Stuck on gifts for mum this year? Don’t stress we’ve got it sorted.
Looking for the best gifts for mums on Google or wondering what to get your mum for her birthday? If you want to treat your mum to something lovely, you might be struggling to think of the perfect gift. That’s totally normal, and we’re here to help you.
Luckily, we’ve got the best presents for mum ideas to get you feeling inspired during gifting season (and to make your life a bit easier!).
Check out our favourite gift ideas for your mum below.
- What are the best gift ideas for mums?
- What are the most thoughtful gifts for mums?
- Our full list of the best gifts for mum this Christmas
- Useful gifts for practical mums
- Luxury gifts for mum
- Best gifts for fussy mums
- Gifts for stylish mums
What are the best gift ideas for mums?
You know your mum best, however, there are certainly some common go-to’s when we think about gifts for mum.
Flowers, or anything plant related, are always winners. But for those more practical mums, particular in the winter season, they might want something warm to wear or have accessories that practice function over form.
Skincare, jewellery and perfumes are perfect for mums who love to accessorise and feel their best.
If you’re seriously stuck, though, gifts for the home are still valid gifts for your mum too! Think glassware and ornaments that will match their home. Fortunately, we’ve got you covered here in our guide, with brands such as Oliver Bonas, John Lewis, Charlotte Tilbury and much more.
What are the most thoughtful gifts for mums?
Personalised gifts are always super thoughtful, so we have mentioned some bits from Not On the High Street, that allow you to use your own message.
We advise listening out for things your mum may have mentioned. Are they after some earphones for the gym? Do they want to improve their sleep? Listening out for these gifting queues is the best way to get meaningful gifts for your mum.
Our full list of the best gifts for mum this Christmas
Whether you need birthday present ideas, practical gifts for mums, Black Friday gifts or generally just the best gifts for mum, we’ve got you covered. We’ve got gift ideas ranging from accessories to clothes to gadgets, meaning there’s something for everyone to suit all budgets too. We’ve also included our Student Beans discounts so you can save extra cash on your mum’s gift this season!
To clarify, we have useful gifts for practical mums, luxury gifts for mums, the best gifts for fussy mums and gifts for stylish mums. So yes, you’re covered on all bases.
Without further ado, take a look at our best gifts for mum in 2023:
Useful gifts for practical mums
1. UGG tan disquette slippers. schuh — £90
Slippers are super practical gifts for mums. They’ll keep their feet warm in the colder months and are just super cosy to have on in general. We love these UGG tan disquette slippers, as they have a thick sole to protect your feet and are lined with UGGPureWoolto keep them warm and snug. Its upper is made of suede and outer sole is made with Treadlite by UGG to allow for indoor and outdoor wear.
Get a schuh student discount.
2. Large Leather Shoulder Bag. & Other Stories — £145
In terms of practical gifts for mums, this is on to a winner. The large leather shoulder bag from & Other Stories combines style with practicality seamlessly. It’s large enough to fit everyday essentials but can pair with every outfit in your mum’s wardrobe. Available in Black and Cognac, it’s made with gold-toned hardware, contrasting stitching, an adjustable shoulder strap, plus duo open compartments separated by a zipper pocket.
Get an & Other Stories discount.
3. RZ-S500W Noise Cancelling True Wireless Earbuds. Panasonic — from £89.99
Looking for useful gifts for mums? Noise cancelling earbuds are a fantastic gift for practical mums that want to focus on their audio while going about their day. The Panasonic RZ-S500W noise cancelling earbuds offer high-performance dual hybrid noise cancelling, excellent call quality, stable connections in crowded places and can be further customised with the Panasonic app.
Get a Panasonic student discount.
4. French Connection Wool and Cashmere Blend Platform Felt CrossOver Cashmere Blend Coat. John Lewis — £190
Warm clothing is always a winner and a perfect gift for mum. We love this French Connection Wool and Cashmere blend, made with 75% wool, 20% polyamide, and 5% cashmere. It provides warmth with style, thanks to its self-tie waist belt. It also comes in Black, Baked Cherry, Camel and Dark Grey, meaning you can match the colour with your mum’s current wardrobe. Don’t forget to keep an eye out for John Lewis Black Friday deals to see if you can get this for less!
Get a John Lewis student discount.
5. Personalised practical storage box. Not On The High Street — £36
Does your mum love to label and categorise? The personalised practical storage box from Not On The High Street also offers style and functionality in one, making it the ultimate useful gifts for mums. It’s the perfect gift for mums that want to store their things in labelled but aesthetically pleasing boxes in their homes. It’s a great gift for mums when you don’t know what to buy for them, as it’s super practical and can work in any home.
Luxury gifts for mum
6. Gold Plated Sterling Silver Engraveable Heart Locket On Chain. jewellerybox — £40
Jewellery can be a personalised Christmas gift for mum if they love their jewellery. If your mum is sentimental, you can engrave and personalise loads of pieces from jewellerybox, like this heart locket for a unique and meaningful birthday present idea for mum. Engrave on the front and back with up to 20 characters, and place two photos in for a truly meaningful gift.
If Jewellery is always a safe bet if your mum loves to accessorise!
7. Set In Stone Enamel Stone Hinged Bangle. Kate Spade — £45
This beautiful set in stone enamel bracelet from Kate Spade comes in rose gold, gold and silver and is a lovely gift to show your mum gratitude this year. It’s made from shiny rhodium-plated metal with glass stones, features a clasp closure, and weighs only 22g which is super lightweight for an enamel bracelet.
Plus, it’s handmade, making it an extra special gift for mum.
Get a Kate Spade student discount.
8. Overnight Reset Serum. L’Occitane — £50
If your mum loves skincare, now’s your chance to get her the best from the Black Friday sales. This Overnight Reset Serum from L’Occitane is made from 92% natural ingredients, including their Patented immortelle sap-like extract, designed to soothe the skin, marjoram and acmella to smooth our fine lines and wrinkles. It’s a soothing anti-ageing serum like no other, making it one of the best luxury gifts for mum to consider.
Get a L’Occitane student discount.
9. FOREO LUNA Mini 2 Dual-Sided Face Brush. LOOKFANTASTIC — £99
The FOREO Luna cleansers changed the game. This hypoallergenic and cruelty-free facial massager can be customised to different skin types and is a major upgrade to anyone’s skincare routine. It’s the perfect gift for mum if they’re super into their skincare.
The FOREO Luna cleanser promises to remove up to 99.5% of oil, dirt, makeup and dead skin. It can also help other skincare products absorb better into the skin. This can make for a great Christmas present for your mum, as it offers a super clean and luxury skincare experience for them!
10. Luxury Palette Of Pearls Cosmic Pearl. Charlotte Tilbury — £42
The Luxury Palette of Pearls by Charlotte Tilbury is perfect for creating festive looks and is one to keep your eye out for this Black Friday. It’s the perfect Christmas gift for mum, especially if they’re into their eyeshadow palettes. The pearlescent, iridescent-inspired 4-shade eyeshadow palette comes in shades of peachy-pink, dusky rose, warm burgundy and duo-chrome teal blue-brown. Alternatively, you could go for the other colourway, the Celestial Pearl, with the shades of pearly pink, gold and rose gold.
Best gifts for fussy mums
11. All-new Kindle (2022 release). Amazon — £84.99
The 2022 Kindle is the perfect gift for fussy mums. Why? It allows them to read their favourite books on the go, and saves valuable storage space at home too.
The 2022 Kindle is it’s most lightweight yet, has a 300 ppi high-resolution display and comes with double the storage at 16GB. Plus, a single charge via USB-C lasts up to 6 weeks, meaning your mum won’t have to worry about charging it a ton.
Plus, it’s designed with sustainability in mind. So if your mum is eco-conscious, they’ll be pleased to know this Kindle uses 30-75% recycled plastics and 90% recycled magnesium.
Above all, when it comes to getting your Black Friday gifts, this Kindle is one to look out for.
Get an Amazon student discount
12. Aurelia London Perfect Sleep Pillow Mist. Cult Beauty — £14.40
Does your mum struggle with sleep and relaxation? The Auerelia London Perfect Sleep Pillow Mist is the perfect gift for fussy mums. They’ll appreciate the calming scents (perhaps check if they like chamomile, geranium, neroli and lavender first!).
If your mum is into their crystals, Cult Beauty recommends using the mist along with soothing rose quartz crystal to help rest nerves, destress and nod off. Simply lightly mist the spray on the pillow and PJs and your mum will be off to a great night’s sleep.
Get a Cult Beauty student discount.
13. The Super Succulents. Bloom and Wild — £35
If you have absolutely no idea what to buy for a fussy mum, then plants are the way to go! They can slot seamlessly into any home and brighten up a room effortlessly. We love The Super Succulents from Bloom and Wild, as they’re low maintenance and look super pretty.
In the box comes a trio of succulents, bedded in moss in a tray made from reclaimed coffee husk and arriving with a spray bottle for watering. Great to pop on your mum’s coffee table, windowsill or shelf!
14. The Beauty Treats Bundle, Worth Over £200. LOOKFANTASTIC — £40
If your fussy mum into beauty products but you’re not sure which one to get them? Mum hamper ideas are a great place to start, and we love this beauty bundle as a place to start! They’re bound to discover new things with the fantastic Beauty Treats Bundle. Plus, even if they don’t like some of them, the others are bound to be a hit.
Here’s what’s included in the LOOKFANTASTIC bundle worth over £200:
- Avant Skincare Blue Volcanic Stone Purifying and Antioxydising Cleansing Gel 10ml
- ELEMIS Superfood Glow Priming Moisturiser 20ml
- Emma Hardie Moringa Renewal Treatment Mask 15ml
- Elizabeth Arden Prevage 2.0 Serum
- Comfort Zone Renight Cream 30ml
- Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Bum Bum Cream 25ml
- Ultrasun Ultralip SPF30 4.8g
- Bondi Sands GLO Lights Highlighter 25ml
- Armani Quattro Foundation Card
- Wet N’ Wild 10-Pan Shadow Palette
- This Works Morning Expert Hyaluronic Serum 15ml
- Eyeko Spotlight Highlighter Pencil – Pearl
- EcoTools Bioblender
- Christophe Robin New Purifying Mask with Mineral Sea Mud 40ml
- Philip Kinglsey Bond Builder Restructuring Treatment 40ml
- PURITO B5 Panthenol Re-barrier Cream 12ml
- Urban Apothecary Hand Wash 100ml
- St. Tropez Purity Face Mist 50ml.
15. Folk Art Notebook Library (Set of 5). Paperchase — £20
Notebooks are always a fantastic gift for fussy mums. You can never have enough! We love this Folk Art Notebook Library that’s beautifully decorated from Paperchase. Plus, its’ a set of 5, meaning each notepad can be used for something different. Great for super organised mums, and mums who are working towards manifesting dreams and reaching their goals.
Get a Paperchase student discount.
Gifts for stylish mums
16. Ella Fold Over Shoulder Bag. House of Fraser — £105
The DKNY Ella Fold Over Shoulder Bag is an absolute must for stylish mums who love to accessorise. Crafted with a magnetic fastening top flap with a large open main compartment and additional internal pockets that provides ample space for all your valuables and essentials. It’s perfect if your mum has gold-toned accessories already or has been after some for a while. Plus, completed with DKNY branding, it’s got luxury written all over it.
17. Avery Buckle Lace Up Ankle Boots. OFFICE — £49.99
This pair of Avery Buckle Lace Up Ankle Boots can go with pretty much any outfit, and is great for those looking for boots for stylish mums this Christmas. Make of synthetic material, the lace up boots can be worn under wide-leg trousers or a midi skirt and tights for a fun look. The buckle fastening adds a touch of style that we love.
Get an Office student discount.
18. Reign On Jacket. The North Face — £160
The Reign On Jacket from The North Face is great for stylish mums who want to keep warm. This waterproof jacket is colour blocked in black and white, made from 100% recycled polyester and a durable water-repellent finish. Not only is it practical but it’s great for pairing with almost any outfit. Its adjustable hood makes it great for if your mum gets caught in the rain too.
19. Relaxed Fit Wool Jumper. COS — £59
Wool jumpers are fantastic for the cold months ahead. We love this super stylish relaxed fit wool jumper from COS. Stylish mums will appreciate this as a gift, thanks to its horizontal stripes which add a trendy touch. It’s also got a ribbed round neck and trims, plus, it’s certified by the Resposnible Wool Standard, which will certainly win over conscious mums. It’s also available in Yellow, if your mum is a fan of colour.
Get a COS student discount.
20. Bexton Blue Gin Glasses. Oliver Bonas — £32.50
Who said style can’t extend to glassware? We’re huge fans of the Bexton Blue Gin glasses from Oliver Bonas. No one says you have to make gin in them, but if you’re looking for a luxury gifts for mum, this set of glassware is bound to slot into their home quite nicely. It holds up to 670ml of liquids and comes in a gift box already, saving you time, energy and money.
Get an Oliver Bonas student discount.
We hope these gift ideas for mum have helped you out this gifting season. We have a ton of guides, including gift ideas for your pets, Black Friday gifts for your ex (if you dare!), what to buy yourself this Black Friday and much more.
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