MOTHER’S DAY, lest you forget, is not just for your own mother. It’s also for the mother of your child. So, once you’ve paid tribute to all the hard work your own maternal unit has put in over the years (and let’s face it, to produce a child as wonderful as you takes a lot of effort), spare a thought for your partner if she’s also given birth to your child. We think jewellery is a good way forward for the special mothers in your life: but so are Hummingbird Bakery cupcakes, luxury candles, gorgeous clutch bags and champagne. If you’re keen for a more experience-based Mother’s Day, below we’ve provided six suggestions: hardcore pampering options that still had availability when we went to press yesterday. So if you’ve left it a bit late, don’t panic, get booking.
ASPINAL MANHATTAN GREY CLUTCH
£295, aspinaloflondon.com and Brook St store
Handmade in Italian Mock Croc Calf Leather by a small Italian family tannery, each bag is lined in shimmering contrast grosgrain.
SHANTI SUNDAY’S HEART-SHAPED MEDITATION CUSHION
£48, glowgetter.co.uk, 0845 643 0272
Great for yoga-mummies: the buckwheat hull filling helps shape the contours of your bottom which helps the hips to release.
VALENTINO VALENTINA EAU DE PARFUM
£40-£71, House of Fraser and other department stores
Italian floral meets Oriental in this shamelessly but deliciously feminine, youthful scent.
NADIA NARAIN HOPE CANDLE
£30, glowgetter.co.uk, 0845 643 0272
Made by celebrity yoga teacher, this refreshing blend of basil oils his just the mixture of tranquility and uplift a mother needs.
HUMMINGBIRD BAKERY MOTHER’S DAY CUPCAKES
£19.50 for six, £25 for a box of 12 minis, see hummingbirdbakery.com for a location near you
The iconic symbol of yummy mummydom, these cupcakes are also the best of the
WILLIAM & SON PYTHON PURSE
£630, flagship.williamandson.com and Mayfair boutique
Absolutely impeccable elegance in this large python purse with zip coin section, note and credit card compartments.
WATERMAN EXPERT DELUXE WHITE PEN
£80-£105, at Selfridges
A classic and assertive pen that means business from the iconic French brand. You can buy it in fountain pen, roller ball pen and ballpoint pen.
FEMME DE CHAMPAGNE 2000
This yellow-gold cuvée carries fine strands of bubbles revealing complex notes of a lively maturity: brioche, vanilla and woody aromas, alternating with citrus fruits.
JO MALONE LONDON BLOOMS
£72, Harrods exclusive
Special for Mother’s Day, this gift contains a Jo Malone limited edition London BLooms fragrance nestling among fresh flowers arranged by artisanal florists Wild At Heart.
W&W STACK RINGS
£3,500, at 19 Webbs Road, Battersea; 020 7924 2386
Extremely pretty, but also very elegant, statement pieces by British jewelers Richard and Simon Warrender. Available in white, yellow or rose gold.
ASPINAL ABSTRACT POPPIES SILK CHARMEUSE SCARF IN BORDEAUX
£79, aspinaloflondon.com and Brook St store
This Italian hand-woven scarf is feather light and bang on trend with its cocophany of vibrant pastels.