Birthday Presents for Mums: Top Picks

It was my mum’s birthday not long ago. She’s the type of mum who loves gifts that mean something; she definitely isn’t the materialistic type. So, instead of giving her the requisite flowers and perfume, I opted for something different. Something personalised, in fact.

Customising presents for people is becoming something of a phenomenon. In fact, there are hundreds of businesses selling personalised birthday gifts for mums, dads, grandmothers, and just about every person on your list.

Seeking birthday presents for mums is a tad tricky, wouldn’t you agree? My own mum has just about everything under the sun, from kitchen accessories to jewellery, and if she gets another plant or cook book, she’ll actually scream. So what on earth do you buy these hard-to-buy-for beings that we call mums?

In my opinion, the best birthday present ideas for mums are those that come straight from the heart, namely gifts that can be personalised. Basically, chaps and chappesses, you can add your dear ole’ mum’s name together with a thoughtful message to everything from luxury bottles of champagne to personalised calendars and mugs.

Based on my own experience of choosing a birthday present for mum, I can safely say things like bath stuff and Jamie Oliver cook books lack originality and thought. My advice? Just don’t go there. Go for something unique, something a bit off the beaten track, something special… you get the picture. So, this year, I settled on a silver pendant engraved with my mum’s initials. She was chuffed to bits! And yup, she wears it all the time.

Engraved jewellery makes perhaps one of the most inimitable, thoughtful birthday presents mums, young or old, could ask for.

Here are just a few of the très magnifique personalised birthday present ideas for mums…

  • Personalised pamper hampers – a wicker basket containing everything needed to relax, refresh and rejuvenate, including sparkling rosé wine and an assortment of deluxe bath accessories
  • ‘Best Mum’ personalised newspaper – an article written by a professional writer all about how your mum scooped the ‘Top Mum Award’
  • Engraved silver frames – a beautiful photo frame engraved with her name, a date or special message
  • Spoof ‘Food’ magazine – no one can cook like Mum, so tell her with a personalised spoof
  • Personalised notebooks – perfect for the ‘fashionista’ mum. Personalise the cover with her name and the inside cover with a special message.
  • ‘Best Mum’ personalised calendar – see Mum’s name cleverly embedded in 12 gorgeous photos for every month – a gift guaranteed to make her smile all year round
  • Original newspapers – let Mum take a trip down memory lane by giving her a genuine paper from a special date of your choice
  • Personalised sparkling roséwine – what Mum wouldn’t appreciate a bottle of sparkling rosé wine? Especially one featuring her name on the bottle label!
  • Personalised chocolate bars – a truly sweet treat for your doting mum
  • Engraved wine and spirit gift sets -let Mum enjoy her favourite tipple in a personalised engraved glass. Ooh la la!

Impressed? Feeling a bit more inspired? Those, ladies and gents, are just a handful of the amazing mum birthday present ideas you can get your mitts on. So what are you waiting for? Get yourself online and trawl the net now for a great gift she’ll never forget.