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If you can't be there in person, a courier service is a great way to send a gift this Mother's Day.

While it may not be the answer for every kind of gift, it can be a great opportunity to get creative and try something a little different from the usual bouquet!

Here are some of our top suggestions for Mother's Day gifts that you can send by courier.

Photo albums

Looking for a sentimental Mother's Day present that will bring back fond memories and smiles? Why not try the classic charm of a photo album? It's a great option for a gift with a personal touch.


Is your mum an avid reader? Books are an ideal gift for any occasion, especially Mother's Day. With countless options available for every taste, you can easily find a book to match your mum's interests.

If your mum just so happens to be based in the US, you can send literary delights using our new USPS Print service, which is exclusively for bound and printed material. Starting from as little as £4.59 for 450g, it's an affordable and convenient way to share the joy of reading across the pond.

Scented candles
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Scented candles

It's hard to go wrong with a scented candle - there's tons of choice out there and they can easily be shipped by international courier. Just be sure to use proper packaging with adequate cushioning if you're sending anything with glass!

Gardening tools

Looking for a Mother’s Day gift that blooms with thoughtfulness and practicality? Look no further than garden tools for mums with green thumbs! With the promise of spring just around the corner, there’s no better time to equip your mum with the tools she needs.

Novelty gifts

Does your mum prefer silly gifts to sentimental ones? How about a novelty mug? Or a t-shirt? Or a pair of socks? Please note: anything rude will be sent at your own peril.


It's a classic and you can ship it by courier. When sending chocolate as a Mother's Day gift, it's crucial to select varieties that are non-perishable to ensure they arrive in perfect condition.

Take a look at our chocolate shipping guide for a detailed list of what qualifies.

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Another classic. It's possible to send jewellery by courier, but there can be restrictions. Some carriers have specific guidelines regarding the value or kinds of jewellery they accept, and may allow insurance coverage up to a certain amount. Beyond that limit, items are sent at the owner's risk.

Be sure to check out our jewellery shipping guide for more details.

When is Mother's Day?

Mother's Day is celebrated worldwide. In the US, Germany, and numerous other countries, it traditionally falls on the second Sunday of May, with this year's celebration slated for May 12th, 2024. Meanwhile, in the United Kingdom, Mother's Day is set for March 10th, 2024.

When should I send my Mother's Day gift?

To steer clear of any potential disappointment, we recommend sending your Mother's Day gifts as early as possible. Most courier companies will deliver on working days, meaning that you'll want your delivery to arrive by Friday.

However, rest assured that there will always be a courier service to suit your needs, with options that include lightning-fast next day delivery.

Make your Mother’s Day special!

Should you have any questions about shipping this Mother's Day, please don't hesitate to reach out to our team. We're here to assist you in any way possible.

Whatever your plans are for Mother's Day this year, we extend our heartfelt best wishes to you and yours for a truly wonderful day!


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