Thank you to the number one woman in your life with something stylish for the home.
Mother’s Day or Mother’s Sunday? Whatever you call the day; call your mom, your grandma, your amazing friend and tell them how wonderful they are.
Better yet, send them a gift to brighten their day and (ideally) purchase that gift from an independent brand or small manufacturer.
If you’re picking out something for your own mom and you’re sure she’s had enough of scarves and perfume, buy her something lovely for the house. She will be much more appreciated than the baskets full of laundry you used to leave her.
For passionate gardeners, opt for a very aesthetic watering can like Toast’s green metal, priced at £16which competes with flowers for attention and looks elegant when neighbors are shaking with curtains.
No one prints photos anymore; it was time for that to change. Go old fashioned for your old lady and fill out a Harris & Jones marbled album, £32, with polaroids and meaningful family photos. Tangible photos are much easier to cherish when they’re not buried deep among your camera roll screenshots.
What could be more cheerful than a really charming butter dish? Wrap it in some fancy salted butter so it’s ready to take pride of place on the breakfast table. Elise Lefebvre has a buttery sweet dish called Botonic butter dish at Cover & The Garbstore it costs £39.
Scented candle or decorative candle holder? It’s a giveaway riddle for sure, but Loewe Cypress Balls Candle does both jobs and he cuts a fine figure on screen. Priced at £68 at Selfridges.
Bake your mom (or any mom, for that matter) the towering cream cake she deserves this Sunday and serve it in handmade dessert plates that will almost certainly make it taste better. . Malaika has red green leaves dessert plate for sale for £35 at Pentreath & Hall.
This year, send flowers that won’t fade by the middle of next week. The handmade paper poppies look great in a bud vase and although £25 a stem they will last forever. Or at least until next Mother’s Day. paper poppy£25 each from Kip Kiosk.
A set of tortoiseshell teaspoons are £36 from Artemis Deco at Glassette if you’re looking for more practical gifts; or you can’t really go wrong with breakfast in bed. This Pegu Rattan the breakfast tray is £90 from Kalinko.
A way to spend more time together, without the expense of going out, is always a good option: HAY in Caro Somerset has a bright red and blue backgammon set for sale for £38.