Thoughtful Mother's Day gifts | St James's London

Thoughtful Mother's Day gifts

Celebrate a maternal figure in your life

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Extraordinary maternal figures deserve to be celebrated all year round, not just one day a year. That’s why we’ve thought long and hard about how we can honour these most deserving of people. Whether you’re paying homage to your own mother, a stepmother, the mother of your children, your mother-in-law, maternal figure you love or even a dog mum, we’re here to help you celebrate them in St James’s style.

Special Mother’s Day gifts

Family games from Waterstones

Evoke memories of family game nights, refuel old rivalries or start new traditions with Monopoly Deal, an updated, quicker version of the classic game. Go head to head in strategy-based games Ticket to Ride and Catan or literally with Throw the Burrito, a high energy game of dodgeball meets cards that'll have the whole family laughing.

Self-care with Aesop

No better way to delight the senses, than a gift pack from Aesop's apothecary in St James's Piccadilly Arcade. Show appreciation for your caregivers and guiding figures with the Majestic Melodies kit containing aromatic hand and body washes, cleansers and balms. Or opt for vibrant and floral fragrance, Rōzu Eau de Parfum for everyday indulgence.

Sweet treats from Prestat

An heavenly treat from Prestat is a sweet gift for any important woman in your life. Choose from boxes of Rose and Violet Crèmes with traditional French sugar-coated petals or opt for the bestselling classic Pink Marc de Champagne Truffles. With past customers including the likes of Roald Dahl (the most documented chocolate expert perhaps), you can’t go wrong with a sweet gift from this alluring Princes Arcade shop, set between Piccadilly and Jermyn Street.

New SMEG cookware

If thinking of home conjures up memories of eating together and conversations over a meal, one of SMEG's retro casserole dishes is truly a recipe for a fantastic Mother's Day gift. Plus it comes with a lifetime guarantee, for many more delicious meals together.

Style staples from Lock & Co.

The oldest hat shop in the world, Lock & Co. is well worth a visit. Particularly popular ahead of the summer social season, you can visit safe in the knowledge that the experts at the helm of this family-run business will guide you to make the most fitting purchase for Future Mother-of-the-Brides or Ladies Day guests.

Spend time together with these Mother’s Day experiences

Often your presence is the best present, so why not book a table at one of our leading London restaurants and enjoy a walk around the side streets? With plenty of options to suit every situation, explore things to do with your mum or the mother figure(s) in your life.

A memorable experience at Floris London

For a more unusual Mother’s Day gift, we recommend visiting treasure trove of scents, Floris. It's 'Together' fragrance customisation service for two gives you the chance to craft two bespoke fragrances in the privacy of its perfumery chamber on 89 Jermyn Street. Sip champagne and seek the expertise of the team behind the oldest privately-owned family perfumers in the world - and leave with two engraved bottles that are uniquely yours. A considerate gift for mothers or grandmothers, you can even archive your scent in the Floris ledgers for future generations.

Tasting menu at Farzi Café

Treat your mum, grandma or loved one to the Taste of Farzi set menu at modern Indian bistro, Farzi Café on Haymarket. Start with moreish pappadums and then dig into scrumptious starters like Chicken Pakora, Crispy Cauliflower or Goat Kheema before moving onto punchy mains like Lamb Nihari, Aubergine Salan or succulent slow cooked Lamb Nihari. Finish with the Parle G Cheesecake and a toast to your mother figure.

Pamper time for two at Sofitel St James's

Take your mom to the self-care sanctuary that is Sospa at Sofitel St James's for a day of indulgence with its Mother & Daughter Time for Two package so you both can unwind. Soak in a calming private jacuzzi, relax with a 45 minutes massage or grab some undisturbed time in the Zen room - all enjoyed with a glass of Champagne in hand.

Three-course Sunday lunch The Ritz

Show her she's a diamond with a lavish three-course meal at The Ritz. Tantalise your tastebuds with a delectable three-course Sunday lunch curated by Executive Chef, John Williams MBE and served in the sumptuous settings of Michelin-starred Ritz Restaurant alongside live entertainment. Or spoil her with one of the most iconic experiences in the world - a quintessential afternoon tea at The Palm Court at none other than, The Ritz.

Enjoy a West End show

From the iconic Phantom of the Opera at His Majesty's Theatre to a ground-breaking adaptation of Oscar Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Grey, there's plenty to choose from for a night at the theatre. For an emotive look at London and what makes a home, book tickets to The Lonely Londoners at Jermyn Street Theatre or enjoy laughing together with Comedy Carnival at Wonderville near Piccadilly Circus.

More top dining ideas

For top pre-theatre menus, try Brumus at Haymarket Hotel with 2 courses for £22 or 3 courses for just £28, or 3 courses for £45 at Michelin-starred Wild Honey.

Our restaurants serve international cuisine to suit every appetite: Greek seafood dishes at Milos; a feast of African flavours at Papa L’s; Italian dishes at 'O ver, Il Vicolo or Café Murano.

Or indulge them with a spot of traditional Afternoon Tea at The Drawing Room in DUKES hotel or another of our neighourhood's top afternoon teas. If you’re looking for something to take home, the cheeses from London’s oldest cheesemongers Paxton & Whitfield are a delight.

Whilst you're there, why not go on a tipple crawl exploring some of our intriguing non-alcoholic concoctions or have a sweet end to the day with one of our uplifting cups of hot cocoa.