Mother's Day 2012 is May 13 and if you're still struggling what to get the person who would give you everything, consider what she likely needs most: A little time off.
Hotels around the country are packaging rooms with extras - like Mother's Day brunch, spa treatments, even a life coach - to make your gift giving easier this year. Here are four hotels getting in on the action:
Luxury on Amelia Island, Fla.
The Ritz-Carlton Amelia Island's Mother's Day package is valid on May 12 and 13 only and starts at $599. It includes luxury accommodations, Mother's Day brunch for two adults, a $50 resort credit per stay and valet parking.
Who should pay: This is one where all the siblings - and maybe dad too - should chip in.
Life Coach and Spa Treatments in Vermont
Spring is here and with it comes the desire to renew ourselves. Help mom do just that by booking her a stay at the Stoweflake Mountain Resort and Spa in Stowe, Vt. The resort's Wellness Weekend (May 19 -20), offers complimentary mini spa treatments and 20-minute sessions with life coaches. Or, book a Sunday - Thursday stay now through May 24 in a luxury room for $119.50 per night, which is 50 percent off the regular rate.
Who should pay: Sounds like a perfect one for a daughter to book . . . and join mom for the trip.
Mom's Night Out in the Big Apple
If mom's the type who likes to let loose a little, there's perhaps no better place to send her than New York City. The New York Palace's Mother's Day Night Out Package includes accommodations, wine, chocolate, a 20 percent discount on spa treatments, a spa gift basket plus two cocktails and one shared appetizer at the hotel's trendy GILT Bar. The package is available through June 3; rates on Mother's Day weekend from $488.
Who should pay: Team up with the kids of mom's best friend and send the two of them together for a girl's night out.
Diamonds in Chicago
Just because mom's a mom doesn't mean she's not a girl, too. From May 11 - May 13, the JW Marriott Chicago offers the Diamond's are a Mom's Best Friend package, with rates from $309 per night. The package includes flowers for mom, brunch for two, parking, and best of all: A Personalized VIP experience at Chicago's acclaimed diamond SCAASI jeweler with a discount ($100 towards $500 or more; $300 towards $1,500 or more or $500 towards $5,000 or more). Sounds like the perfect package for dad to show his appreciation!
Who should pay: This one's all dad.
- Travel & Tourism