Enjoy Mother's Day with Sheffield city centre 💕

When it comes to thanking your mum, only the very best will do 💐

But finding the way to celebrate Mother’s Day, or express a lifetime of gratitude and love, can be tricky.

We’ve curated this special guide to 31 top gifts, experiences and places to eat or drink in Sheffield city centre on, or around Sunday 10 March. 

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🎁 Best Mother’s Day gifts in Sheffield city centre

🎫 Fun experiences for Mother’s Day in Sheffield city centre

🍾 Mother’s Day food and drink in Sheffield city centre

📖 Article published Friday 23 February 2024. All information correct at time of publication.

🎁 Gifts 

With a history spanning more than 150 years, H L Brown at Barker’s Pool has provided jewellery to generations of Sheffield families. 

📸 HL Brown

The jeweller’s team of experts is led by managing director James Frampton, the great-great grandson of the firm’s founder Harris Brown.

“Mother’s Day does bring in more people wanting silver and gold pendants, earrings and bracelets”, said James.

Intricate and delicate jewellery, including pieces in Danish designer Georg Jensen’s product line at the store, are popular gifts around this time of year. Jensen’s Daisy collection - featuring the rosette flower - is especially in demand.

📸 HL Brown

James added: “Gold prices have gone up to such an extent that it is more challenging to afford good quality gold jewellery, so silver is filling a gap.

“In gemstones, pastel shades always sell well at this time of year. In the more affordable ranges, we are seeing demand for light blue topaz, citrine which is a yellow orange and peridot which is light green.

“Overall we are finding that emeralds and aquamarine are the most popular gemstones, for the first time ever.”

James Frampton, HL Brown

The HL Brown team is also used to helping customers to pick gifts for special occasions.

James added: “We make suggestions and try to think outside of the box to get the perfect gift for those you want to surprise.”

Saying it with flowers is simple in Sheffield city centre.

Mother's Day Bouquet

Florists Lockwoods Interflora on Surrey Street could not be more central and offers a full range of fresh bouquets, gift boxes and arrangements.

📸 Lockwoods

On Division Street, Plantology is an urban oasis offering plants as well as flowers both dried and fresh. They even have a range of bouquets named after Sheffield parks.

Vintage fashion is all the range, and if your mum appreciates a pre-loved piece, you’re in luck.

Vulgar on Devonshire Street is a veritable treasure trove of clothes and accessories. Stock is updated daily, while the dedicated staff continually sniff out incredible second-hand designer bags or one-of-a-kind dresses.

For the new mum who is overdue a wardrobe update, there’s Weekday on Pinstone Street. The Swedish brand inspired by street style is a great spot to snap up a selection of basics with edge.

Down on Fargate, Lush is the place to treat mum to some well-deserved me time gifts. Limited edition gifts for Mother’s Day include a selection of bath bombs to aid long soaks in the tub. 


The store is happy to help children get involved in testing and all products are cruelty free. 

Score some extra brownie points by choosing not only chocolate, but a small-batch chocolate made in Sheffield.

Bars of Bullion craft chocolate can be picked up at Bird’s Yard, on charming Chapel Walk, a gift shop stocking the work of independent makers. They also have this Mother’s Day card, the embodiment of Yorkshire wit, in stock. 

📸 Bird's Yard

The shop is steps away from Marks & Spencer on Fargate, where you can pick up all the essentials for providing breakfast in bed on the big day.

And Hotel Chocolat on Fargate is also stocking specially selected boxes of Mother’s Day chocolates.

📸 Hotel Chocolat

For little ones looking to buy for mum, or grandma, try Søstrene Grene on Cambridge Street. 

This Danish store is a real Aladdin’s Cave where you can find beautiful gifts - from crafts to cards, candles and novelties. There are plenty of options which won’t break the piggy bank.

📸 Søstrene Grene

If you are still struggling for gift inspiration, some new research might help. Experts at Miconex found 77 per cent of mums still felt guilty about treating themselves, in a recent survey.

📸 Miconex

Enter the Sheffield City Centre Gift Card, which related research found is perceived as ‘free money’ and therefore guilt free.

The Sheffield City Centre Gift Card is accepted by 90 businesses, comes as either a physical or digital card, and encourages people to shop local.

And as for what mums will spend it on?

The research discovered 56 per cent of mums would use a local gift card for beauty treatments, followed by meals out (54 per cent) and clothes, shoes or bags (44 per cent).

Some handy tips to think through when you're thinking about what gift to buy this year 😉

🎫 Fun experiences for mum in Sheffield city centre

Step away from the standard Mother’s Day outings with these original ideas.

First up is Sheffield Beer Week - an annual celebration of the city’s independent beer scene - which comes to a close on Mother’s Day.

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On 10 March, The Rutland pub on Brown Street is hosting a special tasting of Funky Fluid Barrel age releases which have been stored away for a special occasion. It starts at 5.30pm and tickets cost £20 per person from the pub.

The beer week is part of Sheffield’s Festival of the Outdoors, which also includes stand up paddleboarding experiences at Victoria Quays on Mother’s Day.

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Music-loving mums might enjoy all the hits, and some new tracks, from band Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark. The synth pioneers are performing tracks from their new studio album at Sheffield City Hall at Barker’s Pool on Sunday 10 March. The show is at 7.30pm and tickets cost £45.

Axe-throwing, crazy golf, karaoke, shuffleboard. 

No matter how adventurous your mum is, she’ll find fast-paced fun at Boom Battle Bar on The Moor. The entertainment venue also offers street food for a ‘everything under one roof’ experience.

Thought-provoking theatre is on offer in Sheffield over Mother’s Day weekend.

Mums can be among the first to see Arthur Miller’s masterpiece The Crucible - based on the events of the infamous Salem witch trials - as it starts at the Crucible Theatre just days before.

📸 Sheffield Theatres

Lines, a compelling new drama exploring the lives of ten prisoners around the world over five decades, is also at the Playhouse that same weekend.

📸 Sheffield Theatres

And relax 💆

The Turkish Baths 1877 on Victoria Street are steeped in history, and remain an ideal place to steam away everyday stress.

📸 Turkish Baths 1877

They run mixed sessions for both women and men on Sundays, including on Mothering Sunday, so this is a gift for the giver to enjoy just as much as the recipient.

📸 Turkish Baths 1877

In the sessions, participants can use the aroma steam, ice chamber, hot steam, sauna and plunge pool facilities for two hours at a cost of £35 per person.

If a vigorous massage is more your mum’s bag, then U Thai Therapy Massage on The Moor is the place to be. They will float home after an hour of deep work which is guaranteed to untangle every knot in their back. Oh and heads up last-minute gift purchasers, they open seven days a week, and even take bookings on the day. It's cash only, with an hour massage costing £40.

For one-on-one quality time with mum, take a tour of the free False Note exhibition at Site Gallery, Brown Street. This show by Freya Dooley explores replacement, communication and connection across sound, moving image, writing and performance.

Afterwards, the popular Kollective Kitchen is also located in the gallery. And it is known for its decadent cakes - many gluten free - too.

🍾 Eating Out 

It’s one of the most historic licenced premises in Sheffield city centre. Now the former Gatsby bar, on Division Street, has been reborn with a new quality pub concept.

Its new name, The Foresters, is a homage to a city pub which existed 200 years ago. And it has opened just in time for Mother’s Day.

📸 The Foresters

Ste Griffiths-Mullins, executive chef, said: “There’s a lot happening in Sheffield city centre in 2024, and we wanted The Foresters to be part of it.”

Ste Griffiths-Mullins, Executive Chef, The Foresters

The pub’s menu focuses on elevated bar snacks and pub classics done well, with locally-sourced meats and impressive Sheffield flourishes. Oysters feature, after owner James O’Hara discovered there was an oyster shack next to the original Foresters in 1828. Sheffield gourmet sausage maker Piper’s has also created bespoke bangers for diners.

📸 Oysters on the menu at The Foresters

Despite the top-notch ingredients, prices have been kept affordable.

Ste added: “There’s a very British focus on the menu. I don’t think you could have more British puddings than trifle, crumble and sticky toffee pudding.

“The Sheffield fishcake (potato sandwiching fish and then battered, £4) made with fresh, sustainable fish on the bar snacks has been my surprise winner. A lot of people, even those from Sheffield, might not know what it is but they try and love it.

“Everything on the menu is made by hand here, down to the mayonnaise, the ice creams and the fish fingers on the kids’ menu.”

The Foresters is a natural evolution for the team behind the site, which also runs renowned Sheffield city centre bar Public. Cocktails created by Public are on offer while Sunday roasts with Moss Valley meat are launching soon.

A free glass of prosecco for mum will be served with any Foresters food bookings made for Mother’s Day 🥂

Marmadukes is something of a Sheffield institution. Now, the rest of the world has cottoned on.

The artisan cafe - which has two city centre branches on Norfolk Row and Cambridge Street - was recently voted in the top ten cafes outside of London.

If you manage to snap up a table in time, the sausage and egg ‘Marmuffin’ or Naroques French toast come highly recommended.

📸 Marmadukes

Tucked away inside Mercure Sheffield St Paul’s Hotel is Sheffield city centre’s only dedicated champagne bar. Mum will love sipping a glass of the good stuff while looking out onto the picturesque setting of the Peace Gardens.

Next door at Ego Mediterranean Restaurant, there’s a special three course Mother’s Day menu on offer. Grilled goat’s cheese, Iberian pork and sticky toffee pudding are three of the options available for £32.95 per person.

Another Sheffield pioneer is Le Ble, our only Mediterranean bakery and patisserie on Church Street.

Browsing cakes at Le Ble 🍰

The shrine to all things dessert sells cakes, cookies, baklava and much more. Several of their cakes are available in miniature for smaller appetites or to put together a selection box.

If your mum is meat-free, she will embrace a visit to South Street Kitchen at Park Hill. A two minute stroll away from the railway station, it specialises in interesting (no mushroom risotto here), vegetarian and Middle Eastern inspired food both day and night.

Afternoon tea is a Mother’s Day favourite for a reason.

At Birdhouse Tea Company, they have a special afternoon tea menu in place this year, starting at £22 per person. Upgrade to add a prosecco or cocktail to the freshly made sandwiches, scones and trio of cakes.

Sunday roasts without the hassle of cooking are on offer inside Brown’s Sheffield based at St Paul’s Parade. Their dedicated Mother’s Day roast dinner menu includes a 16 oz Chateaubriand for sharing and little roasts for children.

Members of the free VIP by Brown’s club can also snare a complimentary glass of Moët & Chandon Impérial Rosé Champagne when they book a meal for two 🥂

Roasts with all the trimmings (think maple-glazed carrots, minted greens and slow-cooked meats) are also on offer at The Furnace, on Charter Square.

The restaurant is also offering a free drink for mum with every Mother’s Day booking.

📸 The Furnace

If your mum prefers a volcano roll to a Yorkshire pudding, Tsuki on West Street might just be the answer. More than 150 authentic Japanese dishes are available to try during the bottomless brunch (from £39.50 pp) or unlimited lunch (£28.95 and without drinks) sessions.

Finally, raise a toast to all mammas around the world at Grappa, on Glossop Road. This new Italian restaurant celebrates Italy’s famous digestif, grappa, with 17 versions on the drinks menu. The restaurant also offers authentic Italian cuisine.

📸 Cocktails at Grappa

However you're choosing to mark Mother's Day this year, we hope you have a great time.

With Love from Sheffield city centre 😘

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