The top gifts for your Mother's Day assortment

Mother’s Day is just around the corner, so it’s only a matter of time before your customers come looking to you for one-of-a-kind gifts. From mothers and mentors to aunts, nans and sisters – it’s the time of year to say thank you to all the remarkable women in their lives.

The best way to set your shop up for success this season is to stock your shelves with various unique gifts that cater to different kinds of mothers. Candles and chocolate might be a safe bet, but you can’t expect your customers to think outside the box if you don’t.

In need of inspiration? Here we’re sharing our top ten gifts for just ten of the many types of mums out there.

Our top 10 Mother’s Day gifts for ten types of mums

1. The 90s mum

Like it or not, the age of Girl Power and low-rise jeans is back. While the TikTok generation experiments with 90s style for the first time, many mums find themselves revisiting their youth. Why not spice up your shelves with accessories that will fill mum’s mind with memories?

This matching beaded daisy necklace and earring set by UK brand Full Metal London is a playful yet sophisticated nod to the 90s. 

2. The needs-a-break mum

What mother out there doesn’t deserve some extra rest? Some spend so much time caring for everyone else that they forget to care for themselves. 

Stage a self-care intervention by stocking the Sweet Dreams Hamper from the British brand Clarity Blend Aromatherapy. With calming herbal products that promote deep relaxation, mum will get a good night’s sleep and wake up feeling fresh and restored.


3. The out-of-town mum

The Hug in a Box gift set is the next best thing for mums whose grown children can't be there in person. 

The company behind these high-quality self-care products is Hallby, whose mix of pampering products and sweet treats is the perfect way to spoil mum from afar

4. The eco-warrior mum

Let your customers give mum her very own wildflower patch. Seedboms from Kbloom make gardening fun and pollinate the planet in minutes. The 100% compostable bio-based Guerrilla Gardening Grenades are filled with an exciting mix of organic peat-free compost and nectar-rich wildflower seeds.

And mum doesn’t need to be a green-thumbed gardening goddess to see the results. She’s simply got to shake, soak, throw, and grow it.


5. The starry-eyed mum

It doesn’t matter what her star sign is; any astrology-loving mother will appreciate one of these 14ct gold-plated tarot or cosmic jewellery cases from Lisa Angel.

With various tarot symbol necklaces available, your customers can add a personal touch to their Mother’s Day gift without the hassle of customising it.

6. The creative mum

Luckies of London is a British brand with a plethora of products that cater to the artsy and eccentric. 

Help your customers unleash their mums’ creativity with a DIY bobble hat kit or easy-to-use screenprinting kit – gifts perfect for those looking to take up a new hobby or revive an old one.


7. The pen-to-paper mum

Whether she dreams of publishing a novel or just jots down her thoughts to clear her mind, this wellbeing journal from LSW London is a stationery-lovers dream.  

The brand’s beautiful gold pens are the perfect companion to their journals, so stock up and display them together for an effortless cross-sell.


8. The one who’s just like a mum

Who needs cut flowers with a card this gorgeous? These stunning paper-cut creations from Miss Bespoke Papercuts are cards to keep forever. 

With a diverse selection of hand-painted designs, including this ‘Just like a mum’ card, artist Aimee Richards strives to create art for everybody and offers the perfect sentiment for the other people your customers want to celebrate on the day.


9. The nature-loving mum

For mothers committed to living clean, there’s Nathalie Bond. This small family business in North Wales is on a mission to provide pure, plant-based skincare products for the whole family.

From a gentle rosewater mist that tones, cools and hydrates to mineral-rich, detoxifying bath salts, give your customers access to products that promote pampering without the toxic chemicals.


10. The new mum

Nothing is as precious as the first Mother’s Day, so make room on your shelves with products for brand-new mums. 

Sentimental gifts are the most memorable, like this commemorative first-year photo frame from Sass & Belle that’s sure to make her misty-eyed.



Complete your Mother's Day assortment

Are you ready to stock your shop with products as unique as each mum? Discover Ankorstore’s vast selection of Mother’s Day gifts. The only tricky part for you is having so many fantastic brands to choose from.

Shop Mother’s Day on Ankorstore now.

Pantone’s colour of 2023 – and why you should embrace this vibrant hue

Put on your shades. Pantone’s colour of 2023 has been announced, and it’s as bright as it is beautiful. 

Viva Magenta is a vibrant colour inspired by nature. It says, “Look at me. I am electric, expressive and not afraid to stand out.” It’s a shade that symbolises strength, optimism, and bravery – virtues we could all do with channelling as we welcome a new year and embark on a fresh start.

But who determines the colour of the clothing that hangs from our racks and adorns our favourite celebrities? Who gets to decide what's hot or not? Which paint colours are dated, and which are trending? Which lipstick shades to wipe clean or reapply?

In this case, it's the experts at the Pantone Colour Institute.


What is the Pantone Color Institute?
Why is it important to pay attention to trending colours?
Our top five ways to incorporate Viva Magenta into your product assortment


What is the Pantone Colour Institute?

Recognised and respected worldwide as the authority in colour expertise, Pantone has provided colour insights and solutions since the 1960s.

The Pantone Color Institute team forecasts global colour trends and advises brands when it comes to integrating colour into their brand identities and product development. Simply put, Pantone knows colour, which is why it’s worth taking note of the colour they predict will take the following year by storm.

Why is it important to pay attention to trending colours?

We all have our favourite colours, but there’s no denying that it feels good to be in fashion. As an independent retailer, it’s less of a nice-to-have and more of a necessity. Your customers expect it from you and will look to you for guidance, so make sure you do your homework on the trends in your industry – colours included! 

To meet shoppers' expectations and keep up with competitors, ensure you have the year's hottest hue on your shelves. After all, if your customers can't find trending products in your store, they'll find them elsewhere

Below are some of our favourite magenta products to brighten up your shop shelves and your customers’ lives.

Our top 5 ways to incorporate Viva Magenta into your product assortment

1. Zatchel satchel for out-and-about

Nothing beats a bright accessory, especially for neutral-loving minimalists needing a pop of colour. 

This classic satchel from UK brand Zatchel is hand-made in England using high-quality leather. It doesn’t just stand out for its stunning magenta colour but its detailed cable stitching, nickel silver buckles and concealed magnetic fastenings.

Magenta Zatchel satchel

2. Cosy slippers for around the house

Who says you can’t look stylish when you’re relaxing at home? Self-care includes a luxury pair of slippers, so stock your shelves with these comfortable felt mules made from 100% pure merino wool from the Tyrolean Alps. 

They’re practical as well as cosy, with a non-slip, waterproof sole soaked in natural latex.

Felt slippers

3. Stainless steel water bottle for healthier days

It’s the start of a new year, and with it comes the opportunity to set goals and make resolutions. Whether they plan to hit the gym more regularly or simply stay hydrated, this stainless steel water bottle from Qwetch will ensure your customers form healthy habits in style. 

It’s also watertight, light and compact, which makes it ideal for long runs and days out. 

Qwetch stainless steel water bottle

4. Trendy accessories for the home

It’s a nice idea to adapt your home decor to whatever’s trending, but making radical changes – like repainting walls or buying new furniture – isn’t sustainable. An excellent way for your customers to incorporate fashionable colours around the home is to feature accent accessories that can be rotated yearly or even seasonally.

Our favourite home decor products include this hand-poured, dip-dyed soy wax candle and this abstract acrylic painting by Canadian artist Susannah Bleasby, aptly named ‘Magenta’.

5. Bold and bright cosmetics and jewellery for making a statement

One of the easiest ways for your customers to showcase the season’s hottest colour is by wearing it. Everyone’s taste differs, so we suggest stocking your shop with a variety of magenta make-up and jewellery – from bright quick-drying nail polish and geometric statement earrings to organic lip oil.

Whether your customers want to make a bold statement or simply give a subtle nod to Pantone’s colour of the year 2023, we’re sure you’ll find everything they need in Viva Magenta right here on Ankorstore.