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A mother’s love is incomparable – and Mother’s Day, which falls on 12 May this year, is a good way to honour the most important woman in our lives. What with our hectic schedules, most of us can rarely find time to spend with family – so the best gift might just be your quality time. Here are five things you can do with mum to show your appreciation for her on this special day. 

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Take Her On A Relaxing Getaway

Treat mum to some tender loving care with a staycation at a hotel or resort, where she can be pampered from top to toe. Certain hotels offer customised packages that allow you to tailor  your getaway, such as Hilton Hotels’ Girls City Getaway, a specially-curated package for women to spend quality time together and celebrate one another – perfect for mother-daughter pairs. Most hotels will also have exclusive Mother’s Day packages, which often include complimentary afternoon tea, facial treatments and more.

Go Travelling

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Plan a short and sweet trip for mum, whether it’s to the beach or the highlands. It needn’t be far – just somewhere you can explore, experience and enjoy memorable moments together. Take Resorts World Genting, for example, which has plenty of entertainment options under one roof. There are exciting activities and attractions to be discovered at the new SkyTropolis Funland – or you can opt to just relax and unwind with a foodie trip and a massage, if extravagant carnival rides are not your pace.

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Homemade, with Love

Love is not necessarily measured by the amount of money that we spend on someone – it’s the thought and effort that counts. There are endless ideas for homemade, handcrafted gifts on the Internet – whether it’s soaps, perfumes, candles, embroidery pieces, knitted items or any other gifts you think mum will be able to use and enjoy. Mum will definitely appreciate a lovely picnic at the park, with food that you have prepared. The vast Perdana Botanical Gardens, with its abundance of greenery and beautifully landscaped gardens, makes for a good place for picnics, surrounded by nature.

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Unique Dining Experiences

It’s pretty traditional to bring mum on a brunch or afternoon tea date on Mother’s Day. Amp it up a notch by trying out unique dining experiences together. The Orchid Conservatory at The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur guarantees a memorable setup, where guests dine surrounded by the heady scents and gorgeous views of orchids, or if you’re craving an authentic Italian experience, Villa Danielli at Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur provides rustic vibes and wood-fired pizzas that will transport mum and you to the wine-rich regions of Tuscany.

Join A Class

Celebrations have evolved to be more than just gift giving – now it’s about experiences and quality time spent with loved ones. In KL, there is no shortage of interesting classes and workshops for you to join with mum , from art painting classes to workout sessions. Try ‘Sip and Paint’ classes where you create an artwork while sipping on wine or coffee: although mum will surely say that her greatest masterpiece is you.