Mother’s Day comes around only once a year and it’s your chance to let mom know just how much you appreciate her, love her and how much you know her by getting her gifts that she will enjoy. Finding the best gifts for Mother’s Day can be tricky but it’s all about knowing what mom likes. Here are some wonderful ideas to put a smile on her face this year.
Brush And Bordeaux
JCC of Greater New Haven
360 Amity Rd
Woodbridge, CT 06525
(203) 387-2522

When thinking of getting mom the perfect budget friendly gift, think of your local area libraries and community centers that are offering different events and programs throughout the year. One of these events includes painting while drinking wine and enjoying hors d’oeuvres. The JCC of Greater New Haven is hosting this event during the month of May along with other free and moderately priced events. Brush and Bordeaux takes place in the JCC Living Room. This is an opportunity for mom to really express her creative side while socializing.

Norwich Spa At Foxwoods
Foxwoods Resort Casino
350 Trolley Line Boulevard(860) 312-4901

Date: May 8 through 10, 2015

Most mothers wear many hats, especially with children, a spouse and a full-time job. Simply being a mother is a full-time job in itself. Sometimes a little getaway will do the trick of helping set her mind and body at ease. Including a day spa package with that getaway is sure to put a smile on mom’s face. Norwich Spa offers either a couple of hours or an entire day of pampering that includes an extensive menu of services from exotic massages to exquisite skin care, hand and foot therapies, and more. Allow mom to indulge for a day with The Indulgence Package. This includes a European Facial, Express Massage, Express Manicure or Express Pedicure, a Women’s Style & Finish or Men’s Design, Style and Finish and a Day Spa Pass. This all totals to three hours of blissful pampering. Check out the website for hotel rooms and spa package deals.

Related: Top Spas in Connecticut 

d.d. Nickel Makeup Professional Makeup
972 State Street
New Haven, CT 06511
(917) 400-1721

Every time mom walks past that mirror and complains about her look, it could be that she might want to spruce things up a bit and be catered to with a full makeover. This professional makeup studio based in New Haven could be just the gift she is looking for this year. By appointments only, d.d. Nickel studio caters to the makeup application for personal needs, media photography and bridal parties. The new you is just waiting to be discovered.

Gouveia Vineyards
1339 Whirlwind Hill Rd
Wallingford, CT 06492
(203) 265-5526

May 10, 2015If mom is a wine enthusiast, then a wine tasting and tour at Gouveia Vineyards could be the perfect gift for her this year. This 140-acre winery offers a wide range of wines such as, Chardonnay Oak, Pinot Grigio, Cayuga White, Merlot, Stone House Red and many others. During wine tastings you are able to sample four pre-selected wines and one of your choice from their wine list. This tasting costs $10 per person and is an ideal Mother’s Day gift with the additional option to purchase any bottle of her choice.

Related:  Best Wine Bars in Greater Connecticut

Ambassador Theater
219 West 49th Street
New York, NY 10019
(212) 239-6200

May 8-10, 2015

A day trip to New York City can not only be exciting but, a chance to get away from the norm and take in some great entertainment like a musical on Broadway. If mom is a lover of music and entertainment, not to mention great restaurants, then New York City is the place for her. With many shows to choose from, you are sure to find something that suits mom’s taste. With it being so close to Connecticut you have your choice of driving or taking the train. 

Wanda Coppage is a resident of New Haven, CT where she works as a Music Director and On-Air personality for anUrban/AC radio station. Her passion for life, music and great entertainment is reflected in all of her endeavors, as a radio personality, thinker and writer, and all things that allow her to creatively express herself. Read more of her work on