Mother’s Day Spa Day

Mother’s Day is seriously one of my favorite holidays ever. I have always loved it because it gives me the perfect reason to celebrate the beautiful women in my life who sacrifice so much of themselves on a daily basis.  I understand that sacrifice and love more than ever this year as a new mama.  I am beyond excited to be celebrating Mother’s Day for my first time and it makes me want to recognize the special moms in my life even more.

This year, my mom is treating my sister and me to a Spa Day at the Four Seasons.  So, I really wanted to give them both something that is fun and pairs well with the occasion.  After getting massages, we are planning to have lunch by the pool and then will spend the day at the beach. After chatting with some friends, I realized I should make a gift basket that has all the things they would need for a beach day at the resort.

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I came up with a fun tote bag that includes beach sandals, wide-brim hats, water bottles, magazines, books, journals, beach towels, kimono cover-ups, and chocolates.  Everything came from Target – they have such an amazing collection of things that I was lucky enough to find everything in the right style for what I wanted.  Super convenient! I should mention that another special mom in my life, my mother-in-law, isn’t here locally this weekend. So John and I sent her flowers since mailing things can be tricky.  While I love flowers and they are amazing, I was able to get all of these (useful) things for pretty much the same budget.  Pretty crazy! A little thoughtfulness and time spent really do go a long way.

I absolutely love the way they turned out!  I plan to bring these to the Four Seasons and have them waiting for them in the Locker Room when they arrive.  So excited!

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One tip to point out is that the tote bags from Target came with cardboard shapers on the inside.  I took the shaper and flipped it upside down so that the solid piece is at the top of the bag.  The idea was to provide stability so I could have the contents visible at the top.  I then covered the cardboard with pretty pink tissue paper so it acted as a base.  Here’s a look at it:

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And of course, here are a few more shots of the bags and their contents!

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