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1. “Mum spends most of her time looking after her four grandkids. She loves a soak in the tub after they’re gone, but would never buy this luxury bath foam, £22, for herself.” Colleen, senior sub editor

2. “My mum is in Cornwall, so I won’t see her this Mother’s Day. Instead, I’ll send her a pink hydrangea, £35. It’ll last a little longer than a bouquet and comes with a box of champagne truffles.” Laura, lead copywriter

3. “My mother only recently had her ears pierced – better late than never – so these blue hooped earrings, £9.50, are the ideal gift to say thanks for everything.” Sam, acting beauty editor

4. “My mum isn’t fussy when it comes to presents, as long as they’re pretty – like this nice pink scarf, £15 – rather than practical.” Louis, international sub editor

5. “Mum appreciates good quality and fabric that will last a long time, so I’ll be buying her this silk shirt in pink, £59. I’m looking forward to borrowing it whenever I’m home!” Sophie, fashion editor

6. “This year, I’ve decided on a house plant, from £20, to test her green-fingeredness. I’m looking forward to popping round to see it in place.” Ian, menswear editor

7. “I’m giving Mum a picture of her with my grandma and me, taken on a fun day out. She will love having three generations pictured together in this beautiful frame, £12.50.” Jo, home editor

8. “I buy my mother a spring bulb planter, £30, every year. Once they’ve finished flowering, she plants them in the garden and now has the most amazing patch of flowers that bloom every year.” Claire, kids editor

9. “My mum loves flowers and already has a magical garden full of them. This year my gift to her will be this pretty bloom brooch, £15. I think she’ll appreciate not having to keep it alive!” Dulcie, deputy fashion editor

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