TRAVEL GIFTS FOR MOTHER'S DAY
This is a wonderfully funny book, and will be familiar to all parents that have embarked on long car journeys with young children.
There are poignant moments too as the author details the adventures of travelling across Britain for 5 months with their 4 year old daughter and 2 year old son, to produce a guide book on family travel.
The travel map is an evocative design idea and lifestyle designer Lisa Angel has a variety of items available on her online store, including travel scarves, wallets, cases and flasks. Buy your mum one of these gifts and she can look chic as well as well travelled.
Aveda offer the Stress Fix range that is perfect for mum's ready to go on a relaxing break. The collection includes an aroma of Lavender, Lavadin and Clary sage which together work to relieve tension.
The Stress Fix Creme is rich with organically-derived plant oils and shea butter for dry, dehydrated skin. Also in the range are bath salts, concentrate rollerball and body lotion, so mum doesn't even need to be on holiday to relax.
Above - Soar Mill Cove Hotel in Devon
Snowdonia is one of the most beautiful regions in Britain, and easily accessible by train or car from anywhere in the country.
Heading towards Betws -Y- Coed, not far outside Conwy, is the Bodnant Welsh Food Centre. The centre stocks delicious local produce in the farm shop, and also regularly runs a variety of inspiring cookery courses that can teach you baking, patisserie and even how to cook and host gourmet dinner parties.
There's a restaurant and hotel too and, as gift vouchers are available, this is a wonderful travel present.
If your mum loves road trips, then maybe a Garmin Nuvi sat nav will be exactly what she needs to help her travel along unfamiliar routes. Coming in at under £100 these devices are clear and easy to use, bringing years of happy travel.
Choosing the correct luggage to take all your things with you on holiday is essential and there are plenty of compact, lightweight options available that make travelling by car and rail simple.
French firm Delsey have a wide range of chic and practical cases, including the Dauphine range. The cases are super light, possibly the lightest on the market, but strong, meaning that they're easy to take on the train, or in the car, on city breaks.
Available in Harrods, John Lewis and Selfridges.
You can now book tickets to travel with Eurostar this summer from London St.Pancras directly to the south of France, without having to change in Paris.
This means you can be in the cities of Lyon, Avignon and Marseille in just a few hours. Lyon is one of the gastronomic centres of France, Avignon is a beautiful ancient city and Marseille is a fascinating destination on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea.
If your mum loves France, then this could be just the gift for her.
The Soar Mill Cove Hotel is a beautiful family run hotel just on the Devon coast, near the town of Salcombe.
It's situated in a lush, green valley and there's a beautiful beach and the South West Devon coastal path virtually on its doorstep.
There's also a spa, an award winning restaurant and self catering cottages, making this an idyllic gift for mum.
If your mum loves city breaks and rail travel, then why no buy her a gift voucher from travel company Railbookers?
Booking rail tickets for journeys in Europe isn't always straightforward, so this option means she can decide where she'd like to visit and then simply call a real person, who will arrange all the travel including the hotels. Simple...
CALL 020 3327 2402 and speak to a real person...
If you were thinking of giving your mum flowers this year, why not raise the game and send her to one of the most spectacular floral displays in Europe, the Keukenhof in Holland.
Running from March to May the Keukenhof has seven million flower bulbs, and the park's theme for 2015 will be Van Gogh. Gardens and four pavilions will show an amazing collection of tulips, hyacinths, daffodils, orchids, roses, carnations, irises, lilies and many other flowers.
You can travel by ferry with Stena Line to Rotterdam, DFDS from Newcastle to Amsertdam or P&O ferries from Hull. Once there the flower park is easily reached by public transport or car.
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The 5* Isle of Eriska Hotel and Spa, just 2 hours north of Glasgow, is offering 3 night packages which include accommodation in its new Hilltop Lodges (which have astonishing views across to the sea), 2 spa treatments and a dinner in its Michelin starred restaurant.
The isle of Eriska is inhabited by countless species of wildlife such as otters, seals and red deer and all around the island there are nature trails. If you think your mum deserves a treat to remember, then this is it. http://www.eriska-hotel.co.uk/
11. LATEROOMS OFFERS
Hotel website Laterooms has got some great bargain offers for Mother's Day, with hotels offering prices around Britain from under £70.
From city centre boutique hotels in Scotland to spas in the Cotswolds there are some great rooms on offer for a relaxing Mother's day getaway...