8 Brilliant Ways To Spend Mother’s Day This Year


By Kelly Allen, Contributing Editor

A day filled with activities along the lines of grabbing food and catching a movie fill the mind when pondering how to celebrate mom on Mother’s Day. Whether the day involves sticking to the basics or branching out a bit, there’s never a shortage of activities to chose from. Classic or not, these eight brilliant ways to spend Mother’s Day will help all idea-lacking brains this year.

1. Brunch like there’s no tomorrow

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Photo by Natalia Ostashova on Unsplash

Brunch seems as though it’s universally adored no matter where you reside in the world. Take your mom out for the biggest and best brunch she’s ever experienced in her life. Deciding between the chocolate chip pancakes, avocado toast, and an omelet? Order it all. Bonus: Find a spot like London’s Clerkenwell Grind that offers bottomless Prosecco.

2. Shop ’til you drop

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Photo by Artificial Photography on Unsplash

Obviously, there’s no better way to spend any day than by shopping as though you have money to burn. So, it’s only logical you treat your mom to a killer shopping spree. (And if she’s into leather leggings, you can get her a discount at MLML London using the code MOMMY.)

3. Surround yourselves with vibrant flowers

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Photo by Tanalee Youngblood on Unsplash

Not only do flowers smell and look good, but they can brighten anyone in the saddest of moods. Buy up a bunch of your mom’s favorite flowers and disperse them around the home. Or check out any flower festivals in the area like the Orchids Festival in Kews Garden.

4. Head to the cinema or theater

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Photo by Jake Hills on Unsplash

Get fancy for a night out at the cinema or theater. See the Academy Award-winning “Shape of Water” or “Lady Bird” on screen. Fancy a live performance? Catch Wicked playing at Apollo Theater the night or check out Les Misérable playing at Queens Theatre on the night before or after Mother’s Day.

5. Indulge in a spa day like no other

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Photo by Roman Kraft on Unsplash

Get a little rest and relaxation while being pampered head to toe at the spa. There’s nothing a nice massage and mani-pedi can’t fix. It’s only the finest way to tell your Mom she deserves a relaxing escape.

6. Tingle your tastebuds

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Photo by Thomas Martinsen on Unsplash

Discover a wine tasting experience. It’s tasty and educational. For a lazy version or if there are no wine tasting places near you, buy a couple of bottles of wine and taste them while in the comfort of your home. Order a couple bottles of pizza while you’re at it.

7. View works of art

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Photo by Alvan Nee on Unsplash

Head to an art gallery for a few hours indulged in creative masterpieces. Find peace and inspiration as you make your way through each exhibition.

8. Take an impromptu road trip or mini-vacay
Get out of town and drive to cool places your Mom has always wanted to go to but has never had the time to check out. Stay in one place for the weekend or pop up in a few intriguing spots. Here, MLML London designer Carlotta Gherzi and her mother wear and share their love of leather while traveling to Cotswold.