Are you looking for some special Mother’s Day gift inspiration? We love to support local businesses so we’ve pulled together some great ideas from small independent makers based in Oxfordshire and Berkshire. Discover unusual handcrafted items, workshop experiences and other gift ideas that you won’t find anywhere else.
These enamel pins from Goring based Chameleon & Co look great on the lapel of a smart coat. They come on a backing card which can be personalised with a special message. We love the rainbow enamel pin and they have lots more beautiful pin designs on their website to choose from too.
Beautiful and simple, these initial star pendants are stamped with the initial of your choice. H handmade from silver by Green River Studios in Purley-on-Thames.
If you’re looking for a really special locket, check out the beautiful collection by Kimberley Selwood. Each piece is designed and handmade by Kimberley in High Wycombe.
Based in Oxfordshire, Marigold Charms make their gorgeous skincare range in small batches using organic ingredients. We love the sweet clementine solid moisturiser.
A blissful treat for a tired Mum! These Hoof & Paw crystal candles are made with 100% eco soy wax and essential oils. Natural crystals are used which capture their extraordinary energy and in turn enhance your well-being. Madeleine makes these beautiful candles in Oxfordshire.
We love Miller & Jeeves keyrings, handmade in Abingdon. This two tone royal pink/purple tassel keyring makes a gorgeous Mother’s Day gift that can be used every day.
We love this glasses case with garden design from Berkshire-based Which Glasses Are Which. You can also order a personalised cloth – a great gardening themed gift for Mum!
Why not spoil Mum with a beautiful cupcake bouquet? Flowers and cakes all in one present. Bookings are starting to come in, so best to book early to avoid disappointment. Limited availability.
The cakes are hand made in small batches using Blackberry Cottage’s own vegetables and eggs where possible.
Their award winning cakes are baked in Ashamstead and can be delivered by post.
Twisting Spirits distil, fill and label each and every bottle by hand (no contract distilling) in South Stoke, using hot and cold distillation techniques. We love the Kaffir Lime & Lemongrass gin. You can buy a gift box with a selection of three gins making a fab Mother’s Day gift.
Made by a small family company in Marlborough, the damson vodka is divine! You can personalise your label at no additional cost to create a unique present for Mum.
An award-winning professional family photographer, Alexandra is renowned for putting children at ease to capture fun and relaxed images. She combines a mix of classic portrait shots with more natural, candid photos to beautifully reflect your family.
Slingbee are fully trained sling consultants with years of experience. Having trained with Babywearing UK and run sling libraries in Oxfordshire since 2015 they have a wealth of knowledge and skills to draw on in order to make sure they offer you the highest quality service. They have gift vouchers available for a 1 hour sling consultation and 2 weeks hire.
An amazing experience to gift to a creative mum – a workshop day with Jasmine Gilhooly at J D’Cruz in Banbury where you learn how to print, paint and upholster a chair. Enjoy 1 day experimenting with leather or suede print making with silk screens. You will be mark making on your leather hides, which you will then upholster on to a small personalised decorative chair that will be an ideal gift for a loved one or a stunning piece for your home. There are various dates available. The Mother’s Day special on 11th March for 2 includes a glass of fizz for you and your mum- plus a gift for her on her special day.
How about something a little different with a sushi making workshop from Oxfordshire based Roll With Me. They’ve had workshops at The Batch Café in Bletchingdon and The Jam Factory in central Oxford.
The day is designed for people with little or no experience of silver jewellery making. Learn about basic tools, workshop practice and traditional jewellery techniques for working in silver.
You can expect to make and finish a simple band ring in the morning and then move on to learning to texture metals and cut out sheet silver to make a pendant or a pair of earrings in the afternoon.
The workshops are held at Cathy’s studio in Shinfield, near Reading in Berkshire.