It’s never too early to start planning for Mother’s Day. The best gift you can get your mother on this special day is a little rest and relaxation. While a long vacation may not fit into a mother’s schedule, there is no reason you cannot pamper her with a little mini-vacation that she can take over a weekend.

It is usually best to make arrangements so these mini-breaks can be taken at any time. Here are seven ideas for little mini-breaks to thank your mother for all she does for you.

Mini-breaks for your mum - a day in a spa1. Day Spa

A day spa is a perfect getaway for mom. Who wouldn’t love a day of pampering? Day spas offer mom a day of pampering with professional masseurs and other aides ready to tend to her every little need. Many day spas include specially prepared meals and rooms designed to offer every amenity to completely relax.

Common day spa options include acupressure, aromatherapy, couples massage, anti-aging facial, salt body scrub, pedicure and manicure, oxygen facial, Thai massage, Swedish massage and hot stone massage. Many day spas allow you to purchase certificates you can use whenever mom is ready for her day of pampering. Schedule the particular spa treatments you think your mom will enjoy and she is all set for a special day of rest and relaxation in style.

2. Wine Tours

Wine tours can be the perfect break for mom and her friends. Wineries are located in more places than you might think. Wine tours often include wine sampling, a tour of wine making facilities and wine sampling to cap off the experience.

Aside from developing a greater appreciation of wine, many wineries are set against stunning backdrops with a panoramic landscape better than mom can get with a simple greeting card. Consider selecting a location in an area that has some special meaning for your mom, even if it is just a place she’s wanted to visit.

vegas-vacation3. Vegas Vacation

Las Vegas is more than just gambling. Give your mom a weekend getaway to Sin City without the sin. Many top shows can be found throughout Vegas that mom will love. Cirque du Soleil shows are one-of-a-kind events, with shows dedicated to The Beatles and Elvis among the favorites in Vegas.

Vegas! the Show is a tribute to the glamor days of Vegas. Jersey Boys, the popular Broadway show featuring classic tunes mom is sure to love, also has an ongoing run in Vegas. Name That Tune Live! give mom a chance to win $10,000 if she knows her tunes.

Vegas also has plenty of restaurants, nightclubs and other dining and entertainment selections perfect for mom. If you book early, a trip to Vegas is relatively inexpensive. Discounts for hotels, resorts and casinos in and around the city can be found online just in time for Mother’s Day.

4. Trip to the Big City: Manhattan

Give me a one-day tour of Manhattan and she’ll discover the appeal of The Big Apple for herself. A typical Manhattan tour includes stops in Times Square, Central Park, Midtown West, Hudson River waterfront, South Street Seaport, SoHo, Little Italy, Greenwich Village, the Empire State Building and Chinatown.

Consider booking a car service for mom. Some services will offer a special one-day rate. Sophisticated moms will appreciate Manhattan’s culture district. Moms looking to be entertained can catch a live show at a Manhattan bar, restaurant or club. Moms wanting to shop will love Times Square and other shopping hot spots.

5. Beach Getaway

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Beach – Image by seesea_rayong

Nothing says relaxation like taking a mini-break to spend some quality time at the beach. Mom has her pick of locations, with literally thousands of choices. If it’s just a weekend beach getaway, consider finding a beach that is not too far away.

Make the beach break extra special by booking a visit to a local day spa or make arrangements at an area restaurant. Most beach locations are very close to shopping districts. Don’t forget to pack the sunscreen for mom.

6. Cruise

If mom loves the water, a cruise just might be a perfect Mother’s Day break she can really enjoy. A cruise doesn’t have to be a long ordeal. In fact, a 1 or 2 day cruise can still give mom plenty of time to unwind and kick back.

Many cruise lines offer discounts for weekend cruises with schedule stops for shopping and sightseeing. Most cruise liners offer a wide range of activities from shuffleboard and swimming to theme dances and fine dinning selections.

7. Night at the Theater

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Pamper mom with a special night at the theater. It can be right in the city where she lives or a big city nearby. Discount theater tickets can be found online. Do a little digging and find out the names of some movies or theater performances your mom is interested in seeing.

Consider a dinner theater to give your mother a double treat. Added touches like renting a limo for the day or scheduling a visit to a local beauty shop for a little pre-show pampering can make the day even more special. As any mother will tell you, sometimes it’s the small details that make all the difference.

Your mom works hard and deserves a special Mother’s Day. A card is a good start, but adding a mini-break for a day or for the entire weekend is like the icing on the cake. Most of these suggestions aren’t too expensive if you plan ahead and seek out deals. Your mom will appreciate the effort and you’ll feel good by making her extra happy on her special day.

Jade Evans the author of the “7 perfect mini-breaks for your mum on mothers day” is an avid blogger and frequent contributor to a variety of blogs on several topics, including general news and how-to information.

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