Mothering Sunday; the one day of the year that is all about celebrating the mums, grandmas and other maternal figures in our life. But finding a present (or presents!) to show these very special ladies just how cherished they are is no mean feat! Fortunately, The Royal Exchange Manchester has come to your rescue, with an incredible selection of gifts that are guaranteed to get you in the good books!


You really can’t go wrong with Hotel Chocolat’s sumptuous selection of Mother’s Day treats, such as Cocoa Gin, a chocolate tasting experience, and yummy boxed chocolates to suit all tastes.


The Royal Exchange has beauty gifts in abundance!  Molton Brown has a wonderful range of products and gifts sets for both mums and mums-to-be, whilst The Body Shop invites you to pop into the store to create a bespoke, personalised Mother’s Day gift. Lush is the place to go for deliciously decadent vegan beauty products, or you could pick out one of L’Occitane’s many award winning favourites.                                                                  


For ultimate relaxation, book a Mother’s Day pamper session at Amaranth Wellbeing, which opened in The Royal Exchange last year and uses only the highest quality natural and organic products for its heavenly holistic treatments.  They have a wonderful Mother’s Day treatment and gift package, which includes a one-hour head to toe treatment plus a gift of your choice of a full size Scent to Destress or Scent to Sleep bath and shower wash with mini hand balm for just £60!

And don’t forget, Amaranth is conveniently close to Razor’s Edge, so you could book your mum in for a blow-dry or restyle to make sure she looks, and feels, a million dollars!


If you’re looking for something she will treasure forever, then jewellery is always a winner; and The Royal Exchange has seven jewellery and accessory shops for you to choose from!  Along the Arcade we have Wave for contemporary and bespoke pieces; or step into our very own life-size jewellery box Jenny Jones Jewellery, offering vintage, designer and bespoke.  May’s is perfect for pre-loved and new pieces, Swiss Watch Shop sells much more than just watches, and as for  Diamond Heaven . . . well the name says it all!

On the outside of the building we have our longest-standing retailer, Arthur Kay Jewellers in its distinct shop full of character. If you’re looking for a piece of costume jewellery Swarovski which faces out on to St Ann’s Square has a stunning collection of sparkle to please.

And talking of accessories, French Connection has a whole range of goodies to choose from; from bags & purses, to clothing and footwear, as well as an array of costume jewellery. Plan in some time to take a leisurely browse whilst you’re here, you won’t be disappointed!

 Afternoon tea

If your mum loves to indulge with afternoon tea then Annies is an absolute must. Champagne Afternoon Tea can be booked for £27.95 per person in this beautiful traditional and cosy teashop.

Or if mum is fond of a cuppa at home, Whittard of Chelsea has launched its Limited Edition Queen of Hearts Tea-for-One. Designed exclusively for Whittard, this beautiful fine bone china tea-for-one features illustrations from Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland. Definitely a cuppa fit for a queen!

 Let’s get physical

If you or your mum are into fitness and yoga, spend over £250 at lululemon and you’ll receive a beautiful bouquet of flowers. You can decide who gets the bouquet…we won’t tell, honest!

And finally…

Always remember: Mum’s are not just for Mother’s Day, you can enjoy many of these treats (and more) all year round at The Royal Exchange!

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