Mother’s Day in Lockdown
This year we will celebrate mother’s day during what will hopefully be the UK’s final lockdown. This has made us think differently about how we honour our mothers / grandmothers / absolute queens! Below is a selection of the great gifts on offer from Covent Garden for you to treat your mum on the 14th March, or celebrate in her memory.
I have to kick off this list with a wonderful free gift for all Mothers on Sunday 14th March.
Visit James Street Collective between 12pm – 5pm and you (if you are a mum) or your mother will receive a delicious hot chocolate and some chocolate truffles!
So if you are having a spring wander around Covent Garden on Sunday, be sure to pop by!
If your mamma likes to party, this is the place! Treat her to a special ‘Mamma Mia Bottomless Brunch’ this May for the wildest wedding of the century! Set to the backdrop of your favourite ABBA tunes, they are bringing you the 70’s nostalgia you never knew you needed.
Hosted by their show-stopping drag host, Vileda Moppe, you’ll be entertained, serenaded and left amazed with wild performances by stars as seen in Mamma Mia the Musical.
Say “I Do” to free-flowing bubbles, mouth-watering brunch and a day of pure pandemonium.
This is my favourite spa in the area; the treatments are superb and the pool is peaceful and never overcrowded; in fact every time I’ve been I’ve had the pool all to myself which is perfect!
Not only is it a spa, its also a dog friendly hotel with private screening room, as well as an exquisite restaurant.
This is certainly a gift I would love to receive – albeit in the form of a voucher until it can be redeemed in person!
Some beautiful prints of Covent Garden and the surrounding areas showcasing vibrant colours, secret nooks and empty streets. These images make a wonderful memento for a perfect gift.
You can also pick your favourite shots to create your own bespoke collage.
Simply pick one and Fraymit!
Various sizes are available in square and rectangle, from £7.99 with free delivery.
Is she a red, white, pink or bubbly type? Whatever the tipple, treat your special lady to a hand selected bottle from Dalla Terra. They have a wonderful selection available on their online shop, or you can buy vouchers to redeem in person post lockdown.
I’d recommend the wine tasting for 2 which would be a lovely treat to look forward to – especially if its Flo who takes you through the wines. His extensive knowledge is mind-blowing, plus he’s a lovely gentleman too!
Beautiful hand-crafted jewellery, made from silver, gold and gemstones, by Paresh and Andrea.
Choose something special across the range of contemporary pendants, rings and earrings made using traditional jewellery-making techniques, machine engraving and modern methods. The gemstones are all hand chosen and are of excellent quality.
You can also request bespoke Jewellery if you have something particular in mind.
Melvin and the talented team of florists have been serving the freshest of flowers and keeping us smiling throughout the last year.
They create magnificent bouquets not only for West End stars, but also for us locals. Here is a photo of a beautiful bouquet created on the spot for me a couple of months ago.
Providing late night flower delivery across London in as little as a few hours, Doolittles are perfect for beautiful, last-minute flowers.
ORDER HERE or if you have something particular in mind, give them a call: 07958290086
Floral Street, are shaking things up and bringing a breath of fresh floral air to the world of fine fragrance. If you’ve ever dreamed of being a perfume connoisseur, then welcome to the Floral Street scentschool™.
Guided by their fragrance expert Floralistas, scentschool™ is a first to market, one-of-a-kind experience where you will explore a world of colours, moods and smells and find the perfect scent for you.
Along with the scentschool™ in a box, the gift recipient will take part in a live scentschool™ event. Boxes start from £24.
Tredwells are offering Mother’s Day boxes at home with two menus to choose from and you have the option to buy for 1 or 2 people (fantastic idea!). Plus they are doing a kids’ menu so the whole family can get involved!
Plant-based: £34 for 1, £75 for 2.
Carnivorous: £44 for 1, £85 for 2.
Kids’ menu: £12 each.
Delivery is within 12km of central London! Orders must be placed by 5pm on Tuesday 9th March for delivery on Friday 12th March.
Step off the streets and onto your mat for one of the Yogarise classes, now available on demand! They currently have a launch offer of unlimited access to any of the online classes for £99 for the year. You can also sign up for the in person classes ready for when they reopen.
This would make a great gift for a yoga or pilates fan, especially if they do not live in London so cannot attend in person.
I have taken part in the community classes they hold weekly and the teachers are fantastic!
Mothering Sunday, for many, revolves around a delicious family roast dinner at a pub. This year, why not pick a date for that long awaited get-together and gift a voucher to redeem on food or drinks?
If you gift the exclusive Mother’s Day voucher (from £50) you will also receive 2 complimentary gin and tonics when they reopen!
An afternoon tea delivered straight to their door? What a treat!
The menu is based on traditional afternoon tea, yet with a French twist, in typical Brigit’s Bakery style; freshly prepared sandwiches on soft white and wholemeal bread with classics including cucumber, cream cheese and mint, and smoked salmon with a squeeze of lemon. There are delicious homemade, plain scones with clotted cream and strawberry jam as well as an assortment of mini cakes and tarts to indulge those with a sweet tooth.
From £19 per person. Minimum order is for four people.
What is your mothers scent of choice? Now she can keep a pinch of perfume with her wherever she roams, in a stylish 5ml travel atomiser.
Penhaligon’s have one of the finest selections of perfumes I’ve come across. My favourite and current scent of choice is Empressa, its divine!
As an extra treat, on orders exceeding £90 your purchase will arrive with a Penhaligon’s silk scarf. Use code: WRAPUP
Lady of the Grapes thrives to ensure each and every customer has a delightful epicurean experience, discovering the complex and fascinating flavours of their wines, while supporting female winemakers.
But its not just about the wine. They are devoted to authentic and simple food made from seasonal, artisan ingredients which are now available to enjoy at home with two menus to choose from, plus you have the option to add wine pairing:
Vegetarian: £49 pp (minimum 2 people)
Fish: £54 pp (minimum 2 people)
Become a friend of the Royal Opera House with an annual membership. Depending on the membership tier you choose to gift, the recipient will get access to rehearsals and behind-the-scenes events, get alerts when tickets become available and buy them before they go on sale to the public, magazine subscription and discount in the shop.
Support as a member underpins every aspect of the Royal Opera House’s work – its achievements onstage, the commissioning of new work, development for talented emerging artists and craftspeople, and an extensive learning and participation programme.
This is a great gift for any opera and ballet fan, and a great support to the ROH!
The Henrietta is a beautiful boutique hotel in Covent Garden. The rooms are super stylish and are uniquely designed by French Interior Designer, Dorothee Meilichzon.
Not only does the hotel offer a home from home vibe for all the family (even offer slippers for the kiddies), they also have a bar and restaurant which makes for a short commute back to your room!
They are now accepting bookings for later in the year, so get in there quick and reserve a room for your special someone.
Spoil your mum in true Savoy style with their celebrated Traditional Afternoon Tea. Featuring beautifully-crafted cakes and pastries, delicious sandwiches and scones, a Savoy Afternoon Tea at home is a wonderfully memorable treat.
The Afternoon Tea arrives in a beautiful box that is a replica of The Savoy itself. The chic design of this presentation box makes it a wonderful keepsake and it could be used to store jewellery, letters, or mementos.
From £130 for 2 people. Additional servings can be added for a larger group.