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7 Thoughtful Mother’s Day Celebration Ideas for Every Budget

A thoughtful Mother’s Day gift is one that recognises a need; for relaxation, time with loved ones, an escape or simply an afternoon of indulgence. From the more traditional lunches, dinners and afternoon teas to spa gifts, relaxing breaks and vouchers with a twist.

Here are 7 wonderfully thoughtful Mother’s Day celebration ideas to suit every budget this March.

1. Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea

Nothing says classic Mother’s Day like a traditional Afternoon Tea (£35 per person). Perhaps a springtime New Forest stroll and then straight to our cosy country lounge for time well spent, chatting over a pot of Birchalls’ tea or Fair Trade coffee, and an indulgent tower of mouth-watering finely cut sandwiches, speciality cakes and warm freshly baked scones, incomplete when not smothered in New Forest Jam and thick clotted cream (obviously). Up the ante and add a cheeky glass of Taittinger Champagne (£15 per person).


2. Hotel Gift Vouchers

Not quite sure what mum will love but know she’ll look forward to spending time at our New Forest hotel? A monetary gift voucher gives you flexibility with your budget and the gift of choice and something special for her to look forward to.

A hotel gift voucher can be used towards any hotel experience, from relaxing weekend breaks and pampering spa days to a midweek retreat, lunches, dinners or afternoon tea, and our vouchers are valid for 12 months so Mum will have plenty of time to decide.

3. A Touch of SenSpa at Home

Give her the gift of SenSpa at home; if you know she loves essential oils, long baths and home spa sessions, she’ll love our signature scent. Wrap up SenSpa’s Essential Oil Blend (£9.95), used exclusively at SenSpa, so she can feel uplifted and refreshed at home. Perfect to use with an oil burner or to elevate a relaxing bath.

Or for a complete home spa experience, the Nourish Gift Set (£26.95) which includes hand wash, body wash, body butter and our signature scent; nurturing and nourishing mind and body with the aromas of Patchouli, Lavender, Geranium, Bergamot and Yarrow.


4. Lunch or Dinner for Two

From modern British dishes and tempting Thai flavours to classic French cuisine, sit down to lunch or dress up for dinner at one of our three hotel restaurants this Mother’s Day.

Cambium invites you to celebrate with a new Sunday lunch menu, or to book a dinner (Tuesday to Saturday), with menus encapsulating our British coast and country using fine seasonal ingredients from our New Forest larder.

Our Thai chefs at the Zen Garden have crafted a menu of aromatic, expertly balanced flavours that sing true to Thai cooking, whilst the tranquil setting of our New Forest restaurant is a beautiful backdrop to your Mother’s Day celebrations, whether you come in for lunch or dinner.

Spend an afternoon or evening in Paris at Le Blaireau. Our corner of France amidst a quaint New Forest village welcomes exploration of definitive French flavours and deliciously authentic dishes. We’re talking classics like, French onion soup, confit duck and crème brûlée, to name but a few!

5. Spa Days Away

Essential time for her, an afternoon of pampering or a day spent together; a spa day is a wonderfully thoughtful gift and one that acknowledges time needed for self-care and relaxation. There’s a spa day or experience to suit every kind of spa-goer, whether she’d love simply lounging for hours in the warmth of SenSpa’s Hydrotherapy Suite or feel totally pampered with a facial or body treatment.

Half day spa experiences are available (from £89 per person); the Afternoon Delight combines two favourite indulgences – deep relaxation at our New Forest spa and traditional afternoon tea. Or the Evening Indulgence twilight spa package offers a relaxing spa session and a two-course dinner. A full day, like the Wellbeing Spa Day (£209 per person) is a popular choice, offering a taste of all that our award-winning spa has to offer, including access to all spa and health club facilities, a 2 course lunch and a 30-minute massage or facial.


6. SenSpa Occasions

Vouchers with a twist, this is a gift that keeps on giving. SenSpa Occasions (from £195) is a collection of 5 or 10 vouchers, giving 3-hour evening passes to all of the fitness, relaxation and spa facilities. The best part is, the vouchers are transferable so she can share them with you, friends or other family members if she wishes. SenSpa Occasions vouchers can used to create her own evening spa experiences by booking additional treatments and dinner to accompany the spa session.

7. A Spa Break Escape

The ultimate gift of relaxation is a spa break; an overnight stay with continental breakfast and essential time nourishing mind and body in our award-winning Thai spa, and depending on which package you choose, treatments to help unwind, ease tension and rejuvenate.

The Ultimate Sen Sleep Spa Break is just one of our seasonal packages, an escape all about enhancing and improving sleep and deep relaxation. From the Ayurvedic Head Massage which relieves stress through traditional techniques that work on the body’s energy lines, to dinner at one of our three restaurants, 4-hours of hydrotherapy and an Ultimate Sleep Gift Box, which includes a delightful wheat-filled eye pillow, SenSpa’s Relaxing products, Wellness Tea and a sleep ritual guide.


There is no doubt that our New Forest hotel is the perfect place to celebrate Mother’s Day, with options to suit any budget, whether you wish to whisk Mum away for a night, or give her the gift of choice with a thoughtful gift voucher and something special to look forward to.