Books to buy Mum for Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day has come around again and as we get into March it is time to think about what we can buy for the loved ‘mum’ in our life. This may be your own mum, your grandma, your children’s mum or just a friend who you think is a mum deserving of a special gift. We have had a look at some of the hottest books available this month which may be some inspiration for your gift choices . . . 

James Martin’s French Adventure

My Mum both loves cooking and James Martin and so I already know this new release from the handsome chef is perfect as a gift for her. Amazon states that his latest cookery book ‘showcases the superstar chef’s handpicked favourite recipes from the television series and sees him journey the length and breadth of the country, sampling the very best food France has to offer.’ With Spring and Summer on the way, these recipes will be lovely to share as a family. Perhaps you could pair this book with a couple of bottles of French wine . . . after all every Mum needs a glass of wine whilst she cooks!

The Things You Can See Only When You Slow Down: How to be Calm in a Busy World by Haemin Sunim

Mum’s are some of the busiest people I know, and they are also guilty of putting family and children before themselves in terms of how they spend their time. Buy this book for your mum or loved one this year to remind her that it is important to take some time for herself. Sunim’s book ‘offers advice on everything from handling setbacks to dealing with rest and relationships, in a beautiful book combining his teachings with calming full-colour illustrations.’ You could pair this book with a trip to a spa or weekend away so that she can fully relax and take time for herself.

The Unmumsy Mum Diary by Sarah Turner (aka the Unmumsy Mum)

This second book from the Sunday Times bestselling author is perfect for Mums as it is an honest and hilarious look at life as a mum, wife, and author. This book follows a year in the life of Sarah Turner as she raises two young boys. Amazon states that ‘with her trademark candour and wit, she documents the good days and the bad days, the giggles and tantrums. Her words have made mums, dads and grandparents everywhere laugh and cry in equal measure’. This book would be perfect paired with ‘Bad Moms’ the hilarious recently released dvd movie about Mums ‘gone bad.’


I hope these three books have given you some inspiration for Mother’s Day gifts and that you find the perfect gift for your loved one. If your Mum is a book lover but you don't want to buy a book, click here for inspiration. 

By volunteer blogger Charlotte Furness