Mothers Day Must Haves Bean and BoyLooking for the perfect gift for mum? Well, we’ve got you covered. Our range of artisan handmade soap is (of course) the perfect choice, but just to give you plenty of variety we’ve gathered up our favourite makes from local makers and stores so you’re spoilt for choice. Lucky you.

Flower and Home   Bean and Boy Rose Geranium    Dahlia Cake Studios Groovy Baby

  1. Beautiful Blooms: FLOWER & HOME. Nothing quite says “Love you Mum” like a beautiful bouquet of hand-tied blooms, and Leigh-based Flower & Home do it best. They have blooms to match every budget: bouquets or ready in a a vase from £15, Planters from £10 and Cacti in a Cup (our fave) for £5. – They’ll also be attending the Leigh Book, Film & Music Fair with us on the 25th of March (details HERE), so you can get mum some goodies and a lovely bouquet on your way home in time for the big day.
  2. Something Nice: FLY IN THE FACE. Snuggly handcrafted bobble hats from Westcliff Maker Fly In the Face. Available at local markets and online (along with loads of handmade goodies too). Adult-sized hats from £20. Order online and see more at They’ll also be at the Leigh Pop Up on the 25th of March 1-5pm @Moose Hall SS91SY. Just a short walk from the Book, Film & Music Fair if you’re going to make a day of it!
  3. Bath Smellies: BEAN & BOY. Bean & Boy natural soaps are entirely made by hand in Southend from the finest ingredients that are kind to skin. Gift boxes for Mothers Day including 2 soaps and a handmade facecloth £15, or individual soaps £4.95. Free local delivery. Order online and see more at (and visit us in person at one of our many events before Mothers Day – see our Facebook page for more info on where we will be.)
  4. Something Yum: DAHLIA CAKE STUDIO. Rochford maker Dahlia Cake Studio craft exquisite egg-free, gluten-free and dairy-free goodies. Especially for mum: 12 vegan handmade chocolate truffles for £5.99 with free delivery. We hear that their Lemon Drizzle Cake is a-may-zing! Order online and see more at
  5. Pocket Money Pressies and Finishing Touches: GROOVY BABY. Gorgeous Leigh boutique Groovy Baby has perfect pocket money gifts for mum handmade by local makers. Gifts for mum start from £2.50 and range from little trinkets of love and finishing touches to gorgeous gifts you can’t do without. Get yours in person from Groovy Baby, 210 Leigh Road SS9 1BS Leigh-on-Sea, or get in touch online at