They’ve wiped your tears, the food from your face and potentially your street cred (embarrassing nicknames in public, anyone?), but how on earth do you show your mother figure (whether that’s your mum, step-mum, auntie, sister, grandmother, or friend) just how grateful you are? Whether they like a lazy Sunday in their PJs or a bit of weekend glam, we’re bringing you some gift inspiration to help make this Mother’s Day unforgettable.
What Do Mothers Really Want for Mother’s Day?
It’s the question on everyone’s lips, and we’re here to help. For a start, you can’t go wrong with a gorgeous bouquet of flowers and chocolates. But, if you really want to impress them, it pays to listen.
How Can I Make my Mother’s Day Even More Special?
Know a new mum? Those 3am feeds and long nights are probably taking their toll, so for a thoughtful first Mother’s Day gift, offer to take over for a couple of hours so they can catch up on sleep. Plus, bringing a cup of coffee would always be welcome.
Does your mum often cook? Offer to wine and dine her for the day. Not only is it a lovely treat for her, it also means no washing up for you!
And if you’ve got the budget, why not wow them with a weekend away? From a shopping trip in London, to a breezy weekend spent in Rome, travel is definitely one way to level-up your Mother’s Day.
Breakfast in bed
The secret to the perfect breakfast in bed is NOT to wake them up with it! Mute that early alarm (or younger sibling or pet that needs feeding), and get their favourite brekkie treats ready along with some fresh flowers, a new book or some relaxing bubble bath. Then – no matter how many times they say they “don’t want a fuss” – let them lounge around in their PJs whilst you wait on them hand and foot.
Our superheroes deserve the best, and what could be better than some skincare treats? Gift them a new day-to-night routine with our Anew Platinum Lifted & More Resilient Skin Regime – it’s packed full of picks for firmer-feeling, radiant-looking skin! You could even treat them to the powerful Anew Renewal Protinol Power Serum with its 7 skin-renewing benefits.
Make (up) their day
If they love make-up, we’ve got everything they need to smash a smoky eye or perfect a popping pout. Gift them the luscious Avon True Ultra Satin Lipstick in their favourite shade, along with the smudge-proof, budge-proof mark. Gel Paint Pencil Eyeliner. Psst! Are they looking to improve their buffing and blending skills? Book them a make-up masterclass! There are plenty of courses to help them become a pro – you’re welcome.
If they juggle working full-time with running a household, they might appreciate a helping hand and some time for themselves. Why not create a book of chore tokens for them to redeem whenever they like? You’ll be in their good books for a long time to come!
Out & about
Not one for sitting around? Planning a surprise activity doesn’t have to cost the earth – keep your ear to the ground in the run-up to the big day. Is there a film they want to see, a new walk or a restaurant they want to try? Sharing the day doing something you know they’ll love is the perfect gift – trust us!
A Unique Mother’s Day Gift
Nothing says I love you more than a personalised gift. It could be a mug with their name on, or maybe even a card with their baby’s hand and footprints. Completely unique to them, it’s something they’ll treasure for years to come – not just on Mother’s Day.
A beauty box
Why not create them their own beauty box, full to the brim with all their favourites? Think skincare gifts, pamper gift sets and their go-to treats, like chocolates and wine - YUM!
To start, simply cover an old shoe box in a fancy wrapping paper, attach a handwritten label and just start filling with whatever you fancy.
A new perfume
Fragrances are often an indulgence we rely on others to gift us, so a new scent makes for the perfect Mother’s Day present. This could be in the form of a new perfume, or maybe even a fragranced reed diffuser for their home.
Not sure which one to get them? Find out what their favourite type of scent is. Fruity? Floral? Or maybe even woody? Then explore the different fragrances available to find their dream scent.
Help a new mum
Know a new mum? Offer to take their dreamy newborn out for a walk in the pram. Not only will it give them the chance to catch up on some much-needed rest, it gives you the opportunity to enjoy one-on-one time with their gorgeous baby. Win-win, if you ask us!
Gifts for friends
Looking for a thoughtful Mother’s Day gift for friends? It’s not just sons, daughters and partners who can show their appreciation on the big day. Try organising a brunch date with your gal pals or maybe even a night out away from the kids.
So, How Are You Showing the Love?
Whether you’re taking your loved one out for the day or showering them with gorgeous gifts, we hope you all have a fabulous Mother’s Day.
We’d love to know how you spend Mother’s Day – share your celebrations with us on Instagram @avon_uk.