Mother’s Day Pampering Gifts you just can’t Top

It’s May, and you know what that means! Mother’s Day is just a few days away, and you’re likely still trying to find the perfect gift for your mom. If that’s the case, we’ve got some ideas for gifts your mom will adore.


Moms are notorious for taking care of everyone but themselves. When you’re a mom, you can almost guarantee you’ll be on the bottom of your priority list—at least if you’ve got young kids. Mother’s Day is the one day that is truly hers, so help her do something nice for herself! Here are a few gifts that will help her relax and recharge:

A day at the spa: EsSpa at the Carnegie Inn was named the Best Day Spa in 2013 and 2014 by readers of State College Magazine. Treat your mom to a facial, a massage or one of their wraps and scrubs. Send her by herself to relax, or make the trip together and enjoy some bonding time!

A stay at a local bed and breakfast: Happy Valley has quite a few quaint, little bed and breakfasts. Plan a weekend getaway with your mom, do some shopping and enjoy the atmosphere. Some local bed and breakfasts include:

Our Fair Lady, Bellefonte —This Victorian establishment offers an afternoon wine and cheese hour and full breakfasts daily. Your mom won’t easily forget this trip thanks to the beautiful location. Enjoy a warm spring day on one the porches or in the gazebo. 

The Queen Bed & Breakfast, Bellefonte —This rustic, Queen Anne style spot has all the charms of the Victorian Era. You and your mom can spend an evening by the fireplace drinking tea, enjoy a gourmet breakfast in the dining room or on the porch and walk through the historic commercial district.

Bed & Breakfast at the Rock Garden, Boalsburg — In contrast to Our Fair Lady and The Queen, this bed and breakfast is located in a quiet, remote setting at the base of Mt. Nittany. Enjoy gorgeous views of the mountain, relax on the porch or patio or stroll through the gardens.

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