Firstly – Mother’s Day falls on March 31st this year. Write that down. Don’t be the child that forgets.
For most of us, our mother is the most important woman in our lives. She carried us for 9 months, nursed us through our early years and put up with us during our teens. She’s also been the pillar upon which we’ve leant when things have been tough. Let’s face it, she deserves to be celebrated for more than one day a year.
With that said, it's time to get looking for the perfect gift. If your mum is an interior lover, design-addict or just someone who appreciates well designed, well-made items then she's sure to appreciate receiving any of the following gift picks.
1. Lucie Kaas Kokeshi Dolls, £35.00
Combining Japanese illustration and Nordic aesthetics our colourful range of Kokeshi Dolls will delight any design lover. Designed by Sketch Inc founder Becky Kemp these hand-painted dolls are modelled on world-famous faces. Our range includes Ziggy Stardust, Coco Chanel, Anna Wintour, Andy Warhol, Frida Kahlo and many more.
2. Lyngby Porcelain Vases, From £40.00
Lyngby vases have become a modern design classic. Originally produced in Lyngby by Porcelænsfabrikken Danmark in the 1930's, the Lynbgy porcelain vase with its oblong, flute shapes and elegant simplicity were a long was from the classic porcelain traditions.
3. Rains Waterproof Mini Backpack, £69.00
Rains is a contemporary Danish rainwear lifestyle brand that takes its name from the very thing it's designed to protect you from; rain. Influenced by the Scandinavia heritage, Rains practice an uncompromising approach to simplicity that is as equally rooted in functionality as it is in relevance. The mini backpack from Rains is made from blue water-resistant fabric with a matte finish, and features an inside laptop pocket, a spacious main compartment and a hidden phone pocket on the backside - details that make this the perfect modern day school backpack.
4. Vitra Wooden Dolls, £85.00
Our stunning collection of Vitra Wooden Dolls (originally designed by Alexander Girard) was inspired by native American art. Now reproduced by Vitra, the expanding collection includes 23 individually hand-painted wooden dolls in different shapes and sizes, plus a wooden cat, a wooden dog, wooden fish and a wooden devil. If your Mum loves colourful, collectable design then kickstart a new hobby and buy her a Wooden Doll for Mother's Day. Pictured in the collage above is Doll Number 11, but you can browse the full collection (and watch how they're made!) here.
5. Spira Face Cushions, £25.00
Spira is a Swedish design story that was borne out of a desire to create homeware with joyful colours, patterns and attitudes. Their collection of textiles are timeless, sustainable and above all diverse- the goal is to let you as a customer to create your own personal style by combining and matching different designs. Shop below our vibrant range of Spira Face Cushions - all have their own style & personality! Welcome to a Wonderful World of Patterns.
6. La Bruket Scented Candle, £45.00
La:Bruket's range of skincare, beauty and grooming products are inspired by the Scandinavian coastal way of life. Founded in Sweden, La: Bruket's mission is clear - to offer a selection of high quality, organic products made using the natural ingredients that surround the western coast of Sweden. L:A BRUKET's philosophy is that of transparency and modernity, resulting in a range that speaks volumes.
7. Menu Échasse Vase, £100.00
Don't just buy flowers, go one step further and buy a vase for them too! If your Mum loves fresh flowers in her home then the Menu Echasse Vase will make her Mother's Day. This modern home accessory offers a timeless appeal and will sit comfortably in any interior style. The clear glass, elegant drop-shaped form and slender bronzed brass base of the Échasse Vase makes it the perfect way to showcase mum's favourite flowers in any modern home decor.
8. Kinto Coffee Brewer Stand, £180.00
KINTO is a Japanese brand aspiring to create products that enrich your everyday life. Founded in 1972, Kinto's collection of tableware, drinkware, coffee & tea related items aim to propose a thoughtful and comfortable lifestyle. Much like Utility, Kinto value simplicity and subtle elegance; designing their products to integrate harmoniously with the surrounding space.
The brand message is one of slowing down and filling your days with things that inspire you. Their signature Kinto Slow Coffee Style collection is a perfect example of this ethos - the beautifully designed coffee pour over set encouraging us to take a few moments to enjoy the coffee brewing process rather than grabbing an instant coffee and running out the door.
9. Tutti & Co Jewellery & Scarves, From £20.00
Designed and made on the North East coast of England, Tutti & Co produce beautiful and simple objects that enhance everyday life. Each product starts as an idea and a sketch, and is lovingly designed and hand finished. Here at Utility, we stock a range of Tutti & Co scarves and jewellery.
10. Vitra Toolbox, £28.00
One of our best-selling products, the Vitra Toolbox is a practical yet stylish gift idea for Mums who love being organised. This storage solution is ideal for everything from work accessories and stationery to makeup brushes and personal items, so it's perfect for practitioners of de-cluttered, simple living. Designed by Arik Levy, it's also somewhat of a design icon, making it a great price for something so timeless! Available in five colours, lucky recipients of this gift will wonder how they ever lived without it!