Marvellous gifts for Mother’s Day (Sunday 26 March 2017) from personalised jewellery and fine fragrance to homeware and thoughtful fancies
For the mum who loves jewellery…
Send a different kind of letter this Mother’s Day. Fine jeweller Annoushka has launched a collection of personalised necklaces, bracelets and earrings, featuring alphabet letters crafted from 18-carat gold and diamonds. The lustrous, playful collection is inspired by the London-based jeweller’s love of letter writing, an idea that seems very fitting given the tradition of handwritten Mother’s Day cards.
A custom-made necklace retails from £1600, while a bracelet retails from £1400; www.annoushka.com
For the mum who loves candles…
Fornasetti Profumi has updated its olfactory offering with Fior di Lina, an elegant new home scent inspired by the lush gardens that envelope the Fornasetti house in Milan, with top notes of ivy, lily of the valley and white rose, mingled with jasmine and tuberose. The transporting fragrance is housed in a chic ceramic jar emblazoned with Fornasetti’s signature, whimsical illustration of Lina Cavalieri, framed in vibrant flowers and wild butterflies.
From £140, available at www.net-a-porter.com
For the mum who loves fragrance…
Hermès has added to its olfactory collection with Eau des Merveilles Bleue, an energised, aquatic scent warmed by patchouli and amber. This is a sparkling, fresh and feminine fragrance for summer, created by master perfumer Christine Nagel. The complete Hermès fragrance line is on display at the newly opened boutique on Cadogan Place in Chelsea.
Eau des Merveilles Bleue, from £72, uk.hermes.com
For the mum who loves handbags…
The covetable mini-bag continues to prevail this season, with a host of dinky new carryalls in elegant shapes and colourways. Mums everywhere will love the Small Darley Satchel by Mulberry, a chic and deceptively spacious mini-bag available in a wide spectrum of enticing hues. Elsewhere, opt for Jimmy Choo’s sleek Arrow bag in matte or glossy leather or Milli Millu’s vibrant offering of masterful mini heroes, available with complimentary monogramming.
For the mum who loves hand cream...
All mums love hand cream, fact. Cult fragrance house BYREDO has launched a new Hand Cream Duo set, especially for Mother's Day. The light, luxurious and textured cream is scented with signature BYREDO aromas blanche and la tulipe and each tube is housed in an chic mint green tube for Instagram-friendly elegance. It's the only thing that mums should lift a finger for this Mother's Day.
£45, available at www.selfridges.com
For the mum who loves flowers…
This Mother’s Day, treat your mum to a flower arranging class at The Bloomsbury hotel, in partnership with Orchidya flower shop. Learn how to craft your own hand-tied, characterful bouqut, whilst tucking into delectable bites from The Bloomsbury afternoon tea menu, served with Perrier-Jouet Belle Époque Champagne.
The Orchidya Flower Shop at The Bloomsbury, £100 for two people, www.doylecollection.com
Across town, RB Floral Design is running day-long flower school classes at Trinity Buoy Wharf, where you can master your own personalised floral arrangement within an intimate, lively environment. Classes run 10am-4pm and include lunch at the brilliantly authentic Fat Boys American Diner. The contemporary florist also offers a host of beguiling bouquets for Mother’s Day, peppered with vibrant roses, plump berries, eucalyptus and thistles.
The Flower School is priced at £120 for two people including lunch, www.rbfloraldesign.co.uk
Elsewhere, opt for a vibrant bunch by Bloom & Wild this Mother’s Day, packaged to fit easily through your letterbox for fuss-free home delivery.
From £32 per bouquet, www.bloomandwild.com