Make Mother's Day

H L Brown

Don't forget it's Mother's Day on 14 March and whilst it might not be possible to get together in person this year, there are still some great ways to celebrate. Our city centre restaurants are helping to make the dining in experience just as special as dining out, with their delivery and takeaway options. Many of our shops are taking their thoughtful gift selections online. Our city centre cultural venues are hosting at-home programmes for a great range of entertainment and inspiration.

We've put together a quick Mother's Day guide with a selection of ideas. You can also find even more inspiration across our shopping, food/drink, entertainment and events sections.


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Mother’s Day is a time to show just how much you appreciate any wonderful mums, carers and mother figures in your life. While it may not be possible to get together in person this year, there are wonderful ways to celebrate the occasion from a distance.

Sheffield’s restaurants are helping to make dining in just as special as dining out with their delivery and takeaway menus. Shops, meanwhile, are taking their thoughtful gift selections online. And the city’s cultural venues are hosting at-home programmes to keep folks entertained and inspired from the comfort of their settees.

This guide brings together Sheffield BID’s pointers from the area’s retailers, restaurants and venues, to help you share a little love and joy on and around Mother’s Day this year.


Shopping

The city centre’s shops may have closed their doors for now, but they’re very much open for business online. Read on for some gift ideas available at high street favourites and much-loved independents.

Sheffield city centre gift card

Encourage your mum to shop local with the Sheffield City Centre Gift Card. As soon as businesses reopen, they’ll be able to spend to their heart’s content in a fantastic range of restaurants, cafes, independent shops, high street brands, and health and beauty spots. Gift cards are available from £5 to £200. sheffieldgiftcard.co.uk

Plantology

Plantology

Share the radiance and joy of flowers with a special Mother’s Day bouquet from Plantology. They’re doing deliveries and also offering a click-and-collect service from their shop on Division Street. plantologyflorist.co.uk

Lush

Lush

Give the gift of self-care for those who usually care for us” goes a line in Lush’s Mother’s Day gift edit. Their uplifting ideas include the Mamma Mia scrub, Atom Heart Mother bath bomb, and packs of shower treats.uk.lush.com

John Lewis

John Lewis

You can always rely on the beloved department store for classic and special presents. The John Lewis Mother’s Day collection includes fragrance gift sets, personalised jewellery, luxurious food and alcohol, and much more. johnlewis.com

Waterstones

Current online bestsellers from the book retailer include the fantastic Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo and The Salt Path by Raynor Winn. Michelle Obama’s extraordinary memoir, Becoming, is due out in paperback just in time for Mother’s Day too. waterstones.com

The Art House Takeaway Clay Kit

The Art House

Send the gift of creativity with this athome kit from Sheffield’s Art House gallery and workshop space. The kit includes stoneware clay, modelling tools, a sponge, a slip brush, two slip colours of your choosing, and an instructional guide. Return the creation to the venue when it reopens after lockdown, and they’ll handle the firing.arthousesheffieldshop.com

Atkinsons

Sheffield’s longstanding and only independent department store, Atkinsons have a fabulous range of homewares and appliances on sale through their website. Perfect for making the most of this extra time spent at home. atkinsonsofsheffield.co.uk

Sheffield Makers Shop

Based in the Winter Garden and now operating online, this is the place to get something unique made by local artists. Highlights in their Mother’s Day gift suggestions include a mug printed with a beautiful picture of the Peak District’s Stanage Edge by Katherine Rhodes, fabric earrings by Tommy and Zac, and a badger print tea towel by The Owlery. sheffieldmakersshop.com

The Leadmill Moving Since 1980 T-shirt

The Leadmill

This one is for any boogie mamas out there. Illustrator Katie O’Rourke designed this beautiful t-shirt for Sheffield’s iconic Leadmill to celebrate the venue’s 40th anniversary in 2020. £20.00 leadmill.co.uk

True North Sheffield Gin

True North Brew Co

The folks behind The Forum and The Old House, True North know a thing or two about gin. Their Sheffield Dry Gin is available in a beautiful gift set, featuring three small bottles (original, moorland berries, and raspberry and pomegranate) along with a True North gin glass and two cans of Franklin and Sons tonic. £40.00 truenorthbrewco.uk

Marks and Spencer

M&S Sheffield Fargate

One of the nation’s favourite retailers, M&S has all you need to pamper any mums or carers this March. Help them feel loved at home, with beautiful blooms, cosy pyjamas, super-soft knitwear, and relaxing aromatherapy sets. Shop at Sheffield Fargate or online. marksandspencer.com

Showroom Membership

If your mum is itching for the day when cinemas are safe to reopen, get her ready to go with a membership to Sheffield’s independent cinema. As a Showroom member, she’ll get £1 off each screening, special offers and discounts, plus two free tickets and an extra one on her birthday. While cinemas remain closed, the membership also comes with three months of free access to MUBI, so she can enjoy indie film delights without moving from the settee. £38 / £28 concessionary. showroomworkstation.org.uk

H L Brown

H L Brown

Founded in Sheffield in 1861, this jewellers are still going strong all these years later. Browse their dazzling range of watches, bracelets, fountain pens and more. hl-brown.co.uk

Paperchase

Paperchase

The high street stationer has put together a guide to gifts carefully selected with mothering figures in mind. Browse for beautiful notebooks, gardening gift sets, photo frames, and more. paperchase.com

Blacks

Blacks

Sheffield is home to a flagship store for this outdoor clothing and equipment specialists Blacks. Kit out your mum for future adventures with hiking accessories, camping essentials and clothes made for outdoorsy escapades. blacks.co.uk

Boots

Boots

A wide choice of pampering and beauty options are on offer at Boots from Yankee Candles and luxury bath sets to premium beauty and make-up. Shop at High Street, The Moor or at:boots.com. Beauty consultations are also available online.boots premium beauty


Food

ASK Italian

Indulge your mum, Italian-style. ASK are delivering meal kits so you can roll your own base and build your favourite pizza at home yourself. If you’d rather not get hands-on, they’re also doing a takeaway menu of choice pizzas, pasta classics like carbonara and bolognese, and delightful desserts including tiramisu. Order via Deliveroo. Ask deliveroo

Pieminister

Pieminister

Encourage your mum to get her cosiest clothes on, settle down on the comfiest seat in the house, and tuck in to the ultimate comfort food: pie, mash and peas. Order via UberEats. pieminister ubereats

Wagamama

Wagamama

Bring a little Japanese-inspired flavour to your dining table with Wagamama’s katsu curries, ramen noodles and gyoza dumplings.Order via Deliveroo. wagamama deliveroo

Sakushi

Sakushi’s extensive menu of sushi, broths and noodles is available for collection or delivery. There are plenty of vegan options, including pumpkin katsu roll, jackfruit onigiri and avocado tempura inari. And their menu even includes bottles of prosecco, for a special night in. Order online. sakushitakeaway.co.uk

Maveli

Mavelli bring South Indian food experiences to Sheffield. Their menu features dosa (a savoury pancake fish), a fantastic range of meat, seafood, vegetarian and vegan curries, and, for dessert, kulfi (ice cream flavoured with saffron and almonds). Order via Deliveroo. maveli deliveroo

Fat Hippo

Fat Hippo

Go for all-out decadence with Fat Hippo’s messy burgers. They have plenty of delectable vegan, beef and chicken options to choose from. On the side, you’ve got classic or topped fries and waffles, and they do a smashing slaw. Order via Deliveroo. fat hippo deliveroo

Kommune at Home

Kommune

The community of food outlets, retailers and makers based at Castle House now delivers. Whatever you crave for your Mother’s Day meal, Kommune’s got you covered – from burgers to curry, pizza, flatbreads, quesadilla, waffles, and more. Raise a glass to the occasion with its Big Night In drinks bundle, cocktails, bottles of fizz, or freshly-pulled ciders and lagers too. The resident shops and makers offer some great potential gifts, including Lyon and Feather amethyst and quartz jewellery; cookbooks from La Biblioteka; natural, hand-poured candles from Lit; taco kits from Torito; and craft beer bundles from the Hop Hideout. Order fresh meals, drinks and books via Kommune's Loke app. Everything else is available via the Kommune at Home online shop. kommune.bigcartel.com


Culture

Our city’s cultural venues and organisations are much missed at the moment. But while they’re closed for in-person activity, many have gone virtual. Read on to find out how you can get involved in family fun, inspiring discussions, art classes and writing workshops from the comfort of your own home around Mother’s Day this year.

Sheffield Beer Week

8–14 March
Raise a glass at home in a virtual cheers to Sheffield’s annual citywide beer festival. This online edition of Sheffield Beer Week will shout about the local beer scene and look back over the last six years of the event. sheffieldbeerweek.co.uk

Science Week

8–14 March (Free)
Sheffield Hallam University presents a fun online programme of talks, challenges and demonstrations aimed at inspiring children and young people. shuscienceweek.com

Talking Objects

9 March, 2–3pm (Free)
Join members of the Museums Sheffield team to find out about their favourite objects in Sheffield’s collections and the stories behind them. You can also bring along an object to share with the group that relates to Sheffield. eventbrite talking objects

Creating Pixel Art

Free
The National Videogame Museum has put together a brilliant bunch of videos and guides in its Learn at Home series. Follow their Pixel Art resources and learn how to make your own videogame character. Recommended for ages 7+ (and their mums!) thenvm.org

ShAFF Online: Jo Meek in conversation with Ally Beaven

9 March, 8–9:30pm (Free, donations welcome)
Sheffield Adventure Film Festival hosts an online chat with ultrarunner Jo Meek. Jo will discuss her past year of training close to home, getting to know the hills of Dartmoor, and setting out to break the record of the Nigel Jenkins Dartmoor Round. eventbrite ShAFF

Paradise is Here: Building Community Around Things That Matter

9 March, 10:30–11:30am (free)

Ruskin in Sheffield was a communityled programme of creative events and activities that took place in 2014–2019. It took inspiration from the Victorian art critic John Ruskin’s ideas on making lives better, and the Ruskin Collection at Millennium Gallery. At this online talk, Ruth Nutter shares how the project brought people together to reconnect with their own creativity, local nature, heritage and each other. eventbrite paradise-is-here

Ageless: The New Science of Getting Older Without Getting Old

11 March, 7:30–8:30pm

Computational biologist Andrew Steele’s book Ageless is a guide to the science driving biology’s biggest story: why we get old, and how we can stop it. Find out more at this talk and Q&A hosted by Sheffield Libraries. eventbrite ageless

Museums Sheffield Live: Women Silversmiths

11 March, 1–1:30pm (Free)

Emma Paragreen is the curator at the Sheffield Assay Office, where precious metals have been tested and hallmarked since 1773. Join Emma in this online session on Facebook Live to discover fascinating stories from the archives of women silversmiths from 1773 to present day. You’ll also see some of the work that is normally on display in Millennium Gallery’s Metalwork Collection. museums sheffield women silversmiths

Feel Good Art Club: Drawing Class

11 March, 6–7:30pm £8

Artist Donna Brewins-Cook will lead this relaxed and friendly still life drawing class. Hosted online by Museums Sheffield, this workshop is aimed at helping you find stillness and calm while developing your skills. Everyone is welcome – from absolute beginners to experienced artists. All you need is a pencil or pen and paper, though you may wish to use charcoals, pastels or coloured pencils if you have them. eventbrite feel-good-art-club

Decolonisation in Sheffield: Reckoning with colonial legacies

12 March, 3–4:30pm (Free)

Sheffield is renowned for being a key player in the industrial revolution, but its role in slavery and colonial extraction is less known. Join an online panel of academics, archivists and writers hosted by the University of Sheffield, and explore what is known about Sheffield’s relationship with colonialism. eventbrite decolonisation-in-sheffield

Daydream Believing with Nik Perring

15 March, 6pm (Free)

As part of Sheffield Libraries’ Hope season, their Writer in Residence Nik Perring invites you to embrace your imagination. In this workshop, Nik will show you how to spot beautiful things to write about – in the world, on your doorstep, or when your close your eyes. eventbrite daydream-believing

The Band Plays On

15 March, 7.30pm live online, £15 16–28 March on demand, £20

Sheffield Theatres present stories of solidarity and survival from the Steel City, sound tracked by new versions of classics from some of Sheffield’s most celebrated artists. Sheffield Theatres The Band Plays On

ShAFF Online: Sonny Peart co-founder of the Black Trail Runners

Sheffield Adventure Film Festival

16 March, 8–9:30pm (Free, donations welcome)

Trail and ultrarunner Sonny Peart cofounded Black Trail Runners in July 2020, aiming to increase the participation, inclusion and representation of black people in trail running. Hear his story in this online conversation with runner and author Ally Beaven.ShAFF Online

Reyt Relatable Reads Reading Group: Firewatching

18 March, 1:30–2:30pm (Free)

Sheffield Libraries hosts a relaxing book group, focussed on books relatable to life in Sheffield and Yorkshire. This month’s book is Russ Thomas’s Sheffield-set crime thriller Firewatching. eventbrite firewatching


Download our mobile-friendly Mother's Day guide (opens as a .pdf)