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Celebrating Mother's Day

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This year Mother’s Day falls on Sunday 14th March, and at time of writing, it has been announced that by then two people will be allowed to meet in an outdoor public space for a coffee, picnic or catch-up.

We’ve compiled our top treats for your mum, aunt, sister and all the amazing women in your life this Mother’s Day and ways you can celebrate.

Brunch

If you’re living in the same household or support bubble as the special woman in your life, why not start the day off with a homemade brunch. Bring the café to her with some of her favourite morning treats. It could be a full English, avocado on toast, pancakes or fruit and compote. If you don’t live near your mum, aunt, grandmother or sister, some local businesses may even do brunch by delivery!  Order yourself one too and catch up over zoom.

Venture outside

If your local restrictions allow, why not wrap up warm, grab a coffee and a pastry and walk to a local beauty spot. Make the most of the day with a dose of fresh air, a view and a catch-up! Maybe she loves gardening? You could offer to roll up your sleeves and help - spending the day together doing something she loves. If meeting up isn’t an option, why not schedule time to both go for a walk simultaneously and catch up alfresco over face time.

Pamper time

If your special person is missing the spa or beauty treatments, why not bring the spa to her. From luxurious bubble baths, relaxing candles and nourishing face masks, make sure she has everything she needs to feel relaxed from the comfort of her own home.

However you decide to spend Mother’s Day this year, make sure it’s one to remember with our collection of tried and tested Mother’s Day favourite gifts:

For those who love skincare

If she is a skincare fanatic, we have some gifts she’ll love.  Give her the gift of a healthy glow with Elizabeth Arden, Vitamin C ceramide capsules radiance renewal serum. These twice daily capsules brighten the skin, prevent moisture loss and improve texture, they're perfect to use on her face and neck. 

Give her the gift of youthful skin with the Elizabeth Arden ceramide lift and firm night cream. Replenishing the skin overnight, the cream will enhance the skin's natural barrier and smooth and refine the texture as well as diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Help her feel radiant with the Nivea Q10 power regime anti-wrinkle gift set. This three-step regime contains a firming day-cream with SPF15, a firming night cream to be used as a nightly moisturiser and the Q10 power bright eye cream to help reduce dark circles.

The Olay total effects day and night twin set will gently exfoliate her skin while hydrating it to help give it a fuller and firmer feel. Included is an anti-ageing day moisturiser and anti-ageing night firming moisturiser, both help to reduce the appearance of fine lines, soften rough textures and reduce the appearance of prominent pores.

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For those who love fitness

If your mum loves fitness and being active, treat her to some wearable tech like the Acme activity tracker. Worn on the wrist, this fitness tracker will help her monitor her activity, calories burnt as well as track her sleep. She will be able to access the data on the screen or in the mobile app. Easy to charge by a USB port, the Acme fitness tracker is compatible with Bluetooth v4.0 IOS and Android devices. Why not get one for you too and foster some healthy competition?

For those who deserve to be pampered

Encourage your special lady to take some time to relax and pamper herself with the Garnier moisture bomb face sheet mask. Inspired by Asian beauty, this pomegranate face mask takes 15 mins and will provide her skin with a weeks’ worth of serum. Suitable for sensitive skin, this sheet mask is infused with hyaluronic acid and plant serum to ensure its deeply hydrating.

The Westlab peace bath salts will allow your mum to have a relaxing soak while reviving her skin. With a blend of Epsom and dead sea salts, combined with essential oils, these 100% natural bath salts will revive both body and soul.

We’ve covered products to treat her skin but don’t forget about her hair. The Sukin replenishing hair masque contains shea and cocoa butters and nourishing vitamin E. It will leave her hair feeling smooth and manageable. She can use it as a mask by applying to damp hair after shampooing, as a leave in by applying lightly to damp hair or as a conditioner.   

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For those who love fragrance

With a floral bouquet, the Vera Wang lovestruck eau de parfum is a fragrance she’s sure to love. Inspired by the tale of Romeo and Juliet, this beautiful scent comes in an iconic glass bottle that’ll be a statement piece on any dressing table. Infused with scents of tuberose, lotus, angelica blossom and with tops notes of mandarin, orange and guava, Lovestruck is a scent she’ll love to wear year-round.

Feminine and glamourous, Michael Kors eau de parfum is the perfect fragrance for women who love a modern and classic scent. Crafted from the finest ingredients, this perfume has top notes of mandarin, mid notes of freesia and tuberose and base notes of musk. It is both fruity and floral and will keep her feeling refreshed all day.

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You could also create your own Mother's Day pamper set to send some treats to someone special.

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Updated 25th Feb 2021 - We recommend the coronavirus page on the Government website for more up to date information.