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If you want to make Mother’s Day extra special for your mom or wife, the best way is to provide her with a weekend getaway. After all, she deserves a little time away from ruling the roost. Being a mom is one of the most difficult jobs there is, so here are some ways that you can give her a break and make Mother’s Day weekend memorable for her.
For starters, check out your local Tourist Information Center for your town or city. Is there a quaint bed and breakfast in your area? Most women love getting away from home, even if it’s just an evening away. What’s better than having breakfast prepared by someone else in the morning, or having dinner out knowing you don't have to wash up afterward? A B&B weekend is the perfect Mother’s Day gift, and will help her feel like she's just been on a mini vacation - even if it's just a mile down the road.
From Swedish massage services to eyebrow waxing, day spas have it all. Moms love being pampered by someone else, even if it’s just a manicure. For Mother’s Day, give her a day spa gift package as the perfect gift. She’ll feel rejuvenated when she returns home.
If she loves wine, check your local paper and see if there a local wine tasting event coming up in your area. For Mother’s Day, give her tickets to tour a local vineyard, and make sure her tour includes a free bottle of wine at the end of it. If she doesn’t like wine, opt for a chocolate tasting event instead, or a tour of a fudge-making shop or factory with a few free samples thrown in.
If she's a woman who likes the limelight, consider visiting an upscale casino for the evening. Many casinos offer hotel and slots packages, so it’s the perfect getaway for the mom who loves to try her luck. She can relax in her hotel room for a little TLC, have a nice meal out on the casino grounds, and doll herself up to try her hand at poker during the night.
Getting away with girlfriends for Mother’s Day weekend is another surprise she'll love. Sometimes, just spending time with friends is the best gift of all, even if it’s just for a night out. She’ll love the opportunity to hang with her gal pals, and appreciate your thoughtfulness.
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