Six SimplyGrand Gifts for Mom

Mom loved and raised you…time to raise the bar and show her just how much you appreciate and love her back!

Sunday, May 13, is Mother’s Day and the perfect chance to express your feelings. In case you forgot or haven’t figured out yet what to get her, here are just a half dozen suggestions:

One can never go wrong with dinner and a movie. First, take her to a special Mother’s Day Brunch at Crooked Pint, Eagle’s Crest Grill, Ely’s Ivy, Ground Round, Hilton Garden Café or Sky’s. Follow that with a matinee of the soon to be released mother-daughter flick, “Life of the Party”, starring Melissa McCarthy, at River Cinema 15 or AMC Classic 10 Theater.

Is mom an 80s rocker chick, by chance? A certificate to The Darkside Tattoo plus tickets to Metallica on September 8, at Alerus Center, would equal one forkin’ grand gift!

A bouquet is ok but how about putting a new spin on it? Escort mom to All Season’s Garden Center, tour her through the amazing greenhouse and then let her pick out a planter or two for her garden or patio.

She put Pampers on you as a baby; so, pamper her with a mani and/or pedicure from the Nail Studio, get Polished, Tina’s or one of the other great salons in town.

You’ve heard the saying, “sweets for the sweet.” Take that literally and head Downtown to pick up some Chippers (chocolate covered potato chips) or any of the other famous candy delicacies at Widman’s. If she prefers her desserts in pastry form, Paola’s bakes up some of the best cupcakes, scones, muffins and more in town. Know what would this gift basket even sweeter? A cute coffee mug from Kittsona Lifestyle + an Urban Stampede coffeehouse gift card.

If mom’s a fitness guru, join her for a day of fun ‘n’ fitness at Choice Wellness Center. Purchase a day pass and the two of you can get your cardio on with a Spin, Step or Zumba class. Relax afterward with a massage at the Truyu Aesthetic Center located on the premises.

For those of you who are moms, thanks so much for all you do every single day of the year! HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY from the Greater Grand Forks Convention & Visitors Bureau!!