I love to theme celebrations, adding a bit of pizazz with gift and outings combined.
Listed are a few favorite ideas for this coming Mother's Day. (Many of these ideas are located in southern ca, but some you can find the equivalent to in other areas.)
1) A family walk through beautiful Botanical Gardens is perfect for all, a nice way to relax and catch up, and an easy option if there are little ones to consider. These are a few in Southern California, The Mildred E. Mathias Botanical Garden (UCLA), South Coast Botanic Garden, Descanso Gardens, Lotusland (Montecito).
A garden walk can be gifted with one of these necklaces, Lotus or Floral Charm, and perfume as delightful as the scent of all the flowers. My favorite choice for perfume is Margot Elena's Toyomilk, American small batch perfumery.
2) For an evening of fun and games, take Mom to an Escape Room, where you have to use your noggin to solve your way out of the room. The best escape rooms combine brain-twisting puzzles with inventive room design and a touch of theatricality from the resident game masters. There are Escape Rooms all over the country, here are a few company’s with various locations:60out, Breakout Games, Room Escape
A theatrical gift is indeed the choice here: perhaps sunglasses with flair (but a must is good lenses), or scarves and jewelry to add a bit of glamour.
For affordable sunglasses I like Suncloud Optics, if you can spend a little more, check out Maui Jims.
George Roth scarves are 100% silk hand painted, a must for a woman of style.
For the touch of jewelry, a one-of-kind necklace, Canyon Rose, with hand hammered links and rose coin pearls is beautiful touch.
3) Craft Workshops, of all kinds, have you create not only a craft, they are entertaining as well. As a group, you can talk, laugh, eat, and relax while working with your hands. The option is to go to a place, or have the craft workshop brought to your home. These are a few I have had fun at: Social Crafts comes to you, or you can go to Bitter Root Pottery or Poketo Workshops,
Hand poured candles, or hand made bath products are the perfect gift giving choice: Voyage et Cie offers both candles and spa products or Tobi Tobin creates delicious handcrafted chocolates and scents.
4) Winery Tours, the ultimate daylong or weekend getaway! You can head to Malibu, Santa Barbara or Temecula
A bottle of wine from her favorite winery would be in order. Other gift ideas are a easy crossbody purse to have while you tour, my favorites are Hobo’s Bemuse
or Vera Bradley’s Iconic RFID Little Hipster, , and for jewelry, Rustic Baroque Pearl Earrings , or a simple
And if you just want to shower your Mom with LoVE, this pendant is the perfect gift:
Love to Mom!