6 ways to ace Mother’s Day
While we shouldn't need a particular date to treat Mum (hey, lady, she gave birth to you!) Mother's Day is always a good excuse to do something extra special. Cue our pick of six local gift ideas to show that you care.
We all know it’s the thought that counts, but not if that thought is a panic-stricken trip to the local supermarket’s petrol station for a wilting bunch of flowers (you know who you are). So, instead of earning yourself a place on the naughty step, get organised and treat the best woman in your life to something lovely this year. Or, if you’re a mum, send these brilliant local gift ideas on to your little darlings to give ’em a nudge.
Milton Keynes’ centre:mk is going all out for Mother’s Day and is your one stop shop for spoiling Mum rotten with loads of deals and events popping up across the shopping centre. First, we’ll be making a beeline for the John Lewis Beauty Retreat which is running tailored 50 minute ESPA Inner Beauty Facials. Basically it’s lying down for the best part of an hour, with no one bugging you to do something. Sounds like the greatest gift you can give a mother, right? More ways to spoil Mum here.
Indulgent, lashings of scones and a super-luxe five star hotel setting. Mum’s sure to love afternoon tea at newly opened The Langley in South Bucks. It’s hosted in the stunning Drawing Room – think original art and Palladian-style character mixed with contemporary interior design – and includes all the traditional trimmings. Upgrade to Champagne (I mean, why wouldn’t you?) for an extra £25. £45 per person.
Culture vulture for a mother? Get thee to the theatre. Our pick is Educating Rita, starring Stephen Tompkinson, coming to Wycombe Swan on 4 – 9 May. The much-loved original 1983 movie featured Julie Walters and Michael Caine so is likely to be a big hit among the mum crew. If you fancy eating before, the Muddy Award-winning hotspot Lata Lata is just a minute away for pre-show sharing plates. From £15.
A spa day is always a dead cert treat and the award-winning offering at Stoke Park is always a goodie. The new Spring Blossom Spa Retreat (running 1 Apr – 30 Jun) offers full use of the health, tennis and spa facilities, an 85 minute treatment and two course lunch. There’s also the option to gift wrap a voucher, so there’s something pretty to unwrap on the day. £160 per person.
You’ll find this bright, relaxed-fit knit at Muddy Award-winning Iris boutique in Amersham. It’s perfect for adding a splash of colour to a spring wardrobe, plus it’s definitely chic enough to borrow. Sharing is caring, right? £85.
If you’re looking for an extra-special that’ll earn you major brownie points, this elegant pendant from Thame and Bicester-based jewellery brand Biagio should do the trick. It’s made from 9ct gold and diamonds. Favourite child, moi?! £387.