Stop scouring around the net for an original mother’s day gift. Show some love for all moms by treating her to a unique, luxe experience on May 12. Time to ditch the familiar box of chocolates with this list; She won’t even notice it’s a last-minute resort.
For a fun yet functional gift, send a mom you know a pair of one-size-fits-most booty by Brabants leggings. She’ll be sure to love the trendy Croco skin fabric that stretches and molds into her skin. Designed with a compression fit and a high-rise waistband, she won’t have to worry about her silhouette-hugging leggings sliding down. The leggings are available in a range of feminine colors to keep her looking cute when she’s on the go. From $85, bootybybrabants.com
If you know your mother appreciates art, take her out for a scheduled day tour at the Museum of Fine Arts. Take notes from Wendy Soneson’s subtle painting methods and bond as you and your mother paint a rendition of technicolor flowers using watercolors on a canvas you can bring home. Catch a poignant Spanish movie about a real-life maternity hospital called “the light of hope,” at the auditorium afterward. Before exiting the museum, snag memorabilia from the gift shop to remember the perfect mother’s day. 465 Huntington Ave., 617.267.9300, mfa.org
Flowers are everyone's go-to classic gift for any occasion, but of course, you want your bouquet to stand out. Go the extra mile to make your mother feel cherished with Winston flowers’ vibrant collection. Bring a piece of the garden by ordering the garden empress, a vase of pretty peonies, orchids, and hydrangeas in shades of lively lilac. Alternatively, deliver the peony fête for pretty peonies in colors of charming coral. You’ll be sure to brighten her day and her room. Prices from $95, 131 Newbury St., 800.457.4901, winstonflowers.com
This one is for all foodie moms who deserve to get spoiled with a buffet-style brunch. Get a taste of everything by sampling the various salads, soups, and charcuterie or cheese boards. Prepared exclusively by chef Laurent Poulain, opt for a blueberry french toast or seared scallop to name two out of the handful dishes he will serve. Finish off with a plate of decadent desserts, such as mini eclairs, lemon torte and a chocolate fountain to dip in strawberries, marshmallows and cake cubes. It’s no ordinary brunch for a special mom. From $115, 138 St James Ave., 617.267.5300, fairmont.com
Pamper your mother to a weekend of pure relaxation at the bliss spa. Think calming massages, rose petals for her therapeutic pedi and a free Chandon rosé upgrade. If she wants to relive the moment at home, she can take 20% off spa products. What better way to shower her with affection than for a luxurious spa day? 100 Stuart St., 617.261.8747, marriott.com
Photography by: Photo credit: Tony Rinaldo