The Ultimate Mother’s Day Gift Guide: 20 Top Wellness Picks
With Sunday 22 March not too far away, we’ve rounded up a selection of twenty Mother’s Day goodies for the nurturing ladies in your life. From witty wall art and slogan tees, to natural body butter and fitness kits, there’s bound to be something on this list for the Mum in your life.
There’s nothing wrong with a good old mum-themed gift, but let’s face it – ‘BEST MUM EVER’ mugs and key-rings have really had their day. These tasteful alternatives are sure to do the trick.
Don’t be fooled – at BALANCE, we love Cadbury’s just as much as the next person, but perhaps it’s time to treat Mum to something other than the much-loved Milk Tray?
This Dark Chocolate, Pistachio & Cherry bar from the ethical and sustainable chocolatiers at Montezuma’s is a chunky treat that’s packed full of flavour.
Quite simply, Mum doesn’t need another mug. For a gift that’s more ‘Mum’ than ‘Mumsy’, check out Rock on Ruby on Not On The High Street.
Oozing style and sass, this oversized slogan sweater boasts white and leopard print text, and comes in three different colours.
Handcrafted in a studio in East London, these limited edition winter slippers are made from reclaimed white vegan faux fur and eco-friendly jute soles, and are luxuriously soft and warm.
A gift that truly does good, Juta Shoes provide free training schemes to local women, and opportunities for them to attain flexible, well-paid work in their studios upon completion.
A subtle but sweet nod to Motherhood, these dainty earrings are 100% pure sterling silver, and are sure to be just the ticket for a modern Mama.
Crafted in the historic Birmingham Jewellery Quarter, they can also be worn as cluster star studs alone.
Mum loves gin – so why are you bothering with the pink champagne? This premium gin is crafted with 19 hand-selected Italian botanicals, including fresh basil from Liguria, citrus from Southern Italy, and accompanying herbaceous notes of juniper, marjoram, fennel, sage, citrus, orris, and liquorice.
If it’s not possible to get Mum to the Riviera for Mother’s Day, then a Mediterranean O’ndina Gin and Tonic is the next best bet.
BEAUTY + SKIN
Top make-up and pampering picks for the Queen in your life who deserves some TLC.
The ultimate antidote to ageing, the Explorer Blend Facial Oil from Oilixia boasts 21 natural oils from across the globe.
The three key ingredients are brightening Tomato Fruit extract, retinol-rich Colombian Cacay Oil, which hydrates the skin and aids in surface level renewal, and firming Paracress extract, which helps tighten collagen fibres and smooth out any wrinkles.
Sure to be appreciated by any thrifty mums who love getting their money’s worth, our BALANCE Changemakers in Beauty Box with Latest in Beauty is worth over £120, but costs just £30!
Let Mum pamper herself with the Turmeric & Cranberry Seed Energising Radiance Mask from Kiehl’s, Wild Rose Body Oil from Weleda, and more.
Available in thirty different shades, this lightweight, loose powder foundation from Bare Minerals is a long-standing fan favourite, and a suitable gift for all.
Made with just five mineral ingredients, it’s the perfect foundation for those with sensitive skin, and promotes a clearer, healthier looking complexion over time.
Super hydrating and eco-friendly, Ethique butter blocks are made with organic cocoa butter and coconut oil, and a blend of essential oils.
Best when applied to damp skin straight out of the shower, this Coconut & Lime Butter Block is incredibly nourishing – but still quick to absorb. An ideal Mother’s Day gift for Mums who deserve pampering – but don’t have all day!
An ethical, vegan make-up brand, Axiology have just launched their luxury lipsticks on ASOS. Formulated with organic coconut oil, organic castor oil, and avocado butter, The Bullet Lipstick is soft and creamy in texture, and boasts a matte, pigmented finish.
A warm plum tone with hints of brown, shade Brave is our top Mother’s Day lipstick pick for a sophisticated and confident Mama.
Gifts that are bound to bring calm and happiness into Mum’s abode.
Made with natural plant wax and recycled glass, this special edition candle from VON NORTEN boasts notes of Lavender, Geranium and Tea Tree, and has an approximately fifty-hour burn time.
Revitalising and aromatic, the refreshing scent is perfect for Spring – a definite buy if your Mum loves a luxury candle, but you’re bored of always getting her the same one.
If your Mum struggles to drift off, then give her the unmatched gift of a transformed sleep routine.
NEOM’s Wellbeing Pod Essential Oil Diffuser will humidify the air, and fill the room with the sweet and fresh scent of the Bedtime Hero Essential Oil Blend – a blend of 11 of the purest possible essential oils, including chamomile, ylang ylang, and cedarwood.
The true King of Kitchenware, the Signature Cast Iron Casserole Dish from Le Creuset is an expensive but worthwhile Mother’s Day present for any Mums who are true one-pot wonders in the kitchen.
From fragrant stews to freshly baked breads, this stylish bit of kit looks so swish and stylish in Sage that Mum wont want to ever put it in the cupboard.
Mum pretty keen to get everybody off of their respective phones? With this piece of dazzling wall art, her digital detox desires will no longer be ignored.
Mounted in a sleek black frame, this print features layered typography in blue, orange and pink, and is embellished with diamond dust glitter.
Rather than a short-lived bouquet of flowers, give Mum the gift of the striking houseplant, Fleur – an Anthurium Andraeanum known for its big glossy green leaves and vibrant red flowers.
Aside from the well-known mental health benefits of being in the presence of plants, Fleur is also air humidifying – truly not just a pretty face. She’d make a great Mother’s Day gift for a green-fingered Granny.
BODY + MIND
For those who love to move, meditate and everything in between.
These muscle compression leggings are made from recycled, luxury ECONYL® yarn, and are the ideal Mother’s Day gift for heavy lifters who like to work up a real sweat in the gym.
With classy pops of gold colour and a stay-put structure, they’re super supportive, while still being sweat-wicking and breathable. Perfect for those on-the-go, they also feature a side pocket for cards, keys and phone essentials.
A must-have book for anyone keen to be more mindful about their Mothering.
Mindfulness for Mums by Izzy Judd offers a breadth of invaluable, quick and easy self-care tips to help mums find a moment’s calm in the chaos of motherhood, as well as simple and fun exercises to practice with the children.
This on-trend Australian brand produce a vast range of high-performance training equipment that can be used anywhere.
Perfect for those who want to work out at home without compromising on effectiveness, the Sweat Pack contains a set of 3 mini bands, a long resistance band, a skipping rope, a trigger point ball, sliders, a sweat towel, and 3 workouts created by strength coach and personal trainer, Sarah Boulazeris.
Ideal for anyone who spends a lot of time on their feet, the Women’s Wool Runners by Allbirds are so soft and sweat-wicking that you don’t even need to wear socks.
Sweet on your feet and the environment, the laces are made from post-consumer recycled polyester, and the sole is SweetFoam™ – the world’s first carbon negative green EVA.
The Tardis of backpacks, this streamlined and stylish option from Nordace is a must-have for anyone incapable of packing light – whether for a weekend away, or just a busy day out and about town.
Boasting a discreet luggage strap, secret pockets to keep your valuables, a USB charging port, a padded laptop compartment, and a sleek design, it’s a great gift for the professional Mum who’s got places to go and people to see.