Cornish Mother’s day gift guide

cornish mother's day gift guide

Cornish Mother’s day gift guide

This blog post is a collection of amazing Cornish businesses and brands all offering unique gift ideas for Mother’s day this year.

This Mother’s day gift guide is perfect for Cornwall lovers who want to share a piece of Cornwall with their Mum. Maybe your Mother would always holiday in Cornwall but due to the current situation hasn’t been able too. Or Cornwall holds a special memory for the both of you. 

Or perhaps you’re a Cornish resident who wants to shop local, discover new Cornish brands and support this county’s amazing small and independent brands.

Whatever it is that you are looking for I am sure this gift guide will provide you with plenty of Mother’s day gift ideas and options. I also hope that you are blown away by how many talented and amazing Cornish makers, businesses and brands are out there.

It would mean the world to me and them if you could share this Cornish Mother’s day gift guide with as many people as possible. If you are a local Cornish business and would like to get involved in my Christmas gift guide 2021 or collaborate with me on my blog, please get in touch by emailing [email protected].

ghost net bracelets handmade in cornwall

Behaviour Change Cornwall

We protect the Cornish Coast – each purchase funds our beach cleans and in our underwater hunt for more marine plastic, protecting Cornwall’s unique marine wildlife.

Each Behaviour Change Cornwall Ghost Net Bracelet is transformed by hand from environmentally-damaging ghost netting that haunts Cornwall wild coast, into a beautiful cherished gift that will never re-enter the sea. Each bracelet supports Behaviour Change Cornwall – allowing us to spend more time out scouring Cornwall clean – from freediving down in the depths to paddling to the most remote beaches to recover the netting that goes into our bracelets – helping make the ocean healthier and wildlife safer.

For a limited time get 10% off any two of our bracelets made from lost fishing nets when you use the discount code “motherearth2021”

The Cornish Larder Company

The Cornish Larder based just outside of Padstow celebrates Cornish food & drink through a range of preserves and sauces.

Our mission is to celebrate the Cornish food and drink scene through our range of delicious preserves and sauces. We believe we have some of the very best produce right on our doorstep, this is why every one of our products champions another Cornish producer.
We have a lovely branded gift box which fits three of our jars, a perfect gift for any mum with a soft sport for Cornwall or artisan food.
Our lovely gift box is available for £15. We would also love to offer an exclusive discount code for this gift guide, just use code CORNISHGIFTGUIDE to get 10% off online orders.
the cornish larder company three jar preserve gift set
nyassa hinde illustration

Nyassa Hinde Illustration

Planet-friendly stationery and illustrated gifts full of colour, for maximalists who want to make a minimal impact! 

Hello, I’m Nyassa, an illustrator with a passion for creating beautiful things! I design pretty, practical and planet-friendly illustrated goodies; Whether it’s designing the perfect gift that you can’t wait to give, or the stationery to brighten up your desk, I love to know that I’m bringing a little bit of joy to your day. And for Mother’s Day, I have a range of beautiful cards full of colour, perfect for posting your love to your mum too! 
Free shipping on cards (no code needed) 

Julia Powney Photography

Julia Powney is a Cornish based photographer specialising in beautiful, natural portraits of your beloved horses and dogs. 

Perfect for equestrians or dog lovers, why not give a luxury photoshoot gift voucher this Mother’s Day? Your mum will receive a gallery of wonderful, everlasting photo memories to cherish for many years to come and a special photoshoot experience at any location she would like. One or two hour photoshoots are available throughout Devon and Cornwall and Julia’s style is relaxed, with each photoshoot tailored to capturing images full of love and personality. 

Gift vouchers can be any amount and photoshoots start at £70. 
julia powney photography
kernow baby spa gift

Kernow baby spa

I’m Jemma from Kernow Baby Spa, based just outside Truro, calm & tranquil parent & baby spa sessions.

Baby Spa sessions are the perfect bonding experience for a new Mum & little one. The pandemic has caused families to miss out on so much, and my aim is to make sure they have the special time together that they deserve. A gift voucher for a Kernow Baby Spa session makes the perfect present for any new Mum this Mother’s Day.

£22 (+£1 P&P)

Cornish Coastal Candles

Cornish Coastal Candles are a small, family run business specialising in scented soy wax candles and melts.
Based on the beautiful Roseland Peninsula, we hand pour our candles and melts in small batches using environmentally friendly soy wax.
We offer over 30 fragrances to suit all tastes and these are available in candles, reed diffusers, tea lights and wax melts.
We also offer personalised candles which are perfect for Mother’s Day gifts as well as our gift boxes which are available in different sizes to suit every budget.
We are happy to offer a 15% discount to all readers using code SOC15 – offer expires 14th March 2021.
spellbound by the sea mermaid mama collection

Spellbound by the sea

Hi I’m Claire, a Newquay based full-time artist and beach wanderer. My unique and quirky designs are all inspired from living by the beautiful Cornish Coast, my surf loving family and a love of all things vintage.

Wherever possible I use unique recycled/sustainable items in my work, breathing new life into forgotten pieces and creating art to make you smile.

I have just finished my ‘Mermaid Mama Collection’ which makes a  perfect card for Mother’s Day.

Mrs Marvellous

I’m Joanna, the textile artist behind Mrs Marvellous. My Saltash workshop looks up the beautiful River Tamar to Dartmoor.

As the Memory Maker I tell stories with fabric celebrating special people and events. I’m privileged to listen to the stories customers share and carefully transform their words into an exclusive, creative keepsake. Whether it’s framed artwork, heirloom quilt, contemporary wall hanging or cushion the same amount of passion and care is stitched into it. A perfect, postable Mother’s Day gift is my hand stitched lace flower brooches (daffodil, gerbera, poppy and rose) with detachable stem for a vase.

From £21 with a free greetings card to match

the lazarette by janette watson

The Lazarette 

Now based in her home port of Falmouth, Janette has lived and sailed on boats with her husband Paul for nearly 40 years. During the those years she has tied a few knots!
Now she creates beautifully useful modern home decor using traditional nautical knots. Uniquely turning them into baskets, mats, curtain ties and bathroom accessories. 
The baskets make ideal Mother’s day gifts, as you can fill them with extra goodies There are many different sizes, some small ones are great for rings or keys. The larger ones are perfect for fruit or displaying a shell collection.
Prices start at £12.95.
10 % Discount code valid until 12th March 2021 is CORNISHMUM .

Julia Crimmen Ceramics

I’m a potter based in the south west of Cornwall, hand throwing functional stoneware and porcelain homewares and small sculptural animals.  
Working from my garden studio, I hand throw functional stoneware and porcelain homewares, taking my inspiration from the coast and hedgerows around my home, I use a traditional blue and white colour scheme. I also hand make small, collectible porcelain animal sculptures, which I hand paint and mount onto beech wood bases.
I’ve added some new pieces of work to the website for Mother’s Day, including some handmade soap dishes, which come with a delicious, locally made soap.
julia crimmen ceramics
amore jewellery cornwall

Amore Jewellery

We are sisters Savannah and Jolie (15&11) and sell a range of sterling silver jewellery, based in West Cornwall.

Our collection of sterling silver jewellery is inspired by our love of the Cornish Coastline and the ocean. Each piece is individually selected by us.
The range makes a perfect gift for any occasion, prices from £8.95-£16.95.

Esther Smith

Hand crafted automata in copper, brass and enamel on a hardwood base. Bespoke stories and ideas welcome.

Mechanical objects predominantly crafted from copper and brass with touches of silver. Reclaimed hardwood forms the base of the metalwork, much of which is sourced from local boat yards or the shoreline.  Enamel and patination techniques provide colour and texture with some tiny details crafted from reclaimed tin.  Favourite subjects include scenes of trees, boats, dog walkers and British wildlife. The pieces are endlessly adaptable so can be tailored for the particular interests of the customer.

Prices start range from £95 – £650

esther smith mother's day gift guide

Silver Sapling

We’re Lucy and Ben, and we’re silversmiths and jewellery makers based in West Cornwall.
We run our business ‘Silver Sapling’ from a little studio at home in Penzance. Creating pieces in silver, gold and enamel, we take inspiration from the ubiquitous beauty of the county, using the natural landscape and surrounding ocean to shape our designs. All of our jewellery is handmade at home whilst drinking huge mugs of tea.
You can find our collections in galleries across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, as well as our website and social media channels. 

Bryers Designs

Polymer clay and resin creations, primarily jewellery and accessories but also small home décor collections. Based in North Cornwall.

Statement jewellery and homewares that come in a range of unique designs. If you need a unique gift for Mother’s Day, Bryers Designs have lots of beautiful pieces to choose from. Handmade in North Cornwall by Bryony in her home studio, she takes inspiration from the local area, fashion, and interiors that she likes and creates into gorgeous, one-of-a-kind pieces. Keep an eye on Bryers Designs social media for new collections!

Prices range from £5 to £30. To benefit from a 10% discount on Etsy MOTHERSDAY10 or if direct please reference this blog. Custom orders welcome.

bryers dot cornish maker
jake tyler mothers day card

Jake Tyler illustration

Hello! My name is Jake and I design greetings cards and art prints from my little studio in the beautiful town of St Ives, Cornwall.

Here at Jake Tyler Illustration I love to create unique and colourful paper goods that you wouldn’t be able to find on the shelves of your local superstore. The work I produce is greatly inspired by the things that make me smile day to day and the gorgeous historic coastal towns that are scattered all over Cornwall. Every product I make is made from sustainable paper stock and is 100% recyclable and super kind to the wonderful floating rock we call home.

Recently I have launched my new range of Mother’s Day cards which you can find on my online shop or you can keep up to date with future projects and launches follow me on my social media pages.
All cards are £3.00 each which include a free standard delivery or you can upgrade at checkout if you need it sooner.

Suzanne Johnson Photography

A Gift To Last A Lifetime

Suzanne is a lifestyle photographer who captures beautiful, authentic and tender moments in photographs for families to treasure forever. Suzanne’s approach to family photography is simple: keep it relaxed, keep it natural, photographing clients as they interact with each other, play games with their kids and have an awesome adventure in the process: no forced smiles, no staring at the camera and absolutely no saying cheese!

Mother’s Day is the time to show your mum (birth or otherwise) how much your care about her and all the things she does for you. Family photography sessions are the perfect gift to show just how much she means to you.

You can either book the session for her and send a gift voucher or send the gift voucher with an open date to be redeemed before the end June 2022.

Either way your mum will get to share some special time with you or the grandchildren and will receive wonderful memories captured in photographs to treasure forever. It’s the perfect gift to look forward to after lockdown is lifted and we can all see each other again.

Free Bunch of flowers with each purchase before 12th March!

Adventure sessions – £99

Mini adventure sessions – £49

suzanne johnson photography
sable cloud jewellery

Sable Cloud jewellery

Based in Hayle, Sable Cloud Jewellery is a one-woman workshop producing contemporary, handmade silver jewellery with an ethically and eco-friendly ethos.

With simplicity and mindfulness at the heart of her business Tasha believes that living a sustainable and ethically guided life should not mean you have to compromise on aesthetics or luxury. All pieces are handcrafted in her home workshop from 100% recycled silver and everything is beautifully presented, ready to gift, in subtly branded boxes made from recycled materials. 

Prices start from £20 for a pair of earrings.

Use the code KERNOWMAMAS to receive a 10% discount on the run up to Mother’s Day.

Studio Andain

Roz is an artist who grew up on the Roseland Peninsula and has long been inspired by the coastline. Her artwork currently focuses on the connections we form with the landscape, and the emotional bond we create with a place. 

Her website offers original acrylic and oil paintings, as well as fine art prints in various sizes to suit your home. Her work features a range of locations across Cornwall, from the pretty beaches on the Roseland to the dramatic cliffs along the Lizard.
Shop using code SPRING10 for 10% off until Mother’s day!
studio andain cornish artist
sea and cliffs collection by lucktaylor ceramics

Lucktaylor Ceramics

Catherine Lucktaylor creates elegant hand formed Raku ceramics bringing the joy and beauty of Cornwall into your home.

From her large rural studio in West Cornwall, Catherine creates stunning handcrafted contemporary ceramics combining her African ancestry with a love of the natural wildness of Cornwall. The ancient coiling method is used to slowly build up each piece which is then glazed and fired by the Japanese Raku firing technique to create distinctive and vibrant one-of-a-kind ceramics.

All pieces are made by hand in small collections and make the perfect beautiful and elegant Mother’s Day gift with a touch of Cornish magic.

Free p&p using code SPRINGFREE

Makers Cornwall

We are Makers Cornwall, a collective of Cornwall contemporary independent designer makers, ranging for Jewellery to Ceramics, Illustration to Homewares.

Makers Cornwall aim is to provide a platform for a curated collection of contemporary Cornish designer makers, as a way to promote the very best of Cornwall creative industry. Created out of necessity of the pandemic in 2020, Makers Cornwall have successfully organised several online maker markets using Facebook and Instagram. We have a website to help reach a wider audience and will be looking forward to organising real life events once Lockdown restrictions are lifted.  

We can offer a single point of access for customers to discover a wealth of Cornish talented makers to find the perfect gift for Mothers Day.

Prices to suit all budgets

Alison Bick Designs

I’m based in Redruth, I’m a designer/illustrator and I use fabric printed with my illustrations to create lampshades and cushions.

Designer lampshades of bold botanics and seashore graphic prints offer uplifting vitality to refresh and revive home decors. The people who like my work are gardeners, botanists, floral lovers and Cornish people from around the world.  2021 is the  year of bringing the outside indoors and making your home feel cheerful and happy. My floral lampshades are an easy and popular way to give a home a little lift without having to get out the tools and paintbrushes.

I hand make to order so each shade is unique.  I sell three standard size shades, and I also make bespoke sizes.

Bread & Butter

Bread & Butter, the gorgeous little café in Truro with a courtyard garden – just opposite the Museum, and for its brownies, pancakes and super-salads.

Mums are amazing, aren’t they? They hold it all together without fuss or fanfare! So if you’d like to give a Mum you love a wonderfully unexpected treat, how about a box of six double-chocolate brownies (pssst, they’re also gluten free, although with all that lovely gooeyness, you wouldn’t know). They’ll arrive in a sturdy presentation box, beautifully wrapped in tissue paper.

6 generous brownies: £15 

12 generous brownies : £27.50

plus postage by Royal Mail 24 hour tracked : £5.50

Please order by 12 noon on Tuesday 9th March to guarantee delivery in time.

bread and butter brownies in truro cornwall
scallop making shell kit by badger and birch

Badger & Birch

Badger & Birch create handcrafted eco resin home and lifestyle products – with a focus on artisan design, natural sustainable materials and minimising waste.

New to the family of make at home kits is the Scallop Shell Vase kit. Make your own terrazzo scallop shell vase in a dusky pink terrazzo that holds grass or bud stems.

Scallop Shell Vase Making Kit £36.00

Cornwall’s Chocolate Cove

Judy Hedden handmakes luxurious chocolate and delicious truffle fudge that is raw, vegan, organic and free from palm oil, soya, based in St Ives. 

With the opening of Cornwall’s Chocolate Cove’s new chocolate shop (The Drill Hall, St Ives), the “Mother’s Day Special – MAKE IT FABULOUS FOR ME!” giftbox (available on website) is where you choose your price and Judy will fill it with spontaneous flavours & lively truffle creations alongside the favourites. Giving a well needed taste of freedom & flavour adventures, this is a hint to the new shop which will host workshops, events and parties! Lucky St Ives!
Prices range from £3.50 to however much you’d like to spend!
Mother’s Day Special Boxes start at £13
Discount Code Melissasblog for 10% off!
cornwalls chocolate cove
lowenna designs

Lowenna Designs

I’m Lowenna Designs, a Cornish artist who paints all things colourful, nature inspired and bespoke! 

Lowenna Designs is all about spreading love for the natural world through original artwork, and unique products. One example of this is my beach combing series, where I paint from my different finds from beaches all over Cornwall. This is to combine my passion for beach combing with art and to help show the beauty our Cornish coastline holds. I also offer lots of bespoke and personalised gifts such as pet portrait banners, custom denim and new home paintings, to create gifts and items that people can cherish in their home for years to come. 

Discount code MAKERSCORNWALLSPRING to get 15% off all orders over £25

Melissa Carne Design

As well as being Cornish lifestyle blogger, Melissa is also a freelance graphic designer and photographer who works with small businesses and start-ups in Cornwall and throughout the UK.

Melissa offers branding, packaging, social media and product photography services, click here to checkout her full range of services.

However, in Melissa’s spare time she likes to create linocut cards that are perfect for any occasion. Her daffodil design is particularly fitting for Mother’s day.

£3.00 for any card, postage and packaging is free.

melissa carne design mother's day daffodil card


I hope that you enjoyed this Mother’s day gift guide featuring Cornish brands, businesses and makers that are offering a fantastic selection of unique Cornish gift ideas for Mother’s day this year!⁠

I have previously done a Cornish Christmas gift guide which also offers a lot of other Cornish brands and businesses, which you may also want to check out.

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If you are a local Cornish business and would like to get involved in my Christmas gift guide 2021 or collaborate with me on my blog, please get in touch by emailing [email protected].

Lots of love, Melissa x



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