Last Updated on February 18, 2022
With love to all Mothers
It’s Mother’s Day on 27th March this year. How are you planning on treating your own mum? Mother’s Day is also known as Mothering Sunday and when I was younger I can remember picking flowers in the vicarage garden with our Sunday School teacher to make Victorian-style posies. My mum loved flowers and these tiny start of spring posies were the perfect gift for her.
Mothering Sunday has deep roots. Always the fourth Sunday of Lent, it was a day when Christians throughout the land would return to their family’s Mother Church or cathedral. And by extension a day when children, mainly daughters who had gone to work as domestic servants, were given a day off to visit their mother and family and they no doubt brought gifts and flowers with them.
The centuries may have rolled by, but the desire to say “thank you” to a person who has nurtured and protected remains strong. Even today the demands of daily life mean that time together is either less frequent than desired or alternatively regimented with responsibilities. If we lack “free time”, then what greater gift can we give to someone we care for than our undivided attention?
Today many of us will book a meal out or make breakfast in bed for our mothers. But, what if you don’t live at home. What if you know your mum won’t welcome a meal out on one of the busiest Sundays of the year. What if you just want to give her the chance to do something completely different. That’s where Red Letter Days come into their own.
30 years ago Red Letter Days anticipated the “experience society” where time is more valuable than possessions. Their website now offers over 6000 experiences to choose from: something for every budget, ability and aspiration. If you’ve yet to decide on a gift for a mother in your life, then you may gain inspiration from Red Letter Days carefully curated Mothers’ Day selection.
Scroll through the fantastic array of experiences on offer and I defy you not to feel like a child in a toy shop. From pampering to paragliding; gourmet meals to vineyard and garden tours; hotel short breaks to sailing courses: days packed with action and excitement or with calm and stillness. Opportunities to learn new skills and spend stimulating time together and all offered at competitive prices and available across the UK.
We’ve reviewed a few Red Letter Day experiences in the past – from wonderful meals out, like this delicious tasting menu with fizz at Michelin Starred Angler restaurant, through to afternoon tea at Grosvenor House Hotel on Park Lane, spa experiences and overnight stays in hotels. And we’ve got our eye on quite a few more. But, if you are struggling to choose something, we’d like to suggest the ‘Especially for Her‘ gift box – a curated selection of experiences that can be bought with a special voucher. It costs £49.99 and it’s a great way to make sure your mum can pick exactly what she wants for herself. The gift box offers over 2810 experiences in the UK, from afternoon tea, to comedy nights, helicopter rides and more. And it’s valid for 24 months – so plenty of time for her to make her mind up!
What’s more – we’ve got one to give away. All you need to do is follow the rafflecopter through, remembering to let us know in the comments below what experience offered by Red Letter Days you think YOUR mum would enjoy. Please don’t leave links – that will automatically put your comment into spam!