Mother’s Day is the perfect time to say thank you for all that your mom has done for you over the years, from birthing you to rubbing your back when you were sick. What better way to say thanks than to pamper her as she has you. Enter a variety of spa gifts such as a custom basket of cleansers, make-up, and candles, to a gift certificate for a massage or pedicure.
A first stop at RougeLuxe Apothecary in Oak Bluffs practically filled my suggestion basket. With such a large selection of products, from luxury skin care products (Kate Somerville and Kiehl’s), to bath and body products and fragrances by Calypso, you could buy a fabulous gift starting at just $5.
Shop attendant Stacy Wise thinks the perfect gift would be a luxury body wash with matching lotion, which can be had for under $50. For the ultimate gift, Stacy suggests the Clarisonic Skin Care System ($195) and if you can’t decide, a gift certificate is always a great option as the staff can then help your mother pick exactly what she would love. Another helpful hint could be from my mother. I brought her along and items that caught her eye were the bareMinerals makeup line (especially the Smoky Eye tutorial kit) and the line of fragrant soaps from Provence.
Just one street over on Circuit Avenue, Treat Yourself has some wonderful pampering specials that you could get for your mother or wife, for kids always appreciate a little help with gift-picking. A gift certificate could be used for: $5 tanning all day on Mondays and Wednesdays; $40 manicure and pedicure special; $125 manicure/pedicure and one hour massage; a full set of acrylics nails for $30; and for the soon-to-be mother, a pre-natal massage ($80). Their relaxing setting with so many options is great for a Mother’s Day gift, that is if you remember to stop by and get your gift certificate in time.
The Spa at Mansion House in Vineyard Haven offers facials to hair removal and everything in between. Some other great businesses offering multiple spa services are: Wave Lengths Hair Salon, The Cutting Crew Salon & Spa, A Hair Affair, Pure Touch Salon, Bouclé Salon & Spa (all in Edgartown), Panache Salon in West Tisbury, and Hollywood Nails & Spa, Karen Eli Day Spa, Maggie’s Salon, and Holistic Spa Annex (all in Vineyard Haven). If you prefer to send someone to your mother instead, A Gentle Touch Mobile Spa is there for you. They can do nails, massage, and body treatments. For more information, visit agentletouchspa.com or call 508-939-0800.
If you are looking for just a massage, the sky is the limit on where you can send mom to relax and unwind. Some options, based on location, for you to consider are: Vineyard Complementary Medicine, The Vineyard Tennis Center, Workout & Spa and Body Sense (all in West Tisbury) or Provence in Edgartown along with Conscious Massage in Oak Bluffs. Vineyard Haven has a large selection for you to choose from with the Center for Therapeutic Massage, Church and Main Natural Therapies and Chrystal Angelini.
Good luck and Happy Mother’s Day.