With Mother’s Day less than a couple of weeks away, you might still be brainstorming what to gift the special, strong women in your life! This year, rather than the typical flowers or chocolate, Hawkins International recommends giving one of the most precious presents in the world – a weekend away filled with memories that will last a lifetime. From putting mom back in the family photos with a professional Flytographer photoshoot, to a pampering weekend away at The Seagate Hotel & Spa, read more about the fantastic ways to celebrate the leading ladies in your life!
Mother’s Day Gift of More Memories with Flytographer
What do you get the woman who has everything? More memories! Because Mom is always the one trying to capture the moment, she never gets to be pictured as part of them..thus introducing the ‘Phantom Mom Photographer.’ Not anymore! Flytographer is the perfect way to get Mom back in the picture. Launched in 2013 and inspired by the belief that memories are the best travel souvenir, Flytographer connects travelers with a community of hundreds of local photographers in 250+ destinations around the world for fun, candid vacation photo shoots. By hiring a Flytographer, Mom can now be included in the beautiful photographs, too. Flytographer gift cards are the perfect gift for mom to use to capture memories on your next family vacation.
The Mission Inn Hotel & Spa – Riverside, California
Located in Riverside, California, The Mission Inn Hotel & Spa, is known for its breathtaking Spanish Mission style architecture and storied historical past. Mission Inn is an ideal location for a mom who appreciates rich history, incomparable architecture, and who wants to be treated like a queen in the castle of the Inland Empire. This property is a mixture of a monastery, an art museum, and a fine hotel which welcomes guests to a destination where classic elegance exists in perfect balance with contemporary extravagance and comfort. The iconic AAA Four Diamond award-winning hotel features enchanting, one-of-a-kind architecture including awe-inspiring archways and flying buttresses, secluded garden oases, and soaring domes and towers for a European experience in the heart of California. Mother’s Day Brunch is an especially one-of-a-kind experience and well-known tradition at The Mission Inn Hotel & Spa. Each year over 1,600 individuals from all around the area come together to enjoy free-flowing champagne, a chocolate fountain, and an extravagant brunch. All moms also receive a long stem rose courtesy of property owners Kelly & Duane Roberts. In addition to brunch, the property offers multiple packages designed to give mom the royal treatment with options available in-room at the Royal Kensington Kelly Suite. The “Mommy & Me” spa package is great for mother and child to experience together, and the “Mother’s Inspiration” package comes with a Kelly’s Spa Botanical candle waiting in-room upon mom’s arrival, as well as a $100 Kelly’s Spa Credit to use whenever she’s ready to relax.
The Wigwam – Pheonix, Arizona
The Wigwam invites mothers near and far to enjoy a uniquely southwestern Mother’s Day retreat at the oasis located in Phoenix’s West Valley. The historic property, celebrating 90 years of welcoming guests this year, offers a vibrant palette of activities. Mom can choose to enjoy her special day with a game of golf at the enhanced golf club which boasts 54 holes of championship golf, a dip in one of the resort’s three expansive pools, or a signature treatment the all-new LeMonds Aveda Salon – Spa. This Mother’s Day, guests can choose between two Mother’s Day Brunch celebrations. Litchfield’s, The Wigwam’s signature restaurant serving farm-to-table and locally sourced fare, invites guests to enjoy a three-course prix fixe brunch from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for $60 per person. The Wigwam Ballroom will also be hosting brunch from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. priced at $54 for adults, $22 for children, and complimentary for children three and under.
New York Cruise Lines – New York, New York
This Mother’s Day, enjoy itineraries fit for any type of mom with New York Cruise Lines’ diverse selection of nautical activities. Treat the food fanatic mom to New York’s only floating lobster shack, North River Lobster Co., where she can enjoy a glass of champagne on the house! The whole family can celebrate Mom with any of the signature lobster rolls served on board, including New York City’s largest lobster roll. Daredevil moms can take on The BEAST, New York City’s only jet-powered boat experience. Passengers will fly towards the Statue of Liberty at 45 miles per hour with lots of twists, turns and splashes along the way. For a more relaxing Mother’s Day, history buffs can experience the most iconic sights of NYC from the Hudson River narrated by informative, entertaining guides with Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises’ Landmarks Cruise or New York Water Taxi’s Statue of Liberty Express. An All-Day Access Pass is also available with New York Water Taxi, so mothers can choose to do a complete loop in 70 minutes or hop on and off to enjoy Manhattan’s legendary sights throughout the day at their own pace.
The Woodlands Resort – Houston, Texas
This Mother’s Day, give mom the ultimate surprise – a luxe weekend getaway at The Woodlands Resort. With the purchase of one of the resort’s specialty gift cards, moms can explore the endless possibilities that the resort offers its guests. Boasting 402 guestrooms and suites and an array of resort amenities including two on-site championship golf courses, a world-class tennis center, a vast network of hiking and biking trails and Lazy River & Waterpark complete with 1,005-foot lazy river and luxurious poolside cabanas, there is something for every woman to enjoy this Mother’s Day. Of all the activities travelers can dive into at The Woodlands Resort, nothing serves to soothe, relax and renew quite like a visit to The Woodlands Spa. Treat and be treated with nature-inspired massages, facials, and full-body treatments. No weekend escape is complete without indulging in tasty dishes and this Mother’s Day The Woodlands Dining Room is hosting a celebratory feast from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM, where moms can be celebrated with a variety of brunch favorites alongside family and friends.
Robard’s Steakhouse – The Woodlands, Texas
Nestled within the Texas Piney Woods, moms of all generations are invited to spend their special day celebrating alongside family and loved ones at The Woodlands’ boutique, luxury restaurant Robard’s Steakhouse. Offering diners, a warm and inviting gathering space mixed with southern hospitality and charm, guests are sure to feel right at home with the destination restaurant’s premier Mother’s Day Brunch menu. From 11 AM to 3 PM, mammas with taste buds of all kinds can indulge in a variety of cuisines with the dining venue’s interactive culinary stations. From a unique Green Egg Plancha Branzino station complete with Hand Made half -n- half Tortillas, Tex-Mex Cabbage Slaw, and Salsa Verde and Avocado mousse to classic steakhouse fare such as Heritage Angus Roasted Tenderloin with Truffle Butter, Mini Twice Baked Potatoes, and Grilled Asparagus – there is something for everyone to celebrate this Mother’s Day. To continue the celebration beyond May 12th, treat mom to a night out at Robard’s Steakhouse or overnight stay at the nearby Woodlands Resort through the purchase of specialty gift cards.
Brasada Ranch – Bend, Oregon
Located just outside of Bend, Oregon, Brasada Ranch is the perfect destination for an adventurous Mother’s Day vacation as the property is a truly Central Oregon adventure basecamp, where loved ones can enjoy unique outdoor experiences together. The resort is home to some of the area’s best horseback riding, offering over 900 acres of trail riding with high desert and Cascade Mountain views and also has bikes to get around the property. The Ranch’s concierge can arrange off-site adventures where moms and their children can hit the slopes of Mt. Bachelor, climb the face of Smith Rock, or take a short trip to downtown Bend to check out the local brewery scene. After a day of adventure, moms can retreat to the private and secluded Ranch House Suites to create a cozy evening by the fire or they can be pampered with a relaxing spa experience at Spa Brasada. Coming Summer 2019 is the new adult pool at the resort, the perfect oasis for travelers to relish in the panoramic mountain views while sipping signature cocktails. For a really epic Mother’s Day gift, adventure seekers can book the resort’s Snow Camp Weekend in March where the customized winter adventure includes snowshoeing, libations around the fire and the thrill of spending the night in a snow cave. Find the three-day itinerary details here.
Montage Deer Valley – Park City, Utah
This Mother’s Day, take mom to the mountains at Montage Deer Valley in Park City, UT. For the adventurous family, mom will love bonding over mountain biking, golf, and alpine slides and coasters. In her downtime, book mom an indigenous spa treatment, utilizing local Utah ingredients to refresh and renew. Some of the treatments to highlight include the mountain stone massage, using local basalt stones and the Lavender Dreams treatment, using Utah-grown Lavender. For a truly memorable and unique experience, take mom on a private tour of Utah and the surrounding western national parks including Moab or the Grand Canyon with Montage Expeditions. Equipped with a private plane, tour guide, catered lunch, and bikes, there’s no better way for mom to explore America’s natural beauty in absolute luxury.
Montage Laguna Beach – Laguna Beach, California
At recently-renovated flagship Montage property, Montage Laguna Beach in Laguna Beach, CA, families are encouraged to spoil mom with brunch and afternoon tea. The resort’s restaurant, The Studio is offering a traditional four-course tasting brunch menu with fresh local ingredients in dishes such as the Hamachi Crudo, Smoked Red Abalone, and Alaskan Halibut en Croute. Those looking for an a la carte option have breakfast, brunch and dinner options at The Loft or a Mother’s Day High Tea in the newly refreshed Lobby Lounge with beloved favorites like cucumber-mint sandwiches and lemon-blackberry cream buns.
Montage Palmetto Bluff – Bluffton, South Carolina
At Montage Palmetto Bluff in Bluffton, SC moms get a full weekend of rest and relaxation. With the resort’s 3rd night complimentary package exclusively extended for Mother’s Day weekend, mom will be extra grateful for an added day of vacation! To ensure she feels as pampered as possible, schedule a facial by new partner and luxury Swiss skin-care brand, Valmont for mom at Spa Montage, where she’ll also receive a Valmont Eye Expert Gift Set. Between enjoying outdoor activities such as shooting clays and playing tennis or lounging on the May River, stop by Bubbles and Blooms workshops to learn how to create the perfect floral arrangement and the perfect gift for mom! Lastly, let mom indulge in a bountiful brunch of fresh, local cuisine at Octagon Porch.
Montage Kapalua Bay – Maui, Hawaii
This Mother’s Day, toast mom in a memorable setting. In Maui, HI at Montage Kapalua Bay’s Champagne Hale, mom will have a night to remember. Take advantage of the stunning Maui sunset at the resort’s historic Cliff House, overlooking the Pacific. With unparalleled views of the sunset, surf, and surrounding islands, mom will love the selection of Veuve Clicquot champagnes and carefully paired menu. With items such as bigeye tuna tartar and Maui vanilla pannacotta, mothers will feel indulged and spoiled in paradise.
Montage Beverly Hills – Beverly Hills, California
Located in the vibrant epicenter of Los Angeles and steps away from Rodeo Drive, Montage Beverly Hills is the perfect place to celebrate Mom this Mother’s Day! Mothers will love a casual and healthy brunch at The Rooftop Grill, incorporating local Californian ingredients into dishes and fresh juices. For a more refined celebration, Mothers will love the elegant fare or private dining experiences available at The Restaurant. To continue celebrating Mom, give her the gift of a L.RAPHAEL facial treatment at Spa Montage, such as the L. RAPHAEL oxy-peel anti-aging treatment or the Royal C treatment, using vitamin C to refresh, brighten and tighten skin.
The Seagate Hotel & Spa – Delray Beach, Florida
Florida’s Gold Coast boasts sunsets of pink and orange hues, miles of sandy beaches, and plenty of boutique shops along Atlantic Ave, making Delray Beach and The Seagate Hotel & Spa an idyllic setting for an ultimate Mother’s Day getaway. There is no better place to relax, rejuvenate, and renew than at the hotel’s 8,000 Sq. ft Seagate Spa. Moms of all personalities can unwind with their treatment of choice from the property’s sea-inspired spa menu. From a purifying Aromatherapy Ocean Salt Scrub and fully-body cleanse, to a wine infused Divine Vinothérapie Massage and a Rapid Youth Facial for revitalizing tired skin – there is something for every mamma to indulge in. For moms who are expecting, The Seagate Spa also offers A Mother’s Lullaby package boasting a luxurious mani-pedi, natural sugar cane exfoliation, a renewing mask, and a gentle massage that guarantees complete prenatal bliss. There is no better way to celebrate mom than by treating her to a vacation full of sunshine and relaxation at The Seagate Hotel & Spa.
YO1 Wellness Center – The Catskills, New York
Mother’s Day Wellness Package
Mothers and daughters can spend this Mother’s Day getting pampered at YO1 Wellness Center in the scenic Catskill Mountain of upstate New York, only 90 minutes from New York City. The state-of-the-art retreat designed to detox, revitalize and educate guests through ancient Indian therapies of Ayurveda, Naturopathy, and Yoga is offering a Mother’s Day Wellness Package that allows guests to choose two to three minor therapies a day and two major therapies from the list of Ayurveda massages or Naturopathy massages. A daily tasting menu will be available featuring Gopal farms seasonal vegetables, local cheeses from Anne Saxelby and a champagne pairing by vilmart, “grand cellier”. The package also includes access to all of the property’s amenities including the waterfall accented Jacuzzi, state-of-the-art fitness room, Olympic-sized luxurious pool including aqua cycling and informative and interactive wellness lectures.
Mother’s Day Yoga Weekend
Motherhood can be challenging, and there’s not always time to meditate the stress away. This Mother’s Day, YO1, the state-of-the-art retreat designed to detox, revitalize and educate, is hosting a Mother’s Day Yoga Weekend to nurture mothers through four specially curated classes. These sessions will focus on the emotional, mental and spiritual aspect of being a mother, whether you’re a working mom, stay-at-home mom or a mom who loves a good workout. Saturday morning is about embracing body changes and honoring the body and feminine power, and Saturday evening focuses on self-care for mothers and yourself. Sunday morning’s class encourages embracing love by opening the heart and the heart chakra, and Sunday evening’s session features poses that focus on the womb. The weekend is about healing our connections with our mothers and healing ourselves as mothers to be stronger, more secure and more loving.
Carton House – Kildare, Ireland
Treat your mom like the queen she is this Mother’s Day with a trip to Carton House in Kildare, Ireland. Located just 25 minutes from Dublin, the storied resort in the breathtaking Irish countryside is the perfect destination for a luxurious getaway to celebrate mom, as it has been a magnet for marvelous mothers for many years. Queen Victoria of England, is said to have stayed at the estate twice, while singer and mother Marianne Faithfull, and Princess Grace of Monaco, are also among other marvelous mothers who were once guests at the luxury property. The resort was built upon a long tradition of family and celebration, tracing back more than eight centuries. Explore Kildare with mom with the Experience Kildare package, which includes 3 nights luxury accommodation, extravagant champagne afternoon tea for 2 in the original Manor House, complimentary use of Carton Leisure Center and a day pass to visit the Irish National Stud, Japanese Gardens, and Newbridge Silverware Visitor Centre. After exploring with the whole family, treat mom to some well-deserved pampering with the Summer Bliss Spa Package at Carton House Spa, complete with a full body exfoliation followed by a customized Pevonia essential facial.
Country Club Lima Hotel – Lima, Peru
This Mother’s Day, treat mom to a lively trip to the heart of Lima, Peru with the historic Country Club Lima Hotel. The Grand Dame is celebrating moms with a special Mother’s Day package, which includes a welcome drink to kick off the stay and a complimentary Pisco Sour at English Bar, known for serving up to 60 of the signature cocktail each day. The package also includes a delectable buffet breakfast for two at Perroquet Restaurant, one of the best restaurants in Lima serving Peruvian classics with an international flair. No Mother’s Day celebration is complete without the children, so the package includes free accommodation for one child under the age of 12. Mothers will also be spoiled with a special Peruvian amenity and late check out until 2:00 pm. This year, Mother’s Day falls during the hotel’s exhibition in partnership with Pedro de Osma Meseum, Atmósferas Art Exhibit, which will showcase works by artists Yiriane Kahn, Marcelo Peirano and Bruno Culotti that portray the concept of the atmosphere through the fusion of painting and music. Guests can continue to enjoy an artistic experience with the additional 300 works of Peruvian art on permanent loan from the museum throughout the guestrooms and public spaces.
Le Royal Monceau – Raffles – Paris, France
This Mother’s Day, Le Royal Monceau – Raffles Paris invites new moms to enjoy the newly introduced spa offering that aims to pamper both Moms and their newborn babies – the Baby Spa Thalasso Therapy Bath treatment. Designed for newborns to 2-months old babies, the treatment replicates the experience of being inside the womb placing the infant in a therapeutic bath where they are rocked under a warm water jet by a trained nurse. After, both baby and their mother receive a gentle massage together, calming the nervous system and leaving the baby to feel at complete ease.
The Dolder Grand – Zurich, Switzerland
Celebrate Mother’s Day with luxurious indulgences at grand dame hotel, The Dolder Grand, overlooking Zurich, Switzerland. Surprise mom with a traditional English afternoon tea in the lobby with favorites like mini sandwiches and petits fours alongside a wide selection of fine teas. To truly pamper mom, give her a few hours in the hotel’s world-class, 13,123-square-foot Day Spa. Mothers can spend a few hours in paradise, luxuriating in a Haute Couture treatment by Dr. Burgener Switzerland, which uses innovative technology to provide a personalized beauty experience based on skin analysis, making for the perfect Mother’s Day gift.