Hey you! Yeah, you. Mother’s Day is in less than a week, May 9th, to be exact (you’re welcome for the reminder). If you don’t have anything planned yet for the *first* remarkable woman in your life, there’s no need to fear. Below are a few spots in Pittsburgh to take your mom for a special “Mom and Me” Day. 

Eclectic Remedies (Regent Square)

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Eclectic Remedies wants to be a safe haven where Pittsburghers can come and get away from the stresses of life. With services ranging from massages to facials and more, treat your mother to her own little slice of heaven. Even during a pandemic, we are constantly using our minds and bodies to their fullest ability. Everyone needs a chance to recharge now and then. 

esSpa Organic Hungarian Skincare + Salon (Aspinwall)

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Named “The Best Family Spa in North America” by American Spa Magazine and owned by one of the “Top 3 Estheticians in the USA”, esSpa Organic Hungarian Skincare + Salon is a full-service day spa and hair salon that specializes in combining traditional Hungarian methods with unique, cutting-edge cosmetic technology sustainably sourced from around the world. Eva and her team believe that every mom deserves a truly effective spa experience that delivers real, visible – and lasting results. Visit www.esspa.net for today’s specials.

La Gourmandine (Multiple locations) 

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From May 7-9 (in-store and through orders), delight your mom’s taste buds with La Gourmandine’s Mother’s Day Special: a single serving Strawberry bavarois cream with a spiced rhubarb heart laid on vanilla sponge cake. P.S. store availability is limited.

Hand and Stone Massage and Facial Spa (East Liberty) 

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Surprise your mother with a day of pampering at Hand & Stone Massage & Facial Spa. Now through Sunday, you can save up to $40 on spa packages or massage or facial gift cards. Hand & Stone offers pampering options like their signature hot stone massage, the deep relaxing warmth of a Himalayan salt stone massage, Theragun percussive therapy treatment, stress-relieving prenatal massage, and many more. Along with massages, they offer a wide range of facial services. Their licensed massage therapists and estheticians, friendly front desk staff, and beautifully appointed spa will help Mom restore, relax, and refresh in affordable luxury.

Pastries A-La-Carte (Pleasant Hills)

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Whether or not your mom loves hockey (Pastries A-La-Carte is the official bakery of the Pittsburgh Penguins), she will love the desserts at this Pleasant Hills shop. They offer high-quality cakes, pastries, cookies, and more and only use the finest, freshest ingredients when baking. It is this distinction that landed their partnership with the Pittsburgh Penguins. All cakes and pastries are made in-house, and customization is available. 

Triple B Farms (Monongahela)

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On Tuesday, May 4, Triple B Farms’ Farm Market opened for socially distanced shopping and curbside pick-up. They provide farm-fresh produce, preserves, and baked goods. Take your mom on a food shopping trip (your treat) and/or check out Triple B Farms’ Pop’s FunYard, where with the purchase of a Fun Yard Wristband, you can partake in barnyard boardgames, a rope maze, animal barn, and more. (Bonus points if you buy fresh food together, and then you make her dinner with the ingredients!)

Pittsburgh Botanic Gardens (Oakdale)

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This Mother’s Day, celebrate as a family outdoors in the gardens and woodlands of Pittsburgh Botanic Garden. With other 60 acres to explore, including the Garden of the Five Senses and Hillside Pollinator Garden, you and your mom can enjoy the beauty of nature. Even better, pack a picnic and enjoy the White Pine Grove Picnic area. Tables are available for your family to sit together next to the nature play area and Heritage Homestead. (But please help to maintain the Garden’s natural beauty and carry in/carry out all your picnic materials including trash. Also, no grills or alcohol allowed.) 

Is mom busy on Mother’s Day? The Pittsburgh Botanic Garden regularly offers wellness programs such as meditation or forest bathing. Check out the garden’s Calendar of Events for more information and to register. Can’t decide which class? Mom might like a membership to the Garden for a full year of blooms and discounts on all education and wellness programs as well as community events. (Social distancing and mask-wearing are required during your visit, including any of the scheduled programs.)  

This content was provided by a local, independent contributor to Made in PGH, a lifestyle blog.
Jordan Snowden

Jordan Snowden is a Pittsburgh transplant who loves all things literature and music-related. She runs @jord_reads_books, a thriving bookstagram (book Instagram) account where she shares her love for reading and connects with other bookworms. You can usually find her at a concert, nose-deep in a book, or hula hooping.

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