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Mothers’ Day is fast approaching – it is on Sunday 14 March, 2021.
It’s going to be extra poignant for those of us who haven’t been able to spend much time with our mums for the past 12 months, thanks to lockdowns and social distancing measures.
And it’s always tough on those whose mums are no longer here, although it can also be a chance to reflect on some happy memories, too.
If you’re looking for the perfect way to treat your mum, or remember her, we have some fantastic and unique ideas that will allow you to ‘Support Local’ and shop from small local businesses, too.
Treat her to a beautiful bouquet
Choose a handcrafted card
Ask one of our talented local crafters to create something that’s bespoke for your mum. They can get it just right – which an off the shelf card might not be! This humourous card is from Lowton based The Spotty Dog Shop, where Mothers’ Day cards are priced from just £3-5.
Give a thoughtful gift
We are spoilt for choice locally when it comes to small businesses selling handcrafted gifts. Whether she loves beauty or gardening, reading or hiking, there’s bound to be a local business with something extra special she will cherish.
Why not choose some handcrafted jewellery from Forget Me Not Ashes Jewellery, in Lowton? These stunning pieces are made using opals and you can also choose to incorporate some of the ashes, or hair, of a loved ones, or a beloved pet, into the coloured resin. It makes each one extra special. This Mothers’ Day you can choose a handcrafted ring from Forget Me not Ashes Jewellery from just £47.
Go extra special with the gorgeous sterling silver & dimante ring pictured above – in your choice of colour – and there’s a special offer when you mention Lowton and Golborne News when ordering. Hallmarked for quality and containing crushed opals, this ring is usually £125 but our readers can buy for £105 before March 14. Visit the Forget Me Not Ashes Jewellery website to order.
If your mum has been itching to get active, why not give her a gift that’ll give her something to look forward to, once lockdown ends? Gift her a gym membership (for a month, or longer) or a voucher for a session with a personal trainer at Chalk and Steele Gym in Lowton. You could even sign her up for online coaching with head coach Paul Mason, so she can get a real head start! Prices for gym membership start at £34 for a month, contact Chalk and Steele for personal training / online coaching packages.
If you have a baby or toddler, and you’re buying a gift for your partner, these Keepsake Creations creative activity packs from Little Charlie Bears are a great choice, and priced at only £12. Mum, baby and you can all spend time together on the packs and you’ll end up with a lovely family memento, too.
Ensure she gets pampered
Whilst she probably won’t be able to go out for a massage or a beauty treatment on Mother’s Day, there are ways to bring the indulgence to your mum at home.
Try some of the handcrafted candles by Lowton maker The Butterfly In Me. Everything they sell promotes self-love, worth, individuality and resilience and is ethically made, too. Why not try one of their incredibly aromatic candles, inflused with crystals to help fill mum’s home with a relaxing scent?
This Mothers’ Day Gift Box from The Butterfly in Me includes a candle, wax melts, bath bomb & shower steamers, lavender sleep spray and an Amethyst bracelet for just £34. Order via their Facebook page.
You might also choose a soy wax candle and a set of botanical wax melts from Golborne based Six Seven Twenty.
From beginning to end, every candle they sell is made by hand and will fill mum’s home with luxurious, relaxing, calming and uplifting fragrances. Prices start at just £7 for a candle – whilst gift sets like the one above start at just £10, with free local delivery. Contact Six Seven Twenty for more information.
But if your mum really has been missing her me-time, why not buy her a voucher for a local beauty business, such as Love Lee Beauty in Newton-le-Willows? As soon as Covid-19 regulations allow, she can book in for a long awaited haircut, manicure or massage. Something to really look forward to! Take a look at all the lovely hair and beauty businesses locally that you can choose from.
Treat her to some fantastic food
If they aren’t able to welcome diners through their doors, many of our local pubs and restaurants will be offering special take-out or delivery menus for Mother’s Day. Have a look at all our fantastic eateries in the Local Directory and check to see what your favourite is offering.
If you’ll be doing the cooking, why not go the extra mile and get some extra special ingredients? The Deli at 40a in Earlestown specialises in Italian meats, breads, oils and sauces. They also do INCREDIBLE pies, too. Whatever kind of cuisine your mum loves, they can help take it to another level.
And if mum has a sweet tooth, why not order some bespoke cupcakes from one of the many talented bakers in our area?
Do you have any other great ideas to share?
Please let us know in the comments, or email us if you’d like your local business to be included.
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