7 of the best Mother’s Day gifts
The countdown to Mother’s Day is on (14 March)! These gorgeous gifts from Herts & Beds indies will keep all our amazing mums happy (or call it inspiration for your kids/other half – hint hint).
I’m totally in love with these beautiful art deco-inspired crystalware flacons from Berkhamsted’s Tobias Oliver Interiors. The four hand-cut crystal perfume bottles from Reflections Copenhagen evoke the vibe of a vintage boudoir and will look stunning placed on a dressing table. A bit pricey, yes, but your mum will feel incredibly spoilt (as she rightly deserves to be), plus there’s 15% off all purchases until 14 March – just use the code MOTHER15.
ANOTHER EPIC DAY
One of our beloved Little Black Books, Beds-based Another Epic Day is known for its cool, nostalgic designs, coupled with a wicked sense of humour. A brilliant gift for the hero in your life aka your mum, their Hero range (from aprons and tops to totes and prints) says it all!
Another of our Little Black Books, and affectionally known as The Lobster Pot to Herts locals, founder Jo is known for her quirky and colourful prints, tea towels and cards, like this little beauty. Whatever you call the main lady in your life, all mums are queens (of everything), so she’ll be tickled pink with this card.
This Knebworth spa is at the top of my list to visit once lockdown allows, but for now, you can treat your mum to some blissful pampering with their ELEMIS Superfood Superstars Skincare Gift Set. This calming collection is said to give skin an outdoor-fresh glow (and we all need that after being cooped up), and contains Cleansing Foam, Hydration Juice and Facial Oil. The set’s half price at the mo, so get a move on and grab your mum a barg!
£48.30 (usually £110)
AUTUMN BELLA DESIGNS
Send your mum some beautiful flowers that won’t be wilting come the 15th with this pretty LOVE Rainbow Flowers print. A favourite Little Black Book, Autumn Bella’s founder Amy creates bespoke prints and cards that are hand-drawn and printed for that special touch, so if you want to add your own message of love with the print, just include it in the personalisation box when you place your order.
MAKE A BOTTLE
You may not be able to hug your mum just yet, but you can still help her celebrate how fab she is with a delish bottle of fizz that has her name all over it – literally. Having spent years in the wine industry, Hannah, founder of Herts-based Make a Bottle (another of our Little Black Books), knows her tipples. She also has a flair for designing bespoke labels. A bottle of bubbles with a special message dedicated to the lady you love? Perfect!
COOKING & CARAFES
Kate handpicks foodie and nature inspired gifts from local suppliers to sell on her online shop. For mum’s day, she’s put together this little bundle: an exclusive print of your choice by Herts-based artist, Judy Blue Designs; Basil Piccolo Seeds; an organic cotton tea towel by Hertford-based artist, Betty Gove; plus a gorgeous Tranquillo Candle by another Herts local, Daffodils & Rhubarb. Showing your love and supporting local, all in one!