February 25, 2018

Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Gift Ideas

With Mother’s Day slowly sneaking up on us (You know like it does every year..). and it being a sentimental time in the year when you can show your mothers and grandmothers, just how much you love them by celebrating their day with a little token of your appreciation.

You don’t have to go mad, and I’m not encouraging you to. You know she’ll appreciate anything from you, even if it’s just small, then it’s still a little something that just shows you’re thinking of her on this precious day of hers.

And if you’re a late prezzie-buyer like me then this is generally the time when you’ll be starting to panic.

But do not worry your little cotton socks about it, as I am going to share my top 5 picks with you, which will hopefully trigger your inner creativity and satisfy that very special lady in your life by showing her just how much she means to you.

I admire any woman on this earth who has raised children, as I have a little boy of 3 and trust me, it’s not easy and it definitely takes some doing. So, kudos to all the fabulous Mums and Grandmothers out there for making fabulous human beings – You’re all smashing it!

My Top FIVE Picks

1. For the Sentimental type- Photos

Keeping it close to the heart, Photos. Which have always been a fantastic gift to give for any occasion and Mother’s Day is no exception.


Memories will always hold a special place in her heart as they are a major talking point amongst family and will be passed down through generations whilst lasting forever. I have found in the past that it has never been the wrong gift to give. Also, welcome to the 21st century where there is no longer an excuse not to print your favourite moment as it can now be done in many different ways. From Polaroids to mobile phones, this caters to all ages.

Fancy a change and want to upload your photos to something a little more interesting and fun? My favorite company for this type of gift has got to be boomf. The company has been around for a while now, but I think it’s just an amazing way to keep everything personalized and customized and also tailored to your event or occasion in a big fancy, surprising way. Also FREE delivery worldwide.

Need I say more?

2. For the Event Lover – Experiences

Depending on what type of lady she is then you can get an experience for almost ANYTHING nowadays. From Spa breaks, Hotel stays Mini breaks, Diving, and also supercar experiences.

You can get it all, because depending on what experience you choose then she will know that you brought it with her in mind because let’s face it, you’ll know exactly what to choose as you know her best.

For this type of prezzie, it’s got to be Buyagift. They are my go-to for all my gift experiences, you can customize every experience to your own personal gift preferences and also they are extremely flexible when it comes to what they have on offer as their extensive range caters to anyone.

3. For the Family lover – Photoshoots

Wherever you are, you’re guaranteed to find a photographer in your local area, and nearly every one will offer the option of group photoshoots.

A couple of years ago I attended a mother and daughter photoshoot in my local city through the company Groupon. For anyone who doesn’t know what Groupon is, it’s an application/website that advertises many local businesses around you and also a few well-known companies by displaying their latest offers for a discounted rate just by going through their site. So this photoshoot actually only cost me about £19. I bet you weren’t expecting me to say that.

Cue photos of rebellious teenage Rachy;

Mother and Daughter Photoshoot

(Seriously though, I thought those orange side streaks were cool?!)

For anyone who is struggling with what to buy, this is a fantastic gift. You can involve just your Mum or even round up the family, make a day of it! Tell them to do whatever it is that makes them feel special and great. Invite the relatives, the more, the merrier as it’s to be enjoyed and remembered for years to come.

It’s a really fun experience. She’ll feel glam, you’ll unwind and you’ll both laugh lots – It’s something you’re both not used to and completely out of your comfort zone, but trust me it’ll be a laugh!

Once the photos are taken, take it to your local Asda, Max Speilman, or Jessops to get the photos developed or transferred to a USB stick – So you have them forever to use as you please.

It really is an inexpensive way to celebrate her day.

4. For the sweet-tooth lover – Baking

Nothing says happy Mother’s Day like a slab of her favourite cake! It doesn’t have to be perfect, as what homemade delight is? Unless you’re Mary Berry, then maybe it does.

My Mum’s favourite is a lovely moist Victoria Sponge!

However, If like me you are a complete novice at baking then you can always utilize that inner creativity elsewhere. bakerdays do a fabulous selection of cakes and it’s almost guaranteed that you’ll find a template to match her personality and a flavour that she loves!

Also, they offer next day delivery – So there really is no excuse!

5. For the Creative type – Hampers

Depending on your budget, a hamper is a great way to combine everything she loves into one thoughtful gift.

Again, don’t go crazy with this one as wicker baskets are incredibly cheap to find – I found one at Wilkos (£4) but guaranteed you can get them from any supermarket especially at this time of year. Add in some coloured tissue paper from your local store to make it fancy and then just fill it with some trinkets and what you know she loves. Then use some cellophane for the sides, and a fancy bow to tie this all-together and complete the perfect gift.

MoneyMagpie Hamper


I hope this was insightful or just simply gave you a few ideas on what you could buy your Mum on her special day.

However, if you are still stuck on what to buy her then a few choice words and a hug has never been the wrong type of gift.

Trust me.

And remember guys there is no right or wrong gift, as long as you took the time out to think of her.

Let me know what you plan on getting your Mum this Mother’s Day!

5 responses to “Mother’s Day Gift Guide”

  1. Holly says:

    Lovely gift guide! That cake has made me hungry haha!

  2. Kate says:

    These are all lovely gift ideas! I love the idea of my toddler baking with my husband to make me a cake!

  3. Rachael says:

    I love all of these ideas, they’re really cute. I normally just go with making a cute card and baking something yummy.

  4. nishipori says:

    I love groupon but rarely use it. This new way seems more user friendly and more interesting, I think I will use Groupon more in the future now.

  5. Sarah June says:

    I love the layout of your blog!
    This post is perfect for Mothers Day! The cake looks so good.
    xo | http://www.sarahjuneblog.com

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