The best gifts for mums: chocolates, candles, pamper gift sets and more
We’ve rounded up some of our favourite gifts, from pampering gift sets and sweet treats to wellness and make-up goodies, for you to treat your mum.
Finding the perfect gift for your mum is no mean feat. Will she like it? Does she have it already? Will it go straight under her bed, never to be used again? We appreciate how tricky it can be to get it right, and The Recommended is here to give you a helping hand.
From foodie options to beauty and self-care ideas, we’ve put together a selection of our favourite gifts for every type of mum. Hopefully, that way, you can avoid disappointment and gift your mum something she’ll truly love.
The best gifts for mums at-a-glance:
- Best for yogis: Liforme Original Yoga Mat
- Best for tea fiends: Pukka Herbs Relax Tea Selection Box
- Best gift for cosying up: Sienna Hoodie Blanket
- Best pampering set: Sanctuary Spa Special Occasion Hamper Gift Set
- Best wellness gift: Intelligent Change: The Five Minute Journal
- Best beauty gift: Revlon Salon One-Step Hair Dryer and Volumiser
- Best for chocaholics: Martin’s Chocolatier Artisan Signature Collection
- Best for fitness fanatics: Fitbit Inspire 2 Health & Fitness Tracker
- Best for make-up lovers: Urban Decay Naked Reloaded Eyeshadow Palette
- Best gift for zen moments: Yankee Candle Scented Candles Gift Set
The best gifts for mums
Best for yogis: Liforme Original Yoga Mat
Stretch out, unwind, and Namaste
An ideal gift for yoga bunnies, whatever their level, this mat is great for on-the-move or at-home workouts.
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Designed with a firm grip for the ultimate balance, it's also PVC free and made from non-toxic materials, making it a planet-friendly choice. The mat is available in a selection of colours, including pink, green, blue and grey.
Best for tea fiends: Pukka Herbs Relax Tea Selection Box
Find the perfect brew
A great gift for mums who need some time out, this tea selection box promises peace and calm with every blend.
Complete with 45 sachets of 5 different varieties, they can sample flavours such as calming chamomile, manuka honey, and lavender. All the herbal teas are organic and are designed to focus on well-being and create a state of relaxation, just what your mum may need!
Best gift for cosying up: Sienna Hoodie Blanket
Snug as a bug in a rug
Perfect for mums who feel the cold, this hoodie-style blanket will keep them warm and toasty whatever the weather.
Featuring a soft Sherpa fleece lining, cuffed sleeves and a hood, it's ideal for throwing on when chilly and cosying up for the evening. It also has a handy giant pocket and is available in various colours.
Best wellness gift: Intelligent Change: The Five-Minute Journal
Inspire, motivate and reflect
Encourage your mum to look after her well-being by jotting down her thoughts in this mindfulness journal.
The chic design has enough pages for six months and includes weekly challenges, daily affirmations and inspirational quotes to help along the way. The perfect way to self-reflect and aid a positive state of mind.
Best beauty gift: Revlon Salon One-Step Hair Dryer and Volumiser
Give them a good hair day
Spoil your mum with a salon-like experience with Revlon’s 2-in-1 styling tool.
Working to detangle, dry and volumise all at the same time, this hairstyling tool promises to add some extra va-va-voom to everyone’s locks. A great gift for mums who are after a little extra style using a hassle-free device, and suitable for all hair types, medium to long.
Best pampering set: Sanctuary Spa Special Occasion Hamper gift set
The ultimate TLC
Treat your mum to a pampering set of Sanctuary Spa products, presented in a pretty pink reusable gift box.
Each lotion and potion is vegan-friendly, cruelty and mineral oil-free and has the signature scent of jasmine, grapefruit and vanilla. Including a shower oil, body butter and salt scrub, this is the ideal set for spoiling mum to some ‘me time’.
Best for chocaholics: Martin’s Chocolatier Artisan Signature Collection
Something for their sweet tooth
Some things are best said in chocolate. Gift your mum this luxury box of chocolates and let her indulge herself throughout the festivities.
Artisan chocolate house Martin’s Chocolatiers produce 100% Belgian chocolate and are renowned for its smooth, rich and decadent flavours. The signature collection contains 30 individual pralines, fondants and truffles, with flavours such as salted caramel, vanilla crème brûlée, butterscotch dark chocolate and raspberry Marc de Champagne.
Best for fitness fanatics: Fitbit Inspire 2 Health & Fitness Tracker
Track those steps
For mums who love to move, this fitness tracker is the perfect gift to let them monitor their activity and watch their progress.
Tracking every movement, the device will count steps, distance, and calories burned, as well as display heart rate and sleep patterns. Ideal for walkers and running enthusiasts to reach their fitness goals. The watch has a battery life of up to 10 days.
Best for make-up lovers: Urban Decay Naked Reloaded Eyeshadow Palette
For some glitz and glam
An ideal gift for mums looking for an eyeshadow upgrade, ready to touch up their eyes with shimmery neutral tones.
This palette contains 12 different shades, from Barely Baked to Angle Fire and Dreamweaver, in both matte and metallic finishes. The neutral colours will add a subtle shimmer to the eyes with a velvety texture, something your mum will love.
Best gift for zen moments: Yankee Candle Scented Candles Gift Set
Create a spa-like ambience
This set of three mini candles is the ideal gift for the special woman in your life.
Made with a soy blend wax mix, the candles have a long-lasting scent and make the perfect addition to the home, creating a calming setting. Choose from various scents such as cinnamon stick, lemon lavender and clean cotton.
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Cordelia Aspinall is a Digital Writer for Immediate Media, working across brands including The Recommended, RadioTimes.com, MadeForMums and BBC Gardeners’ World. She has previously worked and written for digital publications including Condé Nast Traveller, The Evening Standard, Cosmopolitan, and several other lifestyle brands.