Once upon a time, mothers loved getting teapots, hand-written cards, maybe even a snazzy sweater. But the modern mom is hip, fresh, active, and would much prefer to spend some quality time with her daughter. Mothers have changed and thus Mother’s Day is changing too.
When thinking of what I’d like to get for my mother, who is currently on a safari in Africa, I thought, wait…even though my Mom is over 60, she isn’t knitting in a rocking chair! I know she’d appreciate anything I gave her, but what would she really love?
Sure, today’s moms may love material things (after all, they are women!), but in an era with busier lives and juggling so many priorities, we are finding it harder and harder to give something that has increased in value over the years…time! Here are a few experiences to treat your mom to, this weekend or anytime.
The Traditional Mom
Plan a fun day filled with things like a cooking class, wine tasting (in the NYC-area? Get tickets for our Wine Getaways>) or touring a local attraction. Treat her to lunch or dinner when your excursion is over. The memories will be worth more to her than any blouse you could find!
The Active Mom
Pick her up, have a backpack full of yummy treats like a variety of cheeses, breads and fruits, and take her hiking. The weather is (finally!) getting warmer, so find something she would love to do and get her motivated! A golf class and/or a horseback ride might also do the trick. Either way, she’ll love the push to do something sporty with you.
The Forever-Young Mom
Treat her to a night out! Get her gussied up, bond over cocktails and buy her a fancy meal. Vegas prices can be affordable, but should that be out of your price range, take a trip to the nearest city and to a place she would never think of going like the Viceroy or W Hotels. My favorite going-out picks are the Redwood Room at the Clift Hotel in San Francisco or the Rose Bar at Gramercy Park in New York City. Nothing would make a hip mama more excited.
PLUS, you could take mom to a Girls Night Out in your city>
Don’t forget to take pictures. Sites like Picnik help you make a great souvenir of your day.
-Terra Khachooni of Roost.com; (Terra and her mom, pictured bottom left)
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GIRL TALK TIME: What are you and mom doing for Mother’s Day? What do you think of the experiences listed above? What is your fave way to bond with mom?