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10 things your mum actually wants for Mother’s Day

These must-buys are bound to please, says Sam Wylie-Harris.

When you want to shop savvy, get it right and show your gratitude, these Mother’s Day gift ideas will leave a lasting impression…

1. Happy Mother’s Day Sleekster, £24.95, Hotel Chocolat

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There are chocolates, and then there are Hotel Chocolat chocolates. By far the best tray to tease her taste buds, this scrumptious selection has delicious written all over it.

2. TROPIC Skincare Discovery Kit, £34, TROPIC


A fast track to her favourite new beauty brand, this award-winning eco-conscious skincare range features travel-sized essentials for glowing, healthy-looking skin.

3. Cartwright & Butler Teatime Treats Selection, currently £15 (was £25), Cartwright & Butler

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Presenting the best afternoon tea trunk, inside this decorative tin is an 18 strong shortbread biscuit assortment, carton of English Breakfast tea, Café York Blend coffee and Cartwright & Butler’s milk chocolate drinking chocolate.

4. Personalised Elephant London Dry Gin Linen Gift Box, £36.90, Elephant Gin

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Foraging for a personalised gin with the spirit of adventure? African botanicals include baobab, buchu plant and African wormwood, complete with a vintage look map on the label and handwritten message. With 15% of profits going to elephant conversation projects.

5. Goutal Étoile d’une Nuit Eau de Parfum, £100, 50ml, Harvey Nichols


Her friends will be green with envy when they spot this fabulous flacon topped with a pom pom. With a beguiling powdery accent and blending iris and rose with fruity, woody notes, one spritz and she’ll be smitten.

6. Hush x Camilla Perkins Isla Printed Cotton Pyjama Set, £59, Hush


A pair of designer PJs is always a big hit, but this stylish set featuring pink grapefruits looks effortlessly cool with a fresh, citrusy twist.

7. RSPB Mini Meadow Grass and Wildflower Seed Box, £9, RSPB


Make mum’s dreams of a wildflower meadow a reality with this mini seed box. Featuring a mix of wild grasses, perennials and wildflowers, it won’t be long before pollinators are drawn to her beautiful grassland.

8. Beach Rosé By Whispering Angel, £15.99, The Bottle Club

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We all love to drink with our eyes and Whispering Angel’s The Beach is summer in a glass. Elegant and fresh, it comes with the promise of feel-good vibes.

9. OPI Special Mum Box, £30, Moonpig


For a professional at home mani, she’ll have it nailed with OPI’s long-lasting polish in Malaga Wine, Barefoot in Barcelona and Big Apple Red.

10. Krispy Kreme Blooming Beautiful 6 Pack, £13.95, Krispy Kreme

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This Mother’s Day six-pack features Queen Bee doughnuts with millionaire’s filling, and Bestest Buds and You Grow Girl, filled with raspberry and Kreme. Pre-order for nationwide delivery from March 13.


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