A tradition that dates back centuries, the day was originally marked by the reunion of mothers with their children who would otherwise be working as apprentices or domestic servants, with this day being a special holiday for children to take time off and visit their families. With more of us living further away from home and loved ones than ever before, the time we spend with our Mums on Mother’s Day is all the more special, with many people spending more on Mother’s Day gifts and experiences than any other festivity besides Christmas.
From 2016, studies have shown that there has been a rise in Mother’s Day shoppers looking for experiences to gift their mothers over physical products, something which has gone down well with Mums across the UK. A meal out, trip away or spa break can make the most of the time you have with your mum on this special day while allowing her to put her feet up and relax.
According to Google data, millennial moms are looking forward to a chance to rest, while moms ages 35 and up would love a meal with their family. With this in mind, we thought we’d try and wrap up what Mum’s really want this 11th of March.
After Valentine’s Day, the most searches related to restaurant reservations happen most often on Mother’s Day, with 55.9% of people planning to purchase a dinner in 2017. Whether you choose to spend the day together and take your mum for lunch, or you can spare the evening for a sophisticated dinner, there are plenty of offers across Plymouth to make use of and make your mum feel special.
What better way to help Mom relax than a day at the spa? That seems to be the general thinking, as the most searches for spa days happen around Mother’s Day. A full day of pampering can help your mum unwind, and give you the chance to spend some quality time together. There are some fantastic venues on offer nearby, with many offering everything from food to facials. Why not take a look at our review of China Fleet Country Club for some inspiration?
20% of UK moms would like a lie in as a gift, so how about a hotel lie in with a fancy breakfast to wake up to? If you’re not a culinary master when it comes to breakfast, look no further than a hotel to do it for you. Whether it’s a trip away to their favourite location, a new town to explore, or even a simple stay in a venue closer to home, celebrate the special day by treating your mum this March.
These days searching for gifts begins online for most of us. With searches for ‘unique’ mother’s day gifts up 1.6%, it is no surprise that experience days come out on top. With so much on offer, it is likely you’ll be able to find a day’s fun for your mum, no matter what she’s into. Often perfect for the sporty or active mum, these experiences are idela for those mums who may not rush to a pamper day but prefer to get stuck into an activity. There is nothing more unique than trying something new together.
If you’d rather give a physical gift this year, try something sentimental and personalised. This has been the general growing trend in Mother’s Day gifting since 2012, but you don’t have to hand-make a gift for it to be unique. Instead, head over to the range of online sites which offer a great selection of presents you can add photos and messages to. You’re mum will no doubt cherish these for a long time.