Mom does so much for you throughout the year that she deserves more than one day in her honor. Turns out that Mother’s Day started in 1858 when Anna Jarvis created the day to honor her mother. She spent the rest of her life fighting the holiday’s commercial and political exploitation. The holiday went national in 1914 when Woodrow Wilson made it official, and by the following year, florists, candy makers and card stores have begun cashing in on the holiday. Now, more than 140 million cards are exchanged every year, just about 1.7 cards per mom.
Aside from a card, find her a gift to show her how much you appreciate all she’s done for you through the years. Here’s a look at the Haute 5 Mother’s Day gift right here in Vegas. Shop before it’s too late.
Bags Belts & Baubles
Give Mom a gift she can carry every day with a handbag from Bags Belts & Baubles at Wynn Las Vegas. You can find everything from croc prints from Nancy Gonzalez, girly rose-attired handbags from Valentino, luxurious leathers from Carlos Falchi, sparkly evening versions from Judith Leiber and chic styles from Givenchy.
Bag Belts & Baubles, Wynn Las Vegas, 702.770.3555
The Spa at Four Seasons
The one thing every Mom could use is a little down time. Slip her a gift certificate to The Spa at the Four Seasons, where she can experience the summer Daycation. The package includes a 50-minute spa treatment, $50 off an Ajne custom perfume blend, a discount on spa products and use of the hotel’s health club and pool and a frozen cocktail served poolside. She can even just find some alone time in the relaxation room, rejuvenate her senses in the Eucalyptus steam room or do some meditation in the Zen lounge.
The Spa at Four Seasons, 702.632.5302
Tiffany & Co.
Does anything excite a Mom quite as much as a little blue box from Tiffany? Let Mom know she’s close to your heart with a heart and key pendant from the iconic jewelry store. New moms will love the keepsakes like baby fork and spoon sets in sterling silver, Limoges porcelain first tooth boxes or porcelain three-piece baby sets. It’s a gift she’ll never forget.
Tiffany & Co., Bellagio, 702.697.5400; Forum Shops at Caesars, 702.644.3065; Crystals at CityCenter, 702.545.9090
Aureole and “The Lion King”
Give Mom the updated version of dinner and a movie with the Out of Africa into Aureole Mother’s Day special, part of the festivities during Vegas Uncork’d. Start with brunch at Charlie Palmer’s Aureole at Mandalay Bay where the chef himself and pastry chef Megan Romano cook up a progressive American meal. Then head over to “The Lion King” at Mandalay Bay for a meet-and-greet with the cast followed by a matinee of the show. Participants get a signed copy of Megan Romano’s cookbook “It’s a Sweet Life” and a “Lion King” CD.
Aureole and “The Lion King” brunch, Mandalay Bay, vegasuncorked.com
Treat the chocoholic Mom to a Chocolate and the Nose: The Sensory Collection from Vosges at the Forum Shops at Caesars. The collection is designed to develop your sense of smell and your ability to recognize and articulate the aromas of varietal chocolate. Uncap vials, inhale essences and nibble on bits of chocolate to hone your senses.
Vosges, Forum Shops at Caesars, 702.836.9866