Mother's Day in Kent
She carried you for nine months, put up with a severely high level of sass during those turbulent teenage years, and is only ever “just a phone call away” when simply no-one else’s advice will do.
Mother’s Day is fast approaching and whilst we know Mum deserves praise all year round, it’s the perfect time for your leading lady to take centre stage for a change.
We’ve curated a list of the perfect gift ideas from across the county to enjoy with mums, step-mums and aunties, as well as those special women in your life who are just like a mum to you this Mother's Day.
So you can throw away the petrol station bought flowers, be gone with the variety pack of chocolates and please, stop trying to guess what size top she is, because this special Sunday, Mum’s the word in Kent...
For the arty mum
If you’re looking for a day out over Mother’s Day weekend, why not indulge in a little culture and head to Creative Folkestone? You needn't go in an art gallery to get your culture fix, as you can marvel at the outdoor Artworks in Folkestone, created by some of the world’s most acclaimed living artists, including Yoko Ono and Antony Gormley! Gorgeous colourful buildings, boats in the harbour and sea views... art really is every where in Folkestone!
For the foodie mum
A gift card to one of your favourite independent resturants is a perfect gift this mother's day - it's a treat for mums, and a helping hand to all the hard-working local businesses! We'd recommend getting a gift card for a three-course meal at the Boat House Bistro, Bewl Water. Be sure to admire the stunning panoramic views and enjoy a trip across the water on the Bewl Belle whilst you’re there. What a treat to look forward to!
Food glorious food...
For the mum who never stops moving
There’s really no more indulgent way to say thank you than by booking Mum in for the ultimate pampering spa day. Make a plan for the future to head to Royal Tunbridge Wells and take a trip to The Spa Hotel’s aptly named Spa Spa, where mum can put her feet up and relax, with the added extra of deluxe treatments, and an afternoon spent in divine luxury. And, why not make the day even more special and indulge in an afternoon tea whilst you’re at it?
To a spa-lendid day out...
For the oh-so fashion forward mum
Aside from the matching dungarees she paired us and our siblings in aged five (if only photo evidence didn’t exist…), we’re glad to say mum’s learnt a thing or two from Gok Wan in recent years. For those fashion forward mums out there, there’s really no better than gift than a giftcard for a spending spree. Let her unleash her inner Carrie Bradshaw at Bluewater with 330 stores to peruse, or head to Ashford Designer Outlet to nab designer brands for up to 60% less.
If you're looking for something to gift a new mum, what about the gift of some much-needed alone time? What about saying you'll look after the little ones, present mum with a giftcard to be spent anywhere at the outlet, and let her go wild on a solo shopping spree - which, let's face it, we all know is a mum's dream!
For the sparkling mum
Nothing says “I love you” more than a delicious glass of something bubbly. Kent’s rolling landscape is home to some of the most exciting wine producers in England. Whether Mum fancies herself as a bit of a sommelier, or is totally new to Kentish wine, Mother’s Day is the perfect excuse to raise a glass to all she’s done for you! Book a tasting tour together for the future in the Wine Garden of England or get a bottle delivered straight to her door! Chapel Down are offering free home delivery for the whole of March don't you know... you're welcome!
For the honorary mum
We’ve all got one. Whether it’s your auntie, your mum’s best mate from school, or Mrs Evans from across the road who looked after you when you were at school, Mother’s Day is the perfect time to pamper all the special ladies in our life. Say a big thank you with a delicious local hamper from Macknade Fine Foods in Faversham - we'd obviously recommend the 'Best of Kent' hamper, but we'll let you decide! You can also shop their online larder, and by gift cards to use at a later date. Three cheers to the honorary mum!
Hip hip, hooray!...
For your very own Mother Nature
Treat the leading lady in your life to a day fit for a queen at the previous home of Anne Boleyn, Hever Castle. Admire the array of 14,000 dazzling daffodils set to bloom across the gardens throughout spring and wander around the glorious 150-acre grounds. There's nothing quite as calming!
For the mum with a green thumb
Acting as the heart for poetic inspiration and lavish Royal hospitality for over 650 years, picture-perfect Penshurst Place will offer an idyllic day out for any loved one this Mother’s Day. Head outside and soak up the sunshine in the jewel of the crown, the 11 acres of Elizabethan walled gardens, which boast a flourish of seasonal colour all year round.
Fit for a queen...