For most people, moms are everything. Whether your mom carried you in her body to bring you into this world or adopted you, making the conscious decision to bring you into her household, she did so out of love.
That’s the great thing about moms. No matter what, they love you unconditionally. That’s why finding the perfect gift for your mom is so important.
It’s hard to repay your mom for everything she’s done for you, but still, you have to try. One way of doing that is to buy her a gift she’ll love and cherish for the rest of her life. You can do this by buying her a great, memorable experience rather than something material.
A Little Bubbly with a Show: Champagne Tasting & Sabering, San Francisco, CA
If you’ve never heard of Cathrine Fallis or “sabering,” look her up. You’re in for a treat. If your mom has never heard of her either, then this is definitely a trip the two of you should take together.
In addition to being a Master Sommelier, Fallis is also a master of sabering, which is the act of slicing off the top of a champagne bottle in one swoop with a saber. It’s amazing to watch, and considering Fallis is one of only 219 Master Sommeliers in the entire world – and the fifth female to ever receive the title – you guys are in for one super unforgettable experience, not to mention a delicious one.
Give Her Some Stress Relief: Deep Tissue Massage, Glendale, CA
Ask just about any mom out there, and she’ll tell you that a massage is one experience that’s pretty much unbeatable. That’s especially true of this invigorating massage that gives special attention to the manipulation of deep tissues.
This helps relieve stress, get rid of muscle tension and alleviate aches and pains, not to mention how well it’ll help your mom unwind and relax. The massage therapist will use a combination of slow, deep strokes and cross fiber work to help break up the lactic acid in your mom’s muscles and provide her with all the numerous benefits already mentioned.
This is one gift your mom is sure to love.
A Little Pampering Never Hurt Anyone: Manicure and Pedicure, San Diego, CA
If there are two parts of a mom’s body that seem to hurt more than any others, it’s her hands and feet, probably because those are the parts she’s always using the most. Help her take care of those by giving her access to a luxurious, rejuvenating spa manicure and pedicure treatment.
She’ll get these done at the popular San Diego Bayfront Spa, which has received numerous awards, titles and accolades over the years. She’ll look and feel wonderful after leaving this deluxe treatment, and she’ll appreciate you for making it happen for her.
Give Mom the Night Off: Personal Chef for the Evening, Norfolk or Virginia Beach, VA
One of the best experiences you can give any mom is simply a night off to relax and enjoy life. Do that by hiring a personal chef for the evening to come cook for her. Chef Noemi Gonzalez is a highly experienced chef, as well as a member of the American Personal and Private Chef’s Association.
She’ll come to your mother’s home with all the ingredients needed to fix a delicious, four-course meal for your mom and her guests. She’ll set the table, serve the meal and even clean up afterwards. Your mom won’t have to do a thing except go over the menu with her and enjoy the meal.
Pictures or It Didn’t Happen: Arkansas River Photo Safari, Leadville, CO
If your mom’s the type who loves taking photos of everything, give her the opportunity to do just that. This experience pairs her up with legendary Colorado photographer Jon Sheppard, who’ll take her on a guided tour of the Rocky Mountains, the Arkansas River and Leadville.
The tour is so much more than that, though. It’s also a photo safari. She’ll receive private, one-on-one lessons on how to take the most stunning, postcard-worthy photos possible. Then Sheppard will lead her to some of the most gorgeous areas in Colorado and guide her in taking those pictures for herself.
She’ll see historic Leadville, abandoned mines, snow-capped mountains and more.
For a Unique, Artistic Experience: Private Glass Blowing Lesson, Seattle, WA
If your mom’s less interested in fashion and more interested in creating something beautiful, consider giving her these private glass blowing lessons. She’ll learn a lot about the history of glass blowing, how it works and why it’s such a delicate and intricate art.
Additionally, she’ll receive one-on-one instruction tailored exactly to her skill level and get to make her very own unique, personal paperweight, bowl, cup or something a little more intricate, depending on the package you buy her.
A Day in the Water: Snorkel and Paddle, La Jolla, CA
If your mom’s always been a bit like a mermaid out of water, she’ll love this snorkeling and kayaking experience in La Jolla Bay, California. If she’s a kayaking newbie, don’t worry. She’ll have a totally experienced guide to help her figure it out quickly and efficiently.
She’ll head out to the La Jolla Ecological Reserve in her kayak, and then she’ll hop out of the vessel and for some amazing snorkeling in gorgeous water teeming with colorful sea life. She’ll wrap up with a cruise to La Jolla’s sea caves where she’ll have a chance to see all kinds of local birds and sea creatures.
For the Mom Who Appreciates a Good Beer: Ultimate Brewery Tour, Washington, D.C.
This trip will take your mom behind the scenes of some of the most popular and well-known breweries in all of Washington, D.C. Her tour guide will give her a lot of info on the history of brewing and the alcohol scene in D.
C. She’ll also get the VIP experience at four different breweries, where she’ll taste 16 different beers. She’ll even have a delicious beer-paired meal before she heads home.
Like Living in a Fairy Tale: Waterfalls & Rainforest Hike, Maui, HI
This is one of the most beautiful experiences on this list. With this gift, your mom will spend the entire day trekking through some of the most gorgeous rain forests in Hawaii. She’ll also get to visit some of the most extraordinary waterfalls and clear water pools on Maui.
Her guide has over 35 years experience leading tours in the area and will give her a lot of great history and information on the hike, which covers about two and a half miles. She’ll visit up to five different waterfalls, and she’ll have the chance to swim and/or shower in them.
If she has a wild streak, she can even jump off some of the volcanic ledges into the water.
A Shopping Extravaganza: VIP Shopping Experience, Los Angeles, CA
Most moms love to shop, and those few who don’t would probably love it if they could do it like this all the time. Pair your mom up with her own personal assistant/stylist, Alyson Sakin, who has nearly 25 years worth of experience in the fashion industry.
Together, the two will visit the hottest, chicest boutiques in Los Angeles, including a few spots that aren’t known to the general public. Sakin has close, personal relationships with the stores they’ll be visiting, ensuring your mom will receive the five-star, A-lister treatment as soon as she walks through the doors.
What’s the best trip you’ve ever taken with your own mother? Do you guys regularly do things together like spa days, shopping trips or dining out? Is there an experience in your city or state that you think should have made our list but didn’t? Let us know all of that down below in the comments section, and be sure to like and share our post with others