Mother's Day is fast-approaching, and instead of giving her a gift voucher, why not book in some quality time for you both?
Whether it's a super quick brightening facial while you're out shopping, a luxurious mani and pedi sesh or a full day spent lounging around an indulgent spa, some of the best salons and spas in London have joint mother and daughter (or son) treatments on offer.
Gifting to her while treating yourself? Now that's a Mother's Day we can get on board with.
The mid-shopping mini-facial
Skin Design London are offering ‘Mother and Daughter’ treatments within their flagship “Peel & Lift Bar” at Fortnum and Mason.
Hurry though, the joint treatment is on offer for just four days, from March 10-13.
Experience the brightening Cherry Peel together; a rejuvenating treatment that promotes collagen formation while inhibiting uneven skin tone, pigmentation and age spots. The natural peel encourages cellular respiration while removing devitalised skin cells. Skin is stimulated encouraging the synthesis of collagen which fills fine lines, acne scars and wrinkles for a more uniform, softer, smoother appearance.
The ‘Mother and Daughter‘ treatment, 15 minutes for £40 (for two people), available 10-13 March at “The Peel and Lift Bar” at Fortnum and Mason, 181 Piccadilly, London W1A 1ER. Book here.
The pedicure to end all pedicures
When it comes to super luxe pedis, nobody does it better than Margaret Dabbs.
So much more than a skin scrub and a lick of nail polish, Margaret Dabbs offer medical pedicures from certified podiatrists, perfect for feet in need of some serious love and attention.
The Mother’s Day package starts with a 45 minute Medical Pedicure with one of Margaret Dabbs London’s professional Podiatrists in a private room. This total overhaul of the feet is then followed by a Supreme Manicure in the nail spa area, a wonderful 50-minute treatment to re-condition the nails and hydrate the skin of the hands finishing with a hand massage and polish.
Plus, they’ll be serving bubbly to all customers on Saturday March 10 and Sunday March 11.
Mother's Day Package, £130. Clinics in Marylebone, Notting Hill and Liberty London. Book here.
Next level nails
A go-to beauty destination for fashion editors and celebrities, Nails & Brows Mayfair is the first, luxury concept nail and brow styling boutique in London offering both service and expertise. Since opening in 2014, founder Sherrille Riley has hand-picked an extensive team of highly-qualified specialists, put them through her beauty-boot camp training allowing clients (such as Meghan Markle, Ariana Grande and Halle Berry) to enjoy in-depth consultations and expert results.
What's more, dear readers, if you quote ‘Evening Standard’ when booking a treatment for you and your mother, you'll receive complimentary champagne and cupcakes to enjoy whilst having your treatments. The offer would be valid all day on Saturday March 10 (they're closed on Sundays).
Manicures from £24, Nails and Brows, 31 Berkeley St, Mayfair, London W1J 8EJ. Book here
Don't fancy venturing into the throng? Why not book an at-home treatment for you and your mum with London's award winning at-home beauty booking service Ruuby.
Just download their super easy-to-use app and choose either one of the group packages they have put together, or select a treatment from one of their professionally vetted, experienced beauty therapists.
Enjoy everything from manis to massages and microneedling without even changing out of your pyjamas.
60 Min Massage for 2- £130, 60 Min Facial for 2 - £140, Gel Mani/Pedi for 2- £160. Bookings can be made on their website or via the app. See ruuby.com for more information.
The five star spa day
Fancy spending some quality R+R with your ma? Look no further than the super relaxing Akasha Holistic Wellbeing Centre at Hotel Café Royal, where they're offering a special Mothers Day Wellbeing Retreat in March.
Begin with a 90-minute personalised Intuitive Healing session with their Intuitive Counsellor Sinéad de Hora for your mum, followed by a 90-minute Relax and Balance treatment for you. The Relax and Balance is a traditional Indian massage which uses warm sesame oil and gentle movements, followed by a soothing head massage and concludes with the pouring of oil onto the 'third eye' (your intuition), to rebalance, calm and re-focus the mind. All very zen-making.
Then enjoy full use of the spa facilities including the large pool, sauna, Hammam and Jacuzzi, followed by a light lunch and fruit juice served in the spa lounge.
The Mothers Day Wellbeing Retreat package is available on Thursdays and Fridays in March 2018. £365 for two. Book here.