That age-old question… What can you buy for a woman from a menswear store? If you’re still stuck on this one, Number Six has got you covered this week. We did the rounds and got a few of our staff members to pick out the bits they’d be happy to hand over to their own mothers. Putting family first is like second nature to us lot at Number Six. Don't let this mother’s day slip through the net, we've got a decent selection of gifts to help you out.
The Laboratory Perfumes Amber Candle tops every gift idea on the market. First things first, it smells incredible. If you’re not familiar with Laboratory Perfumes, they specialise in producing unisex fragrances in the heart of London. Amber is the original scent they first developed back in 2013, it’s what got the brand off the ground and it’s now become their signature. The candle is made from a glass beaker that you can reuse in the future, and the 40-hour burn time means it’ll last really well. At the Number Six store, we’ve always got a good supply of the fragrances to test, Amber’s become a staff favourite. Give this one a go for mother’s day and you won’t be disappointed.
Sandqvist have been a Number Six go-to for years now, and they’ve never let us down. Their work ethic is second to none, basing their designs on their own lifestyles back in Stockholm. With a blend of clean lines focused on urban living, and functionally, utilitarian design for Nordic forest adventures. I’m always leaning towards roll top backpacks as my go-to, so the Sandqvist Dante Backpack is spot on. With the rolled top you can make it a bit more compact when you’re travelling light, or extend it up to transport more than the essentials. It’s made from a cotton canvas with tan leather straps, and the colourway is super versatile. Guaranteed to suit anyone.
Rule of thumb: I think it’s hard to go wrong with a super nice bit of writing gear. The Traveler’s Company aesthetic is on the money right now, it’s modern engineering combined with traditional materials and techniques that produces timeless design. Everything is designed to age and wear well over time. The Traveler’s Notebook is made from a raw, unprocessed Taiwanese leather that’s known for developing a unique character as you use it more. The Brass Pen is an absolute classic. It’s made from exposed, raw metal which also ages nicely the more it gets used. It’s cleverly designed to extend and fold away into half its size after you’ve used it, and it fits perfectly into any pocket. We’ve also got refills available at Number Six for the notebook and pen, which makes for a mother’s day gift that just keeps on giving.