Mother’s Day is coming, and so is the annual “What should I get mom this year?” scramble. If you want to go beyond buying flowers or going out to brunch, here are five ideas your mom will probably love. And she didn’t even have to remind you.
As You Wish
Seven Valley locations
For a fun outing with mom, check out As You Wish, a pottery-painting studio with locations across the Valley. On Mother’s Day, moms get free studio fees, but you have to call ahead and make a reservation. It’s a fun, creative way to spend some time together. You can paint plates, pitchers, coffee cups, figurines and a host of other items, including holiday pieces. For adults besides mom, the cost is $8 plus the cost of whatever item you choose to paint. Kids 12 and younger cost $6 plus the cost of the pottery. Paint it and they’ll glaze and fire it for you to pick up in a couple of days.
13802 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale
Scottsdale-based Modern Milk, a one-stop shop for new mothers, offers several fun and practical ideas for Mother’s Day gifts. Modern Milk has a private label lifestyle brand that includes everything from fashionable athletic wear to fitness and lifestyle accessories. Pick up a NAMOMSTE “i am mom” muscle tank ($36); a Mama & Little Zooey teething necklace ($10-$25) made from safe-to-chew-on silicone to spare mom’s good jewelry; and for moms and moms-to-be, an unlimited class membership ($89 per month) for Modern Milk’s fitness studio for prenatal and postnatal yoga and barre classes.
6945 E. Fifth Ave., Scottsdale
If your mom likes riding a bike, but needs a little extra power for the long haul, take her to Pedego Scottsdale and get a free one-hour rental from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Mother’s Day. The Comfort Cruiser has all the functions of a traditional bike, but gives the rider the option to pedal or use the throttle, and Pedal Assist features to go up to 20 miles per hour. Call ahead for a reservation.
4501 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale
Looking for something sweet to bring your mom on Mother’s Day? Sprinkles Cupcakes makes it easy for you. Drop by and pick up a MOM box filled with dark chocolate, red velvet, vanilla and salty caramel cupcakes. Order online or pick up at the Scottsdale store. Available from May 6-8.
The Store at Mesa Arts Center
1 E. Main St., Mesa
There’s no better place to find a unique Mother’s Day gift than The Store at Mesa Arts Center, an Artists Cooperative Gallery. The shops features one-of-a-kind items made by 60 Arizona artists, including painting, pottery, jewelry glass, scarves and other art. You can also feel good about purchasing a gift there because a portion of every sale supports the Mesa Arts Center Foundation.
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