Mother’s Day provides the perfect time to show just how much we appreciate all the wonderful mums, carers and mother figures in our lives.
Maybe it's a slap-up dinner and a few celebratory drinks that you are looking for. Perhaps you’ll go with the trusty gift of flowers and a box of chocolates? Or it could even be a good book.
However you choose to thank your mum, Sheffield city centre’s high streets, its independent shops and its restaurants and eateries are filled with delights and treats...and certainly plenty of inspiration!
📅 Sunday, 19 March 2023 📅
If, like us, you think you have the best mum in the world, you'll want to treat her like a Queen this Mothering Sunday. If this means getting her an extra-special gift, then we've got you covered. Whether they love home comforts, getting creative, a trip to the theatre, meals out or simply looking great, there's something for everyone here in Sheffield city centre.
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.
So, scroll down to read on or click the shortcut below to jump to the section(s) that you're most interested in and let us help you to find some true Mother's Day inspiration 🥰
Gift ideas available at high street favourites and at much-loved independents.
Cards and Gifts 🎁
The perfect Mother's Day starts with the perfect card and you can pick up the perfect card for your mum on the high street! A visit to somwhere like the Card Factory or WH Smith are great for this or you could always take a trip to somewhere like Bird’s Yard, All Good Stuff or the Sheffield Makers’ Shop for something just that little bit different.
Or why not let your mum pick out her own special something with a Sheffield City Centre Gift Card?
Encourage your mum to 'shop local' with the Sheffield City Centre Gift Card. 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 in denominations up to a whopping £350 and, better still, they are now accepted at around 90 city centre locations. Visit the gift card website for details...or just click the image below ⬇️
Better still, when you give a Sheffield City Centre Gift Card, you'll be supporting other mums who run and work in a wide range of city centre businesses. Mums like Jules from Hop Hideout. You can read a bit about Jules, Hop Hideout and the city centre gift card over here 😉
Something for a sweet tooth 🍫
Luxury chocolatier Hotel Chocolat sell a range of chocolate and champagne hampers, perfect for those with a sweet tooth and a love of fizz. This year's Mother's Day range features delights such as the Happy Mother's Day H-box and the Happy Mother's Day Sleekster collection. So why not have a browse online and call into see the wonderful Hotel Chocolat team on Fargate for scrumptious products that cater for all tastes and budgets!
Marks & Spencer on Fargate are always there to serve up some wonderful chocolate selections and this year is no different! A hit with the Fargate Food Hall team is this chocolate and truffle selection featuring 'milk, dark and blond chocolate truffles and petals, each bursting with a fruit flavour filling, buttery caramel or smooth ganache.' They look good enough to eat! 🤤
Sheffield Dry Gin 🍸
The good folks behind The Forum and The Common Room (you'll find both venues on Devonshire Street 😉) True North know a thing or two about gin! Their Sheffield Dry Gin has a core range featuring original, moorland berries, raspberry and pomegranate, marmalade, strawberry and black pepper…plus limited editions such as lime and thai ginger! Check out the full range here.
Or, how about trying a bottle of one of their very latest creations? True North have teamed up with Cavendish Cancer Care to create a special edition version of their Rhubarb Gin. For each bottle sold, True North will donate £5 to help Cavendish Cancer Care to continue their vital work. You can snap up a bottle here.
Mother's Day Beery Surprise 🍻
Staying with Mother's Day gifts with an alcoholic twist, the good folks at Hop Hideout - beer shop and tasting room located inside city centre favourite Kommune - will 'hand-pick a tasty beer selection for ya Mum.' Just let them know what she likes (and what she doesn't) and they will 'pull together a tasty mix across various beer styles, ABVs and breweries.' Better still, you can select a 'beery bundle' from just £25.00.
Dazzle and delight with jewellery 💎
Brown’s Family Jewellers specialise in vintage and antique jewellery, whilst at James Hadley Jewellers you’ll find fine diamonds and precious stones, whilst lovers of luxury can visit designer jewellery destination H.L Brown. Founded in 1861, this jeweller has stood the test of time to become one of Yorkshire’s leading jewellery specialists with their collection of high-grade diamonds, premium brands and luxury gifts. For bespoke crafted pieces visit Michael Spencer Jewellers in the Craft Workshops in Orchard Square.
Follow the scent ✨
Perfume is an ever popular gift idea for Mother's Day. Beauty stores Bodycare, Boots and Superdrug all stock popular perfumes with brands including Hugo Boss, Marc Jacobs and Dior whilst eco-brands Lush and Body Shop are perfect for checking out vegan friendly scents and cosmetics.
All under one roof 🏠
On the Moor, take a trip to Atkinsons, Sheffield’s very own independent department store. Still going strong after 150 years in Sheffield, Atkinsons has two floors of fabulous gifts to choose from.
One of the nation’s favourite retailers, Marks & Spencer 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. Why not have a browse online and then pop in to see the wide range of gifts for yourself?
Plus TK Maxx have got something for every kind of 'wonder mum' on this special day. With all their lovely top name gifts up to 60% less than the normal recommended retail price, you can say 'thanks for putting up with me' or 'you're the bee's knees' with prezzies as special as she is!
Quirky and unique ❤️
There are plenty of places to choose from, but if you're looking for something a little bit 'quirky' or for something that's 'Made in Sheffield', you may want to check out the Sheffield Makers' Shop in the Winter Garden. This is the place to get something unique made by local artists.
Or head on over to Bird’s Yard on Chapel Walk for an exclusive range of hand-painted dry flower vases especially for mum featuring iconic Sheffield buildings. Within Reason is full to the brim with treasures and trickets, whilst All Good Stuff is a gallery shop selling arts and crafts to pottery and jewellery from local makers and artists.
Wildwood, an artisan gift shop specialising 'in unique and beautiful things for you and your home' is another great place to check out for something a litte bit quirky. Better still, they're also offering 20% off gifts (excluding US imported products) for all mum’s on Mother’s Day. And to make mum's visit extra special, you could always pop into The Cabin downstairs to treat yourselves to a little reward. Trust us, you'll definitely thank us for it! 🥞
Say it with flora and fauna 💐
Almost like walking into a thriving indoor garden, Plantology offers an extensive variety of gorgeous flowers and beautiful potted plants. whilst Moonko is a go to place for one-of-a-kind jewellery, ceramic ornaments, dried floral arrangements and home décor. There’s also family-owned Lockwood Florists on Surrey Street and of course high street favourite Marks & Spencer for luxury, but affordable, bouquets.
Literary-inspired gifts 🤓
There’s plenty of inspiration for book-loving mums at W H Smiths and Waterstones. Hand-picked by the experts, you’ll find plenty of literary treats including signed and exclusive editions, recommended new reading and gorgeously designed gifts.
Pampering Time 🛀
Amid the hustle and bustle of the city centre, the fabulous Mercure Sheffield St Paul’s Hotel spa offers contentment for mind, body and soul. If your mum loves pure luxury, she’ll love this place so why not treat her to a spa day?
Or how about joining the team from LUSH for a Sheffield Mother's Day Pamper session on Saturday 18th March between 6:30pm and 8pm. Make your own 'LUSH fresh face mask' and 'an exclusive new bath bomb, before settling down for a hand and arm massage workshop.' Sounds like heaven to us 😇
Afternoon Tea ☕
Afternoon Tea makes a lovely gift for any time of the year, but it's especially true on Mother's Day. Here are a just few of our city centre favourites for this year 🥰
Browns, serves afternoon tea between 3pm and 5pm. At just £22 per person it comes with a selection of savouries, scones, mini cakes and puddings. You can upgrade to include a Roku G&T for £30 or a glass of Moët & Chandon champagne for £32. Very, very tempting!
Afternoon tea is served every day between midday and 4.30pm at The Slug & Lettuce. The Holly Street gastro pub offers three types of afternoon tea, all of which come with a selection of sandwiches, scones and bite-sized desserts. The 'classic' tea costs £15 and is served with tea or coffee; the 'tipsy' tea costs £21 and comes with two glasses of prosecco and the 'cocktails and cakes' option (also £21) comes with two cocktails or mocktails.
How about switching up your afternoon tea plans and throwing in a spot of bouquet making? On Sunday 12th March, the good folks at Revolución de Cuba are hosting an afternoon tea with a difference 🥰 Limited spaces available, so it may best to snap this one up early!
Of course, you could always 'just' go with a Bottomless Brunch or an Afternoon Tea at Revolución de Cuba on Sunday 19th March. Treat your Madre!
Ego Mediterranean Restaurant & Bar is serving up a really special Mother's Day weekend Afternoon Tea menu this year. Available on Friday 17th and Saturday 18th March (please note: pre-bookings essential), their mouth-watering Mother's Day Weekend Afternoon Tea is available for just £24.95 per person. And, for just £21.95, you can opt to 'click and collect' for what is sure to be a really special treat for a lucky Mum!
And, before we move on from all things 'afternoon tea', it would be foolish of us not to mention the Sheffield city centre staple that is Birdhouse Tea Company, they're always on hand to serve up something really special.
Mother’s Day treats (and eats) 😋
Why not take your mum somewhere special for the big day? Here are a just a few pointers to some of the places you could try out this year.
Silversmiths is a perfect stop for a mouth-watering lunch on Mother's Day. Their special Mother's Day Menu offers the choice of two courses for £30 or three courses for £35. And they're also throwing in a complimentary prosecco for every mother 🥂
Now this one may have slipped your eye, but did you know that Devonshire Street 'mainstays' The Forum Kitchen & Bar now serve up delicious Sunday roasts? Every Sunday from mid-day until 6pm, they're serving up a 'smoky take on a traditional roast', comprised of a fully loaded Yorkshire pudding, 'brimming with all the trimmings', it's topped off with 'a choice of smoked chicken, succulent belly pork, chargrilled aubergine or hearty beef brisket.' And all that for just £16.50 per person. You can even 'go bottomless' for an extra £15 per person. Sounds like great value to us and one we need to be checking out soon!
Of course, you could always 'toss a coin' between popular comfort food 'faves' like pizza or pie?
How about taking a trip to Rudy’s Pizza Napoletana on Division Street for a taste of one of their much-loved pizzas or you could take a stroll up to BrewDog Sheffield where it's 2 for 1 on pizza until 5pm on Mother's Day itself.
And, if you're still looking for that perfect pizza option, there really is only one way to 'make Mother’s Day' at Pizza Express. Heart. Shaped. Dough. Balls. Freshly baked with a garlic butter dip. Followed by a delicious Classic pizza....and an indulgent dessert of course 😋
Over at Pieminister, there's a bottomless brunch to look forward to! You’ll have an hour and a half to enjoy a 'brunch pie meal' with 'selected bottomless drinks' including draught beers, prosecco, a refreshing mimosa or cider, all for just £29. Talk about a treat 😋
More Italian-inspiration comes from ASK Italian on Cambridge Street who want to celebrate 'All the Mammas' on Mother’s Day'. They're offering a three course set menu for £25.95, plus you can add a Passion Fruit Martini for just £5.
Meanwhile, the folks over over at The Botanist and The Furnace are cooking up special two or three course set menus and every mum dining with them on Mother’s Day receive a Miniature St. Germain bottle and Fever-Tree soda. And, if you're a student who would love to treat their mum to a special day whilst not breaking the bank, The Furnace is giving a 20% student discount on set menus on Mother's Day itself...just don't forget to say you're a student when you're booking in and remember that all-important student ID!
Competition Time ✨
Win a £25 gift voucher from MoonKo, a table in The Botanist's beautiful butterfly emporium (for up to 6 people), a free bottle of prosecco and 20% off the total bill on Mother's Day! To enter simply head over to this post on The Botanist facebook page and 1. Like the post 2. Tag a friend and 3. Share the post for an extra entry! T&Cs apply and the competition ends at 12pm on Wednesday, 8th March. Good Luck!
Any Mother's Day feature should always mention at least one or two of the very newest places to visit. Well, say hello 👋 (if you haven't already!) to Sheffield city centre's latest arrival...the 'NYC inspired' Manahatta. 2 for 1 cocktails Sunday to Friday, Bottomless Brunch (until 4pm every day) or how about a 'Bottomless Party' (from 4pm every day) 🍸
And, finally, how about mixing it all up this Mother's Day and joining the team at Turtle Bay for 'Caribbean Good Times.' After all, as Turtle Bay put it so beautifully themselves, 'this is a day to celebrate for all the top mums out there. Whether you’re taking your mum, wife, auntie or even grandma out, we have just the thing for you. It’s time to give those special mums a break - stop them from being a Rum Runner and get them one instead.' And, don't forget, it’s 2 for 1 cocktails from 10am to 7pm and again from 9.30pm through to closing time.
Magic and Live Music with Cubana 💃
Leopold Square favourites, Cubana, are serving up a day of magic and live music for their guests on Mother's Day. Resident magician Mark Maycock (MM Magic) will be on-hand with some close-up magic between 4-8pm and there will be live music courtesy of Emily Claire West between 3-5pm and Piero Tucci between 5:30-7:30pm. And, as usual, Cubana will have their full tapas menu on offer 🍴 Oh and did we mention there's a free glass of prosecco for all mums on arrival 🥂
Film and fizz 🎞️
Making time to check out the latest blockbuster or 'indie hit' on the big screen makes a great treat for that special someone. And you can be sure that Sheffield city centre's 'big four' - Curzon, the Light, ODEON Luxe and Showroom - won’t let you down!
For 'big screen' inspiration, visit the individual cinema listings:
📍 Curzon - Curzon Sheffield Cinema Showtimes & Film Listings
📍 Welcome to The Light Sheffield
📍 ODEON - ODEON Luxe Sheffield Cinema
📍 Showroom Workstation - Sheffield
Did you know that three of the four main city centre cinemas accept the Sheffield City Centre Gift Card? Well, you do now 😉
Rave it up! 🎧
Sunday 19th March | Network
Part of the Camp Bestival warmup tour, family fun for the post-rave generation of parents! Join the 'Big Fish Little Fish X Camp Bestival Mothers Day Family Rave' at Network on Matilda Street for all the fun on Sunday 19th March. Featuring 'a multi-sensory dancefloor with glitter cannons, bubbles, 'snow', giant balloons and parachute dance finale.'
The Matt Goss Experience 🎙️
Tuesday 28th March | 19:30 | Sheffield City Hall
Join legendary Bros frontman, Matt Goss, in 'an unmissable night of his biggest hits, new original music, and a personal tribute to one of the greatest songwriters ever, Cole Porter, in an evening of unashamed swing, glitz and swagger by one of the UKs best showmen.' The Oval Hall inside Sheffield City Hall is the venue for what's described as 'not just a concert', but 'an experience not to be missed.'
Take a trip to the theatre 🎭
If you’re still looking for gift inspiration this Mother’s Day, theatre tickets are a great idea particularly as Sheffield famously has the largest theatre complex outside of London.
Amongst the many highlights of a packed season, the Lyceum Theatre is hosting The Great Gatsby as the 1920s 'roar back to life in Northern Ballet’s Jazz Age smash' between Tuesday 21st and Saturday 25th March.
Check out this and all the other shows at The Crucible, Studio and Lyceum | Sheffield Theatres
Venues and businesses featured in this year's Mother's Day guide include:
📍 All Good Stuff | Butcher Works
📍 ASK Italian | Cambridge Street
📍 Atkinsons | 78-82 The Moor
📍 Bird’s Yard | Chapel Walk
📍 Black’s Outdoors | The Moor
📍 Body Shop | 2 Orchard Square
📍 Bodycare | The Moor
📍 Boots The Chemists | 66 The Moor and 4-6 High Street
📍 Botanist, The | Leopold Square
📍 Brown’s Family Jewellers | 107 Pinstone Street
📍 Browns | 8-12 St Paul’s Parade
📍 Cabin, The | 10-12 Fitzwilliam Gate
📍 Card Factory | 117 Pinstone Street
📍 Card Factory | The Moor
📍 Cubana Tapas Bar | Leopold Square
📍 Curzon | George Street
📍 Decathlon | 199 Eyre Street
📍 Ego Mediterranean Restaurant & Bar | Surrey Street
📍 Forum Kitchen & Bar, The | 127 Devonshire Street
📍 Furnace, The | Heart of the City
📍 H.L. Brown | 2-8 Barker’s Pool
📍 Hotel Chocolat | 8 Fargate
📍 Hop Hideout | Kommune
📍 James Hadley Jewellers | 29-31 Surrey Street
📍 Light Cinema, The | The Moor
📍 Lockwood’s Florist | Surrey Street
📍 LUSH | 28 Fargate
📍 Lyceum Theatre | Tudor Square
📍 Marks & Spencer | 19-31 Fargate
📍 Mercure Sheffield St Paul’s Hotel | 119 Norfolk Street
📍 Michael Spencer Jewellers – Craft Workshops | Orchard Square
📍 Manahatta | Fountain Precinct, Balm Green
📍 Moonko | Division Street
📍 Natural Bed Company | 123-125 Fitzwilliam Street
📍 Network | Matilda Street
📍 ODEON Luxe | Arundel Gate
📍 Pieminster | 67 Division Street
📍 Pizza Express | St Paul's Place
📍 Plantology | Division Street
📍 Revolución de Cuba | Mappin Street
📍 Sheffield City Centre Gift Card
📍 Sheffield City Hall | Barker's Pool
📍 Sheffield Makers’ Shop | The Winter Garden
📍 Sheffield Theatres | Tudor Square
📍 Showroom Cinema | Paternoster Row
📍 Silversmiths | Arundel Street
📍 Slug & Lettuce | Holly Street
📍 Superdrug | 33-35 Fargate and Pinstone Street
📍 TK Maxx | Orchard Square
📍 Trespass | 72 The Moor
📍 True North (Sheffield Gin) | 127 Devonshire Street
📍 Turtle Bay | Holly Street
📍 W H Smith | 38-40 Fargate
📍 Waterstones | Orchard Square
📍 Wildwood | 10-12 Fitzwilliam Gate
📍 Within Reason | 144 Devonshire Street