With Mother's Day less than a week away, those of you who are struggling to find the perfect gift might appreciate some of the following ideas from a range of independent sellers and makers. By treating your mum to one of our suggestions, you'll not only make her feel special; you'll be supporting a small business too. Now that those two birds are well and truly killed with one stone, you can relax and look forward to Sunday.
For interior design lovers: Little Bird Oak
If your mother loves a little Scandinavian design, then a flock of lovely little birds from Normann Copenhagen might do the trick. Made from oak with painted beaks, there are four sizes available. Why not purchase all of them? Courtesy of Future and Found.
Priced from £9 | Buy the item
For jewellery lovers: Charlie Necklace by Industrial Jewellery
The Charlie necklace is a part of the 'Classic' collection and one of Industrial Jewellery's absolute best sellers. It's handmade from soft, light stainless steel and has springs that are woven into each other to create a simple elegant look. The springs are either in natural, blackened or 24K Gold plated stainless steel with custom-made silicone connectors. Courtesy of this Etsy seller, Industrial Jewellery.
Priced at £64.70 | Buy the item
For beauty lovers: Organic Beauty Miniatures Set
This beautiful box makes a great Mother's Day gift with mini lotions and potions that are perfect for travel, weekends away or for anyone who wants to sample Skin & Tonic's cult 100% natural beauty products. With seven items from the brand's handcrafted and minimal skincare line-up.
Priced at £39 | Buy the item
For nature lovers: The Birds and the Bees – Bird Box and Bee House
The Birds and the Bees is brought to you by Etsy seller, Wudwerx. Painted in urban slate, it's the perfect gift for mums who love nature. The set includes a bird box and a bee house to help fill any garden with the wonders of nature. Made from solid wood, the product can also be personalised.
Priced at £34.95 | Buy the item
For plant lovers: Urban Jungle Book – Living and Styling with Plants
Urban Jungle is a book packed with green inspiration, plant styling ideas and handy plant information for mothers who want to bring more green into their homes and daily lives. Showcasing how beautiful, individual and creative green living can be, this book will take your mum on an inspirational voyage through five green homes across Europe. For the plant loving mother, courtesy of The Future Kept.
Priced at £25 | Buy the item
For travel lovers: Traveller's Notebook
The perfect travel companion to capture those magic moments or a gift for a mum who loves to travel, this is an A7 sized rustic leather journal/sketchbook/blank book entirely bound by hand in the most sumptuous bitter chocolate brown, 100% waxy finish leather with eight map print pages. Courtesy of Indigo Artisans over on Etsy.
Priced at £28 | Buy the item
For craft lovers: Funny Cross Stitch Kit
A perfectly modern cross stitch craft kit for gin and tonic lovers, and crafty-loving mums. This kit uses a midi sized four inch wooden embroidery hoop and includes full and simple instructions to cross stitch the 'More Gin Please!' slogan. The fresh green cross stitch lettering stands out against the white and the design also includes a cute gin glass with lemon and straw (glass isn’t empty for a change!). The finished cross stitch can be hung on a hook on the wall or propped on a shelf with other cute and kitsch bits and pieces – perfect for your mum's kitchen or cocktail area.
Priced at £9.95 | Buy the item
For tea lovers: She's Mum and Then Some Mug
Another Etsy offering, this top quality China mug is for the mother who is more than just a mum – she's amazing! Tell your own mum how fantastic she is with this witty Mother's Day gift. The text appears on both sides in black. Mugs are of the highest quality and made in Scotland.
Priced at £12 | Buy the item
For food lovers: Prosecco and Peach Hard Rock Candy
These stunning handmade prosecco and peach flavoured sweets are presented in a gold bauble with personalised ribbon. Suitable for vegetarians, the treats are made to order and can be shipped worldwide. For other flavours, check out Marvling Bros.
Priced at £6.50 | Buy the item