23 February 2021

Mums should know they’re appreciated all year round, but Mother’s Day is a great excuse to go all out and show her how much you care.

It may not be as easy as popping to the shops this year, but plenty of businesses in Sunderland are still open for click and collect or online orders and shopping local means you’re supporting the high street at the same time.

And if you received a Sunderland Gift Card for Christmas and you’ve yet to find something to spend it on, then why not use it to make sure your mum has a special day to remember?

Happy Mother’s Day, £50 at Lush

The last year has been stressful for everyone, so a night of pampering is a perfect gift. Help her unwind with a selection of her favourite products or surprise her with Lush’s new Happy Mother’s Day gift set, which includes bath bombs, shower gels, soap, a bubble bar, body lotion and a beautiful, reusable knot wrap.

Vintage Bouquet, £30 - £45 at Ashbrooke Florists

Flowers are always a lovely surprise to show someone you’re thinking of them and Ashbrooke Florists are on hand to help you find the perfect bunch. Pastel shades are a great choice for Mother’s Day and their Vintage Bouquet pairs stunning roses with some lovely seasonal blooms.

Find the perfect cards at Park Lane Cards & Gifts

We might be in lockdown this year but that doesn’t mean you’ll get away with not sending a card. Whether she likes funny designs or heartfelt messages, there’s a huge variety to choose from at Park Lane Cards & Gifts and why not throw in a balloon too for extra brownie points?

Classic Stainless Steel Rose PVD Base Bracelet, £34 at Nominations

A Nominations bracelet is the gift that keeps on giving as it’s one you can build on with each future special occasion. With links covering everything from animals to spirituality, there are lots of ways she can customise it so it really suits her.

Gucci Guilty Eau for Her Eau de Toilette 50ml, £63 at Boots

We may be stuck inside but surprising her with a bottle of her favourite perfume is sure to lift her spirits. If you’re feeling brave then you could even take a risk with a popular scent she hasn’t tried before to help her step out of her comfort zone.

Afternoon Tea at Crumb On In

Afternoon Tea is always a treat and this year she can have it delivered to her very own door. To make it more of an occasion, order one for yourself too and enjoy it together over a video call.

The Bigger Mackem, £12.50 at 2 Church Lane

She shouldn’t have to cook on her special day so help her put her feet up by ordering her lunch. 2 Church Lane is open for takeaways throughout the lockdown and she’s sure to love their indulgent burgers piled high with toppings.

Surprise her with the Sunderland Gift Card

For the mum who has everything, the Sunderland Gift Card might be the solution. With more than 100 businesses signed up, there’s plenty for her to choose from, whether she wants to shop for some new clothes, delicious food or save it for a beauty treatment when lockdown lifts.