Mother's Day gifts for the mothers of the bride and groom
15 Mar 2022
Treat the mothers of the bride and groom this Mother's Day with these gift ideas to show them how much they mean to you
When in the midst of wedding planning, it can be easy to lose sight of other celebratory days – and Mother's Day is no exception. Undoubtedly, the mothers of the bride and groom are both vital cogs in the wheel of wedding organisation, so don't let Mother's Day pass you by this year on Sunday, 27th March.
Show them that you care and thank them for all that they do for you with these ten gift ideas.
1. Spa treatment
The Spa at Bedford Lodge in Newmarket, Suffolk offers a host of treatment options to unwind and relax. Aptly offered due to the venue's close proximity to vast lavender fields, the Lavender Poultice Massage costs £165 and uses the stress-busting properties of warm lavender and herb poultices to soothe tired muscles and joints, and increase blood flow and circulation. Other treatments include a Balinese massage with hot stones, Optimal Skin ProFacial and a Deluxe Manicure, all to be enjoyed within the vicinity of Bedford Lodge's luxury spa facilities.
Above: Bedford Lodge
2. Bath products
Alternatively, bring the spa into the comfort of your own home. Madbeauty.com's Full Bloom range of bath and beauty products offer affordable gift options that are presented in bright and colourful packaging. The tuberose bath salts are both fresh and uplifting for an invigorating bathtime experience, while the melting bath petals add an extra floral detail.
Above: Full Bloom Bath Salts, £3.50
Above: Full Bloom Melting Bath Petals, £10.99
3. Alcoholic drink
A drink can instantly transport you to a place or time in your life, so if your budget doesn't allow for a trip away let your choice of drink do it for you. Transport the senses to the Cotswolds with the Cotswolds Distillery's Wildflower Gin, a fragrant, full-strength and fruity gin with delicate wildflower notes of cornflower and lavender, and orange and rhubarb root for a touch of sweetness. Ideal for a gin spritz, or why not try a pink martini?
Above: Cotswolds No 1. Wildflower Gin, £34.95 for 70cl (ABV: 41.7%)
4. Non-alcoholic drink
If your mum doesn't drink alcohol, consider a non-alcoholic variety that offers similar calming ingredients. Wild Eve Recipe No.1 is a small batch non-alcholic drink that has been hand-crafted from an exclusive selection of organic flowers, fruits, leaves and seaweeds, hand-foraged on the Isle of Harris in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland. The carefully considered blend of botanicals assists in reducing stress and alleviating anxiety while sparing a headache the next day.
Above: Wild Eve Recipe No.1, £32 for 500ml
Sometimes there's no better way to someone special's heart than with a hefty slice of cake, and this year's Mother's Day Show Stopping Cake from Mon Dessert has all the added extras to make it memorable. The vanilla sponge cake is flavoured with layers of jam and comes complete with faux eucalyptus sprigs and a 'Happy Mother's Day' cake topper for decoration, as well as a 15cm diameter cake base to display.
Above: Mon Dessert's Show Stopping Cake, £25
A bunch of beautiful blooms will always be well received. Consider your mum's favourite colours and varieties for a bouquet that is pitched perfectly for the recipient. Your local florist will only be too happy to assist with your ideas, or an online florist such as McQueens Flowers offers several combinations already arranged and a nationwide delivery service direct to your door.
Above: McQueens Flowers
If your budget can stretch further, a piece of jewellery can offer a keepsake to be treasured forever. This Mother's Day Special gift set from Coeur de Lion features a necklace, a bracelet and earrings made from a combination of rose quartz, mother of pearl and crystals. Alternatively, the pieces can be bought individually.
8. Photo book
Photos are the hard copy memories of life's precious moments that live on for generations, yet in this digital age it takes a conscious effort to print our photos. Our phones are filled with photos but we rarely look back through our gallery as we would with hard copy versions. Surprise your mum this Mother's Day with a photo book containing pictures from some of the best experiences you've shared, and let her display it pride of place on her coffee table for all to see.
Above: Papier The Mini Harback Photo Book, £20
Gift your mum her favourite fragrance or take a punt on a perfume you think she would love. This trio of scents by Michael Kors from Fragrance Direct offers your mum a choice of three to trial, and the miniature sizes are also useful to take on trips away.
Above: Michael Kors House of MK Gift Set, £18.99
10. Gift card
If you're truly stuck for what to get the mum who seemingly has everything, give her the gift of choice with a gift card. The One4all gift card can be spent in more than 55,000 retailers nationwide, from Marks & Spencer to John Lewis, and can even be redeemed against experiences from providers such as SpaBreaks and iFly.
The card can be loaded with any amount from £10 to £120. Plus, if your mum lives further afield, a digital version of the gift card can be sent directly to her phone and personalised with a photo or video of your choice.
Above: The One4all gift card