Whatever your plans for Mother’s Day this year, the majority of us will buy flowers and/or chocolate gifts. Whether these are the only presents (and beautiful they are too!) or you and lavishing a whole flotilla of gifts on your lucky mum, flowers and chocolates really do have the sentimental feel of gratitude and luxury so with that in mind let’s take a look at Maidstone based companies to see what they are offering for Mother’s Day so you can make an informed choice rather than a last minute dash to Marks and Spencer!
Address: 376 Tonbridge Road Tel: 01622 725062 Website: www.arabesqueflorist.co.uk
Especially for Mother’s Day, Arabesque has put together eight different flower displays for you to choose from with prices ranging from £23.50 to £39.95. They have been given titles such as ‘Picked for You’, ‘Simply the Best’ and ‘From Me to You’ and include a range of display styles from the traditional handheld bouquet through to wooden presentation baskets and glass vases.
Hunker Down Daisy
Address: 3-5 Yeoman Court, Ashford Road, Bearsted
This is a florist with a twist – there is also a café and gift shop! Hunker Down Daisy are not launching any particular flower arrangements for Mother’s Day, however, they are selling gift vouchers so depending on your pocket you could get your mum flowers, a gift (they sell jewellery and homeware) and a ‘put your feet up’ coffee and cake combination. For flowers the florist tends to make bouquets for individual pockets and needs rather than by occasion.
Jackie Brooks Florist
Address: 40 Northdown Close, Maidstone, ME14 2ER. Tel: 01622 753053
Website: www.jackiebrooksflorist.co.uk Facebook page: jackiebrooksflorist.
For a more bespoke option to Mother’s Day flowers, florist Jackie Brooks creates flower arrangements with personality. From £20 she can create you a basic ‘flowers of the season’ selection or if you want something more personal give Jackie a call and let her know some details about your mum – her favourite colours, personality type or the room the flowers will be in for example and Jackie can create you a flower masterpiece! If you fancy your hand at floristry and would like to create a Mother’s Day bouquet yourself for £30 Jackie is running an Adult Education floristry workshop on 8th March to teach you all you need to know. Jackie also teaches floristry privately at the Aylesford Community Centre which cost £40 for five lessons.
Tel: 01622 671462 Address: 3-5 Victoria Parade, Sandling Road, Maidstone
This florist caters for anyone walking in wanting a personalised bouquet . They are also an Interflora hub so you can send your flowers all over the World! Their own prices start at £20 for a cellophane bouquet or £25 for a hand tied bouquet in water.
Address: 11 Fremlin Walk, Maidstone Tel: 01622 768362
A fantastic British chocolate company, Hotel Chocolat, have a store in Fremlin Walk and for fine, high end chocolates there is little competition. Choose from their Mother’s Day Sleekster ‘For My Mum Selection’ for £24 (an array of chocolates from passion fruit truffle, pink champagne through to silky pralines and caramels) or their ‘For my Mum H-Box’ for £13 or their ‘For My Mum Pocket Selection’ for £9. Other gift ideas include every combination of flavours you could want from the selector wall (£3.85 each) or why not try something a little different and treat your mum to the new cocoa inspired Eau du Parfum £37.60 or cocoa Juvenate spa range.