The stress of buying the perfect present for Mother’s Day can leave even the strongest of us a shivering wreck.
Have we spent enough on our dear beloved? Have we bought her something she has clearly expressed dislike for in the recent past? Why have I left it until the day before when all the shops are closed?
These issues fade away when you realise the diversity of options available in Islington – a retail heaven leading up to Mother’s Day.
In aid of your quest to find a decent present for the doting matriarch in your life, we have compiled the five best places to find a present for mumsy. But be quick, time is ticking and mothers never forget!
Angel Flowers used to be based directly underneath the Angel Centre’s statue of silver wings. It has since moved onto Upper Street where it continues to sell a spectacular array of flowers. The staff are helpful and skilled, and a trip to Islington’s longest running florist is an experience in itself. The old perennial, you can’t go wrong with flowers for mother’s day.
Don't forget your dearest this Mother's Day – we have flowers, plants, Champagne and wine to make her smile! ????? pic.twitter.com/OCTMCBWSWs
— AngelFlowers (@Angel__Flowers) March 13, 2015
What began as a wine stall in Borough Market in 2002 is now a burgeoning fleet of wine and beer shops across London, and as far away as Hastings. Borough Wines is the perfect place to pick up some ‘Bathtub Gin’ or a nice bottle of fancy plonk for your mother. Pop in and take your pick.
— Borough Wines&Beers (@Boroughwines) March 10, 2018
Entering After Noah is like entering Aladdin’s Cave. The cavernous boutique sells all things imaginable. Depending on your mother’s tastes, you could buy a cookbook, a human-sized teddy bear or how about this amazing large Gold Facetted Metal Pendant Light!
— After Noah (@after_noah) March 9, 2018
Angel suffers from an oversaturation of shops selling faux-retro attire. Fat Faced Cat bucks the trend by offering genuinely vintage pieces. Based on Camden Passage, the double-fronted shop sells everything from full-length gowns to first edition novels. This is your one-stop for a classy gift for a mother of any age.
Credit image: Angel Flowers twitter