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22 fabulous Mother’s Day gift ideas

The countdown to Mother's Day is on. Breathe deep, we've got gorgeous gifts (including local buys) for cool mamas. Or call it inspiration for yourself. Hint hint!

go for gold

They say gorgeous things come in small packages, which is certainly true of these gold-plated vermeil Amazonite earrings, from cult jewellery brand Missoma.

£85

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bottoms up!

With ingredients grown in the garden of the Amersham-based Kings Arms Hotel and foraged locally, Old Amersham Gin not only tastes divine, but the funky bottles are perfect fodder for a candle holder once you’ve quaffed the lot. Two gifts in one – result! Available from BeerGinVino in Haddenham.

£39.95

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burn baby burn

When it comes to gifting, a lovely candle is always a dead cert and we’ll be heading to Light Box Candles for ours. Available as a one-off box, or as a subscription, Light Box posts out a new handpicked candle each month. Candles are chosen for their gorgeous scent, long burn time (30-50 hours), and sustainability creds using natural wax and ingredients.

£19.99

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No. 1 fan

Tranquil English countryside meets tropical paradise on these stunning hand-painted watercolour silk fans, by Oxfordshire’s Alice Acreman. A beautiful accessory for spring, or statement wall hanging.

£38

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wild cat

She’ll never lose her purse again with this fuchsia and leopard number. Designed in Buckinghamshire, sustainable brand Nephele Bags uses leather off-cuts to create its bright handbags, accessories and purses, with each product totally unique.

£32

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hello hydration

Practical as well as fun, this washable stretchy water bottle sleeve from Wallingford’s Bottlesoc is perfect for staying hydrated on spring walks amongst the blossom. Each cover can also be personalised for FREE.

£15

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Pandora’s box

Jet setter? Available in several colours (we’re loving this minty green), this travel-sized jewellery box is a sweet alternative gift. Make it extra special with personalised initials.

£28

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homemaker

With locations in Henley and Marlow, lifestyle store Four State is a one-stop shop for stylish products that put the planet first, like this Oxford Stripe hammam throw made from 300 recycled plastic bottles.

£45

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crafty thing

What’s more charming than gifting an experience? Creative mamas, or those in need of a little mindfulness, will love the range of creative workshops on offer at Eden Shopping Centre in High Wycombe over 26-27 March. Take your pick from floristry, calligraphy, candle-making with The London Refinery, creating a terrarium, and more besides.

£17.50

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cool cashmere

Want to really treat mum this year? Then it has to be cashmere. Find this chic Bella Freud knit with her iconic 1970 motif at the new boutique opening soon at Bicester Village – for a fraction of the retail price.

£294 (RRP £420)

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oh la la!

French brand Sézane’s chic, minimal handbag designs are exquisitely made, with an emphasis on craftsmanship. Case in point, this natural raffia bucket bag that’s ideal for spring jaunts (and borrowing for yourself!).

£125

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morning wake up

Busy mama? This speedy three-step morning set from Next Beauty’s brand new WOAH range is a winner with caffeine, Vitamin C, hyaluronic acid and inviting peach packaging.

£40

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cosy toes

Treat her feet to a pair of super-soft cashmere socks from The White Company – we love this pretty pastel blue.

£36

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pure bliss

This isn’t just a facial, this is a Muddy Award-winning facial. Bodhi Tree Spa in Chalfont St Peter has loads of treatments that’ll leave her relaxed and refreshed including the Elemis Superfood facial, finished off with a micro-circulatory massage. I feel a mother and daughter spa day coming on…

From £50

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hello sunshine

Put a spring in her step and up her sartorial style creds with this chic pair of sneakers from French girl favourite Veja in sunny yellow.

£120

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heaven scent

A diffuser that looks as good as it smells? Meet the Wellbeing Pod by NEOM, complete with low-energy LED light and timer. Each pod also comes with two free essential oils (we like the sound of the Orange Blossom & Neroli, part of the Scent to Make You Happy range).

From £95

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Nailed it

Treat mum to a properly pampering manicure: the sort of simply special thing you don’t get around to doing often enough. We think the sleekly minimalist, professional space of ERA in Thame is the perfect place for it — totally relaxing, especially if you spring for the luxury option. (And hey, she did birth you.)

From £30

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love u

Say how you feel with this playful print from brilliant Buckinghamshire business Burnt Peach, available in six bright colourways.

From £10

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around the world

A coffee table book makes a lovely unusual gift and is something she probably wouldn’t buy herself. This beauty takes you on an escapist tour of 25 beautiful destinations across six continents, with 250 full colour photographs inside. Available from Haddenham-based Scandi lifestyle store and café, NORSK.
£30

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plant parent

Leave boring old flowers for your siblings (ha!) and get her this totally chic watering can instead. From Oliver Bonas, it’s both practical and a sideboard statement.

£17.50

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she’s electric

Brighten up her wardrobe for spring with this bold floral print kimono from Amersham’s coolest indie boutique, Fabric, that can be styled with jeans and a t-shirt or thrown on as chic loungewear.

£85

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sweet treat

Chocolates are a classic for a reason – and this box of 16 truffle hearts is a no-brainer with rich hazelnut praline and smooth salted caramel. Head to the store in Oxford to shop (and snack).

£14.99

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