With only a week to go until Mother's Day, I thought it would be a good idea to put together a top 5 list of Bristol gifts to treat mums and step mums, just like I did last year.
They are many craftswomen and small businessed I admire in Bristol so it was definitely not complicated to compile a round-up of artworks and treats for those looking for some last minute inspiration.
Let's start with printer extraordinaire Jenni Stuart. I purchased one of her lovely City of Bristol lino cuts I had my eye on for a while and I can truly say it didn't disappoint. Jenni offers lots of Bristol themed prints but if you're looking for Weston-Super-Mare, Bath or Cornish cities, she'll have what you need!
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For a mum with a sweet tooth, there is one place on North Street where you'll find everything she needs. Zara's Chocolate is packed with tasty treats of really high quality! But why not let mum try out her culinary creativity a little further at one of the chocolate making workshops?
Now how about a very well deserved and relaxing massage? Definitely on my wish-list is a trip to Loop Massage on Wapping Wharf! You can also find some lush candles and charcoal soaps in this little oasis of calm.
Now if your green-fingered mum is running out of pots and planters, head over to the Botanica Verde shop. There are plenty of cute and original geometric plant pots for you to choose. Handmade in concrete, they're sure to be a hit! The skull one is my fave...
If like me your mum is a tea addict, you should definitely have a browse through the Clare Illustrates Etsy store to find the perfect Bristol mug! I bought some of her retro coasters for a friend at Christmas and they're so pretty...
A bit of a shameless plug here, but why not brighten your mum's bedroom decor with one of my wooden lightboxes? Place your order by Tuesday to make sure to receive your box in time for the M day. If you're based in Bristol, you can order yours at the latest on Thursday and I'll have it ready for you to pick up from me in Clifton on Saturday.
I hope these ideas for Bristol gifts will be helpful and feel free to send me your own tips on how to thank the most important women in our lives!