Mother's Day - 31 March 2019 (UK)


Mother's Day - Gift Ideas for Mum

Mother's Day in the UK is on Sunday, 31st March 2019.   But what do you get your Mum for a gift?

What do you think she would like to have or to do most?  Here are some ideas… would your mum love to…

Give Mum a gift membership to the National Trust

Enjoy lots of days out!

Would she like a gift which enables her to enjoy lots of days out exploring new places or revisiting much loved ones to escape for a few hours?  You could give her a  membership or a  magazine subscription  (The thing about magazine subscriptions is you can escape for a few minutes in the comfort of your own home!)  Mum could escape for a short time to a National Trust, the National Trust for Scotland, the RHS or English Heritage property with a year’s membership to have some peace and quiet and go on a journey of discovery.

Try something new

Would Mum like to try something new and learn a new skill?  Is there a time when she’s said “Oh, I’d love to have a go at that!” that you can think of?  Experience Days give you a great chance to try something new – and maybe discover a new hobby or interest!   Jewellery making, dance classes, pottery and ceramics, singing, recording, art and photography – find out more from Red Letter Days.

Art and bubbles from Red Letter Days
Two Nights for the Price of One Hotel Break  is available from Buy a Gift

Chill on a break

Does she just want to chill and have some rest for an hour, or a day or even on a short break?  And if so would she like or need to stay close to home or take off for a night or two?  Buy a Gift have a lot of choice with everything from spa breaks to city breaks, romantic breaks, theatre breaks, unusual breaks…. Head off to take a look at them here.

Tuck in!

Does she love treating herself and a friend or yourself to a gourmet treat such as Afternoon Tea?   The choice is just astounding now with something for practically every budget…And you can combine many Afternoon Teas or Cream Teas with an activity such as enjoying a garden, or creating a perfume.  Many give you the chance to add a glass of bubbly, or include one.

Sunrise Spa Morning with Treatment and Lunch at Ockenden Manor Hotel and Spa

Have some pampering

Would your Mum love to be pampered with a spa day or a spa break, or a massage, a facial or treatment?  Give her the chance to put her feet up and really chill and have some "me time".  Virgin Experience Days have lots of spa and beauty treats around the country.  Many are for two people or you can just give Mum the chance to escape and have some time on her own and get some peace!

Look for an adventure!

Or is she more of adventure seeking Mum, who wants to fly high in the sky with a vintage flight or on a hot air balloon ride, or give a driving experience a go?  There are water sports, flying and driving experiences – give Mum a chance to do something completely different!  Fly off to Buy a Gift for gift ideas for adventure loving Mums!

What about a Traditional Devonshire Sailing Day for one?

Go to an event!

What about giving her tickets to an event such as one of the RHS Flower Shows?  I gave this to my parents – we went to RHS Hampton Court Flower Show and had a fantastic time!  It’s a wonderful memory.

Grow something special

How about something for the garden or home which she can keep and which will grow such as a tree or rose bush?   These can be a great reminder of the way she’s nurtured and cared for you and of the love and bond between you. have trees and bushes you can choose by location, be it patio, conservatory, hallway, small garden, large garden plus other gift ideas as well.  That makes life a lot easier!

In loving memory

If your Mum has passed away, you may want to do something to think of her on this special day.   You could choose a location which your Mum loved and see if there is a chance to plant a tree in memory of her.  The Woodland Trust and Trees for Life both have such schemes, for instance.  I’ve planted trees with them in memory of my Dad, and it’s a big comfort to me to have done this.  He would have loved the idea too.