Mother’s Day doesn’t have to just be flowers and cards—it offers up a great opportunity for some bonding time with your children, friends, and family. Here are our top five ways to pamper, refresh and relax in the spirit of the big day.
Whether you’re blessed with biological children, an adopted family or are simply a great and powerful support to the younger people in your life, March is officially the month of the Mother.
With International Women’s Day coinciding with Mother’s Day itself, there's never been a better time to celebrate the inspirational parents and women in your life—or to treat yourself!
Marriott: Relaxation day for two
Nothing says "treat day" like a trip to the spa. With 16 locations across the country, Marriott hotels offer great value for money at just £55 per two people via Virgin Experience Days.
As well as the use of health club and leisure facilities, each participant can indulge in a 25-minute back, neck and shoulder massage, all presented with a personalized voucher and message card.
Why not go the whole hog and treat your loved one to a new swimsuit for the occasion? Figleaves, Sweaty Betty and Simply Be have some great options to suit all body shapes.
Personal shopping at Selfridges
In need of a new look? A personal shopping session may be just the ticket. Whether you’re shopping for a special occasion or just fancy sprucing up your everyday wardrobe, the team at Selfridges are knowledgeable and friendly, guiding you through a huge selection of brands with a glass of prosecco on hand.
Two-hour appointments are available at Manchester, London and Birmingham branches, with smaller stores varying in their offering. Call ahead for details, or trial other department stores—Debenhams, House of Fraser and Liberty of London all have personal shopping offers too.
John Lewis beauty retreat
If beauty is more your thing, John Lewis should be your go-to. With names such as Clarins, Blink Brow and Elemis Spa (amongst others) all appearing in various branches, a gift voucher can be booked online for experiences as diverse as microblading and pedicures right through to wrinkle-reducing skin peels.
A consultation for a make-up counter within John Lewis stores also makes a great gift—Bobbi Brown and Benefit are amongst our favourites for mother-daughter make-up tutorials and simple, glowy application tips.
The Acorn Wellness Retreat
An escape to the Yorkshire moors is enough of a treat in itself, but to truly connect mind, body and spirit, a trip to The Acorn Wellness Retreat in Harrogate is a must.
Let the stresses of everyday life melt away with mindfulness meditation, try a Yoga package or get up to speed on nutrition with a vegan-cooking workshop.
With a sauna, steam room and various treatments also on offer, you can choose between an overnight stay or a specific class visit, tailored to cater for whatever ails you.
Sketch Afternoon Tea
There’s no afternoon tea quite like Sketch—set within plush pink surrounds and offering sumptuous pastries, it’s easily one of London’s most recognizable hotspots.
A trip to Sketch is a treat any day of the week at £58 per person, but if you’re looking to go one step further, they have a special Mothers day weekend serving—assorted finger sandwiches, scones, cakes and tartlets all washed down with a glass of Pommery Brut Silver Champagne.
It may cost £80, but it’s a tea you’re likely to remember forever.