Mum’s the Word

March; the marvellous month of Mothers. Daffodils are in bloom, spring is well and truly on the horizon and with it our thoughts turn to our wonderful mums — and how best to spoil them this Mother’s Day.

Aren’t mums brilliant?  They say that there is no love like a mother’s love – unconditional, unwavering and equipped with enough cups of tea to put a lifetime of woes to rights. If you’re looking for ways to show your mum just how great she is, head to the Clarendon Oxford where we’ve rounded up some of the best treats in town.

Finding new and exciting ways to treat your mum each year can be tricky at times, but adding a touch of relaxation into her life should always be encouraged. The Body Shop’s ‘Spa of the World’ Blissful Escape is a good place to start. Enriched with kukui oil from Hawaii and precious cupuaçu nut oil from the Amazon, this pampering gift pack is super luxurious and will be a much welcomed ‘me time’ treat.

Complete the ‘spa’ experience with a Parks London Original 4 Wick Aromatherapy Candle from Robert Dyas. Uplifting aromas of citrus combine with fragrant bergamot and cedar undertones — and did we mention that this candle has FOUR wicks?!

Say it with flowers AND chocolates from Thorntons this Mother’s Day. Both are timeless classics that will be sure to go down a treat. And if you’re in her good books, she might just share…

What does your mum like doing in her spare time? Baking? Walking? Zumba? Robert Dyas have lots of gift ideas to suit the active hobbyist. If gardening is her thing, then how about these Briers Birds & Branches cotton gloves? These colourful and durable gloves are perfect for everyday potting and planting — just in time for spring.

If your mum’s a lady of tradition and is reluctant to change, take her out of her comfort zone and surprise her with something new. Varying your fragrance can really transform and enhance the mood — who knows, it might even make her feel like a new woman. Gucci’s ‘Bloom Acqua di Fioro’ gift set expresses modern femininity with its hints of jasmine, sandalwood and blackcurrant bud. Find this at The Perfume Shop.

Continuing the ‘new year, new woman’ theme, this Rosina Mozart High Neck Jumper from French Connection is bang-on-trend for SS19. With its bold, block colour of cool blue she’ll feel fresh and current whilst staying cosy. Complete the look with these timelessly elegant 9ct gold pearl earrings from Goldsmiths.

Ultimately, what your mum will love most of all, is to spend some time with you. Taking her out for a decadent, afternoon tea is almost guaranteed to please. Purchase the ‘Traditional Afternoon Tea for two’ experience from MenKind and let her choose the location.

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