The best gifts for Mum this Christmas

Show mum how much you care this Christmas with a top gift to help her relax and recharge, or make the most of her free time

The best gifts for Mum Christmas 2018

Whether your mum is always on the go because she loves to be or because she has to be, Christmas is the perfect time to help her recharge. We've compiled a selection of great gifts to help her do just that. 

For some mums that means putting on her comfy slippers and pyjamas and watching TV with a glass in hand, or glamming up for a big night out.

For other mums, the best Christmas gift will be something to help her let off some steam. We've included the new, stunning lavender Fitbit Charge 3 for the mum who loves to run, and the Bosch Easy Cut 12 if she's a dab hand at DIY.

Whatever it is that your mum loves to do, we're here to help you find the best gift to help do just that this Christmas.

Best gift for mum: Apple iPad (2018)

Apple iPad (2018)

The ultimate "me time" tablet

Reasons to buy
+Watch films, read books +FaceTime HD video calls 
Reasons to avoid
-Keyboard and Apple pencil sold separately 

If your mum is long overdue some time to herself, an iPad is the perfect gift for her this Christmas. 

From reading a good book to streaming her favourite shows, listening to music to playing games and browsing the web, the 2018 iPad will help her to relax and recharge doing what she loves. 

Mum can start using her new toy immediately on Christmas day by taking family photos with the 8 mega pixel camera, or recording embarrassing video in 1080p HD video.

If she wants to she can connect her other Apple devices to her new iPad and switch seamlessly between them all with no fuss. 

This model is the latest standard iPad; we've stayed away from the iPad Pro as it has more features than mum will likely need.

Choose between silver, space grey or rose gold to make this a really personal gift for mum this Christmas.   

Best gift for mum: Roku gin

Roku Gin

A unique and refreshing gin from Japan

Reasons to buy
+Unique flavour+The bottle is a gift in itself

If your mum is a fan of a five o'clock G&T or two, treat her to a tipple that she won't have tried before.

As well as featuring eight classic gin botanicals (juniper berries, lemon, orange, cinnamon, cardamom, coriander and angelica seed), Roku gin is infused with six unique Japanese botanicals: Sakura flower, Sakura leaf, Yuzu peel, Sencha tea, Gyokuro tea and Sansho pepper.

We recommend adding a hint of ginger for a truly aromatic and warming Christmas treat. 

Best gift for mum: Fitbit Charge 3 Lavender Woven

Fitbit Charge 3 Lavender Woven

A fitness tracker that will motivate mum to get moving

Reasons to buy
+Outclasses a standard Fitbit by far +Heart rate, sleep and activity tracking in one 

This special edition Fitbit features a gorgeous woven strap that is much nicer to wear than the standard band. It's still water resistant – up to 50 metres in fact – so mum can wear it swimming as well as running or cycling.

Whether your mum is already a fitness fanatic or is looking to get into shape in 2019, a Fitbit will help her to get a deeper understanding of her health and her progress. 

It will track her heart rate and sleep, as well as the exercise that she does and how many calories she burns, all of which will help motivate her to get moving and achieve her goals. 

She can set up goal based exercise modes and track all of her activity in one place. 

Best gift for mum: Sophia Sequin Slipper Boot

Sophia Sequin Slipper Boot

Nothing beats a pair of soft & cosy slippers at Christmas time

Reasons to buy
+Metallic threads and mini sequins add a hint of sparkle +Super cosy faux fur lining 

There's nothing better at Christmas time than curling up on the sofa in your pyjamas and slippers to watch your favourite festive film.

If mum's slippers are a little tired and worn, spoil her with a pair of slipper boots to keep her toes and ankles warm. 

These boots from Accessorize are a neutral but slightly sparkly grey that adds a touch of glamour, with pale pink faux fur lining to keep her feet snug. 

Pom poms add a fun touch to the design and non-slip soles are practical for times when mum does need to rush around.

Best gift for mum: Tempur Transit Pillow

Tempur Transit Pillow

The perfect gift for mums who want to travel in comfort as well as style

Reasons to buy
+Pressure relieving material moulds to fit +Removable, washable cover
Reasons to avoid
-only available in grey

The Tempur Transit pillow will gently support mum's head and neck when travelling, helping her to stay comfy and wake up relaxed on even the longest of journeys. 

The temperature-sensitive TEMPUR® filling moulds to fit the neck and shoulders, immediately relieving pressure and aiding relaxation. 

Whether mum is a frequent flyer or train commuter, this is a great gift to add a touch of luxury to her travels. The soft fabric cover is removable and washable too, so there's no stress if any mishaps do occur.

Best gift for mum: Pure Elan IR5 Portable

Pure Elan IR5 Portable

Keep mum dancing all over the house with this stunning portable radio

Reasons to buy
+DAB and FM radio +Bluetooth compatible for easy streaming +Small size: 5.3 x 20 x 11.5 cm  

The Pure Elan BT3 Portable Digital Radio is one of the best gifts out there for mum this Christmas. 

Thanks to DAB and FM radio plus the ability to stream wirelessly using Bluetooth, mum can listen to her favourite music at anytime and anywhere, whether that's the radio, Youtube or her latest Spotify playlist

This small and light radio – it weighs just over 4kg – can be moved around the home with ease, so it's perfect for busy mums. When running using battery the radio gives 10 hours of playback, but it can be plugged into mains too. 

As well as a radio, there's an alarm and sleep timer to help mum stay well rested, and a kitchen timer to make sure  that no culinary mishaps occur on her watch! 

Eight colour options mean you can choose the one that'll best suit mum's kitchen (or bedroom) colour scheme, but our favourite is the mint green option pictured above. 

Best gift for mum: Babylis 2769U Sheer Volume Hot Brush

Babylis 2769U Sheer Volume Hot Brush

Give a gift that makes mum look a million dollars in minutes

Reasons to buy
+Effortlessly mimics a salon quality blow dry in minutes +Adds volume and shine  

Nothing says "I love you" like a gift that will help your mum feel like her best self.

If for your mum that means looking her best, then we  recommend this Volume Hot Brush from Babyliss. 

With this heated brush, mum can get smooth, bouncy hair as if she's just left the salon, but in a fraction of the time. The rotating 50mm barrel and taming bristles gentle tease the hair and create light volume whilst adding shine.

It'll give the mum the look of a fresh salon-style blow dry that can normally only be creating by juggling a hairdryer and brush. 

Best gifts for mum: Bosch EasyCut 12

Bosch EasyCut 12

Because nothing says Christmas like a mini chainsaw

Reasons to buy
+Single-handed mini chainsaw+NanoBlade tech for clean cuts+Ideal for cutting back hedges+Good for wood-crafting and DIY

If your mum is the type to tackle unruly hedges and wayward trees head-on, she may thank you for the gift of a Bosch EasyCut 12 mini chainsaw this Christmas. It delivers precise, clean cuts and enables simple, single-handed sawing.

Thanks to its revolving chain and NanoBlade tech, mum can perform cool, freehand cuts without having to clamp pieces of wood in place first. It’s low-vibration, too, so it won’t cause long-term aggravation to her wrist. 

When she’s done wrestling the garden tree or hedge, mum might enjoy going to town on a piece of MDF in the shed – yep, the EasyCut 12 is perfect for DIY and hobby projects too. Anyone fancy a mum-made bookshelf?

Best gifts for mum: Garmin Dash Cam 55

Garmin Dash Cam 55

If mum’s Maverick, Garmin is her Goose

Reasons to buy
+Forward collision warnings+Lane departure warnings+Day and night-time recording+Stay-put mount design

There are some idiot drivers out there, but thankfully your mum isn’t one of them. Still, if she’s been looking into dash cams and how they can enhance her safety on the road – and capture footage of any buffoons who come near – make the Garmin Dash Cam 55 her new wingwoman. 

With action cam looks and a stay-put magnet mount, the Dash Cam 55 is one of the easiest in-car cameras to use despite being packed with tons of features, which includes GPS and smartphone integration with Garmin’s Virb app. 

More importantly, it offers Forward Collision, Lane Departure and Speed Camera warnings, and records 1440p footage. It’s not bad at capturing night-time drive footage, either. Bonus: the Garmin Dash Cam 55 comes with an 8GB microSD card so that mum can start recording on her first drive post-Christmas. 

Real Homes magazine subscription

Ideas and inspiration all year round

Reasons to buy
+A gift that lasts all year+Beautiful photography and design
Reasons to avoid
-Empty List

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