5 Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

An old saying states, “A man’s work is from sun to sun, but a mother’s work is never done” and this quote is highly appropriate in the lead up to Mother’s Day.

Mothers are no doubt some of the most unsung heroes of the modern world, and with that in mind, it is highly appropriate that a day is set aside where the focus is on them for a change.  With Mothering Sunday now firmly on the horizon, the time has come for you to grab your mum a gift to show her how much you appreciate her.

We tend to make a lot of packaging for Mother’s Day, and consequently we’re pretty well placed to explain what some of the most popular Mother’s Day gifts are.  Check out the top five (complete with some of the packaging we’ve made for these products):

1) Chocolate

Chocolate boxes
Chocolate boxes produced by GWD

Regina Brett once said, ‘when it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile’, and her feelings on the matter are shared by millions of people around the globe – most likely including the majority of mothers!

There’s a real sense of luxury in a perfectly arranged set of chocolates in a beautifully packaged box, and for that reason there are few better ways to show your appreciation for your mother’s tireless work than a beautiful box of luxury chocolates.

There may well be some detractors who say that a box of chocolates is a pretty boring present, and this is where it’s key to make sure you get something very special.  Buying her a tube of Smarties and a bar of Dairy Milk isn’t exactly going to excite her, so if you do go down the chocolate route, make sure you go for something that looks, feels and tastes like absolute luxury (much like the boxes pictured!).

2) Flowers

Flower boxes
Boxes produced for flowers by GWD

Again, we’re sticking with the tried and tested here, but a bunch of flowers is a great way to show your mum just how much you care.

For the added surprise factor why not get some flowers delivered straight to her door?  There are plenty of companies that will deliver flowers for you, and often they’ll offer a chocolate box as part of the bundle too!  The advantage of having flowers delivered to the door is that you’re more likely to get a luxury ‘flower box’ that holds the bouquet like the one pictured.

3) Cosmetics/Perfume

Cosmetic boxes
Bespoke boxes made for cosmetics by GWD

A fantastic way to reward your mother for all her hard work is with some of her favourite cosmetics or perfume.

Buying her favourite lipstick or perfume is not just a great way to treat her, but it also provides that personal touch that shows her that you’ve really thought this present through.

A tip with this one – make sure that you’re buying her something she either uses or something you have a strong suspicion that she likes – getting it wrong is an expensive mistake.

4) Champagne/Wine

Wine bottle box
Presentation boxes for fine wines and champagnes produced by GWD

There’s nothing quite like a nice bottle of bubbly or a lovely smooth red is there?  Whatever your mother’s tipple is, a nice bottle of something is a great Mother’s Day gift.

If you want to make it extra special, why not buy her bottle complete with its own presentation box?  One of the joys of receiving a gift is that first few seconds when you take in what someone has got you, so those finishing touches are well worth consideration.

5) Jewellery

Jewellery packaging
GWD-made boxes for jewellery

Again, I should issue caution – if you’re buying jewellery, make sure you have a good reason for thinking that your mum will like what you’ve got.  Maybe take a look in one of her well-thumbed magazines and see whether she’s turned the pages down on any jewellery pages, or ask family members if you’re not sure.


Noel Greenwood is the Managing Director of GWD Ltd, the designers and manufacturers of presentation and promotional packaging.  You can reach him on (01279) 416093 or at the company’s website: www.gwd.ltd.uk