BUnow News


Opinion and Editorial

What to Get your Mom for Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is quickly approaching and if you’re feeling unsure about how to show your appreciation for your encouraging, helpful, sometimes nagging, but always loving mother, here are some ideas!

For the big spenders

Pandora Charm Bracelet: Pandora Jewelry offers hundreds of different charms to add to their signature charm bracelet. Their Mother’s Day collection charms range anywhere from $25 to $510. They also offer charm and bracelet gift sets that range from $130 to $285. Sterling silver, cubic zirconia, and 14 karat gold are used in these beautifully crafted charms that will be sure to bring a smile to your mom’s face.

R & R: Show your mom how much she means to you by giving her time to herself by treating her to a spa day. Find a local spa around you, or try the Wind N Sea Spa right here in Bloomsburg. Their Mother’s Day packages include the ‘Well Deserved Break’ which is priced at $65 and includes a body massage, a facial, and a spa manicure. The ‘Me Time’ package priced at $79 includes the choice of a body massage or a facial, a wash and style in the hair salon, and a spa manicure. The ‘Soothing Celebration’ package priced at $99 includes the choice of a body massage or a facial, a spa manicure and pedicure, and a foot massage. There is no doubt that your mom will appreciate this gift of peace and relaxation for all of her hard work. You can check out the full details at http://www.windnseaspa.com/specials.php

For the frugal college student

Flowers: What woman doesn’t love receiving flowers? Show your mom how much you appreciate all she does by getting her a bouquet of flowers. There will be plenty of selections at your local grocery store, but if you can’t make it home for Mother’s Day due to upcoming finals, try using proflowers.com. Send your mom a beautiful arrangement of countless types of flowers through this website; the Mother’s Day collections range anywhere from $17.99 to $79.98. This gesture will be sure to remind your mom just how much you appreciate her. Check out the details at http://www.proflowers.com/mothers-day-flowers-mdf?prid=&ref=homenoref&navContent=T%3aMother%27s+Day%3a&navLocation=T%3a1-8%3a

Dinner: Treat your mom to an evening of great food and company by taking her out to her favorite restaurant or to a new place she’s been dying to try. For a local option, try the Rolling Pines Golf Course catered by Balzano’s Italian Kitchen. The buffet includes a carving station, soup and salad station, sides, desserts and ice cream; the all inclusive price for adults is $25, half price for kids age 5-12, and free for children 4 and under!  What better way to show your mom how thankful you are than by taking her out to a beautiful meal?

Use your flex: As the semester is coming to an end, those of you with meal plans may be wondering what to do with all of that extra flex, well, put it towards a great gift to give to your mom. BU Dining services have put together $20 and $40 Mother’s Day gift baskets that can be bought with your extra flex. These baskets include chocolate chip cookies, a reusable coffee mug, gourmet chocolates, and specialty flavored tea bags. This gift will be sure to melt your mom’s heart and help you spend your extra flex dollars along the way. The baskets are offered at every BU Dining location.

For the penny pinchers

A photo collage: If you’re finding that your funds are running low but you still want to show your mom how much she means to you try making her a photo collage! You can purchase a small, medium or large picture frame for $1 at the Dollar Tree, and use old photos or print new ones out from the library or from your own computer. Once finished, you can write a thoughtful message on the back of the frame so she can always be reminded of how much she means to you. Your mom will appreciate this thoughtful, handmade gift and you can save money while showing her how much she means to you!

A card: Mother’s Day is an important holiday to celebrate, but your mom will certainly understand that you’re a broke college kid, so give her a handmade card to remind her that if you had the funds, you’d buy her a trip to Paris. This simple gesture will show her that you don’t need money to express what she means to you; gather some scrapbooking supplies, construction paper, and any markers you have laying around, and write a loving message that she can appreciate and hold onto. After all, money can’t buy love.

Do her chores for her: Switch roles with your mom for the day (or for the week if you’re feeling extra appreciative) and do all the chores around the house that she normally does: laundry, cleaning, cooking. This will give your mom a nice break from everyday hassles and give her a chance to relax. After catching up on all of her shows she’ll think, “Wow, isn’t my kid the greatest?!” Go you!