Grosvenor’s Guide to Mother’s Day

Trying to find that all-important Mother’s Day gift is, for many of us, an inevitable task. From heartfelt tokens and novelty knickknacks to mouth-watering gourmet meals, the sea of potential Mother’s Day gift ideas is endless, with the gift itself often as unique as the mother who receives it.

Dedicated to honouring mothers and the work that they do, the concept of Mother’s Day has been an ever-present feature of many different cultures and eras. Ranging from the ancient Greek and Roman festivals held in honour of the mother goddesses Rhea and Cybele to the more Christian tradition of ‘Mothering Sunday’, Mother’s Day remains a central way for us as a society to express our love and appreciation for our mothers. Officially recognised as a national holiday in 1914, Mother’s Day and the obligatory gift-giving dilemma it inspires have now been a part of our yearly calendars for well over 100 years.

Struggling to know where to even start with this year’s Mother’s Day plans? Never fear, with our ultimate Mother’s Day gift guide, we’ll aim to show you how Grosvenor’s eclectic variety of stores can help you unearth the perfect Mother’s Day gift; from the foodies and the fashion lovers to even the self-proclaimed dog mums.

The Foodie

Known for its welcoming atmosphere and mouth-watering menu, Zapato Lounge is the prime location for anyone keen to recreate the warmth of home and all those delicious, home-cooked meals we associate with it. For brunch, there’s a tasty smorgasbord of breakfast staples, including the eggs royale and the triple-stacked, buttermilk pancakes. For lunch and dinner, there’s an assortment of both tried-and-tested faithful’s and, Zapato Lounge specialities, including the light and fresh super bowl salad range, the more-ish burger selection and Zapato’s trademark, buttermilk chicken dishes. Capable of catering also for those who are vegan and gluten-free, Zapato is a reliable go-to for any Mother’s Day feast. Did we mention that you can even bring your dogs?

The Outdoorsy, Nature Lover

The past two years have seen many of us appreciate the outdoors more than ever. Whether it be a quick weekend walk or a full-on ramble through our local nature reserves, getting outdoors has become a crucial part of many of our daily routines, and even our social calendars. Who doesn’t remember all those lockdown walks with mum last year?

With the weather now getting warmer and the nights lighter, opportunities to explore the great outdoors and all its many beauties have grown considerably. Full of the very best outdoor clothing around, Trespass is your one-stop-shop for all your outdoor, adventuring essentials. Here you can find everything from waterproof jackets and walking boots, to well-insulated fleeces and even ski jackets (you never know). No matter what your mother’s outdoor adventures consist of, you’ll be sure to find something that will meet their needs and their style in Trespass’s extensive clothing range.

The Fashionista

With so many high-end fashion stores literally on our doorstep here at Grosvenor, finding something for your fashion-loving mum has never been easier. Whether it’s an item from Next’s on-trend clothing range, a must-have fashion piece from the rails of Select or a gift card from fashion gurus, New Look, our Grosvenor stores will be sure to find you something that’ll fit your mother’s sense of style.

The Trinket Lover

For the mother who enjoys collecting a trinket or two, look no further than Grosvenor’s very own gift-giving experts, Bias Gift Shop. A family-run, independent business full of one-of-a-kind knickknacks and curios, Bias Gift Shop is the place to go to discover that novelty, one-off gift which will be sure to put a smile on your mother’s face. From Himalayan salt lamps and quirky dream catchers to an array of decorative ornaments, jewellery pieces and plaques, Bias Gift Shop’s trinket range is a sure-fire option for those hoping to completely surprise their loved one with something that they never knew they needed.

The Dog Mum

Anyone else got a family dog that has basically become your mother’s surrogate child? Yeah, it’s a very special bond. If that’s the case, why not have a browse through the pet accessory collection at New Look and see what you can find for your mum’s much-beloved pooch? From snazzy Skinnydip leads, to a range of adorably on-brand, dog bow ties and even a multicoloured Argyle knit dog jumper (admit it, we all kind of want one), the New Look pet accessory collection is the proverbial last word in the world of doggy fashion. AKA, the perfect place go-to for your dog mum.

The Sustainability Fiend

Given the rising interest in tackling climate change, sustainability endeavours have risen to the top of many of our agendas. It has never been easier to find your sustainability lover of a mum with a gift that reflects her eco philosophy. From Bias Gift Shop, you can find an assortment of bamboo kitchen utensils, perfect for any family feast, while, at The Body Shop, you can discover an amazing array of body care products, which combine high-end quality with an even greener heart. The best bit? You can even unearth an entire range of refillable beauty products, meaning you can find your mum a product that she need never throw away.

So, whatever your mum’s tastes, preferences, or hobbies, whether you’re after a small keepsake, the latest, fashion accessory or a practical gift that’ll see her through many years to come, there is something for everyone at Grosvenor Shopping Northampton this Mother’s Day.