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Mother’s Day is only around the corner (Sunday 27 March in case you need to mark it in your diary), and while your mum will love anything you get her, sometimes it seems like your mum has everything. We’re here with some gift ideas to stand out from the standard chocolates and flowers.

Gift of reading

Mums are hard-working so giving the gift of time with a book subscription box is a thoughtful gift. There are plenty of book subscriptions available so you won’t be short of finding your mum’s favourite reads. We like the Hand Me Down Book Club that repurposes books otherwise destined for landfill. Bookishly offers a book and bar of chocolate (they also have a coffee option). Or Books That Matter, a startup that promotes feminist fiction and comes with a self-care gift each month.

A hamper full of goodness

Nothing beats a home cooked meal so pimp your mum’s cupboard with one of our gift hampers. Each month we hand-select some of the tastiest pantry staples from sustainable suppliers who are disrupting the way we think about food.

Imagine pimping up your mum’s pasta with some ancient grains. Or drizzling freshly baked bread with some small batch, first pressing olive oil that takes you instantly to the sun-baked Greek hillsides.

Dry goods, nibbles and the latest seasonal picks. Who needs Fortnum’s when you have hampers like these? A perfect Mother’s Day gift for the mum who has everything.

Think plants not flowers

You may no longer be at home but you can still get your mum a little something to live and grow in the home. We love these plant selections from Forest. Based in Deptford, they also deliver across the UK. If you’re local, check out some of their inspiring workshops foe time together.

Or Leaf Envy has a great quiz so you can pick the right plant for that perfect spot in your mum's living room. 

Your mum will treasure a lovingly picked plant for long after the flowers wilt and the chocolates are snaffled.

Treat your mum to a feast

You might be passed the point of making your mum breakfast in bed, but that doesn't mean you can't cook up a feast for her this mother's day. She’s cooked for you so pamper her with a feast of your own making. Create some restaurant quality food in your own (or her) kitchen. Just make sure you also offer to do the washing up as well.

Showing off your culinary skills - that you can say came from her - and your mum will be impressed by the thought put into her Mother’s Day experience this year. Make sure to top it off with some wine or her favourite cocktail. After all the best gift you can get a mum who has everything is sharing your time.