Mother's Day is fast approaching, so in anticipation of the big day, we have gone ahead and rounded up a quality selection of gift ideas to make her feel special. 

From luxurious spa days to hand-made gifts, to days out and special events, however, you like to show appreciation to your Mum we are sure to have something to put a smile on her face. 

Gifts from John Lewis, C-Side Spa and Greenway Hotel

Gift Shopping at John Lewis 

John Lewis has a wide selection of thoughtfully selected gifts to spoil Mum this Mother’s Day. From classic bouquets of Mother’s Day flowers and cards to extravagant jewellery and comforting body care collections. 

Check out their top 10 Mother’s Day gifts guide for a selection of mood-lifting, little thank yous that mean a lot. Such as a Fujifilm mobile photo printer for printable on-the-go phone photography, a set of super-comfortable and super-chic pyjamas, or a cute ‘You Mean the World to Me’ mug to remind her every day how much you care.    


Get away to Greenway Hotel and Spa

The Greenway Hotel and Spa, a stunning 16th-century luxury Elizabethan manor house located on the outskirts of Cheltenham, is the ideal place to experience ultimate luxury country living.

If you’re looking to splash out on Mum, this Mother’s Day then The Greenway Hotel’s four AA Star rating ensures she will receive the highest levels of comfort and hospitality. Running from 1 March to 30 May, their Spring Stay package is the perfect escape from the winter blues.


Feel Pampered at Cowley Manor

The intimate C-Side Spa at Cowley Manor Experimental promises a haven for self-care. Offering a range of holistic therapies including massages, facials, and exfoliating wraps plus speciality pregnancy treatments for mums to be. So, mums of all ages and stages can indulge in some well-deserved relaxation.

Let Mum unwind this Mother’s Day with a half-day spa package, featuring a 60-minute treatment, full use of the spa and a 2-course lunch.

Piston Gin School, Everyman Theatre and Cotswold Farm Park

Learn the Art of Distilling with Piston Gin

One for the Mum that loves gin. The Piston Gin School in Cheltenham allows customers to learn the tips, tricks and magical alchemy needed to distil their own gin. 

You'll be taken around the distillery with a G&T in hand, all whilst an expert explains the art of distillation. Knowledge at the ready, you’ll head to the workstation and use a mini copper pot still to produce a bottle of the good stuff. Before tucking into some delicious nibbles and drinks and tasting and labelling your gin to take home. Lovely.  


Enjoy a Show at a Local Theatre

Everybody loves an evening at the theatre, so for this Mother’s Day why not treat her with a ticket to a fabulous show? 

Running from the 5 to 9 March at The Everyman Theatre, Murder in the Dark is sure to keep viewers glued to the edge of their seats with its thrilling, chilling ghost story headed by Holby City favourite Tom Chambers. 

Meanwhile, at The Cheltenham Playhouse, Grove Productions brings to life (and death) Shakespeare's classic tale of unbridled ambition in Macbeth. Running from 4 to 7 March and 22 to 28 April. 

Or, for National Theatre performances without London prices, head to The Bacon Theatre for a screening of The Motive and the Cue, directed by Skyfall director Sam Mendes. 


Make a New Friend at Cotswold Farm Park

Sitting in the heart of the Cotswolds, Adam Henson’s Cotswold Farm Park has a long-standing reputation for a fun-filled family day out.

There are plenty of options here to take your Mother’s Day surprise to the next level. Until the 14 of April, there will be opportunities to experience live lambing demonstrations and talks. Or why not Soak up the atmosphere amongst the idyllic countryside in their on-site restaurant, the Ox Shed? Where every Saturday in March you can dine and listen to live music from talented local artists.

Escape the Ordinary at Escape Rooms Cheltenham 

What better way could there be to bond with the family than at an escape room? 

Escape Rooms Cheltenham provides fun escape room challenges for teams of up to six players, who must work together to solve all the tasks and escape the room in under 60 minutes.

How about making a full afternoon of it and pairing an escape room with a spot of axe throwing? Located just upstairs from the Escape Rooms for ultimate convenience, Eat Sleep Axe is a safe and cathartic way for Mum to release her inner Viking.  


Find Something Unique at Gloucestershire Guild

The Gloucestershire Guild of Craftsmen is a charitable membership organisation made up of designer-makers. Selling and showcasing a changing selection of jewellery, ceramics, textiles, furniture, leatherwork, glass, basketry and more at their Cheltenham store and online.

Nearly all their works have been lovingly hand-made by local artisan makers, so whatever you choose you know you will be getting Mum something truly unique!


A Gift Certificate from Cheltenham Festivals

A great gift for Festival lovers or to introduce someone to the Cheltenham Festivals for the first time. Cheltenham Festivals Gift Certificates can be purchased online and redeemed against general admission or membership purchases.

And with a whole host of big names getting ready to perform at this year’s Jazz Festival, from 1 – 6 May, including Jack Savoretti, Elaine Delmar and UB40, now is the ideal time to nab a gift certificate.


Indulge in Some Retail Therapy with a Cheltenham Gift Card

Can’t quite decide what to get Mum this Mother’s Day? With so many shops big and small around Cheltenham it can be hard to narrow it down and pick the perfect present!

Luckily for you, The Cheltenham Gift Card is a great, flexible present for any occasion. Currently accepted at 100 businesses in the town, including shops, restaurants, hotels, bars and cafes, the Cheltenham Gift Card takes the guessing out of gifting!

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John Lewis & Partners Cheltenham
Department Store
Exterior of John Lewis store

At the heart of Cheltenham’s busy High Street, John Lewis & Partners Cheltenham is a shopping destination not to be missed! A beautiful branch of the popular British chain of high-end department stores throughout the United Kingdom, the shop boasts over 49,000 products from more than a thousand brands.

Adam Henson's Cotswold Farm Park
Animal Collection
Adam Henson's Cotswold Farm Park

Sitting in the heart of the Cotswolds, Adam Henson’s Cotswold Farm Park has a long-standing reputation for a fun-filled day out. Visitors of all ages can interact closely with the animals and learn about farming, past and present.

Gloucestershire Guild of Craftsmen
Speciality Shop
Gloucestershire Guild of Craftsmen

The Gloucestershire Guild of Craftsmen is a charitable membership organisation made up of designer-makers. The Guild organises exhibitions, demonstrations and workshops offering invaluable resources for those wishing to participate in or learn about the world of craft and design.

Escape Rooms Cheltenham
Escape room
Escape Rooms Cheltenham

Fun escape room challenges for teams of up to six players, who have to work together to solve all the puzzles in order to escape the room in under 60 minutes.



  1. Lois12
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