When it comes to those so-called Hallmark Holidays, Mother’s Day – or Mothering Sunday – is one that we at London Sock Co. can really get behind. In the UK it falls on the fourth Sunday of Lent every year (this year that’s the 31st March) and marks the perfect opportunity to really celebrate the mother figures in our life. To help you avoid those panic-bought supermarket flowers and ‘World’s Best Mum’ mugs this year, we’ve put together a list of some of our favourite mum-worthy brands and gifts. (And a friendly reminder to our American cousins: keep these gifts in mind for US Mother’s Day on the second Sunday in May …)
Floral Fanatic – Bloom & Wild
We could say that you can’t go wrong with flowers, but one look at the drooping bouquets of carnations at your corner shop should tell you that you absolutely can. Thankfully, there is Bloom & Wild. These floral experts are offering LSC customers a special 15% discount off orders this Mother’s Day. Choose from a range of letterbox flowers and hand-tied arrangements, and prepare to make someone very happy. Enter the code LSOCKCO at checkout. The delivery cut off is currently 4.30pm on Saturday 30th March. (Terms: Maximum 5 uses per household. Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. Not valid on workshops or delivery fees. Expires 31/04/19.)
Makes Scents – Neom Organics
Experts in the art of wellbeing, Neom have a range of gifts that are guaranteed to enhance moods, and encourage total relaxation and calm. From classic scented candles and innovative perfumes crafted to boost energy, to luxurious moisturisers and therapeutic room diffusers their natural fragrances and unique blends are guaranteed to pamper mothers. New customers can get 15% off their first order with the code NEWUSER5640.
Sweet Tooth – Hotel Chocolat
It’s time to go a few strides beyond the standard supermarket choc box this Mother’s Day. The master chocolatiers at Hotel Chocolat have put together a seriously mouth-watering Mother’s Day selection of gifts that will send them to cocoa heaven and they are offering LSC members 15% with the code PARTNER15. There are mini Yummy Mummy chocolates gifts, chocolate hampers, extravagantly large selection boxes, chocolate experiences and even chocolate gin. You honestly can’t go wrong.
Raise a Glass – Sipsmith
The days when gin was known as ‘mother’s ruin’ are long gone. Today, this quintessential British spirit is sophisticated, nuanced and something for mums to savour. Handcrafters of extraordinary gin, London-based Sipsmith offer unique tours and experiences in their distillery, giving you the chance to spend some quality time on Mother’s Day, drink in hand. Purchase an evening tour of the distillery and you’ll be greeted with a gin tipple, be taken through the history of gin and learn how Sipsmith came to be, before embarking on a tutored tasting. For something a bit more special, The Sipsmith Sipper Club follows the tour with a three-course meal at Charlotte’s Bistro and a bottle of gin. You can even treat your mother to the Ultimate Gin Cocktail Masterclass.