When I was a little girl, each Mother’s Day I would make my father take me shopping in the morning so that we could present my mother with a gift that evening. I would have him take me to a jewelry store or a florist and I would pick something out that I liked and have him buy it. It was fun, but now I wonder if my mother would have preferred something else besides the yearly switch from the norm of flowers to jewelry. Well, we certainly have these options available in Key West as well, as there are no shortages of florists or jewelers on the tiny island.
Diamonds International is a favorite jeweler of mine; it is where my husband purchased the new setting for my engagement ring for our five year anniversary. We also have Kay Jewelers, Jeff’s Gems, Capricorn Jewelers, and several others. And I am sure that many if not all of them will have some sort of special for the holiday.
Florists are just as abundant. Not only do our local grocery stores have fairly decent florists on site, but there are several specialty florists such as Flowers by Gilda and Love in Bloom. Special arrangements are always something that you can count on for this special day celebrating moms.
Now that we have covered the usual options, lets think a bit out of the box! A spa day would be fun. For instance, the Pier House’s Caribbean Spa is offering a package called the “Ultimate Spa Sensation” for $390. It included a milk and money body treatment, classic massage, facial, manicure, pedicure, and lunch.
But if that is too rich for your blood, maybe just take mom out to brunch at the Pier House’s Harbourview. This Sunday from 11am to 3pm that are offering a special mother’s day buffet, inclusive of complimentary mimosas for just $44 per person. Other local restaurants will also be hosting special brunches and dinners for mom as well, so look around. Or even call up your favorite restaurant to see if they are offering any specials that you can take advantage of for your mom.
Some of the local shops also have special presents for mom. Key West Aloe Company has key lime and frangipani gift sets of lotions, shower gels, and salt scrubs for mom to make her feel special without having to spend the time and money that it takes to go to the spa.
Hopefully these ideas will be helpful to you in planning your mom’s special day. One thing is certain though, you better hurry up and plan something otherwise you will have one disappointed mother, and that is never good!
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