Mother’s Day is celebrated all over the world, but in the United States, it falls on May 10, 2015. After a push by Anna Jarvis, a citizen who began a campaign to celebrate Mother’s Day following the death of her own mother in 1905, the day became a national holiday in 1914. If you are strapped for time or creativity this year, here are a few ideas to help you honor your mother.
Heads & Tails Beauty Salon
265 S. 19th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19103
One of the most appreciated gifts for Mom is a chance for her to pamper and refresh herself. This can come in the form of a day at the spa or beauty salon. Heads & Tails Beauty Salon is one of the highest rated day spas in the city. You can schedule a day of pampering for your mom or purchase a gift certificate she can use for whatever treatment she chooses.
Farm At Coventry
Visit by appointment only
Elverson, PA 19520
Maybe your mom doesn’t want to go to a spa but would rather have a bit of spa-like atmosphere in her life every day. You can find locally sourced, natural products from Farm at Coventry that are grown right in their own gardens. Farm at Coventry has been making beauty products that are organically grown since 1997. The owner, Susan Hess, offers workshops so you can give Mom a true one-of-a-kind gift. Currently, you can sign up for her Homestead Herbalism course, which meets one Saturday a month from March through November. The course details the medicinal and practical aspects of herbs and how they can be used in everyday beauty products. Contact Susan Hess to schedule.
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Mother’s Day Tea Party At Betsy Ross House
239 Arch St.
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Date: May 9, 2015 4-5:30 p.m.
For moms who love history and tea, there’s a special event at the Betsy Ross house each Mother’s Day weekend. Saturday evening, the historic home hosts a fun evening of Colonial hospitality and tea tasting in the courtyard, and it’s hosted by Betsy herself. The $25 tickets include a variety of fine teas, snacks and tour of the house. Reservations are suggested, as this is a popular annual event.
Unique Gifts And Flowers
6612 Rising Sun Ave., Unit A
Philadelphia, PA 19111
Flowers are a popular hit for many moms out there, and if you can’t see her or she can’t get out and about this year, you can order a special basket, arrangement or more unique gift. Personalized gifts are a genuine hit because they’re not only sentimental but the type of thing you don’t buy for yourself. You can also add a gift from a photo site such as Shutterfly, like a photo book or calendar, to your basket for a personalized surprise.
Christina Dagnelli is a freelance writer in Philadelphia and the author of Little Squares with Colors: A Different way to look at autism. Her work on examiner can be found here Examiner.com.