Glasgow-based Experiential Gifts Totally Perfect for Mother's Day
If you’re looking for something outside the norm for Mother’s Day gifts this year, check out this list of experience gifts around Glasgow we’ve come up with. If you’re anything like us, you maybe struggle to be imaginative when Mother’s Day gifting and always end up buying the same old stuff year after year. But your mum has probably put up with a lot of your torment over the years and deserves something really great, so we’re here to help.
First thing’s first: obviously, all of these gifts would be complemented perfectly with a Neatly Wrapped candle! And - if you’ve already bought one off us, then you’ll have got one of these sweet green little cards with a code on it that gets you a nifty 10% off until Mother’s Day (if you want delivery guaranteed prior to Mother’s Day, then last date for ordering is Wednesday 27th March).
(We were coy when we photographed these, but spoiler alert: that code was NINETEEN!)
Let’s face it, most Mums are gonna get flowers for Mother’s Day, but you can still give a flower loving mum a great experience gift in Glasgow’s Hidden Lane. Hidden Lane Tearoom is hosting a flower arranging workshop run by Briar Rose Design. Beautiful Scottish and Dutch grown wildflowers are provided by the florist and you’ll learn skills and tips to arrange and care for all kinds of flowers. The workshop runs from 10-11.30am and afterwards you can enjoy the Tea Room’s delicious treats!
If you really don’t know what your mum would like for Mother’s Day, I’d look no further than Gin Spa. I think this is pretty much up every mum’s street. It’s a spa, there’s gin: you’re sorted. They partner with Gin 71 and Cup Tea Lounge, so advanced booking by phone is required for their packages so that they can arrange with their partners. If you’re not sure when to book for your mum, you can buy her an experience voucher here instead. They do sell individual treatments too, which you can book online - you still get a complimentary G&T with these, woop!
For Mums that love to cook, or even ones who don’t but want to learn, Tennent’s Training Academy run loads of classes in different cuisines. They have classes which cover a range of Italian, Indian, Spanish, Thai and American dining, as well as more specific skills like breadmaking, pizza masterclasses, and gluten free cooking. Some of the sessions even include some comedy/dancing/booze, so there’s something for everyone. They cover adult only and “bring the wee ones” workshops so the whole family can enjoy the fun. Sessions on Mother’s Day itself are sold out unfortunately, but something to open? Perfect! Their classes are on all the time, so check here for their upcoming events.
If you want to treat your mum to a really luxurious lunch or dinner for Mother’s Day, then Cail Bruich is one of the most stylish high-end restaurants in Glasgow. This is in fact our co-owner David’s favourite restaurant in the universe (it’s on his bucket list to shoot food photography for them at his other job). Their seasonal menus are full of the freshest Scottish ingredients, and they offer weekend set lunch menus as well as their eight course tasting menus, both of which you can buy vouchers for at their website.
My mum doesn’t really need an excuse to hit the sauce, nor do I for that matter, but what better excuse to start early than a fizz tasting on Mother’s Day? The Good Spirits Co. are running a fizz tasting from 2-4pm on Mother’s Day where you can try six different sparkling wines from around the world. Their purpose built tasting room only holds 30 people, but they’ve still got spaces for this event, so you should hurry if you want to book.
For the movie loving mums out there, there’s some awesome cinemas in Glasgow that are not just the norm. Did you know Princes Square has a luxury cinema? It’s called the Everyman Cinema and it’s cracking! There’s three screens, so a decent choice, and luxury couches for you to enjoy the movie. They have optional booze and freshly made pizza which you can have brought to your seat in the cinema if you so please. They haven’t released their cinema listings for Mother’s Day yet, but they do sell vouchers which you can buy here.
The Blythswood Square Hotel also hosts regular “cinema club” days and nights which include afternoon tea, prosecco, popcorn and of course the movie in their luxurious small-screen cinema. Seating is limited so it’s best to book in advance. They have two screenings of Bohemian Rhapsody on Mother’s Day and one has already sold out, so go grab your tickets to the other showing if it tickles your fancy!
Whatever you do this Mother’s Day, show the auld dear some much-deserved love, and maybe even a wee bit of luxury if she’s into that kind of thing. Have a good one! x