If you are looking for a small token to give your mother this Mothers Day then a book is always a winner. Whether she loves a good paperback to curl up with, short stories or even art therapy,  you should find the perfect gift in our top books for Mother’s Day selection.

Mothers by Cath Weeks £7.99

This gripping suspenseful drama is for fans of Big Little Lies or those who love Liane Moriarty or Jodi Picoult.  It’s a story for mothers and daughters, about the battles between them, but also the everlasting bond that they share.  It’s about letting your child go pursue their dreams even when you want to hold them near. Could you give your daughter the wings to fly even if you knew a dangerous and devastating secret that you had kept hidden for years?

This beautifully written, sincere and honest novel will definitely pull at your heartstrings.

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

We included this last year in our Summer Beach Reads feature but it is by far our favourite book of 2017 that we had to include it again.

Eleanor Elephant has learnt how to live but not how to survive. She has everything she needs in her life, yet sometimes everything is missing. Living outside the norm, Eleanor sneers at her contemporaries and fills her weekends in a vodka oblivion. Eleanor’s story will play on your mind for the first half of the book and your heart for the remainder.

Funny, sad and engaging with an unexpected twist at the end. A book that will stay with you long after you finish it.

The Moth by Catherine Burns £9.99

Before TV and kindles and mass literacy, people would gather on porches, on the steps outside their homes, and tell stories, bewitching their listeners long into the night as the moths flitted overhead.  The Moth tries to recapture this lost art, helping storytellers talk to their audience and retell their original stories. Originally created for theatre, these stories have now been adapted to paper.

This truly unique book is a collection of 50 of the very best true stories collated by Catherine Burns. Dip in and out of these poignant bite sized gems that will make you laugh and think in equal measure.

The Knackered Mothers Wine Club £14.99

This is one our favourite books for Mother’s Day: Perfect for any mum who loves wine but feel it might be time to extend your wine knowledge!

Helen McGinn has a weekly wine column in the Daily Mail, is the resident wine expert for ITV’s The Alan Titchmarsh Show and has won numerous awards for her blog (of the same name). This newly launched book is the perfect funny antidote for the stuffiness of the wine industry. It’s a knackered mother-friendly wine guide with insider tips on how to choose the right wine for every occasion. Strictly no insipid wines allowed (no more pinot grigio!).

‘Love love love this book. It doesn’t just simplify wine, it simplifies life. Essential reading’

India Knight

Eat Happy: 30 minute feel good food by Melissa Hemsley £12 (RRP £20)

Melissa Hemsley is one half of the Hemsleys (the bestselling authors of The Art of Eating Well and Good + Simple with a London cafe)’.  This newly published cookbook features 120 brand new quick and easy recipes using supermarket ingredients and designed to see you through the whole week.

From tempting breakfasts to family dinners and lunches, as well as party food, snacks, baking, desserts, drinks, and simple, healthier versions of takeaway favourites. Buy this for your mum and then make sure you’re invited for Sunday lunch!

In Vogue – An illustrated History of the World’s Most Famous Fashion Magazine £29.95

This is a beautifully illustrated coffee table book for any mother who loves fashion. From the rise of the illustrated fashion catalogue in the late 19th century to its current status as the top style magazine today, Vogue magazine has been at the forefront of a movement that brought together the world of high art, high society, and haute couture.

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Moleskine Recipe Journal £12

If your mum is anything like ours, she probably has recipe clippings sticking out of every cook book.  This is the perfect gift to keep all her precious family recipes in one place. There are  little tabs to separate starters, mains and desserts and it also has blank tabs you can customise yourself.  The journal has a good structure and there’s plenty of room to record all the important details you need to re-create a perfect family supper.

If cooking isn’t your mum’s thing then check out the other journals in this range: gardening journal, a wellness journal, a wine journal and a travel journal.

The Mum £4

We can’t help but love the Ladybird ‘How it works’ series. The Mum is no different and a great little extra gift for Mothers Day. It’s funny enough to get a good giggle but not sarcastic enough to get a smack for giving it!

mothers day books50 Things About My Mother £11.99

This gift does require a little forward planning but it’s entirely worth it. This paperback size book gives you 50 prompts to help capture all the details that make your mother unique and special to you: her talents, traits, why you admire her, memories you share with her and lots more.

This is the ultimate thoughtful gift that really personifies your unique love for your unique mum.

Mothers Day Book of Minfulness Colouring £4.99

This is the perfect book for any well deserving mother to lose herself in these beautiful illustrations. Whether this is a book bought for you or for your own mother, you are bound to feel more relaxed and positive through a bit of art therapy.