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Shop Local with our Mother’s Day Edit

Looking for local inspiration this Mother’s Day? We’ve got you covered!


Whether you’re buying for a new mum, an older one or a mother figure in your life, they deserve something thoughtful and unique.  And wouldn’t it be great if your generosity could also help a small local business!


Whatever your budget, Stokey’s shops have plenty of inspiration.


We love these Nicholas Moss mugs from Prep – they also have a lovely selection of travel mugs, water bottles and tableware.  The Kinto tumblers from Nook look great and can keep drinks hot for up to six hours.


Evergreen and Outrageous and N16 Flowers have got you covered for flowers and plants. And these paper flowers from Folka really caught our eye!


Earlybird has got stunning cards – we especially like these beautifully illustrated seed packs; a great opportunity to spend some time together outside planting and they go perfectly with the cards by Nadia Taylor.

You can find work by local potter Lesley McShea stocked in Know & Love on Church St.  We recently splashed out on one of her oil burners, which are perfectly matched with wax melts.  But there are plenty of other options in store; from homewares to bags.


These sweatshirts by Revere the Residence are wonderful – designed by Piper Revere (who recently designed the window displays for Vivienne Westwood).   This store is determined to level the playing field and has an in-house team of young people with learning disabilities!


Stoke Newington Bookshop's top picks for Mother's Day include Kiley Reid's Come and Get It, Lynne Segal's Lean on Me - A Politics of Radical Care and Philippa Forrester's Wild Woman. They also recommend A Different Sound (stories selected by Lucy Scholes) and A Bookshop of One's Own by Jane Cholmeley.


Sophie MacBain on Stoke Newington High St have an amazing range of quirky gifts – including these fabulous glazed face planters.  Browse in-store for animal themed lamps and candle holders and much more.


Hub’s founders; sisters Louise and Georgie, have a brilliant eye. The Church St store has beautiful dresses in store to get you in the mood for spring!


Head a little further up the High St and you’ll come to The Ark (almost opposite St Paul’s Church).  This little shop is brimming with fun - gifts include mugs, Chilly’s water bottles, Roka cycling bags and cool prints.


Whether you plumb for earrings, a necklace or bracelet; Metal Crumble has plenty of options and many of them were designed or made by their in-house jeweller Roger Taylor.  Search and Rescue also have a good selection of jewellery.

Everyday Sunshine (on the corner of Barnbauld and Nevill Road) have bright and bold statement prints.  Some depict London landscapes, others are of fun sayings. Kitchen Provisions offer gin kits with botanical blends and juniper berries, which can be combined with Vodka to make the perfect gin. For the knitter in your life, check out Knit with Attitude for beautiful yarns and knitting accessories.


Rouge has a wonderful range of workshops; from dumpling making to visible mending (the Japanese art of Shashiko).

Can’t decide what to buy?  One Scoop Store (where Dynevor Road meets the High St) offers gift cards. This fabulous shop sells affordable pre-loved clothes and accessories, hand-picked by Holly Watkins.


Treat her to a pamper – Shine offer manicures, pedicures, facials, massages and more. Or pick up a voucher and let her choose!



Eating out?


Mother’s Day is always busy in Stokey so it’s best to book ahead. 

Choose between delicious Japanese Tapas at Aun, amazing meat and fish at The Clarence or fantastic roasts at The Three Crowns. Italian restaurant Primavera are marking Mother’s Day with a free glass of prosecco for mums and, mother-and-son team Erjon and Beatrice Likcani  of La Rosetta will be serving up pizza and their signature ‘rose’ mini pizzas with truffle cream, ham, rocket and mushrooms.


If you haven’t yet tried Truffle Burger – it’s well worth it.  Their Korean fried chicken burgers are such a treat and there are great vegetarian options. The loaded fries are the perfect hangover cure!  The truffle flavour isn’t at all overbearing but, if truffle isn’t your thing, you can have it without! 


Brunch at The Good Egg is always a treat. Choose between fried chicken and waffles, Shakshuka or Sabih (pita stuffed with aubergine, eggs, tahini, dak dak and pickles).


Acoustic Brasserie also offers amazing brunch options; for sweet or savoury palettes. These fluffy pancakes are topped with a luscious chocolate dip & honeyThe Parlour is well worth a visit for lunch. 


Yum Yum Thai has plenty of space and brilliant cocktails – younger children love watching the coy carp in the in-house ponds.

Many of these businesses offer savings to Local Buyers Club members.

Happy shopping and happy eating!!


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