Need a last-minute Mother’s Day gift? Think local.

by susan on May 8, 2009

Most girlish pink ever

If you’re reaching panic stage because you haven’t yet secured a Mother’s Day gift, don’t fret. There are still plenty of options in your own backyard. Here are some ideas.

Pick up some pretty plants at the Southborough Gardeners Annual Plant Sale on Saturday morning from 8:00 am to noon at the Community House.

Or, if Saturday morning doesn’t work with your schedule, find something beautiful at Gulbankian’s Garden Center or English Garden Florist downtown.

Put together a custom made gift basket with tasty treats and some unique, small production wine at Panzano Market. Or how about Piral and Spello wood kitchenwares for 20% off? A gift certificate for a grown-up dinner at Tomasso is always good, too.

All moms love things that smell pretty, and Southborough’s Sunny Window has no shortage of them. You’ll find them set up at the Sherborn Arts & Crafts Fair on Saturday.

For moms who love to cook, how about a class at the Culinary Underground?  Or for moms who don’t, some ready made meals by the personal chef at Simply Delicious. Both are Southborough-based businesses.

After eating all that wonderful food, mom may need a workout. Sign her up for some yoga or pilates classes at Everybody Balance on Boston Road or Acara Yoga Studio in the Town Center Plaza.

When it comes down to it, what matters most to mom is family. What better way to make her happy than to preserve your memories with some beautiful family photos? A gift certificate for a sitting with Southborough photographer Nancy Gould would do quite nicely.

I’m sure there are many more last-minute and local ideas I’ve missed. If you’ve got a good one, share it in the comments.

(Photo by annia316)

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