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Azimo lines up five of the best ways to spoil your mum…in a few unusual ways!

Mothering Sunday, Fête des Mères, Día de la Madre, Ziua Mamei – whatever you call it, Mother’s Day is a truly global event. Mothering Sunday takes place on 6th March in the UK, Ireland and Nigeria, while many other countries, such as Romania, tie it in with International Women’s Day on 8th March. Whenever you’re celebrating, here are five surefire ways to surprise your mum beyond the traditional flowers and make her feel special.

BUY HER SOME SPACE IN SPACE

 
For just under £20, you can now buy your mum an acre of land on the Moon, Mars or Venus. She’ll even get a certificate and site map if she ever fancies heading up there, although transport isn’t included. Also, in the case of Venus, the temperature is enough to melt lead. Alternatively, for £94, you can buy her a whopping ten acres and a gold-framed certificate.

SEND HER INTO THE WILD

She may have survived bringing you up at home, but why not put your mum to the ultimate test with a Bear Grylls 24hr Family Desert Survival Course in Dubai? She’ll learn how to survive the desert sun, build and light a fire, cope with snakes and scorpions, and sleep out under the stars. Day two will see her climb, abseil and crawl back to civilisation. You might just want to add on a night in the Burj Al Arab hotel for a little pampering before heading home.

TEACH HER TO ROLL HER OWN

Take your mum’s culinary skills to a whole new level with a sushi-making session at Rice & Rolls Sushi Schools. After a masterclass in cooking Japanese rice, cutting fish and rolling everything from maki to nigiri, she’ll be let loose to roll her own and tuck into the resulting DIY treats for lunch. Going home presents include a certificate, sushi rolling mat, recipe book, 25% off voucher and plenty of raw talent.

GIVE HER THE ULTIMATE THRILL

There can be few more exciting ways to thank your mum than by signing her up to jump out of a small plane at 4,000m above the Romanian countryside. Safely strapped to a qualified instructor, she’ll experience the magic of a tandem freefall before the parachute opens up and she can glide gently down, taking in the views of Bucharest and beyond. Don’t worry, we’re sure she’ll thank you when she finally makes it back down to earth!

SEND HER MONEY VIA AZIMO

Chocolates, flowers and chunks of moon are all very well, but probably the best present of all on Mother’s Day is to send some extra money back home. And if you’re looking to send money to Romania or Nigeria with Azimo, for a limited time there’s no transaction fee. That’ll leave you with more money to spend on a call home on 6th March. You know how mums like to talk!