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It’s almost time for Mother’s Day, which falls on Sunday, May 12 this year. Picking out just the right gift to honor and say thank you to the one who kissed your boo-boos to take the pain away and has always been there for you is what this day is all about. Whether you decide to take your mom to a Sunday brunch or give her a gift certificate for a spa treatment, here are the top five best places in Detroit that are guaranteed to make her feel appreciated.

The Whitney
4421 Woodward Ave.
Detroit, MI 48201
(313) 832-5700

A great place to take your mom for a Sunday champagne brunch is at The Whitney. It is a breathtaking 1894 mansion that was turned into a restarant. The food is served up buffet style in the magnificent Great Hall with a gorgeous fireplace and illuminated crystal chandeliers. The food is amazing and endless mimosas make this brunch something your mom will never forget.

The Woodhouse Day Spa
1447 Woodward Ave.
Detroit, Michigan 48226
(313) 965-6270

Giving mom a day at the spa is definitely something she deserves. The Woodhouse Day Spa has a professionally trained staff that will cater to all of your mom’s wishes. From the moment she arrives and feels the serenity of the spa and changes into a luxurious robe, she will know that she is about to enjoy a peaceful and relaxing day. There are over 70 spa treatments for mom to pick from which include signature facials, 90-minute hot stone massages or a body treatment in the Vichy Shower. Woodhouse’s spa coordinators are ready to help you schedule your mom’e spa experience and will even help you print your online gift card.

Detroit Institute of Arts Museum
5200 Woodward Ave.
Detroit, Michigan 48202
(313) 833-7900

If your mom is a fan of arts and culture, take her to the Detroit Institute of Arts to see Vincent van Gogh’s most famous paintings from the Musée d’Orsay in Paris that will be on view during Mother’s Day. Also included on Mother’s Day is a concert featuring harpist Bridget Kibbey, a foreign-born composer, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the DIA’s magnificent Kresge Court. The concert is free with the cost of admission.

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Unique Flowers & Gift Shop
18415 Wyoming St.
Detroit, MI 48221
(313) 342-6392

This flower shop located in the heart of Detroit is just like its name, unique. At Unique Flowers & Gift Shop, the staff will make it easy to pick out a flower arrangement or indoor plant that is absolutely gorgeous. It has amazing spring flowers in baskets, vases and other containers she can keep long after the flowers are gone. The gift shop also includes choosing from a variety of award-winning bakery mixes such as muffin, biscuit, scone and cupcake combinations from Iveta Gourmet. Best yet, all you have to do is look at the website, pick up the phone and leave the rest to the shop.

Gayle’s Chocolates
417 S. Washington Ave.
Royal Oak, MI 48067
(248) 398-0001

An absolutely fabulous and unique gift idea for mom is at Gayle’s Chocolates in Royal Oak. This shop creates edible chocolate high heel shoes that arrive in an elegant see-through plastic purse with a satin bow. You can choose from a wide variety of high heel shoe designs online that will be delivered in the gourmet chocolate of choice such as white, milk and dark. It also offers truffles, which is how Gayle started her business almost 33 years ago.

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