Gifts To Claim You Thought Of: Screen Mums Edition
With Mother’s Day around the corner, let The Go-To make lightwork of delighting the maternal figure in your life. Taking our lead from the most iconic mums ever seen on screen, we’ve rounded up a host of thoughtful, unexpected gifts for that special someone in your life. Whether yours is the last one standing at any party or tied to her desk, leans towards impossible-to-please or seems to already have it all, here you’ll find a little something to make her smile.
The Impossible-To-Please Mum
MIRANDA PRIESTLY - THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA
The mum everyone wants to be, give The Impossible-To-Please Mum’s devotees something to lust after with ToutiBo’s Ella bracelet. Named for the little girl who inspired it, this delicate contemporary chain is crafted from 14ct gold and detailed with a diamond-set initial of your choice. Know an impossible-to-please mum with an impossibly-spoilt baby? Forge an early bond with this ultimate insider and present her newborn with the brand’s baby bracelet - a matching set for mummy and her mini-me that will warm the hardest-to-please heart.
Completely unique, just like her, gift mum a one-off Monopoly board game with custom cards, title deeds, board and box. Appeal to her most narcissistic tendencies with a game board personalised with her image - choose a favourite photo and let The Dice Guys’ designers create a player based on it. With unrivalled tenacity at work and at play, see if mum can also corner the market at home.
Gift mum something that money can’t buy and remind her just how much you love her with Joanna Ling’s Amour Wave Bowl - a graceful way for her to display jewellery, knick-knacks or any small gifts that haven’t quite met the mark when the benefactors visit. Every piece is handmade by the artist and therefore as unique as the love between you and your mum - feel free to steal that for the card.
Bespoke Crest Plate Set
KRIS JENNER - KEEPING UP WITH THE KARDASHIANS
This busy, always-hustling mum makes sure to cut to the chase. Speak her language with a Candlols vegan, scented candle. Emblazoned with lighthearted messages in unmissable bold fonts, we love this ‘YOU’VE DONE A GREAT JOB RAISING YOUR CHILDREN AND HUSBAND’ candle gifted to an underappreciated and overworked mum.
If your mum spends all day scribbling notes, she should do it on something pretty. Memo Press’s exceptionally beautiful writing paper comes in a choice of ten whimsical house colours, keeping her image flawless from-outfit-to-accessory at every meeting. Personalise it to your mum’s discerning taste with a hand-calligraphed monogram in a pretty, contrasting hue for a thoughtful touch.
You can’t go wrong with Candlehand’s Peace candle in vibrant green; the colour of prosperity, balance and freshness. Pop it on mum’s desk and let her express her emotions to unexpecting employees by flashing the Vs or sharing a peace sign depending on mood. An eternal conversation starter, it’ll add a spot of humour to that desk she’s tied to.
You’ve Done a Great Job Raising Your Children and Husband Candle
Personalised Writing Paper in Lake
Yellow Gold Eye Emerald Earrings
Cosmos Art Print
The "Don't Call Me Mum" Mum
JUNE GEORGE - MEAN GIRLS
This hot mum can always keep up with you and your friends - the only problem is getting her to leave. Tell her what she already knows with this hot water bottle by Pickles Knitwear. Knitted in London from buttery soft Scottish wool, it reads ‘I THINK YOU‘RE HOT’. Detailed with red intarsia script across baby pink knit, this is a cool colour combo that never fails to please.
Expel any lingering evidence of last night’s excess with Cardsome’s Happy Hangover matches and a luxurious scented candle. Embossed with a Bloody Mary recipe in glittering gold script, these extra-large matches will glam up any nightstand. This vegan, scented candle from Candlols reads ‘THANK YOU FOR FUNDING MY LIFESTYLE’ - the perfect way to thank her for always knowing the importance of the little things.
Don’t call her mum, call her ‘Mrs’. Handmade in Spain and embroidered with playful imagery across woven uppers, Calitas’ luxurious, irreverent mules can be customised to the client. Ask the brand to embroider them with whatever title your mum is happy for the world to see (perhaps don’t choose ‘grandma’).
All of mum’s friends know she’s the life of the party so why not warn strangers too? The Refined Spirit’s Bloody Mary cap is crafted from luxe cotton twill embroidered with a playful graphic of her favourite hangover cure. An added bonus? It lets the waiter know to start mixing one as soon as she arrives at brunch.
I Think You're Hot Hot Water Bottle
Candy Rainbow Beaded Bracelet
Thank You For Funding My Lifestyle Candle
Just A Girl Who Loves Margaritas Cap
The Has It All Mum
LILY VAN DER WOODSEN - GOSSIP GIRL
The Has it All Mum can never have enough jewellery - just ask her third husband. TOUTI BO’s initial ring is crafted from 14ct yellow gold and sprinkled with natural diamonds in a highly contemporary, stacked form. A thoughtful way to put a personal touch on the decadence you know she loves.
A person can never have enough cushions. Add to mum’s collection with Pickles Knitwear’s Love At First Sight cushion. Woven in London from soft Scottish wool, the crimson lip-shaped slogan adds a hint of ‘70s cool to any room - the finishing touch to a snuggly, piled-high sofa or romantic bed curation.
The woman who has everything needs a way to say thank you for it all, so what better gift than Memo Press’s refined note cards. Detailed with calligraphy and the wording of your choice, it’s up to you if she sends all future thank yous care of ‘World’s Best Mum’. Choose her favourite colour from ten pretty House tones and you can’t go wrong.
She had it all, then she had you and she truly had everything. Remind her that you’re the original light of her life with a Candlols candle with ‘I AM THE LIGHT OF YOUR LIFE’ slogan. Vegan wax means a clean, long burn and a choice of enigmatic scents mean you’ll be on her mind all day. Fake that laundry day smell whilst everything’s at the dry cleaner with the brand’s refreshing Fresh Laundry scent.
Having it all means having a lot to remember. Joanna Ling’s ceramic place cards are handmade in her London garden studio. Certain to elevate any table setting, add guests’ monikers in elegant scrawl alongside memory-jogging doodles and she’ll never need to remember a name again. Stylish from top to bottom, for this mum, it’s all in the details - we love the hand-drawn scallop borders on each place card. Our one tip? Double-check the registry for her next wedding before buying anything.
White Gold Diamond Letter Ring
Personalised Note Cards in Russet
Brass Cocktail Coasters
Words by Harriet May de Vere