Mother’s Day 2016: 10 best gifts
At IndyBest, we know that the best gifts are those little luxuries that your mum might not treat herself to.
Whether that’s something decorative – or gorgeous smelling – for the home, some unusual jewellery or an item she can put her own stamp on, we’ve come up with a range of suggestions that we think will go down well on Sunday.
Just make sure you check last delivery dates and times.
1. Pols Potten Pill Glass: From £30, Amara
The look of this glass vase from the Dutch design house is reminiscent of a watercolour painting. It’s bold, but still manages to be versatile in a room. The shades of blue option is our pick, but it also comes in red hues. Give it on Sunday with a couple of striking stems. Comes in this size or a taller version.
2. Haws Copper Watering Can: £39, Waitrose Garden
If your mum’s a keen gardener, treat her to a posh can. Haws’ smart indoor one comes in loads of colours, as well as this copper version. It can be left outside but we reckon she might want to keep it where people can see it. Holds one litre.
3. Stephanie Johnson silver curl pendant: £160, Beside the Wave
Stephanie Johnson’s designs are inspired by the environment around her Cornish studio where she hand-makes the pieces. The curl collection is made up of striking sculptural jewellery like this silver pendant. There are also earrings, a ring and a bangle in the range if you can’t quite stretch to the necklace.
4. Klevercase e-reader case: From £29.95 for personalisation, Not On The High Street
These chic cases, available in a deep pink, turquoise or brown, can be personalised. They have a handy inner sleeve and an elastic holder to help keep devices in place. These works with most six-inch e-readers but check it’s compatible with her model.
5. Set of 4 LSA Polka Champagne Flutes: £30, Oliver Bonas
Toast your mum with some fizz – served in some pretty flutes. These glasses in pearly pastel colours from glassware specialists LSA are some of the nicest we’ve seen. There are also cocktail glasses in the same design available.
6. Bronte by Moon Gargrave spot cushion: £59, John Lewis
Bronte’s one hundred per cent lambswool pieces are made in the company’s nearly 180-year-old mill in Guiseley, Leeds. We like this cushion, which is spotty on one side and checked on the other.
7. Wool and the Gang Hold Tight Trim Clutch: £48, Wool and the Gang
Any mum who enjoys crafting will like Wool and the Gang’s knitting kits. She’ll get quality, sustainably produced yarn, a pattern, needles, and anything else she might need to make a scarf, hat, jumper or bag like this chic clutch (£48). This one’s for intermediate knitters but there are options for beginners.
8. Rewined Scented Candle: £25, Graham and Green
A booze-scented candle might sound odd, but these soy wax ones not only look cool in recycled glass bottles, but the seven scents inspired by different grape varieties are all lovely – plus, one if these is a bit of a talking point for wine-loving mums. They’re bigger than your average pillar candle and the burn time is up to eighty hours.
9. Reiko Kaneko Hula Earrings: From £55, Reiko Kaneko
If your mum likes jewellery that her friends won’t have, try something by British-Japanese ceramicist Reiko Kaneko, whose studio is based in Stoke on Trent – aka the home of pottery. Alongside vases and crockery, there’s also a jewellery range. The little cylinders on these are finished with a reactive glaze that creates feathered patterns across the pottery. They come in two sizes and there are also gold hoops available.
10. Pure Evoke D2 Mio DAB/FM Bluetooth Radio: £129.95, John Lewis
If she’s after a mini digital radio, we think this one is a good bet. The floral exterior by fabric and wallpaper specialists Sanderson makes it stand out from the pack. Plus, with their wood casing and superior sound, Pure’s radios are quality bits of audio kit. This one is also Bluetooth enabled so as well as the range of DAB stations, she can stream from her phone or tablet. Also comes in Sanderson’s Dandelion design. Note: If you want her to be able to carry it around, the rechargeable battery pack is extra.
If you’re after pretty piece for the home, we like Pols Potten’s watercolour-esque vase or Bronte By Moon’s spotty cushion. And on the jewellery front, Stephanie Johnson’s designs are subtly striking and beautifully crafted.