Mother's Day is just around the corner, and it's the perfect time to show appreciation for the remarkable women in our lives. This year, why not celebrate in a way that's thoughtful and promotes self-care and wellness? At Sanctum, we believe that taking care of yourself is the ultimate act of love, and what better way to honour the mothers, grandmothers, and mother figures in your lives than by helping them prioritise their well-being? So, here are some thoughtful and rejuvenating ways to celebrate Mother's Day this year:

Gift of Pampering: Treat the leading ladies in your life to a luscious skincare experience. Consider putting together a personalised skincare gift set featuring our thoughtfully curated bundles. Gift them the Night & Day Duo, so you know they've got round-the-clock hydration, and add the Hydration Duo to make that nighttime routine extra special. Encourage them to indulge in a relaxing at-home spa day, complete with facials, massages, and maybe even a bubble bath. Nobody deserves this more than the women who nurture and care for us.

Create a Memory Book: Compile a heartfelt memory book filled with photographs, mementoes, and handwritten notes celebrating the special moments you've shared together. This is not just a book, it's a treasure trove of memories that will bring a smile to her face every time she flips through its pages. Include anecdotes, inside jokes, and cherished memories.

Virtual Spa Day: If you're unable to be with your mum in person, organise a virtual spa day instead. Schedule a video call and walk her through a DIY facial using our Sanctum products. You can both apply face masks, do some gentle facial massages and face yoga, and unwind together from the comfort of your own homes. It's a lovely way to bond and share self-care tips while being apart.

Mother-Daughter Yoga Session: Unwind and de-stress with a calming yoga session designed for mothers and daughters. Roll out your yoga mats, dim the lights, and follow along with a guided yoga practice focused on relaxation and mindfulness. Yoga strengthens the body and promotes mental clarity and emotional well-being, making it the perfect activity for bonding and self-care. There are plenty of free yoga flows you can follow on YouTube; give it a search.

Healthy Cooking Class: Treat your mum to a fun, educational cooking class focused on healthy and nourishing recipes. You can learn how to make nutritious meals together, like colourful salads, smoothie bowls, or homemade skincare-inspired treats packed with skin-loving ingredients like avocado, honey, and berries. Not only will you bond over delicious food, but you'll also pick up some valuable cooking skills to use in your everyday life.

Express Gratitude: Take the time to express gratitude and appreciation for all your mum or grandmother has done for you. Write her a heartfelt letter or card expressing your love, admiration, and gratitude for her unwavering support and guidance. Sometimes, the simplest gestures can have the most significant impact and mean the most.

Quality Time Together: This final one seems more straightforward than it is. Prioritise time together. Spend quality time with your mum, auntie or grandmother by planning a day together. Whether it's a leisurely walk, a picnic in the park, or a cup of tea and chin-wag at home, the key is to focus on being present and enjoying each other's company. Think about the activities that make her happy. What does she love to do? It's all about the time you put aside and the interest we take in each other's lives. And we know that with all that's going on in the world and all that we have to do (logistics alone!), this can be more challenging than ever. Nothing says I love you like the gift of our precious time.

This Mother's Day, let's celebrate the incredible women who have shaped our lives with love, wisdom, and strength. By prioritising self-care and wellness, we honour them and nurture our well-being in the process. From all of us at Sanctum, we wish you a Happy Mother's Day filled with love, laughter, and radiant skin!