Wednesday 13 December 2017


Gloucestershire Mother's Day gift guide

Looking to treat your mum to something special on Mothering Sunday? Find the perfect presents to give thanks to your mum, with SoGlos's handpicked guide to thoughtful Mother's Day gifts.

Tell your mum how much she means to you this Mother’s Day, by treating her to a thoughtful gift to give thanks for bringing you into the world and of course all she does for you – we’re thinking mum’s taxi and laundry services definitely warrant a decent present!

Whether you want to spoil her with a spa treatment, take her to the ballet, buy her favourite perfume or treat her to a piece of timeless jewellery, SoGlos has rounded up inspiring present ideas, whatever your budget, that will delight your mum on Sunday 26 March 2017.


Goodies galore at King’s Walk Shopping Centre

Gifts galore from King's Walk Shopping Centre in Gloucester

Gift idea: Shop for everything from jewellery and clothing to perfume and accessories.
Perfect for: Fashion and beauty-loving mums
Tell me more: King’s Walk Shopping Centre is situated in the centre of Gloucester with well-known High Street brands waiting to welcome shoppers. For style conscious mums, head to River Island where you’ll find on-trend handbags and statement jewellery. Perfume makes a classic and thoughtful gift and with The Fragrance Shop and The Perfume Shop both located at King’s Walk you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to choosing a bottle for your mum. If you’re looking to buy some jewellery to mark Mothering Sunday, make a beeline for Warren James where you can choose from a selection of bracelets, earrings and more.
SoGlos loves: Don’t forget to pay a visit to Clintons where you’ll find all manner of card choices along with a selection of gift ideas including delicious smelling Yankee candles.
How much: Prices vary
For more info: Call (01452) 304953, or visit kingswalk.co.uk directly.


A pamper day at Chapel Spa

Vouchers for Chapel Spa

Gift idea: An ultimate pampering experience at Chapel Spa
Perfect for: Giving your mum the chance to relax and unwind
Tell me more: Located in a beautiful 19th century chapel in the centre of Cheltenham, Chapel Spa is decked out Mediterranean-style décor and offers a relaxing oasis to escape from the stresses of everyday life, with facilities including seven treatment rooms, a hydrotherapy pool with candle-lit relaxation area, stream room and Arabian Rasul. This Mother's Day the spa is offering a selection of packages, with the Cheers to Mum, including three hours' use of the spa, a Moroccan oil hair mask and a glass of prosecco. The Pamper Your Mum package features two hours’ spa use, a 25-minute back, neck and shoulder massage, a 30-minute Elemis mini facial and a mini Elemis gift set to take home. Chapel Spa also has treatment or monetary gift vouchers that make a lovely choice for Mother’s Day presents.
SoGlos loves: Chapel Spa is also hosting a Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea provided by Well Walk Tea Room, offering the chance to enjoy delicious sandwiches, cakes, scones, and tea or coffee in its private gallery.
How much: The Cheers to Mum package is £35 per person and can be used Monday to Friday only, while the Pamper Your Mum package is £85 per person, or £160 for two, and can be used all week.
For more info: Call (01242) 518075, email info@chapelspa.co.uk or visit chapelspa.co.uk directly.


Thoughtful treats from Whole Foods Market Cheltenham

Handpicked hampers from Whole Food

Gift idea: Shop for everything from beauty buys to delicious local treats
Perfect for: Beauty addicts and foodies
Tell me more: Whole Foods Market Cheltenham has plenty of treats for mums, with everything from health and beauty gift sets brimming with luxury skincare to artisan chocolates from the likes of Montezuma and House of Dorchester, not forgetting bottles of fizz. If you want to cook up a storm for your mum, stock up on fillet steaks, lobster tails and smoked salmon, all featuring money-saving offers leaving you more to spend on decadent desserts or cheeses.
SoGlos loves: If you want to go the extra mile, treat your mum to afternoon tea, served from 3pm to 5pm and £10 per person. Guests can enjoy sandwiches and delicious cakes, with vegan and gluten-free options available for groups of four or more.
How much: Prices vary
For more info: Call (01242) 542950, or visit wholefoodsmarket.com directly.


A night at the opera at Hillside Brewery

Hillside Brewery's Pop-up Opera

Gift idea: Tickets to Hillside Brewery's Pop-up Opera
Perfect for: Culture vultures and music-loving mums
Tell me more: Treat your mum to an opera experience with a difference when Pop-up Opera brings its production of Romeo and Juliet to Hillside Brewery on Sunday 26 March 2017. The touring opera company will bring I Capuleti e i Montecchi to life with its unique and contemporary performance that it set to entertain audiences in at the Forest of Dean brewery from 7pm to 10pm.
SoGlos loves: The brewery will also have a fully stocked bar where you can sample some of Hillside’s award-winning craft beers, alongside a range of other tipples to make a night of it.
How much: Tickets cost £25.
For more info: Call (01452) 830222, email info@hillsidebrewery.com or visit hillsidebrewery.com directly.


Gastronomic treats from Ross & Ross Food

Ross & Ross Mother's Day

Gift idea: Ross & Ross Food’s homemade salmon curing kit
Perfect for: Mums with a taste for the finer things in life
Tell me more: In addition to creating delicious menus for events across Gloucestershire, award-winning Cotswold caterers Ross & Ross Food also create a range of delicious foodie boxes and homemade curing kits that make a lovely alternative gift this Mother’s Day. Its salmon kit contains three curing salt mixes – gin, smoky and beetroot – and full instructions of how to cure the fish in three days and the chance for your mum to become her very own artisan producer! The kit doesn’t include fish and Ross & Ross Food advises buying quality salmon from a local fishmonger to ensure you get the best possible results.
SoGlos loves: Ross & Ross Food worked closely with Cotswolds Distillery to create its gin cure, and if you want to go the extra mile, why not treat your mum to a bottle of the spirit?
How much: The salmon curing kit is £21.
For more info: Call (01608) 645503, email events@rossandrossfood.co.uk or visit rossandrossfood.co.uk directly.


© SoGlos
Friday 24 March 2017

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