With Mother's Day fast approaching, if you haven't had time to arrange something special, stop panicking and take a look at some fantastic last-minute gift ideas.
Time with the family
Whether your children are big or small, time with the family is high on the list and it doesn't cost a thing. Make it special by waiting on your mum hand and foot so she can spend the day relaxing.
Create a home spa
It's easy, just treat your mum with a luxurious bubble bath with Laura Mercier Creme Brûlée Honey Bath (£33), a rich, creamy bubble bath that leaves skin feeling soft and supple as well as smelling delicious.
Pair this up with the matching Laura Mercier Crème Brulee Soufflé body crème (£45). This is a seriously nourishing cream with shea butter and vitamins A, E and F whipped into a fluffy texture that melts into the skin with the same delicious créme brulee fragrance. For something a little lighter but equally as decadent, buy her the Ren Moroccan Rose Otto bath oil (£30) that is one of the most luxurious oils you can buy.
Membership or subscriptions to her favourite interest is a great gift that keeps on giving. It could be to the National Trust so you can enjoy lots of days out up and down the country or maybe even membership to London's National Theatre for all year round culture.
If you want to gift something physical, a subscription to her favourite magazine, selections from The Willoughby Book Club or a beauty package like My Little Box, that has a bit of everything in it, will make sure she has gifts coming through the door every month until next year's Mother's Day.
Going out is always a winner and doing something different with the family will make the day memorable.
If you have young children and are living in London, try the Horniman Museum and Gardens. Again and again, this museum has been voted the most child-friendly museum and has an eclectic collection with interesting exhibitions, a city farm, huge garden and aquarium.
The Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool is a perfect day out for all the family and is full of beautiful paintings and sculptures to invigorate the imagination. Take a casual stroll around and relax in the many cafés and restaurants.
Living in Scotland you may not have had the chance to experience Edinburgh from an aerial view so why not indulge and take your mum ona helicopter tour (£89) of the beautiful city and see the amazing castle from a completely new perspective. This breathtaking experience is one she will never forget.
If you're living in the south of England, Penzance in Cornwall is one of the most beautiful places in the UK and the open air Minak Theatre never gets old. Go and see some Shakespeare, jazz or a musical in a way you never have before. Set in the cliffs looking out over the Atlantic, the idyllic setting and stunning views makes for a truly wonderful experience.
Always a favourite for special treats, there are so many afternoon tea delights to try out, there will be one to suit every mum.
Le Caprice have created an adorable Perrier-Jouët Modern Mayfair Garden outside their tucked away restaurant where you can enjoy lunch glass of Perrier-Jouët Champagne over lunch before nipping over the road to the Painting in the Modern Garden exhibition at the Royal Academy, as well receiving a Floris London gift bag with Rose Hand Cream and a Jermyn Street fragrance sample. What more could you want? It costs £38 per person, call 020 7629 2239 to book.
Arlington Street, London SW1A 1RJ
Kurobuta at Harvey Nichols has just launched Tokyo Tea Party by Scott Hallsworth that is laden with delicious tea treats with an Asian twist. Chicken Katsu sandwiches, Green Tea Ice Cream Lollypops and a host of juices or Prosecco. Starts at £19 per person, served 3-6pm.
Harvey Nichols, 109-125 Knightsbridge, Fifth Floor, London, SW1X 7RJ, www.kurobuta-london.com
Cutter and Squidge, the super-cute Soho bakery has just launched its afternoon tea in time for a little mum spoiling. Making the traditional classic their own, you will be served adorable treats and sandwiches, as well as its signature Biskie (biscuit/cookie/cake fusion) in bamboo steamers, rather than tiered plates, to add a bit of fun to the treat. Then you can wash it down with a glass of signature Oomph-ade, its own non-alcoholic drink that blends coconut water, fruit and botanicals. Costs £24.50 per person (minimum two people to order). Served 12- 4.
Brewer Street, Soho, London, W1