Take your mother out – the Glass Mother’s Day Gift Guide

MOTHER’S Day, as it is now commonly known, traces its very earliest origins back to classical times where festivals to honour mother goddesses Rhea and Cybele were annually held. As Mothering Sunday draws ever closer, Glass takes a look at six classic gifts to celebrate the life-giving being that is your mother.

BYREDO La Selection FloraleByredo La Selection Florale with Leather Case

Byredo La Selection Florale
The fashionable and exclusive fragrance brand Byredo has released a limited collector’s  Byredo La Selection Florale of eau de parfums especially for the day offering a selection of the niche brand’s floral scents, housed in 12ml leather travel vials entwine indulgence with the functional. Featuring six of their most celebrated and sought-after scents Blanche, Bal d’afrique: La Tulipe, Flowerhead, Rose of No Man’s Land  and Inflorescence this is a fragrant gift to treasure.

Byredo La Selection Florale £88, (supplementary Leather Case £80)

Jo Malone London Mothers Day Floral Box 3Jo Malone personalised bouquet

Jo Malone personalised bouquet
Show the special woman in your lives just how special she is by creating your own personalised bouquet for her exclusively by British perfumer Jo Malone. Once you have selected your choices from a range of floral, citrus and fruity blooms, the classic cream and black Jo Malone box opens to reveal a gleaming glass bottle containing a fragrance of your choice from Nectarine Blossom and Honey; English Pear and Freesia; and Peony and Blush Suede – all surrounded the freshly cut flowers. The bouquets are created by floral designer Flora Starkey.

Jo Malone personalised bouquet is available until Sunday March 6, £130. Only available at Regent Street and Sloane Street Boutiques.



Sabon collectionSabon – You are Loved collection

Sabon – You are Loved
Designed to make your mother feel like the most special person in the world, niche natural beauty brand Sabon’s You are Loved range has incorporated three of their best-selling products together with limited edition Mothers Day gift sets. All Sabons‘s products are SLS-and paraben and cruelty free and are fully ECOCERT approved.

Featuring delicate lavender, rose and jasmine fragrances, you can choose from lotions and oils to body scrubs to create this personalised pampering set. Sabon hand creams start from 12.50, bath foam such as Lavender Rose £16, Hand in Hand kit retails at £28. The bottle creams are particularly recommended as they are silky soft to use and are absorbed easily leaving skin soft and moisturised all day long.

,  38 Neal Street, Covent Garden, WC2H 9PS



Clarins Super Restorative Hand CreamClarins Super Restorative Age Control handcream


Clarins Super Restorative Age Control handcream
As one of the most used parts of our body, our hands are also the first to show signs of ageing, so help your mother out here with a gift of  the recently launched Clarins Super Restorative Age Control handcream. This new hand cream has been developed for the over-45-year olds in min, tackling age-spots as well, and is a smooth easily absorbed, delicately scented cream.

Made of organic harungana and Montpellier rose-rock extract, other key plant ingredients include mango oil, shea butter and organic baobab oil to create this rich and restoring cream that leaves hands wonderfully comforted and nourished. Only a little product is needed for full coverage from this very generous tube which should last, if not until next Mother’s Day, for quite a long time. A gift that really keeps giving.

Clarins Super Restorative Age Control handcream £37.50 (100ml)



Aspinals saddle bag

Aspinal of London Letterbox Saddle Bag in Orange Pebble

Aspinal of London Letterbox Saddle Bag in Orange Pebble
Part of the British heritage brand Aspinal Lock Family Collection, the Letterbox Saddle Bag is an elegant interpretation of the classic cross-body saddle bag. Handmade from the high quality orange pebble textured Italian calf leather, but available in a range of lively colours from pink to black, and lined in grosgrain, the structured modern shape is a versatile day bag and is sure to be the perfect Mother’s Day gift for all those daytime engagements. And one to cherish for long after the day itself.

Aspinal of London Letterbox Saddle Bag in Orange Pebble £350



Sanderson afternoon Tea

The Sanderson’s Afternoon Tea

The Sanderson’s Afternoon Tea
Inspired by Alice in Wonderland, the Sanderson Hotel is inviting mothers and daughters to enjoy the splendour of their Mad Hatter’’s Afternoon Tea for this truly unique and magical Mothers Day treat. With menus hidden inside vintage books, teapots adorned with kings and queens and sandwich plates decorated with carousels, birdcages and ticking clocks. Those with a sweet tooth will enjoy the red velvet Ladybird Cake, sinful scones, and especially created for Mother’s Day, a chocolate pot with raspberry coulis.

Mad Hatter’’s Afternoon Tea  at the Sanderson Hotel, Berners Street, London W1 costs £58 per person. This special Mother’s Day afternoon tea package also includes a glass of Perrier-Jouet brut champagne, as well as the carefully crafted chocolate pot with raspberry coulis.



 Asia De CubaMother’s Day at Asia de Cuba

Mothers Day at Asia de Cuba
Asia de Cuba at the St Martins Lane Hotel, Covent Garden, celebrates Mother’s Day this year by offering free dining and a bespoke gift inspired by Asian and Cuban traditions. Drawing on this rich heritage, Asia de Cuba is teaming up with Laura Kuy Flowers and gifting all mothers who dine with them, a bespoke bouquet and a Cuban-inspired Mother’s Day postcard.

Asia de Cuba card Asia de Cuba Mother’s Day postcard.

As an extra treat, mothers who dine with groups of four or more will enjoy their Sunday roast free of charge. So spoil your mother this Mother’s Day, and let her choose from a range of citrous ceviches, fresh salads, cuban style slow roasted pork or lamb, mini doughnuts and a guava whipped cheesecake topped off with her favourite cocktail. All on the house.

by Sonia Akther

St Martins Lane Hotel, 45 St Martin’s Lane London, WC2N 4HX
Tel: 44 0 20 7300 5500

Images courtesy of respective brands