What to buy your mum for Christmas: The ultimate gift guide
16 November 2020, 17:16 | Updated: 18 December 2020, 19:34
Make sure your mum knows how special she is this Christmas with one of our top picks from this year's gift guide.
While Christmas may be different this year, it's still a perfect time to show your loved ones how much you care.
After a tough year, we can't think of a better time to treat your mum to a special gift – whether she loves jewellery, beauty, clothing or tech.
In our 2020 Christmas gift guide for mums, we've rounded up the best gifts on the high street, with plenty of ideas if you're struggling for inspiration as well.
From trendy clothes and footwear to must-have skincare, here are our top picks.
Cosy Dressing Gown from Boux Avenue
Make sure you mum keeps warm and cosy through the winter months with this must-have dressing gown from Boux Avenue.
The Snow Leopard Waffle Dressing Gown is the perfect piece of loungewear for wintery nights in watching TV, and cold mornings waking up for work.
Complete with a long length and hood, your mum will never have felt so comfortable in her life.
Whether your mum likes listening to music, podcasts or radio while she exercises, she needs the Jabra Elite 85t.
The latest release from the brand offers up to 25 hours of battery life, the ability to connect to two devices, incredible sound quality and comes with its own charging case.
The headphones fit comfortably into the ears, and will allow your mum to zone out while she's walking, running or just travelling to work.
Edinburgh Gin Library Collection
A gift with a wow factor. This stunning collection of Edinburgh gin features 12 delicious flavours for your mum to sample and enjoy throughout this Christmas and beyond!
The beautifully packaged collection also comes with recipe ideas for a variety of different cocktails and drinks for any occasion, to ensure they get the full effect of the variety of flavours included.
Jewellery from Olivia & Pearl
The phrase may go 'diamonds are a girl's best friend', but we think pearls also do the job, and we think these gorgeous drop earrings from Olivia & Pearl will make your mum light up this Christmas.
The 'barely there' trend is always in style, and the Oh So Fine Drop Pearl Earrings will look great with any ensemble.
Made from 18ct white gold and freshwater pearls, these earrings will let you hold the title of favourite child for a while yet.
Northwest Passage Expedition Gin
This craft gin has been created by a team of adventurers to raise awareness of ocean conservation and to help fund their row of the Northwest Passage in 2021, the arctic route between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, known as one of the Last Great Firsts. In support of The Big Blue Ocean Cleanup, the team will be collecting vital data for future research.
Flavoured with botanicals from the shores of Orkney and the Hudson Bay in Canada, this gin will soon become a household favourite. The unique flavours are drawn from Sugar Kelp, Angelica Archangelica, Ramanas Rose and Burnet Rose. The Angelica root adds a hint of sweetness that is balanced by a subtle, floral note from the roses.
If cocktails are more her thing, then look no further than this Festive Margarita's!
Specialist bar Hacha has partnered with Two Keys to create the ultimate Christmas twist on its very own award-winning Mirror Margarita. The Clementine and Cinnamon Mirror Margarita topped with Two Keys Lemon and the Mulled Mirror Margarita topped with Two Keys Pink Grapefruit. Just the sound of them makes us feel festive!
The newly developed cocktails are the perfect treat for your mum to enjoy at home this Christmas.
If your not able to visit your mum this Christmas and are looking for something to send through the post, then the personalised Christmas cocktail card is the perfect way to let her know you're thinking of her.
Each letterbox gift box includes your own personalised message, with a handcrafted cocktail designed by Channel 4 expert Pritesh Mody.
Russell Hobbs Breadmaker
If your mum loves baking, then it's likely she's been experimenting with banana loafs, cupcakes and bread over lockdown.
Upgrade your mum's baking skills this Christmas with the Russell Hobbs Compact Breadmaker, and enjoy the rewards of tasting the delicious loaves it creates.
There is nothing this breadmaker can't do, from kneading to controlling the colour of the crust, this kitchen gadget has it all.
Footwear by Sorel
Whether your mum likes to get out and explore, or stay warm indoors, Sorel have the perfect footwear for her.
We love the Lennox Lace Boots, which are perfect for all those mums who love a good walk while staying fashionable at the same time.
The waterproof full-grain leather boots will keep her warm and dry and the EVA footbeds will keep her comfortable all day.
The Sorel Go Mail Run slippers, on the other hands, are the perfect slip-ons to keep her feet cosy and warm around the house.
Google Nest Hub Max
Perfect for families with lots going on, this smart device has a multitude of features to help make keeping on top of things that little bit easier.
With a large HD display and excellent quality speakers, you can watch Netflix, follow recipe instructions and even see who is at your front door (with a Nest Hello). You can set reminders, see traffic for your commute or ask Google to 'Play Heart Xmas' for when you're feeling festive.
We'd even recommend using this as a joint present for families this year, the digital photo frame also lets you reminisce on years gone by which we all need more than ever right now.
Skincare by Jurlique
All-natural luxury skincare from Jurlique is the go-to gift this Christmas for any mums in need of a pamper.
We recommend the Nutri-Define Supreme Conditioning Lotion alongside the Nutri-Define Supreme Restorative Light Cream, both great for hydration and bringing out radiant skin.
Both products are also anti-ageing, perfect for the more mature mums out there.
Meaningful jewellery from Edge of Ember
If you're going to treat your mum to some jewellery this year, make sure it means something.
The Visionary Charm Necklace by ethical and luxury jewellery brand Edge of Ember is not only beautiful, but is also said to bring the wearer protection.
The blue topaz evil eye necklace is inspired by vintage coins found in Asia, and is said to bring good fortune.
Previously spotted on Meghan Markle, this necklace is a beautiful piece and a great gift for any trendy mum.
Trendy Trainers by Air & Grace
For that chic off-duty look, every mum needs a pair of Air & Grace trainers.
Made with Tender Loving Air technology, their collection isn't only trendy, but also incredibly comfortable.
We're particularly in love with the Black Star Trainers at the moment, which are perfect teamed with skinny jeans and a big jumper this winter.
Dr Levy Anti-Ageing Skincare
For the more mature mums, the Dr Levy Swizerland skincare collection is the perfect gift for self-care and anti-ageing.
Created by anthropologist-turned-trained medic-turned-dermatologist, Dr. Phillip Levy's collection has been called 'the best thing since botox' and includes ArganCellActiv Complex, the first formula proven to "stimulate, protect and nourish skin’s own regeneration system".
This Bright Eye Lift Home Cure set comes with a cell-renewal micro-resurfacing cleanser, the cell matrix mask and the intense stem cell booster.
Straightening Brush by Revamp
If your mum likes to look good but is also a very busy person, gifting the Revamp Progloss Deepform Ceramic Straightening Brush this Christmas could save her some time getting ready in the mornings.
The brush allows you to transform your hair with a few strokes, getting rid of any frizziness to make way for sleek and smooth hair.
The product is also infused with Progloss oils, which makes for some salon-worthy looks.
Luxury flowers by Bunches
If you can't be with your mum this year, give the gift of beautiful letterbox flowers.
They all include free delivery and arrive in recyclable paper wrap along with a personal message card, a compostable packet of flower food and care instructions.
Fragrance gift set
This Grace Cole gift set is the ultimate present for your house-proud mum this Christmas.
The duo contains a beautifully smelling reed diffuser and candle in scents of Grapefruit Pulp, tart Cassis Berries and zippy Mandarin Zest.
It has luxurious top notes of Nectarine with just a hint of Vanilla making the perfect centre piece on any coffee table.
Professional Gel Polish Kit by Mylee
Mylee's Gel Polish Kit contains absolutely everything your mum needs to create amazing nails from the comfort of her own home.
The set includes a cutting edge LED Lamp as well as four polish colours, a top coat and a base coat.
There is also nail Prep & Polish wipes, gel remover and lint free wipes which are all vegan and cruelty free.
Bathtub Gin & Enamel Mug Gift Pack
For the mum that loves gin, there's no better gift than this adorable Bathtub Gin & Enamel Mug Gift Pack.
Bathtub Gin is a multi-award winning super premium gin, double infused with six botanicals for seven days for extra flavour.
Perfect for celebrating over Christmas with loved ones, or just having a little tipple on these cold evenings.
KitchenAid Artisan Stand Mixer
For the mum who loves baking and cooking throughout the year, there is no better gift than the KitchenAid Stand Mixer.
The KitchenAid Artisan Stand Mixer has 300 Watt power output which means you can say goodbye to tired arms from kneading dough and mixing cake batter.
The product comes with four accessories – the mixing bowl, a wire whisk, a dough hook and a flat beater, meaning you are set for any baking or cooking task.
Wireless Charging Pad
For mums who are constantly on the go, make sure they have a quick and easy way to charge up their phones.
The Moshi Otto Q Wireless Charging Pad looks great anywhere in the house, and is the easy way to charge up a phone, just by placing it on top.
The wireless charger is compatible with iPhones and Samsungs and can even charge through cases of up to 5mm thick.
Self-heating, super soft and scented with lavender, the new Luna Eyes mask is a velvety soft self-heating eye mask that’s infused with lavender to promote a peaceful night’s sleep.
The mask heats up in seconds but the warmth will continue for up to 25 minutes, which is ample time to send mum off in to a peaceful slumber.
Available individually (£3.95), in a pack of seven (£21) or as a subscription where you’ll receive 10 masks for the price of seven (£21).