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1. Jewellery is a classic for Mother’s Day, but why not give it a twist with the contemporary designs at Primavera Gallery? Their mission is to show off some of the finest art and design from around the UK. You can also visit their sister shop on King’s Parade: a unique three-storey art gallery where you’re actually allowed to touch the art!

Fern Stud Earrings Claire Troughton £70.00, Primavera Gallery

2. Working mums are going to love this high quality laptop bag made from one single piece of leather at Ian Steven’s. Ian has been designing leather products since 1984: all his bags and leather accessories are completely made in Cambridge.

13" Laptop case £ 297.99, Ian Stevens

3. DIY at Della Kaur: beginners’ courses in beading as well as gold and silver. Book well in advance! On the day you can also explore Della’s jewellery shop where you can find both classic and contemporary designs from Europe, the US, and India.

Courses from £35.00, Della Kaur

4. Directly imported from the oldest potteries in Poland, the cute designs at Country Traditionals are irresistible! And as a plus, thanks to a rigorous heat treatment, the pottery is oven-proof, microwave and dishwasher safe – something mums are going to appreciate!

Tea cup and saucer £14.95

5. Lilac Rose is always a go-to when you are struggling to find the perfect gift: a lovely independent fashion boutique that has affordable prices. You can find a blend of styles and some unique pieces by UK designers.

Wilma Wool Gloves £17.50, Lilac Rose

6. Bellina Chocolate House was the first Belgian chocolate shop in Cambridge when it opened its doors in 1984. For Mother’s Day they are offering the possibility of creating your own gift box and add a donation to The Sick Children’s Trust.

Gift boxes from £7.00, Bellina Chocolate House

7. Catherine Jones of Cambridge is one of the very few independent jewellers that survived the era of big chains and maintained a leading position in Cambridge and in the world for over 50 years. The designs included in the Catherine Jones Collections are exclusively made in the boutique’s workshop.

Heart pendant £85.00, Catherine Jones of Cambridge

8. A beauty treatment or a new hair style at Stilonuovo can be the perfect gift solution for a woman that has everything. Just off Bridge Street, they offer a plethora of treatments, from massages to nail art: my advice is to get a gift card so your mum can pick her favourite.

Treatment prices vary.Stilo Hair & Beauty

9. Talk T’s funny T-shirts have been one of the Cambridge staples ever since they started their business almost 30 years ago. At the time, they were selling at the Crafts Market in All Saints Passage but since 1993 they moved to a stable shop in Bridge Street (apparently they feel a lot warmer now…). If your mum has good sense of humour, she’s going to love their designs.

Women's t-shirt from £15.95,


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10. To finish off, how about a fresh flower arrangement or a potted plant from the local Flower House? Their main focus is on seasonal compositions and colour palettes. They deliver within Cambridge and the surrounding villages.