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A Mother’s Day Guide to Gift Giving

Boxes of candy and flowers are predictable gifts on Mother’s Day.  And in keeping with the theme of everything about the year 2020 being completely different than what we’re used to—why not step outside the box and surprise mom with something unique at home?  We’ve put together this Mother’s Day guide to give you some ideas to help you pull it all off and bring joy to mom on her special day.

But first, we want to mention another option—one that involves getting away (but not too far) from home.  It’s one that mom will most certainly love, especially if she’s been kept at home for a couple months now.  We’d like to suggest booking mom a stay at Grand Colonial Bed and Breakfast. We are open for business and we offer the most perfect Mother’s Day setting and a much-needed change of scenery in a clean and safe environment.  If mom is within driving distance of Central New York, consider how much she would enjoy a night away and a delicious homemade breakfast specially prepared for her.  Oh, and don’t forget about our rich bed linens, signature bathrobes, and Beekman 1802 amenities- all sure to help her relax.  Not sure when she would like to stay with us? You can also purchase Grand Colonial gift cards, so she can book a stay whenever she likes! We know it’s the thought that counts, but what counts even more is giving her a gift she will truly enjoy!

Breakfast in Bed

Start a tradition of serving breakfast in bed for Mother’s Day.  If it’s a tradition you’ve always had, make it sweeter this year by adding a selection of jams, jellies, real maple syrup, and raw local honey.  Adding a couple locally made cheeses will also make things extra special.

Pen to Paper

Instead of buying a commercially mass-produced greeting card, mark the true significance of the day with a unique hand-made card, or even just a hand-written note.  Mom is sure to appreciate the simplicity and thought behind this one.

Zen Zone

Set mom up with a basket of home-spa treats:  essential oils and salt scrubs, goat’s milk soap to soothe the skin, and even a head-cradling bath pillow for starters.  Add a scented candle to top it off and give mom the Zen moment she deserves.

Sweet Dreams

Give mom the gift of sleep with a new bed sheet set.  There are so many sleep-inducing fabrics to chose from:  High thread-count Egyptian cotton, satin, ultra-smooth sateen, t-shirt-soft and temperature-regulating cottons.  It’s a lasting gift that she’ll appreciate night after night.