Daffodils, little lambs, and the long-awaited return of the sun; these are a few of our favourite spring things. Another is Mother’s Day; a genuine excuse for some simple, feel-good family time with the special women in your life. Whether you’re paying homage to the formidable family matriarch, expressing gratitude to a selfless godmother or grandmother, or simply wanting to show a new mother you care, continue reading for some thoughtful gift ideas for the mother in your life. Though the day itself is simple, finding the right gift for a country-loving mum can be quite the opposite. Women are often accused of dropping only the subtlest of hints, and mums are no exception. To give you a hand, we’ve put together some suggestions to help show your mother that you really do appreciate her.
Easy elegance Maximum style requires minimum effort with the Le Chameau 100% Cotton Scarf, available exclusively on LeChameau.com. Made from ultra-soft cotton yarn and with an embroidered Le Chameau logo, this large scarf is versatile enough to be worn wrapped around the neck or draped as a shawl and will quickly become a year-round favourite. Available in a rich shade of cherry or classic marine, the Le Chameau cotton scarf will complement any outfit beautifully.
Maman at Belmond Le Manoir Immerse your mother in the art of French cuisine at The Raymond Blanc Cookery School at Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons. From a half day learning the art of the Macaron, to a full day discovering Raymond Blanc's mother's recipes, this would be an unforgettable gourmet experience and a thoroughly thoughtful gift. Between now and Mother's day, Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons are generously offering an exclusive 10% discount off one day cookery courses to Le Chameau customers. Simply quote 'Le Chameau Mother's Day' when booking.
Relax and restore Pamper the special woman in your life with a premium spa day at Pennyhill Park. Pick from a range of tempting packages or put together a bespoke experience with help from Pennyhill’s highly experienced team. With options ranging from facials to fitness, champagne to smoothies, and including a delicious three-course lunch at the spa’s Themis restaurant, the hard part is choosing. In partnership with Exclusive Hotels and Venues, Le Chameau is delighted to offer the chance to win a sumptuous overnight stay and spa treatment at Pennyhill Park for you and your mum. Click here for more information.
Helping hands With a carefully selected botanical blend of jasmine, cedar and orange blossom, Bamford’s jasmine gift set comprises a duo of hand-and-body wash and moisturising hand-and-body lotion. Designed to warm the heart, relax the body and lift the spirits, it’s a perfect piece of everyday luxury for hardworking hands.
Wear anywhere boots Marilyn Monroe is reported to have said: ‘Give a girl the right shoes and she can conquer the world’. This applies as much to rubber boots as it does to stilettos, though a well-made wellington is far more practical when it comes to conquering the garden, walking the dog, and splashing in muddy puddles with the smalls. Our Giverny boots are cut specifically for the female form and are made of super-soft Chamolux rubber with a hardwearing, premium jersey lining, which makes them as comfortable as they are elegant, day-in, day-out.
Magazine magic Add a little Wednesday zing to your mother’s week with a subscription to Country Life Magazine. With the timeless appeal of the countryside, insightful features on art and architecture, plus gorgeous gardens to inspire even faintly green fingers, it’s still a coffee table staple and likely to remain so for the foreseeable future.
Blooming marvels Saying it with flowers is a time-honoured tradition, but why not say it with flowers that last for a whole year? Let your mother enjoy the fruits of someone else’s labour and find inspiration in more than 200 horticultural havens around the UK with an annual membership of the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS). Gift membership also includes access to members’ days, discounts on shows and a subscription to the RHS’s monthly magazine.
A breath of fresh air Specialists in natural aromas, the 100 Acres Apothecary has just released its new luxury scented candles, created to capture the sublime scents of the English countryside. Made without petroleum and from ethically sourced waxes and essential oils, each candle offers 40 hours of burning time. Available in the company’s signature blend of lemon myrtle, lavender and rose geranium, or its winter blend of sweet orange, cinnamon and clove.