16 fantastic Mother’s Day gifts your mum will love – and all from York

4 Mar 2018 @ 4.25 pm
| Family, Shopping

Stuck for a great idea for Mother’s Day?

Don’t worry York is filled with amazing, original and unforgettable gift ideas your mum will love. Mother’s Day is next Sunday (March 11), and any one of these pressies would make her day…

Mother’s Day afternoon tea cruise – save 10% City Cruises

King’s Staith, York, YO1 9SN


City Cruises website

01904 628324

Spoil mum on Mother’s Day with a cruise aboard the River Palace, including delicious food and a memorable journey.

Join City Cruises York for a delightful 1 hour and 30 minute cruise with a selection of dainty home-made sandwiches, fruit scone with preserve and cream and delicious finger deserts. All served with freshly brewed tea and coffee.

Sailing at noon and 2.30pm on Sunday March 11.

Go to the booking page on our website, listed in the details here, and the promo code “yorkmix” to get 10% off all tickets!

Mothers go free on chocolate tour York’s Chocolate Story

3-4, King’s Square, York YO1 7LD

Free for mothers

York’s Chocolate Story website

01904 527765

York’s Chocolate Story are inviting visitors to treat their mum to a day out with a yummy difference this Mother’s Day.

All mums are welcome to visit the attraction for free with a paying son or daughter where they can learn the history of York’s most iconic chocolate brands and create their own chocolate treats, before seeing how the experts do it.

There are a fantastic array of gifts on offer in the shop including a large selection of handmade chocolates, such as pink champagne!

Beautiful, original gifts and cards Blossom Street Gallery & Framing

2 Blossom Street, York YO24 1AE

£ various

Blossom Street Gallery & Framing website

01904 623191

Nestled next to the historic Micklegate Bar, Blossom Street Gallery & Framing has a beautiful range of unique gifts and cards perfect for Mother’s Day, including jewellery, ceramics, ornaments, prints and original artwork.

Artworks range from original pieces by local creators, to limited edition prints from childhood favourites like Guess How Much I Love You – stop by or visit their online shop to take a look today.

Celebrate with a fully-trimmed roast dinner Cut & Chase

39 Goodramgate, York YO1 7LS

From £12.95

Cut & Chase website

01904 655068

Treat mum to a delicious Sunday Roast from 12pm this Mother’s Day.

Choose from lamb, beef or chicken alongside all the traditional trimmings.

1 course – £12.95
2 course – £17.95
3 course – £21.95

The a la carte menu will also be available, as well as some Mother’s Day Specials.

And the restaurant will also have live music from talented singer songwriter Josh Simpson, who will be entertaining everyone from 2pm till 4pm.

Mother’s Day mugs and more Gift Gallery

The Gift Gallery, 19 Shambles, York YO1 7LZ

£ various

Gift Gallery website

Your mum is special and the gift you get for her should be too – put more effort into it this year than just a boring box of chocolates or bunch of flowers by visiting The Gift Gallery in Shambles.

They have some pretty awesome gift ideas such as jewellery, make up bags, pins and a great range of mugs perfect for that Mother’s Day morning cup of tea.

Their range of cards is second to none and you’re bound to find the one that’s perfect for your mum to show just how much you love her.

Perfect gifts for practical, foodie & eco-friendly mums HEIMA

34 Gillygate, York YO31 7EQ

£6.50 – £14.50

HEIMA website

01904 624180

For mums who like useful, practical gifts and care about the environment, head to HEIMA. There are easy gifts to pop in the post if mum’s too far away to visit just now!

Bee’s Wrap is a natural alternative to cling film for storing food. Use the warmth of your hands to soften the wrap and create a seal.

When cool, the wrap will hold its shape. It’s hygienic, washable and reusable. It’s been incredibly popular in the shop and mums love it!

Use for sandwiches, fruit, veg, cheese or covering bowls of leftovers.

Personalised gifts – with 20% off JollySmith

The Studio, Compton Street, York YO30 6LE

From £2.50

JollySmith website

JollySmith will be offering all YorkMix readers a special 20% off all orders over £10 from jollysmith.com until March 11.

With a selection of personalised giftware, greetings cards and other contemporary homewares that would make perfect gifts this mothers day, jollysmith.com is the place to go!

Use the Code ‘YORKMIX18’ to receive this exclusive offer.

Scented soy wax melt bouquets PQ Soy Wax Candles

These unique, award winning Wax Melt Bouquets © 2016 PQ Soy Wax Candles are a lovely gift for many occasions but even more so for Mother’s Day.

With a personalised tag added, free of charge, the bouquets allow you to “say it with flowers that don’t die, they just melt.”

Choose from a single flower to a bouquet of up to 8 flowers. Various aromas / colour combinations available.

Each bouquet is handmade, from the pouring of the wax melts to the assembly of the finished product.

Vegan friendly.

Truly personal Mother’s Day pottery Rainbow Ceramics

15-17 Bootham, York YO30 7BW

£ various

Rainbow Ceramics website

01904 675533

Pop in to paint something this Mother’s Day and give her something truly personal. We have lots of inspiration on the shelves so don’t worry you don’t have to be a super talented artist.

We also have a vast selection of stamps, stencils, tools and colours to help you create a masterpiece. One week turnaround from painting to collecting your pottery so don’t leave it too late! No need to book just pop along.

Lots more ideas on the Rainbow Ceramics Facebook page.

House plants and plant-themed gifts – save 10% Botanic

27 Walmgate, York YO1 9TX

£1 – £150

Botanic website

01904 914786

Botanic is a new plant themed shop located with the York city walls on Walmgate, stocking a huge variety of house plants including cacti, succulents and foliage plants.

In York’s urban jungle, you’ll also find plant themed books, greetings cards, homewares, jewellery… and more! From Aloe to Zamioculcas, you’ll find that perfect gift for Mother’s Day in a beautiful setting.

Come along and say hello! 10% off until Mother’s Day if you mention ‘YorkMix’ at point of purchase!

Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea Castle Howard

Castle Howard, York YO60 7DA

£39.95pp or £30pp for members

Castle Howard website

01653 648647

Celebrate Mother’s Day in style by indulging in a unique afternoon tea experience at Castle Howard.

Specially created by our head pastry chef and commended at the 2017 Afternoon Tea Awards these events showcase the freshest seasonal produce.

Your Mother’s Day Tea will include artisan breads with a variety of fillings, a selection of handmade patisseries, scones and a range of savoury bites.

Tickets also include entry to the gardens, visit our website to make your reservation.

£39.95pp or £30 for members of CH Friend’s Scheme.

Purr-fect gifts & cards for cat-loving mothers The Cat Gallery

45 Low Petergate, York YO1 7HT

£ various

The Cat Gallery website

01904 624571

Visit the Cat Gallery shop or website to find some great gift ideas for cat-loving mothers.

Pictured is Yum Yum and Friend, an original sculpture by Paul Jenkins, reproduced in bronze resin. It has the look, feel and weight of pure bronze but, at £45, a much friendlier price tag.

With over 700 gift and card ideas in store and online, The Cat Gallery is the place to shop if mum’s a cat lover.

Fabulous gifts for Mother’s Day Cleggs

6 Goodramgate, York YO1 7LQ

£ various

Cleggs website

01904 629697

Cleggs is full of fabulous gifts for Mother’s Day including bags, a wide range of scarves and a selection of vintage inspired jewellery.

For the mother who loves crafting, one of their kits would make the perfect present. They also have an eclectic selection of vintage finds in the back of the shop.

Their products are sourced from around the world and many are fairly traded. Cleggs is a friendly, family business who would love to help you choose the perfect gift.

Flowers from the heart! Flower Power York

6 Millfield Lane, Nether Poppleton, York YO26 6HR

From £25

[email protected]

07899 695749

Show you love her and make the world a better place with the ethical Mother’s Day gift from Flower Power York!

Help the planet and feed the bees with beautiful monthly, local and ethically grown flowers, hand-picked DIY buckets, or gorgeous bouquets.

The gift that gives back. Proceeds support Flower Power York’s mission to combat loneliness and isolation in York.

Full range of options from £25, or choose from other gifts like their ‘Posy & Prosecco’ workshops or PYO experience days.

Three-course lunch – with free glass of Prosecco for mum The Grange Hotel

1 Clifton, York YO30 6AA


The Grange Hotel website

01904 644744

The Grange Hotel have a special three-course Mother’s Day lunch in The Ivy Brasserie for £25 per person, including a free glass of Prosecco for every mum.

The indulgent menu includes hand sliced Parma ham, Tempura king prawns, butternut squash gnocchi and strawberry & Champagne cheesecake.

Beautiful Tuberose jewellery – with 10% off The Original Whitby Jet Shop

9 Shambles, York YO1 7LZ

£ various

The Original Whitby Jet Shop website

01904 632059

Treat your mum this Mother’s Day with flowers that will last a lifetime! Whitby Jet’s Tuberose collection features real gemstones such as mother of pearl, chalcedony, amethyst etc which are exquisitely hand-carved into different varieties of flower.

This range is currently showcased in the shop window and we are offering an exclusive 10% discount* on these pieces.

*Only on the Tuberose range and not in conjunction with any other offer.

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