Thursday, May 7, 2015

Mother’s Day Gift Guide: Brambleton Edition

For 364 days out of the year, moms hustle to take care of the family. One day in May, however, it’s mom’s day to take it easy and be pampered by the family. We have a few last minute gifts in Brambleton that are perfect for Mother’s Day.

Practical Pick-Me-Ups 
Go the practical route with the gift that keeps on giving: caffeine. For some moms, coffee is the secret weapon that keeps them going. The Peet’s Coffee at Brambleton Town Center has all the supplies to make mom a gift set she can use daily and a number of ways to go about it. You could get her a nice insulated tumbler to drink coffee on the go and a Peet’s gift card to make sure it’s filled up at all times. Or you could put together an at-home gift set complete with an assortment of one pound bags of Peet’s blends and a mug that says “World’s Best Mom.”


Classic: Dinner and a Movie 
First things first, you have quite a selection of restaurants at Brambleton Town Center to treat mom to a lovely dinner. Chances are, she has a favorite restaurant (we all do) so book a reservation there before it’s too late! Here are a few of our favorites:
  • Papa Tony’s Trattoria – for the mom who loves Italian—we love the pizzas and pastas!  And moms will even get a beautiful flower to take home.
  • Nick’s Taverna – some moms enjoy the flavors of the Mediterranean – add live music plus a flower for mom to take home and you’ve got an extra special Mother’s Day treat! Check out the Mother’s Day specials posted on their Facebook page (our eyes went straight to the strawberry cheesecake).
  • Blue Ridge Grill – You could also switch it up and do brunch and a movie! Blue Ridge Grill has an extensive brunch menu, so mom can have just what she wants. And for the early risers, Blue Ridge Grill will open at 9 AM on Mother’s Day!
  • Asian Spice Café – the best spot in Brambleton for sushi!

Now all that’s left is deciding on which movie to see at Regal Fox Cinemas. If mom likes superheroes, Avengers: Age of Ultron is playing in IMAX 3D, but we also like the cute Disney nature documentary Monkey Kingdom or Disney’s live-action Cinderella. Don’t forget the popcorn!

Sweet Treats
Nothing says “You’re the sweetest, mom” quite like a frozen treat, and the Brambleton Town Center has several great options for mom’s sweet tooth! Cool off with a healthy smoothie at Froots or a nostalgic shake at Johnny Rockets. Or hop into sweetfrog and let mom pick out her favorite toppings to go on their fresh frozen yogurt. You could also take her over to Cold Stone Creamery for something perhaps a little richer and mixed up on Cold Stone’s signature cold granite (or even take home an ice cream cake)! Whatever option, we’re officially hungry!

Peace, Quiet and Spa Treatment 
A spa day can give mom the peace and quiet she needs. Eclips Salon and Day Spa offers up a few ways to give mom the pampering she deserves. A mani & pedi is always a sure bet, but Eclips also offers a number of massage options, including hot stone, so mom can really relax.

Steppin' Out In Style
All moms want to look their best, but between the care-giving and the carpooling, keeping up with the latest trends can be a bit of a challenge! Thankfully Misguided Angels has plenty of fashionable options to keep your mom looking her best from head to toe, and best of all, all accessories are on sale now through Sunday!  So give mom what she really wants - and save 20% off all jewelry, shoes, purses, scarves and sale merchandise!  One stop at Misguided Angels and you'll earn a promotion to "mom's little fashionista helper!"



Stay In, Cook Out 
Now that the Farmer’s Market is open for the season, one of the best ideas for showing her a little extra love is to take her out for a stroll through the market. Find a midday snack and collect some fresh ingredients for the rest of the family to cook mom’s favorite meal while mom puts her feet up.

What are you treating mom with on Mother’s Day? Recommend your best bets in the comments below!


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