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Five Mother’s Day gift ideas that aren’t flowers or chocolates

Our out-of-the-box gift ideas that’ll make this Mother’s Day her best one yet.


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Flowers and chocolates for Mother’s Day are both nice. But they’re not super original either. And once those pralines are gone, they’re gone. This year, why not treat your mum to a thoughtful present she can love for longer?

We reckon it’s the thought that counts. The thought to buy a great gift, that is. Stuck for what to get her? Why not check out our top five gift ideas guaranteed to make mum smile…

1. For workout mums…

A new watch is one thing, but one that’ll connect to her phone, track her fitness, follow her runs with GPS and even monitor her heart health? Well, that’s definitely a watch upgrade.

She’ll love being able to see texts and notifications on her wrist without needing to dig out her phone. Plus, customisable watch faces mean she can pick one she loves.

If you’re looking to narrow the search, the FITBIT Charge 5 fitness tracker is a solid choice. And it can be paired with wireless headphones and control her music with it too – perfect when she wants beats on the go!

2. For music loving mums…

If your mum has ever complained that she doesn’t get a moment’s peace to herself (just us?) then the noise-cancelling tech on these Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 are just the ticket.

Whether she’s into her podcasts or has a guilty pleasures playlist, she’ll love the rich sound quality on these deceptively small and light buds. They come sounding great out of the box – meaning that everything will sound its best without her needing to touch a button.

There’s also 5 hours of playback on a charge, or up to 20 hours of battery life if they’re popped in the charging case. Sounds good?

3. For stylish mums…

Why not make your mum look and feel amazing with some beauty treats? Even if she can’t pop to the salon for some pampering, you can help her do it at home.

A hamper with some at-home spa stuff, like face masks, a fancy scrub or bubble bath certainly wouldn’t go amiss. That way, she can put her feet up and really enjoy Mother’s Day. But if you want to go one better, Dyson can make that happen.

The DYSON Corrale Hair Straightener will get her salon results, minus the expensive blow-out at the hairdressers. And it’s simple to use. The flexing copper plates shape without using too much pressure or heat, preventing damage.

She gets stylish hair every day and you’ll be number one child. Win win!

4. For connected mums…

Instead of that weekly Sunday call, why not catch up with mum face-to-face?

Tablets can do pretty much everything bulkier laptops can, but in a much more portable form. She can keep up with what’s going on without squinting at a small screen or lose herself in a box set without squabbling over the TV remote.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 10.5" Tablet makes a super Mother’s Day gift. It’s Full HD screen, front and rear cameras and Quad speakers with Dolby Atmos are perfect for video call catch ups.

5. For hot chocolate lovers…

A box of chocolates is one thing, but velvety barista-style hot chocolates on demand? Now you’re talking.

The Velvetiser Hot Chocolate Machine is designed to serve hot chocolate at a cosy 68–70°C – the melting point for cacao butter. This gives every cup that smooth, creamy flavour that you just can’t beat.

And there’s no need to use a hob or microwave. Just pop in the ingredients and she’ll have a cup of lovely hot chocolate in 2.5 minutes. Plus, it’s non-stick so it’ll just need a rinse after.

The chocolate machine comes with two cups and 10 Hotel Chocolat sachets. So, she’ll have everything she needs!

If you want more in-depth info on any of these, you can pop in-store or chat to a tech expert via video call on ShopLive. They can even help you checkout online if you're having any issues.

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