It's May, and that means Mother's Day. Make your mom or your wife feel special with these exclusive reader offers for May. Unless otherwise noted, mention The Washingtonian or use the online code "Washingtonian" to get the deal.
Pretty and Pampered
Valley Green Naturals' Day at the Spa gift box is full of natural and organic spa-care products for $49.60, a 20-percent savings. Each gift set--made in Broad Run, Virginia--contains a Bath & Shower Wash, Lavender Bath & Body Oil, Dead Sea Mineral Masque, Peppermint Sugar Scrub, organic tea, and a cotton washcloth. The set arrives in an eco-friendly, craft-style box.
Valley Green Naturals, valleygreennaturals.com.
Charmed, We're Sure
Save 20 percent this month on Charm Georgetown's selection of statement jewelry, including lines by designers such as Kenneth Jay Lane, Dogeared, and Asha by ADM.
Charm Georgetown, 2910 M St., NW; 202-298-0420; charmgeorgetown.com.
Polished From Head to Toe
Purchase a manicure and pedicure (normally $45) at Ballston's Coco Nails & Spa and get a free eyebrow wax (a $15 value). Mom will love the salon's wide selection of OPI and Essie polishes, plus extras such as a free hot-stone foot massage.
Coco Nails & Spa, 820 N. Pollard St., Arlington; 703-351-7779; coconailsandspa.com.
We all know Mom carries far too much in her handbag. Help her organize her life with Inouïs's stylish handbag organizers. The leather or silky-soft fabric organizers have just the right number of pockets, plus an inset that doubles as a clutch or a travel makeup bag; another inset is an ID holder. This month, take 20 percent off all orders.
What better way to pamper her than with a private spa day? Save 20 percent on all treatments at the Park Hyatt Washington's luxe Spa Room during May and June; mention the magazine when booking.
Park Hyatt Washington, 1201 24th St., NW; 202-789-1234; parkwashington.hyatt.com.
Take your mother to brunch at Paul, and the French bakery will give her a special treat. If Mom orders eggs Benedict or the same dish with salmon, she'll get a large macaron (raspberry, chocolate, or pistachio, a $5.45 value) for free on any day in May.
Paul, 801 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, 202-524-4500; 1078 Wisconsin Ave., NW, 202-524-4630; paul-usa.com.
Send Mom Cookie Panache's cookies, brownies, bars, or whoopee pies--made with fresh, preservative-free ingredients--and get 25 percent off. Use the code "Iheartmom" for online orders.
Cookie Panache, cookiepanache.com.
April Showers, May Flowers
But May's blooms don't come without some serious gardening. If your mother loves to work outdoors, she can do so in colorful Ilse Jacobsen rain and garden boots, available at Old Town Alexandria's new Bishop Boutique. The handmade boots, normally $189 to $199, are made of natural rubber with a cotton-fleece lining and lightweight sole, ensuring that they're stylish and comfortable. Take 20 percent off a boot purchase either in the store or online.
Bishop Boutique, 815-B King St., Alexandria; 571-312-0042; bishopboutique.com.
Give Mom an elegant prix fixe dinner at Casa Oaxaca, an authentic Mexican restaurant in DC's Adams Morgan. Enjoy a three-course meal for two for $50, a savings of more than $20.
Casa Oaxaca, 2106 18th St., NW; 202-387-2272; oaxacaindc.com.
Luxe Living at the Ritz
Give her a day she won't soon forget at the Ritz-Carlton Georgetown's boutique spa. The package called For the Perfect Mom ($179, a $225 value) combines three 25-minute mini-treatments--a body polish, a facial, and a massage. Or go all out with the Mother's Dream package for $449 (a $500-and-up value), which offers a body scrub and wrap, a facial, and a hot-stone massage, each 50 minutes long. Both packages come with a glass of Champagne and chocolate-covered strawberries.
Ritz-Carlton Georgetown, 3100 South St., NW; 202-912-4100; ritzcarlton.com/georgetown.
Mama's Got a Brand New Bag
Always wanted to buy her a luxury handbag--one by a name such as Louis Vuitton, Gucci, or Fendi? Treat her without breaking the bank--take 10 percent off of Bella Bag's selection of mint-condition but previously owned luxury handbags.
Bella Bag, shopbellabag.com.
This article appears in the May 2012 issue of The Washingtonian.