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24 gift ideas for Mother’s Day 2024

Beauty, fashion, food and drink… we’ve got so many ideas for her present

It’s Mothering Sunday on 10 March – if you’re searching for the perfect gift for Mother’s Day 2024, Drake Circus and The Barcode has everything you could dream up.

From gorgeous flowers and hand-wrapped chocolates to spring/summer 2024’s most-wanted fashion, fresh signature scents you can sample in-store and readymade beauty boxes via books, tech and jewellery, discover thoughtful gifts for every mum right here.

Planning something special for your partner? Be inspired by Drake Circus and The Barcode’s incredible entertainment, bars and restaurants and surprise her with cocktails and celebrations or a big family meal out together.

(And don’t forget, we’ve got Click and Collect to ensure you don’t miss out on the most popular gifts, special offers and in-store loyalty discounts…)

1. A new signature perfume

Vanilla is everywhere in fragrances for spring 2024: discover the note in YSL Black Opium Eau de Parfum or the bests-selling Burberry Goddess for Women Eau de Parfum (mixed with lavender).

 

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For floral fans, try Marc Jacobs Daisy Drops Signature for Women; Lancôme La Vie Est Belle L’Extrait de Parfum or new vegan scent Narciso Rodriguez for her Musc Nude (out 1 March). Head to Boots, Superdrug and The Perfume Shop to find the perfect one.

2. This season’s big bag

Gorgeously oversized designs are taking over bags this spring. H&M, River Island and New Look are showing off some slouchy and bright styles.

 

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3. A readymade beauty box

Next’s limited edition Spoil Her With Beauty boxes (£25 with £93 of products) feature pampering pieces including Neom Perfect Night’s Sleep Face Cream and NUXE Reve de Miel Hand And Nail Cream Mini.

For kids with pocket money, keep an eye out for gift sets under £10 including Sanctuary Spa Me Time Minis Gift Set, Champneys Treatments Moisturising Face Masks and Ted Baker Little Beauties Gift Set 2 at Boots.

Rituals, Primark, Superdrug and Lush also have carefully curated beauty boxes in store.

4. Bottomless brunch

Take some time out (without the kids) and enjoy special menus from Las Iguanas (tapas, chilli, tacos, cocktails, mocktails and bubbles for two hours) and Cosy Club (unlimited drinks for two hours and delicious food to match).

5. Bohemian jewellery and big hair bows

Layered necklaces à la Taylor Swift at the Grammys; squishy, oversize hair bows; stacked bangles and gold hoops remain the biggest accessory trends. The secret is to mix dainty with bold. Go designer with Drakes and Ernest Jones or high street with Oliver Bonas, H&M and Lovisa.

 

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6. New mothers and mum-to-be pampers

Boots has plenty of choice for new mums with lovely ideas including Mama Mio Bloomin Lovely Pregnancy Gift Set and Weleda Stretch Mark Massage Oil, £19.95.


7. Date night-movie and street food

Head to the cinema for a chilled-out evening of popcorn and big-screen entertainment (Cineworld is showing Titanic: The Musical) followed by delicious street food from your go-to spots including Nando’s, Five Guys, Franco Manca, Slim Chickens and YO!.

8. A memorable night out

Drake Circus and The Barcode is home to a huge range of original ideas for Mother’s Day surprises: from a family day out of fun at Boom Battle Bar and Paradise Island Adventure Golf to a slightly chicer evening with friends enjoying Spinners’ cocktails, bowling, virtual clay shooting and incredible menus. Book here.

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9. A classic trenchcoat

It’s transition season and the trenchcoat remains the go-to must-own for every wardrobe. Find this season’s most wanted styles at H&M and New Look.

 

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10. Flowers, roses and blooms

You can’t go wrong with a brightly coloured bunch of roses, peonies, spring tulips or fragrant lilies. Order for collection in person from Marks & Spencer and pick up some last-minute £10 prosecco while you’re there.

11. The trainers to own in 2024

Retro trainers are back in a big way with Adidas SL72 and the Samba OG going strong. See also Onitsuka Tiger Mexico 66, Nike Air Force 1s and Cortez, New Balance 576 and Converse Move. Head to schuh, Foot Locker and Footasylum.

12. Mother’s Day Sunday lunch

Organise a family together at Cosy Club, Brewdog and Zizzi. With kids’ menus and special Mother’s Day offers, book your table early. Finish a day to remember with waffles, ice cream or cake at Kaspa’s Desserts.

13. Lab-grown diamonds

Sustainable and forever, Pandora’s lab-grown diamond collection featuring 100% recycled silver and gold makes for an inspired Mother’s Day gift with beautiful rings, earrings and pendants.

 

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14. This season’s cute cardigan

Short, cropped, knitted and with thoughtful embellishment, the cardigan is back for spring. River Island’s stripe version (in this season’s vibrant red), Oliver Bonas’ chunky knits and Seasalt’s Fairisle designs lead the way.

 

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15. A delicious box of chocolates

Hotel Chocolat have beautiful spring yellow boxes of chocolates for Mother’s Day featuring champagne truffles and cherry delights (sign up to their loyalty app for discounts and points) or treat them to intense hot chocolates with The Velvetiser.

 

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16. Thoughtful tech for Mother’s Day

Want to upgrade her tech? For all the best wireless headphones and smartwatches (and expert insights on the best buys for you), head to Apple.

 

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17. A pampering beauty treatment

OK this is the real winner. Booking in a treatment or buying vouchers for a pamper of her choice is an absolutely foolproof present from Laser Clinics and Superdrug.

18. Breakfast in bed

Warm croissants, melon slices, doughnuts, good coffee, maybe a morning bellini… Plan the perfect wake-up present with Marks & Spencer and Krispy Kreme.

19. Casual & comfy

Laidback hoodie and jogger sets, athleisure, loungewear and matching family PJs are the ideal thoughtful gift at Next and Primark.

 

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20. A luxury candle

Find gorgeous candles at Rituals (especially for bathing sets of body oil and shower foam to match), Next and Oliver Bonas.

21. Mother’s Day menus

Book in for special menus and treats at Drake Circus and The Barcode’s restaurants by keeping an eye on our offers page.

22. A must-read book she can curl up with

For family drama and an uplifting story with hidden secrets, go for Lorraine Kelly’s bestselling The Island Swimmer or for an addictive twisting and turning thriller, choose The Fury by Alex Michaelides at Waterstones.

 

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23. Covetable homewares

Colours such as buttery yellow, Barbie pink and Mediterranean terracotta, gorgeous tablescaping, plenty of greenery and soft, tactile cushions are huge in interiors right now. Head to Next and Oliver Bonas for inspiration.

 

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24. Finally, your Mother’s Day cards

Don’t forget the essential cards from the kids with Clinton Cards.

From picking up presents to family days out together to celebrate mum, plan your trip to Drake Circus and The Barcode here.