Shop local this Mother's Day

It's almost time to celebrate our mums in style. 

Not sure what she's into? This gift guide, including a selection of the best independent businesses across the North West, should give you a few ideas. 

From afternoon teas to handmade candles to travel prints and everything in between, I've carefully selected a range of eco-conscious and thoughtful gifts that are bound to make her smile.

Looking for ideas of what to do and where to go this Mother's Day? Check out Confidential Guides' list: 40 things to do for Mother's Day in Manchester

2024 02 16 Lunar Moth Jewellery
Elegant jewellery for every occasion Image: Lunar Moth Jewellery

Handmade Russian ring necklace

Meticulously hand-crafted from high-quality sterling silver, the pendant on this necklace is adorned with a hammered effect, creating a touch of texture and dimension. Each circle is unique due to the handmade nature, making it the perfect original gift for mums who like something a bit different.  

£55-70 from

2024 02 15 Metta Magic Botanical Heart Green 1024X991
The 'Botanical Heart' Image: Metta & Magic

Botanical Heart greetings card

These luxury handmade greeting cards by an illustrator based in Glossop are ideal for any occasion. Lovingly created with a variety of designs and themes, these cards are made from locally-sourced materials far more personal than your average high street card shop offering.

£4 from

2024 02 15 Pintail Candles
Mum's who like a nice smelling home will love this one Image: Pintail Candles

'For a Magnificent Mother' hand-poured candle

Made by a family-owned brand that hand pours every candle in the traditional way, this particular design embodies the scents of the Mediterranean, creating calming aromas from fresh lavender, fragrant herbs and botanicals. Let this scent transport mum to a balmy sun-kissed coast. 

£8.75 from

2024 02 15 Dreamers Who Travel
Sorrento travel poster print Image: Dreamers Who Travel

Travel prints

Does mum have a favourite holiday destination that she's always reminiscing about? Treat her to a print of her favourite place in the world and let her special travel memories live on, long after the trip has ended. Prints are available framed or unframed and there's a plethora of destinations to choose from such as the Sorrento one above.

£12-50 from

2024 02 15 Somya London
Delicate, ethically sourced jewellery Image: Somya London

Lilly Aquamarine Necklace

Manchester-based brand, Somya London invest in ensuring that all of their pieces of jewellery are not only stunning to look at but are ethically sourced. Brand owner, Neeta only works with factories that pay their employees fair wages. This gorgeous and delicate necklace is a real statement piece for pulling any outfit together. Also available in green onyx and moonstone.

£90 from

2024 02 15 Moi Me Temple Roller
Help mum relax and unwind with this sleep-inducing temple roller Image: Moi & Me

SLEEP Temple Moment

Give mum the gift of rest and relaxation with the Temple Moment roller by MOi + ME. Created with natural ingredients known for their sleep-inducing powers, including Lavender, CBD and Evening Primrose, to use this product you simply roll onto your temples before bedtime and breathe in the calming aromas for a good night's sleep. 

£29.99 from

2024 02 15 Paper Word
The perfect gift for bookworm mums Image: Paper & Word

Hand-sewn book sleeves

Bookworm mums who read on the go will adore this unique gift. Featuring a range of beautiful designs and sewn by the team at Paper & Word, these book sleeves will prevent her current reads from getting dog-eared in her bag whilst adding a touch of colour to brighten her day.

If that wasn't enough, this female-founded, climate-positive Cheshire-based business focuses heavily on sustainability and the environment, planting a tree with every order purchased. 

£24-28 from

2024 02 15 Small Kind Gift Box
The 'Little Luxuries' box Image: Small Kind

Ethical skin and hair gift boxes

Treat mum to some serious pampering with a selection of natural, vegan, sustainable and cruelty-free products specially chosen for her. Each ethical gift box contains a selection of SmallKind's best-selling products, with a range of different box types available to suit all budgets and needs.

From £8 from

2024 02 15 Moonlit Press Wash Bag
Crafted from 100% cotton Image: The Moonlit Press

Floral wash bag

If your mum loves makeup or likes to be on the go, this floral wash bag will do just the trick of keeping her cosmetics and toiletries safe whilst on her travels. Crafted in small batches from 100% cotton, these plastic-free, cruelty-free alternatives are the perfect gift for mums who care about the planet. 

£26 from

2024 02 15 Cove Baby
Great for new mums Image: Cove Baby

Build-your-own gift box

Mum's celebrating their first Mother's Day and those with new babies alike will adore this wonderfully thoughtful gift. Cheshire-based business Cove Baby sells luxury products from up-cycled materials, including IKEA highchairs, handmade cushions, placemats and footrests, as well as weaning accessories to help little ones on their weaning journey.

Various prices from

2024 01 29 Wset Wine Course
This globally-recognised course could help a budding wine fanatic along their way Image: Wine & Spirit Education Trust

WSET-certified wine tasting course

Is mum something of a wine connoisseur? Give the gift of knowledge this Mother's Day with a Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) approved wine course. Take the globally-recognised Level 1 and Level 2 Award in wine courses online from the comfort of your own home or in person at one of the wine schools across the UK. There's also a Level 1 Spirits course available.

From £160 from

2024 01 29 Manchester Gin Distillery Raspberry
A juni-perfect present Image: Spirit of Manchester Distillery

Raspberry-infused gin

This raspberry-infused gin is one of Manchester Gin's best-sellers, and it's no wonder why. It's packed full of fresh, fruity flavours and is delicately sweet with a beautiful pink hue. Think mum's favourite pink gin but even better. 

From £19 from

2024 02 15 Toot Designs
An illustration about long summer evenings and watching the stars pop out one by one. Image: Toots Design

'Summertime Stars' print

Local illustrator Lorna creates stories and images that delight in the magic of the everyday. Her 'Summertime Stars' print is the perfect gift to mum from a little one (or even grown-up children) as a reminder of all those nights spent looking at the stars together. Available in three different sizes, mounted or framed. Each print is made to order with a seven day turnaround. 

From £35 from

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One of the rooms at Gibbon Bridge Image: @gibbon_bridge/Instagram

B&B stay for two

Independent hotel located in Lancashire's scenic Ribble Valley are hosting a special Bed & Breakfast offer, perfect for mum and you (or mum's partner) to enjoy a break out of the city. Located in The Forest of Bowland, this picturesque setting is ideal for unwinding and being at one with nature. 

£160 from

2024 02 15 Musu
Treat mum to a decadent meal Image: @MUSUMCR/Instagram

Dining experience for two

Looking to blow mum's socks off with an elegant fine dining meal? Look no further than MUSU's gift experiences for two. Choose from a 5-course menu, 8 courses, or go all out with a whopping 12-course selection of iconic Japanese dishes including Nigiri and Yakitori. This'll be a smashing way to celebrate. 

Various prices from

2024 02 15 Grand Pacific
Treat mum to a fancy afternoon tea Image: @grandpacificrestaurants/Instagram

High Tea at Grand Pacific

Treat mum to a plethora of bitesized delights, including sweet treats and tasty sandwiches. If your mum has a busy schedule, these redeemable gift cards are the perfect choice for keeping her options open and letting her choose when to indulge on the pleasure that is High Tea at Grand Pacific.

From £59 from

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