5 Ways to Spoil Mom This Mother’s Day (that are better than flowers)

This is your reminder that Mother’s Day is May 12th! It’s coming up quickly, and since we’re big advocates of preparedness, we want to make sure you’re ready to wow her.


We know she’ll be grateful for any gift that she unwraps from you. However, there’s always room to shower her with something other than run-of-the-mill flowers or #1 Mom mugs.


Today, we’re sharing five unique and unexpected gift ideas to help you show her how much you appreciate her this Mother’s Day. 


A Spa Experience


Chances are, the mother in your life is constantly on the go. From shuffling around the Mom Taxi, making sure the sports uniforms are clean, and brainstorming family-friendly meal ideas each week, she rarely has time in her schedule to unwind! 


Give her the gift of self-care by purchasing a spa gift card for her. This way, she can choose how she wants to relax, whether it’s with a massage, a mani/pedi, or a trip to the sauna. 


If you’re local to Irvine, CA (that’s where we’re located), we recommend showering her with a gift card from Irvine Spa


This is more than just her typical spa day. She can nurture her energy in the Salt Room, tend to sore muscles in the Ice Room, or spend the day relaxing poolside. If she’s more of a traditional spa-goer, they do offer massages, body scrubs, and acupressure. They even have a Kids' Room to keep the children occupied while she delves into self-care mode, although we recommend leaving the kiddos at home for a total pampering experience. 


A Night Away


Give Mom a night of peace and quiet with a one-night solo stay at her favorite local hotel. 


When she checks in for a night to herself, she’ll have the luxury of binge-watching her favorite Netflix shows, enjoying a glass of Merlot, and settling into a bath with dreamy skincare products waiting for her.


Afterward, she can decompress by wearing a plushy hotel robe and ordering room service. 


The Hilton Garden Inn is a beautiful option in the Irvine area that has an indoor pool, on-site restaurant, and room service.


Engraved Jewelry Made Just for Her


Jewelry is a beautiful Mother’s Day gift. Gift her with a customized, engraved piece that she’s guaranteed to cherish forever.


Pandora offers in-store engraving on certain necklaces, charms, and bracelets at select locations. 


Their laser equipment allows you to create jewelry featuring custom phrases or quotes in your or your little one’s handwriting for a keepsake piece she won’t want to take off.


A Workshop or Class


If she’s the artistic type, help her express herself by saving her a seat at a local workshop or class. 


If she enjoys getting crafty in the kitchen, sign her up for a culinary class. If she’s more of a smooth-mover, gift her with a ballroom or salsa dancing session. 


Do you need a spark of inspiration to figure out what she’d like? Photography, pottery, and painting are just a few other ideas to get her creative juices flowing.


Gift her the opportunity to enjoy her passion, whatever that may be. 


Tickets to Her Favorite Artist


Give her a night out with live entertainment by getting tickets to see her favorite artist, band, theatrical show, or comedian.


For bonus points, don’t forget to book the babysitter in advance!


Mother’s Day is about showing your appreciation for everything she does to keep your world going round. No matter what you decide to give her this year, make sure it comes straight from the heart to show how much she means to you.