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DIY Mum: Alternative Mother’s Day Gifts


Mother’s Day gives every son and daughter the chance to say thanks for everything their mum does for them.

But this year, say no to a bouquet of flowers, turn your back on a box of chocolates and wave goodbye to bath sets. Why not buy your mum something practical that she can use to do what mothers do best – fix, repair and improve.

For inspiration this Mother’s Day, follow this alternative gift-buying guide and bring a smile to your mum’s face on March 11.

At one with Mother Nature

For the mother who loves her garden, getting some new equipment and tools to tame her grass, plants and trees is perfect.

Earn extra brownie points and surprise mum with a pair of power-assisted EasyPrune secateurs from Bosch. Where conventional secateurs reach their limits, the EasyPrune’s technology is just getting started, effortlessly cutting through thick and thin branches.

For everyday gardening such as tidying up and trimming edges to creative shaping of topiary, the Isio Cordless shrub and grass shear set is a lightweight tool that is perfect for tackling evergreens and small leafed plants. To really get the most out of it, pair with the matching telescopic handleso your mum isn’t left stretching to reach high spots, and let her keep her plants healthy and happy with the Isio sprayer.

The must-have gift this Mother’s Day if you’ve got a tech-loving mum that goes crazy for the latest gadgets, the EasyCut12 is a world first from Bosch with its patented NanoBlade technology. This cordless mini saw was a finalist or RHS product of the year at the Chelsea Flower Show, and will allow your mum to make clean precise cuts with minimal vibration and is ideal for pruning bushes and cutting small branches

DIY goddess

Don’t be fooled into thinking DIY tools are for Father’s Day – oh, you’d be seriously mistaken. Investing in some new tools for your mum could help her tackle her next project and upcycle old furniture – or even help you with a few household tasks!

The Bosch IXO isn’t just an ideal gift for Mother’s Day, it’s a gift for life! Ergonomic and compact, this small, handy, and, cordless screwdriver can take on a wide variety of everyday screw driving tasks. It’s the must have item in every mum’s toolbox.

Get your mum to throw out her old tape measure and bring the digital laser to her toolbox. With its one-button operation and easy-to-read screen the Zamo makes measuring simple, perfect for the busy mum in your life. Lengths and distances of up to 20m can be determined quickly and precisely, so it’s well suited to indoor DIY measuring jobs and will leave her regular tape measure stuck in the past.

Help mum to avoid future DIY disasters with the Truvo multi-detector from Bosch Home and Garden. The Truvo detects live cables and metal objects that we’re unable to see and automatically calibrates once it’s switched on. Due to its one button operation and ‘traffic light’ LED system with audible warning sounds, the Truvo is easy to use and a must have for most DIY home décor projects.


Find inspiration and guidance, project ideas, tricks and tips for all areas of DIY and gardening to help make your house a home visit Bosch