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Mother’s Day is a great time to let your mom know that you appreciate everything she does.

Moms have busy, often stressful lives and can struggle to carve out time for themselves. And while she might love to take a vacation, it isn't always possible (and let's face it, they aren’t necessarily relaxing).

Since we think moms deserve a day of pampering, we’ve put together a list of our best tips for making her day special, while enjoying the luxuries available to you in your home town.


1. Make A Staycation Schedule

Moms spends their time making decisions, organizing and managing the family. They are great at looking after everyone else and often put themselves last.

Without a staycation schedule, it will be easy for your mom to fall into the usual routine. By having a plan in advance, you can make any preparations necessary. Then all she needs to do is kickback, relax, and enjoy herself. If you are really creative you could even print out a schedule as a keepsake.


2. Get Rid Of Distractions

One of the best things about traveling is stepping out of the day-to-day, unplugging, and enjoying time with the family. Recreate that feeling at home for Mom by turning off devices for the day.

Another way to help Mom relax is to clean the house so she won't start thinking about everything needing to get done. After all, it's supposed to be a vacation at home!


3. Create Spa Moments

Even if Mom doesn't spend a whole day for a spa retreat, you can create spa "moments" throughout the day!
  • Let her sleep in. A good night of sleep and not needing to rush out of bed feels like a treat.
  • Give her some luxurious time for self-care by running a bath with some beautiful bath salts. Set the mood with a gorgeous candle and some relaxing music.
  • Mix 1 cup of brown sugar with ⅓ cup of almond or jojoba oil for a sugar scrub that will rock her world.
  • Infuse filtered water or coconut water with fruit, mint or cucumber.



4. Treat Her Tastebuds

Sharing a meal together at a nice restaurant is a great way to make Mom feel special. She'll get to eat delicious food, in good company and won't need to hassle over cooking and cleaning!

Try a farm-to-table restaurant, or visit your local farmer’s market and pack a picnic to take on a hike. For a real treat, get Mom some local artisan chocolate.

5. Tick Something Off Her Bucket List

While your mom might not get to climb Everest this Mother's Day, we bet she has a list of activities she's wanted to try but hasn't found the time.

Maybe she's been eager to learn how to dance. Or, you could sign her up for that cheese-making or pottery class she always wanted to try. You might even try exploring a new local area she hasn't been to.

With a little consideration you’ll find there are lots of great activities close to home that will help you create a day your mom won’t forget.



Looking to deliver a staycation to your mom's door? Check out our spa gift baskets.