Try a cooking class
If your love of spicy food or your craving for chocolate brownie sundaes comes from culinary genes your mom passed down to you, consider booking a cooking adventure together. And while learning to decorate a cupcake might be fun (and totally Instagram-worthy), challenge yourself to put your home chef skills to the test and try a new and unusual ethnic cuisine. If you don’t have a local culinary school or kitchen goods store near you, reach out to some of your favorite restaurants to see if they’d take you behind the scenes in their kitchen area. Just imagine your mother’s face when she finally nails a tough flambe—she’ll be telling the story for years to come. Get inspired for your class with these chef-favorite comfort food recipes.chef-favorite comfort food recipes.
Spend the day at the spa
Even if your mom is still the most beautiful person you’ve ever met, chances are solid that she’s pretty hard on herself—and even more likely that she doesn’t take the time to pamper herself. Remind her how much she truly glows (yep, from the inside out) by booking a day at the spa. From manicures and pedicures to facials, scrubs and massages, you can sip champagne (or organic herbal tea) while hanging out in robes and gossiping about the latest talk around your town. She’ll feel super-relaxed, pampered, and beautiful. Brush up on your spa etiquette before you go.