Helen's Mother's Day Deals - 30 thoughtful gift ideas to suit a range of mums (and budgets!)
Published 1 March 2013 by Helen Gradwell
No matter what your mum is into, you could find a gift that's right for her in this week's hot deals. Gift ideas for mums who love a laugh, adrenaline junkie mums, mums who adore being pampered and lots more.
All mums are different, and have a range of different interests. That's why we at thinkmoney have searched high and low for a diverse range of Mother's Day gifts to suit different personalities. All of these gifts cost under £50 - and some considerably less - so they can suit a range of budgets too.
If you don't have a gift for her yet, there's not long to go: Mother's Day is on Sunday March 10th this year...
Disclaimer: these deals were found on 26.02.2013, and can be removed or changed by the retailer at any time. Prices may or may not include VAT and/or postage and packaging. We can't guarantee that your mum will love any of these gifts - but it's the thought that counts, eh?
Mums who enjoy the traditional touches
If your mum looks forward to the flowers and the chocolates every Mother's Day, we've found some deals she might enjoy.
This colourful bouquet of 20 mixed tulips is £19.95 from eflorist. You can add some handmade chocolates for an extra £4.95.
A bouquet of roses and lilies is £18 from Next Flowers - if you add chocolates, the price changes to £22.
For £19.99, you can buy this 'Thank You Mum' bouquet of Rendezvous carnations, pink Alstroemeria and spray carnations finished with white Gypsophila from bunches.co.uk - and it comes with 8 'luxury chocolates'.
This cheap and cheerful bunch of daffodils is just £12 from ASDA Flowers.
The Continental milk, white and dark collection from Thornton's was £19.99 but is now £12. It contains 58 chocolates, which should keep any chocoholic mum happy for a while.
If your mum loves to look back on the good times, these products should help remind her of those precious memories forever.
A mother and daughter makeover photo shoot in one of over 70 locations for just £10 (74% off) from Lastminute.com is a great way to record the unique relationship you have with your mum - and make you both feel (and look) beautiful.
For recording day-to-day family life - as well as big events - this illustrated 'All About Everybody' family memory book is £23 from notonthehighstreet.com. It consists of different sections with questions for every member of your family to complete, plus spaces for special events, birthdays and contact details.
If your family enjoys travelling around the UK, this scratch map (£12.49, iwantoneofthose.com) will allow mum to record where you've been. As you visit more places, mum can scratch off more of the map, revealing colour and detail underneath.
For travelling a bit further afield, this world scratch-off map is just £14.99 from firebox.com.
Mums who need a bit of pampering
Everyone needs a bit of 'me time' every now and again.
A relaxing spa day at one of 33 Bannatyne Health Clubs costs just £35 from buyagift.co.uk. It includes use of the facilities and either an energising facial, exfoliating body polish or Swedish back, neck and shoulder massage.
For relaxing at home, this head massager is £6.99 from iwantoneofthose.com. These five scented votive candles from Laura Ashley could help her feel more chilled out for £15 (was £20). And if she's relaxing in the bath, these waterproof plastic spa lights for £7.99 from iwantoneofthose.com could provide the finishing touches.
Mums who love a laugh
If your mum loves comedy nights, you can get two-for-one entrance to see top-class comedians (plus access to the aftershow party) for just £15 from Virgin Experience Days. Mum can choose from a number of comedy clubs nationwide.
If she'd rather stay in and laugh on the sofa, Fawlty Towers: the Complete Collection Remastered is just £9.93 from Play.com and Thoroughly Modern Millican Live - a stand-up by Sarah Millican - is £5.98.
If she'd rather choose what she wants to watch for herself, you could buy her a subscription to a service like LOVEFiLM for just £4.99 per month. It gives unlimited access to over 5,000 movies and TV episodes.
Mums who enjoy an 'adult beverage'
Your mum and one other person could enjoy a vineyard tour, including tastings of four different wines, in Sussex for just £16 (was £32) from Virgin Experience Days.
Treat your mum to half a bottle of luxury with this ½ bottle of Bollinger champagne for £24 from John Lewis.
Make her feel special with this personalised bottle of sparkling rose from Moonpig. You can put your mum's name and a message on the label for just £20.
If your mum is a bit of a 'diva', get her a pink and black decorated wine glass from Debenhams so she can sip in style for £18.
If your mum is a busy lady, and doesn't have time to sit around and wait for her wine to 'breathe', she might like two breathable wine glasses for £24.99 from firebox.com. Apparently they aerate wine thirty times faster than regular glasses - and you can't argue with that.
Active and cultured mums
If your mum loves getting out and about - and maybe even getting her pulse racing - some of these experiences might suit her.
For mums who adore the theatre, this £50 voucher from Argos can be put towards a range of shows at 38 theatres throughout the country, including some in the West End.
It's just £15 (reduced from £27) for a guided tour for two around Shakespeare's Globe Theatre - plus entry into the exhibition - from Red Letter Days.
For petrolhead mums, this tour of Silverstone - with a chance to stand on the winner's podium and see cars like Porsches and Ferraris - is £30 from Lastminute.com.
A relaxing 50-minute riverboat cruise for two on the Thames in Oxford is just £14 (reduced from £24) from Virgin Experience Days.
For another idyllic afternoon, a steam train experience for two in the British countryside is £29 from Activity Superstore.
If your mum likes being 'under the sea', this two-hour scuba-diving lesson in the East Midlands is £22.50 from buyagift.co.uk.
For other active mums, paintballing for two might be more appealing. It's £34 from Activity Superstore, and there are 52 locations available.
Have you found the 'mother of all gifts'?
If you've seen the perfect gift for your mum in these deals, we want to hear about it. Or do you have an even better idea in mind?