Guide for Mother’s Day: Gifts, Restaurants, Spas & More


Mother’s Day is less than a week away, and if you haven’t already gotten your mom, grandmother, aunts, partners a gift, here’s our guide to gifts.







1. Studio Samuel: Some beautiful and unique and very reasonably priced jewelry: Stock items are purchased from a co-op in Ethiopia. This co-op provides life skills, medical care and fair wages to its staff of women living with HIV/AIDS. Our purchase supports their amazing team.

2. Necklaces by Donna B from Etsy: a beautiful collection of necklaces

3. Baby Footprint necklace: This Etsy jewelry shop has some unique keepsake necklaces.

4. Tiny Tokens Designs: this etsy shop does handstamping sterling silver tag necklaces.

5. Browse this catologue of Etsy Ring shops


Spas  & Manicures: If  you feel like your mom needs some pampering, check out these spa deals.

1. Faina European Skin Care & Day Spa: Visit the website to see the various deals they are offering for mother’s day

2. Yin Beauty & Arts: Visit website to see their spa packages and specials

3. Supple Spa: this spa was chosen as a top 10 spa by Time Out NY. Visit site for details

4. Le Cachet Day Spa: Visit site for various Mother’s Day specials

5. Bliss Spa: I personally love this place and its products. Visit the site for Mother’s day specials

Brunch/Lunch & Dinner:

1. MOMA: (Manhattan) The museum offers a selection of different cafes. Visit site for details and for information about mother’s day

2. Metropolitan Museum of Art: (Manhattan) offering a 3-course Brunch. Visit site for details

3. 5 Napkin Burger: (Astoria) Visit site for information

4. Vesta Trattoria (Astoria) & Wine Bar: Visit site for information

5. Danny Brown’s Wine Bar & Kitchen (Forest Hills): Visit site for information

Chocolates & Cupcakes

1. La Maison du Chocolat: To-die-for chocolate. They have 3 location in the city; visit site for prices and locations

2. Kopper’s Chocolate: Family run business in the Village; they are credit with having invented the chocolate covered espresso bean

3. Billy’s Bakery: This west village shop is my hands down favorite. Experience it and  you will understand; be prepared to wait, but it’s so worth it.

4. Two Little Red Hens: You will be charmed by the shop itself–an old fashion bakery tucked on New York’s Upper East Side.

5. Cupcakes in Heels (Bayside NY): The tiramisu cupcake is said to be out-of-this world.

If none of these gifts appeal to you, and you want something more unique, try any of the following:

Good Night’s Sleep: Teas & Eye Mask

Put together a box of calming teas (lavender, chamomile, peppermint)

Movie Night with the two of you

Breakfast in Bed

Make her a photo book (Snapfish, Shutterfly, Adorama)

Canvas Art: Turn a photo into a stunning canvas

Make her a spa gift basket (scrubs, moisturizing lotions, shower gel, a lush towel, slippers, and a votive)

A few good books and a soft blanket

Whatever you choose, have a fun doing it!