10 last minute Mothers Day ideas

This list is intended to inspire you to buy something for your mother. But if you’re a mother now too, you could simply forward it on to the father of your children.

Pomelo & sea salt candle, £11

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Good Nature candles from the USA are just gorgeous. They’re made from natural vegetable paraffin wax, smell wonderful and come in a beautiful tin. Anthropologie


Enamel photo frame, £17

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Silver photo frames are so much more expensive and nothing like as fun as these vibrant enamels (also available in pink and orange).


Wild flower arrangement, £35

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Impress your mother with this bucolic arrangement of British blooms, including foliage, grasses and herbs. A gift message tag will be added to the first delivery should you want to send a note.


Mother’s Day flowers biscuits, £30

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Why buy flowers, though, when you can buy delicious flower-shaped biscuits in a beautiful tin from Biscuiteers?


Fortnum & Mason Mothers Little Helper Basket, £65

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Contains gin, tonic, gin truffles, bath stuff and an eye mask. What more does a mother need on a night off?


Prestat sea salt and caramel thins OR red velvet truffles

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I’m torn between recommending Prestat’s sea salt and caramel light and dark chocolate thins (chocolate this thin cannot be fattening) and their red velvet truffles. Maybe buy both (and keep one for yourself).


Both available at  Ocado.com

Jo Malone Red roses body and hand lotion, £38

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Nothing makes a mother feel more beautiful than a delicious scented body lotion. This one from Jo Malone is composed of seven types of roses and “unfolds like a bouquet of fresh-cut flowers”.

Foldaway red lips tote, £35

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A glamorous Lulu Guinness shopping bag that folds away into its own neat zip-up pouch, so you can keep it in your handbag for those impromptu supermarket sprees.


My Mummy is the Best Mummy fuchsia notebook, £35

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It would obviously be sacrilege to actually write on the thin blue paper of a Smythson notebook but they are wonderful to look at.


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