Before you buy your mum a gift this Motherâ€™s Day, I want you to think back to when you were younger. Back to the days when you used to paint your mumâ€™s portrait (although it often resembled a warped pink splodge with a smiling face), make her macaroni jewellery or heroically volunteer to take on the washing up for a day. You know, as an extra special treat!
I know what youâ€™re thinking, â€˜itâ€™s the thought that countsâ€™ and youâ€™re right it was. But now that weâ€™ve grown up, itâ€™s time to make amends for all those crafty creations and really treat the women who resolutely admired them for all those years.
Now, itâ€™s a well-known fact that we girls arenâ€™t adverse to a bit of shopping now and again. So, what better excuse to indulge in this pastime than booking a spending spree away together for her Motherâ€™s Day present?
Whether itâ€™s Paris, Venice or Rome, Europe is packed with exciting shopping destinations and experiences youâ€™ll both remember for years to come. So rather than forking out for flowers, chocolates and potpourri again this March, why not book yourselves an unforgettable trip together instead?
My top shopping suggestion, and one of our most popular choices for mother-and-daughter breaks at Leger, is the German Christmas Markets. Enjoying a spot of retail therapy is one thing, but enjoying it at Christmas is a whole different kettle of fish. And, if your mum is anything like mine, sheâ€™ll be at her retail peak at this time of year. Thereâ€™s always one more present she has to buy or another bauble the tree just wouldnâ€™t look right without!
With their picturesque locations, authentic stalls and fantastic foods, a trip to the German market is a gesture your mum will cherish forever. And, with plenty of time to enjoy the pre-holiday build up; itâ€™s the gift that keeps on giving. Be warned though, I would definitely recommend taking an extra suitcase for all the treasures youâ€™ll bring home.
For those of you whose mothers are not as keen on shopping, there are plenty of other great getaway ideas out there so step away from the forecourt flower stand! From the Beautiful Bulbfields of Holland to the geared up atmosphere of a Grand Prix, there are so many great places and events that you could be looking forward to. If youâ€™re still stuck for suggestions you can always give me and the rest of the reservation teams a shout, there really is no excuse for not making your motherâ€™s day this year.
What trip would you go on to treat your mum for Motherâ€™s Day? Share your ideas by writing a post below. Whatâ€™s more, if this has inspired you to book a trip, why not visit www.leger.co.uk, where youâ€™ll find endless of options of tours and customer testimonials.
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