Mother's Day Gift Ideas

March 13, 2023

Mother's Day Gift Ideas

Mother’s Day (which we believe should be every day!) provides the perfect opportunity to celebrate the mother figures close to you; be it your mum, step-mum, grand-mother, mother-in-law, sister or friend who has recently become a mother.

We’ve compiled a list of Mother’s Day gift ideas for any budget, to help you find a unique, unexpected and unconventional gift, that tells a story and is packed with meaning; ideal to put a smile on her face and make sure she feels the love.

This guide can also double up as gift ideas for any special occasion; birthdays, Christmas, or simply to show that you are thinking of her!

Click on the images to find out more about each item. Some items are not yet listed on the website, so please contact us to find out more. 


Decorative objects

Decorative ornaments are the perfect way to add personality and character to a corner of her home. They make great curios to adorn a mantlepiece, display cabinet or shelf, and each have their very own story to tell!

 The French House York - Coffee pots   The French House York - Banana leaves   The French House York - Candlestick   

The French House York - Marble statue   The French House York - Leather horses   The French House York - Ceramic apple 


Planters & vases

Does she love gardening or does she have a fondness for indoor plants and flowers? These gorgeous planters can accommodate most house plants, and help create the outside-in look. The vintage vases add a touch of elegance and are quite different to what you may find in larger retail stores.

The French House York - Painted planter   The French House York - Grain measures   The French House York - Hanging planter  

The French House York - Glass vase   The French House York - Oriental vase   The French House York - Flygsfors glass vase 


Vintage ceramics & glassware

Vintage tea or coffee sets are so unique and rarely come as a complete set. We were lucky to find these two sets with all their components.

Cups & saucers and retro glasses are a lovely addition to a vintage kitchen décor, and these add a lovely pop of colour.

The French House York - Vintage cup and saucer  The French House York - Coffee cup set  The French House York - Glasses     

The French House York - Tea set   The French House York - Vallauris coffee set    The French House York - Ricard carafe  


Soft furnishings

Who doesn’t love a vintage throw? We recently found this stunning hand done cut work throw (right), which is beautifully made. We also found lovely embroidered cushions (second row) – so fun and unique!

The French House York - Linen torchons   The French House York - Claude Monet throw  The French House York - Hand made cut work throw  

The French House York - Cat cushion   The French House York - Tapestry cushions      The French House York - Embroidered cushion   


Jewellery boxes

Apprentice furniture makers and designers would create miniature pieces – such as the chest of drawers below – before building the full-scale piece. These small units make lovely jewellery boxes.

Decorative trinket dishes – or even small cheese strainers – can also be repurposed as a space for jewellery…!

The French House York - Apprentice piece   The French House York - Miniature chest of drawers   The French House York - Lantern cabinet  

The French House York - Glass box   The French House York - Bonbon dish   The French House York - Cheese strainers   


Elegant table lamps

Simple yet characterful antique table lamps are eye-pleasing while also being practical. They provide soft light and add warmth and cosiness. All our lights have been re-wired to British Safety Standards by a certified electrician.  

The French House York - Glass and brass table lamp   The French House York - Glass globe lamp   The French House York - Art Deco lamp  

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Photo frames

On our latest buying trip, we found multiple antique photo frames all in great condition – including an identical pair, which are usually very hard to find! Add a family photo and you’ll have a personalised Mother’s Day present!

The French House York - Art Nouveau frame   The French House York - Round Art Nouveau frame   The French House York - Frames   


Art & vintage posters

If the person you’re gifting to appreciates art, art accessories or vintage posters, we have a variety of options, from landscape paintings and advertising posters to carved wood panels.

The French House York - Small landscape painting   The French House York - Wooden panel   The French House York - Landscape painting  

The French House York - Enamel sign   The French House York - Vintage Poulain poster   The French House York - Vintage poster  


Vintage fashion accessories

If you want to go all out, or you’re gifting as a group (i.e. you have a slightly larger budget), why not go for something totally unique, such as a genuine Parisian-made mannequin, a mid-19th century ebonised magazine rack (super practical!) or even elegant Art Nouveau perfume bottles. Yes, they’re a little pricier but they definitely deliver the ‘wow’ effect!

The French House York - Perfume bottles   The French House York - Mannequin   The French House - Magazine rack  


As our way of celebrating all the mums out there, we're giving an exclusive 10% discount on all above items until 4:00pm Saturday 18th March 2023. If an item has caught your eye, click here to enquire

Wishing you and your loved ones a very happy Mother's Day!

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