Happy Mother's Day 2013

Sons, if there isn’t a big red circle around Sunday March 10th on your calendar then there should be. Mother’s Day comes nice and early this year, so make sure that you are well prepared with ideas on how to treat your dear old mum.
Flowers and chocolates are all very well, but spending quality time with her son this Mother’s Day is likely to be right at the top of every mum’s wish list. Short on ideas? Read on:

Fine Dining

If you have some spare cash to splash there’s surely no better way to spend it than treating your mum? Whisk her off for a fine dining experience at the best restaurant in town, and show her how much she means to you.

Put some effort into dressing for the occasion and encourage your mum to enjoy dressing up too. You could even book her in at the hairdressers for some pampering!

If you have a wardrobe full of casual clothes, you’ll find shirts, trousers and a great selection of men’s ties at bargain prices at George online or in store. Take a look when doing your weekly shop and make sure that your mum is extra proud to be seen on your arm.

Afternoon Tea

If dinner at a high-end restaurant is out of your price range, don’t worry – there are some less pricey alternatives that are just as lovely. Many posh places offer a traditional afternoon tea at a fixed price, with many fantastic deals to be found for under £20pp. Your mum is sure to be delighted to be served tea out of a traditional china pot, with dainty sandwiches and fancies on the side.

You could also consider lunch as a more reasonably priced option, with fixed price lunch menus offering very good value for money.

Or, go for the personal touch and cook for your mum at home instead. Whether you serve her afternoon tea or a three course gourmet delight, do not let her tackle the washing up afterwards!

A Walk in the Park

When money really is too tight to mention, it’s time to get back to basics and appreciate the simple things in life. Accompany your mum on a nice long walk, perhaps topped off with a cuppa and a cake at a nearby café. On Mother’s Day, it’s not the cost but the company that counts.

A Night at the Theatre

If your mum loves the theatre but perhaps doesn’t get the chance to go as often as she’d like, treat her to tickets. Local theatre productions and discounted matinees don’t have to break the bank.

Shop till you Drop

Ok, so it may not be your idea of a great day out, but Mother’s Day isn’t about you. Treat your mum to a day out shopping, and I don’t mean groceries at the local supermarket! Be sure to pick up the bill and the bags and you’re guaranteed a very happy mum at the end of the day.

One day a year isn’t much to ask when you think of everything that your mum does and has done for you. Be a top son and treat your mum this Mother’s Day – she deserves it!

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