May 3, 2018

Five Unique Gifts and Ways to Spend Mother’s Day with Mom

Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 13. Historically, this modern American holiday is celebrated on the second Sunday in May. However, this year, the annual holiday that honors motherhood is also celebrating a milestone. Mother’s Day as we know it today is celebrating its 110th anniversary this year. Now, that’s another reason to celebrate.

And, if you haven’t quite thought about how to honor mom next week we have a few ideas. We did a little research and came up with some ideas that mom will absolutely love. From handmade gifts and cards to free chocolate tastings to craft seminars and a free concert it’s all about spending time with mom. So, here we go. Here’s our top choices on how to honor mom that won’t break the bank.

Handmade Mother’s Day Gifts

Create Unique Handmade Cards and Gifts. National retail chain Michaels is holding a series of kid’s workshops dedicated to making Mother’s Day cards and gifts. The Cedar Park Michaels is holding two Kids Club hands-on workshops on Saturday, May 5. Under the guidance, instruction, and watchful eyes of craft experts kids can create a one-of-a-kind card. Supplies are included. Or, they can choose to decorate a special Mother’s Day box. Supplies to decorate are free with the purchase of the box. The store is also offering additional Kids Club workshops on Saturday, May 12. Kids can choose to make either Flowers for Mom or a Mother’s Day frame. Workshops are for kids ages 3-6+. Fee is $2-$5 depending on age. View the website here for times and registration information.

Build a Garden Planter. Did you know that Home Depot offers hands-on monthly workshops for kids? With the help of a parent kids can build a Windmill Planter for mom on Saturday, May 5, 9 a.m. to noon at the Cedar Park location. The three-hour workshop includes building, painting, and decorating the planter. Upon completion kids a certificate of achievement. The free workshop also includes a workshop apron. To register click here. However, here’s another tip. Home Depot also offers weekly workshops for homeowners and Do-it-Yourselfers. If you love the challenge of DIY indoor and outdoor projects check out their list of upcoming workshops.

Mother’s Day Indulgences and Events

Indulge Her with Chocolate. It’s easy to do when you take her to Delysia Chocolatier on Mother’s Day from noon to 5 p.m. The event takes place at their Culinary Center & Chocolate Boutique, 2000 Windy Terrace, Suite 2C, Austin. Chocolate tastings, molded roses, and mimosas. And, with its free price tag mom will be impressed.

Spend Time with Mom Outdoors. The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is holding a special themed event titled Mothers in Mother Nature at Enchanted Rock State Natural Area on Saturday, May 12, 8-9 p.m. Sit around the campfire and learn how animal species take care of their young. Bring a flashlight and a lawn chair. The park entrance fee is $7 per person. Children under 12 are free.

Take Mom to a Concert in her Honor. Enjoy the musical talents of the Austin Symphonic Band at the Texas State Capitol on May 13, 7 p.m. During this free outdoor event the band will play musical selections from Frank Ticheli and John Philip Sousa. For more information go to

The staff at Travisso wish all moms a very happy Mother’s Day. Enjoy your day!

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