Mother’s Day is May 8, which means it’s time to start shopping. Below are a few of our favorite gifts for splurging on Mom this year.
A Cozy and Versatile Blanket
Can you ever really have too many blankets? Your mom will feel like you’re giving her a big hug every time she cuddles up with a super-soft, beautiful blanket from ChappyWrap. There are hundreds of colors, patterns, shapes and sizes to choose from — and you can even create your own custom blanket for Mom, too.
Not only are these blankets incredibly soft, but they’re also extremely durable and machine-washable, which makes them perfect for everything from movie night to picnics along Boulder Creek.
A Pair of Stretchy But Nice-Looking Pants
Being a mom is synonymous with doing a dozen different things at once. Get your mom a pair of pants that will help her look professional and put-together, but are actually super comfortable to wear.
DUER’s No Sweat Everyday Pants do exactly that. They’re sleek and stylish, but also soft and stretchy. Paired with a nice top, these pants can go from the airport to the office to the school pick-up line to happy hour — and everywhere in between. The company also just opened a brand new storefront in Denver, so you can visit and take Mom on a shopping spree, too.
Shoes for Spring
Here in Boulder, we really love our Chaco’s sandals (and our Tevas). But there are times when Mom might appreciate having a little insulation around her feet. Enter the Paonia, which has the same comfort as Chaco’s beloved sandals but with a little more protection for heels and toes.
They’re made from waterproof suede and they have an adjustable strap. They fit just like Chaco’s CLassic Zs, but are great for the chilly mornings and evenings of spring (or camping!). They also happy to look super cute with jeans.
A Weekend Away
Treat your mom to a weekend road trip to Silverthorne, which is a quick 90-minute drive from Boulder. Book a room at the new Hotel Indigo, which opened earlier this year, or check into The Pad, a boutique hostel/hotel hybrid. Plan an easy hike to Lily Pad Lake or a more adventurous 8.7-mile trek to Willow Falls, located in the Eagles Nest Wilderness. Rent bikes and cruise along the Blue River Trail, then enjoy a standup paddleboarding session on Lake Dillion.
Plan your trip to coincide with Silverthorne’s First Friday art events, then grab a bite to eat at Silverthorne’s new food hall, Bluebird Market. Mom will enjoy spending quality time with you, without the distractions of home, on this trip!
A Sweet Treat
There’s a reason why desserts make such great gifts: They’re delicious, and people love to eat. Order a cookie cake — or a dozen short-stack cookie cakes — from The Urban Cookie in Denver and you’re sure to make your mom smile.