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Mother's Day Gift Guide

Mother's Day Gift Guide

Mother's Day Gift Guide

Mother's Day is coming up, and you'll want to make sure you get your mum or the person who is like a mum to you something they'll love! Flowers, chocolates, breakfast in bed, all of these things are good, but what better way to say thank you than with a beautiful book?

Don't worry, alongside our extensive range of children's books, we offer a great selection of bestsellers for adults and some YA reads your mum will love too. We've got long series to get stuck into, from the books behind hit TV shows like Bridgerton and Poldark to beloved family sagas like Dilly Court's novels and the Cazalet Chronicles. We've also got classic romances from famous authors like Jane Austen and more recent hits like the Twisted series by Ana Huang. Whether it's blowing up on BookTok or a perennial bestseller, you'll find it in the guide below. Remember to check out our Mother's Day books page for more recommended titles! 

Gifts Ideas From The Little Ones

Whether it's their first Mother's Day, there's a baby on the way, or they're a tired mum looking after a herd of young children, we've got you covered. A great book, perfect for reading together, is My Mum is the Best by beloved Australian siblings Bluey and Bingo to their hardworking mum Chilli! This beautiful board book takes elements from the children's TV series and brings them to life in a book. For My Mum is the Best and more, check out our Bluey 5 board book collection. Make sure you check out our range of Bluey books as well as our beautiful selection of board books

My Mum is the Best

Relaxing Reads 

Life can be hectic, why not treat your mum to a nice relaxing read this Mother's Day. For some literary escapism that isn't too far removed from reality, you can't go wrong with bestselling Irish author Marian Keyes. She returned in 2022 with Again, Rachel. A sequel to her iconic bestseller, Rachel's Holiday. Why not check out this fantastic Marian Keyes 2 Books Collection featuring two of her popular titles, The Woman Who Stole My Life and The Brightest Star in the Sky. These books are perfect for any mother who is a fan of rom-coms and family dramas. 

The Woman Who Stole My Life follows a woman named Stella Sweeney, who gets struck with a rare illness and becomes paralyzed. After her recovery, she writes a book about her experience, which unexpectedly becomes a bestseller. The novel switches between the present, where Stella struggles with her newfound fame and her complicated relationships, and the past, where we see how she got to where she is now. This book is a thought-provoking and witty exploration of life, love, and the unexpected turns that it can take. 

The Brightest Star in the Sky by Marian Keyes is a charming and humorous novel that follows the lives of the tenants in a Dublin apartment complex, all of whom are connected by a mysterious presence in the form of a celestial visitor. The story weaves together the personal struggles and triumphs of a diverse cast of characters, including a heartbroken PR agent, a couple on the brink of divorce, and a young woman trying to navigate life after a traumatic event. With its witty dialogue and engaging plot, this book is an enjoyable and heartwarming read.

Marian Keyes

For fans of science fiction and fantasy, you should check out The Wayfarers series by Becky Chambers. This beautifully written series provides a perfect balance of feel-good story-telling while providing that needed escapism. These character-driven novels would make the ideal gift. The Wayfarers book series by Becky Chambers is a collection of science fiction novels that explore the complex relationships between humans and non-human species in a galaxy far away. The series comprises four books: The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet, A Closed and Common Orbit, Record of a Spaceborn Few and, The Galaxy, and the Ground Within.

The series is known for its diverse cast of characters, rich world-building, and exploration of themes such as identity, community, and belonging. The first book, The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet, introduces readers to the crew of the Wayfarer, a tunnelling ship that creates shortcuts between distant planets. The crew is composed of humans and aliens from different backgrounds, each with their own motivations and secrets. As they embark on a dangerous mission, they must navigate their differences and learn to work together to survive.

The Wayfarers book series is a masterful exploration of the complexities of identity, community, and belonging in a vast and diverse universe. Becky Chambers' writing is poignant, character-driven, and imaginative, making the series a must-read for any science fiction fan.

Thinking of Them 

Mother's Day can be a difficult time for some people. Maybe they have lost their Mother recently, or perhaps they are a Mother who has lost a child. With this in mind, finding a way to let them know you are thinking about them will mean a lot to anyone struggling with the day. Whether you have lost a loved one or you're shopping for someone that has, we have a great range of bereavement books for you to browse through. Hopefully, you will find some guidance there. 

12 Birds to Save Your Life is a fantastic look at grief through nature, specifically birds. The author, Charlie Corbett, explores his own grief after he lost his mother. Corbett felt like he had lost all hope and perspective, so he took to the countryside in search of solace. 12 Birds to Save Your Life is a unique and poignant portrait of grief and the birds living on the other side of your door. 

Happy Mother's Day

Hopefully, you've found something your mum would like in this gift guide - or something you'd love your kids to get you! Remember, there's plenty more where this came from in the Mother's Day collection - and make sure you're subscribed to our newsletter for the latest arrivals and exclusive discounts! 

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