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  • 9 Mar 2015

What should I buy Mum for Mother’s Day?

What should I buy Mum for Mother’s Day? This is perhaps the question on every son and daughter’s lips this week! 78% of people we recently surveyed believe that their Mum deserves the 5* treatment this year, so here’s our top 5 gift guide for Mother’s Day, for 5 different types of Mum.

1) The best friend

We might not like to admit it, but Mums can be pretty fun, and I’m definitely one to say that Mum is one of my best friends! So, why not treat her to the season’s hottest handbag to take on your next trip out, whether that’s for a glass of wine, or hitting the high street!

The tasselled bucket bag is everywhere this Spring, and Warehouse takes the best of the 70s trend, relaxing it with an optional neutral grey suede. Definitely a high fashion, high street steal.

Mothers Day Gifts Retail Assist Warehouse bucket bag

At £40, it doesn’t break the bank. (Plus, it’s real leather, so will definitely make for a fantastic hand-me-down afterwards).

2) “Home is where my Mum is”

Mint Velvet’s Wild Fig candle has all the comforting tranquil scents of home. Give Mum a cosy night in and let her relax in style, with a woody blend of fig leaf and blackberry scents, and essential oils of cedarwood, patchouli, galbanum and vetiver.

Mothers Day Gifts Retail Assist Mint Velvet candle

Mint Velvet is also running a Mother’s Day Photo competition on Pinterest. To win a £100 shopping voucher, send a retro photo to; winner announced 16.03.2015.

3) The outdoors lover

Now that spring is in the air, going out for a countryside walk is just the tonic after a warming Sunday Roast. We absolutely love Joules’ women’s “wellibobs”, perfect for taking the dog for a walk through the fields, or for brightening up a rainy English day.

Mothers Day Gifts Retail Assist Joules wellies

Joules’ iconic wellies come in a variety of quintessential British patterns, and are currently on sale at £26.95. Even better!

4) The Power-Dresser

Mums who always step out on trend will love this little black dress with a seasonal splash of bold spring colour from Planet. Perfect for the office or an occasion, the fit and flare style will suit Mums of all shapes and sizes.

Mothers Day Gifts Retail Assist Planet Dress

This dress from Planet is £99, and available in sizes 8-20.

5) The Mum who has it all!

Instead of having a last minute scramble in the shops, why not treat Mum to a luxury dining experience at Harvey Nichols?

Mothers Day Gifts Retail Assist Harvey Nichols Afternoon Tea

Harvey Nichols is offering a set lunch on Sunday 15th March at The OXO Tower Restaurant in London at £65 per person, or in the Brasserie at £55 per person, with a £20 menu for children.

In fact, 63% of people take their Mum out as a nice way to celebrate Mother’s Day, and 44% will be taking their Mum out to dine. For more stats, see our Help Desk’s blog on Mother’s Day outings – complete with our own survey and infographic.

Whatever you decide to do, we hope that you put a smile on the face of the wonderful woman that brought you into the world!

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