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The Perfect Gifts for Mother's Day

Posted on 22 Mar 2019

From fashionistas to dog lovers we’ve got something for all mums this year in our Mother’s Day gift guide.

Mother’s Day is fast approaching so we’ve put together a little guide to help you find the perfect gift for your mum in time for Mother’s Day.

Mums Who like to Say It with Flowers
Remarkable Plants That Shape Our World

‘This beautifully illustrated, insightful and well-pitched book will make the ideal gift for plant-obsessed readers’ The English Garden

This is book is a glorious celebration of the beautiful plants that shape our world, filled with detailed illustrations from the collections of Kew Gardens. As well as the hardback book the illustrations also decorate the pages of the A6 notebooks, Five-Year Journal and the Postcard Set pictured above.

Mums Who Love Art
Artrage! The Story of the BritArt Revolution

Elizabeth Fullerton’s book captures the definitive years of the Young British Artists that had a profound impact on the art scene and on public consciousness, an impact that continues to be felt today. Drawing on 50 exclusive interviews from artists such as Damien Hirst, Sarah Lucas and Rachel Whiteread, we hear the remarkable story of how group of rebellious art students transformed the art establishment forever.

Mums with an Eye for Photography
Tim Walker: Story Teller

‘A book for anyone who has a sense of wonder and a belief that to be dazzled is to be enhanced’ Sunday Times

In this book, one of the most visually exciting photographers of our times turns fashion stories into fairy tales. In Tim Walker’s pursuit for the perfect no demand appears too unreasonable and no scenario too outlandish, creating a world of grandeur mixed with romanticism. The book features stunning work with some of the biggest names in contemporary culture, such as Alexander McQueen and Helena Bonham Carter.

Fashionista Mums
Louis Vuitton Catwalk

‘The go-to for all things Vuitton’ Tatler

 This cloth bound collection makes the perfect gift for fashion lovers, showcasing hundreds of spectacular clothes, details, accessories, looks and set designs. Opening with a history of the house and its creative directors, the book goes on to explore the collections chronologically and comprehensively. Each collection is introduced by a short text unveiling its influences and highlights, and illustrated with carefully curated catwalk images.

Mums Who Are Foodies
Herbarium: Reference Cards

‘A modern take on a compendium: fresh graphics, with interesting facts and practical tips’ Sunday Times

This beautifully boxed collection is ideal for those with a refined pallet looking to explore new flavours. The reference cards feature 100 herbs, each card features interesting facts on how to grow each herb, what foods go well with each, recipes to try and health benefits.

For the Masters of Decor
Creative Living: London

‘Packed with ideas you’ll want to steal’ Grand Designs

Creative Living London is an exclusive peek inside the personal spaces of the city’s most ingenious talents. Designers, stylists and other artists from across the globe give us a tour of their London homes.

For Mums Who Love Architecture
ArchiPops

Each of the notecards in this collection features a different pop-up design of a modern building, with interesting facts, presented in a souvenir box. The collection features buildings such as the Guggenheim Museum, New York; the Pompidou Centre, Paris; Bauhaus, Dessau, Germany; Sydney Opera House and more.

For the History Buff Mum
History Day by Day

Peter Furtado’s title ties every day in the year to a momentous occasion in history, brining it to life with eyewitness accounts. Every day brings a new voice, from Joan of Arc to JFK, discussing battles, treaties, revolutions and discoveries. For example, did you know that on Mother’s Day 1959 The Dali Lama escaped to India to from Chinese-ruled Tibet?

Mums Who Enjoy Cosy Crafternoons
Paper Crafts

Published in association with the V&A, this is the modern maker’s guide to decorative paper-led traditions from around the world. Each step-by-step project, inspired by the V&A’s collections, takes a cue from a different tradition such as origami, quilling and fan-making. It goes perfectly with a cup of tea on a cosy Crafternoon.

For Pet Loving Mums
David Hockney’s Dog Days

‘A charming collection … an essential book for the dachshund or Hockney lover’ Mail on Sunday

‘From September 1993, I painted and drew my dogs. This took a certain amount of planning, since dogs are generally not interested in Art (I say generally only because I have now come across a singing dog. Food and love dominate their lives.’

David Hockney introduces his two dachshunds, Stanley and Boodgie, in this delightful collection. The paintings and drawings are characteristic of Hockney’s eye for colour and his accompanying text gives us a glimpse of how to work with models who don’t necessarily want to sit still.