Watch Guru: Mother's Day Gift Guide 2021

Watch Guru: Mother's Day Gift Guide 2021

As an avid consumer of affordable watches with amazing quality, our Watch Guru Joshua Clare-Flagg from the popular watch blog Watch It All About is giving an insight into his thoughts on the watch world.

Treat your mum to something special this Mother’s Day. After all, she did give birth to you. In this article, I’ve hand picked some perfect options, including some you may not have thought of yet. All you have to do is choose which one would be best for your mum!

Why Choose a Watch for Your Mum?

A watch is one of the best gifts you can buy. It’s practical, meaningful, and a fashion accessory all rolled into one item. What's more, watches come in all shapes and sizes, across all budgets - so no matter what you can afford, there’s always one out there for you and your mum. Now we’re in agreement that watches are the way to go - let’s check out some options. Remember, is your number one choice for brands, so you’re guaranteed to find something!

For the Classic Mum

If your mum would prefer something timeless, classy and elegant, then this Citizen Silhouette is perfect. It features Swarovski crystals set on an elegant blue dial and a stunning Cabochon Crown to match. It’s also powered by Citizen’s Eco-Drive technology – powered by any light, and never needs a battery.

Ladies Citizen Silhouette Crystal Watch EW2540-83L

For the Elegant Mum

Certina were founded in 1888, and therefore have a rich heritage in the watch stratosphere. This DS Queen is true to their purpose: to create outstanding quality at an affordable price. The striking red throughout the bezel and strap is the epitome of elegance, and is sure to catch the eye.

Ladies Certina DS Queen Lady Watch C0182101642700

For the Modern Mum

There’s nothing cooler than a Casio Baby-G. Fact. As part of Casio’s renowned G-shock family, this will take a beating and keep on going, perfect for the modern mum who has to tackle so much at once. Plus, just look at that distinctive, sumptuous pink.

Ladies Casio Baby-G Alarm Chronograph Watch BG-169R-4ER

Buying Luxury for Mum

Luxury watches are more than just a fashion timepiece, they’re a statement; an extension of you. They’re often built to the highest standard, and therefore will likely last decades. As each year passes, the bond between watch and owner will strengthen, and your mother will think of you every time she glances down to her beautiful luxury watch.

For Mum's Dressed to the Nines

Maurice Lacroix is a delightfully sophisticated brand, with a number of beautiful watches. This FIABA Moonphase sports a collection of diamonds on the dial, which works well with the rose gold accents on the bezel, crown hands and bracelet. The moonphase indicator is the star of the show though, which rotates every lunar month (29.5 days).

 Maurice Lacroix Watch FA1084-PVP13-150-1

Buying a Smartwatch for Mum

Over the past few years, smartwatches have become more and more popular and prominent. Many integrate flawlessly with your phone, no matter what brand you use, and provide important alerts and extra functionality that you didn’t realise you wanted so much.

For the Tech Savvy Mum

Radley are synonymous with gorgeous leather goods, and their Smart Series 1 is just as elegant. It’s stylish, exceptionally practical, and perfectly discreet, meaning it’s very easy to wear all day.
Ladies Radley Smart Series 1 Bluetooth Smartwatch RYS01-2008

Jewellery for Mum

Jewellery is a beautiful gift option. A well-thought out, quality piece of jewellery offered as a gift will be cherished for many years to come.

For the Blingy Mum

The dozens of fabled Swarovski crystals found on these stunning oversized drop earrings are sure to impress. On top of that, they’re made of Rhodium, which is an extraordinarily rare, silvery-white, hard, corrosion-resistant metal.

Ladies Swarovski Rhodium Plated Attract Light Earrings 5197458

For the Glam Mum

Picture the scene; your mum waltzing down the red carpet, alongside dozens of A-list celebs. On her wrist? None other than this delightfully glamorous Club bracelet from Thomas Sabo. The wows will be rolling in thanks to its facetted, simulated haematite, rose quartz and cultivated freshwater pearls with 925 Sterling silver.

THOMAS SABO Charm Club Bracelet X0188-581-7-M

Gift Sets for Mum

The great thing about a gift set is that you get an item of jewellery alongside a watch, which match together seamlessly.

For the Double the Trouble Mum

For the mum who’s a party-goer at heart (but unfortunately is locked down like the rest of us), then this set from Anne Klein has not two, not three, but four items; a lovely rose gold plated watch with a mother of pearl dial alongside a trio of stunning bracelets.

Ladies Anne Klein Watch AK/N1470RGST

For the Always Perfectly Dressed Mum

Citizen are one of the largest watch manufacturers in the world, so they certainly know what they’re doing. In turn, you’re guaranteed to get a solid, high-quality timepiece. Eco-Drive technology means that the watch is powered by light, so you’ll never need to replace the battery, and the crystals across both items and the mother-of-pearl dial sets this set apart.

Ladies Citizen Silhouette Crystal Gift Set Watch EW1990-58D-SET

Final Thoughts

No matter which watch you choose, a gift from their child will be treasured by any mum. So be sure to check out my selections and pick the one that suits your mum best!