It’s that time of year again. The days are getting longer, the temperature is rising and the daffodils are out. But, most importantly, it’s almost Mother’s Day – the annual celebration of all mother figures in our lives.
Whether you’re looking to spoil your mum rotten, or give something unique to an important person in your life, the City of London is full of the best spots and shops to find the perfect gift.
We’ve scoured the Square Mile to find the most thoughtful gifts to give your matriarch this Mother’s Day so you don’t have to. Check out our list below.
I Love You Mum Letterbox Cookie, £20 (Main Image)
Based in East London, Baked by Steph is a team of talented bakers with an artistic flare. Put a smile on your mum’s face with a little, coulourful sweet treat to say thank you for all she does. Each handmade iced cookie is beautifully detailed. Plus, the company also takes commissions if you’re looking for something different and original.
Jo Malone Sea Daffodil Cologne, 50ml, £76
Inspired by the freshness of the sea washing over a pebbly beach, the scent is infused with ylang ylang and is rooted with warm vanilla entwined with sandalwood. You’ll be transported to sunnier climes in no time.
Broadbase Mother Tattoo Card
Get your hands on this unique card from graphic design duo Broadbase. Based in East London, the crafters have been designing for over three decades, and their greetings cards have been sold throughout the Design Museum and the V&A. Each card comes with a skin safe temporary tattoo, so your mum can wear your love with pride… for a couple of weeks.
Aspinal, Midi Mayfair Bag, Willow Patent Croc, £595
Perfect for the high-flying, stylish woman in your life, this handmade leather compact can be carried by the top handle or worn across the body. Coming in many beautiful colours, we love this Willow Croc pastel green, which will stand out against any outfit. The go-to bag for after-work drinks or weekend brunches.
Olverum Bath Oil, 125ml, £36.50
Inspired by a spa in Baden-Baden back in 1931, the restorative bath oil revives tired muscles and awakens your senses with an invigorating medley of concentrated essential oils, including eucalyptus, Siberian fir needle and geranium. Transport to a scandinavian spa with the rich, timeless fragrance before leaving the bath feeling soft, supple and revived. Thank us later.
Vashi, Lovestrike Pavé Bracelet, £650
Get ready to really impress your mother with this delicate bracelet from Vashi. Taking inspiration from the sound waves of your heartbeat, the wavy piece of jewellery is going to pull on your mother’s heart strings. The gorgeous bracelet is set with mismatched pavé diamonds, creating a graduating and sophisticated sparkle.
The Green Roasting Tin: Vegan and Vegetarian One Dish Dinners (Hardback), £17.99
From the highly-acclaimed author of the successful cookbook The Roasting Tin, the new fuss-free vegetarian and vegan version is on our wish lists. A kitchen essential, the one tray cook book is full of quick and easy recipes that will get even the laziest chef excited.
Boodles, Large Roulette Yellow Gold Diamond Earrings, £6,300
Looking to go all out this year? Really take their breath away with these contemporary and timeless earrings from Boodles. The large earrings are set with 1.20 carat of round-brilliant cut diamonds in 18-karat yellow gold with post and butterfly back fastenings. The incredibly beautiful earrings are sure to get people talking.
Reiss, LIZZY Floral Print Satin Blouse, £148
One for the laid back, fashion-conscious mum, the relaxed Lizzy blouse in blue and white satin is perfect for any occasion. Effortlessly chic, the shirt is a sure-fire winner in the present olympics.
Fortnum & Mason, The Mother’s Day Tea Hamper, £78
A fail-safe Mother’ Day gift, the hamper from Fortnum & Mason is sure to make your loved one happy. Packed with teas and nibbles, The Mother’s Day Tea Hamper includes buttery shortbread biscuits, pink Marc de Champagne truffles and ruby chocolate florentines, plus much more.