Looking for inspiration on what to get for your dear old Mum this Mother’s Day? Then look no further. Here’s ten Nottingham outlets all within strolling distance of Old Market Square where you can get her a perfect gift...

Studio Chocolate

Operating out of two locations in Cobden Chambers and Pelham Street, Studio Chocolate is a female-led chocolate shop founded by Ellie Wharrad. Still operating as chief chocolatier, the shop is full of personal touches, alongside a crew of friendly staff. A great place to treat your mum to an artisan box, or to try a chocolate-making class together. Alongside sweet treats, you can also grab a greeting card or a soy wax chocolate candle.

Yankee Candle

Candles are a classic gift for a reason, and Yankee Candle are ready for the big day. Whether opting for one of their curated collections or picking out your own, this gift is sure to go down a treat. With scents ranging from super sweet to cotton fresh, it’s easy to find a scent for every kind of person. There’s also an option to create a personalised label this Mother’s Day, so your candle can include your favourite picture and a message from the heart.

Debbie Bryan

If you fancy getting a bit crafty, you can spend Mother’s Day at Debbie Bryan. Offering a Mother’s Day Brunch, a Mother’s Day Afternoon and Craft, and a Mother’s Day Cream Tea and Craft, there’s a whole day of activities to choose from. What could be more lovely than painting your own vintage ceramic saucer or creating your own gilded tea light? Plus, an endless supply of tea is always a winner.


Having curated multiple Mother’s Day bundles, Lush has already got the perfect gift picked out for you. Choose from bath bombs including Wonder Mum, Buzzy Mum, and Atom Heart Mother, or splash for gift sets including Happy Mother’s Day and Mum’s bath time Favourites. Alternatively, why not get a refill of your mum's favourite product? Whatever you choose, a luxurious night of self-care is always going to be a good (and well-deserved) gift.

Whittards of Chelsea

A cup of tea is a peaceful moment, and what’s better than that? There’s something especially nice about trying a brand-new type of brew, whether herbal, fruity, green or chai. Whittard's is an emporium for tea lovers, packed with gift sets, equipment, and of course, a huge range of tea itself. Ready for Mother’s Day, Whittard's are offering a gift-wrapping service, so whether opting for a humble English Breakfast or a Shanghai Chai, your gift will come with an extra special touch.

L'Occitane En Provence

The best gifts are the little luxuries you wouldn’t buy yourself, and L'Occitane fits that bill to a T. Selling body, face, fragrance, and home products, L'Occitane products are ideal for a pamper evening. Making it easy, L'Occitane has already picked out some Mother’s Day suggestions, including the Overnight Reset Collection, the Delicious Almond Collection, and the Relaxing Home Duo - featuring a soothing candle and pillow mist.

Divoday Nails and Beauty

Speaking of pampering, you can’t go far wrong with a spa experience. Whether gifting the experience of a day together or an afternoon of solo indulgence, Divoday Nails and Beauty is a good spot. Promising to leave you feeling like a celebrity, Divoday offers a range of services ranging from manicures to beauty treatments. Most well-known for their nail art, you can gift your mum a fresh set, or a simple gel manicure. Whichever way, an experience gift always goes down well.


A book is a thoughtful gift, and there are thousands to choose from at Waterstones. With novels and nonfiction spanning over four floors, you can get lost in the stacks for hours choosing the perfect read for your mum, and maybe a few for yourself too. If your mum is already working through a hefty stack at home though, there’s also a wide selection of book accessories on the ground floor, ranging from classic art bookmarks to Jane Austen-inspired Jigsaws. Bonus points for an afternoon reading in the upstairs cafe.

Another? Wine Bar

An evening at a wine bar is an evening well spent, and that’s where Nottingham’s first self-service wine bar comes in. Nestled into Trinity Square, Another? offers a selection of wine, and champagne, ranging from the richest of reds to the most delicate rosé. Open from 3pm, with a daily happy hour between 6pm and 7pm, you can pop in for an afternoon tipple or an evening of drinks. Also offering a charcuterie platter, this promises to be a sophisticated affair. 

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