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It may be called ‘Mothering’ Sunday, but maybe the name needs a reboot. It just sounds ever so slightly pedestrian and doesn’t really inspire either you or mother to get excited about the day. There really is more to life than a box of chocolates. Remember why you love hula hooping or drinking wine, singing in the bath or dancing until dawn.  Because she showed you the fun of it all. Now it’s your turn to remind her………….  Take a look at 3 of our favourite experience gifts for Mothers Day.

Charity Shop Hop


Photo credit: Style Lingua (check out Carolin's review)

A mother and daughter favourite at The Indytute. Join our wonderful stylist, Sanna, and her guided adventure of the hottest charity shops in the four corners of London. Find 80's treasures in Dalston to almost new designer dresses in Nottinghill. 

"The afternoon went over way too fast and Sanna has been an incredible guide, knowing a lot of labels and fabrics and she’s given me some great tips how to spot a “true” vintage find amongst the usual clutter." Carolin, Style Lingua


Terrarium Design School


A bestseller for The Indytute. What could be more enjoyable than creating a sustainable biosphere (aka a Terrarium) that lasts forever, a memory of good times on your shelf. We've heard even the very worst of green fingers can keep them alive and well after the class has ended.

"We are so pleased with our terrariums. They have stayed looking wonderful and have needed very little care. We love them!" Zenia

Fine Dining... on a Bus!


Bus and gourmet - two words you never thought you would hear together, but the brains behind 'Bustronome' have achieved the impossible. Fine dining or afternoon tea on board a bus. A brand new experience for us... and we love it! This experience will reignite your love of London if you're a local or a fantastic present for visiting parents and friends that want to do something totally different.

"Falling in love with a city is easy. But falling back in love with it after a decade? That takes a bus, six courses – and a whole new perspective." The Independent Review 


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