6 Mother's Day Gift Ideas That Will Wow Mom This Year

Don’t just give Mom the same old gifts. Wow her with a unique gift or experience this year.

6 Mother's Day Gift Ideas That Will Wow Mom This Year

Mother’s Day this year is on Sunday, May 9th. If you’re looking for a unique gift for your mother, step-mom, grandmother, mother-in-law, or aunt, you can’t go wrong with local specialty gifts and experiences. We put together this list of a few uncommon ideas that are sure to win the heart(s) of the special lady(ies) in your life. 

1. Give the gift of self-care.

Pamper your mom

Moms spend so much time caring for others that they don’t always leave much time for themselves. Give Mom the pampering session she deserves with a salon or spa treatment. Hairstyling, manicures, pedicures, and massages go a long way to making Mom feel refreshed. 

There are also many other types of treatments Mom may be interested in. Eyelash extensions, facials, chemical treatments, and more might be just the thing she’s always wanted but never bought herself. 

If you already know her favorite salon or service provider, call them to book an appointment or buy a gift card or package. If you’re not sure, try enlisting her best friend or sister for ideas. Several highly-rated salons and spas in Winchester could be terrific options, such as Divine Salon & Day Spa, On the Square Nail Spa, and the recently opened Glamour Lounge

Afraid she won’t like what you pick? Go for a “treatment of your choice” type gift certificate so she can choose the service for herself. Or, if you think she would prefer to pamper herself at home, consider handmade soaps, lotions, or bath products from locally-owned J Keith Company.  

2. Take her car for service.

Get her car serviced

We don’t know who needs to hear this, but it’s highly likely Mom would rather not have to take the time to get her oil changed, car washed, or for any other tedious routine maintenance. Practical moms love this gift of service. She’s happy because you haven’t bought her an impractical gift, while you still get to show her how much you care by saving her time, stress, and effort. 

3. Spend quality time at a waterfront restaurant. 

What mom wouldn’t want more time with you? Take her out to dinner or lunch Mother’s Day Weekend at Drafts and Watercrafts at Twin Creeks Marina and Resort at Tims Ford Lake. Enjoy great food and frosty beverages in the open-air floating restaurant. Treat Mom to food she’ll love, such as a signature steak, ahi tuna, amazing burgers, or try one of the out-of-this-world mac and cheese bowls. 

Come food, stay for the music. All spring and summer long, weekends are filled with outstanding live performances by various local artists and bands. Follow Twin Creeks Marina on Facebook or Instagram for weekly schedules and announcements.

Mother’s Day Weekend Performances:

Friday, May 7 - 6:30-9:30pm - Bryce & Dayton

Saturday, May 8 - 7:00-10:00pm - Madison Grace & Live Band

Sunday, May 9 - 1:00-4:00pm - Peter Moon


4. Help her find a fun, new fitness routine.

Family Hike with Mom

Give Mom an opportunity to try something new. Take her on a hike at Tims Ford State Park or to walk alongside the lake on one of Twin Creeks Marina’s walking trails. If she is open to new fitness classes, she might like to discover her inner ballerina at Barre Fly Fitness, a boutique fitness experience that offers classes in barre, one of the hottest fitness trends today. Barre is no and low impact and requires no prior dance training, so it’s safe for all fitness levels.  

5. Buy her a thoughtful gift. 

Downtown Winchester has many unique and eclectic shops with items catering to every interest. Find unique gifts and antiques at stores like Jules,’ jewelry at Treasures, and gorgeous home goods and art at The White Rabbit, among many others. Don’t know what to get? Take Mom on a shopping spree in downtown Winchester and stay for lunch at one of the unique eateries Winchester has to offer.

6. Give her a weekend away.

With so many gifts to choose from, what would Mom like best? Would she prefer a chance to relax and take a break? Quality time with you? A thoughtful gift? How about all of the above? Consider presenting Mom an opportunity to get away and have time off from taking care of everything and everyone - a lakeside retreat with family (or friends). 

Rent one of Twin Creeks Resorts’ gorgeous lake villas. Each villa is fully furnished, professionally cleaned, and enables mom to relax and recharge however she pleases. The community features a heated pool, private grills, community fire pits, and easy access to the lake with rentable boats, kayaks, and paddleboats. You’ll show Mom how much she means to you while making memories that will last a lifetime. 

Show your thanks to the lady who’s always been there. Have other ideas Mother’s Day gift ideas? Share them with us on Facebook and Instagram.