Mother's Day is this Sunday and if there's one thing your mom deserves, it's a little appreciation. Show your mom how much you care with more than a noodle necklace or a bouquet of hand-picked flowers from her own garden. Treat her to these gifts that she won't just pretend to like!

Mother's Day Brunch

Skip the butchered breakfast in bed and treat your Mama to a professionally prepared brunch. It doesn't really matter where you go as long as they offer eggs benedict, bloody marys and you foot the bill. Here are a few places that are hosting Mother's Day breakfasts, brunches, and buffets:

Five Fifty-Five in Portland

Gather in Yarmouth

Ri Ra in Portland

Tiqa in Portland

 

Mother's Day Crafts

Odds are your mom enjoys spending time doing something that isn't cooking, cleaning, or generally being needed by people around her. Mother's Day is an opportunity to treat her to a no-stress activity where she can catch up on some much-deserved me-time (with you or her friends!) Here are some Mother's Day workshops in Maine to hit up:

String Art Workshop

Stamping Take & Make Class

Floral Arrangement Event

 

Mother's Day Cleaning Spree

While you're out brunching and crafting (or just getting your mom out of the house), be sneaky and prepare to give her the best gift of all: a clean house to return to. Push her out the door in the morning with a cup of coffee and a car that no one else needs to use all day and get to tidying, sweeping and scrubbing, or phone it in and hire a cleaner. Your mom, wife, stepmom or matriarch will return to a sparkling home that matches her surprised smile. Here are some stellar Maine cleaners that would be happy to give your mom the gift of a good thorough cleaning:

Good Clean Maine

The Maids in Maine

Squeaky Clean House