Every mom, grandma, sister, cousin, auntie, neighbor, wife, or female role model who has had an impact on your life deserves something nice for Mother’s Day. Whether she loves pampering, snacks, or just some quality time, we’ve put together some ideas to make her day extra special.
1. The Gift Of Time
Offer to take the kids out for a couple of hours so Mom can enjoy time to herself. Whether it’s to read a book, soak in the bath, binge watch a new season of her favorite show, or simply grab some shut-eye, she’s earned some uninterrupted hours!
Three great ways to do this: As a gift certificate to her favorite place, go with her and make it a mom date, or buy some items and have a do-it-yourself spa day! From nail polish remover, to cotton pads, to skin buffers, to nail polish, to foot lotion, Bartell’s carries everything you need for the perfect at-home mani/pedi. (Pssst: Two of our favorite spring nail colors are Essie Nail Polish in Mint and Sinful Colors in Pink Forever)
3. Outdoor picnic with the whole family
Pack the cheese, La Panzanella crackers, La Marca Prosecco for mom and dad, and special non-alcoholic beverage for the kids like Martinelli’s Sparkling Cider. Find a nice park nearby and spread out on a blanket, or even a backyard picnic! If spring showers linger, gather your eats and treats and move the fun to the living room. Sticking to the 5-second rule has never been easier!
4. Spa Gift Basket
Pamper mom with a gift basket full of product to make her own at-home spa day! Here are just a few of our recommendations: Aveeno Oat Mask, Bodyceuticals Antioxidant Face Cream, Burt’s Bees body lotion, Dr Teals Epsom Salt in Lavender, Fruit & Flower Bubbly, a Seattle Chocolate bar, and a nice scented candle!
5. Framed photo of the family, or even a whole photo album!
This one is great especially if mom is also a grandma.) Did you know Bartell’s has a full service Kodak photo center? You can make photo prints, cards, DVDs, and yes – even an entire photo album in various page lengths and sizes.
6. Surprise activity
Tell mom to pack a few different things, then surprise her with the end destination – pick a destination she’ll love since you know her best!
7. Wine Tasting
Many local wineries from Woodinville to the Walla Walla Valley have re-opened for business! Some do require reservations for tours or visits, so make sure to book accordingly.
Save some gas and design your own at-home tasting! Good with gatherings? Do a blind tasting by having everyone bring a bottle of their favorite local vintage (hint hint – Bartell’s has a great selection of local wines)! Take it to the next level by removing or covering the labels and seeing who can pick each suspect out of the lineup. Pull tasting notes from the vineyard’s website for hints and pairing suggestions!
8. Scavenger hunt with little items along the way
If you and your mom are into amateur sleuthing, brainstorm places to hide little gifts, and come up with clues she can follow to find them. You could start off with a delicious Theo Chocolate, followed by bath bubbles, and wrap up the case with a bouquet of flowers, some champagne, cupcakes, or all of the above!
9. Cook a 3 course meal, either for her or together
Let’s face it – mom cooked for you for how many years? Show her your inherited kitchen skills by whipping up a nice appetizer, main course, and dessert. Or, if mom loves to cook, offer to make something special together.
10. Weekend away together
A little on the pricier side, but if you and mom both feel comfortable venturing out, there are so many great weekend away options in our beautiful state. Whidbey Island, San Juan Island, and Leavenworth just to name a few.
11. Virtual paint and wine class
Spend an evening sipping and painting. There are a lot of different options to choose from, so have a browse online and find one that has a picture that speaks to you.
12. Make a local goodie basket
We always encourage supporting local, so why not make a gift basket out of local goodies? We support over 150 different WA-based companies in our stores, so there are tons of products to choose from! For a peek at our local vendors list, visit https://www.bartelldrugs.com/blog/our-local-list-of-wa-items-on-our-shelves/