It never feels like we can do enough for our mums on Mother’s Day. After all, they gave us life, taught us right from wrong and dedicated a large portion of their lives to keeping a roof over our heads and bringing us up.


Now we are grown, it’s hard to find the right gift to express our gratitude. Luckily, the mothers, fathers, sons and daughters at The Edinburgh Woollen Mill are here to help. If good old mum is a lady of impeccable taste, a lover of style and quality, then look no further: read on and you’ll be ready forMarch 26th with time to spare.


Show her a lovely evening

Sometimes the traditional ideas are the best. Why not treat your mum to a surprise dinner at her favourite restaurant, or if you don’t know it, ask what kind of food she would eat if she could have anything in the world! She’ll really appreciate the extra effort over a trip to your local eatery. But; avoid the fatal mistake andremember to book! Restaurants are likely to be incredibly busy over the Mother’s Day weekend.


We’d suggest putting a ‘no partners’ rule in place too so you can concentrate on your mum; asking how she is and chatting to her – with your siblings if you have any – rather than keeping the conversation entertaining for everybody’s partners too.



Or, think outside the usual box

There are an endless number of things you can do with your mum if you want to do something a little different, even if it’s hard to think of them in the first place! Why not go on a spa day with her? You could take her for a game of golf or host her shopping trip – probably after putting a spending limit in place!


If you wanted to do something really special though, we’re all for arranging a family weekend away in a picturesque, sleepy town. There’s always plenty for the whole family to do, from relaxing walks to trying out independent delis with nieces, nephews, great aunties or great grandchildren!



Find a memorable, thoughtful gift


Something warming, from your heart to hers…

As they say, a gift should be something you wouldn’t buy for yourself. When we’re in-between seasons as we are at the moment, we often buy low-quality, cheap accessories for the chilly weather, as we don’t know how long we’ll need them for. This is truer even of parents, as you’ll know if you’ve since become one – they get used to putting others’ needs before their own!


A present is an opportunity to receive something that isn’t absolutely necessary, something that is a pleasure to own! Browse our timeless, durable cold weather warmers here today – from leather back Harris Tweed gloves and cashmere stoles to ear muffs and scarves.



Something to put a spring in her step…

If your mum likes to think ahead and look to the future, then perhaps a spring accessory would be more her style towards the end of March. Think new-season printed scarves – from florals to colour pops – and stunning Harris Tweed handbags, shoppers and purses.

If all else fails…

You can never go wrong with a trusty pair of pyjamas – after all, it’s another thing we don’t spend much money on ourselves. Choose any one of these quality sets or nighties and you’ll have a very happy mum!

All of these beautiful gifts – and many more – can be found at The Edinburgh Woollen Mill today. Why not share inspiration for Mother’s Day activities on our Facebook page too – we all need a bit of guidance sometimes!