Treat your mum this Mother's Day. Picture: Elena Koycheva
Treat your mum this Mother's Day. Picture: Elena Koycheva

7 top Mother’s Day gift ideas with a Hull theme


It’s Mother’s Day on Sunday – and we are betting that you haven’t got good old mum a gift yet. Worry not, here are some Hull-themed gift ideas that might just help you out.

Grab an extremely ‘Ull gift
Get yourself to Chance Gifts in Savile Street to find Hull-inspired gifts include a pair of dangly earrings in the style of the city’s iconic cream phone boxes and necklaces modelled on Hull’s cityscape. This shop also sells beautiful handmade products, jewellery and ceramics all carefully sourced from artists across Hull and the East Riding. If your mum loves Hull, she will love something here. The shop is getting ready to launch its new website.

Take her to see a real mum favourite
Your mum loves Will Young. Everyone’s mum loves Will Young. That impossibly wide, dazzling smile can melt the heart of the toughest matriarch at 50 paces. And now that the pop star has confirmed an appearance at the city’s Bonus Arena, she has the chance to see him in person. The pop star will perform at the £36 million venue on Monday 21 October, with tickets going on sale on Friday 29 March at 9am (just in time to snap one up ahead of Sunday). Get tickets and more information here.

Let her know she’s the pick of the bunch
Flowers! Because nobody has thought of that before. Eden Floral in Newland Avenue has expanded to Trinity Market, so bag a bunch for mum at the new city centre shop. And maybe – because you are such a great son or daughter – why not treat yourself to something tasty from the market afterwards? Follow Trinity Market on Twitter for the latest goings-on.

Give mum a good hair day
Nothing makes you feel better than a good hair day, so why not treat mum to a luxury blow dry or hair treatment? Brand new salon Milk in Hull’s quirky Paragon Arcade offers a range of treatments to spruce up her style. But don’t’ stop there. Why not buy her a bottle of indulgent bath milk for her to take home? Made with organic coconut milk powder, skin soothing geranium and vanilla essential oil blend, she’ll be sure to soak her worries away and drift off into peaceful relaxation mode. Give the arcade a follow on Twitter for more.

Let her put her feet up for a change
Mum works too hard. She always has. Doesn’t she deserve to be treated to an experience of relaxation and pampering? Let her unwind from life’s stresses for a change with treatments at the Hallmark Hotel Hull, such as a hot stone massage and facials – while being accompanied by hot chocolate and a brownie. Let your mother be the centre of attention for a change. Get more details here.

Make a hamper for her
Treat your mum to something different by personalising a hamper with Hull-inspired gifts. Buy a hamper starter kit from The Works in Whitefriargate and head to Trinity Market to fill it with delicious handmade chocolates from Cocoa Chocolatier, handcrafted gin distilled in Hull from the Vittles and Company, beautiful gem stone keyrings from Carol’s Classic Creations and vegan friendly hair and soap products from Ecoshed.

See a royal masterpiece – for free
Most people would love to spoil their mother every day of the year, let alone just on Mother’s Day, but not everyone can afford to splash on spa days or buy beautiful bouquets. Luckily, Hull boasts some of the country’s best galleries and museums – and they are completely FREE. Mum wouldn’t want you to spend your last pound on her, so pick her up and surprise her with a visit to see a royal masterpiece or a celebration of the city’s original recyclers. See what’s on at the city’s museums and galleries here.

The Bonus Arena in Hull.
The Paper Cinema’s Macbeth takes place at Hull Minster on 29 March and 30 March as part of the Heads Up Festival.