Get: The Best Mother's Day Gift Ever

Get her a spa day! Three reasons why this is the best gift ever:

  • There's no size, color, flavor, or style to choose—just a gift certificate to purchase and a day to block off on the calendar.
  • A spa day is in that special category of something she would never do for herself, but knows she really wants.
  • This is the perfect solution for last-minute gift scramblers: buy online, print out the gift certificate, and wrap it up nice and pretty.

A few years ago, my husband bought me a Burke-Williams Santana Row spa package and it was pure bliss. The package included a massage and a Sugar Glo scrub. What's a Sugar Glo scrub, you might ask? The short answer is, you want one. You enter a private, bathing room (called a Vichy shower) with a table to lay on and multiple shower heads. The spa therapist scrubs your body and showers you off. It sounds a bit odd, but believe me, it's heavenly; I frequently revisit the experience in my dreams.

Burke-Williams is currently offering three Mother's Day specials. The "Relax" package sounds like a pretty good deal to me. Alternatively, you could buy her just the 25-minute Sugar Glo ($89) and send her off for the day—all-day access is included with the purchase of any spa service, so she will be able to enjoy the whirlpool, steam room, dry sauna, cool misting room, cold deluge, and quiet reading rooms to her heart's content. Better yet, join forces with another family and give her a day of pampering with a friend by her side. Happy Mother's Day!

Burke-Williams has 10 locations in California. If you have a favorite spa or know of any Mother's Day spa deals, please share them in the comments.

A Vichy Shower

A Vichy Shower