Gifts should be meaningful, so we've gathered together the best on offer this Mother’s Day
Mother's Day is a time to reflect on the things that the mothers in our lives do for us, to celebrate their roles and to celebrate the power of the relationships we share.
If you chose to do this with a gift, the key to getting that right is to find something that has meaning – whether that be through tapping into a shared interest, anticipating a need, or by offering a prompt to put themselves first.
So, here, we’ve gathered together eight of our favourite gifts that bring wellbeing, mindfulness, and self-care to the forefront.
1. Two Chimps Coffee, On Amother Level coffee
Sitting down with that first steaming hot cup of coffee in the morning is a delight to behold, and it’s even better when the coffee you're sipping comes from an independent, carbon-neutral roastery. The limited-edition Mother's Day coffee from Two Chimps is blended with notes of shortbread, lemon, and blackcurrant, making for a comforting and uplifting experience.
2. ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’, by Rachel Kelly
The fifth book of poetry by writer and mental health advocate Rachel Kelly, You’ll Never Walk Alone is a beautiful, collection of poetry, covering a range of styles and topics. Bringing together poems for each moment of life, including the experience of motherhood, this collection is a beautiful addition to any bookshelf.
3. BakesterBox, baking box
Baking can be such a joy. Not only does it result in tasty treats, but it also comes with a load of mental health and wellbeing benefits, too. The baking boxes from BakesterBox come with everything that you need to create beautiful bakes, from butterscotch and rye nut tarts, to cream tea baking kits, and a marbled chocolate cheesecake. Buy a one-off kit, or set up a subscription for a monthly box.
(From £10, bakesterbox.com)
4. Babbel, language class subscriptions
For mums who never want to stop learning, a subscription to the language learning platform Babbel includes everything she will need to embrace the challenge of learning a new language. The membership comes with access to podcasts, activities, and online lessons – including live lessons. Choose from 14 languages, and a subscription length to suit your needs, and embrace the hugely rewarding challenge of lifelong learning.
(Subscriptions start at £32.97 for three months, uk.babbel.com)
5. LayerTree, personalised bird feeder
Bird watching is a wonderfully mindful activity, and a bird feeder can help transform your outdoor space into a haven for the local wildlife. The personalised bird feeder from the husband and wife designer-makers behind LayerTree is a sleek, modern option, which can be personalised with a message for your mum. Combine this gift with a bird identification book, and now you’re really talking.
6. Pott Candles, refillable candles
Candles are a wonderful addition to the home, creating a soothing, welcoming environment, and feeling our spaces with aromatic scents. Potts Candles do this, and more, as – when your candle has burnt out, you can simply replace it with one of their custom-made refills. And when the candle pots are this gorgeous, you won’t want to let them go unfilled.
(From £25, www.pottcandles.com)
7. CSheehanArt, The Choosing Self Kindness Oracle Cards
Self kindness isn’t always easy, and sometimes we need a prompt or two to help us on our journey to make this commitment to ourselves. The Choosing Self Kindness Oracle cards are a deck of 52 cards, each designed to give you small reminders to treat yourself with kindness. Each prompt is accompanied by a sweet illustration, this is a gift that is sure to be used again and again.
8. A Happiful gift subscription
Of course, we couldn’t resist reminding you about all the things a Happiful subscription has to offer. By buying your loved one a Happiful gift subscription, you’re signing them up for a regular delivery of mood-boosting stories, expert advice, and life-changing tips for supporting mental health. Plus, our tree pledges mean that we plant two trees for every tree used to make our magazines.
(From £5.99 per month, shop.happiful.com)