It’s been a funny old year, and most of us have seen less of our family than ever before. You may not be able to see your mother in person this year, so we’ve put together a selection of thoughtful, personalised gifts that can be sent by post so she’ll know you’re thinking of her.
1. Copper trowel and fork set, Treat Republic
Gardening couldn’t get any more chic with this luxe trowel and fork set. The solid ash handles which are designed with a slight curve for extra comfort, and the tool itself is made from copper has been favoured by gardeners for many years for its benefits for improving soil. The trowel has been marked in centimetres and inches to help you plant at the correct depth. The handles of both fork and trowel can be personalised with the recipient’s name. £45.99, available from Treat Republic.
2. Rose gold glass trinket box, Prezzybox
This glass trinket box has a rose gold edge and a mirrored bottom, perfect for jewellery or other small items. The top of the glass lid can be personalised with a message of your choice up to 30 characters, to show your mum you’re thinking of her. £24.99, available from Prezzybox.
3. Vintage cake fork and tea plate gift set, Vintage Candy
This vintage gift set includes a personalised silver plated vintage cake fork and a vintage bone china tea plate wrapped in tissue and ribbon and presented in a pretty box, perfect for any cake lover. The vintage cake fork is genuine vintage silver plate and is hand stamped with your own personal message of up to 18 characters. £35, available from Vintage Candy.
4. Kew gardener’s bag, Initially London
The monogrammed Kew gardener’s bag is the perfect gift for an avid gardener, though this bag is equally useful for tools, art supplies, baking equipment, kids’ toys, sewing essentials and more. It comes in two colours and finishes: olive green heavyweight canvas and slate grey waxed canvas, and has eight deep pockets, three on each side and one on each end, for trowels, gloves, secateurs, ties, bottles and more. It can be personalised with the gardener’s name or a logo embroidered on the front, and costs £70 from Initially London.
5. Scallop stripe storage basket, Tori Murphy
The simple scallop stripe basket will make a stylish addition to your home and will suit classic or contemporary interiors. It can be used to tidy away bric a brac, head off to the market, organise the laundry room or as a log baskets amongst many other things, and is available in a choice of three colours and two sizes. Prices start at £51 including personalisation with initials, from Tori Murphy.
6. Vintage illustration collage, Rocket Jack
Add your favourite photo to this personalised collage print to create a unique piece of art as the perfect gift. Simply send in your favourite photo and the Rocket Jack designers will create the collage. Available in different sizes, prices start at £26.
7. Embroidered ‘word of the year’ art, Laced Wing Designs
Celebrate the word of your choice, such as ‘love’, ‘family’ or ‘togetherness’ by having it embroidered so that you can see it every day. Embroidered onto a white fabric base with contrasting grey thread, embellished with flower appliques and hand-stitched French knots and set into a 5-inch embroidery hoop ready to display on a shelf or on the wall, it costs £21.95 from Laced Wing Designs at And So To Shop.
8. Colourspot illustration A4 print, Lottie and Lyla
Have a bespoke illustration created of up to five people. It can all be done from separate photos so you don’t need to start with a photo of everyone together – useful at the moment! The artist also offers free personalisation such as names, dates or quotes. Prices range from £16 to £48, depending on how many people you’d like included. Available from Lottie and Lyla via And So To Shop.
9. Child’s drawing candle, My Homemade
This one is a stroke of genius, perfect for mums who aren’t able to see grandchildren at the moment. You can get your children involved in making a special drawing (that should keep them quiet for 10 minutes or so!), then just scan it and email it in to have it transferred onto a candle. Candles are available in standard wax or LED versions, prices start at £11 from My Homemade.
10. Refresh and renew gift box, Amala Curations
This Refresh and Renew luxury ethical gift box contains detox bath salts by Verdant Alchemy, green clay and lemon mask and scrub set by Casa Mencarelli, Feel New organic tea, seed paper gift note and a cotton cloth and dried florals. Each box includes a personalised, hand-written note on seed paper, which will bloom into flowers when planted. £58, available from Amala Curations.
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