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Six Ways to Make Mother’s Day Special in Vermont

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Chances are you have given some if not all of these Mother’s Day gifts at one point in time: flowers, a homemade coupon book, pasta art, breakfast in bed, birthstone jewelry…and the list goes on.

However what mom really wants is not something else she has to keep alive or a pasta necklace to adorn at her next business meeting; mom wants the perfect day in Vermont, with zero stress and zero motherly duties.

Here is what you should really be giving mom or your spouse for Mother’s Day:

1. A day of pampering at Essex Resort & Spa

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Unwind with the Essex Resort & Spa‘s high-end spa offerings, ranging from hydrafacials to hot stone massages.  Get mom a gift card or book her a few appointments, and watch all her worries wash away.

2. Breakfast and beautiful scenery on the Champlain Valley Dinner Train

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Start Sunday off right with a mimosa and mouthwatering breakfast goodies. Get tickets for this unique dining experience for you and your spouse, or the whole family.

3. A Lake Champlain Tasting Tour

Snow Farm Vineyard

Wine, beer and spirit makers are the new Vermont farmers. Take mom on a tour of  local breweries, wineries and distilleries. See a full listing of Lake Champlain taste-makers.

4. A night away from it all at Hotel Vermont

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Let mom snuggle in a Vermont Flannel robe, order some room service and kick her feet up. Hotel Vermont is the perfect escape.

5. A night of laughter at Vermont Comedy Club

photo credit: Vermont Comedy Club

Laugh until you cry and support inspiring female comedians at Vermont Comedy Club. Get tickets to see Sasheer Zamata.

6.  A day of shopping at local Vermont boutiques

photo credit: Tangerine Boutique

From distinct jewelry to gorgeous home goods, local boutiques like Tangerine or Common Deer carry a great deal of Vermont-made products that not only look good but are high quality and support our local artisans.  See a full list of shops mom’ll love here.