Your mom deserves the best! And what better place to celebrate Mother's Day than right here in Saratoga Springs NY? Find great ideas for local gifts this Mother's Day and fun outings that are sure to make Mom feel special.
Whether you are an out-of-towner taking a special trip or a local looking to surprise your mother with a day of pampering and unique adventure, this list of Top 10 Local Mother's Day Gifts can help you plan the perfect Mother's Day in Saratoga!
TOP 10 LOCAL MOTHER'S DAY GIFTS
Family Brunch! Every mother values family time more than any gift money can buy. Take time out to visit Mom on Mother's Day. Get the family together with a great meal and quality time with Mom while treating her to a Mother’s Day Brunch! Many Saratoga restaurants have special brunches for this special day. Browse restaurants here »|
||A Trip to the Spa! Mothers work hard. Give the gift of relaxation and make your mom say, "Ahhhh...." this Mother's Day! We recommend taking her to one of the many spas in Saratoga Springs for a luxury Day Spa experience downtown. It's a wonderful way to pamper the special mother in your life, and you may just end up deciding to treat yourself as well for an added bonus. You can also purchase a spa gift certificate for her to use at her convenience. Browse Saratoga spas »
||Manicure / Pedicure! Dishwater, garden soil and household cleaners can take a toll on Mom's hands and nails. Treat Mom to a restorative and beautifying mani-pedi at a local salon so that she can feel confident about her nails this season. Opt for a natural treatment, more glamourous options, or let Mom decide. Choose from our guide to Saratoga nail salons »
A Family Portrait! Say cheese and give Mom a gift she can admire and cherish for years to come. Whether it's a formal family portrait or a fun and relaxed portrait of your family, Mom is sure to be excited about this gift! Browse Saratoga photographers to find the one that has the right feel and price for your family. You could also get a gift certificate to include Mom and plan a family portrait session around her schedule. Find a photographer in Saratoga Springs » |
||Mother's Day Wine Tasting! Locally brewed wine makes the perfect Mother's Day Gift, and going on a wine tasting excursion together is even better! Local wineries and tasting rooms are great options with friendly hosts, incredible wine selections and a beautiful atmosphere. Check the events calendar to see what these locations have going on for Mother's Day. See a list of local wineries »
||A Getaway! Give your mother the opportunity to steal away with her sweetheart (or with one of her girlfriends) to a charming Bed & Breakfast inn or luxury hotel resort in Saratoga. Look for fireplaces, Jacuzzi suites and other luxury options that you know Mom wouldn't splurge on for herself. Browse lodging options here »
||A Mother's Day Outing! Take your mom out to admire the scenery as you snap photos among the blossoms in Congress Park or by the water at Saratoga Spa State Park. Don't forget to sip from the mineral springs for a healthful treat! Pop into a few of the local museums and art galleries. Other local events to check out on Mother's Day Weekend include: Albany Tulip Festival in Washington Park or walk the Lilac tour in Schuylerville NY.
||Downtown Shopping Excursion! For most ladies, shopping is just as fun as getting a gift! Set aside a day to take Mom shopping in downtown Saratoga Springs, and let her pick out her own gift! From fashion boutiques to collectible gift shops, you'll both have fun browsing and looking for that perfect 'find.' Don't forget to top the day off with a treat from a Saratoga bakery or cafe!
Flowers! It may seem cliche, but mothers do love flowers. Whether they are in a vase or in a pot, every mother enjoys getting a beautiful bouquet for the kitchen table or the perfect planting for her garden. Browse Saratoga florists or visit local garden centers to find the perfect blooms for Mom. See our top 10 picks for Mother's Day flowers »|
A Hot Air Balloon Ride! Your mother doesn't have to be a thrill-seeker to enjoy a majestic float over the countryside in a hot air balloon! The rides are incredibly smooth, slow and safe with unbelievably rewarding views. Treat Mom to this once-in-a-lifetime experience! See hot air balloon rides and other Saratoga attractions »
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Get more ideas for Mom in our Saratoga Mother's Day Guide »
- A Card. No matter what gift or gift certificate you get to accompany it, a card can say things to Mom that you often leave unsaid. Get a heartfelt card for Mom this Mother's Day, and watch her eyes well up with tears.
- A Special Poem. Tap into your creativity, and give her a gift from the heart! Poems can express your feelings, bring tears to a mother's eyes and create a lasting impression. Placed in a decorative frame, your poetry creates a meaningful keepsake for years to come.
- Something Creative. A piece of original artwork, homemade card, quilt, painted stemware or other creative projects are great ways to show Mom what she means to you without breaking the piggy bank in these tough economic times.
- Trip To The Movies. Whether she is into chick flicks or action thrillers, your Mom will enjoy a trip to the theater this Mother's Day! Browse the top movies at the box office and find area theaters & showtimes