This week, it’s all about celebrating the lady whose genes we radiate — and whose jeans we emulate. In the spirit of making this Day A La Mother the best one yet, we’ve put together a handy dandy list of gift ideas for moms across the board: from the Subaru driver and limitless screen time giver to the “coffee until wine” sign owner.
The gift guide is presented in partnership with local small business owners, who have moms to shop for, too.
For the One Who Needs a Sweet Escape
Because double fisting candy in the closet kind of counts as a break, gift her a whole vacation package filled with Form V Chocolates that she won’t want to share. Find breakable hearts packed with pretzels, macarons and chocolate, boxes of assorted bonbons and much more on Form V’s website.
And other gifts for the solitude seeker:
:: Fuel her endorphin addiction. Sometimes, mama just needs an hour at the barre so she can spend another at the bar. Snag her a gift card to spend on classes or merch from Pure Barre Southern Pines.
:: Take her name off the knotty list. We know you’ve put a few knots in that neck — treat her to a one-hour deep tissue massage or a facial, and take $20 off when you purchase a gift certificate to Hand & Stone.
:: Show her there’s no shame in lunch for one. She doesn’t want to share those Pad Thai Noodles anyway. Treat her to a solo lunch from Thai Orchid.
:: For the one who just needs a sec. Believe it or not, even just 5 minutes of listening to the sound of spinning mops aggressively scrubbing the dirt off that Honda Odyssey is therapeutic. Peep the specials at Par 3 Car Wash.
For the One Who Carries the Party
First aid kit? Check. Random box of Easy Mac? Check. Entire bottle of wine? Checkmate. You already know that she comes prepared, so upgrade her trusty bottomless bag with a tote and get a wallet to match with R.Riveter’s Mother’s Day bundle. Because she’s not just a regular Mommy Poppins — she’s a trendy Mommy Poppins.
Other gifts for the Fun Train Captain:
:: The one with the ‘Best Dressed’ superlative: You know she’s the life of the party, so help her dress the part with a fresh ‘fit from Morgan Miller.In honor of Mother’s Day, dresses are 20 percent off and jewelry is buy-one-get-one half off from now until May 5.
:: The Queen of Cocktails. She’s here for a long time and a good time — fuel her much-needed happy hour with gift cocktails, apps and endless Monte Cristos with a gift card to Drum & Quill.
:: For the chill mom. Jump start happy hour with a little zen assistance from Cedar Chest Trading Co. They’re stocked with CBD gummies, oil and everything in between. Get the address, store hours and unlock the savings.
:: Crown her as the hostess with the mostest. She might not need any help throwing a party, but you can help up her table setting game with woven napkins, napkin rings and place-setting accessories from One 11 Main.
:: Snag her a gift that raises the bar. From North Carolina-themed wine, bourbon and pint glasses to locally made mugs, take her bev game from morning to night with bar accessories from Against the Grain Shoppe.
For the One Who Deserves Plenty of TLC
You know how much her face lights up the room, so keep her radiant with the help of the skin care experts at Pinehurst Medical Clinic Dermatology. And in the spirit of keeping mama fresh and protecting her outer layer, they’re offering 20 percent off all sunscreen throughout May in honor of Skin Cancer Awareness Month. See the product lineup.
More ways to treat the one who does it all:
:: Go big or go home. Show mom how much you really do appreciate her listening to your 16-year-old problems by turning her dining room table into a display area for a massive indoor garden of freshly cut lilies from Jack Hadden Floral.
:: Bring out her natural beauty: The one who blessed you with your skin (for better or for worse) will love a non-ablative treatment that’ll address skin irregularities and soften any worry lines that spell your name on a microscopic level. Follow the link for info from Pinehurst Surgical Clinic Plastic & Facial Plastic Surgery or call 910-235-9759.
:: Bury her nose in someone else’s business. Sometimes, all she really wants is a day on the couch filled with plenty of words and plenty of wine. From thrilling fiction to informative how-to books, snag her some binge reading material from The Country Bookshop.
:: Fill her heart and stomach: Because dinner without post-dinner dishes is just as rare as the steak on her plate will be when you treat her to a night out at Beefeaters.
:: Let her know she’s spa-cial Sign her up for a fresh blowout or a Special Mother’s Day Zen Package featuring a 25-minute yoga class, 50-minute sauna sesh and a one-hour massage from Karma Spa Lounge & Beauty Bar.
For the One Who’s Not Afraid to Work It
She changed your diapers and sat through your underwhelming middle school soccer games and now, it’s her time to shine. Help confirm that yes, you really did get it from your mama and pick up a confidence-boosting swimsuit from Knickers Lingerie that’ll take her from the beach to the pool to the backyard all summer.
Other gifts for the confidence queen:
:: For the one who owns that baby bump: Help her keep that glow going strong with prenatal workout classes, postpartum fitness, and a wide range of momma-friendly resources. Check out the membership specials happening at Mamaste Fit.
:: Because she wants to be forever young: From dermal fillers to body contouring and laser wrinkle treatments, keep her looking like the spring chicken she is with any of the aesthetic services at SPALI Medical Aesthetics.
:: Because florals are in this season: Help her Happy Gilmore that putt in style with a hat, polo or anything from Pinehurst Resort’s new spring Cradle collection.