1. Something Fragrant
Most women enjoy flowers, perfume, scented lotions, soaps, and candles, and basically, anything that smells nice. For flowers, we suggest Brenda Abbott Floral Design, Bastrop Florist, A Flower Connection, Bloomers Garden Center, Smithville Florist, and Grandma's House Garden Nursery & Florist. For perfume, we suggest Mixologie. For scented lotions, soaps, and candles, we suggest Lost Pines Art Bazaar, Relics Jewelry & Gift Emporium, Sugar Shack, G&M Drygoods, and Midnight Monkey Mercantile & Services.
|Brenda Abbott Floral Design - A Locally Owned Bastrop Florist|
2. Something Sparkly
Diamonds are a girl's best friend, right? No mom will be disappointed if you buy her some sparkly, shiny jewelry. We suggest Kragh's Jewelry, Ladd's Coin & Jewelry, Bastrop Goldsmith Silversmith, Relics Jewelry & Gift Emporium, the Pickett Fence, and Gypsie Blue Boutique.
|Relics Jewelry & Gift Emporium|
3. Something Sweet
As long as she isn't on a strict diet (and even if she is), mom will love something sweet for Mother's Day. Think candy, chocolate covered strawberries, cupcakes, baked goods, chocolate, or... wine! For sweets, we suggest Sugar Shack, Simply Sweet, Johnson's Bakery, Tough Cookie Bakery, G&M Drygoods, and Midnight Monkey Mercantile & Services. For wine, we suggest Cripple Creek Wine and Gifts and Colorado River Winery.
|Sugar Shack Bastrop|
4. Something Decorative
Home décor and art can make excellent Mother's Day gifts! For home décor, we suggest Lost Pines Art Bazaar, Relics Jewelry & Gift Emporium, Liberty Glenn, The Owl Wine Bar and Home Goods Store, Mosaic Art & Home, the Tattered Shutter, and Bella's Cottage Antiques. For art, we suggest the Lost Pines Art Center, Art Connections Gallery, Donna's by Design, the R.A. Green Mercantile, Studio 621, and the Lost Pines Artisans Alliance/Mary Nichols Art Center.
|Lost Pines Art Bazaar|
5. Something Useful
As long as it's something that she truly wants, Mother's Day presents can be useful and practical, too - like cookware, dishes, or a clean house. For cookware and dishes, we suggest Italian Cowboy Provisions and Liberty Glenn. For cleaning services, we suggest Maid in Bastrop and Magic Touch Carpet Cleaners.
|Italian Cowboy Food and Provisions|
6. Something Indulgent
Every mom wants to be pampered! Seriously, you need to pamper her, so give her a gift certificate for something indulgent like a massage, facial, skin care, or salon services. We suggest Cherry Blossoms Spa, Soulage Med Spa, Salon 1018, Turquoise Salon & Spa, Saigon Spa & Nails, Nature's Divine Healing, Therapeutic Massage Works, and Heavenly Hair and Spa.
|Cherry Blossoms Spa|
7. Something Yummy
Mothers should never have to cook on Mother's Day!!! Here are a few local eateries that are offering special Mother's Day feasts: The View at the Mansion, the Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort and Spa, Elgin Local Goods, Kay's Café, and Red Rock Steakhouse and Saloon. There are many yummy places to go out to eat in Bastrop County, so you have no excuse to make mom cook!
|Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort and Spa|
If your mom is anything like me, she'll love anything you give her. (Or at least she'll pretend she does!) My last bit of advice is to make sure to buy her a card and write something sweet and heartfelt in it. Or you don't even have to buy her a card; just write her a letter or note expressing your love and gratitude. She'll love that more than anything you can buy! To all the mothers out there, HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!!!