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