PHOENIX Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Written by Lauren Loftus Category: Lists Issue: May 2017
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Your mom deserves the world, of course, but who’s got the budget for such a purchase? It’s definitely not on sale at Costco. In lieu of the entire world or even a private island, we’ve come up with a list of local goodies to pamper Phoenix moms on Mother’s Day on any budget, from free to platinum.


Local Mama’s Day Deals
Moms appreciate a good deal. Make her proud with these smokin’ local deals.

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Super Chunk Sweets
Satisfy Mom’s sweet tooth with a grab bag of fleur de sel caramel ($6.99) or yuzu pistachio fudge ($7.99) from Super Chunk Sweets in Scottsdale. Or try your hand at making these super pretty fairy-like tear drop meringues, recipe from Super Chunk owner Country Velador.


Locally-Made Goodies
The Valley is full of talented artisans that produce affordable goods that’ll make Mom feel special.

Be You Jewelry
Phoenix-based jewelry designer Lisa Pauling hand stamps dainty silver, gold and rose gold discs and plates with initials, phrases, Arizona outlines and saguaros for fun, one-of-a-kind necklaces, bracelets and earrings. Though the deadline for custom Mother’s Day online orders has passed, you can find Lisa and her inventory at the made. mini market in Mesa this Friday and Saturday. Necklaces start at $30.

Large Blue Mountain Swallowtail Triangle necklace by Dream Wings Jewelry.Dream Wings Jewelry
For the cool, Stevie Nicks-wanna be moms, there’s Dream Wings, a Phoenix-based jewelry line that uses preserved butterfly wings, shed snakeskin, leaves and flowers in cool metal pendants for a delicate-meets-badass look. (We are coveting this double band monarch ring, hard.) Order online or three Phoenix-area shops, listed on the website. Necklaces start at $35.

Strong Beautiful Woman
Valley make-up artist Stephanie Nault makes these super-soft tees and totes that advertise the strongest, most beautiful woman in your life. T-shirts start at $25.

Sphinx Date Co. & Palm Pantry
In addition to selling super sweet dates by the pound, Sphinx Date Co. also compiles gift boxes of local goods. Get a small breakfast gift box with Hayden Flour Mills pancake mix and pure orange blossom honey for the mom who bakes ($42.50) or the Arizona Stronghold gift box, with a bottle of white and a bottle of red plus glasses and assorted dates ($69.95) for the mom who’d rather watch you cook.


HAMILTON Chicago Company 2016. Photo by Joan Marcus.ASU Gammage 2017-2018 Broadway Season Tickets
Give Mom the gift of Hamilton.

The supremely hyped musical about American Founding Father Alexander Hamilton is finally making its way to Phoenix in January for ASU Gammage’s largest Broadway season ever. We have it on good authority that the show is even better than the hype. We’ve also heard that season subscribers will get first dibs at guaranteed seats for what’s sure to be a (quickly) sold-out run at Gammage theater. The season also runs seven other shows including the Tony award-winning Fun Home, The Color Purple and School of Rock. Subscriptions start at $190, and go on sale May 15 at 10 a.m.

Buy online (recommended) or at the box office
1200 S. Forest Ave., Tempe


Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia
Congratulate your mom for raising a high roller by treating her to a day or overnight at this luxurious Paradise Valley area resort.

Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia. Photo courtesy J. Lauren PR & Marketing.Start the day with a little brunch at Prado, the resort’s signature restaurant with sweet views of Camelback. The Mother’s Day buffet features traditional brunch faves plus Spanish fare like lobster and seafood paella and assorted tapas. (Reservations required: $75 for adults; $15 additional for bottomless mimosas; $26 for children 10 and under.) Once she treats her belly, treat the rest of her with the Ultimate Relaxation Package at Joya Spa, which includes an 80-minute massage, organic facial and choice of manicure or pedicure ($399). And if your pockets still aren’t drained, spring for the Experience Montelucia package, which includes accommodations, a $60 resort credit good for dining and a $45 Joya Spa credit.

4949 E. Lincoln Dr., Scottsdale