The history of Mother’s Day is a complicated and, let’s be honest, not very clear one.
From religious connotations rooted in Christian churchgoers visiting their ‘mother church’ during Lent, to the American holiday which marks when work started during the Civil War to teach women how to care for children and lower infant mortality rates. The beginning of Mother’s Day definitely varies depending on who you ask.
Today, the UK uses ‘Mothering Sunday’ to celebrate their wonderful mums and grandmothers to help them feel extra special and celebrate their support and hard work throughout the year.
Whether it’s a bunch of flowers, or just time spent together amid the busyness of life, it’s an opportunity to show your mother that you really do care and take notice of everything she does.
Mother’s Day 2022 Top Tips and Ideas
Breakfast in bed
Breakfast in bed is a Mother’s Day staple and one that can be done on any budget – whether you go all out with a full English or opt for something more continental, your mum is sure to appreciate the gesture.
Maybe you don’t fancy providing breakfast in bed? Or you no longer live at home? You don’t have to lose the Mother’s Day Breakfast experience, take her somewhere special to start the day.
A family day at the Beach
Spending time together as a family comes fewer and farther between as life gets busier, but that doesn’t mean you can’t take some time out to gift your mum some quality time. Get the kids and grandkids together and head out on the coast path for a windy walk or a stroll on the beach with the dog. Stop off for a hot chocolate or a glass of wine at The Plume of Feathers to warm up, whilst you catch up some more.
Mother’s Day Lunch Ideas
Taking your mum to her favourite restaurant will definitely put you in the good books for the next year – but if you’re planning to take her out for lunch, it’s worth booking as early as possible to avoid disappointment.
If your mother is a foodie then why not gift her an experience rather than a physical gift? Foodie gifts are easy to come by in Cornwall, with delicious local produce and excellent chefs in abundance. Mothering Sunday is the perfect time to go out for a tasty Sunday Lunch, giving you more time to spend together.
Mother’s Day Gift Ideas
Homemade gifts are a truly thoughtful gesture, particularly if you live long-distance and won’t actually be able to spend the day with your mum. From something as simple as a homemade card to something worthy of the Great British Sewing Bee, she’ll no doubt keep it forever.
Why not try gifting her some eco-friendly local products to try, from handcrafted soaps to beautiful sea glass jewellery. Cornwall has an abundance of small businesses with beautiful items to choose from, and your mum will appreciate the thoughtfulness of your choice.
Pamper her this Mother’s Day at The Plume of Feathers Mitchell
Book your mum into her favourite hotel and make her feel extra-pampered this Mother’s Day. Make it an overnight stay to earn extra brownie points!
If you’re interested in booking your mum a night away at The Plume of Feathers or would like to enquire about booking for lunch, book online or call us on 01872 510387.