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Unique Gift Ideas for Mum This Mother's Day


| By Alex Greig | March 26, 2021

Discover the best unique gift ideas for mum this Mother’s Day – there’s still plenty of time to surprise her!

Find great unique gift ideas for Mum this Mother’s Day.

Treat mum to something a little more special this Mother’s Day than burnt toast and a cup of tepid tea in bed. Whether your mum is an art-lover, a tech-head or lives to entertain, consider one of these unique gift ideas for mum that she’ll really appreciate.

The Art-lover

Art supplies are a great unique gift idea for Mums with a creative streak.

If mum lusted after a set of Derwents back when she was at school, her inner child will be more than appeased with a box of Faber-Castell's Polychromos Coloured Pencils now. There’s nothing quite as beautiful as a set of pristine, never-used colour pencils, but these are next-level: 120 richly pigmented oil-based pencils displayed in an elegant wooden case. Painting more of your mum’s speed? Set her up with the proper gear. This Born French easel has a handy box to store her paints – make sure she has the right kit with this Royal & Langnickel Essentials Oils Set. And for a meaningful gift for a mum who is seeking her creative outlet, a Crayola Signature Crayoligraphy Activity Set could be what she’s after. With a variety of gel pens and dual-ended markers, she can create hand lettering for cards, invitations, scrapbooks and more.

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The Consummate Entertainer

For Mums who love to entertain, these personalised gifts are just the ticket

If your mum seems to effortlessly pull off elaborate dinners or loves to hold impromptu socially distanced drinks and canapés for friends, give her some personalised gifts she’ll really use. She’ll proudly arrange her favourite aged brie and comté on this bamboo serving board emblazoned with a heartfelt message, or supply endless refreshing, bubbly drinks sans single-use plastic bottles with a SodaStream bundle. A sweet family portrait on the wall will attract visitors’ eyes, especially if it’s a statement glass print. Once a crowd has gathered, the Ridley's Movie Quiz game will set any party alight as guests try to outdo each other with their knowledge of Hollywood classics, rom-coms and more. Tip: Allow 7-10 business days for personalised products.

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The Organiser

These diaries, planners and notebooks are great unique gift ideas for Mum.

Does your mum love ticking off a to-do list? Help her out with snazzy notebooks – such as a folding one with pen-holder for her bag and one for her desk – plus a desk-organiser for bills, letters and lists. Want to get the whole family involved? This weekly wall-planner has a spot for keys and can be wiped clean each week. Or you could try a stylish chalkboard: draw up a calendar for everyone to jot down their events and tasks to help mum carry the load.

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The Early Riser

Unique gift ideas for Mum include a cute tea infuser, a Magic Mug and a bright drink bottle.

Make mum’s morning brighter with some fun morning-time items. Pour her coffee into a personalised Magic Mug and watch the message reveal itself; give her a special mason jar glass to drink her green smoothie from; or wrap up a cute tea-infuser to improve her morning tea ritual. Mum on the run? Make it moveable with a colourful drink bottle – nothing says “I love you” more than making sure someone is well hydrated!

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The Techie

Does your Mum love tech? These unique gift ideas will be just right for her.

Your mum doesn’t have to be a tech enthusiast or need to know the specs of the latest iPhone to appreciate the latest handy gadgets. Start lo-fi with this Samsonite Technology Backpack, a carry-all that’s excellent for a commuter with a padded laptop sleeve and spaces for loads of bits and pieces, plus a detachable front pocket with keyring. If mum spends more time in the car than on public transport, keep her safe and connected on the road with a Jabra speakerphone that’ll allow her to take hands-free calls from two different devices. Mums who wouldn’t be caught dead in a chunky fitness tracker? Samsung’s Galaxy Watch Active2 is a sleek accessory that does a whole lot more than tell the time: it tracks steps, activity and heart rate and is compatible with plenty of fitness apps for maximum effectiveness.

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