Last Minute Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Mother’s Day is just around the corner on 14th March! If you haven’t purchased something to make your mum’s day really special then read on for a selection of Mother’s Day gifts from Rutland businesses. Something to suit all budgets and interests!

For the green fingered mothers

Gates Garden Centre

Planted Pots, Baskets and Planters

Looking or a bespoke, unique gift to brighten up the garden? The Potting Shed at Gates has a full range of ready-planted pots, baskets or planters to take away – perfect if your Mum is a keen gardener. If you prefer to design your own for that special somebody to match their personality and individual flair, Gates has a selection of pots and plants for you to choose from and friendly plant specialists will arrange it for you while you wait. If you live locally, a local delivery service is available too.

To order: Call in to Gates or call 01664 454309

Barnsdale Gardens

Friend of Barnsdale Season Ticket

From just £32, a season ticket to Barnsdale Gardens gives year round access to this unique Rutland attraction, featuring over 35 individual gardens to explore. A season ticket offers:

  • Unlimited entry to the Gardens.
  • Advance booking and discount on all Barnsdale courses.
  • 10% discount on all plants purchased from the Nursery.
  • 15% off plated food in the Helenium Tea Room
  • A complimentary cup of tea or coffee per Friend for November-February visits.
  • Exclusive special events.
  • Free library service – as many as 3 books for up to 2 months.

Buy here

For the foodies

Gates Garden Centre

Takeaway Sunday Lunch – £18.99

Enjoy a Mother’s Day 3-Course Sunday Roast Takeaway in the comfort of your own home, prepared and cooked by our chefs using fresh local ingredients.  A perfect way to treat your mum this year without all the stress!

Included in the meal is a starter of Leek & Potato Soup with a Wholemeal Bread Roll followed by a rich Topside of Beef, succulent Pork Loin or a Vegetarian friendly Nut Roast with all the trimmings. The meal is all finished off with an indulgent Chocolate Cheesecake which she’s sure to love.

All you need to do is re-heat by following the simple instructions included with your box.

Only available for collection and orders must be in by 5pm on Friday 12th March. Gluten free and vegan options also available.

Order here

Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea for Two – £27

This Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea To Go is the perfect way to say ‘Thank you, Mum’ and it’s suitable for two people.

The box contains delightful homemade scones with plenty of jam and clotted cream as well as a selection of savoury nibbles and finger sandwiches with mouth watering fillings. The afternoon tea is finished off with fantastic sweet treats and also a beautiful indoor Kalanchoe Plant and indulgent chocolate truffles to bring a smile to your Mum’s face.

Everything you need for your afternoon tea is included except for a drink, simply add some bubbles or a soft drink to your basket.

Only available for collection and orders must be in by 5pm on Friday 12th March. Gluten free and vegetarian options also available.

Order here

Barnsdale Gardens

Afternoon Tea Voucher valid from May 2021 – December 2021

A selection of freshly made dainty sandwiches (Chicken & bacon with a honey/mustard glaze; Egg mayonnaise & cress; Cucumber & cream cheese and Ham & mustard), two homemade scones with clotted cream and jam and mini cheesecakes, mini Eton mess and mini homemade cakes. All served on bone china with a pot of tea or coffee.

The voucher also includes entry to the Gardens for 2 people.

Buy here

The Olive Branch

Mother’s Day at Home

A beautiful 3 course meal will be ready and waiting for you at The Olive Branch to collect. All you need to do is refrigerate until you are ready to eat, reheat a few elements and away you go. Luxury at home!

Wine pairings are also available. Orders must be made by 9th March.

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Cocktails At Home – £40 per set (serves 2)

Each pack contains 2 servings of each cocktail, the appropriate Olive Branch garnish, a recipe card and tips on how to serve each cocktail, along with some house nuts & olives. All you’ll need is ice, and something to shake (cocktail shaker preferably but a large jam jar will do) and something to stir, a long spoon and glass beaker (a dessert spoon and pint glass will work). Enjoy the following:

  • Cosmopolitan
  • Amaretto Sour
  • Pomegranate & Rosemary Negroni
  • Old Fashioned

Order here

Gift Voucher

For something to look forward to post lockdown, why not treat your mother to a gift voucher for The Olive Branch? This can be exchanged for a stay at The Beech House, food in the restaurant or one of their masterclasses and demonstrations.

Buy here

So there we have it, an array of gifts for your mother to enjoy this Mothering Sunday, all from local Rutland businesses.

From all of us at Discover Rutland, Happy Mother’s Day!