Rest & Gifts for the Weary…Gift Guide for Mom’s Day

“Come to me, all  you who weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” -Matthew 11:28.

Every time I hear this Bible verse, I immediately think about Moms. They are weary from the child-raising, house cleaning, working (home or office), and burdened with an exuberant amount of laundry. Mother’s Day might be the only day some us will get any rest all year, but I’m okay with that. Just knowing that there’s a day that honors my work as a mother, caregiver, and devotion to my kids rejuvenates me. I appreciate my boys and husband going out of their way for me- taking me out to lunch, purchasing a gift that speaks to my heart or just letting me nap.

mother's day gift guide that will refresh, rejuvenate and give mom the rest she needs.


Indulge Mom with a gift to a AAA Five Diamond Spa, a luxury bed & breakfast or cooking classes with a World-Renowned Master Baker.

mother's day gift ideas with luxury experiences that are affordably priced.


Pamper Mom with a get-a-way to the beautiful Carolina Bed and Breakfast in Asheville, NC. Hosts Susan and James will give mom a break from cooking breakfast and cleaning the house. They’ll suggest places to dine and explore and spoil her with wine and appetizers.

Does Mom enjoy cooking? Then give her the experience of a lifetime, and sign her up for cooking classes with the world-renowned Master Baker Lionel Vatinet of Cary’s La Farm Bakery. Baking classes range from Tarts Gone Wild or the special Mother & Child class.

Mom will feel like she escaped to a private island when you give her the experience of the Classic Pedicure at The Umstead Hotel Spa at The AAA Five Diamond Hotel and Spa located in Cary is convenient to I-40, yet nestled behind the trees adding to the relaxing retreat ambiance. A pedicure will refresh mom’s tired feet and prepare her for a sandal wearing summer.

Give mom the gift that gives back to her community by shopping local.


Give Mom the gift that gives back to your community by shopping local.  According to Shop Local Raleigh, “Supporting local businesses is good for the economy because it cuts down on shipping goods and fuel consumption, as well as preserves our communities and unique neighborhoods.”


I recently was introduced to the Keep Collective bracelets. They are similar to the charm bracelet concept, but more comfortable and easier to customize and update. Keep is part of the Stella & Dot company, so you know it’s good quality. I chose a silicone bracelet (see above), but there are also leather styles in a variety of colors. I just ordered a soccer ball to symbolize my soccer mom status. My friend Erin, a fellow Raleigh blogger sells the Keep Collective, and you can visit her site to see more choices (they have necklaces, watches & bags too).


There’s a new Inn in Cary. The Mayton Inn to be exact, and they are serving up a delicious Mother’s Day brunch which includes a full buffet and a complimentary glass of champagne. Mom will enjoy toasting to not having to cook or clean-up afterwards plus the Mayton Inn  prides itself on locally-sourcing food and beverages from coffee to cheese. The locally-owned boutique hotel is situated in the lovely downtown Cary. Advanced Reservations are a must.


The Doodling Bug is the cutest little shop in downtown Apex. The narrow store is filled with colorful gifts for every mama on your list. From pink flamingo floating cup holders, tees that express mom’s passions, locally-handcrafted jewelry to candles and sweet sentiments that will encourage mom on her cray-cray days. A variety of price ranges makes this store perfect for little shoppers buying for mom.


Often times the best gift for mom is a little inspiration. I started reading the book Hope Unfolding (affiliate link) by Becky Thompson, a fellow mom and blogger, and it felt good knowing that someone could sympathize with my mom struggles (lack of alone time and getting kids to eat, sleep and behave). Thompson weaves an engaging story through personal experiences that will make moms laugh, cry and encouraged in her Christian walk.

What’s on your Mother’s Day wish list?

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8 comments on “Rest & Gifts for the Weary…Gift Guide for Mom’s Day”

  1. Great suggestions! I love anything local. We’re blessed to live in an area with an abundance of options when it comes to that. The only thing on my list each year is time with my family. Okay, and maybe not having to cook or do the dishes. 😉
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    1. Rachel says:

      I enjoy spending time with my family on Mother’s Day too. I don’t like to cook, so a meal out is always nice. Have a Happy Mother’s Day!

  2. Ann says:

    I really want to try out that Carolina Bed & Breakfast near Asheville. While I won’t be able to do it for Mother’s Day, I can try it when my own mother is in town… so she can watch the kids and my husband and I can have a nice getaway.
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    1. Rachel says:

      I hear fall is a wonderful time to visit Asheville, and they are even offering a few packages to enhance your trip. Visit Asheville Bed & Breakfast Association for more details- . I hope you and your husband get to enjoy a getaway soon.

  3. Liz says:

    Oooh cooking classes at La Farm are a great idea 🙂

    1. Rachel says:

      There’s even a class offered at Lionel’s house.

  4. Shanna says:

    Love this! I’ve really been struggling with what to get my mom – great ideas here! 🙂
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    1. Rachel says:

      Thanks. It’s always fun getting mom something unique.

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