10 Fresh Finds For Mum
Here's 10 of our favourite Mother's Day gifts from around St. Pancras, with just a few bonus finds we couldn't possibly miss out...
1. Fortnum's Afternoon Tea Iced Biscuits
Every season Fortnum & Mason bring out their seasonal iced biscuits, and they didn't disappoint for Mother's Day...
Fortnum's special range of Afternoon Tea biscuits are each intricately iced and made from warming gingerbread. Biscuit designs are unmistakably Fortnum's and in our opinion, almost too beautiful to eat.
2. Embracing the 1960's with Aspinal of London
This spring, Aspinal of London have updated their classic collections with a fresh 1960's inspired colour palette, bringing out seasonal yellows, pinks and greens.
We particularly love Aspinal's Bright Mustard editions which add a cheerful hue to lift the mood wherever you go and whatever the weather. Versatile enough to wear alongside your day-to-day outfits or accessorise to elevate an evening dress... a top pick for Mother's Day.
3. The gift of a good night's sleep from Jo Malone London
What busy mum doesn't value a good night's sleep! That's exactly why we think a visit to the station's Jo Malone London is a good choice for Mother's Day. Our shop has brought out a new limited-edition collection which offers a fresh perspective on their iconic English Lavender classic scents in colognes and home products.
Welcome to Lavenderland...
If you spend £90 or more on Jo Malone London's latest limited-edition collection you'll receive a lavender sleep mask... perfect for the busy mum in need of a well-earned rest.
4. Fresh Florals from L.K.Bennett
This winter seems to have been a long one - we just can't wait to ditch those thick cable knits in favour of some cooler spring editions.
For mums in need of a little wardrobe freshen up, we'd suggest some florals. When looking for floral prints this spring, look no further than L.K.Bennett; the station's shop is well stocked with a plethora of pretty flowery designs ready and waiting to lend a playful touch to mum's wardrobe.
5. A Good Read from Hatchards
Picking your next read is a particularly personal decision, that's why we suggest spending some time to browse the station's book cave, Hatchards. A good idea would be to speak to one of our friendly booksellers to get some inspiration.
If you need a little extra guidance in finding mum a cracking good read, we would absolutely recommend Cho Nam-Joo's International Bestseller, Kim Jiyoung, Born 1982. It's a powerful novel that shines a bright light on misogyny; describing the daily injustices and realities of being a woman in South Korea.
In an Instagram post the Hatchards St. Pancras team called this book 'compulsively readable'... They should know, they're the experts!
6. Visit Neuhaus for the chocoholic
Chocolates have become classic pressies for Valentine's, Mother's Day and Easter for years. If the gift of chocolates is on the cards for Mother's Day this year, then be sure to visit the connoisseurs.
Neuhaus have a long history and are specialists in making authentic Belgian chocolate, they actually invented the original Belgian chocolate praline... you're in safe, albeit chocolatey hands.
7. Chic tote from Cath Kidston
We were spoilt for choice in our Cath Kidston, there's plenty of Mother's Day goodies to choose from, however, this simple Love tote bag caught our eye. It's roomy with long straps for easy carrying and it has a handy inner hanging pocket.
The perfect holdall to sling over one shoulder for a wander around town.
8. Katie Hoxton pouches from John Lewis & Partners
As always, John Lewis & Partners is always a good spot for any seasonal gifts. The station's shop have a new range of clutch bags and pouches by Katie Hoxton, a fashion and lifestyle brand which, since its launch in 2015, has become known for stylish everyday accessories full of charm.
We particularly liked the range of cute pouches and the dusty pink collection gives an additional seasonal feel. Each piece has a fun-loving golden sentiment to help inspire everyday. These can be used as a stylish clutch to compliment an outfit or a perfect little life organiser for everyday. A great find for Mother's Day.
9. Olivia Multi Spot Shirt from FatFace
This classic shirt is a real staple with a very subtle, but welcome twist.
Look closely and you'll see that that the spots are a nice mix of red and blue. It's a versatile everyday shirt which can be dressed up or down; straighter through the body with a flattering curved hem means it's a comfy fit. Great for those relaxed spring days.
While we're on the subject...
St. Pancras' FatFace is one of their few stores currently kitted out with their latest SS20 collection; it's well worth dropping by and seeing what's new!
10. Mother's Day Tea from Fortnum's
The perfect gift for the tea lover; Fortnum's Mother’s Day Tea is a new speciality blend of black tea with delicate rose and bergamot; it combines the fragrant tones of Earl Grey with the sweet scent of rose. Delicious!
Best enjoyed at any time of day but we'd definitely recommend complimenting this with Fortnum's Afternoon Tea biscuits.
A few things we couldn't bring ourselves to leave out...
Say Happy Mother's Day with the help of Moyses Stevens
London's oldest florists have Mother's Day covered. Find Moyses Stevens at the end of The Arcade, near the Thameslink gate line, and speak with one of their expert florists; they'll be able to help you with making up a bespoke bouquet.
You'll also find Moyses in their latest pop-up shop near Eurostar Arrivals.
Stoneglow Candles from John Lewis & Partners
John Lewis & Partners have a lovely range of scented Stoneglow candles which make for a beautiful Mother's Day gift. A scented candle is always a welcome element to any room.