Whether she’s a maximalist who loves to throw a dinner party or a cosy night-in with a book and a candle sort of mum, we’ve got just the right curated drop to treat her this Mother’s Day
Skip the last-minute bunch of flowers or the chocolate box dash this year and really put some time and thought into your gift selection instead. After all, our mums (or mother figures) do an awful lot for us, so it’s a no-brainer that we would want to give a little back – whether it’s something small or a little more indulgent.
This time can also be tough for those who don’t have a mum, or maybe don’t have her around, but it is always an opportunity to treat the women in our lives – perhaps a sister, grandmother or aunt – who make things just that little bit brighter. And yes, it is the thought that counts, clearly, but giving someone an on-point purchase can show them that you are not only thinking of them, but that you really get them.
And though it is just the one day; 24 hours where we can show our appreciation for the most important people in our lives. But it is an opportunistic reminder that thoughtfulness goes a long way, and just that little bit of added extra effort can really make a difference to the receiver. So if your mum already has a stuffed makeup bag or her jewellery box is brimming over, look to gifting her something a little closer to home. For all the interior obsessives out there (guilty) we’ve just the thing – from cosy candles to covet to vases which double as pieces of art. The only issue? It’s going to be tough to prise them from your generous hands…
But if the measure of a good gift is something you would rather keep for yourself, then this guide will have you torn, in the best way possible.
For the candle-lover
With cosy and tranquil days at the summer house edging closer and closer (we’re nearly there, we promise), now is the time to bring the bright lights in. And really, there is no such thing as having too many candles, right? A sculptural ‘look at me’ candleholder can act as a real showstopper of a centrepiece for any room. Even something small can help pull an interior look together.
For the flower fiend
Summer is the perfect time to bring more of the outdoors in and a fresh bunch of blooms can instantly pep up any room. With the sweet scent wafting through your interiors, flowers will instantly lift and brighten. But why not go the extra mile this year and consider something a little less conventional: the vase in which to place them in instead.
The best thing about this curated selection below is even when they are sitting empty, they can still completely transform a surface. Our personal favourite is this almost-good-enough-to-eat mouth-blown option from Danish designer Helle Mardahl, display this at home and you’ll be like a kid in a candy shop.
For the forever host
If she loves nothing more than inviting ten of her nearest and dearest over for an intimate night of good food and even better homeware, then these table options should be in her sight. Help elevate her tablescape game with pops of colour and playful extras which will bring a sense of fun and lightness to an evening. So whether it’s impressing her party with these handmade Cosimo coupe glasses crafted on the Italian island of Murano or the hand painted lemon plates from Aquazzura Casa, your soiree-loving mum will thank you.