Wanting to do something special for your mom on mother’s day can be a bit challenging. For one, you have to think outside the box – and with organizations in and around Springfield, Mo offering mother’s day specials including brunch, dinner and spa specials, it takes the guess-work out of planning a fun outing with your mom. But for those of you looking for something a little different, something a bit more personalized we put our heads together to come up with some unique mother’s day ideas to give that noggin of yours a rest.
Unique Mother’s Day Ideas
Things to do with Your Mama
Why do only one thing when you can do ALL THE THINGS to do in Springfield, Mo? We have everything from Hurt’s Donuts, to the Aviary (awesome mimosas), the conservation center, thrift stores downtown and everything in between. You could have a picnic at the park, catch a flick or even take her rock-climbing (if she isn’t too old and if that’s her bag).
The majority of WeDamers I’ve spoken with love the sun-kissed glow of a tan, but not at the price of wrinkles and skin issues down the line. Why not head over to Grove Spa and do a spray tan session (in different rooms of course). Kerri is sure to take care of you –just be sure to book in advance!
This is supposed to be mom’s day of R&R, so why not get her a massage from Connie Craven? *BONUS* If you are a teacher, regardless if you are an educator in an elementary, kindergarten or college, you get an additional 10% off!
Taking some of those wrinkles off mom’s face is the least you can do (after all, you are probably responsible for a few of those…including the vein which pops out on her forehead when you peeve her off). In a private room, filled with the scent of aromatherapy and relaxing music, you can pamper your mom’s face with all-natural organic products sure to rejuvenate her skin!
Help your mom become more flexible, literally and figuratively, with awesome yoga packages from Laid Down Life Yoga center. It’s like spring cleaning for your body and mind – your mom will be sure to thank you when she realizes stress doesn’t impact her the way it did before!
Getting your hair did is always fun, and Elizabeth Cloud is a color specialist and stylist who will not only give your mom the best cut, but she has worked on celebrities and is REALLY GOOD AT LISTENING to what you want…even if you aren’t sure what that is! Give her a buzz and put your momma on CLOUD nine (Cause her name is Elizabeth CLOUD – oh my gosh, I kill myself).
Unique Mother’s Day Gifts
Let’s be honest, some momma’s are more introverted than others…or their love language is more about getting gifts than it is enjoying an experience. There is no right or wrong – but in the event your momma doesn’t get out much (and doesn’t want to) here are some thoughtful gifts which are sure to keep her hermit-mentality happy and safe within its comfort zone.
Personalized Fleece Blanket
Did you know you can order this online from a few different websites? I am sure there are a few places in town that do this sort of thing, but I have yet to find one…mainly because my mom is a quilter…so I didn’t bother researching into this because her house is literally covered in hand-made quilts. It would be like ordering dominos for an employee of Garbo’s Pizza.
I frequent the International Brown Derby Wine Center way too much for my own good, and when I go with my mom we end up tasting everything they have in their deli right before we spend an ungodly amount of money on artisan cheeses and meats. Why not do an indoor mimosa brunch with your mom in her house (you clean up the mess of course) and gift her with a cheese and crackers serving board? Sounds like a whole lot of class without having to pay extravagant prices!
So I took the kiddos in for a photo shoot with Erin Gamble of Gambles photography, and not only did the kids have a blast, but I can’t wait to see my mom’s face when I frame a few of these bad boys and pass them her way – she always gets a little misty-eyed…and Erin does a fabulous job.
Head on down to the Battlefield Mall and get yourself a basket o’ lavendery goodies. All hand-made, home-made and made with love by the Bersted family on their farm just outside Springfield, Mo. These baskets are to die for! And did you know lavender has been shown to lower stress? PERFECT for those big family gatherings that make your mom wanna pull her hair out.
Collagen is the fountain of youth, and if you’ve met Deborah Troeger you would see, first-hand, exactly what Modere’s collagen products do to your face, skin, and even your organs. It’s beauty from the inside out!!
Michele Rickman is an amazing lady who cannot help but lift everyone around her up. She can walk into a room, hang out for two minutes, leave without saying a word and everyone is like “Wow! I feel good and I don’t know why!” If that isn’t enough, her high-class fashion jewelry is gorgeous…what makes it better is that these runway pieces are sold at a fraction of the price. Awesome for those of us on a budget!
This really is the gift which keeps on giving…We are never really sure what’s lurking in our water…so if your mom is more of the practical type, getting an RO system from Cory will be just the thing to make her shine…from the inside out! Hydration is important people – especially when done with clean water!
Bluetooth tracking tag (never lose your keys again)
If your mom is anything like me, I will tear the house apart looking for the keys which are in my hand. Lost keys, phones and remotes are a thing of the past with this gift… simply put le tag on le items, and when you can’t find it you will be led to them easily. What an awesome gift!
At this point, I could go on and on about other unique mother’s day gift ideas, but instead I am going to list them down so you take a look yourself and see which one compliments your mom the most!
Indoor herb garden
Hanging nest for summer days (you can put this on the patio or porch)
Outdoor Summer Kit – Big Floppy summer hat, sunglasses, hammock, solar lights, etc
Purses and more at the ½ off ½ off store – my friend Amy from ADSmith Advertising told me about this place on Glenstone, and they get new shipments every Wednesday!
Phone and electronic charging station
Wine glass set – would go perfectly with that cheese board and slicer!
Fitbit, for the health-conscious mum!
Wishing you and your mom a happy Mother’s day!