With limited things to do in lockdown, there’s a sense of doom surrounding Mother’s Day 2021. However, even if we’re unable to see them in person – there are plenty of other ways to make our mums feel extra-special!

This week, we’re sharing some lockdown Mother’s Day inspiration – including gift ideas and activities you can do from the safety of your home that will brighten your mum’s Sunday. 

A Breakfast Delivery

Breakfast in bed has always been the ultimate way to make your mum feel pampered on her special day. Just because you can’t bring her warm pancakes, hot bacon and a cup of strong coffee on a tray – doesn’t mean the concept is completely out of the window this year. 

Go one step further – plan ahead and create a surprise breakfast hamper! If your mum is a caffeine addict, why not treat her to a coffee plant in a cup from Van Hage? Not only do these grow beautiful flowers, but after a few years, the coffee arabica plant will reach maturity and can produce a pound of beans per year – that amounts to 45 cups of coffee!

Gift Ideas

Is your mum hard to buy for? Well, fear not – we have a variety of lovely gift ideas that are sure to leave her feeling special. With clothing, jewellery, toiletries, candles, home comforts and more; Van Hage at Peterborough One has your Mother’s Day covered!

The garden centre stock luxurious toiletries from the English Soap Company, Somerset Toiletries Co and Baylis & Harding. If your mum would prefer a new home fragrance, we particularly recommend the Heritage Collection from Ashleigh and Burwood. Van Hage also have an incredible collection of jewellery to choose from, including the stunning Indulgence and Joma ranges!

Our friends at The Works also have a variety of great books and art materials on their website! If you’re feeling crafty, why not win your mother over with creativity? They have everything you need from paper shapes to needle and thread! 

For Pet Mums

When it comes to your mother’s affection, do you often feel as though you play second fiddle to a furry brother or sister? Well, it’s time to break free, stop living with jealousy and buy your animal-loving mum a gift for her beloved pet! 

Pets Coner and Maidenhead Aquatics have a plethora of cute gifts for pets; ranging from cute cuddly toys, cosy dog or cat beds – to awe-inspiring aquariums. With so many great products in both stores, don’t forget mum whilst shopping for your essentials!

A Pamper & a Makeover

Although they are currently closed due to the nationwide lockdown, you can still book a “Mum & Me” pamper session at Kiss & Makeup! Relax the body and mind with a massage by an experienced therapist or learn new makeup techniques from a professional MUA – there’s plenty for you and your mum to look forward to once the studio reopens in April!

Make an appointment for her to visit Steadman & Co and give your mum the opportunity to achieve her dream hair. Whether your mum wants a balayage, a colour melt, technical colouring, hair extensions or a simple cut; this luxury salon will help her achieve her beauty goals!

Make a Film

Do you have an abundance of photos and videos on your phone? Use this material to flex your creative muscles and try your hand at making a Mother’s Day video! Free apps like iMovie or DaVinci Resolve will enable you to create something extra-special using those adorable captured moments with mum! 

Whether you’ve created a hilarious clip or a real tear-jerker; send it via WhatsApp or email. Your mum is sure to love it! 

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Despite the situation we find ourselves in, we hope everyone manages to have a wonderful Mother’s Day. Just remember; we might be in lockdown, but there are still plenty of ways to show your appreciation for such a special person in your life.

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