10 gifts to make Vail moms say Awwww
VAIL, Colorado Two days, Vail Valley, Colorado. If youve yet to buy or make your mother the gift of her dreams a Costa Rican getaway or, if shes really special, a macaroni pasta necklace you have two days to do so. Yes, thats right, Mothers Day is Sunday. And if youre not sure what to get your momma, weve found some great options at local stores around the valley. Stores that are open today and tomorrow and even Sunday, if youre a serious procrastinator. From perfume to plants, theres sure to be at least one thing listed here that your mom would adore. For the working momKoko insulated lunch box, $44.99, at Kitchen Collage in Edwards 970-926-0400Tan plastic grocery bags are so yesterday. This lunch bag, which includes a removable insulated shell, is so cute it might inspire mom to pack her lunch every day. Even better, its a dual purpose bag and would be perfect for bringing a light dinner to Hot Summer Nights free concerts, said Sabrina Kloehn, assistant manager of The Kitchen Collage.Theyre fabulous, she said. We just put them out this week and I think theyll go fast.Great add on: Steady Sticks, $15.95 at Kitchen Collage. These stainless-steel wine glass holders are sure to keep your drink safe at your next picnic or at the free Tuesday Hot Summer Nights concerts slated to start next month. For the vegetable voyeurKitchen Garden Box, $18.95, from the Bookworm of Edwards 970-926-READGardening guru Mike McGrath provides simple step-by-step instructions, practical tips, and delicious recipes for each veggie, from heirloom tomatoes to peas and peppers, all packaged in a cute little box your dad would find silly, which is precisely why mom will love it. Also included are 10 reusable seed storage envelopes. If you want to include some seed packets with your gift, check out the large selection at the Wildflower Farm in Edwards.For the fragrance fanaticPrada Infusion de Fleur dOranger lotion, $52 for 8.5 ounces and perfume, $74 for 1.7 ounces, from The Cos Bar in Edwards 970-926-7734This limited-edition fragrance from Prada has subtle notes of orange blossom, tuberose and jasmine. We just got this perfume in a week ago and its been very popular, said Shannon Elkins, the assistant store manager. I describe it as musky with citrus undertones.For the trendy mamaKaymen B. jewelry, $24.90 for the earrings, $29.90 for the LOVE bracelet, $36.90 for the turquoise ring and $45.90 for the multi-stone ring; Valleygirl exclusive jewelry, $48.90 for the red coral bracelet and $24 for the turquoise earrings. All at Valleygirl Boutique in Avon 970-748-5008This brand new line of ubber trendy gold jewelry is from designer Kaymen B. Get mom a chunky cocktail ring, which are back in vogue, or a sweet love charm bangle bracelet. Elin & Clara hat, $38.90, also at Valleygirl Boutique in AvonHip moms around the valley have been sporting colorful Elin & Clara hats this spring. The company that makes the contemporary accessories hats, belts, scarves and bags was started by two stay-at-home moms, one of whom is from the Vail Valley but now lives in Minnesota. For the I-want-to-be-pampered mumMothers Day personal-renewal spa package, $150, at Spa Anjali at the Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa in Avon 970-790-6000Mom can choose from two different spa packages for her spa day on Sunday. She can get a 50-minute massage, a 25-minute facial and a 25-minute manicure or a 50-minute facial, a 25-minute massage and a 25-minute manicure. As part of either package, participants can choose a complimentary pilates or yoga class. Advanced reservations are required.For the sporty momSigg water bottles, $22 to $25, at Everyday Outfitters in Eagle 970-328-6382So yes, Sigg might be the new trendy water bottle, much like Nalgene was in the 90s. But just because everyone has them, from 3-year-olds to grandmas, doesnt make them less cool. The Keith Harring bottle will remind mom that she is loved and keep her feeling special, said Erin Seabury, owner of Everyday Outfitters. For the safekeeperEgg rolls for jewelry, $39, at Asian Village in Riverwalk in Edwards 970-926-6188Made out of silk, these jewelry holders are lined with velvet to keep moms precious jewels scratchless and contained when she travels. Theyre multi-purpose, said Susan Bristol, co-owner of Asian Village in Riverwalk in Edwards. You can put a whole bunch of rings in, or necklaces that just have chains. It has a pocket for bangle bracelets and a leather pull out with little holes for six pairs of earrings so you dont lose any.For the flower fanaticFour-inch potted orchid, $26.99, at The Wildflower Farm in Edwards 970-926-5504Forget fresh-cut flowers, which will fade and drop its petals within days. An orchid plant will last much longer some orchid blooms last for a month or even two to three months, depending on the type of orchid. And contrary to popular belief, orchids arent hard to grow and you dont need a greenhouse to keep them alive, either. For the please-dont-make-me-cook-tonight motherGourmet dinner for four (two adults, two children) delivered to your home, $104, from Cuisine Consultants 970-376-2823So all mom asked for was a night off from kitchen duty. No problem.If you just want to relax with your wife and whoever, and dont want to fight the masses, thats where we come in, said Anthony Mazza, owner of Cuisine Consultants. Its a four-star dinner you can get dropped of. That way people can relax in in their homes but have Larkspur or Kelly Liken quality food.So whats on the menu for Sunday? Handmade ricotta Caprese salad with oven-dried tomatoes, basil and crispy garlic, followed by filet mignon with potatoes and roasted asparagus, finished with apple tart tatin with cinnamon anglaise. Bon appetit!High Life Editor Caramie Schnell can be reached at 970-748-2984 or email@example.com.