Mother’s Day is around the corner, and that means it’s time to get your gift-giving game on! Lucky for you, this Durée’s Deets blog involves my curated list of Mother’s Day gift ideas in South Florida and beyond for all the special women in your life. I’ve got everything from fancy face injections to unique experiences for those hard-to-shop-for moms and mother figures. Keep reading to find the perfect gift to make any mom’s day extra special.
And who says you can’t treat yourself too? Don’t forget to gift yourself a little something while you’re at it.
1. Revive Your Mom’s Youthful Glow
A visit to Dr. Steiger is a must have Mother’s Day gift. Consider Botox and fillers, offered by Double Board-certified, Ivy League-trained Facial Plastic Surgeon Jacob D. Steiger, M.D. in Boca Raton. His noninvasive treatments include Dysport, Ultherapy, Sofwave, Restylane Kysse, Botox, fillers, injectables, and skin resurfacing laser treatments. Botox injections can reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and achieve a more youthful, vibrant look. Also, gift your mom skincare essentials from Dr. Steiger’s own private line, Steiger Skin Care, or book her a relaxing HydraFacial or Dermaplaning treatment. Show mom how much you care by giving her the gift of self-care this Mother’s Day at Steiger Facial Plastic Surgery.
Insider’s Tip: the Restore Stem Cell Night Cream is life-changing.
2. Pamper Mom to Perfection
Beauty Boutique 54 in West Broward is a haven of beauty and self-care, dedicated to making your mother feel like the best version of herself. With a wide range of services, from eyebrow microblading to makeup application lessons, this boutique offers everything she needs to enhance her natural beauty and achieve her desired look. Their team provides personalized guidance and recommendations, in consideration of her unique skin type and features. The salon offers a curated selection of high-quality skincare products and cosmetics, so your mother can continue her beauty routine at home. In addition to their wide range of beauty services, Beauty Boutique 54 also provides luxurious facial treatments, using only the best products to leave your mother’s skin feeling refreshed and revitalized. With an inviting and relaxing atmosphere, Beauty Boutique 54 is the ultimate destination for indulging in some well-deserved self-care. Make sure to ask for Rachelle when booking any eyebrow, eyelash or make-up appointments.
Insider’s Tip: Rachelle’s custom make-up brand has the best long lasting lip liner. I love her raspberry (hot pink) lip liner, of course!
3. The Royal Treatment
The Eau Spa located in Manalapan, Florida just a short drive from Palm Beach, is a perfect getaway for mothers who want to relax and unwind on their special day. The spa offers a wide range of services including massages, facials, body treatments, and salon services, so there is something for everyone. Your mother can indulge in a custom massage, enjoy a signature facial, or pamper herself with a manicure and pedicure. With a serene atmosphere and attentive staff, she’ll feel like royalty as she’s taken care of from head to toe. The Eau Spa is known for its exceptional service and luxurious amenities, so your mother is sure to have an unforgettable experience. She’ll leave feeling refreshed, rejuvenated, and grateful for the special treat you gave her.
Insider’s Tip: enjoy complimentary cupcakes while waiting for your treatments in the relaxing area.
4. Blooming Love for Your Mother
Sending flowers from Botanika at Alore is a beautiful way to express your love and appreciation for all that a mother does. My dear friend Anna Noriega at Alore offers a wide selection of gorgeous floral arrangements to choose from. Whether your mother loves classic roses or prefers exotic blooms, you are sure to find the perfect bouquet to suit her taste. They also offer an exquisite selection of stunning orchid arrangements that are sure to make mom’s day. From elegant phalaenopsis to colorful cymbidiums, Anna’s expertly curated orchid arrangements are the perfect way to add a touch of sophistication and beauty to your Mother’s Day gift. With carefully crafted floral designs and attention to detail, Botanika at Alore ensures that every bouquet is delivered fresh and beautifully arranged. Your mother will be delighted to receive such a stunning and thoughtful gift on Mother’s Day.
Insider’s Tip: the multiple orchid arrangements are sure to be a favorite.
Looking for a beautiful and long-lasting floral arrangement that can be delivered anywhere in the country? Venus Et Fleur’s incredible flowers can last up to a year and are sure to brighten up any space. With nationwide delivery options available, you can show your appreciation and love no matter where you are. Be sure to visit their website to explore their full range of eternity roses and other floral arrangements.
5. Make Mother’s Day “Worth” it!
Treat mom to a day on Worth Avenue in Palm Beach, with brunch at my personal favorite restaurants in the area, Bricktop’s or Café Boulud. Bricktop’s offers a unique brunch menu that features homemade donuts, avocado toast, French toast, “Egg’s Bricktops” with sausage, egg, jack cheese casserole, served with herb roasted potatoes, and a beet & goat cheese salad, so there’s something for everyone.
Insider’s tip: request the beautiful outdoor seating area where you can enjoy your meal while taking in the views of Worth Avenue.
Café Boulud is located inside the Brazilian Court in Palm Beach. The restaurant has been the most sought-after dining spot in Palm Beach since its establishment in 2003. The restaurant boasts an intimate lobby bar and lounge, sophisticated indoor and outdoor dining areas, and an unmatched menu of exceptional modern French delicacies.
Insider’s Tip: be sure to try their signature White Cosmo cocktail, made with white cranberry juice, and garnished with a sprig of rosemary. And while you’re at it, don’t miss out on their classic Cobb Salad, made with fresh greens, grilled chicken, bacon, hard-boiled egg, and crumbled blue cheese, all tossed in a delicious Dijon vinaigrette dressing. These two dishes are sure to leave you craving for more!
After lunch, take a stroll down Worth Avenue, which is lined with high-end boutiques and shops, offering everything from designer fashion to unique gifts. Make sure to stop by some of the iconic landmarks, such as Chanel, Van Cleef & Arpels, Intermix or the iconic clock tower. Your mother will surely appreciate the thoughtful gift of a day out with her loved ones, filled with delicious food and fabulous shopping.
Insider’s tip: Marina St. Barth’s is tucked away but a fabulous find for those St. Barth’s-inspired dresses, skirts and outfits.
6. Shop ‘Til You Drop at Bal Harbour Shops
Another great option for a day out with mom is a visit to Bal Harbour Shops, an upscale outdoor shopping mall located in Bal Harbour, Florida. Bal Harbour Shops feature designer brands such as Chanel, Van Cleef & Arpels, Gucci, and Zimmerman, as well as high-end department stores like Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue.
For lunch, you can choose between the mall’s best restaurants, Makoto, Hillstone, Carpaccio and Aba. All restaurants have an elegant ambiance and are perfect for a luxurious lunch with mom.
Makoto is a Japanese restaurant that offers a wide selection of sushi, sashimi, and other classic Japanese dishes.
Insider’s tip: don’t miss the spicy tuna krispy rice, the grilled octopus and the Wagyu Beef Hot Stone.
Aba, on the other hand, is a Mediterranean-inspired restaurant that serves delicious hummus and salads, grilled meats, and seafood dishes.
Insider’s tip: you must try the grilled shrimp or the variations of hummus.
The Hillstone is a sister restaurant to Houston’s in Boca Raton and Pompano and White House Tavern in Aspen. The menu features an array of dishes that will satisfy any palate, from their famous burgers, such as the Hillstone Burger with melted cheese and grilled onions, to the exquisite tuna tartare, made with fresh ahi tuna, avocado, and a hint of ginger. If you’ve dined at its sister restaurant, The Whitehouse Tavern in Aspen (another favorite of mine!), you’ll find a similar vibe and menu at The Hillstone in Bal Harbour when it comes to their specialty dishes and exceptional service.
Insider’s tip: you can’t go wrong with the Crispy Chicken Sandwich. Offered at both Hillstone and White House Tavern, the buttermilk fried chicken sandwich comes on a soft bun with coleslaw and cheese and is served with a side of their famous fries.
Carpaccio has consistently been a favorite spot among locals and celebrities alike. From sports stars to artists, the restaurant’s renowned fare draws in a diverse crowd of discerning diners. Hello people watching! You can choose to dine inside the recently renovated dining room, which exudes an elegant and sophisticated ambiance, or enjoy the beautiful weather outside on the patio areas. Regardless of where you choose to sit, you’ll find an array of classic Italian dishes made with the freshest ingredients.
Insider’s Tip: If you’re dining at Carpaccio, make sure to try their delicious pizzas and pastas. One of my favorites is the Pennette Harry’s Bar, which features penne pasta with fresh spinach, garlic, oil, and a sprinkle of Parmigiano cheese, along with a touch of tomato sauce, sun-dried tomatoes, and pine nuts. It’s a simple yet flavorful dish!
After lunch, take a stroll through the beautiful open-air mall, admiring the stunning architecture and lush landscaping and don’t forget to shop until you drop. Bal Harbour Shops is known for its high-end boutiques, but it also has some charming smaller stores, such as Books & Books and Michael Aram, where you can find unique gifts.
Insider’s tip: If you’re planning to visit Bal Harbour Shops, make sure to sign up for their app, Bal Harbour ACCESS, to unlock a variety of exclusive perks. This app provides access to special offers, insider information, and personalized recommendations.
7. Brunch Fit for a Queen
For a special treat, take your mother out for brunch at The Breakers. The Breakers is the destination in Palm Beach, Florida, and is known for its spectacular Sunday brunch. With the elegant ambiance and exquisite food, this is the perfect place to celebrate Mother’s Day. From the sweet to the savory, the brunch menu is carefully crafted to offer a unique culinary experience. The Breakers transforms The Circle into a spectacular brunch experience. This magnificent hotel, with its soaring frescoed ceilings and murals, is the perfect setting for a luxurious Sunday brunch. The ambiance exudes old-world elegance and adds a touch of glamour to your dining experience.
Insider’s Tip: make those reservations early as this always sells out far in advance.
8. The Gift of Natural Luxury
Diptyque candles are an excellent gift option for those who value natural products in their home. The brand is well-known for its commitment to using all-natural ingredients, making their candles a great choice for anyone who wants to enjoy the ambiance of a candle without synthetic fragrance. Diptyque candles are infused with fragrances that are derived from natural sources, allowing you to fully appreciate the unique character of each fragrance.
Insider’s Tip: Among the many wonderful scents, one of my personal favorites is the Tubéreuse candle. This luxurious candle is made in France and features a stunning blend of floral notes.
9. Let a Private Chef Handle the Cooking
Another unique way to show your appreciation for the mother in your life is to hire a caterer to host a special meal for her. A private catered meal is an unforgettable experience, and it’s a great way to take the stress out of hosting. With a private catered meal or the gift of a girls’ night in, your loved one doesn’t have to worry about any of the preparation, shopping, or cleaning. Chef Jessica Elia V is one of my favorite chefs for an in-home catered meal. She handles everything from the menu planning to the shopping to the execution and will even pack up any leftovers and leave the kitchen spotless. Whether you want a plated sit-down dinner or a buffet-style meal, Chef Jessica will make it happen.
Insider’s Tip: ask Chef Jessica about recommended wine pairings or signature cocktails to complement the meal.
10. Mountain Views and Mouthwatering Meals
In the mood to splurge? If you’re looking to give your mom a memorable Mother’s Day experience, consider gifting her an upcoming trip to Aspen, Colorado. Aspen is known for its stunning natural scenery, luxurious resorts, and fantastic dining options. In fact, I’ve compiled a list of the top restaurants in Aspen to help you plan your itinerary. No matter where you decide to dine, your mom is sure to appreciate the effort you put into planning a special getaway in Aspen. With its breathtaking scenery and world-class dining options, this charming mountain town is the perfect place to show your mom how much you love and appreciate her – either in summer or winter.
Insider’s Tip: read more blogs about my favorite Aspen hotel accommodations and restaurants for my go-to Aspen spots.
Mother’s Day is a special day to celebrate all the wonderful women in our lives who have nurtured, supported and loved us unconditionally. Finding the perfect gift to show our appreciation can seem challenging, but with this list of gift ideas, I hope to make your gift-giving experience a little easier. Remember to take a moment to appreciate all the amazing mothers out there, and don’t forget to treat yourself too. Happy Mother’s Day!
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