When it comes to giving gifts, one size doesn’t fit all. Personal, thoughtful gifts are always appreciated. I start by thinking about conversations I’ve had and activities I’ve enjoyed with the recipient before creating a list and setting out shopping. With Mother’s Day this weekend, I’ve spent weeks thinking up the perfect way to make my own mom feel as special as she is. Like other daughters, sons, and grandchildren coming up with ideas for Mother’s Day, I’ve known my own mom my entire life so I have a good idea of what she likes, wants, and needs. A couple things that always bring her joy are gardening and nature, so flowers are a good fit— but I don’t want to stop there. Since spas often incorporate the best of blooms in spring treatments, these floral services are a perfect way to pamper moms and go above and beyond the standard flower delivery.
The Spa at The Ritz-Carlton, Rancho Mirage (CA) is ready to treat all moms right with its Desert Wildflower Poultice Massage (80 minutes, $260). This treatment combines indigenous herbs and centuries old rhythmic, calming techniques. Heated herbal poultices release tension and help moms unwind. They can linger longer in the relaxation lounge with plunge pools and a quiet courtyard.
Body Retreat Day Spa (Bedford, TX) incorporates flowers in one of its specials. Mother’s Day Package #1 ($375, 5 hours 30 minutes) includes a 90-minute Aromatherapy or Hot Stone Massage, Smoothing Rose & Jasmine Body Scrub, Invigorating Peppermint Scalp Massage, Fire & Ice Velvet Foot Treatment, Aroma Hydro Jacuzzi Herbal Bath or Infrared Sauna, Photo Rejuvenation IPL Treatment or Microdermabrasion, and complimentary spa meal with wine.
Bodhi Spa (Newport, RI) is offering a special Champagne and Rose Retreat (starting at $2,420, 3 hours). Mom can begin with a 30-minute private use of the Spa Suite including an aromatic spa bath with a glass of rose, followed by a 90-minute Rose Indulgence Facial and a 60-minute Aromatic Rose Massage that will leave her glowing. The experience includes a complimentary gift or full-sized Aromatherapy Associates Rose Hand Cream for mom to relive her special day.