Where would we all be without the mothers or those who take up a motherly role, in our lives? They care for us and always have our best interests at heart.
We love them and appreciate all they do but how often do we show them? This Mother’s Day, go the extra mile and treat your mum to something special.
This Mother’s Day we highlight shopping and eating experiences
throughout Stirling City Centre to help celebrate the amazing women in our lives.
From spa days to afternoon teas to the perfect gift boxes, here’s what you can get your Mom from Stirling’s retailers for Mother’s Day 2023. There are enough things to do for you and your mom to make a day of it.
We divided this blog post into categories to make Mother’s Day shopping and planning easier. Click on the name of the category and it will take you to the corresponding part of the blog post.
Mother's Day Gifts & Cards
tirling is home to some amazing businesses that offer unique and personalised gift ideas. Read on for more information about Made in Stirling, Clan Artisan, Lush, Millie’s Cookie, and Keepsake.
Holidays are not complete without at least one cheesy card to display in your home. We show some great options with Card Factory and Clintons.
Create a personalised, luxury gift box composing of locally sourced products with Clan Artisan.
Jen M and Jen T have carefully selected a wide range of local Scottish products from cheese and chutney to teas and chocolates and everything in between.
Customers can design a themed box such as a self-care box with soaps, lotions, and bath salts or can mix and match products to indulge in a range of new products.
Customers have the option of creating a box in stores or with Clan Artisan’s online shop. Clan Artisan allows customers to sit, sample some of the products, and explore their creativity in designing their hamper.
Learn more about Clan Artisan on our Welcome Clan Artisan blog post.
Sometimes mums just need 20 minutes or even 75 minutes. Lush helps mums enjoy every minute of their alone time with dreamy bath bombs, energizing bath salts, rejuvenating moisturisers, and so much more.
Customers can select individual, vegan, and cruelty-free products as well as a choice of bundled products. Mix and match bath bombs or select various self-care products.
Gift your mum the ultimate relaxation with a session at Lush Spas. Treatments range from 25 minutes to 80 minutes. Browse through the treatment details with the Lush online directory. Spa vouchers can be purchased in stores at Unit 43b, The Thistles Shopping Centre, Stirling FK8 2EA.
Beginning in 2020 and expanding from Pitlochry, Keepsakes Scotland brings together local artists, hand-crafted gifts, and traditional Scottish décor for a fantastic gifting experience.
This Mother’s Day, give the novelty of a Willow Tree Figurine depicting the love between mother and child. Willow Tree Figurines are designed, and hand-crafted by international artist Susan Lordi. These beautiful and simplistic sculptures help convey emotions in a soft and genuine way.
As well as these heart-warming sculptures, Keepsakes also stocks products from the popular Highland Soap Company, including a gift set. Stay informed about new products and special offers by following Keepsake’s Facebook and Keepsake’s Instagram.
The Stirling shop is conveniently located at 15-17 Port St, Stirling FK8 2EJ.
Calluna Ethical Living
House plants, clothing, bags, candles, biodegradable cards, and endless Fair-Trade items are waiting to be discovered at Calluna.
The shop has recently expanded its selection of felt flowers which means that you can give the gift of beautiful vibrant flowers without the worry of them being neglected.
The uniqueness of stock at Calluna’s ensures that you will find a one-of-a-kind gift for a one-of-a-kind mother. Brown Calluna’s new online shop front to find your inspiration. Don’t miss out on new product launches by following Calluna’s Facebook and Calluna’s Instagram.
Calluna Ethical Living is conveniently located a short walk from the train station and local bus routes at 58 Murray Pl, Stirling FK8 2BX.
Fancy giving your mum a sweet treat but perhaps you don’t excel in the baking department? Have no fear, Millie’s is here!
Millie’s Cookies offers individual cookies for the perfect balance of sweetness, or you can go above and beyond with one of the Giant Apple Pie or Daisy and Raspberry cookies.
Personalise your cookie order with Millie’s Cookies online store or in person at Unit 4, Stirling Thistle Marches Shopping Centre, Goosecroft Rd, Stirling FK8 2EA.
Make the beauty of flowers last longer by shopping at local florists with quality products. The fantastic independent flower shops include Calluna Ethical Living, Fleur de Lis, and It’s Blooming Wonderful.
Fleur de Lis
Local florists work tirelessly to provide long-lasting and quality products for their customers. What better way to support your local florist than placing an order for Mother’s Day? Sure, it may be convenient to pop into a box store the day of, but Fleur di Lis offers a quality you can’t find in big-name stores. So, get ahead of the game and place your order.
Fleur de Lis has been operating locally for 29 years. With this experience, they ensure quality and personalised arrangements for every customer. Browse the selection of arrangements and add-on gifts and place your order with Fleur de Lis’ website.
Fleur de Lis also offers delivery services to make gifting that much easier. Find the shop at 5 Barnton St, Stirling FK8 1HF.
It's Blooiming Wonderful
Whether it is for Mother’s Day, an anniversary, or to say, “I was thinking of you today”, It’s Blooming Wonderful is here for all your flower needs. The bright and fragrant flowers will bring a smile to any mother’s heart.
It can be a bit overwhelming selecting the perfect floral arrangements, but the staff at It’s Blooming Wonderful make it a breeze. Their kind expertise will have you walking away satisfied with a one-of-a-kind bouquet.
Find small add-on gifts such as candles, soft toys, and balloons with It’s Blooming Wonderful’s online shop. The shop can be visited at It’s Blooming Wonderful, 33 Allan Park, Stirling FK8 2LT.
Meals & High Teas
We list businesses offering Mother’s Day specials such as; Cronies Bar and Restaurant, Stirling Highland Hotel, City Walls, An Dàrna, and Rana’s.
Spend the afternoon indulging in light bites, sweet treats, and some delicious teas and coffees. We list several of our favourites that shouldn’t be missed out on this Mother’s Day. Learn more about Janna’s Bakery, Fletchers, and Vera Artisan Bakery.
Cronies Bar & Restaurant
This Mother’s Day, enter for the chance to win a two-course luncheon for two with Cronies Bar & Restaurant. Simply share the Cronies’ Facebook page and tag that special mum in your life. Winners will be announced on Sunday the 19th of March.
If you find yourself unlucky with the competition, don’t be disheartened. You and your mum are still welcome to enjoy the full menu for lunch, high tea, afternoon tea, A La Carte, and the chef’s roast of the day.
To book a table phone 01786 475351. The historic hotel and restaurant are located in the heart of Stirling City Centre at 8-10 King St, Stirling FK8 1BD.
Stirling Highland Hotel
For just £19.95 per adult and £12.95 per child, enjoy a delicious homecooked meal without all the hassle with the Stirling Highland Hotel. Book a table at the Highland Hotel and each mother receives a small gift.
A visit to Stirling Highland Hotel takes you into the history of Old Town Stirling. From the hotel, it is a short walk to Stirling Castle which is great family fun. Join the Highland Hotel for a family evening or book an overnight getaway for mum.
Enjoy a luxury room and perhaps splurge on a relaxing treatment at the Highland Hotel Spa. You can get a sneak peek of the rooms and the spa on Stirling Highland Hotel’s Facebook and Stirling Highland Hotel’s Instagram.
The Stirling Highland Hotel looks over the city centre at Spittal St, Stirling FK8 1DU.
Dinner and a show. What else could you ask for in a Mother’s Day meal? This Mother’s Day, the City Walls are offering just that.
The City Walls is located in the historic section of the 16th century defensive wall. This site played an influential role in the security of the old town of Stirling.
Enjoy some pub favourites of steak pies, fish and chips, burgers, and wings. This Mother’s Day meal is made even more special with an acoustic performance from local musician Ian Whitfield. Use City Walls’ online booking services to guarantee your spot. Let the pub know of any mothers attending, and a small gift will be waiting for them.
The City Walls can be visited at 6 The Back Walk, Stirling FK8 2QA.
For Mother’s Day, shake things up with a visit to Rana’s Tandoori Restaurant. This family-friendly restaurant is a perfect location for your family celebration.
Rana’s has curated the perfect menu for Mother’s Day. Customers can choose 4 starters which included the crowd favourite mixed pakoras, and 4 curries that are served with either rice or naan bread. Who could pass up on garlic naan bread?
An Dàrna is Stirling’s brand new tasting restaurant. the sister company to Stirling’s cocktail bar, Meraki. This restaurant offers a welcoming atmosphere and has a unique menu.
Try a bit of everything with An Dàrna’s rotating taster menu. Enjoy five courses of light bites that invite customers to try new culinary creations. Patrons also have the option to pair their menu with hand-selected wines. Learn more about this new restaurant with our “Meet An Darna” blog post.
An Dàrna can be found at 3 Friars St, Stirling FK8 1HA.
For the inaugural Stirling Independent Business Awards 2023, Janna’s Bakery had the honour of being recognised as one of the top three cafés and bakeries in Stirling City Centre. Janna is sharing her love and passion for baking by curating a Mother’s Day Menu.
Share a selection of hand-crafted sweets and savouries filled with love with your Super-Mum. You can round your menu off with hot drinks and a 200 ml bottle of Prosecco. You can book a table for sit-in or order a takeaway box by messaging Janna’s Bakery on Facebook, Janna’s Bakery’s Instagram, or by phoning the bakery at 07714 944694.
Learn more about Janna and her journey of becoming one of the most publicly loved cafes with our Janna’s Bakery Opens in Stirling blog post.
Enjoy your treats at 67 Port St, Stirling FK8 2ER.
Fletchers is a family run business that has recently been awarded “Restaurant of the Year” at the Independent Business Awards, 2023.
For this Mother’s Day, take your mom our for a delicious breakfast, or even an afternoon tea. Browse Fletchers’ breakfast, brunch, and lunch menu for options from a full Scottish to fluffy pancakes. Book your table with Fletchers’ online booking service.
The restaurant is accessible at 78 Upper Craigs, Stirling FK8 2DT.
Vera Artisan Bakery
Treat your mum with a beautiful brunch at Vera Artisian Bakery. Vera was honoured by being voted “Best Café/Bakery” at the Stirling Independent Business Awards, 2023. This fan favourite is sure to be a hit with your mum.
Enjoy Spanish inspired brunch items wish flavourful veggie hash or share a grazing board of cold cuts, chutney, and cheese. Of course, don’t forget to leave room for cakes.
Vera has recently expanded, and you can learn more about that journey in our “Vera Artisian Bakery Opens Its Second Branch” blog post.
The new location is situated at 51 King St, Stirling FK8 1DN.
Make sure to check out the “Top 10 Breakfast and Brunch Places in Stirling” blog post and “Where to go for an Afternoon Tea” post find even more delicious places to visit with your mum.
Workshops at Made in Stirling
Capture the day in a unique and historic way by joining Creative Stirling for the Tintype Course on the 19 th of March 2023 from 10:30-4:30.
Creative Stirling explains Tintype photography as, “A process called Wetplate Collodion, invented in 1850 by Fredrick Scott Archer. This process not only democratised photography, but the formal portrait as
well. Because of this process, virtually anyone of any class could afford to have a portrait made.
The Tintype became the most ubiquitous form of photography, until the mass adoption of the Dry Plate process in the late 1890’s.”
For any future gifr shopping needs, make sure to consult Go Forth Stirling’s shopping guide to discover the perfect shops for any ocassion.
If you spend the day in some of the amazing local Stirling businesses or show your support by shopping locally, we want to wish everyone a very happy Mother’s Day and please share your fun with us by tagging Go Forth Stirling and any other Stirling businesses on your social media.