Mother’s Day is right around the corner. You’ve picked out the perfect present. You’ve made the brunch reservation. But now you’re left wondering, what are “we supposed to do together?” Brunch only takes a couple of hours. Presents, maybe 30 minutes. Mom deserves pampering all weekend long, but a weekend sure is a long time.
Never fear. We have a list of spa deals and activities, plus a few last-minute gifts, that Mom will appreciate as much as she loves you.
Book Mom one of The Now’s signature massages, plus add-ons, called enhancements, like the prenatal glow massage or the herbal heat therapy. Every $100 gift card* comes with a $20 promo card, which is valid through August 31.
Through May 14. The Now, 3614 Greenville Ave.; 11661 Preston Rd., Suite 119. Learn more here.
Who doesn’t love a facial? Through Mother’s Day, Heyday is celebrating mothers everywhere with special promotions. Members of the skincare brand, which opened its first North Texas location last December, get $35-off their second facial of the month, and can gift it to mom. Non-members can get a fully custom facial for $70, instead of the regular $135.
Through May 14. Heyday Knox-Henderson, 3010 N. Henderson Ave. Unit 105. Learn more and book services here.
Hiatus Spa + Retreat
Hiatus Spa + Retreat has a roster of specialty spa packages available through Mother’s Day. Back again is the “Silence is Golden” treatment—pick and choose any two of the spa’s essential services for $198. From $329, “The Glass Slipper” includes a vitamin C mask, dermaplaning, and a hydrafacial. And the “Tips, Toes & Tox” packs a double punch with a mani-pedi and your choice of Botox or Dysport (from $299). Gift cards are available through May 4, and a Mother’s Day Gift set, which includes a candle, neck wrap, and more, is available while supplies last.
Through May 14. From $198. Hiatus Spa + Retreat, multiple locations. Learn more here.
The Spa at Thompson Dallas
All month long, the Spa at Thompson Dallas is celebrating mom with its “Make Her Day” service. Available through May 31, the treatment includes a 50-minute vagus nerve meditative massage, a 50-minute facial, and a 75-minute full-body wrap, exfoliation, and scalp massage. The $585 service includes other goodies, too, like cocktails and free skincare products.
Through May 31. $585. The Spa at Thompson Dallas, 205 N Akard St. Learn more and book here.
The Other Art Fair
Spend the day shopping for art—Mom’s mantel could use some refreshing, after all—from more than 130 different artists at The Other Art Fair. The Dallas Market Hall event is open all weekend long, with activities like immersive installations, DJ performances, and more. Learn how to watercolor, embroider, oil paint, and sculpt in one of several workshops throughout the weekend. Come early on Mother’s Day—the fair will hand out flowers to the first 300 moms through the door. And, did we mention there will be mimosas?
May 11–14. 6–10 p.m. Thurs., 5–10 p.m. Fri., 11 a.m.–7 p.m. Sat., 11 a.m.–6 p.m. Sun. From $15. Dallas Market Hall, 2200 N. Stemmons Fwy. Learn more here.
Rooftop Cinema Club
Head west to Fort Worth for an outdoor movie marathon at Rooftop Cinema Club before the weather gets too hot. Lay back in an adirondack chair and enjoy a Mother’s Day double feature of Mamma Mia! and Everything Everywhere All At Once.
May 13. 7:15 p.m. From $19.50. Rooftop Cinema Club, 235 Throckmorton St., Fort Worth. Buy tickets here.
Shop & Sip: Mother’s Day Celebration
Meander through the outlets, department stores, and lawn at the Shops at Park Lane during the center’s Shop & Sip on Saturday, May 13. The event will feature giveaways, live music, and more. Hop in the Plush photo booth and get personalized cookies instead of printouts. Or grab a drink from Bubble Bus Co., which converted old Volkswagons into picture-perfect mobile bars.
May 13. 2–6 p.m. The Shops at Park Lane, 8080 Park Ln. Learn more here.
Getting your ears pierced is a rite of massage for many girls—why not let mom join in on the fun? Book an appointment on May 14 during the luxury piercing store’s “Better Together” day. Or shop beautiful diamond or mother of pearl earrings from the store’s online Mother’s Day gift guide.
May 14. Maria Tash, Learn more here.
Los Angeles-based jewelry brand gorjana is making its way across North Texas, opening its West Village location last November and two more locations in Southlake and Fort Worth last month. Look online or stop in and buy the new 14-karat gold “Mama” necklace. The brand will give 10 percent of all sales of this necklace to Baby2Baby, which donates diapers, baby formula, clothes, and more to children in need.
$295. gorjana, 3699 McKinney Ave. Unit 317e. Buy now.
Stop into Foxtrot, or search the app for a pre-wrapped gift box. The upscale grocer has two boxes available. The $39.99 “Do Not Disturb” Mode includes a night mask, bath bomb, and candle. The $29.99 A Sweet Moment For Mom includes a skin mask, an eye mask, and sweet treats mom’ll love to chow down on.
From $29.99. Foxtrot, multiple locations. Shop more gift boxes here.
Founded in early 2020 as a way to help small businesses ride out the pandemic, HerStory is all about lifting up and celebrating women. The online shop has plenty of beautiful Mother’s Day gifts, but for something extra-special, shop the Mommy & Me edit. Mom will love dressing up and getting those Insta-gold matching pics with her little ones.
The hotel shop at the Joule has a specialty gift box ready for every type of mom ready this Mother’s Day. From the dog mom to the stressed matriarch to the fashionista mama, there’s something for everyone.
From $100. The Joule, 1530 Main St. Shop here.
*A previous version of this story did not refer to the gift card in The Now’s special. This has been corrected.