Mother's Day Gift Guide

Pampering Gifts

Day spa certificate

Every mom wants to be pampered, and a day at the spa is the ultimate! Most day spas have special Mother's Day packages that include massages, manicures, and other special beauty treatments. The best part of going to a spa is the feeling that you're being taken care of. And for someone who's always doing the caring, it's easy to see why that's a great change of pace.

Bath products gift basket

At the end of a long day, it's great to settle into a warm, fragrant bath. Feeling pampered at home is easy with some favorite bubble bath, talcum powder, and moisturizer. Add a few fragrant candles, and you've got an instant escape! It's no wonder that a gift basket of bath products always brings a smile to a tired mom's face.

Breakfast in bed

It may sound like a cliche, but breakfast in bed for a tired and busy mom is very pampering indeed. Add special touches like a fresh flower, a small scented candle, or pretty seashells in a small bowl to the breakfast tray. And be sure to serve all her favorites (no dieting allowed on this day). It doesn't get any better than this!

Other favorites from readers

  • Being allowed to sleep in very late
  • A five-night cruise to the Bahamas
  • A box of favorite chocolates
  • A gift certificate for a foot or body massage
  • A day at the beach alone
  • A favorite meal cooked by others
  • Dinner and a movie

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