How to Celebrate Mother’s Day in NYC

A woman creating a purple and pink flower arrangement.
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She’s packed your lunches, driven you to school, wiped away your tears, and has done countless other gestures to show her endless love for you. While there’s nothing wrong with a Mother’s Day Sunday brunch, why not ditch the eggs benedict and praise your mother in a new way? We can assure you any of the following 5 special gifts will put a huge smile on her face and make Mother’s Day 2018 memorable for years to come!

Treat Her to a Spa Day

Everyone loves being pampered! We’re sure your mother won’t think twice about spending a day in one of manhattan’s top spas. In fact, many options we recommend have taken part in our featured post covering the best spa experiences in NYC!

One favorite is Naturopathica, which has one of the most renowned spas throughout North America. The facility provides top-notch specialists, 21st century wellness, a vitality bar, a unique sensory lounge and meditation room, and so much more! Another favorite in Downtown Manhattan is Aire Ancient Bath, which is close to Glenwood residents living in Tribeca Bridge Tower. You can purchase a facility day pass,giving you access to steam rooms, cold plunges, salt water floating pools, jacuzzis, and relaxation areas. Or, you can book specific treatments, ranging from body massages to a wine bath to a Himalayan Salt Experience.

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A Mother’s Day Cooking Class

If some of your favorite childhood memories were spent in the kitchen as your mom’s helpful assistant, signing up for a Mother’s Day cooking class is a wonderful idea to relive! From stirring up local ingredients, baking fresh pastries, or expanding your taste for international cuisine, get ready to tie your cooking aprons tight for an afternoon of culinary creations.

The following classes are within close proximity to Glenwood apartment buildings across Manhattan:

  • Saturday, May 12th – Seasonal Vegetarian Cooking at La Scuola at Eataly New York Flatiron
  • Saturday, May 19th – Create your own handmade croissants at the Mille-Feuille Bakery in Greenwich Village
  • All Year Long – Learn how to eat mindfully and make your meals environmentally friendly at Haven’s Kitchen in Chelsea

Create a Bouquet of Artisan Flowers

As Christian Dior said, “After women, flowers are the most lovely thing God has given the world.” For this Mother’s Day, take flower shopping to the next level by booking an appointment with a custom flower designer. This will give you proper guidance of creating your own bouquet for mom with her favorite blooms.

Another idea is to sign up for a flower arrangement class with your mom. The Flower School in Chelsea is holding their Open Studio Featuring Peonies on Thursday, May 17th, which allows guests to create beautiful arrangements while picking up some tips of floral design. Residents of Glenwood’s Barclay Tower will enjoy the quick 15 minute cab ride for this event.

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A Gardening Gift Basket

As spring approaches, has your mom been showing signs of her green thumb? If so, a DIY gardening-themed gift basket is an amazing choice for Mother’s Day. Aside from basic gardening tools, a personal touch you can add to this DIY idea is throwing in some of your mom’s favorite snacks to much on while creating a container garden. Here are some ideas to include:

  • Pretzel twists, dried fruit, and granola bars
  • A variety of nuts, like almonds and cashews
  • Artisan cookies from her favorite bakery
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Custom Calligraphy

Well-known for its beautiful designs offering a range of styles, Paperfinger studio is the place to buy your mom carefully crafted, calligraphy-centric items this Mother’s Day. You’ll find different kinds of gifts suitable for your mom on their online shop, such as custom-made items, stationery, house decor, etc. Handwritten artwork can be very sentimental and thoughtful, so you can’t go wrong here. The studio itself is located in Brooklyn, but their online store is available for all Manhattanites!

A Bonus Tip: If you and your mother are explorers, consider taking a day trip over the Brooklyn and sign up for one of Paperfinger’s calligraphy workshops. You’ll be able to create a memory with each other, and perhaps pick up a new hobby, too!

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