Mother's Day is right around the corner and we wanted to give you some alternative gift ideas that aren't your stereotypical Cath Kidston style presents, not that there's anything wrong with her designs but we can all agree florals aren't just for mothers on Mother's Day. If she's one of those Mums who really doesn't know what she wants but will roll her eyes at yet another bunch of flowers, then these gift ideas will show her how special she really is and save you from not having to do the last minute trip to your local supermarket or petrol service station. We've chosen one for every type of mother out there, so enjoy!
The Foodie Mum
I am actually buying this for my mum, I so hope she's not reading this post otherwise, that's this Sunday's surprise out of the window! This is the perfect extravagant gift for anyone who loves to cook plus the iconic design makes it a great addition and joy to have on your kitchen surface. I prefer this over a Kenwood Mixer, simply based on the huge range of accessories available to buy for it and for how great it looks when not in use and on full display, plus the huge range of colours it comes in are incredible and impossible to choose from.
The Caffeine Loving Mum
If your Mum is a coffee lover then you simply can't go wrong with one of the new Nespresso Machines - The Latissima Touch. A beautifully designed coffee machine which whips up various tasty coffees as if it's freshly made from a professional barista and in the comfort of your own home too. You can sign up to their special deal which gives you any machine for a fraction of the price and a monthly allowance to buy coffee and accessories. A present for not just one day but every day of the year!
The Artistic Mum
Some mothers actually love flowers. If yours does, then why not take a different approach and book her a floristry masterclass with the one and only Abigail Ahern. She will teach you how to create unique bouquets and how to combine various faux flowers in the process. An invaluable masterclass which you could do together, then perhaps onto a spot of high tea at the Savoy afterwards.
The Musical Mum
My Mum loves to listen to music when doing the ironing and household chores. If yours is like mine, then the Bose Sound Touch is the perfect gift this Mother's Day. She can stream her music through Bluetooth (if she knows how) or listen to the hundreds of DAB radio stations while getting ready for work or preparing dinner with friends and family.
The Overworked & Stressed Mum
Our mothers work so hard, so for many a day of peace and quiet is all they want. A long soak in the bath with some scented candles can do the trick, so why not spoil her with something a littler more up market with a Jo Malone Duluxe Candle. You can even get it engraved to make it truly personal and special.
The OCD Obsessed Mum
Do you have a mother who loves to clean and won't let you sit down to have a cup of tea without thrusting a coaster underneath your mug? Well, this little gift will answer your prayers, and hers.
The Mum Who Bakes
For the bakers out there, kitchen appliances can be great but perhaps a little too practical at times if you buy her a saucepan or replace that missing can opener. You could go more ornate by getting her something useful for the kitchen but also beautiful in its own right like these engraved rolling pins for embossing pastry by Polish designer Zuzia Kozerska-Girard.
The Educated Mum
If your Mum loves to learn and wants to expand her interior design skills in particular then you have to get her her one of these classes with Farrow & Ball. The perfect place to learn about colour, design and how to make the most of your home. A social occasion you could do together and a great way for meeting like minded folk too in the process.
Love Omar x