If you really want to treat Mum to a Mother’s Day to remember, why not choose from the many experiences available that are fit for a Queen?
Perhaps you would be better off investigating indoor gift experiences if you aren’t confident that the March weather will fall in with your plans, or Mum is known to reach for her headscarf at the first hint of rain. A John Lewis pampering shopping day could be ideal – it’s by appointment to the Queen, after all!
A jewellery-making class is great fun for Mums of a creative bent, and she’ll have a beautiful hand-made keepsake to treasure afterwards. Even though she might not get to make anything worth a cool couple of billion pounds (the estimated value of the Crown Jewels).
Elizabeth I was famous for her love for theatre, and her passion – has left its mark on London centuries later, as well as work by writer such as Shakespeare and Marlowe. Why not treat Mum to a theatre-themed break in the capital or a tour of Shakespeare’s Globe if she shares this enthusiasm?
Give Mum the chance to get her glad rags on (don’t forget the white gloves!) and put a few quid on her favourite horse by treating her to a horse racing day for two. We know Her Majesty loves a flutter on the horses and your mum is sure to have a great day out.
Perhaps your mum is the adventurous sort? The Queen is partial to a spot of fly fishing when the Royal Family is staying at Balmoral – her ability to read the waters of the River Dee like a book and know exactly when the fish are likely to be jumping is legendary. Let your Mum hone her skills with an introductory trout fishing course. And if you’re after something even more daring, how about medieval jousting? We can’t promise that the present Monarch has ever given it a go, but her ancestors certainly did!
Steve Alexander has been finding out about some of the best Mother’s Day gifts available.