Here at Water Street Gallery we pride ourselves on selecting special gifts for amazing mothers that are perfect for Mother’s Day, and we know that in 2021, in the wake of a long and difficult year, showing your mum just how much you love and appreciate her is more important than ever. From stunningly handcrafted items to some fantastic artisanal brands, we’ve no doubt got something she will treasure whether you are looking for that perfect, yet affordable, present or a touch of lasting luxury.
Wide ranging affordable gifts in which quality far surpasses the price tag, there’s no need for any mother to not feel special on March 12th. With brooches of all shapes, colours, and materials from fantastic artisans and creators such as Pretender To The Throne, Caroline Barnes, Poppy Treffry, Katfish Designs and Vikki Lafford Garside to cutesy miniatures and felt creatures from Amica, And Mary, and David Meredith, regardless of your budget, any mother would delight in such gorgeous handmade gifts. Special single stem Mother's Day origami flowers, together with an array of Spring cards make this, and every day, full of festive spirit.
For a taste of luxury, it's hard to know where to begin. Supremely soft silk and satin scarves from Lady Crow Silks provide elegance and warmth to any get up this Spring season, while hand blown glass perfume bottles by Bob Crooks and bowls by Allister Malcolm dazzle on any surface and come in a range of colours and designs to fit all tastes. And, for a luxury pamper session there is nothing more perfect than The English Soap Company’s new range of Kew Garden inspired creams and soaps that come wrapped in beautifully designed archival images and in a multitude of delightful floral scents.
A showstopper gift would be one of Maria Santos’s gorgeous jewellery boxes made from sustainable wood and pewter, not to mention the jewellery that you could hide inside for an extra special surprise. Shrieking Violet’s pendants and earrings combine stunningly simple jewellery with your mums favourite blooms (perfect to pair with a bunch of them!), while Tide Jewellery’s designs made with sustainable Paua opalescent blue shell and silver are both affordable (under £10) fun and attractive. The gallery sources many independent jewellers amongst them with semi-precious jewellery by Ladies Who Lunch with colourful rainbow stylish jewellery and Lotus Feet opulent wirework, or if your mother’s own striking style is something she loves to flaunt then Materia Rica’s walnut wood pendants and earrings, hand painted porcelain creatures by And Mary or Leigh Shephards Design’s upcycled found object jewellery are the perfect way to finish any bold look. The choice is so vast, perhaps a gift voucher will answer your needs.
Nothing is better than a good cup of tea on a cool spring day and it will taste all the better in mugs and teacups by artisans ranging from Repeat Repeat and Dunoon Ceramics, to Selborne Pottery and Rachael Pedder Smith; but, if something stronger is more to her taste, Emma Britton’s floral wine flutes are the perfect addition to any table. Combining practicality and stylish design are LUA’s bags, purses and glasses cases in soft velvet or cotton often with appliqué embellishments.