By Erika Lobo
A Mom should be treated like a queen every single day of the year, and making her feel special on the day dedicated to mothers around the world is the perfect way to show her how much she really is appreciated. Looking for something different apart from the usual bouquet of flowers, cards and gifts? This is your opportunity to spend quality time with that special woman that has raised you. Nothing says “I Love You” more than a stress free weekend getaway. Here are a few ideas for you:
1. RELAXING GETAWAYS
This mother’s day, send your mom on a rejuvenating weekend holiday, full of spa treatments like mud baths, relaxing full body massages and luxurious accommodations.
– Vintage Hotels Niagara-on-the-lake, Ontario
Your mother can have the complete experience of relaxation with a number of packages from bed and breakfasts to a spa escape that includes a three-course dinner plus a $100 credit for a spa. They also have a single day spa special that includes therapeutic messages, body wraps and hydrotherapy. Check out their website for more information at http://www.vintage-hotels.com
– Horseshoe Resort, Barrie
This resort is perfect for a family weekend vacation. During the day there are a number of activities that families can experience together. Take a ‘Hummer Tour’ that is a rugged yet beautiful tour of the area around the resort. Some other fun experiences are treetop trekking and an adventure park that has a number of activities from mini golfing to zip lining. After a day of outdoor activities, spend your evening getting rejuvenated and relaxed at the spa! Check out their website for promotions at http://www.vintage-hotels.com/niagara_getaway_packages.htm?RD=1
2. PAMPERING EXPERIENCE
For daughters, spend an entire day with your mothers relaxing at a salon getting manicures, pedicures, facials, massages and haircuts. Make your Mom feel young and fresh with a new haircut. What better way to bond with her and give her a break from her everyday routine. A day of nothing? I’m sure she could get used to that.
– Wiesia Salon and Spa
Located at 2121 Lakeshore Boulevard West, this salon and spa has everything from facials to body treatments. With up-to-date body treatments, take your pick from a list of European inspired massage. They also give you the option to build your own package. For more information on their packages, visit http://www.wiesiaspa.com/
– Lavender Day Spa
This spa has body massages, organic facials, nails, waxing and other special treatments. With a wide selection of packages, promotions and specials, you can pick one that you think your mother will enjoy best. There is no better place for her rest than a place with relaxing essential oil scents along with massages. Visit http://www.lavenderdayspa.ca/ for more info.
3. DINE LIKE A QUEEN
Treat her to her favourite gourmet cuisine: Chinese, Greek, Indian, Italian, or maybe some Japanese? Pick from a variety of restaurants all over town but make sure to make reservations in advance as they do sell out!
– Lunch/Dinner Cruises
Take your Mom aboard one of the many Toronto cruise lines. Some of them include ‘Jubilee Queen Cruises’, ‘Habour Cruises Toronto’, ‘Toronto Cruise Lines’, and many more. Celebrate Mother’s Day out on the water; 2-3 hours of quality time, relaxation and reconnecting will make for an unforgettable day.
– Incredible Buffets and Dinners
Treat your mom to an unbelievably delicious lunch or dinner at restaurants or hotels in the GTA. Some of the places to consider are ‘Old Mill Toronto Inn and Spa’ which serves a brunch buffet with an incredible spread that ranges from $24-$45. ‘Victoria’s Restaurant’ at the King Edward Hotel and ‘La Brasserie’ at the Crowne Plaza also offer some delicious tastes with its exceptional preparations made by renowned chefs.
Apart from these, there are a number of other things you could do with your Mom to make her feel special on Mother’s Day. Ranging from a day at the zoo or a shopping spree; pick what fits her style!