Looking for practically perfect Mother’s Day presents? A gorgeous and cosy pair of socks and/or gloves are great for chilly racedays and stay-at-home snuggles!
Please note: it’s that time of year when various sales are ending and new stock is arriving, so prices and details are correct at time of writing but may be subject to change.
Ideal for longer wellies, boots and waders, these socks have a ribbed design and turnover tops.
With high performance thermal yarn and innovative knitting technology they are 7x warmer than a basic cotton sock, and with superior moisture handling and breathability.
Available in four colours: Berry/Lightest Pink, Black/Cream, Mid Brown/Cream and Navy/Wisteria.
Price: £12.99 from Sock Shop
These snuggly wristwarmers are crafted in sublimely comfortable ecoluxe cashmere – made from 70% Recycled Cashmere and 30% New Cashmere.
Each pair covers your wrists, hands and forearms while leaving your fingers free for everyday practicality, meaning you can keep them on all day if the weather requires.
Price: £52 from Celtic & Co.
The women’s Knitted Cuff Wellington Sock brings exceptional comfort to your mother’s welly boots. Lightweight fleece is coupled with a chunky knit for superb cosiness.
Worn inside welly boots as a warm lining, the chunky 100% acrylic knit cuff provides a snug fit.
Price: £10 from Regatta.
A sock that will be loved by many, the Ladies Ptarmigan sock brings elegance and practicality to the outdoors. With its diamond roll top design, the sock offers maximum comfort thanks to its nylon reinforced heel and toe so your mum can enjoy her day at ease.
She can pair these with her favourite boots and tweed for the ultimate country or Jumps raceday outfit! Made from Merino/Acrylic/Lycra, they are machine washable.
Price: £59.95 from Philip Morris and Son.
These Ladies Classic Cashmere Lined Leather Gloves are individually hand-stitched in Aspinal of London’s workshops by their master leather craftsmen using only the finest soft and buttery Nappa leather. They are lined in 100% pure Cashmere for extra comfort.
Available in red, black, brown or burgundy.
Price: Was £95, now £47.50 from Aspinal of London.
Tell your mum how much of a star she is with these Personalised Socks! They feature a message of your choice to appear on the soles alongside gold stars on the ankle. They’re a perfect cosy gift for a super mum this Mother’s Day!
Each sock can be personalised with a separate message. Socks available in one size: 4–7. High cotton blend.
Price: £13.99 from Getting Personal.
Featuring faux-pony front panels in a Leopard design these eye-catching gloves have adjustable cuffs and touchscreen tips, so there’s no need to take them off to use the mobile phone – very handy!!
Price: Was £22 now £17.50 from ASOS.
The perfect partner for your knee-high boots or wellies, these knitted socks from Joules are thick, cosy and soft. Available in Gold or French Navy.
Tom Joule started selling clothing on a stand at a country show in Leicestershire in 1989. He could see that countrry clothing was very practical but lacked an edge – there was nothing for people who wanted a balance of style and practicality. He set about reinventing traditional British clothing by adding twists to classic pieces.
Price: £12.95 from Joules.
For top designer products at more affordable prices, surprise your mother with a vintage gift. These vintage CHANEL Logo Ladies Gloves Orange Pink Python gloves in size 7 ½ are brightly patterned on the top and black leather on the palm; only one pair available. The left-hand palm has a tiny zipped pocket – slip in a lucky sixpence for her racing day out!
Price: £385 from Open for Vintage.
Water-resistant, touchscreen-friendly and fleece-lined; these Sealskinz Women’s Fairfield Gloves are perfect for winter racedays. Featuring NANOSEALZ technology, the coated fabric is able to repel rain, protecting in the dampest conditions. A Silicone palm increases grip while the fast-drying nano fabric will keep hands protected in damp conditions.
Price: Was £30, now £21 from Millets.
Toasty fingers are happy fingers, so treat your mum’s to these pure cashmere gloves. They have eye-catching contrast stripes as well as ribbed detailing to help them stay put. Lightweight and with a fine knit, they’re easy to wear under coat sleeves (zero bunching involved) and are so very soft.
Also available in Chalky Pink/Navy, or Ivory Multi Stripe.
Price: Was £45, now £22.50 from Boden.
A pack of three pairs of socks with a stripe design from Gentle Grip, featuring a special honeycomb knit top that moulds to the contours of your mum’s legs without leaving constriction rings.
In soft touch cotton rich fabric, the design of these socks avoids restriction and pressure hotspots.
Price: £7.99 from M&Co.
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