Fashionable Life: Mother’s Day Gift Guide

by Editorial

Looking for the perfect gift to give your mother? We’re here to help.
By Jill A. Norris

(Photo by Steven Depolo)

Mother’s Day, May 13th, will be here sooner than you realize, but don’t worry– we’ve got a list of gifts that are just as unique as your mother. With so many different moms and gift-giving options, it’s easy to be unsure about what to get the woman who gave you life. Lucky for you, we’ve sifted through the jumble of choices out there, and compiled the perfect gift guide for every type of mom.

The Foodie

Adour at The St. Regis has recently launched a new spring lunch menu, perfect for the mother with a sophisticated pallet. Some of the new items include Cookpot of Farro Grain with green pepper, basil and Taggiasche olive, Spring Vegetable Tartine with Path Valley goat cheese, Yellow Grouper “A La Plancha” with edamame bean, fresh heart of palm, pickled red onion and Rhubarb Clafoutis, and a custardy pudding dessert.

The Busy Body

At Your Command is a lifestyle management company that helps busy people keep up with their daily lives. They are currently offering 10% off for gift certificates, which makes them a great deal for a mom who’s always on the go!

The Jokester

For a mom who loves to tell jokes or just enjoys a good laugh, take her to the Laughing Buddha-ha-ha stand-up comedy show that takes place every Thursday night at the Topaz Hotel bar. She can listen to local comedians, and even get the chance to hop up on stage herself!

The High-End Gal

Attend the first annual Mommy & Me Day Spa by the Sassy Princess Spa on Saturday, May 12th. This is perfect for mothers and daughters to relax together and get pampered with mini manicures, facials, massages, make-up demos, and craft activities. Tickets are $120.

The Artsy Chick

For a mom who loves art and culture, bring her to the Bethesda Fine Arts Festival, taking place on both the Saturday and Sunday of Mother’s Day weekend. The annual event features 140 artists showcasing their paintings, drawings, furniture, jewelry, ceramics, and photography skills.

The Dessert Fiend

Satisfy Mom’s sweet tooth by giving her French Macarons, made by pastry chef Tiffany MacIsaac at BUZZ Coffee, Bakery and Drinks Lounge.

The Entertainer

L’Objet is a home furnishings company that offers a range of products perfect for a mother who loves to throw dinner parties. Products span from casual to formal place settings, with table accessories, serving pieces, frames, desk accessories, barware, and more.

The Nature Lover

Have an outdoorsy  mom? Why not take her on an all-day adventure on the Potomac River! The Boathouse at Fletcher’s Cove offers kayak, canoe, rowboat, and bike rentals for moms who love being outside.

The Music Expert

The Lincoln Theatre will be hosting a Mother’s Day Blue Light Special event featuring various styles of funk and soul music. Tickets are $50, and it’s a great way to spend time with a mom who appreciates good music.

The Wine Fanatic

Make a trip to Virginia to give Mom a day of wine and roses at the Bogati Bodega and Vineyard. Each mother will receive a rose while savoring a few sips of wine.

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