Mums across the country rejoice, Mother’s Day is fast approaching. For the rest of you, it’s a chance to show your mum, grandmother and mother-in-law just how much they mean to you.

Come Sunday March 11th, you should have everything in place to make their day extra special. That includes a little present.

Heart of the Shires is filled with independent shops that are much-loved by mums and there is plenty of worthy gifts available in our shopping village. To help, we’ve created a gift guide of possible presents for every budget. Whatever you decide, remember to spoil her rotten.

Candles and diffusers

The Peace Crane has a beautiful range of wellbeing and yoga-inspired products that are ideal for creating a relaxed environment. Fragrant essential oils, diffusers and meditation candles are just some of the presents you could be inspired by. The warm flicker of a meditation candle promotes a sense of calm, creating the perfect setting to meditate and reflect – bliss!

Give her a pamper

Mums need to put their feet up and relax every now and again and there’s no place better for her to do so than Pour La Femme Beauty. With a range of beauty and massage treatments available, your mum will be in her element. We’ll leave it for you to decide which treatment she would appreciate most.

Hair makeover

Mums are often first to lend a helping hand and spend so much time thinking about others that they forget about themselves. Treat your mum to a hair makeover from hair styling experts, Flutterbye’s Hair.  Whether it’s a tidy up, dye or redesign, your mum will be thrilled with the gift.  The hair salon also has a great range of designer hair products for your mum to keep her locks in good health.

Family photoshoot

Has your mum been hinting about organising a family photoshoot for some time? Now is your chance to get booked in and photograph some memories. Lightdraw Photography has a range of portrait packages available, starting at just £75 for an hour session.


If your mum loves her food and cooking, you’ll find plenty of possible presents in Abraxas Cookshop. From recipe books and tableware to tea sets and bakeware, the shop is full of treasures.

Emma Bridgewater is a firm favourite for mums across the country, and Abraxas currently has 15% off their entire Emma Bridgewater range. Their products, whether it be mugs, plates or teapots, take the ordinary and turn them into something beautiful.  For mother’s day, it‘s hard to look beyond the flowery mug that your mum can use every day.

Designer clothes and accessories

House of Carillon is a designer fashion boutique for women. The collections are carefully chosen to blend fashion and trends with quality. The shop has everything from casual wear to smarter outerwear and also has stunning accessories – ideal for a Mother’s Day gift.

Gifts for the home

With so many options available in Texture Interiors, you’ll struggle to leave empty handed. From candles and lanterns to picture frames and clocks, they have a range of lovely decorations and accessories for a house-proud mum.


Ah, the classic. A classic, but if you’re planning on giving your mum chocolates, you need to make sure they’re the best of the best. Darcy’s Delights specialise in the finest quality gourmet Belgium chocolates and are committed to providing exquisite chocolates. With so many luxury treats to choose from, you can pick up a box and pack it with your mum’s favourites.

Afternoon tea

If you just can’t decide what to get your mum, you could always bring her to our quaint shopping village for a day out. Spend some quality time with your mum over afternoon tea at Darlington’s Tea Room, often regarded as one of the best places in the Northamptonshire for afternoon tea.

Once you’ve finished, you can explore the grounds and have your mum to pick out a few treats.

If you just can’t decide what to get her, you could always bring her to our quaint shopping village for a day out. Book a table for lunch at Darlington’s Tea Room and then explore our grounds, leaving your mum to pick out a few treats.

At the Heart of the Shires we have independent stores that vary in specialities so we really do have something for everyone. With independents in abundance, you’ll find unique presents that you wouldn’t find on the high street. With not long left until the big day, pop into the shopping village to find your perfect present for Mother’s Day.

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Mother’s Day Gift Guide