Published May 10, 2012
She changed your diapers, packed your lunches, and wiped your nose. Mother’s Day is this Sunday, and if you’re struggling with what to get her to show your appreciation, how about something she likely needs the most: a little rest and relaxation.
Hotels around the country have luxurious packages with fun extras – like Mother’s Day brunches, spa treatments, chocolates and more. Here are a few suggestions to make your gift giving easier this year.
The Arizona Biltmore is a great place for Mom to spend her special day with free-night offers to spa specials and Champagne brunches. Take advantage of the 2-for-1 Mother's Day offer that gives guests who book a room during the week of Mother's Day a second night free, or the "Like Mother Like Daughter" package that includes an hour-long manicure and pedicure for two for $175. There are also discounts spa treatments and a selection of champagne brunches. Use promo code "MOM" when booking.
Upstate New York
Otesaga Resort Hotel in Cooperstown, New York is offering a special treat when you book a room in its historic hotel. Moms will receive chocolate-covered strawberries, a wine tasting, a romantic candle-lit dinner with a complimentary glass of wine, breakfast on the scenic veranda overlooking Lake Otsego.
Lake Tahoe, Calif.
Sorenson's Resort is offering a Mother's Day weekend package that includes a three-night stay for the price of two at the historic cottage. Order a massage, soak in nearby Grover State Park Hot Springs or fire-up the wood-fired sauna. For an additional charge, you can also treat mom to Sorenson Resort's popular Mother's Day brunch on Sunday, May 8. The brunch is served 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.; reservations are recommended.
Bal Harbour, Fla.
How about a little retail therapy for mom in the ultimate shopping experience at ONE Bal Harbour Resort & Spa in South Florida. Book the “Sun, Stay and Shop” package and celebrate Mother’s Day with a $100 resort credit, daily continental breakfast and complimentary car service to the iconic Bal Harbour Shops, home to 100+ chic boutiques and gourmet restaurants. Rates start at $395 per night; based on double-occupancy; some restrictions apply.
Lost Pines, Tex.
Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort and Spa, is offering Mommy and Me pedicures, free golf for moms at Wolfdancer Golf Club and a Mother's Day Brunch, including breakfast favorites and unique creations like smoked pork loin with house made Shiner Bock Mustard as well as a lavish dessert buffet. Guest can participate in events, like Mother's Day card making, button making and mom-themed movies under the stars.
What better way to show mom how much you care than with a little bling. The JW Marriott Chicago is offering the Diamond’s are a Mom’s Best Friend package from May 11 – May 13, the, with rates from $309 per night. The package includes flowers for mom, brunch for two, parking, and best of all: A Personalized VIP experience at Chicago’s acclaimed diamond SCAASI jeweler with a discount ($100 towards $500 or more; $300 towards $1,500 or more or $500 towards $5,000 or more).