Of all the gifts life has to offer, a loving mother is the greatest of them all.”
Mother’s Day is coming up soon, and although you should always love your mum, this is the day you should go all out and treat her to show your love and appreciation for her. It is a day to say thank you for all she has and will do for you in your life, so make it a special one.
This year it falls on Sunday 6 March, right at the beginning of spring, so if the weather permits, treat her to some outdoor activities like a picnic in the park or a delicious al fresco meal on the banks of the Thames.
Mums work hard, from looking after you if you are a child, advising you as a young adult and loving you and your family as an adult, mums are always working. Why not treat her to a wonderful day of pampering.
There are loads of spas in and around London that will offer Mother’s Day deals for you to choose from. You can spend the day with her, send her on her own or with a friend for a relaxing massage and delicious, healthy lunch. There is no need to splash out if you are strapped for cash, get creative and make her home into a spa, give her a shoulder massage, paint her nails and make her a light lunch.
You can’t go wrong with an afternoon tea! Take her to a posh hotel for an afternoon tea where she can be treated like royalty, and surprise her with tickets to a movie in the cinema or a West End show she has been dying to see.
Try to think of things she will enjoy doing. A box of chocolates and flowers are lovely gifts, but an experience stays in the memory forever.
For parents who have young children, husbands you need to step up here! Help your children cook their mum some breakfast or lunch and then offer to keep them occupied for the rest of the day so mum can relax and take a day off. She will thank you for it!
But most of all, if you plan either an extravagant day full of activities or a simple day spent at home, spend time with her, ask her questions and listen to her. Our mums are the most important women in our lives and we should always try to spend as much time as we can with them.
By Sarah Coughlan