Mother’s Day is fast approaching. It’s on May 8th this year, so we all need to be thinking about those special gifts for Mother’s Day. “Something different for mom” is what we all seem to say to ourselves when trying to come up with an idea mom would really enjoy. Cologne, flowers, or jewelry are, of course, very nice. But some years we want to completely blow her away with something kind of unique.
Unique Gifts for Mother’s Day
A spa day might wow her! Just letting her relax and enjoy being pampered sounds scrumptious to any mom. A manicure and pedicure makes anyone feel pretty and better about themselves.
Some of the spa offers in Austin are:
- Viva Day Spa – This spa features Mother’s Day specials such as: “Super Mom Spa Package”, “Love Your Mother Spa Package”, and “Sweet Mamma Facial Package”. Things like “One Hour Swedish Massage with Oh So Coconut Body Butter, Hot Herbal Steam Towel Treatment, and Express Viva Manicure and Pedicure, or Sauna with Cool Peppermint Towels” are just a few of the offered treatments. Don’t those sound yummy! And speaking of yummy, one of these comes with wine, hot tea, and chocolates! Viva has two locations: W. 35th Street, and South Lamar.
- Milk + Honey Spa – This spa offers special Mother’s Day gift packages labeled “Mother’s Mini Retreat”, “Mother’s Signature Retreat”, “Hot Momma Retreat”, and “Mother’s Ultimate Retreat”. There’s even a “Mom + Me Retreat” that would really be fun for mom and daughter to do together. They have several locations in the city.
If some of these spa packages are beyond your budget, you may consider siblings could go in together on a gift certificate for the big day, and that helps out on costs.
Personalized Gifts For Mother’s Day
Another really cool idea is a picture album that you have put together with some of Mom’s favorite occasions throughout her life. Include her childrens’ big moments (school, marriage, etc.), and also her grandchildrens’ special events. Photos of times they shared with their grandmother would mean so much to her. It could be something as simple as a toddler in grandma’s lap being read to, or making cookies with the grandkids that you snapped a picture of years ago. Putting together a book of this kind and labeling the pics would be a treat mom could look back on for many years to come, and you’d get a gold star for thinking of her in such a precious way.
Tasty Gifts For Mother’s Day
Or how about surprising mom with a well-planned Mother’s Day brunch? Whether it’s all the kids getting together and delegating different quiche recipes, waffles, and fruits to be prepared at home, or making reservations at a lovely restaurant offering a brunch for our beautiful moms, she will be overwhelmed at the thoughtfulness shown her.
Some of the restaurants in Austin offering special Mother’s Day events this year are:
Eddie V’s on 5th Street is hosting a “jazz brunch”, and Fleming’s is cooking up a three course brunch featuring “signature eggs benedict or baked brioche French toast”. I don’t know about you, but my mouth is watering just thinking about these delicious sounding foods. Open Table has descriptions of these brunches as well as many more that are going to have some great meals for Mother’s Day. Just be sure to make your reservations early to get the one you believe your mom would most enjoy.
One other cool idea would be to treat mom to lunch at any of the multitude of great lunch cafes around town, and then take her to the movie, “Mother’s Day”! This comedy features Julia Roberts and Jennifer Anniston.
Enjoy Mother’s Day
For those of us who are missing our moms on Mother’s Day (whether she’s passed or living across the miles) or wishing you were a mom, I realize this day can be difficult. I invite you to treat yourself to one of these above activities. Take a quiet moment to reflect on the person you have become thanks to your mom. Look through some photos, toast her, and then enjoy a manicure or wonderful lunch – whatever makes you the happiest (after all, that’s what your mom would want for you).
These are just a few suggestions that a city the size of Austin offers to show our moms how special they are to us. Whether it’s something simple or elaborate, mom will recognize that you have put some thought into giving her the best Mother’s Day gift ever!
Happy Mother’s Day!
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