Best Christmas gifts for mums and mother-in-laws: top present ideas for 2019

Best Christmas gifts for new mums and mother-in-laws in 2019 parents
Need some ideas for the best Christmas gifts for mums? We've got a full list below Credit: Alamy

There's no better way to say thank you to your parents for always being there for you than getting them the perfect Christmas present.

Your mum would probably still be happy with another macaroni card with a doodle in blue Crayola on the front as long as its made with love, but why not get them an item that they may actually be able to use for once? 

She'll appreciate that membership to The Royal Opera House after her third trip or the alarm clock that doubles as a coffee machine when she's got yet another early morning meeting. 

We love giving presents to our parents, which is why we've put together this list with some amazing ideas for what to get your mum - and your mother-in-law - even if they've got everything.

Culture and Experiences

1. Membership of The Royal Opera House

From £105, The Royal Opera House

Royal Opera House Membership Credit: Royal Opera House

Whether she's a ballet lover or a fan of the opera, your mum or mother-in-law will get a whole year of joy from a membership of The Royal Opera House. As well as a welcome bag filled with goodies, she'll get priority booking, access to dress rehearsals and even a discount in the Royal Opera House shop.

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2. Visit to Kew Gardens with Cream Tea for Two

£48, Virgin Experience Days

Visit to Kew Gardens and Cream Tea for Two Credit: Virgin Experience Days

All your mum or mother-in-law actually wants for Christmas is to spend some time with her children, so book in a quality few hours and some fresh air with a trip to Kew Gardens. Wander the beautiful grounds before indulging in a delicious cream tea in The Orangery. You'll definitely be in their good books.

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3. The Greatest Showman Sing-a-long Edition DVD

£8, Amazon

The Greatest Showman Sing-a-long Edition DVD Credit: Amazon

An experience you can have at home. Fans of the cult musical can already go to sing-a-long screenings, but why not give your mum the opportunity to belt out The Greatest Showman's biggest tunes from the sofa. Fun for all the family...? 

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4. The Telegraph Custom Gift Book

From £50, The Telegraph Bookshop

The Telegraph Custom Gift Book

Treat them to our Custom Gift Book. Containing every front page of The Telegraph from a special date in the recipient's life, this bespoke gift is a custom-made journey back in time. 

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5. Cath Kidston Hedge Rose Teapot

£15, Cath Kidston

Cath Kidston Hedge Rose Teapot Credit: Cath Kidston 

All mums love a nice cup of tea so make it a special Christmas cuppa with this very sweet teapot from Cath Kidston. It's floral and fun, she'll love it.

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6. Personalised House Portrait

from £89, Alex Foster

Personalised House Portrait Credit: Alex Foster

Send illustrator Alex Foster a photo of your family home and he'll create a one-off, personalised portrait which will look lovely hanging on your mother's wall. There's no place like home, so why not celebrate it.

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7. Butterfly Garden Set by Seedlings Cards & Gifts

£16.50, Not On The High Street

Butterfly Garden Set Credit: Not On The High Street

If she's got green fingers this seed set will be right up her garden path. Once grown, the wildflowers will attract butterflies and bees to her garden and she'll also find wooden markers, a floral notebook and seed collecting envelopes included in the box.

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Fashion and Beauty 

8. Eve Lom Be Radiant Discovery Set ​

£65, lookfantastic

Eve Lom Be Radiant Discovery Set Credit: lookfantastic

Treat your mother to some luxe skincare by Eve Lom. This set includes the brand's cult balm cleanser with muslin cloth, Moisture Mask and a pot of Radiance Lift Cream. You'll be mistaken for siblings by the New Year.

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9. Wyse London Sequin Star and Lightening Wool and Cashmere Scar

£165, John Lewis & Partners

Wyse London Sequin Star and Lightening Wool and Cashmere Scar Credit: John Lewis & Partners

Give the gift of luxurious cosiness with a stylish cashmere scarf by Wyse London. The sequin stars make it feel quite festive during the Christmas period, although they can definitely wear it all year round.

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10. Havaianas Origine espadrille

£16.60, Havaianas

Havaianas Origine espadrille Credit: Havaianas

Keep your mum on trend with these espadrilles by Havaianas. They are no longer an item for the summer alone, these ones are waterproof so made to withstand the rain. 

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11. Fearne X Carrie 'I Am Enough' Gold Aztec Coin Bracelet

£85, Not On The High Street

Fearne X Carrie 'I Am Enough' Gold Aztec Coin Bracelet Credit: Not On The High Street

Get them a bracelet from the jewellery collaboration between Fearne Cotton and artisan jewellers, Carrie Elizabeth. This 14 carat gold vermeil bracelet is subtly embossed with the words "I am enough", just in case she's ever in doubt.

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Food and Drink

12. The Connoisseur Gin Tasting Experience

£15, Marks & Spencer

The Connoisseur Gin Tasting Experience Credit: Marks & Spencer

This gift set includes four 5cl bottles of gin for your mother to enjoy at cocktail hour athome. With London Dry, Pink, Sloe and Clementine she'll be spoiled for choice on Boxing Day. Cheers!

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13. The Barisieur Coffee & Tea Alarm Clock

£345, Joy Resolve

The Barisieur Coffee & Tea Alarm Clock Credit: Joy Resolve

If your mum is the best mum in the world, why not splurge this Christmas on a smart alarm clock that helps her ease into the morning with the smell of freshly brewed coffee. She doesn't even have to get out of bed.

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Christmas gifts for new mums

14. Nanu Personalised Duvet and Pillow 

Nanu, pillow from £35, duvet from £50

Nanu Personalised Duvet and Pillow  Credit: Nanu

It's a known fact that new mums don't get much sleep. Help her make the rest she does get a little nicer with a personalised pillow and duvet. You can decide on the pillow's firmness and even make one side of the duvet cold and the other warm. 

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15. Assome! Zero Gravity Ultrasonic Serum, 15 ml One Week Therapy

Assome!, £9.90

Assome! Zero Gravity. Ultrasonic Serum, 15 ml. One Week Therapy Credit: Assome!

Great for a Christmas stocking you need to fill. A new mum can rub this serum on their belly to help tone and tighten the skin again post-pregnancy. 

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16. My Expert Midwife Birth Essentials Kit 

My Expert Midwife, £69

My Expert Midwife Birth Essentials Kit  Credit: My Expert Midwife

Mums-to-be will appreciate receiving gifts designed to make their labour and life post-childbirth a little easier. This wonderful kit includes all the essentials. 

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17. Neu Oil You Bundle

Neu Oil, £49

Neu Oil You Bundle Credit: Neu Oil

These aromatherapy blends have been made for parents and mothers-to-be to help them find balance in their day. The set includes You Peace, You Joy and You Energy.  You can also add a personalised note.

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All the products mentioned in this article are selected independently by our journalists. The Telegraph makes money by adding affiliate links to some of the products.