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Mother’s Day gift ideas: Selected by Mums Make Lists

Mar 4, 2015

by Alice Young handmade and vintage goods

Alice and Luci are two London-based mums with daughters born three days apart. They run the blog Mums Make Lists, which gives quick tips for busy mothers. Alice and Luci are also Etsy Tastemakers, where they’ve curated their own boards to give you inspiration. You can keep in touch with the duo on Twitter and Pinterest.

As mums, there are two Mother’s Day roles for us: finding something gorgeous for our own mums, and also gently and oh-so subtly leaving hints around for whoever might fancy helping our kiddos choose our gifts. So, here’s a little round-up of gifts we think our mother’s would love and that, ahem, we might like to receive!



There’s nothing more luxurious than receiving fabulously scented, naturally created beauty products on Mother’s Day. Treat frazzled mums to a wonderful pick-me-up, infused with uplifting essential oils.

Clockwise from top left: 1) Rose geranium bath salts, £8, Zesty Soap. 2) Invigorating herbal bath oil, £18, Ambre Botanicals. 3) Hydrating beauty balm and gentle enzyme cleansing grains, £30, M Botanicals.



Send your mum (flower) potty with joy by giving her a little something for her gardening pursuits. Update her garden armoury with beautiful new tools, or choose something to bring an extra splash of colour.

Clockwise from top left: 1) Garden trug, £17, Loldean Timber. 2) Personalised garden tools, £19.50, Cove Calligraphy. 3) Seed bomb making kit, £6, The Ministry.



Yoga in itself is a beautiful thing, but there’s nothing to say you can’t make it just that bit more lovely with a yoga accessory or two. Toeless yoga socks are a brilliant solution for cold tootsies, and a yoga cats cushion will make your mum smile.

Clockwise from top left: 1) Yoga cats cushion cover, £20, Shop Miss Ella. 2) Yoga mat strap, £38, DT Bros. 3) Toeless yoga socks, £25, Happy Laika.




Downtime is hard to come by for busy mamas, so lavish yours with gifts to bring a little cosiness into her precious me-time moments. A lavender scented eye mask will send her deep into relaxation and natural wool slippers will hug tired feet.

Clockwise from top left: 1) Dried lavender eye mask, £10, Ethical Life Store. 2) Scented soy candle, £15, Wildheart Candles. 3) Nordic design slippers, £33.50, Kaun Design. 

What unique moment have you shared with your mum? Tell us on social media with #everydaymum and your quote could be chosen to appear on an item from an Etsy seller. You’ll get the item to give to your mum–just in time for Mother’s Day. Not only that but we’ll be giving away Etsy gift cards every day – click here find out more!

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