450 Years

THE EDIT: MOTHER’S DAY

From home comforts to stylish accessories, put a smile on mum’s face with a thoughtful delivery to show how much you care

01 March, 2021

Be it your own mother or another mother you know, celebrate the supermums in your life with a little something to acknowledge the special role they play and the extra challenges they’ve faced in the past year. 


FILLED WITH LOVE

The Mother’s Day Tea Basket, £75, Fortnum & Mason; The Mother’s Day Hamper, £100, Fortnum & Mason

What could be better to see Mum through the last month of lockdown than a hamper full of Fortnum’s treats? The perfect delivery to brighten anyone’s day, choose from a wide range of options including The Mother’s Day Hamper, which is packed with treats such as aromatic teas, indulgent biscuits, luxury preserves and delicious chocolates; The Mother’s Day Tea Basket, which is filled with special loose leaf tea blends, shortbread biscuits, pink Marc de Champagne truffles, Victoria plum preserve and a bottle of bubbly; and The Mother’s Day Breakfast Box, which comes complete with granola, smoked salmon, eggs, a loaf of sourdough, salted butter, coffee, tea, preserves and champagne.


TWINKLE IN HER EYE

Pearl and diamond necklace, £4,285, Searle & Co.; Constellation quartz 25mm, £6,580, Omega; Vintage lace bracelet set with Ashoka and brilliant cut diamonds in platinum, £400,000, Boodles; Kensington ring in citrine, prasiolite and 14k satin rose gold, £625, Tateossian

For something that Mum can treasure forever, a piece of jewellery won’t fail to make her feel extra special, and she’s sure to think of you with fondness every time she wears it. Add a little sparkle to her life with one of these stunning pieces from Searle & Co., Omega, Boodles, and Tateossian.


HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS

Clockwise from top right: Electrique pillow, £1,570, Hermès; Alfredo vase in light green, £150, Georg Jensen; Peony & moss charity candle, £49 for 200g, Jo Malone London; Tea strainer & long-handled caddy spoon set, £80, Fortnum & Mason

Anything to inject new and uplifting energy into the home is bound to be a welcome Mother’s Day gift. If you’re going down the traditional route of sending flowers, why not accompany them with a new vessel that can be used time and time again, such as this sculptural green glass vase from Georg Jensen. Or, bring the scent of spring indoors with Jo Malone London’s peony & moss charity candle, which includes a donation to a mental health charity with every sale.

This silver-plated tea strainer set will bring the elegance of Fortnum’s famous afternoon tea ceremonies into Mum’s sitting room, and encourage her to take some time to unwind and enjoy a mindful moment to herself, while Hermès’ Electrique pillow will make her feel like the queen that she is, whether relaxing on the sofa or adding a touch of comfort to her work-from-home set-up.


FINISHING TOUCH

Clockwise from top right: Red woven concertina tall purse, £95, Sagebrown; Hot air balloon scarf in navy pure silk, £125, Aspinal of London; Limited edition yellow hibiscus cologne, from £52 for 30ml, Jo Malone London; TD649 Col.1871 optical frames in emerald green acetate, £POA, Tom Davies

With freedom finally on the horizon it’s time to inject a bit of pizazz back into our wardrobes. Get your mum excited about re-entering the wider world, with items to make her look and feel fresh and vibrant. From a bold new fashion accessory such as this woven red leather purse from SageBrown, or a fun printed scarf from Aspinal of London, to a pair of striking new frames from Tom Davies, or this limited edition yellow hibiscus cologne from Jo Malone London, she’ll be raring to go.


FROM THE HEART

Mother’s Day cards, £12 each, Smythson; PIX white ballpoint pen, £215, Montblanc

The joy of giving and receiving gifts aside, we all know it’s really the thought that counts, and nothing could be more special than receiving a heartfelt, hand-written note expressing your love and appreciation. Luxury stationer Smythson has a range of beautiful occasion cards to choose from, while Montblanc’s PIX pen will ensure your writing looks as beautiful as possible.

Mother’s Day 2021 is on Sunday 14 March.

The Royal Exchange celebrates its 450th anniversary this year. We look forward to welcoming you during 2021, for a considered shopping and dining experience in spectacular and historic surroundings. Please visit our boutiques page for regular updates on our retailers’ opening information and hours, as well as details about virtual appointments and click and collect services.

Visit our heritage page to learn more about the history of The Royal Exchange, and keep an eye on our specially created 450 Years site, journal and Instagram for more fascinating facts and insights about The Royal Exchange’s past and present as we commemorate this special milestone throughout the year.