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Whether it be birthday present ideas for mum, Christmas gifts or something for another occasion, it can sometimes be tricky to find the perfect gift that will show her just how special she is and how much you love her.
Knowing what will make a special birthday present for mum will depend somewhat on her tastes, what she likes to do, her hobbies and the things she enjoys. You may know that an item of clothing will be gleefully received or that something for the home will make your mum smile.
That being said, even if you have birthday ideas for mum, you might not know where to begin looking so we have searched the internet to find some mum birthday present ideas that both you and she will love.
For more gifting ideas and inspiration you can also take a look at these Christmas gifts for mums or these brilliant baby shower gifts for the new parents in your life.
Kidadl's Top Pick
Any of the ideas in this list would make the perfect gift for mum but we have chosen this one as our top pick as it's a gift that keeps on giving! There are different subscription options available to suit your budget including a monthly rolling contract and not only will this gift be a surprise on mum's birthday, but she will also have something to look forward to and enjoy each month too.
1. Glossybox Subscription
Each monthly Glossybox is delivered to the door and contains a mix of five skincare and beauty products. As a birthday gift for mum, it can allow her to try something new and experiment with options she may not have thought of using before. Giving Glossybox as a gift is simple and there are easy to follow instructions on the Glossybox website about how to choose the subscription length and how to send your gift onto the recipient. Every box has a theme and contains products from world known beauty and skincare brands such as Molton Brown, Huda and Steve Laurent but to name a few.
- Price: From £11.75 a month
- Choose from a range of plans
- Free postage
- 5 beauty products every month
Best For Families On A Budget
2. Sanctuary Spa Gift Set
If you are searching for gifts for mothers that won't break the bank but will still show how much you care, then this Sanctuary Spa gift set is a great option. Is it tailored to relaxation, de-stressing and sleep which is perfect if you have a busy mum that you think deserves some well needed downtime. The set comes in a lovely beauty sleep journal tin and includes a sleep mist than can be used on your face and pillow, a warming body balm treatment, a leave-on face mask and a fabric eye mask. All the products in the set are fragranced with Sanctuary Spa's Wellness Sleep scent which has been designed to help improve sleep and contains notes of bergamot, jasmine, peach, violet, coconut and sandalwood.
- Price: £12.99
- Fragranced with the Wellness Sleep scent
- Vegan friendly
- Products are microbead free, free of parabens and are not tested on animals
Best For Using Everyday
3. My Cuppa Tea Mug
This novelty mug from Suck UK is as funny as it is useful and is one of those presents for mum that she can enjoy using every day whether that be at home or at work. Taking inspiration from Pantone, the inside of the mug contains coloured swatches relating to different tea strengths including milky, classic British, builder's brew and just tea so that anyone making mum a cuppa can get it just right. The mug is made from ceramic stoneware and is a standard size, holding up to 325ml of tea.
- Price: £10.09
- Ceramic stoneware mug
- Microwave and dishwasher safe
- Holds 325ml
Best For Heartfelt Gifts For Mum
4. Personalised Reasons Why I Love You Book By Letterfest
Personalised mum gift ideas are fantastic for if you want to add that extra special touch. Now, although this book is designed to be read by children, we think it will make a fantastic and cherished keepsake that can be looked back on for years to come and would be the perfect gift for a younger child or children to give their mum on her birthday. Over the 24 pages of this book, there are a range of different fields to be personalised including mum's eye colour, hair colour, job and town. There are also fields where the author, which in this case is whoever is the gift giver, can include their favourite food that their mum makes them, the games they enjoy playing with her and the places they visit together. In addition, there is the option to include a special message on the front page and you can choose whether to opt for a hard or soft cover. The story is paired with wonderful animal illustrations and large numbers that correspond to the number of reasons why mum is so loved.
- Price: From £23
- 24 pages
- Gift giver's name as the author
- Can add a gift message to the first page
Best For Mums Who Love Gardening
5. Pomegranate ‘The Tree Of Love’ Gift
Ideal for any green-fingered mum, this 'tree of love' will be a long lasting reminder of how much you care. It has come to symbolise love as it is said to be the first tree planted by the Greek goddess of love Aphrodite. The tree itself is easy to maintain and will be manageable in size for even a small garden. When in bloom, it has beautiful red blossoms and during the autumn, it has stunning coral- coloured leaves. It can remain planted in a pot and if your mum wants to give it the best chance of growing ripe pomegranates, it is recommended that the plant is grown under glass. Every plant sent out is healthy but will vary in shape and size. They are carefully packaged in sustainable materials and can be delivered on your choice of day, meaning you can have it sent to your address before you mum's birthday or have it delivered straight to her door as a birthday surprise.
- Price: £35
- Sent carefully packed in a sustainable wooden crate and wood wool
- Delivered to the recipient on the day of your choice
- Deciduous, easy to manage tree
Best Gifts For Fussy Mums
6. La Bellefée Scented Votive Gift Set
It can be tough to find nice mum birthday gifts if she is a woman that already has everything or is quite particular in her tastes. This stunning trio of scented candles, therefore, is a great gift option as it contains three simple but elegant votive candles that are sure to suit any home decor and bring a touch of calm to whichever room they are placed in. Each of the candles has a different scent of pear and freesia, blood orange and bluebell and can burn for up to 11 hours. As they are made from 100% soy wax, they don't generate unpleasant smoke when lit, so you know that your mum will enjoy a wonderful fragrance and a beautiful ambience. They also come carefully yet wonderfully presented in a chic gift package, complete with bow.
- Price: £11.99
- Includes 3 fragrances: Pear and freesia, blood orange and bluebell
- Made with 100% natural soy wax
- Each candle has up to 11 hours burning time
Best For Foodies
7. Afternoon Tea Experience Box
If you are looking for gifts for mum's birthday that will give her an experience rather than an actual item, then this afternoon tea experience box is worth considering. It covers afternoon tea for two and there are 465 venues across the UK that she can choose from to use it meaning she can pick somewhere close to home or save it for when visiting a new place. The box comes with a guide included that gives details of all participating venues which are handily grouped into different areas in the UK. Your mum will be able to choose from national chains such as Café Rouge and Hilton Hotels as well as smaller, independent establishments and will be able to decide whether she wants a venue based in the city as part of an exciting day trip or somewhere more rural and secluded for an afternoon of calm. The voucher is valid for two years and the experience will need to be pre-booked but easy to follow instructions on how to do this are provided in the box.
- Price: £34.99
- Afternoon tea for 2 people
- 465 venues to choose from
- Voucher is valid for 24 months
Best For Daughters To Give To Mum
8. Mother And Daughter Infinity Circles Necklace By My Posh Shop
If you are specifically looking for birthday gifts for mum from daughter, then this item could be just what you are looking for. This necklace is simple in design but beautifully timeless and elegant meaning that your mum will be able to wear it with anything and at any time. It comprises of a larger circle and a smaller circle that are interlocked which can represent the everlasting bond between a mother and daughter. It is made from sterling silver and comes presented in a gift box complete with backing card.
- Price: £30
- Made from solid sterling silver
- 44cm chain
- Comes in a gift box
Best For Trying New Scents
9.Versace Women's Miniature Set
Containing four of Versace's most popular fragrances, this miniature set will let your mum try out some new scents and be reminded of the gift you gave her every time she spritzes one. As they are just five millilitre bottles, they are perfect for popping in a handbag or keeping on a dresser. From this set, your mother might even find a new favourite fragrance meaning you can get her a full size bottle for her next birthday!
- Price: £27.50
- Comprised of Versace's most popular fragrances
- Includes 4 5ml bottles
- Includes Eau de parfum and Eau de toilette
Best Gift For Mum From Son
10. Mummysauras Dinosaur Personalised Mug
This is another one of the mum presents in this list that would make a cute gift for a younger son to give their mummy on her special day. It is a standard size mug that features a colourful dinosaur illustration and the phrase 'Mummysaurus - like a normal mummy but more roarsome!' On the back, there is room for personalisation and you can choose to add a name or small message which is sure to bring a smile every time mum sits down for a cup of tea.
- Price: £14
- Microwave safe
- 11oz size
- Back of the mug can be personalised
Best For Stylish Mums
11. Fiorelli Swift Foldable Shopper
Practical yet stylish, this foldable shopper by Fiorelli is something your mum can take with her any time she heads out. It is compact and lightweight and it features a sizeable main compartment as well as a small external zipped pocket. It is large enough to use a bag for a picnic or going swimming but can also be folded away and kept in her usual handbag for use when doing some impromptu shopping.
- Price: £11
- 2 carry handles
- Large main compartment
- Zippable front pocket
Best For Indoors And Outdoors
12. Engraved Birthflower Plant Pot By Letterfest
Personalised gifts are always that little bit extra special and this engraved plant pot is no different. The personalised touches include a birth flower name and illustration, the recipient's name, their birthdate and a message. It can be used indoors or outdoors meaning your mum will be able to enjoy it all year round. Your mum can be left to choose her favourite plant to put in the post or for an additional fee you can have seeds included as part of the gift.
- Price: £40
- Made from Terracotta
- Drainage hole in the base
- Suitable for inside or outside use
Best For Personalised Presents For Mums
13. Personalised Cashmere Blend Ombre Scarf by Studio Hop
This cashmere blend shawl is perfect is you are looking for gifts that will give a little bit of luxury to your mother. Soft and smooth, it will help keep her warm in colder months and there are six different colourways to choose from so that you can pick the one she will love the most. After picking the colour of the scarf, you can also choose what personalisation you want such as name, initials or other wording for a truly unique accessory.
- Price: From £33
- 6 colourways to choose from
- 75% modal 25% cashmere
- Choose from regular or script font embroidery in four colours or dye-sublimation
Kidadl Best Buys selects the top parent-recommended products across the web for families of all ages. Hopefully, our list of birthday gift ideas for mum has given you plenty of inspiration for special birthday gifts fit for the occasion. For more, take a look at our list of the best Christmas gifts for dads that they will love, or for something different check out the best Christmas gifts for parents.
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