Celebrating Mother’s Day in Lincoln, NE – 2018
Sunday, May 13th—Mother’s Day—the one day of the year dedicated to celebrating the moms in our lives. Only one day? That can’t be right. While the United States traditionally recognizes the second Sunday of May for this purpose, women across the country will tell you that every day is Mother’s Day when you are, in fact, a mother. The real reward of being a mother is woven into the daily routines and constant considerations that come with raising a family—but that doesn’t mean it isn’t important to do something special for our moms every now and then to remind them how much we appreciate all they do.
Mothers deserve the moon and the stars, but since those things may be a little too far out of reach for most of us, it poses the question…what gift do we get for the woman who gave us the gift of life? Well, Teresa Hodgen with 360 Clean will tell you that a clean house is a good place to start.
“If you’d love to give your mom a break from all the dusting and scrubbing but you’re not very keen on the idea of taking on the chores yourself—or you just simply don’t have the time—you can bring in one of our friendly, professional maids from 360 Clean! We offer either in-home or over-the-phone initial consultations to set up a personalized cleaning plan to ensure you receive the exact cleaning experience that you want. We charge $35 an hour per cleaner or, if you just want certain rooms cleaned, then you are only charged for those rooms. Typically, a team of 2-3 cleaners will enter a home depending on the size of the residence. Our services include vacuuming wall to wall, thorough dusting, cleaning and disinfecting bathrooms, removal and trash and waste, cleaning kitchens and microwave interiors, hand washing all hard floors and straightening and tidying up rooms. And if your mom is a clean freak like us, we also offer deep cleaning services such as cleaning
light fixtures, polishing woodwork, and dusting in those hard to reach places. Call us for more details!”
Don’t just stop at a clean house–give your mom a clean yard while you’re at it! If your mom is a dog owner, perhaps the most creative gift you can get her this Mother’s Day is someone to take care of all the little gifts her furry friend leaves in her backyard every week. Rich Hershberger with Call of Doodie, a division of Blades Lawn & Landscape, knows that dealing with pet waste is one of those topics that every pet owner must deal with but no one likes to talk about. “The fact is that the majority of community and neighborhood problems result from the inappropriate handling of pet waste,” Rich commented.
Chances are, your mom has had to deal with enough of your crap over the years—so give her a little break from this “doodie” from now on.
Another way you can freshen up this Mother’s Day is by getting mom a beautiful bouquet of flowers from Fields Floral. Nothing lights up a room like the golden glow of sunny sunflowers or an arrangement of all the usual Spring suspects—hydrangeas, carnations, roses, daisies, lilies—you name it! Each arrangement is delivered in a gathering vase and wrapped with a coordinating ribbon, as every posey should be.
If your mom prefers actual candy over eye candy, Fields Floral even has a Candy Bar Bouquet just for her! Sarah Reyes Sudman with Fields Floral also highlighted their monthly DIY event. “Toss the coffee and use your mug for something magnificent! Join us on May 3rd from 5 – 7 p.m. at Fields Floral for Mug Mania as we create miniature masterpieces for Mother’s Day. Have a special mug you’d like to use? Bring it along! All supplies, snacks, and beverages are included. Space is limited so go to our website to sign up!”
Another activity your mom will enjoy is a good ol’ shopping trip! Rachel’s Boutique, Lincoln’s full-line Brighton jewelry store, believes moms are very special and they would love to help you pick out the perfect gift for her. Whether it’s a fashionable new top, a trendy scarf or designer flip flops—Rachel’s Boutique is filled with all of mom’s favorites.
“In anticipation of Mother’s Day, we are running a special promotion. Anyone who purchases a Brighton necklace and bracelet will receive a free pair of earrings! This amazing deal will end May 13th so don’t miss out!” announced Cherie Travis with Rachel’s Boutique. “Rachel’s Boutique carries many well-known brands including Brighton, Joseph Ribkoff, Picadilly, Coobie bras, Lynn Ritchie, Multiples, and other great jewelry and clothing lines including Husker apparel and clear bags. Each line is unique and there is a range of prices to accommodate any budget. Rachel’s also has Trollbeads, which are an assortment of interchangeable jewelry with a wide variety of charms, each one with a special meaning. This is a great opportunity for you and your mom to come in and create a one-of-a-kind charm bracelet or necklace, or you can surprise her by picking out ones that fit her personality! We offer gift certificates and, as always, gift wrapping is free. Our store is located off of 70th and Pioneers—come in and visit us today!”
Another hot spot to take mama dearest, located just a hop, skip and a jump away from Rachel’s Boutique, is Habitat. Habitat has been Lincoln’s premier kitchen and gift store for more than 40 years. They focus on contemporary home décor, kitchen goods, and women’s accessories.
Habitat even has you covered if you’re wanting to get all your gift shopping done before Mother’s Day. There’s sure to be a perfect gift for mom on every shelf, but as Jana Clark with Habitat tells us, nothing will make your mom smile like their themed gifts.
Themed gift packages at Habitat might include: Movie Night—$37 (microwave popcorn maker, gourmet popcorn, seasoning and popcorn serving bags); Breakfast in Bed—$62 (a beautiful bamboo serving tray, stonewall pancake/waffle mix, and maple or blueberry syrup); Pizza Party—$85 (pizza baking stone, pizza sauce and infused olive oil); and Bread & Soup—$17 (a variety of bread mixes paired with amazing soups). Habitat employees love to help customers select items for customized gift baskets so they are personalized, making them extra special and meaningful. Then, take advantage of the free gift wrapping service and they’ll turn your one-of-a-kind creation into a thing of beauty right there in the store! Jana added that they also offer a large variety of Thymes fragrances, must-have tools for every home chef, wellness/anti-fatigue mats with a 20-year warranty, and a large selection of teas and coffee.
“It can be a challenge to make sure you’re getting mom something she actually needs and wants,” Jana admits. “That’s why Habitat invites shoppers to come in anytime to create a wish list that we will keep on file at the store.” This is brilliant! Just take mom to Habitat and have her pick out her favorite items, then come back later and get her something on her list to surprise her with on Mother’s Day!
If there is one thing you can’t go wrong with though, it’s diamonds. Whether you’re shopping for your own mom or grandma, or the mother of your children, the staff at Sartor Hamann Jewelers will help you make the right choice when picking out jewelry for the special women in your life. While they may be known as The Engagement Ring Store, their collection extends far beyond wedding bands. From brooches and pendants to earrings and necklaces—Sartor Hamann Jewelers offers the best-of-the-best, and they can customize almost anything. Their Slate & Tell collection would make a fitting gift for the occasion. You can put your mom’s name or adjective that describes her on a charm, and there is a slate for every interest, religion, and language—the possibilities are endless!
A less tangible gift option, but still just as desirable, is treating your mom to a relaxing massage. Dennis Varley with The Body Shoppe is promoting their couple massages as a special gift for Mother’s Day, and as an added bonus, you’re included too. “What an amazing time to spend with your mother or your spouse,” Dennis noted. “Our couple massages will be offered at a special discounted rate of $50 for an hour or $70 for 90 minutes. The Body Shoppe also offers a special prenatal massage for mothers-to-be. Studies indicate that massage therapy performed during pregnancy can reduce anxiety, decrease symptoms of depression, relieve muscle aches and joint pains, and improve labor outcomes and newborn health.” The best way to schedule a massage session for you and your mom, or to purchase a gift certificate to reveal to her on Mother’s Day, is to call The Body Shoppe directly.
There truly is no better way to pamper your loved one than by sending them to the spa, but as Erin Lange with 5 Elements Massage will tell you, massage therapy is much more than a luxury indulgence. “Massage therapy is an investment in your full creative expression, productivity, passion and sustained good health. They help with depression, anxiety, high blood pressure, stress, insomnia, and many other issues we deal with daily. Therapeutic touch can change your world in many positive ways if utilized regularly. At 5 Elements Massage, as the name suggests, we offer services based on five natural elements—water, metal, fire, wood, and earth—each combining various techniques from one or more of our 13 total massage types that we specialize in. The water element is our most popular, with techniques that stem from an ancient Eastern wellness concept, nurturing both body and soul. What mom wouldn’t love this? That’s why we’re offering a buy three, get one free promotion for Mother’s Day!”
As you’re thinking of additional ways to spoil mom, Ovation Salon should come to mind as they are one of the most fabulous beauty parlors in Lincoln. “Let us help you celebrate your mom this Mother’s Day!” urges John Aguirre with Ovation Salon. “Throughout the whole month of May, we are offering haircuts and styling for $25, makeup application for $20, and basic manicures for only $10. We also have a special promotion going on that would make a great gift—buy a $50 gift card and get a $10 gift card free! At Ovation Salon, we offer a wide range of services including facials, waxing, specialty and classic hair colors, extensions, styling for weddings and special occasions, spray tanning, and, of course, wig services. There is a reason we call ourselves The House of Wigs, after all. Come check out what we’re all about. Our team of professionals will make your mom look and feel even more beautiful than she already is. New clients and walk-ins are welcome! Call us if you have any questions.”
At this point, you have a long list of gift ideas for Mother’s Day, but your list isn’t complete if it doesn’t have “quality time” highlighted, underlined, and circled a million times. Pretty flowers, fancy jewelry, spa treatments and picking up a bit of the slack for mom all make wonderful, thoughtful gifts—but the most important gift is something money can’t buy. Spending meaningful one-on-one time with the mom you’re celebrating this Mother’s Day is the best thing you can give her. A unique place to take your mom is From Nebraska Gift Shop, located in the Historic Haymarket District. You’ll find how easy it is to lose track of time when you’re at this store as you take in all the fun Nebraska knick-knacks and memorabilia. In addition to all the “good life” goodies, the shop also carries artwork, candles, soaps, metal work, cards, jewelry, and books—all of mom’s favorites! From Nebraska Gift Shop is also the tasting room for James Arthur Vineyards. Take this chance to sit and catch up with mom over a glass of wine from Nebraska’s largest and most awarded winery. You may soon discover that the time you spend with your mom is just as much of a gift for you as it is for her. It’s also a great place to pick up gifts that will make her Husker heart happy. There are a variety of premade gift baskets available with an assortment of Nebraska-made items for that exact purpose ready to simply pick up and be gifted, or you can have them customize one for you!
Get creative with your gifts for the mom in your life this Mother’s Day. A clean house, a bouquet of flowers (or chocolate bars), a necklace with her initials on it, a breakfast-in-bed themed gift package, a brand new hairdo—there are so many options to choose from! But remember, the most special gift you can give your mom is YOU. She may deserve the moon and the stars, but you are her whole world!