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Mother's Day Gift Guide: 5 Tips to an Unforgettable Mother's Day

Written by: Kathryn Hook

April 27th, 2023

Five tips to buying Mom the perfect gift for Mother's Day that she won't forget. Any Mother; Step, Gran, or adopted Mom can appreciate the thoughtfulness.

Out of all the gifts my mother has ever received, she still references the time we spent together and any homemade gifts that she received from me and my sister. One year, when I was 12yrs old, I made her a gift box that unfolded to reveal a different picture on each side of the box. It was such a last minute, simple design, but creative and heartfelt gift. She remembered the memories of past trips taken and kept the box for all her tiny mementos. Every now and then I hear her reference that box to her friends.

We put together Five Tips to an Unforgettable Mother's Day. Finishing Touches is the perfect place to bring your Mother on her special day. Our shop is a secret garden; a retreat for the worried, the uninspired, the new, the old, and the undiscovered. Every corner houses a treasure, a brand new experience, thought, and inspiration. Time, well spent.

Tip #1 - Time Off

Mark the calendar on the fridge, send a calendar invite via phone, cross out her planner and give Mom the day off! She deserves to know that physical and mental rest is her greatest gift you can provide today. Partners, cancel her alarm reminders and give her the morning off.

Start her morning with a fresh cup of hot tea that's sweetened with local honey. Research shows that consuming local honey provides immunity boosting qualities, especially during allergy season. Enjoy a natural honeycomb in tea, yogurt, ice cream, pancakes, and more.

Tip #2 - Time With Her Kiddos

Ironically, the older children get, the more "time" becomes a challenge to spend with each other. Did you know that Finishing Touches is located right next to Collamer Park in Malta, NY. Our shop was built in 1835 as the original house to the Collamer family and was donated to the town of Malta in 1972 by a great great grandson. We have continued to preserve the rich history of "family" and invite everyone to enjoy our freshened landscape that includes our Cookies & Cream Ice Cream shop, seating and games for everyone.

"Delicious variety of ice cream, fair prices, and beautiful outdoor space to enjoy. Support this local small business!." – Google Review, 5 Stars

Tip #3 - Make it personal. Handwritten Notes.

Nothing says I value you, like a handmade, hand-crafted, personally designed "love note". We have an array of sentiments for the sensitive, the humorous, and the down right feisty women in your life.

"Alexa, make me skinny", is a fan-favorite printed on a coffee mug, an absolute MUST have for any connoisseur.

Tip #4 - Mix it up.

Try something new this year. Get Mom a gift certificate to Finishing Touches so she can pick out her own gift. Perk up with a latte from our Coffee Bar, grab a basket and curate a hand-picked gift basket just for Mom. We'll wrap it for you too! No worries, we can create a custom bouquet of flowers; a gift that lasts forever.

Tip #5 - Dine Out...or in!

If Mom is the chef in the family, surprise her with dinner and dessert on us! We have beautifully crafted cutting and cheese boards for the chef in your house. Surprise her with Bolognese or Chicken Cacciatore made simple with our Healthy Gourmet Food seasoning blends.

Call us today to order your coffee and have it ready when you get here! 518-584-1490

A promise of an Unforgettable Mother's Day

It's safe to say that the most unforgettable Mother's Day you can create this year is the gift of time well spent. We believe in the quality and value of each other and the time we share doing the things we enjoy. Finishing Touches is your destination for Mother's Day.

Coffee first. Shop. Talk. Reminisce. Indulge with the sweetness of time, well spent.

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