With Mother’s Day just around the corner – this year it’s on Sunday 14th March – we've put together some gift suggestions, from at-home experiences to foodie treats, to make your mum, gran, or whoever you’d like to show your appreciation to, feel extra special – even if you can’t enjoy the day with them.
Mrs. Potts Chocolate House
The café is now delivering mail-order brownies freshly baked on a Friday for weekend delivery. Chocolate-loving mums can enjoy Mrs. Potts' gooey White Chocolate and Raspberry Blondies and vegan Fudgy Chocolate Brownies from any address in the UK.
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Bath Soft Cheese
If mum's a fromage fan, Bath Soft Cheese's afternoon tea boxes are available on Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th March. She'll be able to settle down with a cup of tea and enjoy sausage rolls, sandwiches, tarts, fruit scones with jam and cream and a selection of cakes.
The San Francisco Fudge Factory
Their indulgent, gift-wrapped hamper includes a two-piece fudge box of Raspberry White Chocolate Pavlova and Chocolate Fudge, a twelve-piece Belgian chocolate gift box, rose creams, a Fudge Factory mug and a hot chocolate drinking stick.
Sally Lunn's Historic Eating House
Get a Sally Lunn bun delivered to your mum – the famous Bath delicacy comes with tea and homemade sweet toppings to slather on the freshly baked brioche-style bread.
The Thoughtful Bakery
The Thoughtful Bakery will be delivering special Mother’s Day afternoon teas on Sunday only. The delicious tea for two includes the bakery's sourdough scones and a selection of cakes and savoury pastries. Add a glass of gin or prosecco for an extra treat!
The Mint Room
Mum can enjoy a top-class, restaurant-style delivery from The Mint Room at Home this Mother's Day. They deliver their tasty, contemporary Indian menu on Sundays, so if your mum fancies a change from a roast, this is the perfect alternative. Try a selection of signature Indian dishes including Chicken Lababdar – Somerset corn-fed chicken cooked in a simmering creamy sauce, or a vegan Palak Kofta – a spinach, potato and onion dumpling cooked in a rich tomato sauce.
The Wheatsheaf at Combe Hay
Give mum a well-deserved day off with The Wheatsheaf Sunday Lunch Kit. Choose from kits for two or four people and enjoy a lovingly prepared menu of ham hock terrine, herb-marinated chicken with all the sides and white chocolate and rhubarb cheesecake for dessert.
The Walcot have done all the work with their four-course Mother’s Day recipe boxes. Dishes include beetroot canapés, ricotta and truffle ravioli, slow-cooked lamb shoulder or butternut squash torte and a muscovado custard tart to finish. All the prep is done, just follow the simple steps to reheat and plate up.
A Little Luxury
A gift voucher for a future stay or experience at a spa hotel is a wonderful gift to show your appreciation. From Bowood Hotel, Spa & Golf Resort in Wiltshire to The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa, choose from afternoon teas, spa days, spa breaks and dinner vouchers to purchase and send to your mum.
Thermae Bath Spa
It won’t be long before Thermae Bath Spa reopens, on 12th April. Treat your mum to a gift voucher for a spa session or a specially designed package. Contact the Reservations team on +44 (0)1225 331234 for the full selection of available vouchers, or check out their website.
LUSH Spa Bath
LUSH Spa Bath have lots of gift ideas to let that special mum, friend or carer know how much you appreciate them – shower (or bathe) them in some ‘me-time’ products. The ‘You’re the Best’ gift pack makes a perfect present and includes a Comfort Zone Shower Bomb, Mamma Mia Shower Scrub and a Sleepy Lavender Body Lotion.
Fresh Air and Fabulous Views
American Museum & Gardens
For some fresh air or somewhere to take the kids to burn off energy, the American Museum & Gardens are reopening on Saturday 13th March in time for Mother’s Day and offering all mums a complimentary cream tea on Sunday 14th. You can enjoy the Museum’s many acres of landscaped gardens and parkland (dogs are allowed!), extensive views across the beautiful Limpley Stoke Valley, as well as the newly created Children’s Garden and play area.
Plan a walk along the Bath Skyline; just a short stroll from the city centre, enter another world, onto the skyline hills above Bath and beyond, through six miles of meadows, ancient woodlands and secluded valleys. Please remember to maintain social distancing from others.
Gifts to Say Thank You
Bath Aqua Glass
Bath Aqua Glass, who make a range of stunning and vibrant glass products from their workshop on Walcot Street, are running a special Mother’s Day 15% discount offer on their beautiful hand-crafted pendants, earrings, vases, glass hangings and candle holders.
The independent, family-run womenswear boutique on Milsom Street, Portman Bath, is brimming with luxurious fashion-led gifts at great prices. Use their click-and-collect service to pick up a gorgeous leather bag, scarf, or a piece of jewellery for your mum from their new spring collection.