Top tips to treat mum this Mother's Day

This Mother's Day, treat mum to a little luxury. Gifts are lovely, but what do you buy for the mum who seemingly has everything?

1. Give a gift that keeps on giving!

Back in lockdown we hunted out the top gift ideas that could be enjoyed at home. Whilst some of those are still great ideas, making the shortlist of favourites for mum or grandma this Mother's Day are:

DIY gel nails kit

Perfecting the art of shiny gel nails at home was a popular pastime in lockdown. As well as saving mum spending money at the salon it also encourages her to enjoy some relaxation time painting her nails. You can also then buy gel colours as future gifts for Christmas and birthdays.

An oil diffuser or wax melts

Everyone loves a scented candle or diffuser. Nowadays, you can even buy personalised fragrances as wax melts, so you can choose mum's favourite scent as well as selecting a diffuser/burner that perfectly complements her home decor and style. There is so much choice.

Flowers

Opt for a subscription, a one-off delivery or buy a selection of seedlings to plant indoors, or on a windowsill or balcony. Flowers that come back year after year are a great option, and you can buy vases and planters as gifts for subsequent events. 

The Always Pan

For the mum who loves to cook... One pan to rule them all. The Always Pan is designed to take over from the frying pan, saute pan, steamer skillet, saucier, non-stick pan, spatula and spoon rest. So with the one pan, mum can do pretty much anything. 

A magazine subscription

Magazines can sometimes be considered a luxury expense and also something we can miss off our shopping list. If mum has a particular hobby or interest then see if there's a magazine subscription to suit. There's something for almost every interest and mum can look forward to the arrival of a new glossy read each month.

2. Unique gifts

For the mum who has everything, why not buy something unique and personalised. GQ Magazine has some great and unique gift ideas for mum. Some of our personal favourites are:

A personalised print

- This could be centred on special dates in mums life, photos, or meaningful lyrics. Notonthehighstreet has some good inspiration.

Handpainted portraits

- You send a favourite photo (ideally your mum's favourite) to an artist who then recreates the memory as a painting. Try Paintyourlife or you can often find local artists on Facebook and Instagram who offer this service (you'd be supporting a small business at the same time).

3. Give the gift of technology

For many older people, using new technologies can be a daunting prospect, but it doesn't need to be. Technology can help us to stay connected, to keep our mind and body healthy and can be a great source of entertainment.

  1. A Netflix or Disney+ subscription
  2. A Podcast subscription
  3. An Audible trial
  4. Amazon Alexa or Google Home device
  5. A new phone or tablet
  6. A Kindle or e-Reader
  7. A smart TV
  8. A food delivery

Tech gift ideas

4. Take mum out for a meal

Most restaurants will be doing something special for Mother's Day, be it a themed afternoon tea or tailored experience with mums in mind. 

At Audley Restaurants, we'll be serving a bespoke Mother's Day Afternoon Tea and a special Sunday lunch on 27th March. To make a reservation or view the menu please choose an Audley restaurant

We have 13 restaurants across the country, please see some examples below.

Find your nearest Audley restaurant

5. Recreate an afternoon tea at home

Dining out for afternoon tea is a popular choice for a Mother’s Day treat. If you don’t fancy eating out this Mother’s Day, then why not create the perfect afternoon tea at home?

At home, you can not only surprise mum with a beautifully presented selection of treats, but you can also make sure that those treats are her carefully selected favourites and tailor your menu perfectly for you and mum.

If your beloved mum is no longer here to celebrate Mother's Day, then celebrate her in a way that means something special to you. Take a trip to mum's favourite place, or look through some old photos and listen to mum's favourite songs. Even the smallest thing can help you to feel closer to her this Mother's Day.

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However you choose to spend Mother's Day this year, we hope you feel more inspired after reading this and other gift ideas.