12 local last-minute gifts you can buy your Mum this Mother’s Day from Liverpool
2 years ago
Mother’s Day is fast approaching and there’s lots of things you can treat your Mum to across Liverpool
She spent years picking your dirty socks up off the floor, chasing after you to school when you’d forgotten your PE kit, and giving you a hug when your latest love had broken your heart – and she’s still there with constant support and words of wisdom, and a Sunday roast that’d put Gordon Ramsay to shame.
That’s worth a thank you surely?!
So why not treat your mum with something that tells her how great she is, like a fab gift that you can get right here in the city…
Nature’s Treasure, Royal Albert Dock
This dockside treasure trove is a paradise of natural world wonders, with an assortment of silver and fashion jewellery, unique home furnishings and eye-catching crystals, so you know any gift’ll be one of a kind – just like she is!
Sponsor an animal at Freshfields
Now this is cute, it’s kind and it’ll help make a difference!
Freshfields Animal Rescue is asking you to consider a bit of a different gift this Mother’s Day, by sponsoring an animal. From £4.50 a month or a one-off annual payment of £40, you could sponsor a dog or a farm animal, or how about a rabbit mother and her babies? (What could be more fitting for Mothers Day?). Your mum will receive a sponsorship certificate, a photo of her animal and a Freshfields car sticker, and she’s get a yearly email update about her chosen animal.
Now that’ll put a smile on any animal-loving mum’s face.
Scouse Bird Shop
The Scouse Bird Shop is the perfect place to find your Ma the perfect gift this Mother’s Day. It’s pretty much an Aladdin’s Cave of treats for your mum with everything from Liverpool inspired gifts, beauty items, clothing and even Spanish cleaning products (that we know every Mum in Liverpool loves). If she’s a gin lover be sure to check out the now famous Scouse Bird Gin and there’s even a dedicated Mother’s Day guide on the website here.
Say it with flowers at MQ Flowers, Metquarter
What did the Scouse lad get his mum for Mother’s Day? Son flowers! Terrible jokes aside, you can’t ever go wrong with a beautiful bouquet for Mother’s Day, and MQ Flowers at Metquarter is a family-run florist that specialises in fresh flowers and arrangements, and will be happy to offer advice on the best blooms for your mum.
So whether you know exactly what she loves or maybe you just know she likes ‘those big yellow ones’, the team’s more than happy to give you a helping hand. Give them a call on 07989 227979 or pop in for a chat.
The Nest, The Colonnades, Albert Dock
Ooh, you’ll find loads of lovely things in here, with a collection of handmade goodies from Liverpool and the surrounding regions – the Nest is the perfect place to support local independent businesses and buy the best pressie for your ma. You’ll find colourful prints, jewellery, dried flower bouquets, greetings cards and more, so if you’re looking for inspiration…it’s a good place to start. We like the ‘Alright, Tatty ‘Ed’ Organic Cotton Tote Bag, for £12.
What about a reminder of the Liverpool she loves to hang on the wall? Championing local art and photography, Liverpool Pictures is a gallery with the soul of the city at its centre. You can choose from a range of prints, pictures and photographs capturing the region’s most iconic destinations by artists like Ian Fennelly, Andrea Harvey and Ron Davies.
Still on the art front – The Art Quarter at Metquarter, Whitechapel
Art Quarter is a great collective of local artists who have come together to make art more accessible on the high street, with work in pastels, acrylic painting, photography, letterpress and glasswork. The artists work in the shop so you’ll even have a chance to speak to the person who created the work in front of you. They also stock a great range of greetings cards perfect for the occasion.
There are few mums who won’t appreciate the chance to lie back and have a luxury massage or a fabulous facial to make her feel 10 years younger!
Thankfully the city’s got some of the best spas and they’ve got great offers just for your mum (and you if you’re lucky!).
For just £160 at Maya Blue Wellness at the Titanic Hotel Liverpool, two people can relax and unwind with an indulgent treatment package, including an ESPA personalised express facial and a back, neck and shoulder massage, plus one hour’s access to the tranquil thermal suite where they can dip into the hydrotherapy pool to soak away the stress or dissolve into the warmth of the sauna, steam room and sanarium.
Urban Calm have got great packages available between March 21-27. At its Aintree salon you can get an Eve Taylor facial, warming back, neck and shoulder massage, and a glass of pink prosecco for £50; and in the city spa, it’s £50 for a Dermalogica Pro Skin 30 facial and warming back, neck and shoulder massage.
Or treat her to a voucher for Chill Out Spa, Knowsley, and she can use it whenever she wants. It’s a gorgeous spa within the gated walls of Knowsley Hall and there are always brilliant packages on like their Chill and Tonic half day package for just £65 per person which includes a one hour treatment, followed by a tapas style platter and glass of prosecco in the bistro.
Tate Liverpool Shop
You can enjoy a shufty around the amazing gallery when you pick up a gift from Tate Liverpool, and the gift shop is a goldmine for art and design lovers. Alongside Tate’s own merchandise, you can find stationery, prints, art materials and a well-curated book selection.
Say It With Diamonds, Metquarter
From gifts under £50, to something for all ages, the Liverpool-based jewellers has got meaningful pressies for mums, grandmothers, Godmothers or anyone who’s particularly special this Mother’s Day.
How about its Circle of Life Sterling Silver Necklace, £48, representing never-ending love; a winged initial necklace, from £165, or – if you really want to push the boat out – a 0.75ct tennis bracelet in 9ct Gold, for £1,195?
Owner of SIWD, Charlotte Donoghue, says: “Mother’s Day is the perfect time to show that special someone how much you appreciate everything they do.”
Red Run Activewear,The Colonnades, Albert Dock
For the mum who’s always out and about and into exercise, or just likes to feel good when she looks good, a pair of new leggings or a slinky sports top from Red Run Activewear is the ideal wardrobe glow up. Their range of clothing is high quality, comfortable, sustainable and super stylish, from their comfy tracksuits to their Parisian Night wool beanie.
Food, glorious food
AND of course, no mum will refuse a magnificent meal, and there are some very special deals on at restaurants across the city with Mother’s Day menus and complimentary gifts.
So if that’s something you think your mum would love, you’d best get booking now. So click HERE for inspiration.