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Flowers, chocolates, bath products - these are all lovely, appropriate Mother’s Day gifts, ones we wouldn’t judge you for opting for.
But a thoughtfully selected piece of jewellery is a Mothering Sunday present your mum can wear for years to come, always with the knowledge that it was given to her as a gesture of thanks.
Choose wisely and it will show you pay attention to her personality and taste, too - how better to make her feel treasured?
That said - how to choose something she’ll genuinely love?
What jewellery should I choose?
Choosing jewellery for someone else may initially seem daunting, but it’s simply a question of paying a little bit of attention to what type of adornments she already wears.
Never seen her wear a bracelet? It’s likely she doesn’t like having anything on her wrist - opt for a necklace or earrings instead.
Does she wear the same necklace everyday? Don’t try to replace what clearly has sentimental value to her - try a pair of earrings instead.
A sneaky peek in your mum’s jewellery box can be a great way of getting an idea what style of jewellery she prefers.
You’ll be able to spy quite quickly where her preferences lie. Gold or silver? Chunky, colourful necklaces or elegant, slinky pieces? Big ol’ bling or understated pieces? Vintage or contemporary style?
Take note of the colour, shape, size of pieces she has (and note if you’ve seen her wear them - if you’ve never seen the jewellery on, it may be a misjudged gift). By a spot of reconnaissance, you should have a clearer idea of what the lady loves.
We have to say, as well, that personalisation can always help tug on the heart-strings. A locket containing a picture of the pair of you? That’s going to be treasured. Something engraved with meaningful words or dates? Swoon.
When is Mother’s Day in the UK?
In the UK, Mother’s Day falls on Sunday 27 March this year.
What other gifts can I buy for mum this year?
We have a lovely list of best personalised, cheap and unique presents for more gift inspiration.
If you have a beauty-loving mum, take a look at the LookFantastic limited edition Mother’s Day box.
There’s also the M&S family dine-in deal 2022, which will feed mum and three other people, or one of these gorgeous afternoon teas from online stores and UK supermarkets.
We adore these Mother’s Day gift hampers.
First Mother’s Day? choose from one of these great gift ideas for new mums.
Where can I buy a card for my mum?
After a thoughtful card? There are excellent choices available from Moonpig, Card Factory, Paperchase, Marks and Spencer, Clintons, Getting Personal and Not On the High Street - including personalised cards.
A matching jewellery set feels especially generous, this one from Pandora is gorgeous.
It’s a sterling silver necklace, with a sweet heart-shaped pendant cut from cubic zirconia and surrounded by even more sparkling zirconias on the chain.
The earring studs it is paired are matching hearts.
This gorgeous gift set contains three silver-plated bracelets, decorated with dainty hearts and delicate engraving.
One reads ‘wonderful mum’, while the two others contain sweet heart charms. They’re elegant and understated, but heartfelt.
Presented on a soft suedette pillow, ready to be gifted.
After something unusual and beautiful? This is a lovely choice.
A gold-plated necklace, the central pendant has real pressed blooms encased in a clear setting, like a gorgeous meadow. You can personalise it with your mother’s initials, too.
Available in gold plate or upgrade your chain to 14k Gold Fill for an additional £14.
A heart-shaped pendant, this elegant yet meaningful necklace can be customised to feature the names and birthstones of the members of your family.
Add up to six engraved names and birthstones
Choose from four materials for the necklace too; 925 sterling silver, gold plating, rose gold plating or gold vermeil.
Prices start at £59.50, depending on what customisation you choose.
A sweet bracelet rendered in trendy rose gold. This delicate piece features a floral design, with a Mother of Pearl at the flower’s centre.
Fully adjustable, it’s an elegant bracelet presented in a Buckley London gift box. Great if she likes her jewellery refined.
A brilliant necklace for a brilliant mum.
This beautiful necklace is styled to look like a crescent moon curled around the earth. The pendant holds cubic zirconia stones and is engraved with the words ‘mum in a million’.
For an additional £4.95, you can add a personal message on the back of the necklace too.
The two star charms on this necklace, one larger and made of sterling silver and one smaller made of gold vermeil, are designed to be symbolic of your and your mum.
If you have siblings you can also choose to add extra star charms to represent them and your family bond too.
Available in 3 chain lengths of 18”, 20” and 26”, this silver necklace is presented in a gift box so it’s ready to give to mum.
Complete the set with the matching gold bracelet and matching gold stud earrings.
Best of all, Muru are donating 10% of the money spent on products from their Mother’s Day edit to MumsAid, a charity who provide support for pregnant women and new mothers.