Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

By Brooke March 2, 2017

Mothering Sunday originated as a Christian celebration to honour the Virgin Mary. Every year Mother’s Day is held on the fourth Sunday in Lent, exactly three weeks before Easter. Nowadays this annual celebration of mums is more about breakfast in bed, bouquets of flowers and handmade cards. With Mother’s Day approaching (26 March, you knew that) you are probably starting to wonder what to get her. Fear not, we have got relaxing, luxurious and unique gift ideas for you to make your mum’s day a special one this year and ensure she has the ultimate #MumsDayOff.

Personalised Gifts

For mums who are fans of traditional presents for Mother’s Day (chocolate, flowers, perfume, champagne etc.) why not treat them to what they love but with an added personalised edge to make the treat extra special. Let mum decide what perfume scent she truly wants with a personalised perfume set. She can design her very own customised fragrance from the comfort of home, picking sophisticated spices, woody notes or floral accords – whatever scent most suits her personality. No matter her preference, the perfume is guaranteed to be unique.

A bottle of bubbly is a tried and tested winning formula, so a bottle of personalised Brut Champagne should do the trick. This personalised touch to a much loved classic will help make the day that bit more special for mum. Or, does your mum always have her head in a book? How about a book club subscription? After receipt of the first box, a team of literary experts can make sure they understand the kind of books she wants (from classic to horror, humour to romance – they have it all). The first book suited to her tastes is sent out, followed by a new one for each month of the subscription.

Gifts for New Mums

Know a new mum or a mum-to-be? They deserved to be treated too, in fact maybe even that little bit more. The Mother’s Day spa package at Dolphin Square Spa in London offers a Morroccan-style ambience, spa facilities and decor and is ideal for those mums in need of some ‘me time’. With a 55 minute treatment on offer from a choice of a Toning and Slimming Cocoon, Artisan Facial, Luxury Hammam, Shea Butter Massage or a Sweetness in Bloom Massage, mum is certain to enjoy sheer relaxation. Don’t worry pregnant ladies can also take their turn as this indulgent pamper session is suitable for those in the second trimester and onward.

Mother's Day Gifts for New Mums - Welsh Yurt break
Family Meadow Yurt Retreat in Wales

Looking for a Mother’s Day gift from the kids? Then this rural Welsh yurt break could be just what you are after! The soul-soothing stay in a handcrafted Welsh yurt is perfect for a family of 4. Situated in a large, idyllic meadow (that’s covered in wild flowers in the summertime), this home from home more than covers all the essentials required for a cosy yet comfortable escape to nature. Toast marshmallows on the outdoor fire pit or spend an evening stargazing, what more could mum want than a chance to build and make memories with the family?

Don’t forget though, that as much as mum would love a spa day or even a family holiday, a spot of arts and crafts and handmade cards and presents will always go down a treat too.

Relaxing Gifts

It’s no secret that mums are always busy and rarely have a moment to themselves! So what better winning formula can there be than a relaxing spa day to give deserving mum’s some time to themselves and a chance to sink into tranquility, feel relaxed and to get rejuvenated. Allow mum to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life for a day of relaxation at a choice of over 30 Bannatyne Health Clubs across the UK. With a treatment, use of facilities and some invigorating exercise classes to take part in , expect mum to come home fully unwound and feeling refreshed.

Relaxing Mother's Day Gifts - Rowhill Grange Utopia Spa
Rowhill Grange

For a spot of rural pampering, why not send mum for an impromptu spa day at Rowhill Grange Utopia Spa. Rowhill Grange is a beautiful hotel set in nine acres of award-winning gardens in rural Kent. With access to luxurious facilities, a fitness suite and a healthy two-course lunch for two served up, mum will find it hard to believe that something this healthy can feel so indulgent!

If your mum is a huge foodie and would appreciate a different kind of relaxing but equally indulgent treat, why not take her for afternoon tea at Greenwoods Hotel and Spa. The Greenwoods Estate oozes grandeur and is surrounded by sensational landscaped gardens, making it an idyllic location for observing a much-loved tradition. With an assortment of finger sandwiches, freshly baked scones and a fine selection of cakes and specialty teas, this Essex afternoon tea is sure to impress.

Relaxing Mother's Day Gifts - Hallmark Gloucester
Hallmark Gloucester

Why make mum decide between a spa day or an afternoon tea this year when she could have a relaxing chocolate spa day which combines two of her favourite things! Choose from decadent treatments such as an all-over body scrub followed by the application of a sublime chocolate orange body oil, or an equally special lime and ginger scrub alongside use of the spa’s facilities. After unwinding in the spa, its time for mum to tuck into a tasty afternoon tea for with a chocolate twist and glass of pink bubbly each. Nothing says Happy Mother’s Day quite like this.

Unusual Gifts

Looking for a special Mother’s Day present and something a little bit different for an extraordinary mum? We have a few ususual Mother’s Day gifts up our sleeve! Does your mum love an adventure and isn’t scared of heights? Why not send her off on an exhilarating day climbing over the roof of The O2. The guided expedition is followed by a three-course meal and is perfect for a mum with a lively sense of adventure!

Unusual Mother's Day Gifts - Up at the O2
Up at the O2

Does your mum spend her Saturday nights watching BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing? Does she long to emulate the professionals and polish up her dancing skills? The chance to learn to dance from Kristina Rihanoff or Karen Hardy could be the perfect gift for her. The private dance class with both professional dancers is certain to leave mum itching to show off her skills on the next series of Strictly.

Luxury Gifts

Sometimes on Mother’s Day, you just have to spoil mum rotten with a really indulgent gift as a way of saying thanks for all she does. Let your mother experience the true meaning of luxury travel aboard the Belmond British Pullman. We guarantee no other train ride will be as memorable as a round trip for two aboard The Belmond British Pullman. Mum and her guest (hopefully you if you’re lucky) are served a three-course seasonal lunch by expert silver service staff and share a bottle of wine as fields roll by. Enjoy a inclusive bottle of Laurent Perrier champagne for the ultimate luxury Mother’s Day gift!

Mother's Day gifts - Orient Express
Belmond British Pullman

If your mum would prefer to dine on terra firma more than a moving train, why not treat her to a trip to Gordon Ramsay’s maze restaurant. The swish Mayfair hotel restaurant serves up delicious modern European food with Asian influences. With bottomless Prosecco and sushi Sunday brunch, sushi and sashimi platters to share, mum can enjoy Japanese classics accompanied by unlimited fizz. What a treat!

Now that you have your gift sorted (we hope), check out things to do on Mother’s Day with mum. Or if you still are looking for that perfect Mother’s Day gift, browse our Mother’s Day page to find something special! P.S Keep an eye Keep an eye on our social channels for a chance to win some of these amazing experiences to make #MumsDayOff a special one!

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