As many of you know, almost all my family lives in Colorado. I am the odd ball and took the jump and moved to California 3 years ago. This makes it extremely difficult during holidays, such as Mother’s Day, when you wish you could see your family but you can’t! Because of this, I try to take the time to put together special gifts and experiences for my mom that I know she will enjoy. My mom and I have always had a very close relationship- I tell her everything! Is anyone else best friends with their mom?! It’s the best. Every Mother’s Day, I usually send my mom a card at the very least. This Mother’s Day, I wanted to take things to a new level to really show her how much she means to me!
I created a special gift package experience in partnership with Uber this Mother’s Day to make sure my mom knows what she deserves. I like giving experiences as gifts, almost more than physical gifts- the memories and time together (when you can be together) are often more valuable than any tangible thing. And what better way to get to a specific experience than with Uber? Uber has become such a necessity for affordable, safe driving in the modern age, and my mom has never actually used the service! I’m excited for her to actually be able to enjoy this experience rather than have to think about how she will get there.
For physical gifts, the package included a few items from Papyrus that I got, including: a #MOMBOSS card, a “Momma Bear” magnet pin, a compact mirror, and a travel coffee mug. They’ve got a great selection of Mother’s Day gifts here. I also included my favorite gold glitter bottle champagne from ONEHOPE Wine in the package. With Uber, she will be able to enjoy the wine without having to worry about driving to/from the event.
As for the final hoorah in the package- I added a gift card for a spa day at The Spa at Evergreen (where my family lives). The full day is now planned:
-Wake up to a card and some coffee out of her new mug
-Have a little ONEHOPE champagne to start the say off
–Uber to The Spa at Evergreen
-More champagne + massages/manicures/saunas/facials or whatever services my mom chooses
-Head home via Uber
I hope my mom likes this gift as much as I did putting it together! I know I would!
What are you all doing for Mother’s Day?
*Photos: Jonilyn Brown
*Thank you to Uber and Collectively for partnering with me in this post. All opinions are mine.