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 (11 March, you knew that) you are probably starting to wonder what to get her. Fear not, we have got relaxing, luxurious and unique Mother’s Day gift ideas for you to make your mum’s day a special one this year and ensure she has the ultimate #RLDMums Day Off.
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. She can design her own customised fragrance, 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.
Bubbly is a tried and tested winning formula, so a champagne tasting evening should do the trick. This much-loved popular soiree takes place at several locations and includes tasty canapes. 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. Whilst many heat treatments or massages need to be avoided in later pregnancy, a day at a spa can still be really relaxing and the perfect getaway from it all before the big day.
Looking for a Mother’s Day gift from the kids? Then this yurt experience could be just what you are after! The soul-soothing stay in a handcrafted Welsh yurt is perfect for a family of four. Situated in a large, idyllic meadow (beautifully 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.
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 tranquillity, 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 Bannatyne Health Clubs. 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.
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. Grant her the opportunity to rediscover her inner radical relaxer, away from the challenges mums combat around-the-clock. 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 speciality teas, this Essex afternoon tea is sure to impress.
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.
Looking for a special Mother’s Day present and something a little bit different for an extraordinary mum? We have a few unusual 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!
Does your mum spend her Saturday nights watching BBCs Strictly Come Dancing? Does she long to emulate the professionals and polish up her dancing skills? The chance to learn to dance from Karen Hardy could be the perfect gift for her. The private dance class with this professional dancer is certain to leave mum itching to show off her skills on the next series of Strictly.
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 an inclusive bottle of Laurent Perrier champagne for the ultimate luxury Mother’s Day gift!
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!