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10 of the Best Unexpected Mother’s Day Gifts

Say thank you to that special person who looks after you (a lot) whatever age you are. Give her the best unexpected Mother’s Day Gift this Mother’s Day - 14th March (in case you were wondering). Mums that have perhaps frazzled themselves home-schooling you, mums who you haven’t been able to see in some time and dads who are mums as well as dads. Great mums come in many forms and they deserve a lovely nod of gratitude this year. So don’t gift her the usual flowers and chocolates this Mother’s Day. Think outside the box. Well actually, flowers and chocolates still work but here’s some of our favourite more quirky thank you gifts in our round-up of the
best unexpected Mother's Day gifts.

One of our best unexpected Mother's Day gifts - Dachshund Salt & Pepper Shakers!
Quail Ceramics Dachshund Salt & Pepper Shakers, £27.95

Dashing Dog Cruets

Well hello gift that they never knew they needed but will never forget, ever. This pair of salt and pepper cuties will be a table talking point for years to come. Quail’s menagerie of animal designs, from budgie bud vases to chick egg cups, are now a firm RY favourite. Quail Ceramics Dachshund Salt and Pepper Shakers, £27.95, are case in point. Too cute.

Adore The Bottled Baking Company - so will mum. Especially this new Eggcellent Mini Egg Cookie Mix.
The Bottled Baking Co. Eggcellent Mini Egg Cookie Mix, £12.95

Love All Bottled Up

It’s no surprise that The Bottled Baking Company has just been awarded Gift of the Year 2021. We love them because you can achieve baking success, every time – without the faff. Perfect for making exciting not excruciating memories baking with kids. Now all our dreams have come true – in the form of the Eggcellent Mini Egg Cookie Mix, £12.95.

Archivist Multi-coloured matches
Archivist Muli-coloured Matches, £12.95

Light Up Her Life

This little glass bottle of colourful matches is a lovely wee gift and (very useful) home décor addition. If your mum is a candle lover then she needs these Archivist Coloured Matches, £12.95, in her life. They will pull together any colour scheme by looking gorgeous on a mantelpiece or shelf.

Chocolate & Wine Lovers Hamper at Restoration Yard
Chocolate & Wine Lovers Hamper, £55.00

Heavenly Hamper

Our hampers are a sure-fire way to say just how much you appreciate the mum in your life. We love them all including our Love of Tea Hamper, £55.00, and our Love of Coffee Hamper, £55.00. But most of all we adore, the indulgent Chocolate & Wine Lovers Hamper, £55.00, and we reckon your mum will too.

Voluspa's Noir Crisp Two Wick Candle is an inspired unexpected Mother's Day gift
Voluspa Noir Crisp Champagne two-wick Candle, £28.95

A Scent of Bubbly

Champagne but not as you know it! We think mums will adore being gifted a little slice of a champagne lifestyle in the form of this Voluspa Noir Crisp Champagne Two Wick Tin Candle, £28.95, with its notes of sparkling brut champagne, vanilla and barrel oak all in a delightful designed tin.

Heathcote & Ivory Sara Miller Eye Mask is a sleep time indulgence that says you love her this Mother's Day.
Heathcote & Ivory Sara Miller Eye Mask, £29.95

The Gift of Sleep

Gift her some luxurious me-time with this luxurious Heathcote & Ivory Sara Miller Eye Mask, £29.95. The beautiful silky bird print is lush and the silk fabric helps retain moisture around the delicate eye area during sleep. Grateful – she will be as she drifts off indulgently night after night.

A book for memory making - The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse.
The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse Book, £16.99

A Making Memories Book

This most beautiful kids’ book The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse, £16.99, is actually filled with life lessons for all ages. It’s been flying off our shelves. Mums of all ages will enjoy it as a read for themselves but we like it even more for special bedtime stories with the littles. These four unlikely friends share wonderful concepts for dealing with difficult feelings and the drawings exquisitely depict those too. A book to love forever.

One of our best unexpected Mother's Day gifts - a useful Roka London bag
Roka London Bantry C Medium Backpack, £55.00

The Bag of Dreams

Busy mums (and dads) need a bag that works hard and looks good. Our Roka London bags tick those boxes, easily. These handy bags are an RY team favourite as we can fit laptops, cameras, files and all sorts of other vitals in these functional backpacks. All their useful yet stylish backpacks come in an array of colours, but we especially love this it in this pretty shade Roka London Bantry C Medium Mint Backpack, £55.00. Get it before it goes!

Glutenous Gardener Victorian Flowers Growbar is the gift that keeps on giving
Glutenous Gardener Victorian Flowers Growbar, £12.00

Seeds of Love

So she (or he) loves flowers This Glutenous Gardener Victorian Flowers Growbar, £12.00,  is the perfect thoughtful little gift. Everything they need in one little bar and they last so much longer than cut flowers. A few weeks of watering will see seedlings with leaves, soon to become abundant fragrant foliage. They love to be outside in the garden but can also grow in containers on a balcony or patio.

Restoration Yard Beauty & Wellness Collection Rose Garden Bath Oil is one of our best unexpected Mother's Day gifts
Restoration Yard Rose Garden Bath Oil, £19.95

Blissful Bathtime

Has mum been spending more time in the bath during lockdown? Yes, perhaps it's her one indulgence. Make it even more blissful with our beautiful Restoration Yard Rose Garden Bath Oil, £19.95. Inspired by some of the beautiful roses in Restoration Yard's home, Dalkeith Country Park, it is a sensual blend of rose with sweet orange, vanilla and cinnamon. 100% natural too!

Inspired by our round-up of our best unexpected Mother's Day gifts? Head over to our online store for more wonderful unusual ideas. You'll also find our Gifts For Her and our Gifts For Him are filled with ideas for those mums
(and dads who are mums too)!