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Local gift ideas for the Maryland mom
By Emily Witty /
May 03, 2018

In the rush to prepare the backyard for grilling season and spring cleaning the house, Mother's Day can sneak up and leave us scrambling for gift ideas and other ways to show how much we appreciate Mom.

Don't let Sunday, May 13 take you by surprise this year. Whether it's a much needed day at the spa or a box of handmade chocolates, there's a gift and activity for every kind of mom in Maryland.

The Mom Who Needs Pampering

For the mom who wants perfectly smoothed and sculpted tresses for her special day look no further than Blo Blow Dry Bar, with locations in Annapolis and Gaithersburg. The stylists don't do cuts or color because they've made it their sole job to expertly style hair for runway ready locks. Walk-ins are welcome and makeup services are also offered at the Annapolis location.

Help mom escape for an hour or the entire day at Spa on the Avenue in White Marsh. With services including Tahitian Coconut Body Polish, Sedona Mud Body Masque, Ayurvedic Spa Treatments, and Energy Balancing along with traditional salon services such as haircut and color, nail care, makeup, and waxing – you're sure to find the perfect fit for your mom's needs.

For one of the most unique spa experiences, visit The Salt Sanctuary in Elkridge. Salt Therapy is said to reduce inflammation, calm symptoms of chronic respiratory conditions, boost immunity, and relieve the symptoms of allergies. This unique, microclimate environment, provides and all-natural, drug-free, and non-invasive solution to enhance the body's natural ability to balance and heal.

The Flower-Loving Mom

For an early Mother's Day gift take mom to The Flowermart in Mount Vernon. This time honored tradition celebrates the start of spring with tons of beautiful flowers including annuals, hanging baskets, azaleas, rhododendrons, tulips, and more. Featuring delicious food, unique arts and crafts, fun contests, live music, and everyone's favorite lemon peppermint sticks – the Flowermart is an all-day affair. Take mom to this free festival running from 11AM-8PM on both Friday, May 4 and Saturday, May 5.

Located in Lothian, Greenstreet Gardens offers a wealth of plants, flowers, landscape options, and gifts for every garden-loving mom. Open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. every day, Greenstreet is perfect for either picking up a gift or bringing mom out to enjoy the beautiful flowers and search for the next addition to her garden.

For 45 years, Sun Nurseries has provided high quality, locally grown plants in Howard County. Open seven days a week, this 20 acre-site hosts a vast plant display area, garden supply store, and hard goods loading area. With their huge selection of fruit plants, perennials, annuals, and pottery, you and mom are sure to get lost for the day in a sea of natural beauty.

For the Mom Who Wants Something to Unwrap

Based in Reisterstown, My Staycation Box offers the elements of a vacation to destinations like Jamaica, Key West, Australia, Greece and Ireland all in one affordable package. Simply choose a destination themed box, place your order, and in two to three days you'll receive a box filled with amazing products that embody the spirit of that location. The company is constantly adding new destinations to their store meaning you're bound to find one for the trip mom has always dreamed of or a place she'd like to return.

For apparel, home dcor, jewelry, bags, and beauty products visit Punch in historic Federal Hill. Here you'll find uniquely styled items unlike anything in generic department stores. The company also offers their merchandise for online purchase. Pick up a gift that perfectly meets mom's style or make a day of it and enjoy the many restaurants and shops Federal Hill has to offer.

Located in charming downtown Berlin, HOUSE by Salvaged is a decorator's dream. Filled with restored antique furniture and upcycled pieces, this hidden gem located behind Fins Ale House on Main Street is a perfect way to spend the day hunting for the next statement piece for mom's home. If she loves all things Pinterest and Instagram, this will be her new favorite store.

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