Aside from the obvious flowers and chocolates it’s always nice to treat your mum to a lovely gift, but not if it adds to their already abundant clutter. Let’s face it she already has 20 scarves, mostly from you, and she certainly doesn’t need another decorative bowl. So what’s the alternative? Today gifts are all about giving an experience rather than useless items that end up gathering dust in the back of a cupboard.

We’ve come up with 4 clutter free gift experiences in Sussex that you can treat your mother to this mothering Sunday.

Afternoon tea at Alexander House Hotel in East Grinstead – served daily from 12pm to 4pm. Spend the afternoon nibbling on dainty finger sandwiches and decadent desserts all washed down with tea from Brighton based tea company Hoogly or a glass or two of Champagne.

Spa day at Ockenden Manor in Cuckfield – Pamper your mum in gorgeous surroundings, there are Sunrise and Sunset half day options which include a 60 minute spa treatment, two course lunch and a smoothie. The spa is super luxurious with indoor and outdoor pools, a walk through rainforest shower, a floatation tank and a relaxation space for that all important spa snooze.

Day out in Brighton – We recommend a morning of window shopping (yes, window shopping only – we’re trying to cut down on the clutter!) followed by a trip on the British Airways i360 and lunch at 64 degrees in the Lanes. 64 degrees is a unique dining experience, small with an open kitchen that you sit at and chat to the chefs as they plate you up small dishes of Michelin star yumminess.

And finally how about the gift of time! – Possibly the best gift of all! Buy a concierge gift voucher from organised:style and we’ll take care of your mum’s to do list so that she can spend her time in any way she pleases. Even if mum’s retired and has plenty of time she can use our concierge services to do the jobs she hates doing, at least they’ll finally get done! They can also be used as a helping hand for those mums less able to complete their everyday tasks.

Whatever you choose to treat your mum to make sure you’re not adding to any already existent clutter, a lovely memory and quality time spent with you is far more valuable.

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