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The French Way To Celebrate Mother's Day

May 01, 2021
It's finally May! And apart from the fact that spring is in full swing, it's also going to be Mother's Day soon! A day where people treasure the woman who brought them to this Earth and gave them life. Who took good care of them and helped them get to where they are now. And, perhaps, the most loyal woman who will stand by you no matter what. Here in France, Mother's Day is pretty special considering that family is important to the French. You'd do well in following suit of what they do to treasure their beloved moms during this holiday!
The French Way To Celebrate Mother's Day


Flowers Always Work

In a stump of what you give your mom for Mother's Day? Why not give her a bouquet of flowers? That's what the French will do, especially those in Paris. While giving flowers isn't exactly exclusive to the French, since Paris in springtime brings about the most beautiful flowers in the city, it's become a popular gift for this special holiday. Add to that the thousands of flower vendors that sell bouquets at affordable prices! Though if there's one place in Paris where you'll get the best flowers in the city, it's gotta be Marché aux Fleurs in Ile de la Cité!
The French Way To Celebrate Mother's Day
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Give Her Some French Sweets

It's no secret that the French love their sweets. From the sinfully saccharine to the tart and slightly savory French desserts will always work well as presents. But what would your mom like? Firstly, there's chocolate! Since Paris chocolatiers are some of the best, not just in France, but in the world too, getting her a box from one of them would be really special. For a daintier option, however, macarons will delight them in more ways than one. Especially if they came from Paris' best sweets shops! These treats are rich, not too sweet, and oh-so-good!
The French Way To Celebrate Mother's Day
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Invite Them To Brunch

Since Mother's Day is on a Sunday, why not take your mother out for brunch? Don't you feel like there's something so special about brunch? Many people simply think of it as an alternative to breakfast or lunch or that it's a combo of the two. But over the years, it's become somewhat of a luxury, especially since it's mostly well-off people who do it! Either way, taking her out for brunch is a great way to bond and it's even better that it's over such a high-class meal! If you're already in Paris, there are a ton of great brunch hotspots to treat her to!
The French Way To Celebrate Mother's Day
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Go On A Picnic

France is a beautiful country. In big cities like Paris, there are pleasant parks and gardens to spend some quality time in, getting some botanical bliss amidst a very urban metropolis at the same time. In more rural towns and the French countryside, however, these places are more in one with the natural wonders of the country. Ultimately, these are why going out for a picnic has become common among the French when spending time with their moms on Mother's Day. Who wouldn't want to relax, take the load off, and just bond with the woman who's taken care of you all your life?
The French Way To Celebrate Mother's Day
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Enroll in A Cooking Class Together

Since France is considered one of the 'food capitals of the world,' especially Paris, you'd think that treating your mom to a nice meal would make it on this list, right? Well, that's already a given! It's like there's an unofficial and unspoken rule that you have to treat your mom to a nice place on Mother's Day! However, the French take it one step further. Instead of just paying for a good meal, they actually make it with their moms themselves! It's become pretty common for people to attend culinary classes with their mothers on this holiday. It's a great way to get closer and understand that special woman in your life more!
The French Way To Celebrate Mother's Day
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Take Them On A Cruise

This one is arguably more common in Paris than in other places in France. This is because cruising along the famous Seine River is something that many moms have appreciated over the years. It's a pretty 'touristy' thing to do whilst in the French capital, yes, but it's also fun, relaxing, and if she's with your dad, it's a great romantic date for them. Wouldn't that just be so lovely? Let your mom relax and have a good time sailing off not the beautiful Seine River in Paris. Now, if you're not in Paris, giving her tickets to an actual luxury cruise would be great too!
The French Way To Celebrate Mother's Day
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Present A Designer Perfume

Nothing says 'French' better than a good perfume! It's no secret that when it comes to luxury perfumes, France has everyone else beat! Some of the most famous scents in the world come from here! And if you want to spend a ton of money for your mom on Mother's Day, getting her a bottle of perfume from a French designer label is your best bet! The most classic is, of course, Chanel No. 5, known to be one of the best-selling perfumes of all time! YSL's iconic Black Opium is also a great choice too! Its vanilla and coffee notes evoke a sweetness and maturity that really highlights what motherhood is all about!
The French Way To Celebrate Mother's Day
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Stuck on what to do for your mom this Mother's Day? Take a page out of the French's playbook and make her feel special this coming holiday! Everyone knows that the French are experts when it comes to making someone feel special!

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