How did you spend last year’s Mother’s Day (or the one before that, for that matter)? Toasting your mum over a Zoom quiz? Watching her open gifts via FaceTime? Well, not this year. Lockdowns are (hopefully) a thing of the past so this year it’s time to pull out all the stops and treat your mum to the day she deserves.
And, for Mother’s Day 2022, there are few better destinations for top-to-toe pampering than Harvey Nichols. The Knightsbridge department store is putting on an array of treats for mothers and their offspring to enjoy together, as well as a whole host of options for those who prefer to get together at home – but don’t want to miss out on the decadence.
A Meal for Mum
We can think of few better ways to treat mum than with a lavish shopping spree followed by an elegant lunch – and Harvey Nichols’ Fifth Floor Café is more than happy to provide. For Mother’s Day 2022 it has devised a spoiling package including a three-course meal, paired cocktail and, to keep the pampering going, a Sisley Black Rose facial to enjoy at a later date.
Settle in with a Ketel One cosmopolitan or espresso martini before choosing from an exquisite set menu featuring dishes including chicken and leek terrine with rhubarb chutney, salmon with golden chowder, and beef rump with mash and devilled sauce. For dessert, there’s milk chocolate and coffee bean tart, cheesecake, or vanilla and passion fruit mousse while all guests will be welcomed back to Harvey Nichols’ First Floor beauty space for a complimentary Sisley Black Rose Hydrating and Glowing Facial throughout April.
A Meal for Mum package, £38 per person
Harvey Nichols Hampers
Hampers may be more traditionally associated with Christmas but, if there’s anything that the proliferation of afternoon tea deliveries and Michelin-starred meal at home during lockdown taught us, it’s that there’s never a bad time for a wicker hamper full of delectable treats.
Accordingly, Harvey Nichols has put together a whole host of boxes, bags and baskets for mums of all kinds this Mother’s Day. Highlights include the classic Tell Your Mum You Love Her hamper, packed with savoury snacks, sophisticated sweets and Harvey Nichols’ best-in-class alcohol-free fizz. For a bigger celebration opt for the Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea hamper, filled with champagne, fine tea and coffee and enough sweet treats for a full day of festivities.
Weather forecast looking good? Harvey Nichols’ Mother’s Day picnic gift box packs a bevy of al fresco delicacies – including prosecco, nuts, crackers, olive paste and fudge – into a pastel-hued floral tote bag perfect for the park. Better yet, pair it with the department store’s hat box, brimming with Premier Cru champagne, passionfruit cocktails and sweets to really get the party started.
So now you’ve booked lunch and picked out a gift, the only thing left is to make sure she looks and feels like a million dollars – which is where Harvey Nichols’ beauty department steps in. Along with an extensive array of counters selling the latest make-up and skincare products, the department store is also home to a host of treatment rooms and salons offering cutting edge facials, relaxing massages and indulgent beauty treatments.
Why not kick the day off by treating her to a high-tech facial courtesy of The Light Salon. Founded by Hannah Measures and Laura Ferguson in 2015, its innovative treatments utilise the rejuvenating and nourishing energy of LED light to stabilise and strengthen skin structure, leaving you looking luminous. The concise menu features a range of bespoke treatments which combine bespoke LED therapy with microneedling, peels and advanced skincare ingredients to tackle concerns ranging from acne and fine lines to hair loss.
Skin refreshed and radiant, head over to Jo Hansford where the eponymous hair colourist’s expert team will be hand to give tresses a glamorous makeover. Named the ‘best tinter on the plant’ by American Vogue, the salon is well versed in the needs of all hair types and textures, offering each client a completely custom experience. Happy with your current colour? You can also pop in for hydrating Olaplex and Kerastase treatments, blow dries and precision cuts.
Mum can’t make it down to Knightsbridge for the big day itself? Not a problem. Harvey Nichols has put together a range of gift experiences catering for everyone from foodies to fashionistas – all of which can be booked up to 24 months from purchase. Traditionalists should opt for the luxury afternoon tea for two: a truly opulent dining experience treating guests to delicate sandwiches and savouries, homemade scones with jam and cream and a selection of miniature cakes and pastries accompanied by a choice of fine teas, coffees and infusions.
Luxury Afternoon Tea for Two, £50
Alternatively, if it’s some mother-daughter pampering time you’re after, the Girls’ Night experience offers a personalised journey through Harvey Nichols’ world-class beauty and fragrance offering. Enjoy a glass of prosecco each while one of the store’s experts gives you a masterclass in the latest products, make-up techniques and custom suggestions for taking your look to the next level. You’ll also receive a goodie bag each along with £25 to redeem against beauty and fragrance purchases during your appointment.
The Girls’ Night for Two, £60
Find out more at harveynichols.com