Mother’s Day is right around the corner, and if you haven’t started planning yet, you could fall behind the eight ball when floral shops are sold out and restaurant reservations are taken. By planning ahead, you can also save big money on gifts for your mom, so check out the following Mother’s Day deals to get the early scoop.
Flowers for Mom
Approximately 25 percent of all holiday floral purchases in the US occur on Mother’s Day, making flowers a common—and welcome gift for mom. Keep in mind that only two-thirds of floral Mother’s Day purchases involve fresh flower deliveries—the reality is that garden plants and indoor houseplants are also popular gifts for the holiday. Consider the following sites to find discounts on floral purchases.
Amazon: The mega-retailer joined the fresh flower delivery scene not long ago, and offers a dozen roses in a vase for under $25, delivered right to your door. You can also buy a wide variety of potted and house plants—and even trees—from Amazon. Some bouquets are offered with same-day delivery for Prime members.
Direct Gardening: This website will send any plant you can imagine for mom’s garden with just the click of a button, from flowers to vegetables to trees and beyond. Keep in mind that some of these items take over a week or two to deliver, so don’t wait until the last minute to place your Mother’s Day order.
Your local grocery store: Many supermarkets now have florists on staff to create custom bouquets at discount costs. If you don’t see anything on display that you like, ask the florist to make one while you shop. You’ll not only save money, you’ll probably get loyalty points from the grocer for your purchase.
If mom wants to get some real rest and relaxation for the holiday, consider sending her on a vacation, either short or extended. The following sites have Mother’s Day deals in motion for 2018:
CheapCarribbean: This discount Caribbean travel site has several offers brewing for those looking to get away on Mother’s Day weekend, with some trips discounted by up to 70 percent. If a jaunt to Curacao or Bermuda doesn’t suit mom, maybe a trip to the Virgin Islands or Mexico might make her smile.
Broadway Across America: If your mom is more entranced by live entertainment than she is by the beach, consider a trip to the Big Apple with Broadway Across America. The organizers create a discounted package that includes a welcome dinner, musicals including Wicked and Frozen, airfare and hotel accommodations, which comes out significantly less expensive than if you booked the items a la carte.
Spa and Beauty Treatments
Mom may be interested in some pampering closer to home, so booking a spa or beauty treatment might be right up her alley. These national chains have great deals in time for the holiday:
Massage Envy: Offering both skin treatments and massages, this nationwide spa can take mom from stressed to relaxed in the course of an afternoon. Although at press time, the company hadn’t posted its 2018 Mother’s Day deals, it traditionally has specials—for example, last year, anyone who bought $125 or more in gift cards for Mother’s Day got a free 60-minute facial or 30-minute massage upgrade.
Hand & Stone: This nationwide chain also provides facials, massages, hair removal and other spa services to make mom feel renewed and rejuvenated. Each local franchise creates its own Mother’s Day specials, but many will give discounts to mothers for the holiday, and you can also find discount codes and coupons for the chain on RetailMeNot.
If your mom typically cooks dinner (and cleans up the dishes), chances are strong that she’d love to have a day off of kitchen duty for the holiday. A meal out—whether it’s breakfast, lunch or dinner—can help give mom a respite from cooking. And even if someone else in the family typically cooks, mom certainly wouldn’t mind a meal at a restaurant for a special day out. These sites can show you where to find discounted meals for moms:
Open Table: This site, which many people use to make reservations at their favorite eateries, will also show you which restaurants have deals and discounts for the occasion. Simply enter your zip code, the number of people in your party and the type of food you want, as well as the time and date of your reservation, and you’ll learn if any specials exist for that date.
RetailMeNot: This may be your go-to site for shopping online or at the mall, but you can also use it to find restaurant specials. You can either check out who has Mother’s Day offers or garner coupon codes and deals for purchasing gift cards for mom from a wide variety of restaurants.