Tom Dixon
TOP 10 GIFTS FORMOTHER’SDAY
Mother's Day Gifting
TOP GIFTS FORMOTHER'SDAY
Mother's Day Gifting
Spotlight on Tom Dixon
TOP GIFTS FORMOTHER'SDAY
Mother's Day Gifting
Maggie Westhead,-Digital Editor

LOOKING FOR A MOTHER’S DAY GIFT TO MAKE HER FEEL TREASURED? FROM A SUITS-ALL SCENT TO THE ULTIMATE BOUQUET, WE’RE HERE TO HELP

‘I am sure that if the mothers of various nations could meet, there would be no more wars,’ said E.M. Forster. He had a point. There are few more more levelling, unifying roles in the world than motherhood. Exasperating and exhilarating in equal measure, it’s no surprise that there’s such an emphasis on spoiling your mum on Mother’s Day.

Ask most mums what they really want and a handmade card and breakfast in bed usually top the list. But what if you want to treat her to something special? ‘When looking for gifts for Mother’s Day it’s always good to think about something that will allow your mum to take some time for herself and look after her wellbeing,’ says Sara Allbright, Partner & Buyer, Gifts and Candleshop. ‘A candle and a luxurious bubble bath are the perfect excuse to ensure she has a moment to herself.’

‘If you want to treat your mum to something to wear, how about a new sweater or bag?’ continues Sara. ‘Alternatively, a piece of jewellery or a watch are personal gifts full of sentiment.’ If you want to indulge her in something special, below are more gift ideas to make her feel cherished. 

 

 

1

THE PERFUME

Top Ten Toys - The Perfume

Having established her brand in London in 1994, Jo Malone became famous for blending delicious-smelling yet unusual ingredient combinations – an ethos that remains true to this day. This warm and fruity scent is a great choice for spring. A nose-tingling mix of vibrant poppies, infused with rose and violet and a flash of juicy blackcurrant, Jo Malone’s Poppy and Barley cologne is the kind of scent to garner her heaps of compliments. 

Heaven scent

Top Ten Toys - The Perfume
Top Ten Toys - John Lewis & Partners Wooden Mini Kitchen

3. THE ROLE PLAY TOY

Suitable from 3 years

The appeal of the play kitchen never wanes. There are many versions out there so why not pick an aesthetically pleasing one that doesn’t offend your senses and will hopefully blend in with your own decor like this classic wooden John Lewis & Partners’ version. Great for helping to develop motor skills and imaginative play, ‘this mini kitchen made from sustainable wood, is not too big, but big enough for little ones to get into roleplay,’ says Nicolette.

Junior bake off

Having established her brand in London in 1994, Jo Malone became famous for blending delicious-smelling yet unusual ingredient combinations – an ethos that remains true to this day. This warm and fruity scent is a great choice for spring. A nose-tingling mix of vibrant poppies, infused with rose and violet and a flash of juicy blackcurrant, Jo Malone’s Poppy and Barley cologne is the kind of scent to garner her heaps of compliments. 

Heaven scent

Having established her brand in London in 1994, Jo Malone became famous for blending delicious-smelling yet unusual ingredient combinations – an ethos that remains true to this day. This warm and fruity scent is a great choice for spring. A nose-tingling mix of vibrant poppies, infused with rose and violet and a flash of juicy blackcurrant, Jo Malone’s Poppy and Barley cologne is the kind of scent to garner her heaps of compliments. 

Heaven scent

2

THE CANDLE

Top Ten Toys - The Candle

Tranquility is guaranteed with Aery’s aromatic Wakame Seaweed candle, an uplifting mix of tree moss, vetiver and citrusy yuzu. The newly-established British-based company prides itself on its green credentials, creating 100% soy wax candles in part-recycled glass with lead-free cotton wicks. Ingredients include luxurious essential oils to delight (and not overpower) the olfactory senses. A real treat.

Eternal flame

Top Ten Toys - The Candle

Tranquility is guaranteed with Aery’s aromatic Wakame Seaweed candle, an uplifting mix of tree moss, vetiver and citrusy yuzu. The newly-established British-based company prides itself on its green credentials, creating 100% soy wax candles in part-recycled glass with lead-free cotton wicks. Ingredients include luxurious essential oils to delight (and not overpower) the olfactory senses. A real treat.

Eternal flame

Tranquility is guaranteed with Aery’s aromatic Wakame Seaweed candle, an uplifting mix of tree moss, vetiver and citrusy yuzu. The newly-established British-based company prides itself on its green credentials, creating 100% soy wax candles in part-recycled glass with lead-free cotton wicks. Ingredients include luxurious essential oils to delight (and not overpower) the olfactory senses. A real treat.

Eternal flame

Top Ten Toys - The Perfume

1. THE PERFUME

Having established her brand in London in 1994, Jo Malone became famous for blending delicious-smelling yet unusual ingredient combinations – an ethos that remains true to this day. This warm and fruity scent is a great choice for spring. A nose-tingling mix of vibrant poppies, infused with rose and violet and a flash of juicy blackcurrant, Jo Malone’s Poppy and Barley cologne is the kind of scent to garner her heaps of compliments. 

Heaven scent

3

The skincare treat

Top Ten Toys - The Moisturiser

US-based Perricone MD has something of a cult following for good reason. The brand cleverly blends science and beauty to create a range of effective products that do what they say on the label. Its High Potency Classics Face Finishing & Firming Moisturiser has become a best seller with hundreds of five star reviews online. Fans love the fact it’s easily absorbed, hydrates the skin instantly and delivers a flawless, dewy finish. Sounds good to us.

Face value

 

Top Ten Toys - The skincare treat
Top Ten Toys - John Lewis & Partners Wooden Mini Kitchen

3. THE ROLE PLAY TOY

Suitable from 3 years

The appeal of the play kitchen never wanes. There are many versions out there so why not pick an aesthetically pleasing one that doesn’t offend your senses and will hopefully blend in with your own decor like this classic wooden John Lewis & Partners’ version. Great for helping to develop motor skills and imaginative play, ‘this mini kitchen made from sustainable wood, is not too big, but big enough for little ones to get into roleplay,’ says Nicolette.

Junior bake off

US-based Perricone MD has something of a cult following for good reason. The brand cleverly blends science and beauty to create a range of effective products that do what they say on the label. Its High Potency Classics Face Finishing & Firming Moisturiser has become a best seller with hundreds of five star reviews online. Fans love the fact it’s easily absorbed, hydrates the skin instantly and delivers a flawless, dewy finish. Sounds good to us.

Face value

4

The fragrance

Top Ten Mother's Day- The Bubble Bath

As indulgent as they come, this deeply luxurious scent from Maison Margiela is cleverly reminiscent of a relaxing bubble bath and bound to make her feel pampered on Mother’s Day. A heady mix of florals, bergamot and lavender with base notes of coconut, white musk and patchouli, this unique eau de toilette is part of an evocative series of scents which includes Springtime in a Park and Lazy Sunday Morning

In essence

 

Top Ten- The bubble bath

As indulgent as they come, this deeply luxurious scent from Maison Margiela is cleverly reminiscent of an relaxing bubble bath and bound to make her feel pampered on Mother’s Day. A heady mix of florals, bergamot and lavender with base notes of coconut, white musk and patchouli, this unique eau de toilette is part of an evocative series of scents which includes Springtime in a Park and Lazy Sunday Morning

In essence

Top Ten Toys - The Candle

2. THE CANDLE

Tranquility is guaranteed with Aery’s aromatic Wakame Seaweed candle, an uplifting mix of tree moss, vetiver and citrusy yuzu. The newly-established British-based company prides itself on its green credentials, creating 100% soy wax candles in part-recycled glass with lead-free cotton wicks. Ingredients include luxurious essential oils to delight (and not overpower) the olfactory senses. A real treat.

Eternal flame

5

The flowers

Top ten Mother's Day- The Flowers

At a time when we might not be able to hand deliver our Mother’s Day gift, flowers really do come into their own. Choose from a plethora of fragrant bouquets at Waitrose & Partners, including this hand-tied bunch of stocks, tulips and roses in varying degrees of lilacs and purples. These can be delivered seven days of the week but if you want delivery on Sunday 22 March, aim to order by the end of Friday 20 March.

Mum's favourite

Top ten Mother's Day- The Flowers

In times past this used to be the gift that said, ‘Sorry mum, I totally forgot and bought these from a garage forecourt’. But as flowers become as much a part of our decor as a piece of Scandi furniture, appreciated by lovers of interior design everywhere, they are no longer a Mother’s Day cliché. Choose from a plethora of fragrant bouquets at Waitrose & Partners, including this hand-tied bunch of stocks, tulips and roses in varying degrees of lilacs and purples. These can be delivered seven days of the week but if you want delivery on Sunday 22 March, aim to order by the end of Friday 20 March.

Not just a last resort

6

The hand cream

Top ten Mother's Day- The Hand Cream

Rich, creamy and winner of a string of beauty awards since it launched 15-years ago, L’Occitane’s best-selling hand cream is packed with shea butter, almond and cherry blossom. Suited to all skin types, especially dry and chapped, it’s perfect for hard-working hands everywhere. Handily, this sturdy tube also lasts and lasts.

Helping hands

Top ten Mother's Day- The Hand Cream

Rich, creamy and winner of a string of beauty awards since it launched 15-years ago, L'Occitane's best-selling hand cream is packed with shea butter, almond and cherry blossom. Suited to all skin types, especially dry and chapped, it's perfect for hard-working hands everywhere. Handily, this sturdy tube also lasts and lasts.

Helping hands

Top Ten Toys - The skincare treat

3. THE MOISTURISER

US-based Perricone MD has something of a cult following for good reason. The brand cleverly blends science and beauty to create a range of effective products that do what they say on the label. Its High Potency Classics Face Finishing & Firming Moisturiser has become a best seller with hundreds of five star reviews online. Fans love the fact it’s easily absorbed, hydrates the skin instantly and delivers a flawless, dewy finish. Sounds good to us. 

Face value

 

7

The chocolates

Top ten Mother's Day- The Chocolates

If your mum likes chocolates, it’s very hard to go wrong with a beautiful box from classic chocolatiers Charbonnel et Walker. Established in 1875, the brand is famous for its gloriously rich, round truffles, including these with a gooey salted caramel centre. Hands off – they’re for mum!

Guaranteed sweetener

Top ten Mother's Day- The Chocolates

If your mum likes chocolates, it's very hard to go wrong with a beautiful box from classic chocolatiers Charbonnel et Walker. Established in 1875, the brand is famous for its gloriously rich round truffles, including these with a gooey salted caramel centre. Hands off – they’re for mum!

Guaranteed sweetener

Top Ten- The bubble bath

4. THE FRAGRANCE

As indulgent as they come, this deeply luxurious scent from Maison Margiela is cleverly reminiscent of an relaxing bubble bath and bound to make her feel pampered on Mother’s Day. A heady mix of florals, bergamot and lavender with base notes of coconut, white musk and patchouli, this unique eau de toilette is part of an evocative series of scents which includes Springtime in a Park and Lazy Sunday Morning

In essence

 

8

The watch

Top ten Mother's Day- The Watch

A dash of refined bling goes a long way when it comes to the wrist. If your mum is in need of a new timepiece, this pared-down rose gold watch from designer Olivia Burton is a worthy contender. Featuring a minimal face with classic roman numerals, a chic mesh strap and arriving in a pretty gift box, this sleek design has suits-all appeal. Looking for more ideas? Take a look at Olivia Burton’s full range of jewellery and watches.

Timely reminder

Top ten Mother's Day- The Watch

A dash of refined bling goes a long way when it comes to the wrist. If your mum is in need of a new timepiece, this pared-down rose gold watch from designer Olivia Burton is a worthy contender. Featuring a minimal face with classic roman numerals, a chic mesh strap and arriving in a pretty gift box, this sleek design has suits-all appeal. Looking for more ideas? Take a look at Olivia Burton’s full range of jewellery and watches.


Timely reminder

Top ten Mother's Day- The Flowers

5. THE FLOWERS

In times past this used to be the gift that said, ‘Sorry mum, I totally forgot and bought these from a garage forecourt’. But as flowers become as much a part of our decor as a piece of Scandi furniture, appreciated by lovers of interior design everywhere, they are no longer a Mother’s Day cliché. Choose from a plethora of fragrant bouquets at Waitrose & Partners including this hand-tied bunch of stocks, tulips and roses in varying degrees of lilacs and purples. These can be delivered seven days of the week but if you want delivery on Sunday 22 March, aim to order by the end of Friday 20 March.

Not just a last resort

9

The Vase

Top ten Mother's Day- The Vase

Mother’s Day doesn’t have to be all about chocolates and perfume. If you want to pick something more original, how about a classic piece of Danish design? This elegant ceramic vase by Broste Copenhagen has an appealing bulbous shape that will suit any decor. A great way of staying in her good books for a very long time.

Design lover

Top ten Mother's Day- Vase

Mother’s Day doesn't have to be all about chocolates and perfume. If you want to pick something more original, how about a classic piece of Danish design? This elegant ceramic vase by Broste Copenhagen has an appealing bulbous shape that will suit any decor. A great way of staying in her good books for a very long time.

Design lover

Top ten Mother's Day- The Hand Cream

6. THE HAND CREAM

Rich, creamy and winner of a string of beauty awards since it launched 15-years ago, L'Occitane's best-selling hand cream is packed with shea butter, almond and cherry blossom. Suited to all skin types, especially dry and chapped, it's perfect for hard-working hands everywhere. Handily, this sturdy tube also lasts and lasts.

Helping hands

10

The cashmere sweater

Top ten Mother's Day- The Cashmere Sweater

A fine cashmere sweater is always a great gift to receive. This classic V-neck, in a choice of three shades, is a great year-round cover-up. You’ll win points for the planet too, as John Lewis & Partners stock the most sustainable and traceable cashmere going, working closely with our suppliers in the region stretching from northern China into Mongolia. Using only the longest, finest fibres, our specialist cashmere spinners use their extensive expertise to twist a finer, softer, more rounded yarn. Read more on our cashmere story.

Soft focus

Top ten Mother's Day- The Cashmere Sweater

A fine cashmere sweater is always a great gift to receive. This classic V-neck, in a choice of three shades, is a great year-round cover-up. You’ll win points for the planet too, as John Lewis & Partners stock the most sustainable and traceable cashmere going, working closely with our suppliers in the region stretching from northern China into Mongolia. Using only the longest, finest fibres, our specialist cashmere spinners use their extensive expertise to twist a finer, softer, more rounded yarn. Read more on our cashmere story.

Soft focus

Top ten Mother's Day- The Chocolates

7. THE CHOCOLATE

Suitable from 8 years

One of the top selling toys last Christmas with dozens of five star reviews online, the Gravitrax starter set consists of over 240 components, ready for children to build into their own inventive tracks. Inspired by STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) subjects, this set gets working with gravity, magnetism and kinetic energy. Suitable for children over eight, one happy reviewer says, ‘My 10-year-old has loved this product. It has endless possible combinations and is really well designed to stimulate scientific thinking.’ 

The appliance of science

10

The cashmere sweater

Top ten Mother's Day- The Cashmere Sweater

One of the top selling toys last Christmas with dozens of five star reviews online, the Gravitrax starter set consists of over 240 components, ready for children to build into their own inventive tracks. Inspired by STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) subjects, this set gets working with gravity, magnetism and kinetic energy. Suitable for children over eight, one happy reviewer says, ‘My 10-year-old has loved this product. It has endless possible combinations and is really well designed to stimulate scientific thinking.’ 

The appliance of science

Top ten Mother's Day- The Cashmere Sweater

Suitable from 8 years

One of the top selling toys last Christmas with dozens of five star reviews online, the Gravitrax starter set consists of over 240 components, ready for children to build into their own inventive tracks. Inspired by STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) subjects, this set gets working with gravity, magnetism and kinetic energy. Suitable for children over eight, one happy reviewer says, ‘My 10-year-old has loved this product. It has endless possible combinations and is really well designed to stimulate scientific thinking.’ 

The appliance of science

Top ten Mother's Day- The Chocolates

7. THE CHOCOLATE

If your mum likes chocolates, it’s very hard to go wrong with a beautiful box from classic chocolatiers Charbonnel et Walker. Established in 1875, the brand is famous for its gloriously rich round truffles, including these with a gooey salted caramel centre. Hands off – they’re for mum!

Guaranteed sweetener

10

The cashmere sweater

Top ten Mother's Day- The Cashmere Sweater

One of the top selling toys last Christmas with dozens of five star reviews online, the Gravitrax starter set consists of over 240 components, ready for children to build into their own inventive tracks. Inspired by STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) subjects, this set gets working with gravity, magnetism and kinetic energy. Suitable for children over eight, one happy reviewer says, ‘My 10-year-old has loved this product. It has endless possible combinations and is really well designed to stimulate scientific thinking.’ 

The appliance of science

Top ten Mother's Day- The Cashmere Sweater

Suitable from 8 years

One of the top selling toys last Christmas with dozens of five star reviews online, the Gravitrax starter set consists of over 240 components, ready for children to build into their own inventive tracks. Inspired by STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) subjects, this set gets working with gravity, magnetism and kinetic energy. Suitable for children over eight, one happy reviewer says, ‘My 10-year-old has loved this product. It has endless possible combinations and is really well designed to stimulate scientific thinking.’ 

The appliance of science

Top ten Mother's Day- The Watch

8. THE WATCH

A dash of refined bling goes a long way when it comes to the wrist. If your mum is in need of a new timepiece, this pared-down rose gold watch from designer Olivia Burton is a worthy contender. Featuring a minimal face with classic roman numerals, a chic mesh strap and arriving in a pretty gift box, this sleek design has suits-all appeal. Looking for more ideas? Take a look at Olivia Burton’s full range of jewellery and watches.

Timely reminder

Top ten Mother's Day- Vase

9. THE VASE

Mother’s Day doesn't have to be all about chocolates and perfume. If you want to pick something more original, how about a classic piece of Danish design? This elegant ceramic vase by Broste Copenhagen has an appealing bulbous shape that will suit any decor. A great way of staying in her good books for a very long time.

Design lover

Top ten Mother's Day- The Cashmere Sweater

10. THE CASHMERE SWEATER

A fine cashmere sweater is always a great gift to receive. This classic V-neck, in a choice of three shades, is a great year-round cover-up. You’ll win points for the planet too, as John Lewis & Partners stock the most sustainable and traceable cashmere going, working closely with our suppliers in the region stretching from northern China into Mongolia. Using only the longest, finest fibres, our specialist cashmere spinners use their extensive expertise to twist a finer, softer, more rounded yarn. Read more on our cashmere story.

Soft focus

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