The Expert Gift Guide for Mother’s Day


    Fashion Editor Erica Davies has spent years choosing the best picks from the world of style, during her time on national newspapers and magazines. Now a consultant and founder of website The Edited, Erica is also a mum of two and online shopping aficionado. She’s a big fan of rose gold, leopard print and loves a great cushion collection – much to her husband’s irritation. She picks her favourite gifts for every type of mum below, making it easy to find the perfect present for this coming Mother’s Day…





    Whether they’re artists, writers, dreamers or free spirits, creative mum types like something a little out of the ordinary that’ll fire their imaginations.

    1) Bloomingville Set of 2 Votives – White with Gold Triangles

    Copper is having a major style moment, so these beautiful votives make a very fashionable choice.

    2) Sloane Stationery Creepy Crawly – Butterfly Journal

    Every creative mama needs somewhere special to jot down all those moments of genius, so this is perfect gift.

    3) Bloomingville Door Mat – 70cm – ‘Hello you lovely people’

    I am personally ordering this fabulous doormat, which will bring a smile to everyone’s face (and feet!).

    4) Spineless Classics The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

     Pick a book that has a real meaning to your mum and voila, the ultimate in perfect gifts.

    5) B&O Play by Bang & Olufsen Form 2i headphones

    Is your mum a Downton fan? Let them catch up on their iPad favourites whenever they like.

    6) Undercover Cables and Wires Bag – Fluorescent Pink

     Stay organised AND chic when on the go – this is the perfect modern leather travel bag.




    Treat your foodie mum to a gift they’ll use over and over again. From snazzy utensils to a beautiful serving platter, they’ll remember you with every dish!

    1) Seletti Porcelain Jar

    I can’t live without lots of little bowls and this is a chic, cool design that she’ll easily fill with something.

    2) Tom Dixon Stone Chopping Board

    This Tom Dixon stone chopping board would be every foodie’s dream thanks to its sleek design.

    3) Kenwood Kmix Boutique Stand Mixer – Yellow

    An absolute treat for any mum who rules the kitchen – plus the colour pop adds a modern twist.

    4) Just Slate Antler Handle Rectangular Tray – Small

    Ideal for presenting desserts, the antler detail on this tray gives it a really stylish appeal.

    5) LSA Serve Cheese Set & Oak Base

    I am always struggling to serve cheese in the best way, so would love this clever design from LSA.

     6) Avoca A Year At Avoca Cookbook 3

     With beautiful photography and mouth-watering food, a gorgeous recipe book will always make a great gift.




    Tips Home Design’s designer collection is out of this world, with brands that will make any fashionista happy. These picks are for those mums who just love a smart label.

    1) Marimekko Merivuokko – Oiva Teapot

    Useful item, designer brand, this stylish teapot will be just as lovely for display as brewing up.

    2) Niki Jones – Albers Cushion – 50x50cm – Slate & Pewter

    Gorgeous shades of grey cushion from a contemporary designer that will take pride of place in any room.

    3) Missoni Home – Erode Throw – T59 – 130x190cm

    Brighten up a simple white bed set with this statement throw – and get lots of mother’s day brownie points too!

    4) Kate Spade Daisy Place Trinket Tray

    Perfect for all those dressing table bits and pieces – a stylish piece by a lovely brand.

    5) Roberto Cavalli Leo Shawl Bathrobe – 001

    Hot pink AND leopard? Because why wouldn’t you want a Cavalli bathrobe?!

    6) Jonathan Adler Toulouse Jewellery Box

    Start a love affair with this iconic American designer – plus a chic way to stow away those jewels.




    Treat your mum to those decadent presents she just wouldn’t buy herself. From sumptuous cashmere to beautiful journals – I’ll have one of everything please!

     1) Row Pinto Cloud & Iona Eyemask & Cashmere Mini Hot Water Bottle

    Just the most gorgeous combination of things you’d never buy yourself and will enjoy using forever.

    2) Johnstons of Elgin Cashmere Plain Scarf – Light Grey

    In a simple grey, this scarf is a beautiful addition to anyone’s wardrobe.

    3) Undercover Deep Leather Make-Up Bag – Quince

    This stunning quince make up bag is almost too nice to buy for someone else!

    4) LSA Polka Assorted Tumblers – Set of 4 – Pastel

    These beautiful tumblers will add a real splash of luxury to any dinner table.

    5) Bamford Green Weekender Gift Set

    Beautiful beauty products will always make a brilliant present – particularly ones as chic as these.

    6) Tom Dixon Cube Pen

    Don’t let her rummage for a pen again with the ultimate in penmanship. Plus the copper exterior is ultra-cool.



    Muddy walks, Wellington boots and roaring log fires are a given for these outdoorsy mums, so these stylish gifts are definitely for her.

    1) Seletti ‘Rainboots’ Umbrella Stand

    Bring that love of the great outdoors INSIDE with this quirky umbrella stand.

    2) True Grace Walled Garden Candle in Tin – Sage

     These candles are insanely good and this gorgeous Sage scent will make everywhere smell delicious.

    3) Orla Kiely Linear Stem Watering Can – Warm Red

     This bright red watering can will add a splash of style to any gardening routine.

    4) Thornback & Peel Pigeon & Jelly Deckchair

     Give your mum her own special garden throne – this one is perfect for sunny days with a gin and tonic!

    5) Anorak Kissing Squirrels Picnic Hamper

     It might be a beach day out or a garden party with the grandkids, but this hamper will work for every al fresco gathering.

     6) Flamant Home Interiors Emiel Box Garden Tools

     True garden lovers will relish this box of tricks, which contains every tool you’ll ever need!


    If you are still in need of some inspiration to find the perfect Mother’s Day gift look no further than the Tips Home Design gift finder.

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