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Mother's Day Gift Ideas

Read the mini guide on Mother’s Day gift ideas including homemade gifts to make, local businesses to find a gift, and events happening around Westchester.

Why limit the Mother’s Day celebrations to just one day on May 8, when you could honor those special women in your life for every day in the month of May? Honor your mother, wife, sister, grandmother, aunt, coworker, and the list goes on. Shower her with gifts.

Read the mini-guide below on Mother’s Day gift ideas. The guide lists homemade gifts to make, local businesses where you could find a gift, and events happening around Westchester. If you are still struggling to find that perfect gift, or are just searching for another gift to add on to the pile, then this guide is for you. No matter her age, there is something for every mother, grandmother, mother-in-law or mother-to-be.

Create a gift basket filled with wine and cheese. Stop by Zachys Wine and Liquor, Vintology Wine and Spirits, or Sherbrooke Cellars to purchase two bottles of wine. One bottle of wine should be her favorite wine or wine region. The second bottle of wine can be a new wine you would like for them to try (I hear South American wines are the new trend). Also, while you are at the store, ask the knowledgeable staff for suggestions on cheese pairings for your wine.

Have a picnic in the park. Crossway Park, De Lima Park and Chase Park are local parks with some designated areas for picnicking. Make sure to pack disposable dinnerware and a blanket, in case you are unable to find an empty table. Also, prepare the food at home or visit a local eatery and order to go. Some suggestions, bento boxes from Tanto Japanese Deli, or Panera Bread. Try from Panera Bread the Fuji Apple Chicken salad, Cuban Chicken Panini or Tomato and Mozzarella Panini, and Pecan Braid or Strawberry Granola Parfait.

Dine at  or  for their delicious Saturday and Sunday brunches. Casa Maya cooks up Huevos a la Mexicana, Maya's Chiaquiles, Tostada Del Dia, and Pasteles a-la Plancha. Not to mention the unlimited mimosa, sangria, lime margarita and Bloody Mary. Spiga lays out eggs benedict, mussels and clams marinara, baked eggplant rollatine, and banana pancakes. To drink, there is unlimited champagne, mimosa, and Bloody Mary. For one price the guest of honor can eat a buffet of assorted food.

Indulge in her sweet tooth and buy her some artisanal chocolates from Odyssey Chocolates, a personalized cake from , or French treats like the Fresh Fruit Tartlette from  bakery.

Treat this special person to a spa day at Tranquility Spa, Nirvana Spa or Oasis Day Spa. Tranquility Spa has a “Day of Pamper” package which includes a Swedish and reflexology massage, a European facial, and a choice between three full body wraps. Oasis Day Spa offers a “Brunch & Spa” package which includes brunch at Red Hat on the River. Also, every mother who visits Oasis Day Spa on Mother's Day receives a complimentary mimosa.

Visit the new local store, Kalliste Handmade Organic Soap. Purchase a luxury gift basket or individual items. The shop sells natural and organic beauty products including organic soap, Dead Sea salt body scrubs, aromatherapy body lotions, and vegan lip balms.

Want to help the kids make their presents for Mom? Children can create special handmade pottery at Paint Your Own Pottery. The store supplies everything from supplies to instructions. Children can pick from a variety of pieces to decorate. There are plates, bowls, cookie jars, and vases. Visit the website for decorating ideas.

Know how to knit or crochet? Then knit something!  offer a ton of supplies including colorful yarn, design templates, and design books. Ask the knowledgeable staff for quick things to work up. Or, if the giftee is also a knitter make a day of knitting. Many customers stop by to knit in Sticks and Strings yarnista community.

Do not forget the flowers. What is Mother’s Day without a bouquet or vase of fresh flowers to fill the house with an inviting aroma? Swing by Colonial Village Flowers for their special Mother's Day flowers.

Take her to Mom’s Night Out! Mom’s the Word at the Bendheim Performing Arts Center at 7 p.m. May 5. Mom’s The Word is a cabaret featuring song parodies about the joys and challenges of motherhood. The songs are written and performed by three mothers Dana Covey, Amy Mandelbaum and Erika Radin. Tickets are $25.

If the mother is into music, then check out the Scarsdale Teen Center’s "Adult Night of Rock" on May 7 at 7:30 p.m. at the Wicked Wolf Tavern in White Plains. The Del Bocas, The Offbeats and The Blueberries will perform. The event is hosted by Jimmy Fink of "The Peak" 107.1. There will also be an auction and raffle prizes. The event doubles as a fundraiser for the Scarsdale Teen Center. Advance tickets are $45, and at the door tickets are $55.

Gregtooke May 04, 2011 at 12:36 PM
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