Our Top 12 Gift Ideas for Mams, Mammys, and Nanas this Mother’s Day

March 02, 2021 6 min read

Mams mean the world to us. They are our biggest fan, the loudest supporter in every crowd. They are always there to lend a shoulder to cry on, to raise us back up when we’ve hit the ground. Whether you’ll be able to see your Mam or not this Mother’s Day, things are still a long way from ‘normal’, so use this time to pick out the perfect gift to show her how much she means to you. Don’t know where to start? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. We’ve shortlisted some of our favourite products to create the ultimate Mam’s Day Gift Guide for the maternal figure in your life. We’ve covered all budgets and tastes to offer you the most beautiful tokens, grand gestures and everything in-between. 

 All of our orders come wrapped in brown paper and tied with string and can be sent to you or directly to your Mam. Use the ‘Notes’ section in your order to write a message for your Mam, we’ll write it out by hand and put it in with your order. 

Take the stress away from Mother’s Day and get all of your gifts from one place, gift-wrapped and delivered straight to your Mam’s door.

World’s Best Mammy mug  £12: 

Perfect for holding your morning brew, this bone china mug is the sweetest way to let your Mam know she’s no1. This mug is a For the Love of the North exclusive, we teamed up with Lisa Kirkbride Designs (the artist of the famed ‘Love will get us through’ prints) to craft a beautiful mug with an even better message. The floral design captures the essence of motherhood, representing how a Mother can help you blossom and become the best version of yourself. 

This design also includes a World’s Best Nana and World’s Best Mam option.

Travel Candles £10:

These beautiful Bous candles are hand-poured in the North of England using eco-friendly wax and high-quality essential oils. They are made will all-natural ingredients which ensures that no nasties are released into your home when you are burning your candle. They may look petite, but the scent they give over is potent, without being overpowering. The wax is poured into a tin which makes them both eco-conscious and ensures they will match with any interior. The candles come with a wooden wick which creates a heavenly crackle sound when the candle is burning, but you must remember to trim the wick. The burn time for the candles is approximately 20 hours. 

Available scents: 

-       Lakeland Campfire: Perfect for those who enjoy a woody, musky scent, this candle will transport you to the forest and emulates the experience of a crackling campfire. 

-       Nerola: Perfect for those who enjoy sweeter, citrus smells, this candle is crafted with a warming mixture of citrus and spices. 

-       Rose Hammam: Perfect for those who enjoy opulent floral scents, this candle is inspired by the decadence of Morocco with strong scents of eucalyptus, Frankincense and Palma Rosa.

Seaglass Heart Decoration £7.50: 

This Seaglass Heart is a perfect way to add a personal touch to Mother’s Day as it is made by hand using seaglass that has washed up on the North East coastline. The seaglass is twisted with metal wire and coloured beads to produce this delicate heart. They are beautiful to hang on or near windows because of the way the seaglass catches the light and refracts the colours throughout your home. Each heart is crafted by hand so no two are the same, they come in red, purple, green and blue. 




Tired Mam Club Tee £25: 

This tee is perfect for new mothers and mothers of younger children- because they’re always tired! The perfect cosy fit for any exhausted Mammy's out there who’ve had to battle with home-schooling, working from home and keeping the household running during a year of chaos! The tees come in black and white and are made with the finest sustainable cotton and are printed with Vegan inks only. Size up for a more oversized, sloppy fit, perfect for chucking on to do the school run. If your partner has recently become a new Mam, this tee is a great First Mother’s Day Gift and will truly show them how much you care. 



Indigo ‘Proudly Supporting North East Creatives’ tote bag £12:

Perfect for the environmentally conscious Mams or the Mam that would like to become more sustainable, this purple tote bag is the perfect alternative to plastic carriers. Your Mam can use this as an everyday bag or pop it into her normal bag to take with her when she goes shopping. It rests comfortably on the shoulder and is made using organic cotton and printed with Vegan ink. The bag is durable and can hold heavier weights without snapping or breaking so is perfect for the weekly shop! 




Limited Edition Hoodie £38:

Every month we release a limited-edition hoodie in collaboration with one of our amazing creatives. All of our hoodies are high-quality and super soft, made using only organic materials and printed with Vegan ink. The hoodies are true to size so you may want to size up if your Mam prefers a more oversized look. In January we collaborated with the wonderful Mrs L Cards to create a bold sandcastle design on a bright blue hoodie. In February we collaborated with the fantastic Tim Sokell to create a new design on a stunning forest green hoodie (this design will be released in March). These hoodies are perfect for the spring months when the weather starts to change but you still need that extra layer! 


Great Northern Women Colouring Book £6.99: 

Celebrate all the wonderful women of the North with this colouring book. Perfect for Mams who are bored of being stuck in the house and want a relaxing hobby to ease their mind, this colouring book is filled with amazing Northern women and their stories.  You may know of Anne Lister, the Brontë sisters and Britain’s first astronaut Helen Sharman, but some names are less well known, such as Liverpudlian Olympic swimmer Hilda James who introduced the front crawl to the UK. Step back in time and colour in these original hand drawn illustrations inspired by historically great, pioneering ladies who have made positive contributions to our modern society and celebrate the strength they have shown in encouraging new generations of fearless females!


Letterbox Gift £9.50: 

This Mother’s Day we’ve created a ready-made gift to be sent directly to the maternal figure in your life. It includes a notebook, a 40g bar of handmade Northumberland chocolate, a Hyem sweet Hyem coaster and a sample of loose-leaf tea. The box comes with a Mother’s Day card and we can add a personalised handwritten message of your choosing (just write your message in the Notes section of your order page). This gift is a sample of the best of For the Love of the North and offers a great selection of gifts and trinkets to send directly to your Mam. 

You can purchase the gift for 'Mam', 'Mammy' and 'Nana'. 

Nana Mug £12.50: 

This Mother’s Day we want to make sure that we’re saying thank you to all the maternal figures in our lives, that’s why we’ve brought out these beautiful Nana mugs. The mugs are designed by the wonderful Ebony Newton Designs and are a FTLOTN exclusive. They come in a stunning heart and star print, making them a great addition to anyone’s mug collection. They’re bone china and come packaged in a recyclable box that’s tied up with brown paper and string. Get your mug sent to you or directly to the recipient using the Notes section to add a personal note for your wonderful Nana. 


The mug also comes in the same designs with ‘Mammy’ and ‘Mam’ options. 

Whitley, Whitley, Whitley tee £25: 

This stylish tee is the perfect ode to Whitley Bay and comes in bright white cotton. Perfect for any Whitley Bay Mams, this tee is super soft to the touch and, like all of our products, is made with the environment in mind. This tee is versatile and is a great high-quality addition to anyone’s wardrobe. We were thrilled to work with Charlotte from Silly Rabbit who designed this T Shirt as part of our limited edition FTLOTN exclusive range.



World’s Best Mam notebook £4.50: 


Perfect for jotting down shopping lists, doodling, note-taking and writing, this notebook is great for Mam’s who prefer more traditional forms of note-taking. The notebook is A6 size which makes it ideal to pop into your handbag or tote without weighing you down!  




The notebook also comes with ‘Mammy’ and ‘Nana’ on. 



Voucher £10-£50

 As always, if you're stumped with what to get your Mam a voucher is a great all-rounder gift. You can purchase your voucher with a card, and we will write out a personal message and post it directly to the recipient. Our vouchers have a lifespan of 1 year and can be used online or instore. You’ll receive a unique code to input into your basket which will deduct the value of the voucher. 


Amelia Dunn
Amelia Dunn

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