22070 Michigan Ave.
Dearborn, MI 48124
Hours: Mon to Wed – 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Thurs to Fri – 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Sat – 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
‘Om Spa provides a luxurious experience from the moment you walk through the door. This spa combines Western technology with the ancient healing practices of the East. The deep tissue massages are what people rave about the most. So when you hear mom complaining about aching muscles and stiff shoulders, that’s your cue to get a spa package. If you’re looking to make this a full day of pampering, ‘Om also has facials and pedicures. She’ll love the soothing and relaxing atmosphere here. Warning: she might not want to leave.
Detroit Eastern Market
2934 Russell Market
Detroit, MI 48207
Public Market Hours: Saturdays – 5 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Detroit Eastern Market is one of the true gems of the Motor City. It is a cultural mix of over 250 vendors, which have been feeding the local district since 1891. The market provides the local and wholesale produce for the area. In an age where food deserts are becoming the norm in urban areas, this is a beautiful reminder that markets like these can still thrive. You can either come and purchase a gift or make it an outing with mom. The open air stalls are filled with fruits, vegetables, fresh cut flowers, homemade jams, specialty foods and even grass-fed meats. There are also events such as Flower Day on May 20, which is one of the largest annual flower shows in the country. Over 200,000 people attend every year and a variety of flowers, hanging baskets and plants will be available for purchase.
Gifts to Brighten the Decor
621 South Washington St.
Royal Oak, MI 48068
Hours: Tues to Fri – 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Sat – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sun – 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Shine has a wonderful selection of candles, lotions, teas and tea accessories, jewelry, kitchenware, and other gift items that moms go gaga over. It’s also perfect for sons and daughters whose pocketbooks aren’t exactly flush, but want to get something nice for Mother’s Day. The shop owner at Shine is friendly and helpful in guiding her customers to the perfect gift, and even goes the extra mile by providing gift wrap service. All you have to do is show up and give it to mom on Mother’s Day. Nice, right?
Good Girls Go To Paris Crepes
15 East Kirby
Detroit, MI 48202
Hours: Mon to Wed – 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thurs – 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Fri to Sat – 9 a.m. to 10 p.m., Sun – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Torya Blanchard took a huge risk five years ago by opening up this crepe specialty business. It’s a good thing she’s a gambler or you wouldn’t have the perfect place to take mom for brunch this holiday. Paris Crepes offers 50 varieties of authentic handmade crepes with names like Good Girl, The “O” and Helen Joy. Ingredients range from the very sweet to savory and everywhere in between. You can eat in or carry out for a relaxing picnic brunch in the park. Either way, the wait is not a short one, which means you know the food is good.
Creative Art Studio
114 West 4th St.
Royal Oak, MI 48067
Hours: Mon to Thurs – 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Fri – 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Sat – 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., (6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Adults only), Sun – 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Creative Art Studio is perfect for dads or family members who might want to help their younger kids make a special, handmade gift for mom. The studio specializes in pottery painting, beading, mosaics and wheel throwing. The best part? When you’re done with your creation, the helpful staff will clean up the mess for you. There are plenty of projects that kids can do making this a creative and unique gift, that Mom or Grandma will treasure for years to come. Or, if your mom is the artistic type, host an art class party at Creative Art Studio for her.
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