Today, 21st of March we honor all mothers and the beautiful maternal bonds in the UAE. To all the Moms out there, we want to say Happy Mother´s Day! You are special, you are unique, your love shifts mountains and melts hearts.
Now that I became a mom myself, this day is extra special. Also, I get to understand many things my mom used to say and I just took for granted. It is true… being a mom changes everything. You experience love like never before, so strong and so powerful that it is even overwhelming, especially at the beginning.
BUT, WHY EVERY COUNTRY SEEMS TO HAVE A DIFFERENT MOTHER´S DAY?
Yes, it is a day that is celebrated in every culture and country. No matter the part of the world. Motherhood as a representation of life, the lifecycle, fertility, the origins, the love… is celebrated everywhere and yet we fail to celebrate it all together and each country selected a different date.
For example in the Middle East and some African countries, it is celebrated on the 21st of March. In Spain, it is always the first Sunday of May. While in the US, the Caribbean, Latin America, some Asian (including our neighbor India), European and African countries is the second Sunday of May. In the UK, it happened not long ago, on the 11th of March- so it is not linked to colonization.
In Thailand for example, they celebrate Mother´s Day on the 12th of August coinciding with the birthday of the Queen.
THE PERFECT GIFT FOR MOM
Usually, flowers are “the”gift par excellence. But, if you know she has been looking at a dress or at a camera or those pretty amazing shoes. Check if Gulfshoppingdeals have a coupon for the online store where those items might be available. They have a pretty amazing list of stores like Namshi, Ounass, Souq, Wadi, Nike… For example, You can find 70% discount coupons for Ounass in Women´s accessories.
Chocolates, beauty products, and some cute jewelry are good options too. But what about gifting an experience like no other?
What about a relaxing massage? You can check how we enjoyed our massage at the Anantara Spa and I am pretty sure your mom/wife will love it too.
What about a romantic getaway? A short scape as a family or just the two of you. Just make sure to make it memorable. We selected some amazingly romantic hotels in the UAE. Check them here.
If you are planning for a romantic dinner, check Zomato and Groupon UAE to find good ideas and special offers. For example, there are many brunch, lunch, and dinner options available within Gulfshoppingdeals/ Groupon. Yes, you can get coupons to use in Groupon! It´s a double deal!
By the way, you can follow us on Zomato too. We love eating big time and it is great to share the places where we go with you!
What about a special photo shooting? If you are expecting, you could do a maternity shooting. Show your beautiful bump to the world! If you have already a baby or children, then go for a family shooting. It is fun and the pictures make it extra special because they will make you smile whenever you will see them.
We did a maternity shooting and after the baby was born, a family shooting with our newborn. It is a gift I treasure very dearly. We took our pictures with YesDXB. They are phenomenal. A makeup artist and hairstylist that knows how to do magic even in the most tired face and a female photographer that handled the delicate baby with so much care and love as I would have. They are an amazing team indeed. You can see the results!
If your mom is away, back home, use the online options. But don’t forget to do the most important thing: GIVE HER A CALL AND TELL HER HOW MUCH YOU LOVE HER!
Happy Mother´s Day!
AND WHAT ABOUT THE DADS?
We have an amazing giveaway going on right now that you can not miss. Get one Osseyan swimsuit for free and enjoy the many uses you can give to the hermetic pouch. Check all the details on the link below. Ladies! Get them for your husbands, boyfriends, and partners in crime.