It’s Mother’s Day on Sunday 11 March – here are some gift ideas to make sure the day goes with a celebratory swing!

Get Cooking

Treat mum to something special this Mother’s Day and experience the joy of cooking together. Demuths Cookery School offers a wide variety of vegetarian cookery classes, from vegan to Moorish and 30-minute suppers to one-pot wonders. Evening course £75, half-day course £95, full-day course from £165.

Demuths is offering readers 2-for-1 on one of their evening, half-day or full-day classes throughout May, June and July. Book online at before 31 March using the code MOTHERSDAY18.

Demuths Cookery School tel: 01225 427938; web:

Savour a Cake

Get mum something a little different with a delicious and beautifully crafted treat from The Cake Architect. There is a special price on the Classic Buttercream Flowers Cake when it’s bought for collection before Mother’s Day – just £37.50 for this elegant 6in round cake (normally £45). You choose the flavour, and it can be personalised with your own message. They also stock a tempting range of cupcakes.

The Cake Architect, 36 Silver Street, Bradford-on-Avon BA15 1JX; tel: 01225 378867;; facebook: @cakearchitect   

Have treats for tea

Take mum for Easter afternoon tea at The Gainsborough Bath Spa Hotel. Created by award-winning head chef Dan Moon, the tea includes classic staples such as freshly baked scones and finger sandwiches as well as bunny macaroons and edible garden pots. £30 per person or £46 with a glass of Champagne. Easter afternoon tea available from 26 March to 1 April.
The Gainsborough Bath Spa Hotel, Beau Street, Bath BA1 1QY 
tel: 01225 358888; web:

Get a hamper

The Highgrove Champagne Tea Tour Hamper includes two gift vouchers for a Champagne tea at Highgrove in Tetbury. There’s also a hardback edition of Highgrove: A Garden Celebrated in the hamper, along with a bottle of Highgrove Champagne, two Champagne flutes, and a ballotin of organic Marc de Champagne truffles. £250, available online at

Highgrove are offering The Bath Magazine readers the opportunity to win a free Highgrove hamper. For your chance to win the hamper click here

Find Overnight R&R

Here’s a special package from The Queensberry Hotel and Olive Tree Restaurant, available on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday. The Gourmet Getaway Overnight Stay offers a seven-course tasting menu, overnight stay and a full English breakfast from £149.50 per person. The Olive Tree Staycation offers a seasonal five-course tasting menu, overnight stay and a full English breakfast from £132.50 per person (based on two people sharing). For other gifts, see the voucher offerings on the hotel’s website.

The Queensberry Hotel and Olive Tree Restaurant, 4–7 Russel Street, Bath BA1 2QF; tel: 01225 447928; web:

Say it with flowers

Give mum a voucher for Verve Living’s Spring Interiors Event on Thursday 22 March from 6–8pm. Elisabeth Anderson of Amamini Flowers will be talking about how to use spring-flowering bulbs to create simple and natural indoor displays. The voucher, at a suggested value of £15–£25, will give free entry for two to the event along with prosecco and nibbles. The voucher can then be redeemed against a floral display by Elisabeth, or another gift.

To book for Verve Living’s Spring Interiors Event tel: 07785 332536 or email: 

Featured image: Afternoon Tea at The Gainsborough Bath Spa Hotel