Here’s a snippet of City Cast Boise’s recent episode about Mother’s Day. The bottom line: think about what the moms in your life actually want and value, rather than what you see other people gifting.
Q: What’s your general philosophy for gifting on Mother’s Day?
A: I actually have a lot of moms in my life, and all of them like to do things. When I’m giving gifts to my moms, I’m usually looking for things that we can do together or things that I know that they’ll like doing by themselves, but I like to give the gift of experiences.
Q: What kind of things do you recommend for things to do together in Boise?
A: Considering the time of year, I’d say a hot springs date can be a super fun way to unplug from life and spend quality time together while you’re doing something. If that’s not the vibe, Surel’s Place has some amazing workshops and they happen all throughout the year. Sometimes they have collage workshops or performance workshops where you’re literally creating something together, and they’re low-cost and very unique.
Q: What do you think about, instead of getting a gift, buying advance tickets for an event?
A: That’s totally on the table. Ballet Idaho, LED, the Boise Phil, and if your mom loves music, there’s so many concerts and festivals happening — you could get her tickets to an Outlaw Field show — there’s so many things. With my mom, we don’t live in the same city, so she’s always looking for when she can hang out with my sister and I, so our gift is almost giving her the date to look forward to.