What Mothers Really Want

“All that I am or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel Mother.” – Abraham Lincoln

Both husbands and kids everywhere are thinking of ways to treat their wives and mothers this weekend for Mother’s Day 2014. This Sunday, according to “What Moms Really Want for Mother’s Day,” the most popular thing on the list, is time! Compared to flowers, candy, and chocolate, an informal survey found that most moms either wanted more time with their children, time to relax at a spa, or just thought it would be nice “if the house magically got clean and dinner was magically cooked.”

Now that you’re aware of what moms really want, vote for a Mother’s Day activity for the chance to win a gift card!

Click here to vote!

Click here to vote!

Whether you want to take her to brunch/create your own recipe or send her to the spa/provide spa services at home, utilizing this day to allow the mom in your life enough time to enjoy herself will be the greatest gift of all!

Brunch Ideas

If taking mom out to brunch is more up your alley, then be smart about it and make reservations ahead of time! Use OpenTable to look up restaurants, specials, and times in your area!

However, if you would like to treat mom to a special brunch that you make at home, there are more than a few unique ideas out there! Get inspired with these ideas and mix and match as you please:

  • Spicy Beet Root Bloody Mary
  • Pineapple, Ginger, and Walnut Oatmeal
  • Almond Cinnamon Buns
  • Sour-Cream Pancakes with Maple-Pecan Butter
  • Quick Tangelo Marmalade
  • Maple Granola with Fruit and Nuts
  • White Spiced Coffee
  • Pumpkin-Ginger Waffles
  • Blueberry-Corn Muffins
  • Coddled Eggs with Tunisian Flavors
  • Egg-in-the-Hole
  • Chocolate Hazelnut Panini
  • Fruit Salad with Plums
  • Double-Chocolate Donuts

View the slideshow of recipes when you read the article “15 Foolproof Breakfast-in-Bed Recipes for Mother’s Day.”

Have a good Mother’s Day Brunch!

Photo: OpenTable

Photo: OpenTable

Spa Ideas

If you plan on sending your mom to a fantastic spa, make sure you check out the “10 most luxurious spas for Mother’s Day” before you choose a place! One of these might be in your area!

Also, Spa Week is providing discounts on gift cards for Mother’s Day with the promo code: MOMDAY14.

Photo: Spa Week

Photo: Spa Week

However, providing a spa day at home can be just as feasible and relaxing! Check out a few starter tips:

  • Get Underfoot – Buy a great spa mat for her tired feet
  • Soften Her Up – Make sure the bathroom fabrics are soft
  • Spa-Tacular Snacks – Provide easy access to a few simple but healthy treats
  • Spa Souvenir – Fill up a basket with the tools she can use to pamper herself everyday (soaps, candles, lotions, etc)
  • Give Her the Slip – Add her initials to a pair of comfortable slippers

Some of these can be do-it-yourself activities and some of them can be bought elsewhere! For more information on the tips above and for additional ones, see the slideshow of spa ideas in the article, “Plan The Ultimate Mother’s Day Spa Weekend.”

You can also watch the video below to learn how to create own spa basket! Just gather the things that your mom likes most!

If you’re traveling out of town for the occasion, don’t forget Hertz NeverLost can help you find restaurants, events, and more!

Hope everyone has a fantastic Mother’s Day!

Melissa Woodring 🙂

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