This is what I'd like for Mother's Day.
Mother's Day is just around the corner (only 17 days to be exact) and if like us, your Mum means the world to you, you'll want to get her something really special.
But special doesn't have to mean expensive. It's estimated that a whopping £1.4bn was spent in the UK for Mother's Day 2018, averaging at £58pp. We've been speaking to a few of our regulars and they've helped us pull together a gift guide to treat the mother figure in your life.
The gift of time
This was a unanimous favourite. No-one has enough time (juggling work, child-care, life) and to be given an experiential gift is priceless. Whether that's a voucher for afternoon tea with friends, tickets to a gig or a girlie night in peace.
On a budget but love baking? Why not make this scrumptious dark chocolate cheesecake recipe and insist that Mum sits down with a good film, cup of tea & some much-needed chill time.
Suggested buys - Afternoon tea voucher from £13.95, Friends of the Walled Garden Membership £25.00, Gig at the Games Ticket £16.00
Who doesn't love a good G&T - we certainly do - and what better way to say 'I love you' than to write it on the very glass or bottle you're gifting! You can choose from our botanical, plum or raspberry and we'll engrave up to 10 words of your choice. If you love that you'll also love our new engraved gin glass which we have appropriately named 'keep me topped up!'.
Prices start from £36.75 for engraved gin bottles and £33 for the gin glass.
"Just to enjoy a bath alone would be bliss"
Sound familiar? We produce a range of bath and body products using ingredients grown in our historic walled garden. Pure, natural fragrances free of any nasty artificial additives or chemicals.
From our beautifying scrub to our sumptuous bubble bath, relaxing candles to pamper hampers - these will certainly be gratefully received from any busy Mum.
Prices start at just £14.00. Discover the range.
Does your Mum enjoy trying new things and new experiences? Then why not treat her to a days salmon fishing on the River Spey. With our experienced ghillies on hand you won't need to worry about being a beginner (or an expert!) as we're here to help every step of the way. If that's not quite your scene our friends at Ace Adventures have just launched a yoga retreat in the idyllic setting of Forres - check it out.
Prices depend on the day and the season but to find out more don't hesitate to call 01343 820244 for fishing prices and availability.