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This year, Mothering Sunday falls on the 22nd of March, a particular date in our diaries to spoil the mothers who make our lives so wonderful. No one wears out the phrase ‘it’s the thought that counts’ more than mum, so why not show her just how much you’ve thought about her this year. Every mum loves flowers and chocolate, but if you are looking for something a bit less cliché, Edinburgh offers plenty of original ideas this Mother’s Day.
If your mum is the gin queen in your house, why not spoil her for choice with an experience she hopefully won’t forget? Ba’ Bar at The Dunstane boasts one of the best collections of Scottish gin in the Capital, and we are sure she will find something she loves. Choose from four different gin tasting experiences, or if your mum prefers her tipple shaken, not stirred, then you can learn how to make the perfect martini.
Sending a bunch of flowers on Mother’s Day is a lovely gesture, and we are sure she would love them. But why not make the most of your time together and go with a botanical themed Mother’s Day this year and invite her along to a flower arranging master class? Flowers by Minty is hosting a Bouquet arranging class on the 21st of March using a range of fresh and dried florals, exploring different techniques and skills that will help you create your perfect bunch.
This Mother’s Day, why not slow things down a bit, don a white robe and give mum the gift of relaxation? The Waldorf Astoria won the Best Luxury Hotel Spa in the UK award in 2017 and its signature Guerlain Spa is a haven in the heart of the bustling West End. Book a spa experience for mum or why not join her with their Mother & Daughter Spa Package? Using the very finest Guerlain products, their team will ensure your mum feels reinvigorated and revitalised.
Sundays are made for roasts. It’s a fact. The only thing better than a full roast dinner is a full roast dinner without any of the washing up which usually follows. Why not treat mum to a beautiful three-course Sunday lunch at The Dunstane this Mother’s Day? Choose from a rib-eye of beef, a pan-fried Scrabster cod fillet or baked goat’s cheese for the mains. Leave with a full tummy and a happy mum. What more could you want?
Looking for a Mother’s Day treat, which is ABBA-solutely brilliant? There is a screening of Mamma Mia taking place at the Ghillie Dhu in the West End – just a short walk or bus journey from The Dunstane. The hit film which features the music of the Swedish supergroup is guaranteed to put a smile on your face and will have you and your mum singing along in no time.