Mom’s work hard and when Mother’s Day rolls around it is not always easy to know how to properly thank her for what she has done the last 364 days. Here is an easy 3-step process to ensure mom feels well-loved and appreciated.
Step 1: The Meal
Don’t let mom cook on Mother’s Day. Plan ahead and make reservations at The French Market & Tavern where they offer a special Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet. Not only do they have great food, their drink menu isn’t too shabby either! Did we mention their gift shop with beautiful items for the home?
Step 2: The Hunt
Stereotype or not, most women like the thrill of the hunt for the perfect top or maybe that piece of furniture that will complete the look of the newly renovated room. Whether mom’s shopping preferences lean towards books, fashion, home décor or just a good deal, Henry County offers up an array of options. Give her a gift card (or gift cards), have her call her girlfriends and let the hunt begin.
Upscale Fashions in Stockbridge offers some true designer steals. They feature women’s designer fashion clothing and jewelry. Browse in elegant surroundings and find an irresistible mix of new and previously owned merchandise at a fraction of the original price.
Tanger gift cards give mom the freedom to shop at any of the Tanger Outlet Center in Locust Grove’s more than 70 brand name outlet stores including Coach, Michael Kors and Ann Taylor. Don’t forget to pick up the coupon book with more than $500 in savings along with the gift card.
Wholesale and Liquidation Experts has home goods, small furniture, bedding and more. This wholesale warehouse purchases overstock, returns and seasonal items from big retail stores then passes the savings on to their customers. Pings & Dings is another fantastic treasure trove of discounts, selling overstock and salvage items from national retailers.
If mom’s passion lies more with antiques then tell her to block off a full day. Peachtree Peddlers Antique Mall & Flea Market in McDonough, Dragonfly Creek in Hampton and The Grove Depot in Locust Grove offer beautiful furniture and home decor from antique to modern and everything in between. In Déjà vu on Forty-Two mom can find antiques and retro collectables or as they say “vintiques.” They are also in Locust Grove on Highway 42, thus the name.
If the hunt gets too intense and mom needs to stop and recharge, Speakeasy Bookstore in Hampton not only offers a huge selection of pre-read books, but it also has a full coffee and espresso bar featuring locally roasted coffee. Mom not into coffee? They also have a wide selection of teas and fresh pastries.
Step 3: The Pampering
Mom has eaten, shopped and is now ready to relax and be pampered by the experts.
This step is even included in the business name. Pampered Beauty Natural Nail Spa & Boutique in McDonough offers luxurious manicures and pedicures as well as a variety of other spa services. This is not your standard nail salon. Pampered Beauty is all about…well pampering their guests in their beautifully appointed, spa-like atmosphere. If you want to make it a party for mom, Pampered Beauty also offers pampering parties.
Give mom a spa day. Honeycomb Cottage Day Spa in Locust Grove offers an array of massages, skin care and salon services. If you can’t pick one, spa packages are available! Adding to its charm, the Honeycomb Cottage is located in a beautiful turn-of-the-century house.
Now that mom has the gift cards, she just needs the time to use them. Check out our blog about things for dad to do with the kids on Mother’s Day to free mom up.