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Mother's Day 2009

Most mummies deserve a treat on Mother's Day, so make sure you think ahead and plan a surprise this year.

We have been celebrating Mothering Sunday and saying thanks to mums in this country on the fourth Sunday in Lent since at least the 16th century.

And now there are plenty of ways to honour the woman who brought you into the world, whatever your budget.

A hug or a kiss will start her day nicely, and a cup of tea will always go down well on Mother's Day. A handmade card and home-baked cupcakes will seriously add to your brownie point tally.

Setting your mummy free for a few hours will make her very happy too. Let her go for lunch with friends, to have her hair done or swimming on her own for once.

Booking a hearty meal at her favourite local eatery is a classic Mother's Day treat. And you can't go wrong with a pampering spa treatment to make your ma feel special. Lastminute offers a range of tempting spa deals for Mother's Day.

If you're feeling a little more flush, a London Theatre Break will make her weekend. Book top tickets for some of the best shows in the West End along with an overnight stay in a central London hotel for a magical Mother's Day break. You can add afternoon tea and a London attraction to the package to say a really big thank-you.

Holiday Extras can offer the following prices (per person) for an overnight stay in a 3 or 4 star hotel for these all-time mothers' favourites:

Mamma Mia! from £106.50, Blood Brothers from £90, Dirty Dancing from £122.50*

Recent Holiday Extras research has shown that over half of our customers would love to take their mums on holiday. So if you have broader horizons and want to plan a longer Mother's Day break, pre-book the little extras that make a holiday special. Meet and Greet parking, an airport hotel and airport lounge will help your mum start her holiday happy, relaxed and very chuffed.

Don't forget, Mothering Sunday 2009 is on March 22.

*Please note: These prices are correct for bookings searched on March 4, 2009. Prices are subject to change. Book in advance to get the best price and availability.