The Procrastinator’s Guide to Last-Minute Luxuries for Mother’s Day

The Procrastinator’s Guide to Last-Minute Luxuries for Mother’s Day

Mostly Chocolate

SPA DAY, NATURAL beauty products, jewelry and sweets are on the top of Mom’s most-loved list. Grab these little luxuries in a snap and save the day!

Four Seasons Hotel Houston

The Spa and Nail Bar is ready to pamper Mom with a relaxing Precious Petals body scrub and massage, manicure or pedicure with healing sunflower and grape seed oils. Afterwards, perhaps she would like to pick out a new fragrance or candle at the onsite Krigler perfume boutique.

The Lancaster Hotel

Slow down and take the time with Mom over tea at this boutique downtown hotel. May 11 and 12, Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea is on offer with seatings at noon and 2:30pm. Celebrate with various tea sandwiches, fresh baked scones with Devonshire cream, homemade jam and lemon curd and ends with a presentation of patisserie with some special festive Mother’s Day touches paired with one of their fine teas. Adults are $89 per person and children are $59.

Luliet Bakery

Luliet’s Parisian Picnic Celebration is much simpler than hopping a plane. TheParisian Picnic package includes a Berry Basket cake, creme brulee, pot de creme, six assorted Mother's Day flavored macarons, and Meringue Rosettes. Besides the picnic, delightful French Mother’s Day Macarons are available in half a dozen and dozen in flavors like honey lavender, chocolate truffle, vanilla rose, and more. Sweets for the sweet!

Mostly Chocolate

If you live on the West side of Houston, this family-owned and operated shop will become your go-to for decadent chocolates, other sweets and catering. Its luxurious Mother’s Day box complete with four brand-new bonbon flavors: Maple Pecan, Almond Pistachio, Brown Butter Caramel and Cherry Vanilla. Mostly Chocolate’s artisanal bonbons are handcrafted by award-winning head chocolatier Dany Kamkhagi. Gift boxes of bonbons are available in 12, 16, 25 or 36 pieces ranging from $21-$105. Heart-shaped Cookies & Cream Clusters also available for Mother’s Day.

The Organic Skin Co.

Looking for a Mother's Day gift that's more "wow!" than flowers or crowds? Say "I love you" with the gift of self-care from The Organic Skin Co.’s natural and organic skincare products to leave Mom feeling radiant and recharged. Meet the basics Vitamin Sea, The Dream Cream and The Good Oil. The quality products are affordable and can be purchased at Amazon, Sprouts — and even Costco!

Stomping Grounds

Looking for a pampering experience for Mom all in one place this Mother's Day? Three of Stomping Grounds' tenants, Tulum Wellness Spa, Paint Nail Bar and Sonoma Wine & Cheese, have teamed up to create a Serenity & Sips package of beauty, wellness and wine. Start with the Classic Pedicure including a complimentary enhancement from Paint Nail Bar, with a 60-minute custom massage or facial with a complimentary enhancement from Tulum Wellness Spa. Then indulge in a Women Winemaker Flight featuring Sonoma's sparkling rosé, sauvignon blanc, and red blend wines, along with a cheese tasting. The package is $225 per person, with a bonus $100 complimentary value, for a total value of $325.

Zadok Jewelers

It’s easy to pick a beautiful piece of jewelry Mom will always cherish at this stunning Post Oak store. Zadok Collection gold pendants enchant with diamond cluster butterflies, rainbow sapphire hearts, triple stars and more. Hoop huggie earrings, studs and delicate bracelets will become everyday favorites, but anticipate thousands of other choices here. Peruse the Mother’s Day trunk show May 10 and 11 for the perfect gift.

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