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What a Mother of A Day

What a Mother of A Day


Gifts for all kinds of Mama:


It’s just one day, so let’s make it a good one. You take care of the breakfast in bed, the fizz and the lunch reservation. We’ll take care of the pressies.




Sarah Raven Highly Scented Sweet Pea Collection.
Photography © Jonathan Buckley.


1. The Gardener

Sarah Raven Highly Scented Sweet Pea Collection  £11.95 includes 4 packets of highly scented seeds in a lovely seed tin; ‘Matucana’, Painted Lady,’ ‘Black Knight’ and ‘Lord Nelson.’ Sow sweet peas now, sowing and growing instructions included.


2. The Artist

The National Galleries of Scotland have an inspiring programme of courses for the artistically inclined. An Introduction to Modern Art – A Practical One Day Course, £30, introduces a range of techniques inspired by the NGS collection. Participants are encouraged to create their own modern masterpiece.


3. The Music Lover

The BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra performs Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 2 on Thursday 14th March at Glasgow City Halls, £10.50 – £23.50. The teenage Chopin wrote his Second Piano Concerto just months before leaving Poland forever, yet its music is already drenched in the poetry that would make him famous.


Personalised Tea, by Foxy Tea.

Personalised Tea, by Foxy Tea.


4. The Foodie

Personalised Tea by Foxy Tea., £9. Foxy Teas are cultivated and blended in Sri Lanka and are sourced and selected from the best Sri Lankan estates known for their excellence in producing superior teas. They are all produced and hand picked from estates that meet high welfare conditions.


5. The Musical Fan

Cole Porter’s classic High Society has been revived in a critically acclaimed show at Edinburgh Festival Theatre 5-9 March, tickets from £15, and Glasgow 30 April – 4 May, tickets from £10. ‘Well, Did You Evah!’ Singing along hard to resist.


6. The Mum who needs a pamper

Stobo Castle are running a special offer on their Spa Day, which includes unlimited use of the health suites and spa, back massage with relaxing oils, facial massage using soothing vanilla balm and guided countryside walks including the Japanese Water Gardens, plus a three course lunch with coffee served in the dining room.
Bathrobes and towels are provided. From £109 per person.


7. The Gift to Keep Forever

A locket is such a lovely, personal gift to give and one that will be treasured forever. Tiffany & Co., Oval Locket Pendant £385 and Flat Bar Chain £55, both in sterling silver.


8. The Techie Mum

Personalised Ipad a Covers from Photobox, £36.99. Fits iPad with Retina display (all models) & iPad 2, you can add your own photo and text.


Gabriella Apron

Gabriella Apron from Drift Living.


9. The Domestic Goddess

This wonderfully kitsch, vintage apron from Drift Living, £28, is the perfect gift for any budding Nigellas.


instructions for a heatwave


10. The Bookworm

Maggie O’Farrell’s new book Instructions for a Heatwave is just out and she will be appearing in conversation with literary agent Jenny Brown, at Main Street Trading Company on 14th March, tickets £10. Click link for details.