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Top 10 Local Ideas for Mother's Day Gifts in Albany

Wondering what to get Mom this Mother's Day? Thoughtful gifts are a perfect way to show your mom that you truly appreciate all she has done for your family. Below, you'll find a list of 10 gifts you can get for your mom right here in the Capital Region.

1) Family Brunch

table set up for brunch, bowl of fruit

Give your mother the greatest gift of all: time with her family. Get everyone together, enjoy a delicious meal, and make your mom feel like the luckiest lady in the room! Many Albany restaurants offer brunch and dinner specials on this special day.

2) A Trip to the Spa

candles and rocks by orange towels with flowers on them

Give the gift of relaxation this Mother's Day! There are many spas in Albany that offer an unbeatable luxury spa experience. Grab a gift certificate that your mom can use at her convenience.

3) Manicure/Pedicure

feet with red nailpolish

After all that hard work, your mom deserves a treat! Take her for a relaxing and beautifying mani-pedi at a local salon. Nothing is better than a massage chair, a magazine, and knowing that you can switch to sandals with confidence.

4) A Family Portrait

a black and white photo of parents with two young daughters skipping and laughing on a bridge

Moms love to show off their families, so give them something they can admire and share! Browse Albany photographers to find the one that has the right feel and price for your family. Select a date, coordinate your outfits, and order prints in time for the special day.

5) Albany Tulip Festival

pink tulips with white in the foreground

Take your mom out to admire the scenery as you snap photos among the blossoms in Washington Park! There is nothing like enjoying the spring weather, surrounded by 200,000 tulips at the popular Tulip Festival.

6) Mother's Day Wine Tasting

two wine glasses with white wine on a picnic table, blurred wine bottle in background

Locally crafted wine makes the perfect Mother's Day gift! With so many local wineries and tasting rooms in the area, you can't go wrong! Experience incredible wine selections and a beautiful atmosphere at a local winery.

7) A Getaway

a luxurious looking hotel roomA room at The Century House

Give your mother a weekend away from it all at a charming bed & breakfast or luxury hotel resort in Albany. Go above and beyond and book a suite or a room with a fireplace to make her feel extra special!

Browse all lodging options here >>

8) Tickets to a Performance

the outside of The Palace Theater all lit up at night

Take your mom out and show her a good time! The Albany area is filled with wonderful performing arts venues, perfect for concerts, comedy shows, and Off-Broadway musicals.

9) Flowers

red and orange flowers

Whether they are in a vase or in a pot, you can't go wrong with a beautiful bouquet! Browse Albany florists to find the perfect flowers for your mom.

See our top 10 picks for Mother's Day flowers >>

10) Try Something New

a woman in her 50s or 60s doing yoga

Plan something fun that neither you nor your mom has tried before. Whether it's an exercise class, dance lesson, golf lesson, pottery class, or something else, it will be a great way to spend quality time together!

More Great Gift Ideas for Mom

A Card

Nothing says "I love you" more than a heartfelt card. Take the time to let your mom know how much she is truly appreciated!

A Special Poem

Tap into your creative side and give a gift from the heart! Poems can express your feelings and create a lasting impression. For an added touch, write the finished poem on decorative paper and place it in a frame. This will undoubtedly be a meaningful keepsake for years to come.

Find that perfect gift while shopping in the Albany area >>

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