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If none of those or the other typical Mother's Day gift ideas grab your attention, then maybe one of these ten ideas might.
- Buy Her Tickets to a Summer Concert
Just because it gets hot in Phoenix doesn't mean that the coolest bands don't stop here on their summer tour. They do! Whether she likes Top 40, Country, Classic Rock, Heavy Metal, Latin or Blues you'll probably find tickets to something she'll love. Just a sampling of 2012 concerts: Scorpions, Van Halen, Beach Boys, Yanni, The Jacksons, Kelly Clarkson, Kiss, Neil Diamond and Crobsy, Stills & Nash.
- Satisfy Her Sweet Tooth with a Sprinkles MOM box
This Mother's Day give her something that she'll truly love. Sprinkles MOM box features Dark Chocolate, Red Velvet, Vanilla and Lemon cupcakes, making it the perfect gift for every Mom. Adorned with Sprinkles daisies and MOM sugar decorations. Sealed with a MOM Loves Cupcakes sticker. Available May 11 to 13, 2012. Order online and pick them up in Scottsdale.
- iPad 3rd Generation
If your Mom needs updating to the latest and greatest gadget for people who love computers, you can buy the iPad 3 online or at any of our local Apple Stores along with all the accessories you need. They now come in either black or white, and prices start at $500. Don't know which one she needs? How To Buy an iPad.
- Enroll Her in Special Programs at Desert Botanical Garden
The Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix offers seminars, workshops and lectures throughout the year. Of course there are classes in gardening and landscaping, but you'll also find programs about photography, Tai Chi, painting, Bonsai, birding and more.
- Find Her a Daily Deal
There are quite a few companies offering a daily deal product. Those companies send you emails every day offering a chance to purchase deep-discounted products and services. many of them are for local salons and spas, so if you check out these websites you are sure to find a great deal on haircuts, spray tans, massages, photography sessions, fitness programs, car washes, golf lessons -- you never know what the deal of the day will be. You can see recent deals at each of the websites. Don't forget to check any restrictions on the deal that you are interested in purchasing.
- Arrange a Meeting with Allison DuBois
Let Her Meet Allison DuBois is the real-life person upon whom the TV show "The Medium" was based. She lives in the Phoenix area. Some people believe in mediums, and some do not, but for those that are open to the idea that some people might be able to connect you to a loved one that has passed away, well, just let me say that Allison's seminars are popular. You can't arrange for a personal reading with Allison DuBois unless you attend a seminar and sign up to get on her waiting list. Only a few people at the seminar will get a reading, but it is an interesting experience. There is also a ticket that allows you to meet her and have her sign your book. Here's how it works and my review. She will have only one tour in Phoenix this year, on May 12th.
- Sing-Along Sound of Music
Friday, May 18, 2012 at 7 p.m. Relive one of the most beloved motion pictures of all time in the acoustically superb Musical Instrument Museum Music Theater. The entire family can sing along with the Von Trapps to some of the movie's most memorable songs, including "Sixteen Going on Seventeen," "Do-Re-Mi," and "Edelweiss." Interact with the film using props contained in the magic moments pack (included with ticket price). Audience members are encouraged to dress up as their favorite Sound of Music character and participate in the costume contest onstage (costumes are not required for attendance but are highly recommended). The event will be hosted by Jan D'Atri. $20 per ticket.
- The Gift of Cookies
Celebrate mom with an adorable cookie gift made from Cookies From Home. This locally-based company has been baking up deliciously chewy cookies for over 30 years. With "Happy Mother's Day" tins and adorable gift baskets mom will love, you will find the perfect gift for your precious momma. Shop online or in person in Tempe.
- Give Mom the Insider's View
Friday, May 11, 2012 beginning at 6:15 p.m. The award-winning Phoenix restaurant, A Different Pointe of View at the Pointe Tapatio Cliffs Resort, be the place where 15 lucky individuals will enjoy the Winemaker Dinner with gourmet food prepared tableside by Executive Chef Anthony DeMuro and wine pairings by Trinchero Family Vineyards Cellarmaster Chuck Parker. Assuming typical weather, a lovely view will be part of your wonderful meal! $99 per person. Limited to 15 people. Call for reservations 602-866-6350.
- GoodyTwo's Toffee
This local toffee is available in eight unique toffee flavors, peanut brittle and toffee turtles. The Scottsdale-based toffee shop is a mother and daughter owned business. Fill up your own custom bag in the GoodyTwos Toffee Bar, where guests can pick and choose their crunchy toffee piece by piece, or grab and go with 1/2 or 1 pound bag filled with individual flavors. Shop online or in person in Scottsdale.