There’s no one quite like mum. Through the years, our mums do a lot for us, from changing our dirty nappies to putting up with teenage mood swings.
With Mother’s Day just around the corner on 31 March, it’s the perfect opportunity to show your mum just how much you appreciate everything she does for you, so why not make a start on planning the perfect day to give thanks to the most important woman in your life?
Find out the best ways to treat your mum and show her how much you care with our top 10 tips for a great Mother’s Day.
1. Book an afternoon at the spa
After a lifetime of running around after you, there’s nothing your mum deserves more than a day of putting her feet up and being pampered. Soothing music, fluffy robes, cooling face masks and therapeutic saunas – a spa day is the perfect way to show your appreciation. You might even want to go that extra mile and treat your mum like the queen she is by booking a massage or manicure. Look out for spas that offer afternoon tea to finish off your day with mum in style.
2. Bake something delicious together
Test your skills as a star baker. Baking is a great way to spend time with your mum and will more than likely be a bit of a nostalgic throwback to those weekend afternoons spent in the kitchen together as a child.
If she’s already a keen baker, take the time to listen and learn from her – this is the perfect opportunity to see if she’s ready to pass down that sacred family scone recipe. If not, you’ll still have plenty of fun seeing what quirky creations you can both come up with.
3. Indulge in some retail therapy
Mums are well practiced when it comes to putting themselves last, making sure everyone else gets the pick of the treats first. For one day, put her on the pedestal she deserves and enjoy a mini shopping spree to treat her a little.
After years of listening to her expert advice, it’s your turn to take the reins, helping her find that perfect new outfit for her wardrobe or encouraging her to treat herself to something a little extravagant.
4. Chill out on the sofa
Let your mum kick back and put her feet up on the recliner sofa this Mother’s Day by creating the perfect relaxation den at home. Splash out on her favourite treats, get out the blankets top up her glass of fizz and light an aromatic Yankee Candle or two to create the perfect setting for her to enjoy her latest TV shows or get stuck into a good book. For even more inspiration for helping her to unwind, check out our five secrets to ultimate relaxation.
5. Try something new
Whether you’re her first-born or the youngest of many, motherhood is a series of new adventures for your mum that lasts for years. And it doesn’t have to stop now you’re all grown up. Try something like dancing lessons or a pottery class. It’ll give you giggles and plant some fun memories you’ll remember for years to come. And you never know, it could even kickstart a new passion.
6. Go for a walk
Celebrate the start of spring and spend quality time with your mum by getting out and embracing nature. Whether you’re taking a serene stroll in the local park or heading further afield to explore some of the National Trust’s best loved gardens and nature reserves, a bit of fresh air and some quiet time together outdoors is the perfect way to feel close this Mother’s Day. Plus, the quiet surroundings will give you the opportunity to share all the reasons you love and appreciate your mum.
7. Check out an event nearby
There’s always a variety of events happening on and around Mother’s Day which cater to every kind of mum. Enjoy an afternoon of singing and dancing your hearts out at ABBA mania at the DoubleTree hotel in Liverpool, or create your own signature scent she can treasure at The Perfume Studios in London. It doesn’t even have to fall on Mother’s Day – just let her know you have big plans coming up to celebrate the occasion and book some tickets to give her a surprise she’ll always remember.
8. Help her with the gardening
Spring is the perfect season for gardening, as new blooms begin to sprout and give the garden that pop of colour that brings it to life. If your mum has a green thumb, helping her with her passion is a great way to give thanks. Not only that, buying and planting some new flowers together means she’ll have a lovely reminder of this special day every time she looks out the window.
9. Do something daring
To truly make this Mother’s Day an unforgettable memory you’ll both cherish, push yourselves to be bold and do something completely out of your comfort zone. Whether that’s skydiving, go-karts or quad-biking, organise it as a surprise or pick something together.
10. Take the reins in the kitchen
Don the apron and treat your parents by rustling up a stunning Sunday roast for the family. Get your Yorkshire pudding recipe at the ready, get the joint in the oven, gather the family and treat your mum to a lovely meal to round off your Mother’s Day celebrations together.
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