Alternative Mother’s Day Gifts That AREN’T Flowers And Chocolates

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Flowers and chocolates are the obvious choice for a Mother’s Day gift, but perhaps you’d rather treat your mom to something a little different this year.

If this sounds like you, then call off the search! You can thank us later.

We’ve complied our Top Five alternative Mother’s Day presents that, quite frankly, we wouldn’t mind receiving ourselves.

Photo Book

‘Fess up, how many of those pictures on your phone do you ever actually print? This cute book is a great keepsake, as it means you can store all those sweet snaps of yourself and your mum in hard copy forever. Plus, you’ll have great fun compiling it!

Mum Photo book From £19.95, Photobox

Oxfam’s Mother’s Day Care For Mother’s And Babies

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We love this idea, and expect your mother will too. This gift will help Oxfam both press for and facilitate better health care for mothers and babies across the world. The charity has already stepped in and installed a water tank at The Azel Treatment Centre in Africa. It can now cope with 15 births a day and has enough water for laundry, washing, drinking and maintaining bathroom facilities.

Mother’s Day Care Price: £17, Oxfam.

A Cake – Made By YOU!

BBC Victoria Sponge
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We bet you used to whip up all sorts for your mother when you were tiny (probably mostly cornflake and fairy cakes) and we also bet she misses those lovely, childhood days. Bring those memories back by getting in the kitchen again and baking her something delicious. And even if it turns out horribly wrong, she will still love it – because she’s your mother.

Mother’s Day Cake Recipes Price: FREE! Well, minus some flour and stuff, BBC Food

Mother & Daughter Earrings


Tissues and waterproof mascara at the ready. These dainty earrings come with an adorable message, reading: ‘Mother & Daughter, Best Friends From The Heart.’ Pretty and thoughtful. Expect to receive some mega brownie points for this one.

Mother And Daughter Message Silver Earrings Price £15, Not On The Highstreet


(Posed by model: Rober Simon Antony. Shutterstock)

Who doesn’t love a pamper session? Whether your mother fancies a spin in the hairdressers’ chair, a soak in a jacuzzi or a relaxing facial, the choice is all hers thanks to this nifty gift card. And if you’ve run out of time to hit the shops or order online, these can be ordered or printed. Sorted.

Worldwide Gift Card, from £25, Spa Finder

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