Every year Mother’s Day comes around, and no matter how much we love our mums we’ll often find ourselves clueless on how to treat her.
What should you do? What gift should you get her? How do you show her how much you appreciate everything she does?
1. Finding the perfect gift
How do you make Mother’s Day extra special?
Keep it simple and classic with a beautiful bouquet of flowers.
Find out what her favourite flowers are and take them up to her in bed first thing in the morning to get the day off to a great start.
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Looking for something a bit more extravagant? You can’t go wrong with jewellery. Almost every mum will completely fall in love with a new pair of earrings or a necklace (especially if it’s from you).
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For a more personal touch, a locket with a special picture of you together inside would go down a treat, this way you can always be with your mum.
Speaking of pictures and being sentimental, a picture frame or a photo album is definitely something that your mum will love and appreciate forever. This idea can really show how much someone means to you. You could both look back at memories together in a photo album and have some quality bonding time.
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Sometimes the simplest ideas can work the best.
Have you got a big day planned for your mum? Booked a reservation at her favourite restaurant or perhaps you’re just taking her to a small local café.
No matter what you have planned, you could buy your mum a new outfit. Make your mum feel good inside and out.
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Don’t feel too comfortable choosing clothing or jewellery for your mum? Don’t worry, you can still get her something she’ll love.
Find out what scents she likes and choose a new fragrance for her. There’s nothing like the feeling of spritzing some new floral perfume on for the first time.
You can get up to 65% off High Street prices and an extra 5% NHS discount with our Fragrance Direct discount.
This Mother’s Day, I’d definitely recommend getting her a great bottle of perfume.
2. Taking her on a day out
Mums are always rushing around, thinking of everyone else and never themselves, make sure this Mother’s Day you find time to do what she wants to do.
Whatever activity fits her style, the whole family should get involved and make the day exactly what she wants.
Many mums spend quite a bit of time taking care of everyone else, and they tend to forget about taking care of themselves. If this sounds like your mother, make an appointment for her to be pampered at a spa.
She’ll love being pampered, having her hair done, getting a massage, and having a pedicure.
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If your mother enjoys nothing more than a day shopping and lunch at her favourite cafe, this will delight her and give her something to look forward to
If your mum is more into a quiet afternoon then afternoon tea for two might be more fitting.
Either taking your mum to a quiet café for a coffee or going all out with traditional afternoon tea with cakes and scones, this is a perfect way to have a catch up with your mum and get some quality time together.
Your mum might be the type to want a little bit more excitement in their days.
How does a cocktail masterclass sound? Not only are you being active and learning but you get to treat you and your mum to a few fruity cocktails.
If you can’t find a cocktail masterclass, nothing is stopping you from going on a cocktail crawl.
3. Letting your mum have the day off
We all have those moments when we think ‘if only there was someone here to wait on me hand and foot!’ well, after everything your mum has done for you, she deserves a day with this exact treatment.
Despite Mother’s Day being on a Sunday, this doesn’t stop mums from working really hard.
First things first, no cleaning, cooking or chores of any kind! Don’t let her do a single second of work.
After all, this is her day!
Your mum has spent enough time pushing a vacuum and mopping up your messes, so show her some love by cleaning her house.
Is your mum is always looking after your younger siblings? Let her have the day to herself and babysit the children.
If there are younger children in your family, get them involved too and have them bring her breakfast in bed or deliver flowers on your behalf.
If you’re giving your mum a special piece of jewellery, have the younger ones follow up with a homemade bracelet or card.
4. It’s the small gestures that make the biggest difference
If your budget isn’t the biggest or your mum doesn’t like a fuss, the small gestures can really make her day.
Don’t forget the card! Choose a Mother’s Day card she’ll like, write something personal and make sure it arrives on time. You can find a great range at Clintons, plus you can save with our NHS Discount.
Plan a family film night and make sure your mum gets to choose the movie! Include popcorn and her favourite drink (perhaps a glass of wine).
5. Your mum’s favourite food
What’s the best way to start off the perfect Mother’s Day? Breakfast in bed of course.
Either a full English, pancakes or just some porridge, your mum will really appreciate the extra time in bed to relax.
Don’t forget to include fresh fruit juice and a hot cup of coffee, just the way your mum likes it.
More often than not, mums are the best cooks in the family. So why don’t you give her a break?
Though the rest of the family might not have your mum’s talent in the kitchen, put in twice as much effort to create the perfect feast!
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Gather up recipes for ALL your mum’s favourite dishes, grab a nice bottle of wine, get cooking, then enjoy! Don’t forget dessert!
If you’re not the best a cooking, then take her out to the special place in town that she’s always wanted to go.
Either take the whole family or just the two of you for some quality time together.
6. Time to relax…
Believe it or not, but a long day of being treated can be a bit tiring.
Though all these activities may be fun and relaxing, give the family some downtime in their own home. The best memories are made when just spending time together.
To end the day, run your mum a bath with lovely smelling products so she can really relax.
Perhaps buy her new pyjamas or any other luxurious bedtime gift you can think of.
Hide it on her bed for her to find just before she falls asleep, complete with a chocolate on the pillow. This perfect end to a perfect day will ensure your mum has the best Mother’s Day yet.
Whatever you choose to do for your mom on Mother’s Day will be appreciated. She’ll love the fact that you thought about her and did something to make her day extra special.
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