Choosing Mother’s Day gifts can be tricky. Unlike birthdays and Christmas – where we might be more likely to ask for some hints – there’s more focus on delivering a surprise (and a good one at that) on Mother’s Day.

Ta-daaa! Surprise her with a JIONI Dusky Pink Woven Basket, from £17

So, we’ve put together a beautiful gift guide of unique and thoughtful Mother’s Day gifts: modern heirlooms she will treasure for years to come, handmade largely by mothers themselves who weave as a means of supporting their families more sustainably. This Mother’s Day, choose gifts that give back to the makers, and come with a powerful story. Here are our top picks.
For Outdoorsy Types

A firm Basket Room favourite, the DETSI market basket is a truly multi-purpose Mother’s Day gift. This round Bolga basket, handwoven in Ghana, can be used traditionally as a shopping basket and also as handy floor storage and for days out fruit picking. Customers say it’s makes a fab gardening trug, too!


DETSI: Round Bolga Market Basket £57

Another original Mother's Day gift for someone who loves the fresh air is a handwoven bike basket. APANA is a bestselling design, and with good reason. We now do them in mini sizes for children, too! 

APANA: Handcrafted Pink and Turquoise Stripe Oblong Bike Basket £57

For the New Mother

With geometric patterning on a natural sisal base, combining lavender hues, leafy green and turmeric orange soft, MUNA is pretty as a picture in new neutral pastel hues. Perfect for holding a Mother's most precious gift.

Woven Moses Baskets from £195


Our Bolga shopping baskets are strong enough to carry produce home from the market or shops, and make brilliant beach or picnic baskets too.

Woven Shopping Baskets 

Being sturdy enough to stand up on their own, BUSUNU and GUA make a stylish alternative to a baby changing bag as it’s virtually impossible to lose things in these woven shoppers. No more rummaging for a pack of wipes or your car keys!

GUA: Open Weave Bolga Shopping Basket £76


For the Hostess 

Mix and Match Tableware 

Part of a collection of tableware handwoven in the hills of Swaziland, our LAVUSIMO wide-rimmed baskets are perfect for fruit and bread, and will bring a pop of colour to any sideboard, kitchen table or ottoman. A lovely gift for those nurturing mother figures who love to cook and entertain.

Woven bread baskets

Handwoven Tableware from £15

For the Colour Lover

 Brand new and handwoven in Uganda, the ENTEBBE trio of wall baskets will bring a pop of pastel joy to any corner of the home. Perfect for all of those with a nostalgia for 90’s pastel hues, and those who take a more playful approach to their interiors.  A guaranteed good surprise!

ENTEBBE: Set of 3 Wall Platters £89


For the textile and arts lover, our upcycled wool baskets are the perfect treat.  These African woven baskets feature bold, geometric patterns inspired by tribal designs and were traditionally woven by mothers as wedding gifts for their daughters. Today these colourful storage baskets can be put to good use all over the home: as knitting baskets, large planters and laundry baskets, or as hampers for shoes, toys, kindling - or even your yoga mats and blankets!

Ucycled Yarn Baskets from £37

For the Plant Mom

LAZIMA Turquoise Woven Baskets from £17

Treat her to a beautiful handwoven planter and if you’re feeling extra generous, pop a pretty plant inside. We love how the plants become an instant hair 'do when popped inside a USO hand embroidered face basket. 

ALIZETI: Yellow Colour Block Woven Basket from £16

Bulbs in baskets are a gorgeous gift idea for Mother’s Day, ready to bloom in the coming weeks before they can be transplanted somewhere sunny outdoors. A gift that truly keeps on giving.

 Round sisal planters from £16 in our Mother's Day Collection

Shop the Mother's Day Collection here.

Stay tuned for a very special Mother' Day giveaway we will be launching later this week. We've partnered up with some fellow women-led brands to curate a woven hamper full of gorgeous gifts. Make sure you're following us on Instagram to be the first to hear about it!

March 08, 2023

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