Sometimes it’s just plain difficult trying to find the perfect gift to express how much Mom means to you.
Do you go with breakfast in bed, a fabulous buffet brunch, or a fresh spring bouquet?
No worries. We’ve assembled a list of treasures sure to surprise her and show her you care.
Add some spice to her life and give Mom a culinary treat from Savory Spice Shop. Savory offers an assortment of 400 herbs and spices ground fresh weekly, and more than 160 handcrafted seasonings, organics, and extracts to taste. Create your own gift combination or get a gift certificate so Mom can explore the spicy elements for herself. Gift packs, cookbooks, and cooking classes are also available. Savory Spice Shop; 73-399 El Paseo, Suite #103, Palm Desert, 760-346-4372
There’s more cooking at Malibu Olive Company than its gourmet oils. Moms will rejoice with the High Antioxidant skin moisturizer that can be found at local Farmer’s Markets throughout the Coachella Valley. Made with 100 percent lemon infused extra virgin olive oil, this product has no chemicals or additives and is said to rejuvenate lips, condition dry hair, strengthen finger nails and can soften Mom’s lovely hands. Malibu Olive Company, 6412 Lunita Road, Malibu, Calif.,
Share the gift of wellness and let Mom escape to the famed Two Bunch Palms Spa Resort for a soak in their Hot Mineral Springs “Grotto”. The two night (for two people) Mother’s Day Package includes:
- Two night weekend room accommodation (any weekend in May)
- Two 60 minute Spa Treatments (choose from a list of 12)
- Sunday Brunch for Two at Essence Restaurant
- Daily programming classes
This package starts at $599 and is bookable through May 29. Not bookable mid-week. Two Bunch Palms Spa Resort, 67425 Two Bunch Palms Trail, Desert Hot Springs, 760-329-8791.
Surround her with luxury by choosing an elegant present from Between the Sheets. Enter into this sophisticated home décor and entertaining boutique and you will find designer essentials and unique gifts items to compliment every room in the house. Look for the crystal vanity collection of perfume bottles, ring holders, and frames by Olivia Riegel (pictured at right). Between the Sheets, 73425 El Paseo, Palm Desert; 760-779-8500.
Give a gift of beauty from Wink Lash & Beauty Bar and sister store Just Blow Drys. Gift certificates are available for products and services including the Nu-Face Lift and Tone Facial package. It is one of the hottest innovations in the anti-aging industry for facial contouring, toning and firming of aging skin and often referred to as the “5 Minute Facial-lift.” You can also have a makeup artist customize a makeup pallet with Wink Mineral Makeup. Purchase $50 worth of cosmetics and receive a pink or orange cosmetic bag free while supplies last. For Mother’s Day, purchase a package of 6 or 12 Blow Drys and receive $25 in free Just Blow Drys products. Wink Lash and Beauty Bar & Just Blow Drys, 73-375 El Paseo Dr., Suite D and G, Palm Desert; Wink: 760-340-5274; Just Blow Drys: 760-568-2569
Sometimes it’s the little things that matter such as taking time out from Mom’s hectic schedule to nourish the mind and body. Help her relax with an organic “Stress-Fix” product from lifestyle brand Aveda. Made with certified organic lavender, lavandin, and clary sage, the body cream and bath salts are clinically proven to reduce stress. Stop by the Aveda El Paseo Experience Center for a complimentary “moment of wellness” Chakra treatment or neck massage or book a Friday Facial for only $20 in redeemable product purchase. Aveda consultants also gift wrap and will be offering Mother’s Day specials throughout the weekend. Aveda El Paseo Experience Center, 73-680 B El Paseo, Palm Desert, 760-773-2662.
Mom have a sweet tooth? Present her with a gift basket or tin filled with delicacies made locally by Brandini Toffee. Award winning Brandini Toffee has a delicious selection of toffee bites, poppers, bark, and brownies to satisfy confection connoisseurs. Check out the website for Mother’s Day specials or head down to the factory in Rancho Mirage to try the chocolate dipped pretzels with toffee…isn’t toffee a new superfood? Brandini Toffee Shop and Factory, 42560 Bob Hope Drive, Rancho Mirage, 760-200-1598.
Spa Terre at the Riviera Resort & Spa is offering a decadent “bathing ritual” to indulge Mom during the month of May. Cleopatra’s Milk Global Ritual includes with an invigorating Body Exfoliation, a relaxing Serenity Bath with revitalizing Milk Extracts, and a Full Body relaxation massage. This treatment is 110 minutes for $175 (a $75 saving). Spa Terre at the Riviera Resert & Spa, 1600 N. Indian Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, 760-778-6694
Nothing says Happy Mother’s Day quite like Julie’s Hallmark. With two convenient locations, Julie’s carries a huge inventory of specialty gifts and stationery items for any Mom on your list. Julie recommends the sweet Willow Tree line of figurines by Demcado representing family, friendship, love, and life as well as the Ribbon Wick Virginia candle. In addition to its divine smell, it creates a beautiful ribbon effect as the wick burns making for a gorgeous presentation. Don’t forget a special card or gift bag exclusively designed by Sarah Jessica Parker for Hallmark. Julie’s Hallmark Shop, Westfield Shoppingtown, 72840 Hwy 111, #161, Palm Desert, 760-341-2226. Julie’s Hallmark, 42-212 Washington Street, Bermuda Dunes, 760-345-9500.