*This post is sponsored by L’Occitane
Mother’s day is right around the corner (next Sunday to be specific) and if you’re anything like my boyfriend or my brother, you won’t even be worrying about it yet. But if you’re like me, you’ll be a) totally organised or b) stressing that you haven’t finished picking out all your gifts and how to make the day perfect for the main lady in your life. I’m currently in the latter boat – whoops!
Whilst Mother’s Day isn’t all about the gifts, I’m definitely a great advocate for treating your parents when you can. When I wasn’t earning, I used to take my mum out for coffee as her mother’s day gift as this is something we often do together but she usually pays. Now I’m a little older (and more importantly, earning a wage of some sort) we take it in turns to pay so it doesn’t feel like that much of a treat. This year I’ll be splashing out a little more. She loves L’Occitane, especially the Shea Butter Foot Cream, and this year they are selling a whole host of Mother’s Day gift sets. L’Occitane is indulgent body care that every mother truly deserves, with my personal favourite being the Shea Butter Hand Cream. Seriously, treat your mum (or yourself) to the best hand cream you will have ever tried.
Another idea that I shared with a work colleague is taking your mum out for afternoon tea, which can be as extravagant or as reigned in as your want it to be. If you’ve only got a small budget, you can make your own at home (try making my favourite lemon cake recipe; it’s to die for) or take your mum on my personal favourite budget afternoon tea idea: M&S afternoon tea. It’s around £13 for two, which considering a sandwich and a drink would usually cost around £5-6 each it’s a total bargain! If your budget can stretch a little further, champagne afternoon teas are always a winner – either locally or splashing out on a weekend in a new city.
I know my mum loves receiving flowers, and Mother’s Day comes at the perfect time to buy beautiful blooms. The spring colours are out and their are flowers available for all budgets – from £1 bunches of daffodils (another of my mum’s favourite things), to £50 bouquets – I know that most mothers will appreciate being presented with some flowers next Sunday. Hey, I might even treat myself to a matching bunch!
Being totally honest, my mum is one of my best friends. We spend a lot of time together now I’m living back home; having frequent cinema trips, coffee dates and girly shopping evenings. But she still deserves the best I can give her and I can’t wait to spoil her this mother’s day!
How are you planning to treat your mum this Mother’s Day?