Where to take Mum & What to send for Mother’s Day

Our PAs at Buy Time have put together a list of their favorite ways to spoil your mum this Mothering Sunday, 26th March. Just a few ideas of how to spend quality time with your mum this weekend. And for those who are sending something by post, we suggest steering clear of the boring bouquet and sending her something unexpected instead.



Enjoy a film screening together at a luxurious private cinema as well as a delicious three course dinner or Afternoon Tea, with Firmdale Hotels.


HIDDEN FIGURES screening on Sunday 26th at 7pm

As the US raced against Russia to put a man in space, NASA found untapped talent in a group of African-American female mathematicians that served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in US history. Starring Taraji Henson, Octavia Spencer and Janelle Monáe.


DENIAL screening on Sunday 26th at 7pm.

Acclaimed writer and historian Deborah E. Lipstadt must battle for historical truth to prove the Holocaust actually occurred when David Irving, a renowned denier, sues her for libel. Starring Rachel Weisz.

Price: £40 per person including screening and three course dinner or Afternoon Tea.


We highly recommend the major new dress exhibition Diana: Her Fashion Story at Kensington Palace – a great way to spend the afternoon with your mum.

Trace the evolution of the Princess’s style, from the demure, romantic outfits of her first public appearances, to the glamour, elegance and confidence of her later life. An extraordinary collection of garments, including the iconic velvet gown, famously worn at the White House when the Princess danced with John Travolta.

Tickets and prices:

Adult – £19.00 (£17.10 online)*

Child – Free. Must be accompanied by an adult.

Concessions – £15.00 (£13.60 online)*

Membership – from £50


We recommend The Athenaeum, Picadilly which still has tables available for Sunday 26th. The Afternoon Tea is legendary, in fact,  award-winning too. The Galvin Brothers’ modern British Afternoon Tea showcases the country’s very best ingredients: fresh smoked salmon from Severn & Wye, Cumbrian ham, Kentish strawberries and Devonshire clotted cream. What better way to spoil your mum?

Price: From £29.50


Send something out of the ordinary with the MAMA DIDN’T RAISE NO FOOL collection at Grace and Thorn. This bouquet is bursting with lush flowers and the perfect gift for your Mama. With luxurious textures and colour palettes it contains vibrant tones with off-beat flower combinations.

Price: £50 For a further twist, have the bouquet delivered in a glass pickle jar for an additional £10. Nationwide Overnight Delivery available.

Why not add a little floral twist and send your mum to one of Grace and Thorn’s fantastic workshops – On the last Thursday of each month they host ‘Floral Thursdays’ and show you how to create amazing flower arrangements but Grace & Thorn style. All you need is yourself and some creativity! Other workshops include ‘Bloody Bishop’s Watercolour Wednesdays’ and ‘Terrarium Tuesdays’.

Or, try another of our favorite suppliers based in New Covent Garden Market, Elizabeth Marsh. An award winning company providing bespoke floral designs for four and five star hotels. Give your mum the five star treatment with one of their exquisite bouquets available for delivery nationwide – all of which can be accompanied by delicious hand-made chocolates and/ or champagne.


Why send flowers this Mother’s Day when you can send flower biscuits? The clever team at Biscuiteers have designed a sweet selection of delicious hand-iced biscuits especially for Mother’s Day. Packed with beautiful flowers and little hearts, these Mother’s Day biscuits will leave her in no doubt about your feelings. A much more original way to send say thanks to Mum than with a bouquet. You can even add a personalised message to the tin. Biscuit cards are also available!

Price: £30



You could spend days tracking down the perfect present or you could commission a bespoke hamper. Let someone else do the hard work for you and create a beautiful gift hamper to make mum feel like you’ve spent hours getting it just right!

We recommend Fortnum & Mason’s Bespoke Hamper service. Choose your contents, select the hamper size and pick your delivery method – it’s as simple as that!

For something even easier, we suggest their Personalised VIP hamper – a very special hamper made with indulgence in mind. Beautifully presented in traditional wicker basket, the VIP Hamper contains a collection of beautifully-presented gifts and treats including F&M’s exclusive tea scented votive candle, Milk & Dark Chocolates, a caddy of golden fragrant Darjeeling and two jars of scrumptious preserves and marmalades. Finally, toast the VIP in your life with the all-important bottle of Fortnum’s fizz, in the form of their signature Rosé Champagne.

Create a truly bespoke Mother’s Day hamper and say it with Champagne by having your own special message printed on the label – making Mum feel truly special.

Price: £130



And finally, for those with busy mum’s that want to show their appreciation this year, what could be better than her very own dedicated personal assistant. A Buy Time PA makes the perfect Mother’s Day present! Carefully matched to suit your mother’s personality and individual needs, our dedicated personal assistants can help with anything and everything – from organising a private party, tickets to the latest shows and events, itineraries for weekend getaways or longer trips. We can also help you to create the perfect gift – compiling photo albums of the kids, personal shopping and everything else in between. Gift vouchers available in any deonmination.

Price: From £30ph

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