Still searching for a way to entertain mom in the Big Apple this week? Or are you still struggling to find the perfect gift? A homemade card and a musical rendition of “Mama” by the Spice Girls might have worked when you were twelve, but this year, it’s time to step it up. Don’t freak out just yet—we’ve found six events this week that include a few things your mom will love: Shopping discounts, freebies, cocktails and flowers. What more could ma want, right? Whether you’re a mother, daughter, son or just looking for something fun to do, here’s the skinny on how to celebrate Mother’s Day—in style.
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May 4–10: JINsoon’s Mother’s Day Promotion
Jin Soon Choi is a nail guru and a Fashion Week mainstay; wither her own kick-ass line of polishes to boot. And this week, treat yourself and your mama to a discounted Breath of Milk and Honey manicure ($18, originally $28), pedicure ($32, usually $50) or both for $50 (usually $78) at one of her top-notch nail spas in NYC. Appointments are encouraged, but walk-ins are welcome.
JINsoon Natural Hand a Foot Spa, through May 10.
May 5: Freida Rothman’s Cappuccino & Cupcakes Mother’s Day Event
We love this jewelers modern yet medieval-inspired baubles, which you can nab at the designer’s recently opened flagship. We recommend popping by the Nolita boutique where you can meet Rothman, receive styling tips as well as 20 percent off the entire store. Munch of Baked by Melissa cupcakes and sip cappuccinos while you shop, and don’t forget to pick up a single stem rose on your way out.
Freida Rothman, Tue 5 4:30pm–7:30pm.
May 5–6: Ode à la Rose Pop-Up Gifting event
Stuck on gift ideas for mom? This floral company is currently selling gorgeous bouquets at its Midtown pop-up shop where you can create an arrangement for mommy dearest while taking some time to stop and smell the roses yourself. On Tuesday and Wednesday, the pop-up will turn into a one-stop gift shop, offering mom-approved products by Lulusophy, Glitterati Incorporated and Sisley Paris. But if you purchase flowers, you’ll receive a special gift from Sisley Paris, including an Oil & Black Rose Cream Mask, and a special bounceback facial offer to visit Saks Fifth Avenue. Consider these as bonus gifts.
Ode à la Rose, 501 Lexington Avenue, Tue 5, Wed 6 10am–8pm.
May 7: Helen Ficalora’s Mother’s Day Party
This jewelry shop is celebrating all things mom with food, drinks and freebies. Join Helen Ficalora, Kelly Bensimon of The Real Housewives, Cat Greenlead of Talk Stoop and Jessica Pallay and Kaity Velez of Well Rounded NY for cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and macaroons. And what’s a party without a gift bag? You and mom will leave with a swag bag full of goodies from Vosges Haut-Chocolat, Deborah Lippmann nail polish, Helen Ficalora Jewelry and more. Just make sure to R.S.V.P. to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bacchanal, 146 Bowery, Thu 7 6pm–9pm.
May 9–10: Mom’s the Word: Mother’s Day Weekend at Story
Concept shop, STORY, partnered with the DRESSBAR at Dressbarn to create a new retail theme called “Her Story,” through May 31. Women ages 4 to 93 joined founder Rachel Shechtman as curators to share their point of view through both merchandise and storytelling. Shop new items chosen by influential women such as Whoopi Goldberg and Olivia Wilde while sipping champagne. And be sure to check out the floral bouquet station, courtesy of Petal by Pedal, where you can customize your own arrangement for mom.
STORY, Sat 9, Sun 10 noon–4pm.
May 10: Hastings Flea Mother’s Day Special
Spend your weekend with mom while checking out local vendors and handmade goods at the Hastings Flea. This Sunday, the market will pay tribute to mama with live entertainment by Gillen & Turk and their “Love Revival Concert.” Moms will receive special goodies, including gift certificates for makeovers at Giordano Beauty and classes at Hastings Yoga as well as exclusive coupons for Mother’s Day brunch or dinner at top local restaurants (i.e. coffee at Juniper, mimosas at Maud’s and sparkling cocktails at The Mill).
Southside Avenue MTA Commuter Lot, Sun 10 10am–4pm.