Mother’s Day Eats & Treats

The history of Mother’s Day, or Mothering Sunday as it is traditionally called in the UK, goes back centuries with some historians believing it originated with the Ancient Greeks and Romans. However the ‘modern day’ Mothering Sunday as we know it developed over the course of many years.

Centuries ago, the forth Sunday of lent was considered a day to celebrate and remember the Virgin Mary. It was years later that this this transcended into the traditions we have today.

Children often left their homes at an early age to serve as domestic servants or apprentices and to honour the forth Sunday of Lent, they were granted leave from their roles to visit their Mothers, and also their ‘Mother Church’ – meaning the one located in their hometown.

It was around this time that the tradition of ‘treating’ your Mother was born and over the years has developed into what we now know as Mothering Sunday. Here are some of our favourite Mother’s Day gift ideas to treat you Mum on the day itself and beyond.

Relax & Reconnect

Spending quality time with your Mum shouldn’t be a treat only shared on a birthday or Mother’s Day. We live life at such a fast pace, it’s rare that we slow down and carve out time to savour those special moments together. A Mother and daughter spa day at SenSpa will give you much needed time to reconnect, relax and feel rejuvenated.

Discover Spa Experiences at SenSpa

Escape & Indulge

Interestingly, Mother’s Day was once also known as ‘Refreshment Sunday’ – as this was the one day during lent that the rules were relaxed, allowing those who were fasting or giving up an item to eat more freely to celebrate with their family.

So we believe in honour of Refreshment Sunday, it’s time to treat your Mum to a scrumptious Afternoon Tea! Set in the heart of the beautiful New Forest, spend the afternoon relaxing with the with finely cut sandwiches, homemade cakes and mouth-watering scones, she’ll feel well and truly spoilt with such a selection to choose from.

Afternoon Tea Gift Vouchers – Shop Online

Bring the spa to them

The SenSpa Natural Body Therapy collection will leave your Mum feeling like they’ve been to SenSpa with every use. These products encompass three main fragrances of Relaxing, Nourishing and Reviving and are made with at least 97% natural ingredients.

Turn her bathroom into a ‘spa-throom’ with Mother’s Day spa products available from a purse-friendly £4.25 and SenSpa gift boxes from £17.50.

Shop Online

Did you know? You can also pick up SenSpa products in your weekly shop at Waitrose stores nationwide.