The Complete Mother's Day Guide

Want to really impress mum this year and give her a day worthy of her greatness? Then a humdrum bouquet won't cut it. The mother of mother’s days includes a gift, a meal, as well as a day out that you typically forgo to spend with your friends or SO. Whatever your mum's style and interests, we have a plan that has you covered.

Powerhouse Mum
She’s twice your age yet somehow gets twice as much accomplished. Whether it’s board meetings, charities, running her own business and/or attending to a never-ending list of hobbies, Powerhouse Mum is Busy.

Make her: If you dine out as much as she does, you'll also develop an eye for presentation. Opt for Hemsley and Hemsley's Oven-Baked Asparagus and Eggs.

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Take her:  Help her wind down at the recently opened Agua Bathouse & Spa at the Mondrian London. Treatments start at £15 and they have a fabulous lounge area.

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Give her: Clean, no-nonsense designs in neutral colours. 1. Cashmere Two Tone Sweater 2. Star Print Long Sleeve T 3. Cotton Pintuck Dress

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Lifestyle Mum
A walking dictionary of superfoods, this mum had you eating kale way – way before it became popular. She gives you personal development books for your birthday and can do one heck of a shoulder stand.

Make her: She'll surely be impressed by this amazingly nourishing - and attractive - Roasted Aubergine and Tahini Bowl from Deliciously Ella.

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Take her: If there’s a workout she hasn’t tried yet, it may very well be Barrecore, the ballet-inspired routine that’s as challenging as it comes, but will nonetheless make for a great bonding sesh. Barrecore studios are based in Chelsea, Kensington, Mayfair, Wimbledon, Chiswick and Alderley Edge.

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Give her: Staples in relaxed yet elegant shapes with whimsical detailing.
1. V Neck Sweater 2. Hello Goodbye T 3. Silk Pocket Dress

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Traditional Mum
Instagram still eludes the ladylike Traditional Mum, who enjoys developing photos and making albums. She puts the ‘mum’ in ‘mumsy’ (in a good way) and enjoys domestic pursuits such as baking and gardening.

Make her: She'll love Hemsley and Hemsley's Chestnut Flour Pancakes & Orange Blossom Coconut Yoghurt, a healthy, modern take on the classic breakfast dish.

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Take her: Chances are your Traditional Mum has already been to the Columbia Road Flower Market, but London’s urban flower sanctuary really comes alive on Mother’s Day. Remember to go as early as humanly possible to avoid uncomfortable crowding.

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Give her: Liberty floral prints, soft silks and boldly feminine colours.
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Liberty Patch Cardigan 2. Silk Short Sleeve Shirt 3. Liberty Dress

mother's day londonClearly, not everyone fits a mould. If your mum falls somewhere in between, feel free to mix and match ideas to plan the ideal day and find the perfect gift for your mum. However you spend it, we hope your mums feel truly special this Mother's Day.


Image of Columbia Road Flower Market courtesy of nomadicalsabbatical.com