Mothers, whether their children are two or fifty-two, rarely stop going out of their way to soothe, facilitate and provide for their children, whether emotionally, practically or in any other way they can feasibly contort themselves to do. It is, then, important that for at least one day a year, she gets to have a day off and be the one who is looked after for a change. The contentment derived from simply spending time with our offspring, whatever their age, is genuinely enough – but don’t let that stop you from treating her. Should you, as the undoubted beneficiary of many unsung labours, wish to push the boat out, we strongly suggest that it will be more than worth it to make a date for some quality time and, moreover, good fun.


Eggs Royale With Smoked Trout & Yuzu Hollandaise  Copy

Chances are your mother has rustled up a fair few of breakfasts for you over the years. Turn the tables today and treat your dear mama to a feast fit for the queen she is with Olive Magazine’s Eggs Royale With Smoked Trout Yuzu Hollandaise. Set the table properly, completre with a proper table cloth, a lovely bunch of flowers and a candle and dig in.


Extra Lovely Spring Bouquet  Copy

Spring is bursting into life and most mums would be delighted to be given a pretty bunch picked from the garden and tied up with twine. If, however, you’re in the mood to splurge by way of saying thanks, we think this Spring Bouquet, £55, from Garden Wise Florists in particularly lovely.


A gorgeous and thoughtful gift is the least we can do in the spirit of lavishing love and care upon our deserving mums. These make our top three.


Shell Pendant T-Bar Necklace, £69
Shell Pendant T-Bar Necklace

Jones Road

Miracle Balm, £36
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Jo Malone

Lily Of The Valley & Ivy Charity Candle, £56
Lily Of The Valley & Ivy Charity Candle  Copy


What lovelier exhibition to peruse with your lovely mum than Sargent And Fashion at The Tate Britain? See sixty John Singer Sargent paintings on display, alongside selected period garments worn in the portraits, and explore how he worked not simply as a painter but as a stylist too, manipulating the clothing of his sitters to best express his artistic vision. The dreamiest way to pass an afternoon. Book tickets.



A good cocktail is the perfect way to toast your good fortune in landing such a superior materfamilias. We strongly suggest taking her somewhere sublimely pretty, such as The Coral Room on Russell Street, which is endlessly chic and smart, designed as it is by the acclaimed Martin Brudnizki. It also happens to serve up joyfully creative concoctions too. Book a table.


Round off a perfect day by seeing a show. Everything Sheridan Smith touches tends to turn to gold, so we are beside ourselves, then, to see her in Opening Night at the Gielgud Theatre. It promises to offer a confluence of three excellent things: her acting, a musical adaptation of John Cassavete’s fantastic indie movie, and the music of legend Rufus Wainwright. Intriguing, strange and, we have no doubt, wonderful. Who doesn’t want to see a leftfield musical on Mother’s Day? Book tickets.

By Nancy Alsop
March 2024