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Bring a smile to your mother's face with a gift that's tasteful and classy. Image Credit: Shutterstock

The one person in your life who deserves endless gifts is most likely your mum. She takes care of the whole brood throughout the year, and now, it's the perfect time to make her realise how special she is. Surprise her with an end-of-the-year gift that she will love, from convenient appliances to luxurious perfumes. If you're mulling over a holiday present for your partner, browse our gift guide for him and her. We've covered the best gifts for children, as well, and there are more choices coming your way, so watch this space.

For now, here's our curated list of gifts for mums that you can choose from, for Christmas, the New Year, or just because. Become an Amazon Prime member and get these gifts delivered as early as tomorrow!

1. Best Alexa Device: Echo Show 8 (2nd generation)


  • A must-have device for the household
  • Connects with other Echo devices
  • Alexa responds to Arabic and English
  • Sets timers, controls smart home devices and has entertainment apps
  • 13MP camera


  • Reviewers say it can lag at times

The Echo Show will bring endless entertainment right to mum, wherever she may be in the house, and will keep her updated on all her favourite cooking videos, yoga clips and TV series. It'll dutifully sit on the kitchen countertop, while keeping her connected to other smart devices at home. If there is more than one Echo device in a different part of the house, mothers can use their Show 8 like an intercom, to announce when dinner's ready or to remind the family that it's time for bed. This helper is the 2nd generation of Echo Show 8, with access to Prime Video, Netflix, Spotify and Ring on its 8-inch touch display. It understands both English and Arabic, so all tasks can be done hands-free. She'll be able to set timers and alarms for whatever's bubbling on the stove, too. Its 13MP camera acts like a security camera, helping keep an eye on little ones and pets via the smartphone.

2. Best Home Appliance: Proscenic M8 Pro Robot Vacuum Cleaner


  • Value for money
  • Self-emptying station that lasts for 90 days
  • 200-minute runtime
  • Mops and vacuums


  • Water tank needs refilling often
  • Bot doesn't have carpet detection for mopping

Nothing will halve the chores around the house quite like a robot vacuum. Add a self-emptying station, and your mum can leave the dusting to this smart bot for up to 90 days. Our Proscenic M8 Pro pick comes with a cleaning base and a mopping function. It runs for 200 minutes on a single charge, covering an indoor space of 250 square metres. The M8 Pro vacuums up to a suction power of 3,000Pa and can mop simultaneously, once it scans the floor plan and adheres to the no-mop and no-go zones set by you. Reviewers say it gets all the corners when dusting, while the mopping is sufficient for in-between upkeep. Find more robot vacuum options here

Bonus: Buy with 0% instalments and pay Dh158.25 for 12 months with select banks. Save Dh400 when you apply a coupon.

3. Best Kitchen Appliance: Panasonic Fully Automatic Breadmaker


  • Completely automatic
  • 32 baking programmes - makes gluten-free bread, cake and jam, too
  • Add nuts and raisins
  • Delay timer up to 13 hours


  • Expensive

Don't reach out for an air fryer again - instead, gift this clever piece of equipment that makes fresh bread from scratch. Bread makers are all the hype lately on social media, and all these automatic machines need is a few ingredients from the pantry. This Panasonic model has built-in yeast and raisin/nut dispensers that take care of what goes in when. Your mum will have access to 32 programmes, meaning the bread maker can whip up anything, from sourdough and gluten-free bread to cake and jam, too. It's the perfect breakfast appliance - you can set up a start timer 13 hours in advance, so expect to wake up to the aroma of freshly baked bread wafting through the house, this holiday season. Happy reviewers say they haven't shopped for bread ever since their purchase!

Bonus: Buy with 0% instalments and pay Dh79.02 for 12 months with select banks.

Warranty: Amazon offers a one-year extended warranty for Dh57 and two years for Dh81.

4. Best Massaging Device: Renpho Back, Neck Massager


  • Eight deep-tissue kneading nodes
  • Heat therapy
  • Massages shoulders, back and neck
  • Comes with a car adapter, too


  • Not wireless

Mums need a break. That’s why this deep-kneading massager is a perfect gift for loosening muscle knots, after a long day. The Renpho device has a U-shaped ergonomic design that can be used on the neck, back and shoulders. Use the optional heat function to add a gentle warmth to soothe aching muscles and improve blood circulation. Reviewers report back on happy mums, who've had success with pain relief and reduced stiff muscles.

5. Best Perfume: Christian Dior Diorissimo, 100ml

Gift mum a royal scent, deeply favoured by the late Princess of Wales, Diana. Dior’s Diorissimo is a classic – introduced in 1956, it’s still a bestseller because of its incredible fragrance. When your mum leaves her home for an evening out, let her be enveloped in a crisp, sweet, feminine scent that lingers wherever she walks. Its fresh floral notes of lily of the valley, jasmine and ylang ylang craft a scent so distinctive that people will remember it as mum passes them by. Dior recommends the perfume for daytime wear.

6. Best Jewellery: Swarovski Millenia Earrings, Blue Crystals

Wrap up these regal drop earrings by Swarovski for your mum. Striking for their octagonal cut, the Millenia pair features a dancing blue stone in the centre, surrounded by white pavé crystals. This is an accessory reserved for special evenings out, lending its wearer an air of elegance. Reviewers say the clasp is sturdy and the crystal has a clear, gorgeous sparkle to it.

7. Best Skincare Package: O HUI The First Geniture Set (9 piece)

Mum deserves nothing but the best, which is why we've picked this nine-piece beauty set by the luxury skincare brand O HUI. Launched in 1997, the South Korean brand caters to premium clientele, with luxurious products that can even double as vanity decor. Its anti-ageing The First Geniture set is dedicated to activating skin regeneration with O HUI's patented stem cell technology. The kit includes bottles of skin softener, emulsion, foam cleanser, intensive cream, water-based cell essential essence and two serums for skin turnover. 

8. Best Watch: Michael Kors Women's Portia Three-Hand Stainless Steel Watch


  • All-gold-tone elegant design
  • Sub-dial with crystals
  • Water-resistant in up to 50 metres
  • Arrives in a Michael Kors gift box


  • Strap band is long

Timeless elegance meets sophisticated charm in the Michael Kors Portia gold-tone watch. It has a neat style but still retains a bit of sparkling brilliance, thanks to the bejewelled sub-dial. The round stainless-steel case is 37mm in size and wraps around the wrist with a mesh band. Since it features water resistance up to a depth of 50 metres, your mum can wear it at the pool or the beach with no worries about splashes or spills. Reviewers have picked this timepiece up frequently for their mothers, so order without hesitation.

Warranty: Amazon offers a one-year extended warranty for Dh52 and two years for Dh73.

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