Mother’s Day gifts from your local indies
Forgo the bunch of tulips for something a more chic, from glossy scented candles, glossy books to chic jewellery, here's a curated selection from our local Indie Store sellers
Not all heroes wear a catsuit
Who needs a catsuit and mask, when superhero mums can be found in joggers, gym leggings and even their PJs. Say thank you for the hours of home school, lockdown walks and reassuring hugs with this super-cool graphic sweatshirt from sustainable fashion brand Another Epic Day. This sweatshirt is made from recycled organic cotton and recycled plastic water bottles (12 1.5L water bottles to be exact). Plus they do kids versions too for mini me twinning.
Heart of gold
Limezest Jewellery is chocablock with ravishing, handmade pieces and these gold charm necklaces are simply gorgeous. Crafted in Lisa’s West Berkshire studio, just choose the letter of your loved one and get your bespoke necklace made to order.
Scent with love
Fill her favourite room with the scent of Garden Party – a fragrant blend of tea rose, cut grass, jasmine, cyclamen and lilies from Berks-based luxury candlemaker Literati & Light. Inspired by Katherine Mansfield’s short story “The Garden Party”, this soy wax candle has a whiff of the good times to come.
Let her relive her musical youth in the glossy pages of Mick Rock's photographs of Debbie Harry and Blondie. This is a coffee table for Blondie fans, kitchen dancers and lovers of red lippie. A homage to a pop icon, captured by a legendary English photographer.
Statement earrings don't need to dangle. These stunning sterling silver creepers are a cool twist on a simple stud, available from Wokingham's Rococo Jewellery.
Frock 'n' roll
There is life after joggers and there's no better time than Mother's Day to entice her into something a bit fancy. This Suncoo floral print dress from Newbury-based boutique Fifi & Moose is one of those perfect frocks that looks great with trainers, sandals, boots and heels. We love.
Lockdown has seen an explosion of new gardeners. Keen, have a go heroes who dig, sow and plant… but don't have a clue. This brilliant book from the Royal Horticultural Guide gives you all the basics. Order from The Little Bookshop in Cookham.
Let the good times be gin
If your Mum is a G&T woman, she’ll want to try this elixir, distilled in West Berkshire using botanicals found on Yattendon Estate. Berkshire Botanical comes in all manner of flavours but we fancy the Raspberry and Rhubarb Gin which has a summery twist..
Have a word
Love this idea. A stack of storytelling rings with words that mean something – favourite song lyrics, a poem, in-jokes and special dates. It’s your story and you can tell in teeny tiny writing on three rings handmade by Lisa at Limezest Jewellery. A gorgeous gift.
Mum to a tea
If you think your mum's on the verge of having a Great Garbo moment, dramatically announcing ‘I want to be alone’, then this Apothenie gift box is just what she needs right now. Choose one of their natural 100% essential oil luxury candles, add a calming pot of loose leaf tea and it’ll be beautifully boxed with a rose gold tea strainer and tied with a ribbon. Then give the woman space to chill.
Step away from the Pinterest boards, interiors addicts love drooling over some of most fabulous homes in the world. Inspiration overload.… or just a very chic coffee table addition. Available from The Little Bookshop in Cookham.
Me this summer in mug form! Bikini, big shades and lippy with attitude. This novelty buy from Pangbourne's Little Labels is guaranteed to put a smile on her face (especially if you fill it with the Long Island kind of tea).
RAY OF LIGHT
If there was ever a piece of jewellery that symbolised our slow walk to freedom, it's Alex Monroe's Ray of Hope necklace from Rococo Jewellery in Wokingham. A stunning golden sun shines through a silver cloud in a necklace bursting with positivity.
If your Mum has a bulging booze cabinet and an established spirits palate (hey, who doesn’t love working their way through the cocktail menu?) she might fancy a 137 Martini. It’s a pre-made cocktail from 137 Gin with a tasty twist on the traditional recipe of gin, sweet vermouth and either triple sec or orange curacao. Cheers.