How to outdo your siblings on Mother’s Day

Outdo your siblings on mothers day in CheshireWe all know the scenario – you turn up on Mother’s Day having hastily selected what you think is a pretty nice gift for your mum – you know she will love anything that you buy her and she knows how busy you are.

Skip to your mother’s house, where you’re met with cries of joy as she opens the gift from your darling sister. She delicately peels back the layers of designer wrapping paper, and tugs at yards of silk ribbon, all hiding a jaw-droppingly beautiful gift. Said sister has obviously spent weeks poring over her Mother’s Day selection… and your mother adores it.

You, on the other hand, gingerly hand over your last-minute supermarket bouquet and matching box of chocs, and cringe as big sis offers strained compliments while raising her eyebrows unnecessarily high – your darling sibling has outdone you, AGAIN!

Well, this year’s going to be different! This year you’re going to be top dog on Mothering Sunday! And, we’re going to help you make it happen.

Cheshire is home to a fabulous range of chic shops, boutiques, florists, and what’s more, many are open on Mothering Sunday. Just follow our guide – you can even enjoy a lie in on Sunday morning and still outdo the siblings. But don’t lie in too long – being the Golden Child takes commitment and stamina. Press on!

De Moura, Prestbury

A boutique collection of luxury gifts and objects for the finest interiors.

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Montegrappa Felicita pen: From £95

Montegrappa Felicità Pens – Sugar Pink – From £95. A stylish pen with a feminine twist, handmade in Italy by Montegrappa.

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The Big Book of Chic, £60

The Big Book Of Chic – £60. The one-stop guide to all things stylish – don’t miss this striking coffee table book from Assouline.

OPEN ON MOTHER’S DAY: 11am-4pm

LOCATION: The Village, Prestbury

TELEPHONE: 01625 820957

Bettie Blue, Alderley Edge

Pretty little boutique with exclusive selection of gifts for all ages. Tucked away off Alderley’s high street – this gorgeous little place is a real find.

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S’well drinks bottle, £34

OPENING HOURS: Mon-Sat from 10am

LOCATION: George Street, Alderley Edge

TELEPHONE: 07852 180517


Ian Lloyd, Wilmslow

Bouquets made-to-order from one of The Independent’s Top 10 UK florists.

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Made-to-order bouquets in Wilmslow.

OPEN ON MOTHER’S DAY: 10am-2pm

LOCATION: 115 Knutsford Road, Wilmslow

TELEPHONE: 01625 419646


Pulse of Perfumery, Knutsford

An independent fragrance boutique, showcasing world-leading brands, and with unrivalled fragrance expertise.

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Perfume: Portrait of a lady, 100ml, £230

Portrait of a Lady – 50ml £158, 100ml £230. A new breed of oriental perfume, a symphonic floral as lavish as a couture gown, the ultimate signature scent. Available exclusively in Cheshire & the North West, only in this classic boutique.

OPENING HOURS: Closed on Mother’s Day, but open Tues-Sat, 10am-6pm

LOCATION: Princess Street, Knutsford

TELEPHONE: 01565 755650


Oka, Knutford

An original range of quintessentially British luxury furniture and accessories.

Tembo Bookends, £72.00 OKA

OPEN ON MOTHER’S DAY: 11am-4pm

LOCATION: Manchester Road, Knutsford

TELEPHONE: 01565 220020


GIFT+HOME, Hale

Gift boutique with a combination of quirky, contemporary items.

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Edblad Glow Together Necklace, £54.95

Edblad Glow Together Necklace – £54.95: Buy from the Together range, from stylish Swedish brand Edblad, and contribute to the work of ‘together1heart’ centre in Cambodia – a nonprofit organisation supporting exploited young women and girls.

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Marmalade of London Scented Candles, £22 each

Marmalade of London Scented Candles – £22: A rich black pomegranate, layered with plum, on a base of cardamom. All products are lovingly made in Britain. Candles are 100% soy wax with cotton wicks and essential oils.

OPEN ON MOTHER’S DAY: 10am-4pm

LOCATION: Century House, Ashley Road, Hale

TELEPHONE: 07970 942309


Florist of Walton, Near Warrington

Bespoke hand-tied bouquets made from the freshest and widest selection of flowers and foliage.

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‘The Vintage’ bouquet, £60

‘The Vintage’ – from £60.00. Hydrangea, Roses (avalanche & Suzy), Hypericum, Astilbe.

OPEN ON MOTHER’S DAY: 9am-4pm

LOCATION: At The Stag Pub, Walton Road, Warrington

TELEPHONE: 01925 267260


Hotel Chocolat, Chester

Hand-finished luxury chocolates gifts and hampers including:

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Home Baking Hamper, £65

Home Baking Hamper – £65, a hamper full of ingredients to bring cocoa cuisine to your kitchen.

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Classic Cabinet with Prosecco, £68

Classic Cabinet with Prosecco –  £68, hand-finished chocolates perfectly matched with a 75cl bottle of vivacious boutique prosecco – exclusively made in Italy’s Dolomite foothills.

OPEN ON MOTHER’S DAY: 11am-5pm

LOCATION: 8 Northgate St, Chester

TELEPHONE: 01244 400253


THE WHITE COMPANY, Chester

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Accessories, candles, toiletries and more. Here are a few of our favourites:

  • The Organiser Bag, Dove Grey – £98: A 100% leather and suede organiser with two main compartments and a hidden pocket between them.
  • Verveine Luxury Gift Set – £49: This lovely pampering set comes in a beautiful white gift box. It includes: Signature candle, Triple milled soap, Bath & shower gel, Body lotion.
  • Dip Dye Cashmere Scarf, Navy: £125: A gorgeous way to add a little colour to outfits.

OPEN ON MOTHER’S DAY: 11am-5pm

LOCATION: 9 Northgate St, Chester

TELEPHONE: 01244 888006