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This Mother’s Day, Be Inspired By Our Collection Of Gifts For Ballet and Opera Lovers

March 01, 2024 4 min read

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When Is Mother's Day?   

Mother’sDay is celebrated three weeks before Easter in the United Kingdom, it typically falls in March, meaning that this year Mother's Day is on Sunday 10 March 2024. 

Here are some gift ideas for all the wonderful women in your lifeWe have collected our favourite gifts for Mother's Day, with options for every budget and interest. 

 

For the Doodlers, the Note-takers, the Multitaskers 

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Our collection of notebooks is inspired by our exceptional artists and stage. 

The auditorium notebooks, decorated with designs of our beautiful Victorian building, are the perfect memento to remind you of happy memories of the Royal Opera House.  

Create a gift bundle with other items in our shop such as pens, illustrated tote bags featuring our iconic Paul Hamlyn Hall or perhaps a cosmetic bag. 

Our Box Tote Bag features the Paul Hamlyn Hall with a gorgeous flower design referencing its heritage as the old flower market. The cosmetics bag is a perfect size for on-the-go essentials with a zip to secure whatever you need.

 

 

 

For the Chic and Stylish

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Add a piece of the Royal Opera House to her wardrobe with something special from our collection of accessories. The Maria Callas silk scarf, designed by Rory Hutton, was created to commemorate the birth of the famous opera star. Made from 100% silk and featuring quirky illustrations including her beloved poodle, this scarf will add a pop of red and humour to an outfit. 

Our Melody scarf, made from luxurious silk, mohair and cashmere, will add brightness to dreary, chilly winter days. 

Our curated selection of Kimonos and Gowns from One Hundred Stars are a fabulous choice for a Mother's Day present. The luxurious garments feature a variety of fun, bold and unique prints. The soft crepe material evokes the roaring 1920s and provides extra weight and less transparency which are sure to upgrade your chic, stylish persona. 

 

 

 

Jewellery

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Just Trade works with artists and craftspeople over the world to create ethically sourced fair-trade jewellery. Our collection is a treasure trove of unique Mother’s Day gifts, especially for any theatre lovers. Each piece is inspired by the Royal Opera House and the works performed on our stage.

If you are shopping for a ballet fan, our ballerina necklace or star necklace is a great gift idea to add some sparkle to your style. The magic flute bird pendant, inspired by the many motifs of birds throughout the opera, is made from tagua, also known as vegetable ivory, making it a wonderful choice for anyone conscious of sustainable materials.

 

 

 

For the Creative

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Written by our own Revival Workroom Manager, Amanda Hall, ‘Making Tutus' reveals the secrets behind the design of the iconic tutu. The book includes patterns, instructions and practical advice on how to make tutus.  Acting as a creative activity, this unique gift will allow creativity to spark and a wonderful way to connect with the special woman in your life. 

“Fabulous Book. Really enjoying this book, as a dance Mom who has been making costumes (tutus and more) for years, it has been wonderfully helpful.” 

Crafting can be a fantastic way to wind down mindfully or channel creative energy. Our Ola craft kits are made up of beautifully designed paper and the materials for crafting strings of rosettes. A perfect gift for inspiring creativity and sustainable decorating! 

 

 

 

Elena Deshmukh Ceramics

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Artist Elena Deshmukh has drawn inspiration from the Royal Opera House for this collection of ceramics, featuring iconic elements of the building, such as the blue and gold ceiling of the auditorium and the luxe richness of our red velvet curtains. Choose from bone china teacup and saucer, mugs, and trinket pots, all made in the pottery in Stoke on Trent. We also have some beautifully designed greetings cards featuring Deshmukh’s artworks for a unique Mother’s Day card for a ballet lover. 

Acting as a personal and elegant memento the trinket box is a great item for your mum to store her treasured keepsakes, acting as a thoughtful Mother’s Day gift. Made in the UK, this is a wonderful and sustainable Mother's Day gift idea. 

"Bought this as a gift and after seeing it now want one for myself. Supplying such an exceptional product for this price is amazing" 

 

 

 

 

Prints and Artwork

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With a variety  of vintage designs sourced from our archive to choose from, this artwork is an individual, unique, and thoughtful gift to show off her personality.  Our selection of prints and artworks is curated from our archives and includes vintage posters from past productions, beautiful shots of performers and more. Display the London gifts and love for classical music and dance in her home from just £12.00. 

 

 

 

 

 

Keep Your Options Open

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It is not always easy to find that perfect Mother's Day gift, our Shop Gift Vouchers are a greatoption, so they can make all the decisions! With our ROH gift shop  vouchers your mum is free to choose something together with you. With options of varying price ranges, this Mother's Day voucher means that gifts for mum have never been easier. 

 

 

  Shop the Full Mother's Day Range