Crummy Mummy 11/11/2021 - 8:54 am

Thanks so much for including me! Some great ideas here – I feel very honoured to be featured next to Richard Osman!


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