Mothers’ Day is coming up and you’ve outgrown handmade cards and macaroni necklaces. So, what does mom really want – other than your love and appreciation?
Some of the best gifts don’t come in a box. Here’s our foolproof guide to Mothers’ Day. (There are lots of events going on this weekend. Skip down to download a few of our itineraries.)
Your mom has a million things on her to-do list and most likely 99% have nothing to do with her. Give mom a reason to schedule time for herself, even if it is just an hour escape. Book her a mani-pedi to go with her new open-toed wedges. Or, get her a monthly pass to her favorite fitness studio or whatever she needs to get her heart rate up and let go of stress. If she works on the grid, I suggest CrossFit Valiance or The Dailey Method. PS The Dailey Method has some really cute tops that transition from the barre workout to the weekend.
No, no. Not bread. Celebrate mom with libations – a mimosa brunch, flight of wine, or her cocktail of choice. Let her unwind and then leave her alone. One of my favorite spots for a family brunch is deVere’s. My go to order: potato heaven (plus bacon), a house bloody mary and an almost famous Irish coffee. Aside from a killer brunch menu, they also have a family restroom. If you’ve got a kiddo in diapers or are potty training, that amenity is AMAZING! Or take mom on a whirlwind trip through wine country, and order her a flight and some small bites at Downtown & Vine and settle in on their patio.
A picture is worth a thousand words. Book a photo shoot with your favorite family photographer. She can always use it for that obligatory holiday card at the end of the year. Or pick a spot to take some candid shots with mom since she’s behind the camera most of the time. Classic spots for a family photo: on the Tower Bridge, on the steps of Capitol, Crocker Art Museum, Old Sacramento Riverfront. Or for something more edgy, how about an alley.