Christmas Presents For Mum: The Ultimate Gifts She’ll Actually Really Like

Also suitable for step-mothers, fairy godmothers and other VIWs (that's Very Important Women).

Christmas gifts for mum

by Anna Dewhurst |

It can be a daunting prospect, trying to find a gift for the most important woman in your life. Whether you need to thank your mum for all the free childcare she's provided this year, for letting you move back in, or just because you haven't seen her in ages and really, really miss her, it will pay to think about the perfect present this Christmas.

You've already tried family photos, you couldn't possibly buy another bath bomb and it just doesn't seem quite good enough to present her with potpourri (however much she may profess to like it). With that in mind, we've compiled the ultimate guide filled with gift ideas for special presents that are far superior to any of the above. Whether you're buying for your mum, your step-mum, your godmother or otherwise, Christmas is well and truly in the bag...


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Desmond & Dempsey, Long Pyjama Set, £150
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Desmond & Dempsey's patterned pyjamas are so fabulous that she won't want to take them off.

John Lewis & Partners, Prosecco, £10
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With Prosecco this budget-friendly, you can keep the bubbles flowing.

Aspinal, Signature Shield Silk Scarf, £112
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Aspinal's silk scarf is a classic that will slot right into her 'forever' wardrobe.

Gucci, Beautu00e9u202fDesu202fYeuxu202fFloral Eyeshadow Palette, £145
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If she's a fan of eyes over lips, Gucci's palette is the absolute dream.

An A-Z of Pasta: Stories, Shapes, Sauces, Recipes By Rachel Roddy, £20.50
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For carb fiends, Rachel Roddy's pasta bible is a must.

Pairs Scotland, The Cashmere Bed Socks Collection, £195
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This six-pair set of cashmere bed socks will keep her snugly for days.

Deiji Studios, 02 Belted Linen Robe, £112
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Deiji Studios is our new favourite sleepwear brand. Isn't this robe a keeper?

10th Floor, Silverlake Sandals, £119
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Give her the gift of comfort in style with these ultra-soft faux-fur sandals.

Wiggy Kit, Pierrot Collar Sweatshirt, £165
9 of 18

She might not have considered a sweatshirt, but we bet she'll be tempted by this sweet collared version.

M&S x Ghost, Satin Midi Tea Dress, £79
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This gorgeous dress is part of the new offering from M&S x Ghost.

Johnstons, Ribbed Cashmere Scarf, £150
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More jolly cashmere, this time a wear-with-everything scarf from Johnstons.

Sandralexandra, Cocktail & Nibble Murano Glass Sticks, £95
12 of 18

Sandra Gonzalez is the queen of glass jewellery - and now she has cocktail sticks!

Jo Loves, A Bath Cologne Pomelo, £55
13 of 18

If your mum never gets a moment to herself, this bath cologne will give her a nudge in the right direction.

Olivia Von Halle, Habibah Silk Satin Eye Mask, £79
14 of 18

Olivia Von Halle's silk eye mask is almost too beautiful to wear to bed.

Papier, Sand Dunes 2022 Diary, £23.99
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For analogue organisers, Papier's planners are the best in the business.

Radley London, Small Grab Bag, £199
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Chic and practical? You'll be hard pressed to find a better gift for mum than a new handbag. Radley's Hyde Road will score her maximum points in the style stakes.

Just Sheepskin, Ladies Albery Sheepskin Slipper, £90
17 of 18

If she doesn't have a snuggly pair of slippers, Just Sheepskin's are the gold standard.

Loewe, Marihuana-Scented Chandelier Candle, £80
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Loewe's candlestick comes in the most beautiful packaging that she'll definitely want to save.

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