Who doesn’t adore pampering? Give your mother the gift that will leave her feeling rejuvenated and fresh: a spa package. At Celebrating You, located in the K Street neighborhood, packages start at just $200 and includes a European facial and mani/pedi. If you’re not interested in a package, consider the spa’s relaxing professional massage or renewing facials. A spa visit is a gift that your mom is sure to appreciate, and it’s likely well deserved.
1743 L St. NW
Washington, DC 20036
www.chocolatemoosedc.comHours: Mon to Sat – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Chocolate Moose in Farragut North is a family run gift shop that has been in business for over 30 years. The gifts at Chocolate Moose are geared toward all age groups, so there’s something for everyone. The shop is known for its assortment of interesting, fun and unexpected gifts. You’ll find everything from greeting cards, journals and chocolates to amusing gag gifts, games and knick knacks. Walk into Chocolate Moose with an open mind, and you’ll leave with an unexpected, not-so-generic Mother’s day gift, which is the best kind, after all. Hey, you might even find something for yourself while you’re at it.
323 7th St. SE
Washington, DC 20003
www.groovydc.comHours: Mon to Fri – 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Sat – 10 .am. to 6 p.m., Sun – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m
Groovy DC is the ultimate Capitol Hill gift shop. You name it, this store has got it. Groovy DC carries an extensive, unique card collection, boxed stationary sets, photo albums and calendars. Home accessories include candles, picture frames and bar essentials. If you’re searching for something truly original, Groovy DC is also home to various local artists. After you’ve found an appropriate present, the friendly employees at Groovy DC will individually wrap each gift. Located in the center of Eastern Market, Groovy DC is conveniently open seven days a week, making it perfect for procrastinators.
1807 14th St. NW
Washington, DC 20009
www.homerule.comHours: Mon to Sat – 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Sun – 12 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Home Rule is a home goods shop in the Shaw neighborhood known for its expert merchandising and professional, alluring window displays. The petite shop is a D.C. resident favorite. If your mother is a lover of interior design, Home Rule specializes in home décor, particularly kitchenware and entertaining items. You’ll find great Mother’s Day gifts for all personalities, like a cocktail shaker for the martini mom or an egg-poaching set for the breakfast maven. If Home Rule just has too many fantastic options and you don’t know what to choose, get your mom a gift certificate – they’ll even ship it to her house.
103 South Saint Asaph St.
Alexandria, VA 22314
www.shoptreat.comHours: Wed to Sat – 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Sun – 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Treat your mother to an exclusive shopping experience this year, pun intended. Everyone deserves a little retail therapy and this Old Town Alexandria boutique is a go-to destination. At Treat you will find designer clothes at affordable prices, and the store prides itself on being “the sample sale boutique.” Hop in and the friendly staff can help you find a trendy, age-appropriate garment for your mother, or enjoy a day of shopping in beautiful Old Town. Sometimes, the nicest present doesn’t have to be unwrapped and instead includes quality time.