Celebrating Mother’s Day in Lincoln, NE – 2019
It’s that time of year to start thinking about how we want to celebrate the moms in our lives this Mother’s Day—Sunday, May 12. There are many ways to show our appreciation and love for our mothers, but quality time is always best. Make sure you are accompanying flowers, chocolates, and/or jewelry with a little one-on-one time with Mom, whether that be a phone conversation or taking her to dinner. If you’re having a hard time thinking of some special ways to make your mom feel like the queen she is this Mother’s Day, here is some advice from local business owners and representatives in Lincoln
First, we spoke with Sarah Vichitvongsa, assistant manager of Southpointe’s Sartor Hamann Jewelers store. “Mother’s Day is soon approaching! When you’re considering what to get your Mom to make the day extra special, we at Sartor Hamann have a few really great and special suggestions.” Sarah exclaimed. “We have a couple of brand new lines that we know Moms would love. Our Lafonn line is a brand new line that is described as ‘Luxury within reach.’ It is Sterling Silver that is bonded with platinum, yellow, or rose gold, and starts at $100. Lafonn gives a bold beautiful look, but is affordable for everyday wear. Our clients are loving this line…and the price! It’s great for travel. Our second new line is our Eco drive watches made by Citizen. All of the watches are solar powered, so you never have to worry about replacing the battery. They are stunning, practical, and start at about $250. Our third line that Mom is sure to love is the Slate and Tell line. This is an established line of personalized Sterling Silver charms, bracelets and pendants, that can be customized to have a child’s name or special quote engraved on them. This line is very natural looking and perfect for everyday!”
To put a special spin on incorporating these three lines into your Mother’s Day celebration, here are a few of Sarah’s suggestions: “Plan a nice brunch or dinner out to one of her favorite restaurants and then surprise her with a gift from our Lafonn collection to wear with a special outfit to that same restaurant. Imagine the sparkle in her eyes when she sees a gift from Sartor Hamann. Or, how about leaving a wrapped Sartor Hamann box with one of our new Citizen Eco drive watches inside, with a special note that says to meet you at a certain time and place using her new watch? To celebrate Mother’s Day incorporating our Slate and Tell line, you could have your little ones present her with a ring or pendant that is personalized with their names engraved on it. Can you imagine the feeling she will have when she gets to wear a special gift from her children every day?”
However you plan to celebrate Mother’s Day, Sartor Hamann can help you select the perfect gift! What makes Sartor Hamann unique is the fact that they are family owned and have been in business for over 114 years! The store has been voted “Lincoln’s Choice Jeweler” and “Best of Lincoln” for years, which is a testament to their commitment to providing quality service in our community.
At Sartor Hamann Jewelers, they pride themselves on helping their customers find gifts for the most special times in their lives. There are also many gorgeous gemstones, diamonds, and other styles to choose from right now, with special one- of-a-kind pieces in stock for any celebration. You’ll find many top brand in different styles to suit varying tastes with happy salespeople ready to assist.
Visit one of Sartor Hamann’s two locations in Lincoln, located downtown and at Southpointe Pavilions shopping center!
It is always a challenge to come up with a gift for the woman who gave us the gift of life…but we can all agree that a clean house is a good place to start. Teresa Hodgen with 360 Clean agreed.
“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!” encouraged Teresa. “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 of trash and waste, cleaning kitchens and microwave interiors, hand washing all hard floors and straightening and tidying up rooms. 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!”
Another classic gift for Mother’s Day is a beautiful bouquet of flowers. Send your mom flowers at work or at home to brighten her day! Aside from being pretty to look at, plants have many benefits for a person’s overall health and well-being. Moms could benefit from a little of that.
“Receiving flowers can give you an immediate mood boost,” Gary Tharnish with Burton & Tyrrell’s Flowers pointed out to us. “A bouquet of flowers is a sign that someone cares for you, and being well-thought of can do a lot for a person’s well-being. A pretty flower bouquet with bright colors and a soothing scent can brighten a room and your mood at the same time. This is what makes a flower arrangement in a nice a vase with a handwritten note (don’t forget the note!) a perfect gesture for Mother’s Day.”
Being a mom is stressful, everyone knows that, especially moms…but we were surprised to find out that flowers actually have the ability to lower stress. “This is why a lot of people turn to gardening to combat anxiety or depression,” Gary explained. “Not only is the experience of growing things cathartic, but floral scents can do a lot to lower stress. Bring home a sachet of something soothing like lavender or chamomile and you mom will feel her troubles melt away. Even a fresh sprig of rosemary may help with headaches and tension!”
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!” offered 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, they 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,” John noted. “We offer an extensive selection of wigs and hairpieces, and we love to assist in helping make the choice for the perfect hair style! We proudly carry top quality wigs like Raquel Welch, Estetica, Tony of Beverly, Revlon, C&S Fashion, and Eva Gabor. Consultations and fittings are done in a private room for comfort. So if you’re interested in learning how our professionals can make your mom look and feel even more beautiful than she already is, stop by the salon today and let’s chat! We’ll give your mom something she will not only love, but actually benefit from for years to come.”
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 reminded us, 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,” said Erin. “A massage can help with depression, anxiety, high blood pressure, stress, insomnia, and many other issues we deal with daily…especially moms. Therapeutic touch can change your world in many positive ways if utilized regularly.”
If your mom is more on the introverted side and doesn’t feel comfortable with the idea of a massage, you can put at ease knowing that Erin is great at making everyone feel very comfortable and relaxed. Many of her regular clients describe her as friendly and professional. Your mom will literally be in good hands with Erin at 5 Elements Massage.
If you’re looking for a full-on meal to enjoy with your mom, we know a place. Screamers Dining and Cabaret will be having an all-you-can-eat buffet on Mother’s Day from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The spread will include some delicious entrees made to perfection by the amazing Chef Paul. In addition, they will have a special Spot Light Show featuring Ms. Julie Baker at 6:30 p.m. that evening!
“At Screamers, you and your mom can have a meal and a show all at once,” said Kevin Witcher, founder and owner (and one of the main performers!) of Screamers Dining and Cabaret. “With a sultry jazz/cabaret/nightclub feel, combined with high-energy live performances, Screamers whisks guests back to a bygone era. Moms will enjoy hearing some of her favorite numbers performed live, right here in the restaurant.”
Mother’s Day is a time to treat our moms with the perfect gift or a gathering of family and loved ones, wherever that may be. If you are thinking of the best way to show your mother how much you appreciate her and value the role she plays in your life, truly nothing beats quality time. Screamers offers a fun atmosphere for some enjoyable one-on-one time. When you’re sitting with mom, take that chance to ask her questions and update her on everything going on in your life. You may not think she wants to hear it all, but she does. Even the little things are a big deal to our moms.
Finally, we spoke with Sara Reyes Sudman, owner of Fields Floral. As a mother herself, Sara agreed that quality time is the best gift a child can give their parents. It’s not something that we should only make an effort to do once a year, but on Mother’s Day, it’s nice to go out of our way to really show our moms how much they mean to us. Besides offering amazing floral arrangements for special occasions, Fields Floral is also known for their Wine & Design events.
“Once a month, we open our doors and invite guests to participate in a DIY class, during which attendees can design a centerpiece or arrangement together while enjoying some drinks and snacks,” Sara informed us. “Our next events will be on May 2 and June 6—I could see mothers and daughters really enjoying this kind of activity together! For $45 per person, we will provide the materials, appetizers, and project guidance to create a fun experience at our floral shop.”
Sara went on to say that even if you can’t make it to the Wine & Design event on one of those dates, doing some type of interactive craft with mom for Mother’s Day is still a great idea! You can plan a craft project for you and your mom to do right at home. There are so many neat DIY things out there. Not only will this be fun to do together, whatever you make will become a special gift and keepsake.
We hope you enjoyed reading a few of our ideas for Mother’s Day gifts and some ways to spend quality time with the mom in your life! We are just so lucky to live in a community with so many amazing businesses and individuals who are constantly working hard to make Lincoln the best place to call home…just like our mothers do for us.