Whether you’re celebrating your mum, step-mum, mother-in-law, or someone who’s just become a new mum – look no further than our wonderful New Forest Marque members for the perfect Mother’s Day gifts.

Treating her to a home-cooked meal? You can stock up on local, seasonal ingredients to make the ultimate Sunday roast. Or if you’d rather head out for the celebrations, you can sample the delicious flavours of the New Forest via our hospitality members. 

Whatever your plans are for Mother’s Day, unique gifts are always a lovely way to show you care – from beautiful jewellery and aromatherapy candles to artisanal bakes and homemade jams, we’re sure you’ll find something she’ll love.  

We’ve got lots of ideas up our sleeves, so take a look at our Mother’s Day gift guide for some local inspiration.

Special Mother’s Day gift ideas

Mother’s Day doesn’t have to be all chocolate and daffodils. With so many top quality products available right here on our doorstep, you’ll be spoiled for choice this year. Our artisan producers and local craftspeople offer some really unique, environmentally-friendly ideas suitable for all budgets that we think your mum’s going to love.

For foodies:

Whether you think she’d prefer a delicious bottle of Wyrd Gin, a beautiful jar of Noble Bee honey, or a tasty bag of Fordingbridge Fudge – our members offer hundreds of delicious foodie gifts that always go down well. If you can’t choose just one, you could always build a bespoke New Forest Hamper full of your favourite local treats.

Don’t forget there’s still time to order a Taste of the New Forest spring box – a surprise package of seasonal New Forest Marque products. Make sure you order yours by the 26th February for delivery before Mother’s Day.

For gardeners:

A plantable packet of wildflower seeds is a lovely, sustainable option for garden lovers. And for those passionate about local wildlife, a membership for Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust could help to make a real difference.

After all that time in outdoors, we need to treat our hardworking hands to some TLC. Cyril’s soap shed have a specially designed goats milk soap with added scrubbiness to get to work on ground-in dirt, while New Forest Aromatics provide a nourishing hand balm to soothe your skin afterwards.

For fashion lovers:

Think your mum deserves an extra special gift this year? Why not treat her to a 100% alpaca wool hat and scarf set? Or, if she’s a bit of a magpie, you could opt for some locally made jewellery. A solid silver acorn necklace would make a lovely gift for nature-lovers, or how about some curved tree bark earrings?

For a really affordable option, a handmade make-up bag, purse or glasses case inspired by the local New Forest wildlife would be perfect.

For new mums:

Most new mums are in need of some deep relaxation, so an afternoon of pampering with some luxury bath foams could be just the ticket. After nine months away from the booze, a special bottle of sparkling rosé from Setley Ridge Vineyard could be the perfect way to celebrate her first Mother’s Day.

Staying in? Delicious meals at home

Whether you’re cooking up a Sunday roast, a three-course meal, or simply serving some nibbles with your mum’s favourite bottle of wine – we’ve got a few ideas up our sleeves to make this Mother’s Day just perfect.

In our opinion, all the best meals are made with locally sourced ingredients. Our New Forest Marque producers, brewers, bakers and preservers source their raw ingredients, wherever possible, from within the area.

So, whether you’re picking up a sumptuous steak from Sway Butchers, a wheel of Lyburn Cheese, or some impossibly fresh Earlmaur Shellfish – you can be assured that every plant or animal labelled with the New Forest Marque logo has spent at least half of its life growing right here, in the New Forest.

Of course, no meal is complete without a good glass of wine. Brook Hill, Marlings and Setley Ridge vineyards all offer bottles of locally vinified wine for the perfect finishing touch to your day. Whether your mum is partial to a red, white, rosé or fizz – there’s something for everyone.

Pop into Everton Nurseries, Hockey’s Farm Shop or Shallowmead to stock up on some of the best New Forest Marque produce.

Going out? Fabulous Mother’s Day treats

Mother’s Day is the perfect occasion to take her out for a special treat. Whether you’re opting for a glamorous afternoon tea or a wholesome pub lunch for the family – there are plenty of options here in the New Forest.

Anissa’s Thai Kitchen in Lyndhurst offers delicious, authentic Thai food made with locally sourced ingredients, while the London Tavern is a great choice for low-key, top quality pub grub.

If you’re looking for something a bit extra special, an evening at The Pig or Lime Wood Hotel would be a fabulous treat. For the perfect afternoon tea, Bartley Lodge and Burley Manor are offering all their usual sweet treats and moreish savouries, paired with an ultra-luxurious New Forest cocktail for the occasion.

Whatever you get up to, we hope you have a wonderful Mother’s Day, full of delectable food, indulgent drinks and fun times with the people you love.

If you’re cooking up a storm with New Forest Marque products this year, don’t forget to tag us in your photos. We’d love to see what you create!