Mother’s Day gift guide 2023

Of all the special occasions that we celebrate throughout the year, Mother’s Day holds a special place in our hearts. It is the day when we celebrate and honour the women who have raised us, loved us unconditionally and supported us through every challenge. 

As Mother’s Day approaches in the UK, many of us are looking for the perfect gift to show our appreciation for our mothers, grandmothers, and mother and step-mum in our lives.

Affordable and personal gifts

If you’re on the hunt for the ideal present, look no further. In this Mother’s Day gift guide, I have bought together a list of thoughtful and unique gifts that are sure to make your loved one feel special. While also not costing too much money to buy. 

Whether you’re searching for a heartfelt sentimental gift or a luxurious treat to pamper her, I’ve got you covered. So, take a look and find the perfect gift to show your love and gratitude to the special person in your life.


History of Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day in the UK has a long and fascinating history that spans over 400 years. The origins of this holiday can be traced back to the 17th century when a tradition known as “Mothering Sunday” began. This was a day when people would return to their hometowns and visit their “mother church” to give thanks for their blessings.

Over time, Mothering Sunday evolved into a day when children would give small gifts and flowers to their mothers and step mums. This tradition continued throughout the centuries, but it wasn’t until the early 20th century that Mother’s Day as we know it today began to take shape.

When it became a day

In 1908, Anna Jarvis, an American woman, held a memorial for her mother who had recently passed away. She campaigned to make Mother’s Day an official holiday in the United States, and her efforts were successful. In the years that followed, Mother’s Day became a global phenomenon, and it was eventually adopted by the UK.

UK Mothers Day

Today, Mother’s Day in the UK is celebrated on the fourth Sunday of Lent, which typically falls in March. It is a day when children and adults alike take the time to show their appreciation for the important mum and step-mum in their lives. From flowers and chocolates to thoughtful gifts and sentimental gestures. Mother’s Day is a time to celebrate the love and bond between mothers and their children.

Mother’s Day gift guide 2023

So, without further ado and in no particular order, please find my favourite and affordable mothers day gifts. But, just don’t show this to the kid’s mum, step mum or my mum! Mum’s the word! 

Please note that some of the products featured in this gift guide were gifted to us by their respective companies for the purposes of review and inclusion in this guide. However, we only feature products that we genuinely believe are high-quality and that we would recommend to our readers. All opinions expressed in this guide are our own and we have not received any payment or incentives for featuring these products. We want to ensure transparency and honesty in all our content and we hope that our readers find our recommendations helpful.

Send Them Cupcakes

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I Love You Mum – Send them cupcakes

Cakes! But not just any old cake. Best Mum Cupcakes from Send Them Cupcakes. For the purpose of the review, I clearly needed to test these, so unfortunately my mum will not be receiving the full box of six that arrived by courier in perfect condition thanks to the design of the packing they are sent out in. In fact, once the kids noticed them on the side and wanted in on the review, there is only enough left for Nannie to have one.

But and this is a good but. They are divine. They tasted amazing and looked fabulous. Each one comes with an edible vanilla or strawberry-flavoured frosting topped with an edible disc that has been personalised with a message to mum.

Send them cupcakes don’t only do mothers day cakes. If you head over to their website you can buy cupcakes for most occasions. And we can vouch for their deliciousness!

The Copenhagen Company

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The Copenhagen Company

Candles and diffusers always make lovely gifts. I know my mum loves them. Over at The Copenhagen Company, they have a massive collection of the most delightful-sounding candles and diffusers. They kindly sent me a Peony Blush candle from their signature collection. It arrived in a very classy-looking box and upon opening it didn’t disappoint. A beautiful glass jar, topped with a silver-coloured lid. The test is in the trying with candles. Straight away you appreciate the scent. A delightful smell of geranium, jasmine and rose quickly filled the room, without being too overpowering. If the mum you are buying likes candles, I highly recommend heading over to their online shop and checking them out. 

Side Note: If anyone can think of a good excuse why my mum’s mothers day candle has been used, could they let me know in the comments below?

Belledorm – Exceptional Home Linens

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Belledorm – Exceptional Home Linens

Mums like sleep. Mums need sleep. Mums deserve the best night’s sleep. So if you want to treat your mum (or the kid’s mum) make sure you take a look at the Belledorm website

They promise to not only understand the importance of a good night’s sleep. But have been providing UK customers with exceptional bed linen for over 45 years. 

A family business, which is the largest supplier in the UK of high-quality home linens, they pride themselves on knowing how to help get the best night’s sleep. 

They sent me a Cocoonzzz silk pillowcase and eye mask from their Mother’s Day Collection. They are made from 100% mulberry silk. According to the website sleeping on silk has proven beauty benefits such as reducing lines and wrinkles, while waking up with hydrated skin. Plus they are hypo-allergenic and temperature-regulating. 

More importantly, I can assure you that after two nights of testing, I have never slept so well! 

If you want to treat someone, then go and check them out. 

Smart Home with Very

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Get a smart home with

Smart home appliances and gadgets are always going to be fabulous gifts and ones that will not only get used but also be appreciated. Very, make shopping for these really easy with the dedicated smart home section of their online shop. From smart plugs to heating thermostats and everything in between. 

Perhaps the mum in your life needs an updated Amazon Smart Speaker? We use them all over the house and have now happily updated the main one to an Amazon EchoShow 8

With such a large screen we have been having our own Team DDD version of carpool karaoke as we sing along reading the lyrics as we go. You can even get recipes from a certain website delivered directly to the device. Perfect for getting the kids to help with the cooking. 

Very offer so many choices when it comes to smart home devices, all at great prices and with the option to use VeryPay on certain products. Make sure you go and check them out.

Belvoir Farm 

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Belvoir Farm

Over at Belvoir Farm, they love to celebrate nature in all of its dramatic glory. Starting out by making an elderflower cordial from the wild elderflower that spilt into the family garden. They now supply a full range of delicious soft drinks including cordials to dilute and some that are lightly sparkling. All are made from simple ingredients including natural fruits and hand-picked flowers. 

We were kindly sent some sparkly elderflower and rose, plus some elderflower and rose cordial. And wow! No seriously WOW! You can literally taste the hand-picked elderflowers in all their glory. With just a hint of the rose extract to finish the flavour off. They are already on my next shopping list to buy again.

Do you want to raise a glass this Mother’s Day? If so why not try one of the personalised sparkling elderflowers and rose celebration bottles of spritzer from Belvoir Farm

Mash Direct

What says happy mothers day more than cooking for your favourite person on her special day? Thanks to the six generations of the  Hamilton family, this has become a lot easier with the 50 vegetable dishes and products. From Salt and chilli wedges to peri peri fries and a vast collection of veggie favourites between. Such as the delicious stuffing bites or honey-glazed parsnips. Not only is everything on their menu vegetarian society approved. It is all gluten-free too! 

You can buy their products in your local supermarket or direct from the farm at

Each product comes with simple-to-follow instructions and some of the items can even be cooked in an air fryer as the little lady discovered while making herself beer-battered chips the other evening!

We are going to need to stock up before Sunday again. In the process of making this guide, we may have demolished our stock of what has quickly become a family favourite!

I hope that we’ve been able to inspire you with some unique and thoughtful gift ideas for the special mum in your life. Whether you’re looking for a heartfelt sentimental gift or a treat to pamper her, there’s something here for everyone.

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Mash Direct – Cooked fresh on the farm


So, this Mother’s Day, let’s show our appreciation and gratitude to the special women in our lives. Let’s celebrate their strength, their resilience, and their unwavering love. And let’s make sure that they know just how much they mean to us, not just on this special day, but every day of the year. Happy Mother’s Day to all the wonderful mothers out there!

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