15 Fabulous Mother’s Day gifts
The countdown to Mother's Day is on! Cards at the ready - we've got gorgeous gift ideas (including loads of local buys) for cool mamas. Or call it inspiration for yourself. Hint hint!
Got a mum that likes to travel – or just steal forty winks now and then? This pretty, soft fabric eye mask in pink rose from Petersfield’s Velvet & Rose boutique is satin backed with a lightly elasticated headband and a drawstring bag. While you’re there, check out the gorgeous summery floral print PJs, too…
Word in your shell-like
Taking inspiration from our beautiful coastline, mum is sure to heart these gorgeous bubble stud earrings from Southsea’s Charlotte Cornelius Jewellery just as much as we do.
Fine English sparkling wine home grown on Hampshire’s chalky soil and a box of Charbonnel et Walker’s, Royal Warrant Milk Sea Salted Caramel Truffles? This delicious duo of classic RB|32 Baby Brut and super indulgent chocs from Exton Park vineyard is bound to make a pleasing Mother’s Day gift. Muddy doesn’t share – but will mum? Doubtful…
Relaxing scented candles are always a good Mother’s Day gift. This one, from Isle of Wight brand Duxmore Botanics, is sure to please. Made with 100% natural ingredients, it combines pure essential oils of Geranium, Bergamot and Lavender with a fresh, floral scent and clean, citrus top notes *deep inhale*.
Sunday evenings are made for snuggling up on the sofa and made all the more cosy with a good blanket – perfect after a long day of being spoiled on Mother’s Day. We’re totally in love with these gorgeous Lambswool herringbone numbers from the Isle of Wight’s XV Stripes. Find them online and at the Yarmouth Shop. Cute doggie not included (sorry).
For the Hampshire mum with everything, how about gifting a day out at the gorgeous Bombay Sapphire Distillery? Buy a voucher for the value of a tour, creative cocktail experience or both and they’ll have a whole year to redeem it. Cheers!
Practical and pretty, Rosebourne garden centre in Weyhill, near Andover, always has a great selection of well-priced and giftable Spring planters. Also a great Mother’s Day gift, house plants on sale here and flowering now include anthuriums, orchids, azaleas and dianthus. While you’re there, why not pick up some new season gardening gloves to go with? The neighbours will be green with envy…
Speaking of plants, leave boring old flowers for your siblings (ha!) and get her this totally chic watering can for her indoor flora instead. From Oliver Bonas, it’s both practical and a sideboard statement.
In the pink
Keep the chill off her Spring walk with this herringbone scarf from Stockbridge’s Cleverly Wrapped boutique, woven from a soft cashmere wool blend. Like all the great range here it’ll be beautifully gift wrapped by the team.
This nourishing facial oil with its fragrant blend of Lunaria and meadow flower oils from ultra bee-friendly Hampshire beauty brand, Bee Good, softens, hydrates and smells amazing.
Treat her feet to a pair of super-soft cashmere socks from The White Company – we love this pretty pastel blue. Pop into Gun Wharf, West Quay or Winchester or get them online.
Mother’s Day breakfast in bed (coffee and croissants please) will be all the sweeter served on this cute little daffodil-yellow enamel tray and just as stylish afterwards for tea and biscuits. Find it at Hampshire-based online homewares and gift shop, Turnbull and Hooch.
The Isle of Wight bestseller makes a great Mother’s Day gift and superb summer cocktails (the sun’s coming soon – surely?). For this one, pour 50ml of Mermaid Pink Gin and 100ml of apple juice into an ice-filled highball glass. Top with light tonic and finish with a sprig of mint and a wheel of cucumber. Get it now from the distillery and get a free gift, too. Bonus!
Beautiful Spring cherry blossom is on the trees and on this pretty embroidered pouch from Winchester’s Muddy Award-winning H&B Style, a perfect clutch to keep all her daily essentials in.
Chocolates are a classic for a reason – and this box of 16 truffle hearts is a no-brainer with rich hazelnut praline and smooth salted caramel. Head to the stores in Winchester and Southampton to shop (and snack).