But instead of reaching for the pot and a packet of chocolate hobnobs, why not treat her like a queen this Mother's Day with an afternoon tea?
From Newcastle to London, we've picked out the best tea-time treats on offer throughout the UK.
If it's something a little unique, check out The Potion's room at London's Cutter & Squidge bakery or, if you're mum is a stickler for tradition, try the sumptuous Wedgewood tea at Chatsworth House in the Peak District.
Here's our afternoon tea guide:
A Mother's Day special
As well as the usual tea and cakes Jesmond Dene House in Newcastle are offering an afternoon tea special on the 31 March where there'll be live music, bubbles and even a small gift for your mum to take away after dining in their Great Hall.
- Mother's Day afternoon tea at Jesmond Dene House, Newcastle, £42 per person – book now
For the chocoholics
If your mum's one vice is chocolate the award-winning West Didsbury chocolatier Cocoa Cabana's afternoon tea has got her name on it!
Based just outside Manchester, their indulgent afternoon tea features scones slathered with chocolate cream and salted caramel sauce and other cocoa-laden treats including the shop's award-winning brownies.
You're sure to leave on a (sugar) high.
- Afternoon tea at Cocoa Cabana's, Manchester, £16.95 per person – book now
For the modern mama
The Berkeley’s Prêt-à-Portea has been a stalwart of the high-tea scene for a decade but it's recently had a revamp.
The menu of beautiful fashion-themed biscuits, sponges and sweets changes with the catwalk seasons, but previous menus have included a Jimmy Choo-inspired shoe cake, made with praline cream and hazelnut croquant; and a neon yellow iced Manolo Blahnik gingersnap stiletto.
- Prêt-à-Portea at the Collins Room, The Berkeley, London, from £58 per person – book now
For the traditionalist
If THAT 1995 scene where Mr Darcy comes out of the lake gets your mum's heart racing, we suggest you book the deliciously sophisticated afternoon tea at Chatsworth House (where the Pride and Prejudice series with Colin Firth was filmed).
With a tea menu as long as your arm, you'll sip the finest leaves through Wedgewood's best crockery and get cakes, scones, sandwiches and fancies all included too.
- Wedgewood afternoon tea at Chatsworth House, Derbyshire, £35 per person – book now
For the Potter-mad parent
Mrs McGonagall mums and Harry Potter fans will love the Potion Room afternoon tea at London's Soho bakery Cutter and Squidge.
As you arrive you get cloaked up, and then take your seat at the school-style desks and await your Potions Master.
They will have you whisking up potions and all manner of concoctions in no time.
- The Potions Room at Cutter & Squidge afternoon tea, London, from £49.50 per person – book now
For the gin-loving lady
Fancy your afternoon tea *read gin* with a breathtaking view? Head up to level 25 of The Cube in Birmingham to Marco Pierre White’s Steakhouse Bar & Grill.
The reowned chef and his staff are currently serving up a gin afternoon tea – complete with a gin inspired selection of cakes and scones.
Freshly baked gin and lime cupcake and Pink Gin raspberry cheesecake sit proudly on top of the cake stand, while other picnic classics with a modern twist include Gin Jam on orange and juniper scones and gin, chocolate and cranberry ganache.
- Gin & Tea at Marco's in The Cube, Birmingham, £24.95 per person – book now
One for all the family
If you want to treat your mum, yourself AND the kids, The Celtic Manor Resort has to be up there.
While you and mum can have afternoon tea, the kids can go and expel their fidgety energy at the 18-hole crazy golf, ‘forest jump’ high and low ropes, two swimming pools or tutored archery within view of the dining room.
We can't guarantee they won't bagsy the best sarnies before they go though…
- Spring afternoon tea at The Celtic Manor Resort, Newport, from £21.50 per person – book now
For the home loving mum
This vintage tea room in Bristol is the perfect setting for an indulgent afternoon tea with mum.
The cafe's Lilly's Afternoon Tea includes a yummy selection of finger sandwiches and homemade cakes.
There are 14 teas to choose from – or you can pay an extra £4 for a celebratory glass of Prosecco.
- Lily's afternoon tea at Cox and Baloney, Bristol, £22.50 per person – book now
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