Just as we recover from the expense of Christmas and Valentine’s Day along comes Mothering Sunday, the one day of the year that an excuse just won’t do. She gave birth to you and raised you into the woman or man that you are today – so it’s about time you hit the shops in search of the perfect gift to let her know how thankful you are.
We’ve taken it upon ourselves to round up the best of Mother’s Day gifts, as recommended by your favourite magazines, to help you on your mission for Mum. Don’t forget at magazine.co.uk we have a range of fabulous gift subscriptions available too – AND we’re giving away a free box of chocolates!*
Cookery Lessons – Good Housekeeping, £90
Move aside Delia Smith! It’s time for your mum to show them how it’s done in the Good Housekeeping kitchens at the magazine’s cookery school. Top tips to create a perfect Easter roast or all the know-how of classic cake baking; a half day cooking lesson with those who know best is sure to go down a treat with Mum this year.
A Wildflower Meadow, Not On The High Street – Woman & Home, £30
Why give your mum just one bunch of flowers when you can give her a meadow? With enough wildflower seeds to cover 10sqm and neatly packaged in a silk hessian bag, your mum can watch each bloom burst over the coming year. From Corn Cockle to Corn Poppy, this gift also comes with a personalised slate label and full planting instructions.
Tea for Two, Bettys Imperial Room in Harrogate – Prima, £25.95pp
Do you worry that you don’t spend enough quality time with your mum? Perhaps it’s been months since you last visited her? Surprise her with tea for two and enjoy an afternoon of catching up on life with plenty of laughter. Scones, cake, sandwiches and a decent brew – what more could she want?
Downtown Abbey Board Game, Destination Board Games – Glamour, £24.95
A gift to entertain the whole family that’s better than Monopoly! Navigate your way around the abbey and complete the tasks that stand in your way. Collect the bells and be the best maid or footman you can be. And as it’s Mother’s Day you should probably be polite and let your mum win, in true Carson style.
Penguin Clothbound Classics, Waterstones – Red, £11.29
Remember when you were a toddler and your mum would tuck you in with a bedtime story? Treat her to a gift that is sure to make her reminisce, with a Penguin clothbound classic. Including famous stories such as Alice in Wonderland, Little Women and Oliver Twist, these books are made to treasure. Extra brownie points are available if you jot a handwritten note to her in the cover.
*For orders placed after the today, we are unable to guarantee delivery before Mother's Day. The chocolates are sent standard Royal Mail delivery.