9 experience gifts for moms to give for Mother’s Day 2022

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What do jewelry, flowers and fuzzy slippers have in common? These are all must-have gifts for Mother’s Day. Not that there’s anything wrong with them (I mean, can you really have enough slippers?), but if you’re looking to give the mother figure in your life something more creative over the holidays , consider an experience gift.

It’s not something she can unpack, per se, but it’s is something she can enjoy on her own or in the company of family and friends. Whether she’s an adventurer in the mood for a road trip somewhere far away, or just in need of unwinding with a little R&R in her own home, check out these experience gifts for moms designed to give her memories that will last far longer than a floral bouquet or Fuzzy Slippers.

9 experience gifts for mom to give for Mother’s Day

1. Take a Sur La Table cooking class

It doesn’t matter if she’s a seasoned home chef or leaves the cooking to someone else, Sur La Table Cooking Classes are a fun experience that she will enjoy. For $79 per seat, treat her and a friend to in-store cooking classes where she’ll get hands-on experience learning professional cooking techniques, like how to whip French white wine sauce or how to make salsa traditional south american from stripe. Or buy the ingredients ahead of time and surprise her at a party with an online class.

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2. Unplug on a getaway

Mom desperately needs an escape? Go has what you need with its comfortable cabins nestled in nature just two hours from some major cities. Each cabin is equipped with a cozy bed, kitchen, bathroom, outdoor amenities and, best of all, an electronics safe, allowing visitors to truly unplug and , well, to get away. Customize the amount of your gift card and mom can book her trip whenever she wants.

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3. Book an Airbnb Experience

Whale watching in Boston, a tour of Los Angeles in a vintage Cadillac, salsa dancing lessons in Miami, whatever comes to mind in the city you’re in, and Airbnb has an experience for you. Offer mom a “stay” in her city with an activity or a guided tour by a local. Or plan your next family vacation in advance and find thousands adventures to book in advance.

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4. Sweat with Class Pass

free month class pass

For moms who can’t stop moving, treat yourself to a Class pass. This allows them to find fitness classes in their area, where they can sign up and bounce from class to class, trying everything from water aerobics to hot yoga. Plans start at $15 per month, but you can also purchase gift cards for any amount you choose.

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5. Go on an adventure with a national parks pass

As a cartoon Boy Scout once said, “adventure awaits.” Get outside and experience America’s natural splendor with a National Parks Pass, mom’s ticket to more than 2,000 federal parks, forests and grasslands across the country. An $80 pass gives her access to all of these really cool places, plus the standard amenity fee and daily use fee for all passengers in a vehicle, so you can keep the ride going.

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6. Cultivate your green thumb in a plant care workshop

DTC Indoor Plant Delivery Service The threshold offers in-person and online plant care workshops where mom and a friend can get their hands dirty and take care of their BB plants. Choose from basic care classes, like Plant Care 101 ($50 per person), or focus on learning a particular skill, like propagation or terrarium building. Online classes are free – all you need is Wifi to sign up.

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7. Get crafty with an uncommon experience

Unleash Mom’s inner artist with an experience of Uncommon Goods, the online marketplace known for unique handcrafted gifts. These aren’t your typical paint-and-sip virtual art classes — Unusual Experiences are “unexpected opportunities to have fun and connect in new ways.” Think: flower arranging, astrological chart mapping, bath bomb workshops, all hosted right in your living room, giving you and mom a new way to spend movie night.

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8. Do manicures at home with a FabFitFun Spa box

You know FabFitFun for its adorable quarterly subscription boxes filled with goodies. Rather than buying him more stuff, buy a box that doubles as an experience, like the new Spa Box or Haircare Box. Don’t worry, she’ll still get a ton of goodies from top beauty brands like Kosas, living proof, and more. But bring home the day spa and spend an evening *actually* doing the at-home manicures or hair masks together.

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9. Let Them Choose

Can’t decide on an experience gift for mom? Let her choose herself. Virgo Experience Gifts offers e-gift cards that she can apply to more than 2,300 adventures around the world. There’s also no expiration date, so if she really can’t decide between, say, a trapeze lesson in New York or a kayaking trip around the Hudson River, she’ll have time to think things over. .

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