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Guide to Mother’s Day 2021: Gift Ideas for Moms

Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 9. If there’s anyone in this world who deserves something special, it’s certainly mom. But with the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, many of us are rethinking how to make the day extra memorable for our moms.

Whether you see her every day, are social distancing, or live far away, here are some ideas for showering the maternal figures in your life with love and attention.

Book Her a Spa Day

Since the onset of the pandemic, mothers everywhere have been juggling full-time jobs, home life, and now doubling as homeschool teachers. Now more than ever, they all deserve a break from the chaos. Give her some much-needed R&R by booking her a spa day. Numerous studies and research confirm the benefits of a massage or facial for health, and wellbeing, some of which include reducing anxiety, stress, blood pressure, sleep insomnia, muscle strains, and more.

All three of our Delamar Spa locations (GreenwichSouthport & West Hartford) are open for all facials, massages, and body treatments.

Book a Weekend Trip

Weekend trips are the perfect way to catch up and spend some quality time together without traveling far from home. Although Coronavirus is still a threat, you can still enjoy a wide range of activities in Connecticut, from shopping excursions, and museums, to outdoor hiking and skiing. Read our guide to the best places to visit in Connecticut. 

Schedule a Dinner Date

If you’re spending time apart like many families this year, a simple text and phone call can go a long way, especially if you haven’t seen Mom for a while and live far away from home. Take it a step further and schedule a Zoom dinner date to eat, catch up, talk, and tell her “I love you.” 

If you live locally, book a reservation at your favorite local restaurant for a special night. Our award-winning Delamar restaurants such as l’escale in Greenwich, and Artisan in Southport, and West Hartford are open for indoor/outdoor dining as well as take-out.

Watch Your Favorite Movie Together

Let’s be honest, Mom’s favorite thing is to spend time with you. And what better way to spend some quality time than getting cozy on the couch to watch a movie that celebrates mothers everywhere. If you live locally or in the same house, pop some popcorn, open a bottle of wine, gather around the TV, and settle in for a fun movie night together. 

If you’re in separate locations, watch the same movie on your computers at the same time. Pro-tip: Install the Teleparty extension on your Chrome browsers to watch the movie at the same time. The extension synchronizes video playback and adds group chat to Netflix, Disney, Hulu, and HBO.

Play Tourist in Your Hometown or Local City

Fresh air and a bit of adventure always lift the spirit. You may feel like you know your city inside and out, but trust us, there’s always something new to explore.

Grab your mom, grab a camera, and hit the best places around town. A few ideas include hiking at a local state park and checking out a museum your city/town is known for. End the night with a dinner at your favorite restaurant. 

Celebrate Mother’s Day at the Delamar

This May, give your mom the gift of a luxurious experience and to be pampered on a relaxing getaway. Stay in Deluxe accommodations at any of our 3 Connecticut hotels (Greenwich Harbor, Southport, & West Hartford), and dine at our L’escale or Artisan Restaurants. 

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