Updated on 28 April 2023
Gifts for mum under £10
Best under £10 For readers For tea/coffee lovers For those who are thrifty Emma's Washable Make-up Remover Pads Conor's Way, by Laura Lee Guhrke (2011) Puckator's Panda Mug Gusti's mini leather wallet Whether she is just beginning her transition to a zero waste lifestyle or is committed to it already, you cannot go wrong with reusable make-up remover pads, especially if they are organic. If your mum particularly likes to read, a little romance novel like this one will probably please her. It will help her escape for a while, for 380 pages... Now that taking a picture of your coffee/tea has become a real social phenomenon, the mug has established itself as a leading and trendy item on the Instagram market. This wallet is the latest addition to the list of must-haves on this selection. Although it has already made a lot of people happy in the past, it obviously has a bright future ahead of it.
If the mum you want to pamper is a make-up fan but is also concerned about zero waste, go for reusable make-up remover pads. She will kill two birds with one stone by saving money and avoiding waste. They can be machine washed at 40°C and tumble dried on a delicate cycle. Note that some online merchants advertise the presence of three different materials but they are really three identical pads.
Love is never easy, but resisting it is all the more complicated. Or at least, this is what the author seems to tell us with this novel that she wanted to be as sentimental as historical!
Please note that we do not want to present the Puckator ceramic mug as a product reserved for young girls. On the contrary, it is perfect for a wide and varied public. No one is too old for loving pandas… In addition to being incredibly kitsch (note that some people use it as a decorative object), this mug is very practical because as it is microwave safe. And even though she will have to wash it by hand, we promise you she will never get tired of drinking her favourite beverage with it!
The asset of this wallet (available on several colours) is its leather design, with a tanning process that clearly contributes to its robustness as well as its elegant design. Its dimensions may seem (too) small at first glance, but do not worry, it will fit more coins than it seems. It is ideal for handbags and narrower pockets and offers impressive value for money.
Gifts for mum under £25
Best under £25 To relax For sleepers For gourmets For mothers-to-be For tea lovers Brubaker's bath bombs Brubaker's set with passion fruit Quies earplugs Mepal's Lunch pot Ellipse Umi's birth ball Kusmi Tea 5 miniatures box Made from pure essential oils, these bath bombs perfume the skin while moisturising it. Their little extra? The flower and berry petals they release into the bath. Several well-known brands have made it their flagship product and it is easy to understand why. The bath and shower set is a bathroom must-have and Brubaker has understood this. Whether she is a new mother or has been one for some time, earplugs will always be useful. With these, you are sure to give her the rest she so desperately needs. For breakfast and snack lovers, we recommend this very airtight box that allows you to put liquid food on one side and solid food on the other. For pregnant women, the undeniable daily ally is of course the birth ball. If she does not have one yet, you have THE essential gift to give her. Tested and approved by our editorial team, this box of 5 miniature teas includes three green teas, a black tea and an infusion. The whole box is in bulk so that you can dose it as you wish.
They are vegan and designed to be gentle on the skin. On the contrary, they moisturise it, thanks to the presence of olive oil and coconut/shea butter in their composition. Moreover, these bath bombs are cruelty-free as Brubaker products are not tested on animals.
It looks as good as it smells. In addition to the super cute vintage bathtub packaging, the 12 items that make up the set (shower gel, bubble bath, body spray, etc.) smell great. The brand is also committed to not testing its products on animals. To be consumed without consideration.
Quies offers disposable natural wax earplugs with a cotton cover that can be moulded to best fit your ears. They provide 27 dB of protection, and are perfect for sleeping when your partner gets up at night or when the kids are noisy in the morning.
Say goodbye to disposable boxes and packaging! With this breakfast pot, Mepal gives the possibility to keep solid food in the small transparent pot and liquids in the large 500 ml pot. Its owner can, for example, prepare a yoghurt-based snack and add muesli to it when eating it. And for those you who love salty food, no more croutons in your soup!
The thing is to know what size ball to give her. Here are a few tips. First of all, the ball can only be used for a maximum weight of 85 kg. If she is less than 1.60 m tall, you should choose a ball with a diamter of 55 cm. For women between 1.60 m and 1.80 m, the 65 cm size is more apprapriate. And for women over 1.70 m, you can opt for a 75 cm diameter.
For tea lovers, nothing is better than this box containing 5 different types of tea. A real invitation to relaxation, she can choose the one she wants according to her mood. If she is pregnant, Kusmi Tea also offers a box of 45 tea bags. These are more recommended than tea or coffee during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
Gifts for mum under £50
Best under £50 For aspiring handywomen For bikers For expert handywomen For gamers For music lovers Horus X Urban Casual Stanley's maxi screwdriver Shapeheart magnetic phone holder Stanley toolbox The SN30 Pro controller from 8bitdo Tribit's Stormbox Micro bluetooth speaker These solid glasses, which are quite practical with their fairly clear lenses, are perfect for use in the office thanks to their optimal protection that filters out approximately 50% of harmful blue light. Being a great mum also means managing to fix things with what she has on hand. And if you have ever heard her grumble about screwdrivers that are never the right size, then we have got just the right thing for her. Reliable and efficient, this model includes a transparent cover with a magnetic support strong enough to handle bumps and speed bumps without worry. The hardest thing for mums who tinker is either to find their tools when they need them, or to store all their equipment. And there is no better way to do it than with a toolbox. If your mum plays video games on a computer, smartphone or Nintendo Switch, then a good controller can come in handy. And for that, this model from 8bitdo is the one we recommend most. For music lovers, you need a good sound system or a Bluetooth speaker that you can take anywhere. This is this second option we offer here with the Tribit brand.
Ideal for office use or even for gaming, these glasses filter out up to 50% of harmful blue light and are also equipped with anti-UV technology. The lenses are scratch-resistant and glare-free. In our tests, we found them to be effective in use, but also in our specific test to prove that they eliminate blue light. The ideal for all those mums who work at the computer.
A real ally for all small repairs, this maxi screwdriver has the advantage of offering different bits among the most frequently used and being able to bend to increase the clamping force. Moreover, there is no risk of losing the bits as they are stored directly in the screwdriver handle. Another advantage is that the screwdriver is lighter, making it easier to screw/unscrew.
If your mum is the kind of person who rides a motorbike or a bike, a phone holder is definitely a must. Made from plastic and silicone, this Shapeheart holder is waterproof. Its powerful magnetism is robust and allows you to ride over bumps, cobblestones and speed bumps without fear of damaging your smartphone.
To store all their tools, the Stanley storage box is a great ally. Tested and approved by our editorial team, we almost want to say that it is magic! The box is deep enough to hold an electric screwdriver and its spare battery as well as all the small tools that are useful in everyday life. There is a removable tool holder to keep cutters, hammers, screwdrivers and other tools close at hand. We also like the two organisers on the lid that can easily hold nails, screws and other small hardware.
Tested and approved by our editorial team, this controller has a nice retro look and impressed us with the efficiency of the controls. In addition, its compatibility is extensive, as it connects to computers and Android devices, the Nintendo Switch and even the Raspberry Pi, via Bluetooth.
This Bluetooth speaker hit the mark with our high tech editor. In fact, during our tests, it showed amazing battery life and excellent audio performance in a compact format. In short, it is not surprising to find it at the top of our ranking of the best Bluetooth speakers.
Translated by Laura Wautier