Forget the socks, blankets and photo frames this year. Don’t even think about adding that cheesy Best Mom Ever merch to your online shopping cart (even though she really is #1). This year, give mom a gift she’ll always remember by gifting her an extra-extraordinary experience for Mother’s Day.
Here are some local experiences that southeast Michigan moms will love.
Painting with a Twist
- Address: 33033 Grand River Ave., Farmington
- Cost: $37/two hours, $47/three hours
Grab a canvas and mom’s favorite beverage! This painting place isn’t your average studio. It’s a combination of feeling good and creating good while you get in the artistic zone. Let the colors fly as you create a special Mother’s Day creation. The studio is BYOB, so keep the wine flowing!
Tiny Cabin, Getaway House
- Address: 117 55th St, Grand Junction
- Cost: Varies by date. View booking page for details.
Those who said good things come in small packages were right. This tiny little cabin adventure has locations all around the state of Michigan and is the perfect place for a weekend (or day) getaway with your mom. Enjoy the relaxation, good company and an even better way to kick back in the woods of the Mitten State. Leave the service and social media behind and have a remote day in a quiet cabin!
- Address: 131 Atwater St., Detroit
- Cost: $67/adults, $34.50/kids
The Detroit River is one to explore, especially during the night hours. Hop on the Michigan Princess Cruise and enjoy a gourmet, three-course dinner created by some of the best chefs in (down)town. You won’t want to miss this novelty trip as it tours around the river and includes some of the great sight-seeing ventures of Detroit and Windsor.
Sunset Helicopter Tour
- Address: 9161 Groh Road, Grosse Ile Township
- Cost: $375
For the bold and the brave, tune in for a ride on the wild side. Pick up a helicopter opportunity this Mothers Day to give you and your mom a truly out-of-this-world experience. The sky’s the limit with these helicopters — and so are the good vibes. Buckle in a few tickets and put your fears aside as you soar high above the city of Downtown Detroit during sunset hour.
Spa Day Experience
- Address: 2450 W Stadium Blvd, Ann Arbor
- Cost: $165-199+
Give mom some much needed “me time” to show her you appreciate all her hard work. Bloom has two Mother’s Day packages that include a massage an infrared sauna experience. Want to give her the ultimate luxury experience? Upgrade her spa day with the works — hot stones, a steam facial and even more massage time.
Farmer’s Market Flowers
- Address: 2934 Russell St, Detroit
- Cost: Free admission
All moms deserve flowers on Mother’s Day! Turn beautiful flowers into a memorable experience with Flower Day festivities.
Mother’s Day is May 14, but Flower Day at Detroit’s Eastern Market is May 21. Get mom a card with a sweet IOU note, then take her to the farmer’s market to pick out flowers, yummy treats and as many goods from local vendors as her heart desires! A family fun shopping trip with a fresh local twist.
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