What is the perfect Mother's Day gift? | Things to do on Mother's Day

What is the perfect Mother's Day gift? | Things to do on Mother's Day

Mother's Day falls on the 19th of March this year, but it's never too early to start planning your Mother's Day ideas and gifts so you won't be reaching for those garage flower bouquets at the last minute.

Here at Tilley & Grace, we want to share our favourite places in Suffolk and Norfolk that we love to take our mums to give you some options for making special memories with yours. We also have a selection of the perfect Mother's Day gifts if you want to have something to wrap.

Table of contents

  • What is a unique gift for Mother's Day?
  • Best things to do on Mother's Day in Suffolk
  • Best things to do on Mother's Day in Norfolk
  • Tilley & Grace in Suffolk and Norfolk
  • What is the perfect Mother's Day gift?

What is a unique gift for Mother's Day?

Why not replace the flowers and chocolates with something your mum will truly value: your time? Most mums rarely want superficial gifts and would rather spend quality time with their children. So, here is the list of our favourite things to do on Mother's Day with our mums. 

Being in the beautiful counties of Suffolk and Norfolk, everyone at Tilley & Grace has contributed valuable ideas on their favourite things to do with their mum in the charming towns of Southwold, Aldeburgh and Woodbridge to help you with some inspiration for the big day.

Best things to do on Mother's Day in Suffolk

Best things to do on Mother's Day in Suffolk

Suffolk is a county filled with natural beauty on the East coast of England. Here at Tilley & Grace, we love the glorious Suffolk coastline and think visiting it is a perfect way to spend Mother's Day. 

Boat trips in Suffolk

We think the best Mother's Day should be made up of things you can do to create memories together. If your mum loves the sea and water as much as we do, why not book an experience for you both to share and never forget, like a boat trip? Many companies offer boat trip experiences, a perfect way to explore the coastline and spend quality time with each other.

Visit a Suffolk seaside town

If you and your mum would enjoy a day by the sea for Mother's Day, why not visit a Suffolk seaside town? These seaside towns are popular because of their instant charm and beautiful natural features. 

If your mum is outdoorsy, the beach is perfect for walks and spending quality time together. Why not explore one of our favourite Suffolk seaside towns?


One of our favourite Suffolk seaside towns is Aldeburgh. Aldeburgh is world-renowned thanks to its rich cultural identity in music, history, art and literature. The pebbled Aldeburgh beach is dotted with charming pastel-coloured 19th-century holiday villas and is the perfect place to promenade on a beautiful Mothering Sunday. As you walk, you can enjoy looking at the fishing boats or visiting some art galleries, and you can't miss the giant scallop sculpture. 

Once you've worked up an appetite on your seaside walk, why not treat your mum to a delicious Mother's Day meal? Aldeburgh fish and chips are famous for their outstanding fish and chips, which have had rave reviews from national publications. Or, opt for a sit-down meal as the perfect Mother's Day gift. Here is a list of the best Aldeburgh restaurants to enjoy this Mother's Day with your mum.


Another favourite seaside town that we think is a delightful place to spend Mother's Day is Southwold. The sandy Southwold beach with beach-hut-lined promenade is the perfect place to spend a Sunday. Why not stroll along the Southwold pier as part of your Mother's Day activities? The pier stretches 190 metres into the sea and has various arcade games, amusements, eating places and shops to enjoy with your mum. 


Last but not least on our list of favourite towns in Suffolk is Woodbridge. Considered a 'gem' in the Suffolk crown, this town is a delightful place to spend Mother's Day. There is so much to do in Woodbridge. Whatever your mum's favourite thing is, you can choose indoor or outdoor activities.

Visit a Woodbridge museum.

Woodbridge has a deep and intriguing history. If your mum enjoys soaking up a town's history on a relaxing Sunday, taking her to the Woodbridge Museum is a thoughtful way to show you value her interests. 

Best things to do on Mother's Day in Norfolk

Best things to do on Mother's Day in Norfolk

In the north of East Anglia, you have Norfolk. With stunning coastlines, blue flag beaches and unspoiled countryside, Norfolk is the perfect place to spend quality time with your mum. 

Stay in a Norfolk cottage

Whether you're local or coming from further afield, why not give your mum the ultimate Mother's Day gift that she deserves: a weekend away? Turn Mother's Day into a Mother's weekend retreat to really pamper her. Norfolk is a stunning destination to book a cottage and spend a memorable weekend with the world's best mum.

Visit the Norfolk coast

With 90 miles of pristine coastline, golden sands and soaring cliffs, the Norfolk coast is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with nature reserves, seaside resorts and family-friendly activities. Norfolk coast is the perfect destination to take your mum on Mother's Day for stunning walks and great places to eat and shop. 

Tilley & Grace in Suffolk and Norfolk

If your mum prefers to hit the shops as her activity of choice, we have Tilley & Grace stores dotted along the Norfolk and Suffolk coast for you to take your mum and treat her to something she will love and wear again and again. Come and visit us on the 19th of March, and we'll give you and your mum a warm Tilley & Grace welcome! Find your closest Tilley & Grace store on our website. 

What is the perfect Mother's Day gift?

If you prefer to get something to wrap for your mum on Mother's Day, we have a wonderful collection of gift ideas for Mother's Day for you to browse. Getting a Mother's Day gift you can wrap means she will be able to wear it again and again, giving her years of joy.

100% pure silk scarves

100% pure silk scarves

As spring edges closer, you might want to think about a seasonal silk scarf for your mum to enjoy in the warmer weather. Our 100% pure silk scarves are lightweight enough for spring and summer, the perfect gift for Mother's Day. 

We offer a gorgeous selection of colours and patterns, so why not choose a silk scarf in her favourite colour? She can pair it with her favourite wardrobe pieces or make a bold fashion statement. All our silk scarves are super soft and feel luxurious against the skin, just the sort of gift to treat your mum to. 

Cashmere-mix pashminas

Cashmere-mix pashminas

If you plan on going for a seaside walk on Mother's Day, the perfect gift could be a few clicks away. Our cashmere-mix pashmina scarves are perfect for layering all year round. Keep the coastal chill away from her neck with a soft, warm cashmere-mix scarf.  

These scarves come in various beautiful colours, so select your mum's favourite from our collection today. 

Celebrate Mother's Day at Tilley & Grace

There you have it! All the best gift ideas and things to do for Mother's Day that will delight your mum and create the best memories. We hope you enjoy Mother's Day whatever you get up to. But if you are stuck for ideas, at Tilley & Grace, we'll help you treat your mother like the queen she is. Why not pop into one of our stores on Mother's Day for bonding and shopping time or browse our range of scarves for the perfect gift for mum on Mother's Day?

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