10 Gift Ideas for Nan this Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is an opportunity to show your appreciation for the matriarchs in your life. Grandma, Nana, Nan or whatever you call her deserves a little treat this 15th March. I’ve based this list on gifts that ladies of any age would appreciate with a few thrown in especially aimed at the older generations (you may even be buying for a Great Grandma). Have a browse at the list – hopefully you will get inspired.

Toiletries Hamper

Everyone loves to pamper themselves once in a while and an occasion like Mother’s Day is the perfect time to encourage a ‘home spa day’. Take a trip to Boots and put together the ultimate hamper of bath goodies, moisturisers and beauty treatments.

Family Portrait

Paying a visit to a studio of Aida Llanos Family Photography to capture the family makes a lovely gift for your Nan’s mantel piece. Alternatively, get all the extended family, including Nan, involved and make a day of it.


There are not many occasions at which flowers are not welcome. Do a bit of detective work in the weeks leading up to Mother’s Day to find out her favourite flora and get a delivery organised for the day.

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Home-made Candles

This is one of those germaphobe gifts which are easy to make and can be tailored to Grandma’s tastes. All you need is a basic soap to melt and blend with your Nan’s favourite herbs, spices and oils to give her a wonderfully fragrant gift. You can also look into a personalized Scented Candle Gift Box. irish handmade candles are refined with beautiful fragrances and signature packaging

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Bird Feeder

Lots of people enjoy seeing colourful birds in their gardens. Take a look at the RSPB website and find out which type of food encourages which species of the winged variety. Your Nan’s garden can become a veritable aviary!


Another gift which is welcomed by ladies of any age, pick out some nice modern jewellery which is in keeping with Nana’s style. A sure fire hit.

Personalised Mug

There are plenty of websites which allow you to personalise mugs with whatever image or phrase you wish to get printed. Choose a nice picture of the family or a heartfelt message rather than the predictable ‘World’s Best Nan’.

Food Hamper

Like the toiletries variety, this is a great opportunity to put together all your Grandma’s favourite bits and pieces, this type of the edible variety. A trip to M&S Food Hall or an italian market will provide you with lots of options for the best preserves, biscuits and cheeses to really spoil Nan.


If your Grandma is a voracious reader why not introduce her to this easy-to-use technology? You could load the device up with novels which you think she would enjoy to provide hours of entertainment.

Photo Album

This is a great way to make use of all those photographs of the family which are stranded on your phone or laptop hard drive. Get them printed off at Venture Photography and display them in a lovely photo album for a nice gift which Nana can enjoy again and again and perhaps add to.

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