How to Give Your Mum an Unforgettable Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is just around the corner and it’s a day I love – not just because I’m a Mum and I look forward to a ‘day off’ (if that’s possible) but because it’s an opportunity to spoil my own Mum.

There are all the gifts in the world to treat your Mum with this Mothers Day. But rather than a box of chocolates and a scented candle, perhaps what she’d love more is to spend some quality time with you.

Here are 8 alternative ideas to make Mum’s day this year:

  • Take her out for afternoon tea. It’s the ultimate indulgence, and there’s something to tickle everyone’s taste buds: from classic tea, hot chocolate, scones and jam with clotted cream and finger sandwiches to more unusual spreads with a glass of bubbly. I’ll take the lot, please.
  • Have her in your home and cook for her. If you’re going to do this, you have to go all out! Three courses, the best china and fanciest table cloth – roll out the red carpet for her and make her special!
  • For me, nothing says I love you like a spa retreat! Prepare yourself for ultimate relaxation! Potter around the pool in your cosy bathrobes and enjoy being pampered from head to toe! This is what Mum’s need once in a while!
  • A day out in her favourite city: If she’s a city girl, hop on the train into London town and enjoy shopping and a theatre production. Hamilton is all the rage at the moment. Browse the boutiques of colourful Notting Hill and its famous Portobello Market. Buy your mum a beautiful bunch of flowers on a visit to Columbia Road Flower Market.
  • A chilled weekend away: If she loves the countryside, why not take her to the New Forest for a getaway. Enjoy the wild horses as you walk or cycle through the woods and be sure to take a stroll by beach.
  • Book a fun class for the two of you. If she loves to cook why not try out a Chinese cookery class? If flowers are her thing, book a flower arranging class and enjoy some bonding time.
  • If your Mum is creative but also loves a night out, treat her to the best of both worlds. The Paint Republic offer a unique painting experience set in various venues around the country. Have a giggle and create a stunning piece to take home with you. Your Mum is sure to look back at her painting and remember the night with fondness!
  • Fancy something more adventurous? Why not take Mum quad biking, off road karting or rock climbing? If she’s got a wild streak, give her what she enjoys most!

Think outside the box this Mother’s Day rather than going along with all the cliches! Whatever you choose to do, have a wonderful time celebrating.

Love Maddie x

Pin me for later!



  1. 21st February 2018 / 9:57 pm

    So many lovely ideas for Mother’s Day. I am planning on taking my mum out for the day, perhaps for a nice meal followed by theatre.

    • 28th February 2018 / 4:41 pm

      That sounds lovely, a girls day out!

  2. 21st February 2018 / 10:32 pm

    These are great ideas especially since we are always looking to do something different every year.

    • 28th February 2018 / 4:42 pm

      Thanks, we hope you get to give some a go!

  3. 22nd February 2018 / 1:14 am

    I love that these are all about giving mothers a time to relax and just enjoy the day! Some me-time or self care ideas are great too, like that spa retreat! I’m sure any mother would appreciate any of these!

    • 28th February 2018 / 4:42 pm


  4. 22nd February 2018 / 10:59 am

    I do think experiences and doing things can sometimes say way more than physical gifts. I am actually away for Mother’s Day so I can taking my mum out for a nice meal when I am back x

    • 28th February 2018 / 4:43 pm

      Sounds lovely!

  5. 22nd February 2018 / 7:13 pm

    Ooo so many fab ideas for mothers day. I like the idea of the painting experiences for sure x

    • 28th February 2018 / 4:43 pm

      It’s fun to choose something creative to do together 🙂

  6. 22nd February 2018 / 8:50 pm

    Great ideas! I lve the idea of a spa retreat. That’s my idea of heaven, although mothers day itself is definitely about the kids for me!

    • 28th February 2018 / 4:43 pm

      Aw that’s sweet!

    • 28th February 2018 / 4:44 pm

      Thank you!

  7. 22nd February 2018 / 10:40 pm

    Experiences are always good on Mother’s Day. I know my mummy would love to be treated to an afternoon tea. Great suggestions x

    • 28th February 2018 / 4:44 pm

      Afternoon tea is amazing, one of our favourite past times!

    • 28th February 2018 / 4:45 pm

      Hopefully you can hint to your kiddies 🙂

  8. 23rd February 2018 / 11:28 am

    These are some great ideas to make Mothers Day a very special day. I may take some inspiration from you for my own mum

    • 28th February 2018 / 4:45 pm

      Hope the day is wonderful for you both!

  9. 23rd February 2018 / 11:30 am

    What lovely ideas. I’m sure most mums would love to experience any of these

    • 28th February 2018 / 4:46 pm


  10. 17th April 2018 / 7:47 am

    I will go with ‘A chilled weekend away’, it will make her feel relaxed and refreshed from her everyday chores.

    Thanks for Sharing Quality Ideas with us.

Leave a Reply

Your e-mail address will not be published.

CommentLuv badge

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.