Finding a Mother’s Day gift can be extremely challenging. The idea of strolling around the shops, looking for clue after clue about what to buy is a nightmare. Fortunately, London’s department stores will be well-prepared for the Mother’s Day rush, providing plenty of inspiration the second you step through their doors.


Harrods is probably London’s most well-known upmarket department store and is located on Brompton Road in Knightsbridge. It was established more than 160 years ago and is known for its boutiques of super-brands, many of which have products that are exclusive to Harrods. The food halls have a wide range of luxurious teas, chocolates and fresh foods. Perfect if you’re looking for unique culinary delights.



Selfridges is one of the world’s finest department stores. It is located on Oxford Street and has six floors of floor space spanning 10 acres. The store contains the world’s largest department for denim, which always has stock of over 11,000 pairs of jeans. With high-end fashion, jewellery and electronics, there are plenty of opportunities to find the perfect Mother’s Day gift.

Harvey Nichols

Harvey Nichols is one of London’s most prestigious department stores and owned by the Debenhams chain. It is located on Sloane Street in Knightsbridge, close to its main rival, Harrods. For brand name merchandise there’s no better place. With over 200 of the world’s most desirable fashion brands, it’s vast selection is unrivalled.


Liberty is situated inside a huge Tudor building on Regent Street. All of the products in store are cutting edge and unique, making it the perfect department store if you’re looking something truly original. Liberty shoppers literally travel the world looking for designers worthy of the Liberty label; therefore, the five floors of fashion accessories, beauty products, home-ware and antiques won’t just adorn common brand names, but would have been carefully sourced from around the globe.

Fortnum & Mason

Fortnum & Mason is a food hall that’s located in Piccadilly. It was established over 300 years ago and still retains many of its pre-war features. The Royal Family have been known to frequent the establishment, which demonstrates how luxurious their product line is. While the selection of perfumes, furniture and home-ware pales in comparison to some of London’s other, larger department stores, the food and glutinous delights are unbeatable. With a vast selection of hampers and delicacies, there’s no better place if you’re buying for a foodie.

Each of London’s department stores offer a unique shopping experience that simply cannot be compared to the other. While some are better for unique products that you wouldn’t find on the high street, others are more suitable for common luxury brands. Regardless of where you go, you will almost certainly find a gift of impeccable quality and style.

If you’re completely lost for ideas or would rather buy a memorable experience, consider a trip on The London Helicopter. There are selection of sightseeing offers available, each providing a unique perspective of the city and nearby sights.

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