This Mother’s Day I thought I would share some gift ideas with you for some amazing local Dorset businesses. We are so lucky to live in such a beautiful part of the UK and to have amazing businesses in the local area. I have rounded up 12 Dorset experiences, which would make great gifts for Mother’s Day this year.  
Buddy and Noo Personal Stylist.

For your fashion-conscious mother – a wardrobe edit will be a confidence boosting experience. Alice has a range of services to suit all, from wardrobe edits, to style parties and personal shops. At affordable packages, this really is an unbeatable experience gift.  

   The Old Thatch

The Old Thatch pub in Ferndown, Dorset, offer the best Sunday lunch around, a great option for treating mum on Mother’s day, get in touch to book your table now.

They also have the most beautiful little artisan shop selling local gifts, flowers and produce.

mothers day gift idea - cookery class
Food For Thought Cookery Class.

Louise at Food for Thought hosts incredible chocolate making classes. Why not treat the chocaholic in your life on mothers day, by gifting them a voucher so that they can experience a class for themselves? Louise also offers a range of private healthy cooking classes with a focus on improving gut health, a topic she is passionate about.

Arcadia Beauty Spa

If you want to gift a loved one with a unique pampering experience – this is the place to go. “Prepare to unwind and re-energise your mind, body and soul, while our dedicated therapists deliver our beautiful signature treatments. Our award winning team devote ourselves to offering the best massage, body and facial treatments Bournemouth has to offer.”

    Pilchart fluid acrylic workshop

This is just the most beautiful way to spend a morning with the wonderful Kaye Harrington in her studio in Southbourne, Dorset, creating a stunning , unique canvas to take home. Check out her website. workshops start at £60 for 3 hours.

  Temple Therapies.

Offering a range of holistic therapies, Temple Therapies deliver a pampering and effective experience. Why not treat a loved one to a voucher? I can personally highly recommend the hot stones massages, as they are relaxing, they help to decrease stress levels, as well aiding muscle aches and pains.  

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sculpture by the lakes mothers day gift idea
Sculpture by the Lakes

This is real favourite place of mine, near Dorchester. It is so calming just to wander around in the gardens looking at the sculptures, taking in the scenery and enjoying the complete tranquility. A wonderful relaxing way to spend Mother’s day. Entrance £14.50, tickets must be bought in advance.

 Aunt Fanny’s Farm shop and cafe

This is a recent discovery for me! The best afternoon tea around. They do vouchers too! Just perfect for Mother’s Day.

The Farm Shop is stocked with a variety of delicious local produce that you won’t find in your regular shops.

The kitchen garden provides ample seasonal veg which regularly feature on the café menu with organic handmade wood-fired breads, seasonal vegetables and fresh eggs from the rescue hens.


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sculpture by the lakes mothers day gift idea
The Organised Zone 

Whether it’s decluttering, downsizing or simply needing more time, creating order around you reduces stress and enables you to make intentional choices.  Working with you to remove clutter, both physically and mentally, from your home, The Organised Zone will help put systems in place to allow your home to run efficiently and effectively.  Steph can offer gift vouchers for her services, every mother’s dream surely!

Fiona Moorey Photography Family Photoshoot:

A family photoshoot at a location of your choice is the gift that keeps on giving.Beautiful photographs of the family that they will cherish for years to come. The session can be for half an hour for a family of up to 6 or you could choose a full hour’s session for up to 25 people. This could include your extended family, what a special gift for grandparents to have photos taken with their grandchildren. The session is great fun too. Children (and adults!) love the experience. Vouchers are also available for baby sessions and children’s portraits in the studio. Gift vouchers are available to buy for any value towards a session.

mothers day gift ideas - a family photo shoot

Experience gifts: The best gift you can give this Mother’s Day    Experience gifts are clutter free, eco-friendly and most importantly, they help to support our incredible local businesses. Your Mum will love an experience too-  it will bring her memories which will last a lifetime.

  If you would like to gift your family with photos that can be cherished forever, then get in touch with me today by calling 07854 442391 or by using the form below.      

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