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I’ve put together a list of some of the best gifts for mums.  Perfect gift ideas for mothers for birthday, Christmas and Mother’s Day. Some of these gift ideas for mums can be personalised which makes them extra lovely as first Mother’s Day gift ideas. 


The best mum gift ideas

Looking for inspiration for a gift for your mum? 

You’ve come to the right place. 

Here’s my list of top gifts for mums. 

I’ve included a bunch of gifts that can be personalised, alongside unusual gifts for mums and some gifts that are perfect present ideas for new mums. 

All the gift ideas featured can be bought online – I like to make things easy for you!

Just click on the links to head straight to where you can buy each gift.


Top gift ideas for mums

Space Mask eye masks

I was given a set of these self-heating eye masks for Christmas and I LOVE LOVE LOVE them.

They are the most amazing way to switch off from the world and relax at the end of a long day. 

You just open up a pouch, pop the mask over your eyes and relax as it begins to heat up.

It’s all natural stuff… oxygen molecules in the atmosphere cause the mask’s iron particles to warm. 

They are literally bliss-inducing. 

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Space Mask eye masks | Tilly & B at


Personalised wooden bath caddy

There’s nothing better than having everything to hand as you relax in the bath – door shut, no kids allowed!!

In fact, sometimes a little time without the kids around is the perfect gift for mums!!

The thing is to make sure that the alone time is as relaxing as possible.

Which is where this personalised bath caddy comes in. 

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Personalised bath caddy |


The Little Book of Mummy’s Recipes

This little notebook is perfect for keeping recipes in. Plus you can personalise it

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The Little Book of Mummy’s Recipes | Etsy


Leather bound photo albums

Go analogue and create a personalised leather bound photo album of happy memories as a gift for your mum or as a gift from the kids to their mum.

This is a particularly lovely present for a new mum. Fill the album with baby’s first year. 

Alternatively, just give the album as a gift to a mum to create her own book of magical photo memories.

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Leather bound photo albums |


Family names ring necklace

I just love this Family names Russian Ring Necklace from Etsy, this is the sort of necklace that could become a family heirloom.

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Family name Russian necklace | Etsy

Online creativity course 

How about a virtual gift with real life benefits? Bluprint provides education and tools to help bring creativity to life and offers some super online creativity courses… jewellery making, photography, cake decorating, sewing…

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Creative Course | Bluprint


Hand-in-Hand gloves

These gloves literally make my heart melt. One of the most joyful things that I experience as a mum is the feel of my daughter’s hand in mine.

There is literally nothing better than walking along happily holding hands and chatting with your child.
So these gloves are so spot on its untrue!


Merino Wool Hand-in-Hand Gloves | The Gorgeous Company


Rose & Oud soy wax candle

I adore the scent of rose and when oud is added, it only becomes more sensual and aromatic. So this soy wax candle is the perfect gift for mothers who need a bit of pampering. 

Rose & Oud Candle The Pure Candle Company


Rose & Oud candle | The Pure Candle Company


Handprint Art 

Use this Inkless Handprint and Footprint Kit  to create a gift or give it as a gift.
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Inkless Handprint and Footprint Kit  |


Personalised notebooks

I’ve really reconnected with using paper over the last few months, I’ve started reading actual books and I’ve started writing notes and lists in real notebooks, after years of relying on digital diaries and calendars. 

Digital still has its place, but there’s something lovely and tactile with handling a beautiful notebook.

This set over five notebooks in different colours, can be personalised. You simply choose which words you’d like on the spine of each. 


Personalised notebooks | Not On The Highstreet


Maman bracelet

Maman – French for ‘mother’ . So chic, so perfect. This is one of those gifts that will be treasured for years and years to come. 


Maman bracelet | Atelier Paulin


Letterbox Flowers

Subscriptions are a big thing at the moment. What better subscription to make a mum feel special than one that delivers fresh flowers every month.

I just love the idea of this as a gift, Letterbox Flowers make the idea super user friendly by ensuring the flowers are packaged so they can fit through a letterbox, so no delivery hassles.

This service is currently UK only, but there are are other flower services if you do a quick google for your local area. 


3 month flower subscription | Letterbox Flowers


Personalised gold interlocking heart necklace

You can choose to have the hearts on this necklace handmade in either solid  9ct gold or solid 9ct rose gold. 

One of the hearts can be personalised… up to 12 characters, so I think initials are a great idea. 

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Personalised heart necklace | Lisa Angel at


Want more gift inspiration for mothers?

Take a look at Our Favourite Etsy Mother’s Day Gifts post. 

Plus, we’ve also got a post with Ideas for DIY Homemade Mother’s Day Gifts


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Hello, I'm Luci, Editor of Mums Make Lists. MML is full of creative tips I’ve put together to bring calm and balance to the lives of busy mums and their families.

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