By Cate Tarr | Photo courtesy WiscoBoxes
Mother’s Day is May 8, so we assembled some unique, local gift ideas to show Mom your love.
A Spa Trip to Savor
Sundara Inn & Spa, an internationally-recognized destination spa located in Wisconsin Dells, is an ideal choice for an outing with Mom. The spa is ranked as one of the Top 10 Midwest Resort Hotels by Travel + Leisure magazine’s “World’s Best Awards” for 2021, and is #11 in the list of the Top 30 Destination Spa Resorts in the U.S. by Condé Nast Traveler magazine.
For Mother’s Day, purchase $250 in gift cards from Sundara and you’ll receive a $25 voucher to spend at a later date. The offer is available through May 31, and is only valid on Mother’s Day gift cards. sundaraspa.com
Taking her out to Sunday brunch is a seamless start, and Bassett Street Brunch Club is a great go-to (brunch is in their name, after all). With a large menu of brunchy items, such as the chicken and a biscuit meal (buttermilk-fried chicken breast in a buttermilk biscuit, smothered with a sweet corn-sausage gravy and finished with a sunny-side-up egg and apple-bacon greens) or the Eggs Benedicto (two poached eggs on a toasted English muffin with roasted tomatoes, Italian salsa verde, Hollandaise, and candied prosciutto) everyone will find something to enjoy. Sip on a variety of coffee drinks or order a boozy brunch drink. brunchclubmadison.com
A Wisco-Themed Gift
The Wisconsin Historical Society has curated a list of affordable gifts to buy for Mom, ranging from earrings to Lake Superior coasters to candles — all with a Wisconsin bent, of course. These conversation-starting gifts are perfect for the history-lover or anyone who likes gifts with individuality. shop.wisconsinhistory.org/mothers-day
A Cultural Experience
Experiences are always a great gift, and tickets to an Overture Center performance are a fun way to spend time with Mom. Choose from a number of performances coming up, such as “Russian Troll Farm: A Workplace Comedy”, a Madison Symphony Orchestra Beethoven-themed performance, and the Broadway smash “Dear Evan Hansen.” overture.org
A Gift Box Tailored to Her
Mount Horeb-curated WiscoBoxes are a thoughtful way to tell Mom you love her — and they’re packed with Wisconsin-made products. Choose a themed box that’s already packed with cool items, such as the Plant Love box (see above) with a Sew Happy apron, Shade Tree Naturals gardener’s soap, generationMe sponge and Plantables Bee Bombs. Or, assemble your own box with a variety of items available on the site. wiscoboxes.com