The Perfect Mother's Day Gift for Every Type of Mum

From Mother’s Day flowers to hardy houseplants and artisan hampers, there’s something fabulous for every type of mum in our extensive, eclectic range.

But choosing the right gift can be a minefield, especially given how important it is to show such a special somone how much you love and care. That’s why the team at Appleyard HQ have put together a failsafe gift guide so you can find the perfect present to spoil your mum with come Mothering Sunday.

From the classy mum to the chocoholic, the green-fingered to the gourmet, here’s what to buy your leading lady this Mother’s Day:

The girly girl

Pink flowers might not be for everyone, but they’re among our favourites. So if Mum’s also fan of all things pink, rest assured that there are myriad bouquets with her name on it in our collection (you can’t go wrong with Rose Pearl). From pink roses and pink lilies to a twin-stemmed pink orchid in a pot, it’s easy to make a girly girl happy. Of course, there’s also always pink fizz… 

The statement maker

If your mum likes to make a statement with her flowers, displaying them in prime position in her home, then look to orchids (this one’s a towering majesty), calla lilies, and oriental lilies for a show-stopping surprise. 

Our opulent Afternoon Tea arrangement, brimming like a freshly poured cuppa with magenta calla lilies, cerise roses and candy floss chrysanthemums, will catch the eye of even the most discerning guests. For something slightly subtler yet still impactful, consider the pink cymbidium orchids and ethereal oriental lilies of our Cottage Garden bouquet.

The spring lover

If your mum is overjoyed that spring is finally in the air, there’s no better bunch of blooms than our cheery Springtime Tulips in sunny yellow, pastel pink and pure white. Our Spring Edit celebrates the colours and uplifting mood of the new season, so you can look forward to brightening Mum’s day. Daffodils, hyacinths and even the long-awaited return of our fluffy pink peonies at at your service.  

The chocoholic

Many of our stunning bouquets can be paired with a chic box of 12 chocolate truffles, lovingly made in Winchester. But if your mum is the biggest chocoholic you know, then our Chocolate Indulgence hamper will impress her even more. It includes Popcorn Shed chocolate caramel popcorn, three bars of Firetree’s rich volcanic chocolate and some Seggiano’s organic hazelnut and cacao spread for her to slather over toast. Oh and the aforementioned truffles, naturally.

Chocoholics can also celebrate in style with our indulgent alcohol and chocolate gift sets, featuring our tempting truffles paired with a selection of the finest wines, champagnes, and spirits.

The gourmet

Foodie mums are a breeze to buy for, because you know exactly what will tickle their fancy. From scrumptious savouries to sweet treats, our range of artisan hampers are sure to delight any gourmet’s taste buds. Perhaps you’d like to spoil Mum with an at-home afternoon tea, featuring Tuscan-made amaretti biscuits, British cheddar crackers, quaffable champagne and much more? 

The classy one

Some mums are that little bit harder to please, so if yours is as elegant and sophisticated as they come, and only the best will do, head for our luxurious Couture Collection. Our pick of the bunch is the gorgeous Rose Pearl bouquet, featuring cerise and baby pink roses, backed up by daisies, lisianthus, veronica and eryngium. Or, plump for Purity if her preferred palette features creams and whites.

Chances are, your discerning mum is also expecting something to toast her with, so consider one of our luxury hampers, too. Our Moët and handmade chocolate truffles bundle should secure you a place in her good books. Or if only the finest gift will do, there’s always our vintage Dom Pérignon?

The flower arranger

Flower arranging is a fun, relaxing pastime that many mums enjoy, making our Mother’s Day flower subscription the gift that keeps on giving. It begins with our Mother's Day Blossom bouquet, brimming with fragrant blue hyacinths, lilac roses, purple tulips and white spray carnations, before continuing for three, six, 12 months or indefinitely. The first delivery can be arranged for Mother’s Day itself, and each box comes with a tailored guide from our florist to help Mum make the most of her stems.

The cheese fiend

Cheese, glorious cheese; it’s a creamy indulgence that many of us turn to for a pick-me-up, or to share with friends by the fire. Our cheese and port hampers (choose from classic or build your own) come with a trio of cracking cheese from the Chuckling Cheese Company, rye and buttermilk snap crackers, red onion marmalade and a bottle of rich, fruity port to wash it all down. If you’re extra nice to Mum, maybe she’ll offer you a nibble?

The gardener

If your mum loves nothing more than pottering around the garden, then our whimsical English Garden bouquet is sure to bring a huge smile to her face. Part of our Couture Collection of the finest flowers, it features pink roses, cherry blossom, sweet Williams, deep purple veronica and green carnations. 

The plant lover

Does your mum always have her mini watering can and mister at the ready? Is she a strong believer in ‘bringing the outside in’? If so, then our plant subscription is her green-fingered dream come true. Starting with the hardy, glossy-leafed ZZ plant, she’ll  receive a new plant delivery every month, starting on Mother’s Day if you wish. Or, gift her an olive tree to tend to lovingly for years to come.

The romantic

Red roses aren’t only for Valentine’s Day, you know, which is why our Mother’s Day range proudly features our ever-popular 100 Luxury Red Roses. The definition of opulence, they’re sure to impress mums who relish romance, no matter the occasion.

The first-timer

If a friend or relative is celebrating their first Mother’s Day, consider including a cuddly surprise for the newborn apple of their eye. Our baby gifts pair gorgeous bouquets for Mum with oh-so-snuggly Jellycat bunnies and puppies for baby. Some also feature their favourite tipple, artisan choccies and/or a relaxing Neom candle. They’ll be so overjoyed, they’ll temporarily forget how tired they are.

The oenophile

If relaxing at the end of a long day with a large glass of fine wine is how your mum likes to live, then its our Luxury Booze Collection that will let her know you love her this Mother’s Day. Stylishly packaged in our iconic jute bag, this hedonistic gift not only features luxury champagne, red wine and port, but also two single-serve cocktails. If Mum is more of a rosé or prosecco girl, fear not: there are plenty of options coupled with either chocolates, flowers or both. Build your perfect gift set and make her day.

The colour lover

If your mum’s motto is that ‘you can never have enough colour’, or flowers, then you’ll need one of our boldest, brightest bouquets. Make the riotious Mardi Gras your first choice — it’s a carnival of pink, orange and green blooms, including lilies, roses and chrysanthemums. Or, for a unique gift that out-there mums will love, our Rainbow Roses will look eyecatching on any table.

The social butterfly

If you can’t be with your mum this Mother’s Day, perhaps because she lives a long way away or has social plans that mean she’ll be out all day, give our letterbox flowers the call-up. The joy with these is that there’s no need for the recipient to be at home when they arrive, and no risk of your fancy bouquet being left out in the rain. Once Mum returns, however late that may be, she’ll be met with a floral surprise as soon as she opens the door.

Make your mum feel lucky and loved with our magnificent range of Mother’s Day flowers. Buy two or more bouquets to save £15, using our Mother’s Day deal, and make your grandmother, step-mum or mother-in-law happy too.

Use discount code FDGIFT20 for 20% off all full priced bouquets at Appleyard London. Excludes delivery charges & add-on gifts, subscriptions, hampers, and alcohol