With Mother’s Day right around the corner, people all over the world are scrambling to figure out what the heck to get their mom this year. Everyone knows that if you asked her what she wanted, she would probably say something from the heart or homemade is best. And yes, yes homemade and sweet is still great for kids under 12, but if you really want to show the most important woman in your life how much you appreciate her, it’s time to kick things up a notch! This doesn’t mean you have to go out and buy her jewelry, it just means its time to put your thinking caps on and figure out something that really speaks to your mom and tells her that you are thankful for her everyday. If your mom is a hip Boulder mama, she might like some of the suggestions I have listed below. Whatever so decide on, the very best thing you can do to show your mom how much you love her, is by saying it every chance get, even when its not Mother’s Day!
A gift that is truly Boulder!
Run with your mom in the All-Women Title 9K! This event includes a Rag-A-Muffin Fun Run for the kids and a post race Expo you won’t want to miss. This race is for the ladies, their kids, mothers, sisters and girlfriends. First timers, walkers, joggers, weekend warriors, elite runners, and Moms with baby strollers are all WELCOME!
Green gift ideas that are inexpensive and more about spending time together then the actually gift!
1. Create a windowsill garden together! If your mom likes to cook and enjoys using fresh herbs, this is a great gift idea that will keep giving for a long time. Just think about it, every time she adds fresh oregano to your favorite spaghetti dish, she will think of how much you love her instead of what a pain you were that day! HeeHee!
2. Breakfast in bed will always be one of the sweetest things you can do! But don’t just serve up some food, instead clean the kitchen and prepare an easily re-heatable dinner so that her whole day can be spent hiking, biking and playing outdoor in Boulder with the family! This is a great idea for those dad’s looking for a gift for their wifes!!!
3. Make a time capsule and bury it somewhere together! You could have each member of your family write your mom a poem or a note and present it to her that morning. Include other things in the capsule like: copies of family favorite pictures, one of her favorite books, old artwork, or funny memories. Present your mom with this gift and set a date to go back and dig it up 10 years down the line!
Best places to send mom to be pampered in Boulder!
ten20 Nail and Waxing Spa offers amazing manicures and pedicures for great prices all year round. This chic boutique is fun and luxurious without being over the top! They are also running a sale tomorrow 5/6 from 11am to 4pm on tons of Mother's Day gifts!
BodyWork Bistro is offering a great package deal that treats your mom to a Day of Healthful Indulgence with Drinks, Appetizer, Lunch, Dessert, and Massage! They are also offering a FREE reflexology session from 12-5pm in honor of Mother’s Day. The total package is only $150, which you could easily spend in the food or 90 minute massage alone.
Elements Massage in Boulder is offering a gift certificate for a 55 minute therapeutic massage for only $49! This is a great deal and perfect for those busy moms who only have an hour to themselves.
Finishing Touches Spa and Salon has several different Mother’s Day specials going on like the Ultimate Mom Escape which features a rose petal facial, Glycolic peel, rose massage, tub soak, manicure AND pedicure! Plus a great Mom and Me package that gives you time to bond while you enjoy Swedish massages, aroma and stone therapy, and pedicures.