Mothers Day is just around the corner, and for those sons, daughters and husbands out there still searching for gifts for mom, help is here. At The Durango Heralds request, employees at five local businesses shared their ideas about their most popular gift ideas for mom, whatever her passion may be.
Advice from: Libby Cowles, community-relations manager at Marias Bookshop:
b $ Gluten-Free Cookbook.
b $ River guides or hiking guide.
b $ Books that teach something. Cowles suggested Emotional Currency, by Kate Levinson. Its about getting women to think about how they relate to money issues, especially in todays troubling economy, she said.
Advice from: Pam Garapich, manager of Durango Coffee Co.:
b $$ Apron.
b $ Recipe cards. People are getting more into homey stuff, Garapich said. Theyre doing more cooking than they used to and watching their money.
b $$ Teapot.
Bath and body
Advice from: Connie Imig, owner of The Spaaah Shop:
b $$$ Spa service like a massage, manicure or facial.
b $ Soap, lotion or bath bombs that release essential oil into the water. They make your bathtub like a spa, Imig said.
b $ Candles made by local companies.
Advice from: Ashley Gonnella, employee at Pine Needle Mountaineering:
b $ Reusable grocery bags.
b $ Stainless steel, BPA-free water bottles.
b $$$ Durable shoulder bag or purse for around-town excursions.
Advice from: Natalie Boyer, manager at Aprils Garden:
b $$ Hanging garden basket. They always come out right at Mothers Day and they can go outside now, Boyer said.
b $$ Orchid plants.
b $ Starter kits for trees or flowers.
No cash? No worries. For many moms, the best gifts are those that cant be found in the store:
b Art: They always have made my Mothers Day cards for me, so I have their artwork from all three of my children, said Shallah Perlman. Ive never had them buy me a card.
b Coupons: My favorite gifts my children have given me are homemade cards, and they put coupons in them for a service, said Trina Martin.
b Spending time together: The best gift my kids give me is when they crawl in bed with me and snuggle with me for an hour, and we laugh and giggle, said Cara-Lyn Lappen. Id rather have that than anything else.