If your mum has been looking out for you all your life then Mother's Day is your chance to let her know how much you appreciate her. But, that doesn't mean thinking of Mother's Day gift ideas is easy. Don't worry though, we're here to help you out. If your mum is a book fan then you can treat her to one of our exciting new fiction titles, alternatively, if she is interested in crafts, cooking or history, we have some great non-fiction recommendations in our list of the best Mother's Day books...
Joanna Trollope's latest novel is a moving and cheery family drama about finding love again. Rose and Tyler have both been married before but when they meet they realise it's never too late to find the right person. Everything seems to be falling into place until they have to tell their grown-up children about their relationship. Lacking support from their kids and trying desperately to hold their families together, can love really conquer all? This is a great read that will make your mum want to hug all her family members tight.
Mary Berry is back with 120 new recipes that any foodie won't be able to resist trying out in their own kitchen. Every recipe is simple and easy-to-follow with mouth-watering results. From tasty meal ideas such as French Onion Soup to popular desserts like Lemon Meringue Pie, all her recipes are, simply, "Classic".
Archaeologist and presenter, Neil Oliver, details some of the most influential and significant points of British history, from the beginning of humankind to the World Wars. The book takes you from battlefields to cathedrals, providing you with a whistle-stop tour through 100 locations that shaped the history of the British Isles. This is the perfect gift for history buffs and might inspire a few day trips as well.
Renowned conservationist Lawrence Anthony wrote The Elephant Whisperer, the remarkable true story of how he rescued a whole herd of elephants from being killed. An Elephant in My Kitchen was written by his wife, Francoise Malby-Anthony, who took over the reserve after Lawrence died in 2012. This was a huge learning curve for her and in the book she recalls both the funny and tough experiences of running the reserve as well as how she coped with her grief. This is a brilliant pick for mums that prefer a true story over fiction.
Does your mum love gardening or have her own allotment? If she does then this book is packed full of advice on what to grow and when. By following the month-by-month guide you’ll be have fresh produce all year round. Spring is a great time to be out in the allotment and if your mum is a fan of growing her own fruit and vegetables you can help her make the most of sunshine with this great read.
If your mum loves history or has perhaps lived through many of the biggest moments from the last century herself then she may be interested in reading this truly fascinating book. The Century Girls brings together the life stories of 6 centenarians from across the United Kingdom. The women - Helena, Olive, Edna, Joyce, Ann and Phyllis - were alive when women were given the vote for the first time and have continued to observe first-hand some of the most significant historical events over the last 100 years. Each of the women's stories is told in their own words and each forms an eye-opening account of how life has changed for women in the UK.
This collection features 3 stand-alone novels all about love, family and various other hugely important themes. Pretending to Dance sees Molly attempt to keep a secret from her past hidden as her and her husband try to adopt a baby. Secret Lives tells the moving story of an actress called Eden trying to reconnect with her mother who died when Eden just a child. And, finally, Fire and Rain focuses on 3 different characters whose lives become unexpectedly intertwined after a stranger comes into town claiming he can make the rain fall. If your mum is a fan of women's fiction then you can really spoil her with not one but three engrossing novels.
If your mum is into her beauty or natural remedies then you can help her discover the benefits of essential oils with this brilliant book on the subject. Find out how oils are used in aromatherapy and what effect certain oils can have when used in beauty treatments. Filled with advice and ideas for making the most of oils from roots, flowers, herbs, trees, spices and more, this book may just the perfect present for your mum.
This is a gripping thriller that will keep any reader hooked to the very end. Jessica Farris has no idea quite what to expect when she signs up for an anonymous psychology study. It starts as a case of only answering a few questions but then Jessica is told what to wear and do and soon enough she feels totally under the control of the sinister Dr Shields...
Artistic mums will enjoy doing some watercolour painting of the 15 bird illustrations in this art pad from Emma Faull. Just select the outline to paint, pull it out of the book and follow Emma's steps to creating your own masterpiece. This book is also fantastic for those who love watercolour painting and those who are new to this activity.
Now you have plenty of ideas for books that you can spoil your mum with this Mother's Day. But, if you still need Mother's Day gift inspiration then take a look through our website to find the perfect book or gift for your mum. With over 200,000 options, we're bound to have something to please her in our range.