Of course, you’ll love hoovering up the glitter from that handmade Mother’s Day card, but if you’re dropping hints at things your little one might like to ‘buy’ you, or just sending links to your significant other, this might help. (Dad’s if you’re reading this one, here are some not-so-obvious presents we’re sure she’ll enjoy!)
Because who can say no to a cuppa? - English tea shop, £12.14
Sure, it might not be afternoon tea at the Ritz, but we’re sure you’ll all agree, a lie in and a cup of tea in bed is just as much of a treat with little one’s in the house. For those looking for an alternative idea, you can’t go wrong with this tea selection box from the English Tea Shop. Top tip: the tin will come in handy too, the perfect home for those crayons that always end up being trodden into the carpet.
The how-has-nobody-thought-of-this-sooner present - Mumdays
Designed by mums, for mums, Mumdays have come up with a website of really useful presents! From three months of help with the laundry, to three hours of professional cleaning, these are not-so-obvious gifts approved by a panel of influential mums. (Dads, if you’re looking for something more traditional, there’s some great pampering options too!)
The not-so-alternative choice - Hotel Chocolat, £12.50
Who can say no to a Hotel Chocolat selection box? 14 of the best milk, dark and white chocolates out there, it’s perfectly acceptable to eat the alcoholic truffles first and devour the rest all in one day – you deserve it.
The new-mums TLC - myexpertmidwife.com
Designed by midwives for mums-to-be (who definitely deserve a Mother’s Day present too) and new mums, this no-nonsense collection provides effective solutions to all the pregnancy pains you might not want to discuss with the shop assistant in Boots. Including a ‘Spritz for Bits’, a ‘No Harm Nipple Balm’ and a ‘Peri Prep Your Bits’, they are all safe to use during pregnancy and once your little one arrives.
The pouch we all want! - Jem and Bea Mama Clutch at Scandiborn, £45.00
An indulgent handbag essential we all want this Spring – the Jem and Bea Mama Clutch. Whether you use it to hold the select items you fit in the changing-bag, or for those rare baby nights out you never have time to get ready for, we love it.
The gift of Tom Hardy - CBeebies, 6.50pm
Unfortunately, you don’t actually get to meet Tom Hardy in the flesh, but he will read you a bedtime story. The best part? You don’t actually have to pay a penny for this delight!