Mother’s Day: Pamper the Special Women in Your Life
This year, pamper the mother in your life here in the Black Hills — she’s earned it! If you need some ideas, we’ve rounded up some of the best deals and don’t-miss-it experiences in the local area.
Flowers are a classic gift on Mother’s Day, and Flowers by LeRoy is ready to make mom feel appreciated with their stunning and creative arrangements. If the mom in your family has a sweet tooth, the Black Hills are full of amazing bakeries that are sure to suit her fancy. Check out cupcakes at Star Spangled Batter or decadent chocolates at Chubby Chipmunk.
Have a mom that enjoys the finer things in life? Head downtown to Neugabauer’s Jewelry; they’ll help you pick something to remind her how amazing she is every day. For the perfect spa getaway, Akela Spa in Deadwood is the perfect place to escape, with massages, facials, and manicure/pedicure packages that will leave mom feeling refreshed.
If the mom in your life loves brunch, there are plenty of great options around Box Elder and Rapid City. Local favorites include the Gold Bison Grill in downtown Rapid, with a prime rib buffet and mimosa flights. For a little bit of everything, Minerva’s will make sure the entire family leaves happy — and maybe the kids will even take a long afternoon nap!
Looking for something a little more adventurous this year? Moms get in free at Reptile Gardens with a donation of two canned goods on May 8 and 9. Spend your day visiting amphibians, reptiles, and birds, or treat mom to an exhilarating show. Your entry to the park includes a map of the grounds so you don’t miss anything, and you’ll leave knowing your food donation helped local families in need.
South Dakota state parks offer free admission and fishing on May 9 in honor of Mother’s Day. Look for baby buffalo on the Wildlife Loop in Custer State Park, enjoy fishing at Angostura Recreation Area, or take a hike to the top of Bear Butte State Park.
For moms who like to paint, or simply like to get their creative juices flowing, Canvas 2 Paint has three Mother’s Day themed paintings to choose from. If you want to stay home or share the fun as a family, Prouty Pottery has do-it-yourself pottery kits you can take home and paint.
Mothers work hard all year, whether they’re supporting a spouse in the military or answering our nation’s call. They keep our families happy and healthy, and we hope this year you get to celebrate Black Hills style. Happy Mother’s Day!