How do you spell Mother’s Day? R-E-L-A-X-A-T-I-O-N! This Mother’s Day, if you can’t bring the spa to the mom in your life, bring your mom to the spa. We like the Bella Sante day spas in Lexington, Wellesley and on Newbury Street in Boston.
However, it isn’t difficult to create a spa-like atmosphere in your own home. A basket of plush towels rolled up, bath salts, a tropical scented lotion and some candles channels the spa experience. Don’t forget the fluffy robe and slippers.
“I think of Mother’s Day as a day for mothers to take a break, relax,” says Feinmann designer Kate Yurgelun. “I’ve given my mother gifts of spa treatments and bubble bath… I wish I could give her a Jacuzzi tub or steam shower instead.”
Nothing beats a luxurious bathroom where mom can escape into the bathtub or shower fitted with state-of-the-art showerheads and sprayers. Planning a renovation soon? Make up a gift certificate for your own home spa, grand opening next Mother’s Day!
If your mom is an interior design fan, give her a subscription to one of her favorite shelter magazines like Design New England or Dwell. Or maybe an iPad with the Houzz app. She’ll find beautiful and inspiring photos of home design projects. Travel magazines and books make great gifts as well. We love Travel & Leisure and Afar.
Of course you can’t go wrong with the traditional stand-bys of flowers, homemade cards and macaroni necklaces.